Easy-Does-It Easter Centerpieces

CreateHere are some easy to make centerpieces for your Easter or springtime table.  With a little creativity, you can use almost anything to add a “spring” to the upcoming holiday tablescape!

 

Peeps Easter Centerpiece

(courtesy of All You Magazine)

 Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Two similarly shaped vases, one 3″ narrower than the other
  • Peeps
  • Jelly beans
  • Flowerss

Here are the easy steps to pulling it together:

  • Insert the smaller vase inside the large.
  • Layer jelly beans in the space between the two.
  • Arrange Peeps on top of the jelly beans.
  • Arrange your flowers

 

 

Egg Carton Centerpiece

Everyday egg crate looks extraordinary with beautiful spring flowers overflowing from it. Use cut flowers and insert in clear plastic cups or fill the carton with planting soil and add wildflower seeds would be an awesome spring project too.

 

 

Waffle Cone Carrots

(courtesy of Good Housekeeping)

This fun centerpiece is perfect for the kids’ table. Brush a mix of red and yellow food coloring on waffle cones. Let dry on waxed paper. Fill green cellophane with jellybeans, tie with raffia, and plant cones in a shallow container of wheatgrass.

 

 

Carrots

This amazing arrangement is from Better Homes and Gardens.  P.S.  They added lettuce leaves too.  So cute!

 

 

Stemware Display

(courtesy of trashlassies.com)

Use your stemware as table decorations.  Take wine and champagne glasses, turn upside down, place a flower, or an Easter egg underneath.  Position a candle or a single flower on top, (now the bottom of the glass) and you have an inventive way to dress up your table for any celebration for next to nothing!

 

 

Egg-Shaped Hyacinth Topiarye

(courtesy of MarthaStewart.com)

 Tools and Materials

  • Floral knife
  • Styrofoam vase
  • Ruler
  • Floral tape
  • Floral foam
  • Pruners
  • Bamboo stick
  • Pencil
  • Hyacinths
  • Corsage pins
  • Fresh moss

How To:

  • Pick a vase about the same height you plan to make the egg (which can be any size). Use a floral knife to cut Styrofoam to fit tightly inside the vase, an inch below the top; measure height of foam. To secure Styrofoam, put floral tape over top or wedge slivers of Styrofoam into any gaps.
  • Immerse floral foam in water for 3 minutes, to wet but not soak. With floral knife, cut floral foam into an egg shape, molding with your hands; measure height. With pruners, trim the bamboo to three quarters the height of egg plus the depth of base Styrofoam, cutting ends at 45 degrees. Mark bamboo to indicate depth of Styrofoam; wrap floral tape around mark until it is 1 inch thick (this will help support egg). Push bamboo into Styrofoam.
  • Push the egg onto the bamboo, so it reaches the top of the tape. Pinch florets off stems. Push a corsage pin into the center of a floret, and affix to egg. Repeat to cover egg.
  • Cover top of vase with moss. Arrangement will last 3 days.

 

 

Flower Centerpiece with Asparagus

(courtesy of bhg.com)

Create a fresh spring bouquet by bundling asparagus stalks around a vase holding pink roses. Place the bouquet in a white dish to form an easy centerpiece. Add to the table décor with a bundle of four asparagus stalks at each place setting that can be used to hold name cards.

 

 

A Fruity Choice

Sliced limes, lemons or oranges in a vase topped with the flowers of your choice are always and hit and very simple as well.  Just hit the supermarket and have someone else do the slicing of the fruit to save you some time.  Add your favorite flowers in your colors of course and you’re done!

 

 

Chocolate Rabbit Display

(courtesy of MarthaStewart.com)

Faux-chocolate rabbits stand guard over nests of candy eggs; the rabbits are made of acrylic and can be displayed year after year.

 

 

Fresh Eggs

Brown eggs and cabbage leaves are all you need for this fabulous center display.

 

 

Pantry-Inspired Centerpieces

Next time you’re in need of some centerpiece inspiration, look no further than your pantry. Dried beans serve as a pretty earth-toned base to anchor a single spring clipping. Both the beans and the flowers can be composted once the table has been cleared.

 

 

Branches

A filled vase with rocks and flower branches makes for a beautiful display.  Just hang little decorative eggs on the branches and you’ll have a pretty centerpiece for Easter and Spring!

 

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