flowering stems in varying lengths
clay pots (old or new)
disposable sponge brushes
moss (Michaels or Hobby Lobby)
I started out by painting the pots. I diluted the acrylic paint with water, making it somewhat translucent. I started with a green and wiped it down with a damp cloth. I repeated that same process with white, and then ended with brown. It gave the pots a funky look. You could use whatever color you want. If you don't like your result, simply wipe it off and start over.
This is how they turned out: I soaked the oasis in water for a few minutes:
The oasis easily slices with a knife to fit into the pots. I used a large piece in the middle and small pieces on the sides for stability:
I combined the stems I had into groupings according to color. I pushed the stems into the oasis, then covered the oasis with the moss.
The flowers in the middle pot (pictured below) had particularly long stems, so I pulled off the leaves and tied them with a ribbon, giving it the look of a topiary.
This is an easy and inexpensive way to create a very colorful tablescape.
Note: Azaleas wilt a little after 24 hours, so if you use them, put it together the day of your event.