Centerpieces from the Backyard

Dig around a little and you'll find most of the materials you'll need to create these natural centerpieces.

glass houses

Photo: Kana Okada

Glass Houses

David Tutera, event planner and host of WE TV?s My Fair Wedding, is known for transforming events from mangy to magnificent. No surprise that he was bursting with clever ideas for making over our bare dining table. His idea: Place a block of floral foam on a cake stand and prick stems of leaves, vines and greens through it. Add a few colorful flowers in between the greens, and top with a glass dome for a terrariumlike effect. Have leftover blooms? Lay them on small saucers or bread plates around the table.

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