It’s shower season and that means it’s flower season. Why not make this beautiful flower in a cabbage arrangement for your next baby or bridal shower? Or make it for mom for Mother’s Day.
Who says flowers have to be in a vase? Why not keep things natural by putting your arrangement in something else that grew in the ground? We think the green of a cabbage perfectly complements the bright colors of a bouquet because it reminds us of lush spring lawn grass. Read more to find out how to make a floral cabbage centerpiece.
What You’ll Need:
A head of cabbage
A bouquet of flowers (for this arrangement we used assorted tulips, roses, and freesias)
What to Do:
1. Peel off some of the looser leaves from the cabbage, leaving the sturdier leaves in tact.
2. Using your knife, carefully carve a circle out of the center of your cabbage. The size of the circle will depend on the size of the cabbage, but make sure not to carve into the larger outer leaves since these will frame your floral arrangement. If you find your cabbage is rocking back and forth a lot, carefully carve down the stump of the stem underneath the cabbage. You’ll want your cabbage to sit relatively flat.
3. Carve the circle out until you’ve created a reservoir within the cabbage.
4. Fill reservoir with hydrated floral foam.
5. Cut flowers short with the pruner and arrange flowers into the floral foam. Lots of flowers bunched tightly together work best for this display.
Note: This arrangement is best made with flowers that are already somewhat open, and is best made the day of the event you are using it for. The water reservoir is not watertight but you may line it with a plastic liner to hold water and make your arrangement last longer.