I have a quick & easy method to create a centerpiece for a spring or Easter table! It takes about 10 minutes to create once you have your supplies gathered.
To create this spring centerpiece I used a rustic wooden box / caddy that I used for a rustic harvest centerpiece for Thanksgiving. You can use any kind of wooden box, crate, basket or tray to build your centerpiece.
I lined the caddy with plastic then added some pots of spring flowering bulbs~ hyacinths and daffodils that I picked up at the garden center at Walmart. Large pots of fragrant hyacinths and cheery daffodils were $5 and mini pots were $1.
The bulbs can be planted in the garden to enjoy next year after the blooms fade.
Water your flowering bulbs so they’re moist and remove them from their plastic pots. Arrange the bulbs in your box or caddy so they appear to be planted and growing together. I added two small pots of variegated ivy on opposites ends, that I also picked up at Walmart.
Next I added a layer of sheet moss to cover the soil. I soaked the sheet moss in water to re-hydrate it, squeezing out the excess water and then piecing the moss together. Soaking the moss makes it look a little more “alive” and makes it easier to piece together. It also provides some moisture for the bulbs or flowers that you’re covering.
Add some dyed or faux Easter eggs, or tuck in a bird’s nest for a finishing touch or accent for your centerpiece.
I used the same technique with a vintage metal picnic tin, adding a layer of Spanish moss on top, here.
You can do this with any combination of flowers from the garden center or grocery store!
You can find some easy tips and tricks for building a blooming Easter basket or a centerpiece using pots of flowers, here.
If spring had a smell, it would be hyacinths!