5 Easy Ways to Create a Fuller Floral Display for Your Table

You don't have to buy two dozen roses to make your table look like a million bucks.

You know those sweet little discount supermarket bouquets that always need a little something extra? Well, they can easily become the star of the show and your table with a few easy adjustments. Cameron Hardesty, director of products for UrbanStems, shares five items you can pull from around your home to create a fuller display just in time for Valentine's Day.

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Add Some Hearty Greens

Try your hand at a green garland to use as a runner for your table or to encircle a vase. Cut ivy, boxwood or other hearty greens from your garden, gather them organically and secure with twine or floral wire.

Play With Fruit

Place fresh, un-cut fruit — pomegranates and lemons make a great combination — in a clear glass vase and cover with water.

Re-Use Seasonal Decor

Re-open your Christmas decorations and pull out any silver or pure red garlands you find. Bunch that around your centerpiece or incorporate into your green garland runner.

Split Up Flowers

Split your flowers into multiple bud vases of varying heights instead of arranging all your flowers into one larger vase. You can bunch the bud vases together for a more organic look, or arrange them in a line or geometric shape.

Accent With Metallics

Use a silver julep cup instead of a glass vase for your floral centerpiece, and don't forget the candles — it's Valentine's Day, after all. If you're serving food nearby, make sure they're unscented so they don't interfere with the aromas of the meal. If you're more of a copper fan, you can place tea candles in Moscow mule mugs or a Turkish coffee pot, or simply float them in a votive filled with water.

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