DIY ON A BUDGET: Tiny Pretty Herb Bouquet Centerpieces! | A Tutorial By Renee Hong

I love having fresh greens around.  But, as we all know, having fresh flowers around the house gets pretty pricey pretty fast.  Herbs, however, are only about $1-$2 a sprig (or free if you grow them yourself!) and can make just as much of an impact.  An herb arrangement makes for super practical home decor/centerpieces and are a great quick fix if you’re needing to add a little more green to your display!

What you’ll need: 
- A bunch of herbs! (everything in the photo above cost me around $10)
- Assorted vases / cans / jars

The key with herbs is mixing textures.  Since they all tend to be in the same color range, texture is what is really going to give definition to your arrangement — without varying textures, all the pretty details get lost and your bouquet may end up looking more like a bush.  Start by making a few different combinations, taking note of the ones you like — a couple I ended up with were a sage/rosemary/thyme combo and a dill/sage/rosemary combo.  I find that dill and rosemary play well with almost everything due to their unique shape/texture!

Gather your vases (smaller is better, so the herbs don’t get swallowed by the containers), add a bit of water…

Start playing around and use your creativity!  There’s no right or wrong way with these, just trim and tweak until they’re to your liking — even throw in a couple fresh flowers for some extra life!

Look! I even made my very first vine video for you guys in honor of this post — you can view it here :)  What do you think?

Renee Hong of Kindred

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  1. Carleigh on February 27, 2013

    These are getting made. Great idea.

  2. K on February 27, 2013

    Ok- I have all the supplies already for this one so there’s no excuse.

    :) I think I’ll do it this weekend! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Linda on February 27, 2013

    I am loving the shabby chic look of the herbs in mason jars, but really in this point in time, you really can’t go wrong with mason jars at weddings. Love it!

  4. Sara @ Top Southern Weddings on February 27, 2013

    I can’t tell you how much I love this idea.

  5. Nell Roberts on February 28, 2013

    I know I mentioned this on Facebook, but I really do love this DIY herb bouquet. Nice work, Renee!

  6. Tim on February 28, 2013

    Interesting article and definitely something I intend to try

  7. Luca&Luca Promotions, Inc. on February 28, 2013

    We just blogged about 2013 wedding trends and DIY is huge right now! Loving the idea of using different materials for the traditional flower element of weddings! And with herbs, the smell will be fantastic :-). Check out our blog, we specialize in LA mansion rentals for wedding receptions and ceremonies.

  8. Amy ✈ Fly Away Bride on March 1, 2013

    These are such a great idea! So pretty too.

  9. These are so sweet and they must smell amazing! Great DIY/budget idea.

  10. Bridepower on March 3, 2013

    Herb bouquets are just the thing! Great for house and home but it would be interesting to see these translating into a bride bouquet idea.

  11. sabine on March 4, 2013

    hmm, why would you use chives? Do you want your reception smelling of onions! The material is out of proportion with the containers,
    Nice ‘recipe’ presentation though!

  12. Amber Roy on March 5, 2013

    Mmm, I can only imagine the aroma! Can’t wait until I can start growing herbs in my garden again. This is definitely on the to-do list!

    Right after I try out this DIY planter (

  13. Jennifer on March 20, 2013

    What a great idea that would be easy and affordable for brides. I can imagine how wonderful these bouquets smell, the fragrance they would let off would be so refreshing for a spring or summer wedding. You could choose your very favorite ones and combine them to make your own signature bouquet, add some ribbon and you are complete. Great DIY idea for those wedding planners out there.

  14. Bryan on April 17, 2013

    nice idea and it’d give a nice aroma to the place too

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  16. Malaya on April 25, 2013

    How did I never think of this?! This is 100% on my DIY list now! What a great idea! Absolutely LOVE that it’s not going to break the bank, plus it looks amazing!

    Thanks for sharing!

  17. Nat on May 18, 2013

    This is a lovely idea. Kind of related to this is that at a wedding I recently attended had DIY tea bags as wedding favors. There were jars of different tea leave that everyone could make their own tea bag from.

  18. Tara on April 13, 2016

    I am doing a flowerless wedding, and I couldn’t think of what to do for the centerpieces. This is a really brilliant idea. You could even add in branches and fresh dirt at the bottom for a more earthy rustic vibe. I’m going to have to go out and get some leafy greens to do a test run!


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