1. If using paper twist, cut into 18-inch lengths and untwist. If using tissue paper or thin green paper, cut into 18-inch lengths, and crinkle to add texture.
  2. Cut the top off of the soda bottle. Secure the green paper with the yellow-and-white ribbon. Wired ribbon allows for easier shaping of the bow.
  3. Arrange flowers in your hand first and then drop casually into the vase. Place taller stems in the middle and shorter ones on the outside. If using cut flowers, add water.
Tip: If it’s windy on the day of your summer party, weight the bottom of your Simple Summer Centerpiece with glass marbles.