How to Make Citrus Centerpieces


When decorating for special occasions consider something different than the typical flower arrangements. Citrus centerpieces are fresh and colorful and can be used for various events including birthday parties, wedding receptions and anniversary dinners. Lemons and limes are used for this citrus centerpiece, yet any type of citrus fruit can be used, including mandarins, kumquat or tangerines.

Step 1

Select a galvanized pail that is approximately 8 inches in diameter. Fill the pail with floral foam to within 1 inch below the top rim.

Step 2

Use an 8-inch floral foam cone and place in the top of the pail so it sits on the foam. The bottom inch of the cone should be inside the pail. If necessary, use craft glue to secure the cone to the foam in the pail so it is secure. Cut the top off of the cone so it is flat.

Step 3

Select small lemons and limes that are uniform in shape and size. Use all lemons or all limes if desired.

Step 4

Attach the fruit to the cone beginning at the bottom and working around upwards towards the top. Use floral pins that are available at any local florist or craft store and place the pins near the back of the fruit so it is not visible.

Step 5

Fill in any empty spaces between the fruit with leaves or small flower. Push the leaves or small flowers into the foam cone.

Things You'll Need

  • Galvanized pail
  • Floral foam
  • Floral foam cone
  • Craft glue
  • Craft knife
  • Lemons and limes
  • Floral pins
  • Leaves or small flowers


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Amy Madtson resides in southern Oregon and has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008, focusing on health and gardening for websites such as eHow and GardenGuides. Madtson has an Associate of Arts in business from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. She holds a childbirth educator certification and a one-year midwifery completion certificate.