After stowing away the holiday trimmings, a little toning down on the glitter is in order.
Let’s start with a basic tropical theme using local woven mats as the main backdrop for a table runner and seating, as well. By putting together a local element like the coconut and using leaves to balance the look, we came up with an eye-catching tropical centerpiece!
You will need:
Banig or woven mats (Quiapo market)
3 coconuts (any local market)
Big and small leaves (fillers for gaps) and berries (your own garden, flower shops, Dangwa)
Small plastic bag to fit foam in
1. Start with a big banig.
2. Lay a big leaf in the center and put floral foam on top. Tip: Fit the plastic bag around the floral foam to contain the water so it does not leak onto the table cloth a nd banig table runner.
3. Cut leaves and fillers to the desired length (ours are 5 inches) and insert into the floral foam. Arrange in a semi-symmetrical way so colors and textures come out even. Continue doing this, going around the foam.
Place coconuts on either side of the arrangement to balance it out.
Tip: To add color and interest, you may want to add a flower or two, or even fruit.