Rustic Sunflower Centerpiece

Rustic Sunflower and Eucalyptus Centerpiece

A blogging friend of mine recently had an idea for a new group series called Back to Basics. The concept is to create simple, inexpensive decorating ideas that anyone can do. No giant room makeovers or complicated DIY projects, just simple decor. I loved the idea so much that when 2 Bees in A Pod  and The Crowned Goat asked me to participate, I couldn’t say no.

I especially like to keep thing simple in the summer months. The theme for this month’s Back to Basics is tablescapes. I opted to do a centerpiece as opposed to an entire table setting. I started with my rustic wooden tool caddy* as the vessel.

World Market wooden tool caddy


I filled the caddy with 6 small mason jars and filled those with water.

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I used grocery store flowers for this. I found seeded eucalyptus and these big, beautiful sunflowers at my local store and bought one bunch of each. I added the eucalyptus to the mason jars first.

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Then I filled it in with the sunflowers. I felt it needed just a little something more so I trimmed a few mini purple flowers from one of my outdoor hanging baskets.

Rustic Sunflower Centerpiece


The touch of purple looks just right combined with the yellow of the sunflowers.

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I’m a sucker for the seeded eucalyptus, you can see a wreath I made with it here and an entire wall hanging I put together here. I’d love to buy some good quality faux eucalyptus but it’s surprisingly expensive!

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They really brighten up my kitchen.

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The total I spent on flowers for this sunflower centerpiece was $11, which isn’t bad! You can also see how I switched out the Sunflowers to Lisianthus for my living room makeover.   Once those fade away, I’ll pick up another bunch or two of something else to keep it interesting. Be sure to visit the links below to see what inspiration my talented friends have in store!




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  1. Oh Em Gee!! You have just taught us how to put together a floral centerpiece. We have made previous attempts but they never seem to look as professional as this – we do fairly well with vases and jars 🙂 Yours is a stunner – those sunflowers are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks Vicki & Jenn!

  2. I knew this was going to be really pretty Roxanne because you always do such a great job with your centerpieces! I love all of the flowers you chose and that rustic carrier is totally up my alley – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! You nailed it, CoCo

    1. Thanks Coco, you are too kind!

  3. Love this centerpiece! I pick up handled boxes like this whenever I find them because they can be used for so many things! This is perfect for a summer table!

    1. Thanks Lindsay, the wooden caddy is SO versatile!

  4. Beautiful centerpiece. You really did do a professional job. Sunflowers are one of favorites for summer, this looks amazing.

  5. Oh, SO pretty Roxanne! LOVE the colourful flowers mixed with the rustic tool caddy!

  6. It looks so beautiful! I feel like I always overlook sunflowers, but they really are so, so gorgeous. I love that little tool caddy as a centerpiece – it’s perfect!

  7. This is a gorgeous arrangement Roxanne! And I like your vintage tool box caddy as a way of collecting the jars.

  8. Sunflower time soon again )) . I usually have some in a large vase, but this looks so much better! will look for something similar to your wooden toolbox and try to copy these looks. Super idea!

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