5 Creative Centerpieces For The Spring or Summer Table

Welcome to the 294th Tablescape Thursday!

Hope you’re having a wonderful week!  For this week’s Tablescape Thursday, I’m sharing links to 5 DIY centerpiece tutorials you can make for your spring or summer table settings. (I’m actually showing six centerpieces below, but two are made using the same idea/tutorial.)

These were all easy and fun to make…hope you enjoy!

5 DIY Summer Centerpieces


This spring centerpiece was a Pottery Barn Knock-off and to make it I used two vases, one within the other.

Tulip Centerpiece in Pottery Barn Knock-off Double Bowl Vase


Here’s another example using this vase for a summer table setting. You’ll find the tutorial showing how to make and use the double-bowl hurricane vase here: Make a Double Bowl Hurricane Floral Centerpiece.

Shell Centerpiece for Beach Themed Table Setting Tablescape


Each summer I try to challenge myself to make one “carved watermelon” centerpiece. Last year it was a flower garden with a white picket fence. Tutorial can be found here:  Watermelon Flower Garden Centerpiece

Carved Watermelon Flower-Garden Centerpiece


A couple of years before, I tried my hand at carving out a whale with his tail curved upward over his back. 🙂 Tutorial can be found here: Whale Watermelon Centerpiece

Carved Watermelon Table or Party Centerpiece


It’s that time of year! Need an easy and fun bridal shower centerpiece that won’t break the budget? This centerpiece is perfect for a “Kitchen Gadget” themed bridal shower and at the end of the party, the bride can take it home with her. Tutorial for this centerpiece can be found here: Centerpiece For A Kitchen Bridal Shower 

Centerpiece for Bridal Shower


Though these candle lanterns (inspired by Pottery Barn’s Hyannis Candle Lantern) weren’t created for a tablescape, they would work great for a beach themed table setting for summertime. You’ll find a link to the tutorial to make these candle lanterns here: Make a Hyannis Candle Lantern, Pottery Barn Inspired.

Candle Lanterns Made with Mason Jars, Rope and Shells


Looking forward to the beautiful tablescapes linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. I like all of your centerpiece ideas, but the carved watermelon garden is truly the standout for me. So charming!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  2. Always great ideas at BNOTP! Thank you for hosting, Susan. laurie

    • I just discovered “Betweennapsontheporch” a few days ago, and I am absolutely enthralled. In particular I love the inspiring ideas for tablescapes. The photos have shown me that I don’t need to do everything “matchy-match” with dishes and glassware–which is what I’ve always done in the past. Now I think I’ll have the courage to mix my several sets of Lenox fine china and Waterford Crystal with bargain finds from Homegoods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, etc. Susan, thank you so much for your beautiful and inspiring web site! I can see it inspires others to delight in tablescaping. Perhaps soon I’ll be able to send photos of one of my tablescapes on Tablescape Thursday.

      • Thanks so much, Elena! Yes, the prettiest tables to me are the ones using different patterns and even mixing in different flatware patterns. You’ll know if it works together as soon as you start adding the pieces in. It’s so much fun that way! 🙂

  3. Your centerpieces are always so much fun Susan, and my all time favorite is the kitchen utensil one you created for the shower, I just think that’s brilliant! Thanks for the tabletop party!

  4. I always love the Watermelon Garden Flowers….Such a great and fun table. I never know if it’s because everything looks delicious or colorful.
    Probably both!

  5. Hi Susan,
    Wow! These centerpieces really are useful to my future settings. They are adorable & just I can’t choose the best coz I choose them all, LoL*

    Have a great day and weekend ahead.

    Greetings from a very chilly Stockholm (P.S. Spring weather, last was snowing)
    /CC girl

  6. Susan, you did a wonderful job on all of the centerpieces, but since I am at the rainy beach right now, I am loving the shell one the best! I need to apologize for not sharing a real tablescape this week, but I really wanted you to see this post in case you have time to travel to Macon for this ceramics show, before it closes. I have no connection with it, but it is amazing and we’ll worth a trip! I thought you would love it!

  7. You have some great ideas Susan! I think I am leaning toward the watermelon because that’s pure summer. Thank you for hosting this party!

  8. WOW! Amazing centerpieces and so much inspiration! You are so talented Susan. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!
    Thank you for hosting this terrific party, TT it is! Have a wonderful weekend ahead.

  9. I am still in love with the corralled fruit flowers. The little fence really brings the arrangement to life. When I first saw this on your blog I started scouring the kitchen drawers for suitable cookie cutters. Then a couple of weeks ago I found a kit for creating fruit flower centerpieces at Goodwill. All of the parts were in their factory sealed packages. Cost $2.00!!! Oh happy days! There will be fruit flowers for the Summer holidays. Thank you for the inspiration Susan! And thank you for hosting, I hope to have a post ready to link up with today. BTW – have a great day.

  10. These are all delightful Susan. Too bad I can’t use the shiny new nailer on any of them!!!!

  11. These are all so lovely, Susan….but the Watermelon Flower Garden is just BEYOND!! It’s so adorable, I love it!! Thank you for sharing such inspiration, and for hosting! Have a wonderful day.

  12. Dear Susan,
    I really love your website. Love all the ideas you have shared. I fell in love with the white lamp on the last picture. Any information you can give me about the lamp is greatly appreciated. It’s the last picture on centerpieces for spring or summer table. Thank you so much for any help. Cindy

  13. These are all lovely, Susan….but the Watermelon Flower Garden is just BEYOND!!! It is so adorable, I love it!! Thank you so very much for sharing your inspirational tutorial, and for hosting! Have a great day!

  14. FUN!!! franki

  15. Susan, thanks for sharing all these clever centerpiece ideas. I will definitely use some of these ideas. Adding them to my Pinterest Boards too.
    Late arriving with my link. It’s been a busy day! 😉

  16. I couldn’t get my table posted this week because we were without electric for 11 hours yesterday. BUT, now that I heard from you, it can wait til next week:):) I love all your VERY creative centerpieces!!!!

  17. I fondly remember these centerpieces from previous posts. You are so creative that we all keep coming back again and again to see what you have up your sleeve! Thanks for hosting, as always.

  18. This is so much fun! I love looking at other peoples ideas. And..thank you for hosting this fun link party!

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