Hand Wash Upcycle: The Perfect Holiday Centerpiece
Get ready to elevate your holiday table with this breathtaking seasonal floral upcycle.
We teamed up with one of the most acclaimed florists in Washington, DC, to create a 5-step guide to show you how to transform your empty Soapply bottles into artfully designed seasonal centerpieces!
TRANSFORM YOUR EMPTY SOAPPLY BOTTLES INTO A STUNNING SEASONAL CENTERPIECE FOR YOUR HOLIDAY TABLE IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS.
What you need
Upcycled Soapply bottle
Seasonal greens and blooms
Seasonal candles and extra pines (optional for styling)
How to make it
- Wash your hands! And then, prep your bottle—rid it of any soap residue by rinsing it out by hand or cleaning it on the top rack of your dishwasher.
- Pick your blooms! Head into your own back yard to cut some fresh pine branches, go to the farmers' market for local blooms, or check out the grocery store for a seasonal bouquet that catches your eye.
- Process your flowers! Strip any leaves or flowers that will be below the water line, then give your flowers a fresh chop to keep them hydrated and long lasting.
- Get creative and arrange your florals! This is the fun part—play with textures, colors, and negative space to add interest to your arrangements. There are no wrong answers, combinations, or rules—floral designing is an art, so let your inner artist come out!
- Style your table! Place your upcycled vase or vases on the table first, add in candles to bring a warm, romantic glow, and finish the look off with extra branches of pine to bring the tablescape together.
Meet the florist behind the upcycle
You might recognize Haylie Ahart or her florals from Martha Stewart, Brides, or The Knot! Haylie Ahart is an acclaimed florist, the founder of DC-based Wander + Whimsy, and the Soapplyer behind this gorgeous, easy upcycling how-to!
Fun fact: The tradition of decorating the home with greenery in the winter months dates back to ancient times. Historians believe that the tradition grew from celebrations surrounding the winter solstice (also called the hibernal solstice or shortest day of the year) when evergreens were brought into homes as signs of hope. This simple ritual is a gesture of hope for a bountiful harvest in the year ahead!
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