This St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece is easy and inexpensive using a cabbage and white flowers to grace your table for the holiday!
Let’s face it, when having a special dinner it’s all about the food. Setting the stage for your culinary masterpiece is like the icing on the cake. Choosing the right table linens and decorations can help everyone to get in the spirit of your event. A beautiful St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece doesn’t need to be expensive and can be a real conversation starter!
When my kids were little, decorating the table was all about green and gold, leprechaun’s and baubles . The lucky leprechaun came during the night and left little hats or pipes filled with chocolates. The food, well I wouldn’t actually call it healthy food, consisted of Lucky Charm’s and cinnamon buns with green and white frosting.
The kids are grown and not home for St. Patrick’s Day, but I still like to have some sort of table decor. I will put my green tablecloth on the dining room table, add the centerpiece and enjoy it through the holiday! My centerpiece is super quick and easy to make and not expensive.
Cost: Less than $11!
The cabbage cost $2.46, flowers $4.95 and the silk flowers (I had) would be $3. I had ribbon in my craft bin and the embellishment was a Christmas ornament I had.
The Method of My St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece
- 1 head of cabbage
- 1 bundle of mini carnations
- 3 dollar store silk floral stems
- green ribbon
- candy dish or bowl to stabilize the cabbage
- extra: any embellishments you might have (I had a fairy ornament that I stuck in)
- Using a serrated knife, cut the stem so the cabbage will sit flat. Place it stem side down in your bowl.
- Cut a hole in the top of the cabbage wide enough to set a small glass or jar inside.
- Fill the jar with water. Cut the stems of your flowers so the flowers sit just above the top of the cabbage.
- Next, take the stems of the silk flowers, cut them down and work them in between the cabbage and the glass. This will create a buffer so the raw edge of the cabbage is not seen.
- Tie your ribbon below the silk flowers.
- Use the leftover flower buds to fill in around the base of the cabbage.
Use any flowers you like keeping to white, green and a bit of gold or yellow.
Get creative and add other Irish veggies like spring onions and potatoes!
Looking for a Menu? Try these favorite St. Patrick’s Day Dishes:
Corned Beef and Cabbage, Corned Beef Salad, Traditional Irish Champ,
Irish Cream Brownies, Guinness Chocolate Cake
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