When I styled my Vintage Tea Party, one of my absolute favorite elements was the floral teapot centerpiece. I decided to recreate the look for my Witch’s Tea Party (featured on Love the Day!) — but to figure out the DIY version. Enter: the styrofoam ball and a whole bunch of black silk roses. (I originally ordered the roses for my Zombie Princess Party, and had a ton left over.)
Here’s how to make a floral teapot centerpiece. This is a super-easy technique and you don’t need any floral styling skills. While I did this in black roses, you could use any colors or style of flowers you like. The best part? Since you’re using silk flowers, you can make the centerpieces as early in advance of the party as you like.
- Teapot(s) – I found mine at HomeGoods
- Silk flowers – About 20 roses for each 3″ foam ball
- Glue (I like Aleene’s Thick Tacky Glue — note: this is an Amazon affiliate link. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. This program helps support my business, and allows me to continue bringing you free content.)
- Wire cutters
- Styrofoam balls to fit your teapot – I used 3″ balls
1 – Test the size of the styrofoam ball on your teapot. You want the ball to sink about half-way into the top of the pot. You are just resting the ball in the teapot and don’t need to secure it.
2 – Trim the roses so you have about 2″ of stem remaining.
3 – Place a dab of glue on the top center of the foam ball and press in the first rose.
4 – Repeat the technique, adding roses on either side of the first rose, until you have a line of roses going from one side of the ball to the other.
5 – Continue filling in with more roses, checking to make sure you are not leaving white spaces as you go. The easiest way to do this is to add roses off-center of the prior roses to sort of fill in the “corners.” You may want to trim some leaves to fill in odd spaces.
I made three floral teapot centerpieces for the Witch’s Tea Party, and placed them in the center of our dining table. One was on a silver tray topped by two antique books to give it some height.
Would you try this for a tea party? Let me know! If you try it, I’d love to see your pictures!