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?

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The bouqet looks wonderful!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

Rena

Thanks Rena! Happy Monday. ๐Ÿ™‚

Brittni

perfect for a july wedding! love the combinations and the pastel theme

Ailyn Koay

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

Brittni

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

Noelle
http://elle-no.com

Noelle

Thanks Noelle. Happy to hear that!

Brittni

It’s absolutely beautiful, and it has my favorite flowers in it (ranunculus)!
https://www.makeandmess.com/

Michelle

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

Brittni

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

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

Brittni

I love flowers and also i love this post
http://thepinkpineappleblog.blogspot.com/

The Pink Pineapple
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