It’s Thanksgiving break ya’ll!!! We always celebrate Thanksgiving with a giant feast with the most delicious food, but we never really have a fancy sit down dinner with place cards, napkins held with a ring, two glasses, and multiple plates. Our version of a Thanksgiving dinner is to plop down wherever. The guys usually take a brief break from whatever football game is on to weigh down their plates and the ladies cling to wherever that black friday add is. So, for our family an elaborate table setting isn’t necessary, but it never hurts to have an eye-catching centerpiece. These days, it seems like I can’t get through my Pinterest feed without running across a flower arrangement with kale or cabbage. It’s a crazy thing to think of using a vegetable in a flower arrangement, but the look is really growing on me. So, I thought I would give it a go for our Thanksgiving centerpiece.
I am very much an apprentice when it comes to flower arrangements. I want so much to be good at it, but I still have a lot of practicing to do.
I found this serving bowl at Hobby Lobby and I knew it would be perfect for a centerpiece plus, it was 50% off. Gold and on sale, count me in!
I started by filling the bowl halfway with water and then making a grid using masking tape (after I ran out of scotch tape). For me, this grid acted as a guide when I first started, but I had to remove some as I got further into it.
*This probably is stating the obvious, but when I first attempted a flower arrangement, I was not aware that it is necessary to cut the stems in order to manipulate them the way that you want.*
When I arrange flowers, I tend to start with the larger flowers and fill as I go. If something doesn’t look right, I take it out and try it somewhere else. Honestly, I don’t think there is a right or wrong way to make an arrangement. It’s really a trial and error kinda thing.
This has to be one of my favorite flower arrangements I’ve ever done! The kale provides a focal point and a “wow” for the entire arrangement. Is it really a vegetable, it’s too beautiful? Where is the kale bandwagon? I’m jumping on!
If your interested in adding kale to your Thanksgiving centerpiece, I found the kale I used at Kroger. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving! Don’t forget your stretchy pants, your gonna need em!