If you like flowers on the table for a special dinner, you know that it’s necessary to keep the arrangement low.
Otherwise, guests can’t see each other across the table.
Tall arrangements belong on a buffet or side table.
You can finds scores of Thanksgiving centerpieces online (check out these on Pinterest).
But for the time-pressed or craft-challenged, this arrangement from Ocean Spray (photo #1) couldn’t be easier.
The centerpiece uses elegant white ranunculus in a bowl of cranberries.
Yellow ranunculus or other white blooms like roses (photo #2) work just as well.
1. PLACE the cranberries in the vase with enough water to fill the vase 3/4 full.
2. USING a sharp knife or scissors, trim 1/4″ off the ends of the flowers, cutting at a 45° angle. Add the cut flowers to the vase, arranging as needed.
2. REPLACE the water as needed, and discard the berries when they become soft. Snip the ends of the flowers 1/4 inch each day, as you change the water in the vase.
*Instead of changing the water daily, you can add bleach to the water to keep bacteria (along with their aroma and cloudiness) from growing.