How to Make an Artichoke and Magnolia Centerpiece

This easy-to-arrange mix of artichokes, magnolia leaves and seeded eucalyptus is perfect for warm-weather entertaining.

DIY Artichoke and Magnolia Centerpiece

DIY Artichoke and Magnolia Centerpiece

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Materials Needed

  • watertight container
  • floral stems
  • floral foam
  • artichokes
  • magnolia leaves
  • seeded eucalyptus
  • floral snips

Prep Artichokes

Start by placing floral stems into each of the artichokes. For a fairly large arrangement, plan on using around 10. If your container isn’t watertight, line it with plastic.

Begin with Artichokes

Begin with Artichokes

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Arrange Artichokes

Start placing artichokes into the floral foam at random intervals (Image 1). Continue adding artichokes until you have a fairly tight arrangement (Image 2). Pro Tip: Soak your floral foam in water for a few minutes before you start this process.

Fill in With Magnolia Leaves

Fill in any gaps with magnolia leaves, starting around the outer edge to hide the floral foam from sight, then work your way toward the center of the arrangement.

Add Magnolia Leaves

Add Magnolia Leaves

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Add Seeded Eucalyptus

Once you’ve filled in the large gaps with the magnolia leaves, add delicate texture to the arrangement with seeded eucalyptus.

Add Seeded Eucalyptus

Add Seeded Eucalyptus

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

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