Roses are beautiful flowers that are excellent in cut arrangements and centerpieces. Creating a rose centerpiece can be a great project for the whole family. The centerpiece doesn't need to be expensive to be beautiful and can be done for a reasonable price with items you may already have or that are easily purchased.
Purchase cut roses or cut your own roses if you have them. Use a variety of colors or one solid color depending on the look and feel you want for your centerpiece. If your roses have leaves on the stems, remove 3/4 of the leaves from the stems. Lay out the roses while you prepare the vase.
Use the oasis or florist sponge for the base in the bottom of your vase, if your vase is not the right size you can cut the oasis to fit your vase. Once you have the oasis situated at the base of the vase, pour the decorative stones or gravel to cover the green material of the oasis.
Cut your rose stems to the right height for your overall appearance of the centerpiece. Cut the ends at a 45-degree angle to increase the lifespan of your roses. Place the roses into the oasis in a crisscross pattern. The crisscross pattern of the stems will encourage the roses to support each other, and the oasis offers stability and support.
Evaluate your progress as you continue to add the roses. Once all 12 roses are inserted in the oasis and the centerpiece looks the way you want it, the final step is to decorate the vase. Tie the ribbon around the vase in an attractive way that reflects the overall look of your centerpiece.
Add water to your vase to ensure the long life of your centerpiece. Keep the water level at least halfway up the vase fully submerging the stems of the roses.