I have a Blooming Easter Basket DIY for your Easter table or a kitchen island if you’re dining buffet-style! You can build a Blooming Easter Basket in about an hour once you’ve gathered and have all your supplies on hand!
I used pots of ivy, daffodils, ranunculus and fern for the basket to join a bunny nesting among the Easter eggs! I found my flowers in the garden center at Walmart but the grocery store is convenient and great source for flowers, especially around Easter, with pots of azaleas, hydrangeas, and bulbs that you can enjoy indoors and plant in your garden once they’ve finished blooming.
I cut some wild plum blossoms for the handle of the basket. You could use forsythia, cherry, spirea or even fresh, spring green branches. Cut your stems or branches long enough to wind at least 2/3 the way of the length of the handle, winding the stems both directions from the ends of the basket. Younger green stems/branches are easier to wrap around your basket handle than older, woody ones. Bridal Wreath Spirea is my favorite to use on a basket handle since the new growth is supple and it has a cascade of flowers, but ours hasn’t bloomed yet this spring.
I filled empty plastic bottles with water and tucked them inside the basket, inserting the ends of the branches in the bottle to help keep them fresh as long as possible.
I lined the bottom my basket with plastic and used some empty grocery bags filled with newspaper to elevate the pots in basket. The plastic bags I used were brown so they would blend with the basket and would be less obvious showing through the weave of the basket.
Water all your pots thoroughly before building your basket, placing your pots and arranging them until you have them how you like them. I used ivy to trail and spill over the sides of the basket and taller daffodils and flowers in the center. If you find all your pots don’t all fit, take your plants out of their pots and put them in a plastic bag, tucking them next to each other so they fit and fill the space in your basket.
You can add single blooms or stems using floral water picks. You can find them on the floral aisle of the craft store in a package of 10 -12 for around $3.00. For a pop of pink, I added some purple leaf plum stems inserted in water picks to tuck in the basket.
Once you have everything arranged, add moss to your basket to camouflage your pots. I filled in the extra space in the moss with colored eggs, a bird nest and a bunny.
The bunny hopped in the basket first and placed the plants around him. He’s elevated on an empty overturned pot.
My blooming Easter basket is in my Potting Shed, joining other bunnies for an egg-stravaganza :)
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