How to: make a centrepiece for Easter Dinner

by Charlotte.Barnes on March 24, 2010

InterfloraHowTo1This simple, long-lasting design looks stunning and is easy to make.

The idea for this came from the shape of the glass seahorses. The design would work well either as a table centrepiece or a celebration gift…perfect if you want to give something different this Easter….

You will need:

  • Large glass bowl
  • ‘Seahorse’ glass vials
  • Coloured wire
  • Coloured gravel
  • 1 stem of orchid
  • Strands of bear grass
  • Limes or similar fruit

Step one


Different lengths of wire are pushed through the limes and wound around the necks of the seahorses in a random sequence. Extra loops can be made by winding the wire around a finger or pen.

Step two


The sections of wire, limes and seahorses are then manipulated around the edge of the glass bowl. Green gravel is added to give depth and colour.

Step three


Ensuring that all the seahorses are upright, fill them with water and insert the orchid heads.

Step four


Individual strands of bear grass are then carefully added into the seahorses and looped from one side to the other to link the design together.

Step five


The centre of the bowl can then be filled with more limes, gravel, floating candles or chocolates to finish it off.

Many thanks to Mrs Walker and the staff at Statham Lodge Country House Hotel in Cheshire for their hospitality and the use of their facilities. Statham Lodge Country House Hotel, Warrington Road, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 9PB. Tel: 01925 752204.

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Charlotte Barnes

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