Checkerboard Moss Centerpiece

Rather than cut flowers, I like to use potted plants in my centerpieces; they last longer and I can transplant them to the garden when they’ve outgrown their time indoors. I also like my centerpieces to be low, so they don’t block crosstalk during dinner. Here’s an fun design idea that fits the bill on both counts (and it’s easy too!)…

6 square pots of Scotch moss (I used light and dark – $3.98 each, Home Depot) are placed in paper lunch bags and arranged in a checkerboard pattern on the table.

I cut the lunch bags to make them shorter — they fit perfectly.


  1. barb  April 21, 2014

    You cannot get easier than that! Brilliant!

  2. Susana  April 23, 2014

    Wonderful! i have the first communion of my daughter this May and I am going to do it at home. I was just looking for something like this to do. Thanks a million for sharing.