Last week we had dear friends to dinner. It was informal, spur of the moment...so I had to figure out something easy for table decor. I whipped up (a version of) a Martha Stewart centerpiece...just using things I had on hand -rice, water glasses, twine, tea light candles, small plates and a couple roses.
Here's Martha's very pretty centerpiece...
And here's mine!
It is SO easy. I literally looked at the picture and copied the general idea.
I think you could use almost anything you have in your yard instead of roses. Some non-flower choices that would look chic are a sprig or two of rosemary, a leaf of fern, or a pretty weed (chicory? or a dandelion perhaps?).