Hopping Down the Bunny Trail and DIY Blooming Cabbage Arrangement

Create a Blooming Cabbage Arrangement as a centerpiece for your spring or Easter table. You’ll find the easy steps as well as flower arrangement longevity tips and additional floral inspiration.

 DIY Blooming Cabbage Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Happy Monday! I’m hopping down the bunny trail to join my Monday Morning Blooms’ friends for a little flower therapy today!

Our friend Shirley at Housepitality Designs was unable to be with us for this Monday Morning Blooms edition, so we’re excited to have Kelly at My Soulful Home join us as Guest ‘Bloomer’ today!

You can find my flower friends’ links to their blooming inspiration at the bottom of this post.

DIY Blooming Cabbage Arrangement with daffodils, tulips, hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

 We enjoyed some beautiful sunny 60 and 70 degree days this past week! With spring around the corner and Easter a few weeks away, I’m sharing some tips to create a blooming cabbage centerpiece for your spring or Easter table!

 DIY Blooming Cabbage Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

 This Blooming Cabbage is similar to one I made a couple of years ago, HERE, for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a fun project that makes a festive addition to your table for spring, Easter or to celebrate Mother’s Day!

DIY Blooming Cabbage Arrangement with daffodils, tulips, hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

You’ll start with a head of cabbage from the grocery store, the larger the better. I decide to use a purple cabbage, aka, red cabbage, for this centerpiece and quickly realized the purple/red variety is a much smaller size compared to the green variety. To make life easy, select the largest cabbage you can find regardless of color.

 DIY Blooming Cabbage Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

To begin, trim the bottom of your cabbage so it sits level, removing and discarding any outer leaves that are torn or wilted, saving any pretty outer leaves. You can reattach any outer leaves to your cabbage using floral pins if desired when you’re finished.

Bunny wheelbarrow and DIY Blooming Cabbage Flower Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

A cautionary *tail*:

I’ve used wet floral foam inside a cabbage to arrange flowers and also added water to a hollowed out cabbage as a vase. Both methods create a not-too-pretty aroma! To avoid any odor from your cabbage vase, place a container inside to hold the wet floral foam or water for your flowers to keep your cabbage dry.

DIY Blooming Cabbage Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

I used a mason jar as vase inside the cabbage, tracing around the jar with a paring knife. After cutting down through the top of the cabbage, I flipped the cabbage over and cut through the bottom to meet in the middle, fitting a mason jar inside. The cabbage acts like sleeve around the jar and allows the jar and cabbage to sit level for added stability to the finished arrangement.

DIY Blooming Cabbage Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

I used a Lazy Susan for easy flower arranging, starting with hydrangeas. Hydrangea blooms were placed along the outside edge spilling over to conceal the cut edge of the cabbage and the rim of the jar.

DIY Blooming Cabbage Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Next came tulips, some Bupleurum, also known as Hare’s Ear, (appropriate for the season!) and daffodils cut from the yard that are blooming now.

Bunny wheelbarrow and DIY Blooming Cabbage Flower Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

A note about Daffodils:  Daffodils secrete a milky sap after cutting that shortens the vase life of other flowers. To use them in a vase with other flowers, cut them and put them in a vase by themselves overnight. After the stems have secreted their sap, they’re ready to add to other flowers in a mixed bouquet as long as you don’t recut the stems again.

DIY Blooming Cabbage Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Here is the completed bouquet in the mason jar. Decorative eggs were tucked in the bouquet to hide among the blooms and the pretty outer leaves were reattached to the cabbage using floral pins.

Bunny wheelbarrow and DIY Blooming Cabbage Flower Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Farmer Bunny with wheelbarrow came from Pottery Barn several years ago. He’s ushering in spring and wheeling the Blooming Cabbage Arrangement as a centerpiece for the table.

Bunny wheelbarrow and DIY Blooming Cabbage Flower Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Assorted Floral Meadow Bunny Plates hopped to the table. . .

Floral Meadow Bunny Plates | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

They’re served up on scalloped floral plates and wood carved chargers.

Easter tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Bunny napkin rings marry assorted pastel napkins with checks. . .

Floral Meadow Bunny Plates | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Easter tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Bunny wheelbarrow and DIY Blooming Cabbage Flower Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Here are few tips to help extend the life of your flowers in your arrangement:

Cut your flower stems at a 45 degree angle for maximum water uptake and remove any leaves below the water line.

 Always add the floral preservative packets to your vase water that come with your flowers.

 If you don’t have any floral preservative, you can make your own with this easy formula.

 Check your water level to top it off if necessary. Some flowers like hydrangeas are heavy drinkers.

 If you’re using cut hydrangeas, use the alum-dipping method to keep them from wilting.

Change your vase water every other day if possible.

 Keep your flower arrangement away from heat (like vents blowing) and direct sunlight.

Use an anti-transpirant spray like Crowning Glory that seals in moisture in your flowers. You’ll be shocked how long they last!

