Bright, beautiful, and deliciously fragrant, citrus fruits make a natural choice when it comes to creating a stunning centerpiece, no matter what the occasion. It’s easy to brighten even everyday dinner tables, and when it comes to the holidays, your imagination is the only limit.
A Rustic Touch
This centerpiece idea uses homespun materials, and would look terrific on a wooden table, or richly colored runner or tablecloth. It’s suitable for everyday.
6 to 8 pieces of fruit, depending on size
Handful of greens, can be natural evergreens or faux
- Simply arrange the fruits and greens in layers, striving for balance overall when it comes to distribution.
- The really creative part lies in how you combine the elements
- Lemons with green ferns;
- Oranges studded with cloves, pine cones and holly for holidays;
- Blood oranges and dark green faux leaves;
- A combination of lemons and limes with red or green faux leaves;
- Lemons or oranges with fronds of rosemary or thyme.
An Elegant Touch
It’s easy to upgrade the everyday look for special occasions, and even formal events.
- Substitute glass or ceramic bowls for the baskets;
- Use holly leaves or fresh herbs;
- Add silver or gold accents, such as small balls or other ornaments.
Sliced Fruit Centerpiece
This idea clearly has a shorter lifespan than those which leave the fruit whole, but it’s a very eye catching way to use the inner beauty of citrus fruits.
Note: You’ll need two tall glass vases with a fairly straight design, so that one can fit into the other.
1 glass vase, 8-inches in diameter
1 glass vase, 10-inches in diameter
A bouquet of flowers in a complementary color
- Cut the fruits in slices of about 1/4-inch, excluding the ends.
- Place the smaller glass vase inside the larger one – that space between them is where you’ll place the fruit.
- Arrange the fruit by sliding the slices in layer by layer, starting at the bottom, and continuing all the way to the top of the vases.
- Use wire to secure the bouquet, and insert it into the inner vase.
- Fill both gradually with water as you adjust for the position of the flowers.
- Lime slices with lots of greens and blue flowers;
- Blood orange slices with red flowers;
- Lemons and limes with daffodils;
- Oranges with lilies.