It’s the final week of the 5 Minute Flower Challenge and we’re so amazed and blown away by your creativity! Its been a whole month of pushing your creativity, trying new things, and making your space beautiful and soul lifting.

Now it’s time to share what you’ve learned with your loved ones, and spread the joy. As you now know, flowers and botanicals can truly fill your space with homeliness, warmth and gentle joy. Perfect for making your daily moments beautiful and special. But they’re also wonderful for elevating moments and celebrations.

Five Minute Flower Challenge Tropical Table Styling

One of our favourite things to do is to have family and friends over for a shared meal, and nothing is a welcoming as having a beautiful table, decorated with flowers. A simple centrepiece, mason jars full of herbs, or scattered blossoms or seed pods on cheese board can take a simple communal dinner to a memorable moment.

Five Minute Flower Challenge Tropical Table Styling how to

Your challenge this week is to have the girls over and use your newfound flower skills to create a simple but beautiful table for a long weekend brunch or dinner party!

Five Minute Flower Challenge Tropical Table Styling tutorial

WEEK FIVE CHALLENGE: Make It A Celebration

You will need:


  • Whatever flowers take your fancy! We used a mix of Australian natives, bright purple orchids, and yellow billy balls
  • Some foraged branches or dried botanicals (optional)

Vessels and props:

  • Dinnerware and cutlery
  • Table linens and napkins – get creative, you can use old scarves or fabric scraps, newspaper or gift wrap
  • Decorative items to add personality to your table – e.g. jars, boards, candleholders or teapots!

Let’s do it!

  1. Lay your linens. We ran pieces of fabric across the table for a creative twist!
  2. Pop down your place settings, trying to keep things even and balanced. If it’s a casual get together, just a plate and knife and fork is fine!
  3. Add your decorative items, keeping the taller pieces towards the middle of the table and the shorter items towards the ends.
  4. It’s time to add botanicals! If you’re using dried botanicals or branches you can lay them directly down the length of the table.
  5. Pop your fresh flowers into vases or jars, keeping them quite low and short so they don’t get in the way of conversation.
  6. Finish off with a bloom or two on each plate. We simply folded napkins and tucked a few leftover flowers into each one.

It’s time to party!

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Share with a friend and do the challenge together!

P.S. You seem like the kind of gal that knows how to really embrace every day and make every moment beautiful, so we wanted to let you know that you can get flowers just like these delivered to your door every week! We (Phil and Mel) find the freshest, most amazing in-season flowers and send them right to you, so you can make your space and life simply beautiful. Click on your location below to find out more.


About the Author:

Philomena is the founder of Bloombox Co, occasional hatmaker and pickle aficionado. She lives in Melbourne where she works to get locally grown flowers into homes and businesses.