Centerpiece Celebrations: My Take on a (Non-Traditional) July Fourth Bouquet

Centerpiece Celebrations: My Take on a (Non-Traditional) July Fourth Bouquet

With my art background, developing color palettes has always been a natural (and big) part of what I think about when brainstorming new projects to share. So every year when July Fourth rolls around, my color loving heart starts to ever-so-slightly cringe because from a color perspective, red white and blue isn’t exactly my ideal color combo.

This year though, I got to thinking about how I could come up with some less traditional ways to celebrate the occasion and one of the ideas I played around was tweaking the palette. So here’s my version of a July Fourth bouquet / centerpiece that turns those patriotic colors into something a bit more muted. There’s a floral bouquet ‘recipe’ too if you want to recreate this one at home.

Centerpiece Celebrations: My Take on a (Non-Traditional) July Fourth Bouquet

Playing with a more muted / pastel version of the standard red, white, and blue I created this simple bouquet with just three different kinds of flowers. It’s a smaller arrangement (under 20 stems), so it’s super manageable and affordable too. Here’s exactly what you’ll need to create your own pastel bouquet inspired by July Fourth…

How to Make a Simple Pastel Bouquet

  • 8 stems of peach or pink ranunculus
  • 5 stems of white sweet pea
  • 6 stems of blue tweedia

Then you just prep the stems and start arranging. Instructions for prepping flowers here: how to prep flowers for bouquets.ย And instructions for making arrangements here: DIY bouquet tutorial.

Centerpiece Celebrations: My Take on a (Non-Traditional) July Fourth Bouquet

Centerpiece Celebrations: My Take on a (Non-Traditional) July Fourth Bouquet

Photography Amelia Lawrence

So that’s it! What do you think of this twist on a July Fourth color palette? And aside from that…what are your plans for July Fourth?

11 comments | Click here to reply

The bouqet looks wonderful!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

Rena | July 2nd, 2018 at 8:32 am

Thanks Rena! Happy Monday. ๐Ÿ™‚

Brittni | July 2nd, 2018 at 8:55 am

perfect for a july wedding! love the combinations and the pastel theme
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Ailyn Koay | July 2nd, 2018 at 9:39 am

It would be awesome for a July wedding! Thanks Ailyn.

Brittni | July 2nd, 2018 at 10:00 am

OMG! This is so creative! I love the idea of using peach and pastels. So beautiful!


Noelle | July 2nd, 2018 at 10:54 am

Thanks Noelle. Happy to hear that!

Brittni | July 2nd, 2018 at 11:00 am

It’s absolutely beautiful, and it has my favorite flowers in it (ranunculus)!
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Michelle | July 2nd, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Thanks Michelle. Ranunculus are one of my fave flowers as well.

Brittni | July 3rd, 2018 at 9:59 am

I, as a floral designer, would think a 4th of July centerpiece would be one that DOESN’T include flowers that are out of season for July.

Kimberly Vincent | July 3rd, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Hi Kimberly. Well, to each their own right?! That’s the beauty of these types of things – everyone is entitled to their own option ions and preferences. I bought these flowers five days ago and whether they’re in season or not, they were very easy to find here in Atlanta. And I like giving people an alternative to the typical July Fourth look because not everyone is a fan of tradition. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you the best and a happy Fourth of July!

Brittni | July 3rd, 2018 at 3:49 pm

I love flowers and also i love this post

The Pink Pineapple | July 8th, 2018 at 8:09 pm
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