Make a Kentucky Derby Party Centerpiece

Show off your race day spirit with this festive decoration.
Derby Centerpiece

Derby Centerpiece

Photo by: Image courtesy of Melissa Caughey

Image courtesy of Melissa Caughey

This equestrian craft puts a little piece of the Kentucky Derby in your own home.

Festive hats, mint juleps, horses, and the grounds of Churchill Downs all come to mind when I think about the Kentucky Derby.  This year the Derby celebrates its 139th running.  Each year the winner is presented with a living quilt comprised of red roses and greenery in addition to a beautiful gold trophy.  I found inspiration in these time-honored traditions and created a centerpiece fit for the "Run for the Roses."

Supplies:

  • A waterproof planting vessel
  • Roses
  • Assorted floral greenery
  • Fresh mint sprigs
  • Plastic horse
  • Fresh flower floral foam
  • Sharp knife
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire
  • Red ribbon
  • Water
  • Hot glue gun

For all the step-by step instructions, click on the photo gallery below.

Derby Party Centerpiece How-To

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Kentucky Derby Party Centerpiece

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Gather Supplies

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Create the Base

Add Some Greens

Work From the Outside

Blanket of Roses

Lasso the Horse

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Recycle a Rose Stem

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Conceal the Wire and Add Mint

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Your Derby Party is Ready

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