eco-friendly-centerpiece-ideas

Every day is Earth Day, so we decided to take a look at easy ways to make your baby shower centerpieces more eco-friendly.  But just because you are taking a more “green” approach doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice any style.  These easy DIY centerpiece ideas will create wonderful ambiance while keeping costs down and being mindful of your eco footprint.

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A great way to think about eco-friendly centerpieces is to think about how you can use materials, presents or products that can be used again.  Diaper cakes are the perfect example of this.  We just did a great tutorial on how to make your own right here.  But you don’t need to stick to the traditional cake shape.  A diaper snail might be a cute addition to your shower décor.  Consider using baby washcloths to create “flowers”  .  Or put together a “bouquet” of small baby products to decorate the table but also serve as a gift for the mom-to-be.

 

Fruits and Vegetables as Centerpieces

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Fruit centerpiece via Style Me Pretty

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Vegetables via Julep

Another great way to create a baby shower centerpiece is to use fruits and vegetables.  The arrangements can act as a way to serve the food to the party guests or can be kept as a decoration with intent to use the food after the party either by the host or sent home with the mom-to-be.   To make them more baby shower specific you can easily place baby themed die cuts throughout by simply gluing them on to toothpicks.  Or place baby toys around the base of the cake stand or next to the display board.

 

 Yard Plants in Fun Vessels

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Plants via Julep

Another thing to think about when creating eco-friendly centerpieces and other décor is to repurpose things you already have in your home.  Flowers are always a great centerpiece idea.  But you can change up the way you display them.  Look for vessels you have around your home that might be used for something else.  As long as it will hold the dirt, it should work.  These glass pedestals make adorable outdoor plants perfect for a table decoration.

 

Jars and Cans

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Jars via Design, Dining, Diapers

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Cans via Sweet Paul

There are many things in our kitchens that go to waste but would be perfect for a baby shower centerpiece.  Don’t toss out those empty sauce jars.  Instead remove the labels, add a little trim and they are perfect for flowers or candles.  Tin cans are more versatile than they first appear.  With a little modification, your guests might not even recognize them.  Cans are perfect for holding flowers and cutlery.  Or just grab a full can from your cupboard, cover it with decorative paper and top with a plate for a quick cake stand.  Just add a few Glue Dots to stabilize the plate and you have a sturdy, but temporary new display base.

 

 Succulents in Special Vases for Favors

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Succulents via One Wed

A good eco-friendly idea is to have the décor do double duty.  Create a display of individual vases of succulents that the guests can take home with them as a favor at the end of the shower.  Or create larger displays to decorate other areas of the party that you can send home as thank you gifts for anyone that helped with the shower.

 

 Paper Flowers

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Paper flowers via Rock n Roll Bride

Chances are you have tons of old magazines lying around your house.  They are the perfect things to use to create paper flowers.  Paper flowers can be used in place of fresh flowers (which helps to keep the costs down) or as corsages for your special shower guests.  These take a little time to make but can easily be done at night while you are watching your favorite TV show.  And when the party is over, you can put them in your recycle bin.  

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