Galvanized Tiered Floral Display

Martha Stewart
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Beautiful centerpieces really make a table. Use seasonal flowers like violas in this tiered display by employing galvanized buckets and trays—they are inexpensive, readily available, and make a big impact.

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Galvanized buckets and trays of any size may be used to make this display fit in any space; just be sure to maintain their general size ratio.

Tools and Materials

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Seasonal flowers, such as violas
  • Potting soil
  • Approximately 25 4-inch pots
  • 6 1/4-inch and 5-inch galvanized buckets
  • 16-inch, 12-inch, and 8-inch galvanized trays

Floral Display How-To

  1. Use needle-nose pliers to unbend bucket handles and remove them from the buckets.
  2. Using a hot-glue gun, secure buckets to trays:
    • -Adhere 6 1/4-inch bucket upside down to 16-inch tray.
    • -Adhere 12-inch tray to base of the 6 1/4-inch bucket.
    • -Adhere 5-inch bucket upside down to the 12-inch tray.
    • -Adhere 8-inch tray to base of 5-inch bucket.
  3. Plant 2 violas in each of the 4-inch pots with potting soil. Water well.
  4. Arrange violas in pots on the tiered display.

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