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How to Create a Cabbage Vase for a Spring Flower Centerpiece

Are you looking for new and creative ways to bring your spring table to life this year? I’ll show you how the winning combination of flowers and a cabbage vase can create the most charming spring or Easter floral centerpiece.

Believe it or not, cabbage is an excellent addition to your Easter or spring floral arrangement. This common vegetable can be a unique and beautiful vase for your next spring centerpiece.

Cabbage is the perfect eye-catching alternative to a standard vase and creates a gorgeous table. Follow along for a simple tutorial on creating a cabbage vase flower centerpiece.

cabbage vase flower centerpiece for Easter

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Tablescape including cabbage vase with flowers for an Easter centerpiece

Creating a beautiful Easter tablescape each year with fabulous spring flowers is so much fun for me.

A bouquet of fresh flowers, including fresh tulips, daffodils, and ranunculus flower stems, is an excellent addition to any Easter celebration.

My theme for last year was an Easter garden party where I focused on potted flowering plants and spring bulbs for my centerpiece. The Easter table settings were created with a color palette of yellow and green.

I replaced the yellow with pink flowers this year and loved this color palette.

tablescape including cabbage vase with flowers for an Easter centerpiece
cabbage vase flower centerpiece

Here are just a few reasons why using cabbage as a vase for your flowers in the center of your table for Easter and the entire spring season is a fabulous idea:

  • A green cabbage vase can be used to contrast bright flowers.
  • Its unique texture adds dimension to a centerpiece, primarily if you use savoy cabbage.
  • Cabbage is an unexpected and unique shape that can provide a special touch and creative look to a tablescape centerpiece.
  • This vegetable is a versatile and eco-friendly material that can be reused and repurposed after the event has ended.
  • It’s a creative way to incorporate fresh produce into the centerpiece, adding a vibrant and natural element to the arrangement.
cabbage vase with flowers for an Easter centerpiece

Creating a cabbage vase for your flowers as an Easter centerpiece is easier than you might think. Here are the easy steps to make this beautiful centerpiece for a spring Easter gathering.

cabbage and flowers for an Easter centerpiece

Pick Your Flowers First

After determining your color scheme, pick the flowers you want for your cabbage arrangement.

My floral collection for this Easter tablescape included bunches of flowers from the local grocery store, which were surprisingly fresh and beautiful. Hydrangeas, stock, and pink baby roses were my blooms of choice.


Always carry a bucket in your car, so if you buy flowers on a whim, add water and place the flowers in it to keep hydrated. I would have never made it home without the hydrangeas wilting otherwise.

Choose Cabbage That Will Compliment Your Flowers

Pick the type of cabbage that will complement your flower selection. I chose red cabbage (purple) and savoy, which have a more distinct texture.

A large head of cabbage is the best choice for your floral centerpiece. The bigger the cabbage heads, the better.

savoy cabbage

First, ensure the cabbage head is clean and ready to use as a vase.

Remove the outer loose layers of your cabbage and save any that aren’t wilted. You’ll use them later to reattach with floral pins after you hollow out your cabbage and add spring florals.

tracing a cup line around cabbage

Trace around your glass jar and cut around the center of your cabbage with a serrated or paring knife.

hollowing out the cabbage middle

Hollow out the cabbage enough to place a glass or small mason jar inside as a vase to hold your flowers.

After cutting through the top of the cabbage, flip the cabbage over and cut through the bottom of the cabbage to meet in the middle.

You can leave the bottom of your cabbage intact but level it out so it sits flat.

cabbage hollowed out in the center and flowers for an Easter centerpiece

Fill a mason jar or glass with water and a floral preservative and set it into the hollowed cabbage.

Add your blooms to create a beautiful flower vase.

cabbage vase and flowers for an Easter centerpiece

Use the outer loose leaves you saved initially and reattach them with floral pins to hide the vase and the gap between the cabbage and flowers. 

red cabbage vase and flowers for a Easter centerpiece

My three green vintage spritzer bottles add even more bright spring color to my pretty table. I finished the centerpiece with Easter decor, such as a beloved bunny or two, and decorative eggs.

Easter place setting

I bought some new spring dishes from Williams Sonoma for my Easter table setting, but they arrived a few days late due to weather issues. They would have looked amazing with my DIY cabbage vase.

So, I decided to keep the place settings simple and let the centerpiece be the real star of the show. This is what I used:

  • Galvanized chargers – HomeGoods
  • White dishes – Home Goods
  • Jadeite plates – Walmart, The Pioneer Woman
  • Gold flatware – Target
  • Green floral napkins – HomeGoods
  • Green glasses – Antique Mall
  • Spring nest with eggs – so long ago, I can’t remember
red cabbage vase and flowers for a Easter centerpiece

I love how my Spring Easter table DIY centerpiece looks. It’s amazing how a simple thing like adding cabbage as a vase for my flower arrangement can be such a conversation starter during Easter brunch.

If you have any questions or additional suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with anyone who may enjoy this blog post idea.

Until next time,

Happy Easter!

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  1. Oh my word, I’ve ALWAYS wanted to try this Kim! I’m not super great at arranging flowers though so I put it off because it felt complicated. Thank you so much for the easy step-by-step so I can follow along. Loving and pinning and will share in tomorrows From the Front Porch post. It’s so awesome! Hugs, CoCo

  2. This is so pretty! I want to go out and get some cabbage right away and do this pretty arrangement. It will be so pretty for our Easter table! I love having fresh flowers and work too on the checkout counter and this will be a pretty way to do that! Thanks for the inspo!

  3. Kim, this is gorgeous, and I have thought about doing this but I feel guilty wasting the cabbage. So silly, I may go for it another time. Pinned!

  4. Kim, I love the vibrant and colourful additions to your table. Using the cabbages as a centerpiece was such a pretty and unique idea.

  5. Goodness, Kim. Your table is absolutely stunning! I can’t get over how much the colors from the cabbage pop. Such a clever way to create a centerpiece for your pretty Easter table. Happy to be hopping with you this week. Pinned!

  6. I love everything about this pretty tablescape, Kim! I’m absolutely going to make a cabbage centerpiece for our Easter dinner table this year! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Kim, I love the cabbage used as the base for the floral arrangement. It just adds to the tablescape. I have pinned it!

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