Friday Flowers: DIY Modern Tablescape

A while ago, we shared this Modern Yellow and White Tablescape and everyone loved it so much that for today’s Friday Flowers we’ve got a tutorial for you on how to create it yourself! Designed by Dani at Studio Fleurette, this tablescape is fresh, modern, and easily modified for any style of event! Change out the type of flowers used (switch out the craspedia for roses perhaps?) and voila – a completely new look!  Here’s the down-low on creating this organic, stylish tabletop.


You will need:

  • 5 yards light burlap
  • 2 spools of teal blue thread
  • teal yarn
  • 3 white Salong vases (available here from Ikea)
  • 4 white Persika vases (available here from Ikea)
  • 5 assorted Numi glass candlestick holders and taper candles (available here from CB2)
  • 12 glass votives
  • 2 full stems of large white Phalaenopsis orchids
  • 4 bunches of Craspedia or Billy Balls (20 to a bunch)
  • defoliated and dried birch branch tips
  • tube of Oasis floral glue


The runner is 15 feet long by 23 inches wide. To create the runner, I folded an inch of the burlap under and used a large condensed zigzag top stitch to create a rich strip of color. It’s important to go slowly as the burlap is thick and likes to bunch.


To recreate the look of the Salong Vases, use dry birch branch tips. They are easy to find and have a nice dark bark for contrast. You could, however, use any branch tips if there’s another type you’d prefer. Try to find some that have a curve so you can create a softer silhouette to the structures in the 3 larger Salong vases. Glue 5 or 6 of the orchids to the branches and position them so they can “sit” as naturally as possible on a branch.


To recreate the look of the Persika vases, use one bunch (approximately 20) Craspedia to a vase and arrange them loosely, creating a structure with 4 or 5 strong stems and building of that.


Alternate the types of vases on the table starting with a Persika vase with Craspedia, and then follow with the candlestick holders with taper candles. Place the couple tallest candlestick holders towards the center of the table. Place the votives randomly.


If you wish, you can reserve a few Craspedia for a napkin treatment. These also dry well and can be reused later for another craft project or decor!


A huge thank you to the very talented Dani for this fabulous tutorial and the following Minneapolis wedding vendors who contributed to this modern tabletop:

Floral and styling — Studio Fleurette \ Photography — Kristina Lynn Photography \ Location — Mystical Rose Gardens \ Candle holders — CB2 \ Containers — Ikea