Edible Fall Centerpiece

Pair ornamental kale with asparagus to create a stunning (and edible!) centerpiece for your fall get-together or Thanksgiving dinner.
Purple and White Vegetable Centerpiece

Purple and White Vegetable Centerpiece

Pair ornamental kale with asparagus to create a stunning (and edible!) centerpiece for your fall get-together or Thanksgiving dinner. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions.

By: Leah McCall

Materials Needed:

  • footed compote, small urn or container of choice
  • scissors
  • knife
  • floral tape
  • wet floral foam
  • 10 lavender ornamental kale
  • 15 white ornamental kale
  • asparagus spears

Measure Then Soak Foam

Determine amount of wet floral foam needed by placing dry blocks in compote. Foam should be 1 to 2 inches taller than vessel lip. Using knife, cut foam accordingly. Fill bucket or sink with water twice the depth of dry foam. Place floral foam in water and allow to soak for 30 minutes or until completely saturated.

Soaking Floral Foam

Soaking Floral Foam

Determine amount of wet floral foam needed by placing dry blocks in compote. Foam should be one to two inches taller than vessel lip. Using knife, cut foam accordingly. Fill bucket or sink with water twice the depth of dry foam. Place floral foam in water and allow to soak for 30 minutes or until completely saturated.

Fill Vessel With Saturated Foam

Place floral foam in vessel and, if desired, secure with floral tape placed over the foam in a cross-like fashion.

Saturated Foam in White Vessel

Saturated Foam in White Vessel

Place floral foam in vessel and, if desired, secure with floral tape placed over the foam in a cross-like fashion.

Create Floral Triangle

Determine desired height and width of arrangement. Cut kale ends at an angle with knife or scissors then insert into foam working in a triangular fashion to ensure roundness of finished centerpiece.

Inserting Kale Into Floral Foam

Inserting Kale Into Floral Foam

Determine desired height and width of arrangement. Cut kale ends at an angle with knife or scissors then insert into foam working in a triangular fashion to ensure roundness of finished centerpiece.

Complete Centerpiece

Continue inserting kale into foam, alternating violet and white bunches. Add height and interest to arrangement with asparagus spears. Tip: Around vessel edge, insert kale in downward angle to ensure complete coverage, meaning no visible floral foam when centerpiece is at eye level.

Fall Centerpiece With Ornamental Kale

Fall Centerpiece With Ornamental Kale

Continue inserting kale into foam, alternating violet and white bunches. Add height and interest to arrangement with asparagus spears. Tip: Around vessel edge, insert kale in downward angle to ensure complete coverage, meaning no visible floral foam when centerpiece is at eye level.

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