How to Make a Lemon Centerpiece


Making your own centerpieces for summer parties is quick and easy if you choose the right project. By combining the beauty of flowers with the fresh clean look of lemons, you can create lively centerpieces to brighten tables while adding fresh citrus scent at the same time. Armed with a basket of lemons and some crystal-clear vases, you can create a striking centerpiece in a few minutes.

Step 1

Select firm lemons free of blemishes. Sort according to size and set aside.

Step 2

Cut the largest lemons in half. Place the lemon halves in the vase with the cut side pressed against the outer wall of the vase.

Step 3

Place lemon halves evenly around the inside of the vase, leaving small spaces between the lemons. There should be a space in the center for adding flowers; if not, choose a larger vase or smaller lemons. In a pinch, you can trim the exposed end of the lemon to the proper size.

Step 4

Tuck flower stems into the space between the lemons. Add a sprig of green foliage for accent.

Step 5

Cut smaller lemons in half. Arrange a second layer of lemons so they rest in the area between the lemons on the first layer.

Step 6

Fill the vase with cold water.

Step 7

Tie a decorative ribbon around the rim of the vase and tie in a bow.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh lemons
  • Sharp knife
  • Fresh flowers
  • Clear vases, short and wide


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Nannette Richford is an avid gardener, teacher and nature enthusiast with 4 years experience in online writing and a lifetime of personal journals. She is published on various sites, including Associated Content. Richford holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Maine Orono and certifications in 7-12 English, K-8 General Elementary and Birth to age 5.