DIY Blooming Cabbage Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Floral Meadow Bunny Plates | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Table Details:

Farmer Bunny Wheelbarrow / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Floral Meadow Mixed Salad Plates /  Williams-Sonoma, used HERE

Dinner Plates / Mikasa Endearment

Bunny Napkin Rings, Napkins, Tablecloth / HomeGoods

Chargers / Pier 1

Flatware / Mikasa Cameo Gold

Floral Meadow Bunny Plates | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Floral Meadow Bunny Plates | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Visit my flower friends to see their beautiful floral inspiration today:

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Pam at Everyday Living

Kelly at My Soulful Home

DIY Blooming Cabbage Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Our friend Shirley at Housepitality Designs was unable to join us today as she is taking care of her mom. We look forward to her joining us again soon.

DIY Blooming Cabbage Arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

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DIY Blooming Cabbage Flower Arrangement for Spring or Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

DIY Blooming Cabbage Flower Arrangement for Spring or Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

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  47 comments for “Hopping Down the Bunny Trail and DIY Blooming Cabbage Arrangement

  1. March 15, 2021 at 6:25 am

    That was a really good explanation for the centerpiece. Tablescape is beautiful.

    • March 15, 2021 at 7:35 am

      Your table makes me HOPPY! Love love love those plates…thank you for sharing!!

    • March 15, 2021 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks so much Pamela! 🌷🐰

  2. Lynn
    March 15, 2021 at 6:41 am

    I love this beautiful idea! Always look forward to your inspiration!

    • March 15, 2021 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you Ellen! 🐰🐇🍽🌷

  3. Bonnie Morgan
    March 15, 2021 at 7:28 am

    Your blooming cabbage arrangement is a balm for the soul so thirsty for springtime. I love the selection of hydrangeas, tulips, and daffodils with bupleurum. Bupleurum is new to me and added great variety and texture along with the speckled eggs in your arrangement. Farmer Bunny was a great purchase to wheel in spring on your table. I do acknowledge the amazing effectiveness of Crowning Glory flower spray. I am so glad I ordered some.
    The William Sonoma rabbit plates are delightful( I’m mourning our store closed in Montgomery) along with the cute rabbit napkin rings and pastel check tablecloth are a great welcome to spring. Our weather has been glorious all week.
    Mary, as always, your floral tips are very helpful. So thank you for including them.
    Have a beautiful week.

    • March 15, 2021 at 5:51 pm

      Thank you for your kind and generous comments Bonnie! I’m so sorry to hear your local WS store closed. We lost our local Sue La Table last year and the nearest Pottery Barn to me just closed. Isn’t Crowning Glory a miracle worker? Hope your week will be sunnier than ours, it’s going to be a very soggy and dreary week here. 🌷🐇❤️

  4. Ann Woleben
    March 15, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Your table setting and floral arrangement are elegant. I wouldn’t expect less when I read your posts. May you and your family have a blessed Easter.

    • March 15, 2021 at 5:51 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments and visits Ann! ❤️🌷🐇

  5. March 15, 2021 at 7:40 am

    Mary, your blooming cabbage is perfect for Easter or everyday loveliness. Your tutorial is excellent with tips on how to care for an arrangement. Farmer Bunny is so cute with his load of flowers as are the WS rabbit plates.The pastel colors of your table speak of springtime and Easter. It is always a pleasure to share Monday Morning Blooms with you. Happy Monday, we are expecting several days of rain.

    • March 15, 2021 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you Pam! It’s shaping up to be a very wet week for us too. I’m looking forward to hopping with you tomorrow. ❤️🌷🐇🍽

  6. Rita C.
    March 15, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Mary, this blooming cabbage is so well done, especially with the bunny and wheelbarrow presentation. It would seem to me that coring a cabbage would be really hard, but you sure make it look easy. Love the color scheme in your choices. There is nothing like daffodils and tulips to signal spring in full force! A beautiful table setting as well, as always.

    • March 15, 2021 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you Rita! Coring the cabbage is surprisingly easy unlike cutting into a pumpkin! Looking forward to hopping with you tomorrow. 🐇🍽🌷❤️

  7. Linda Redwine Bell
    March 15, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Your tablescapes are always so beautiful, creative and well planned. I love your style! You inspire me to run to my decor pantry to create a beautiful table. Guess a blooming cabbage centerpiece is in the making for my spring tablescape.

    • March 15, 2021 at 5:56 pm

      Thank so much Linda! It’s a fun DIY that I think you’ll enjoy. Happy Monday ❤️🌷🐇

  8. Kathy Menold
    March 15, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Mary, I love your ideas for seasonal tablescape and always come away with new ideas after reading your blog. The idea of doing a floral arrangement is brilliant but I am going to make mine in a green ceramic cabbage I bring out each spring. My daffodils have been so pretty this spring and hopefully my Tulips will be blooming for Easter depending on our fickle N.C weather. Have a Happy Easter.

    • March 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Hi Kathy, How fun that you have a ceramic cabbage you can use! It looks like it will be the weekend again before we see any sunshine. Stay dry ☔️🌷❤️

  9. March 15, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Lovely table. The bunny and wheelbarrow is so cute. Thank you for the tips on how to make flowers last longer. I didnt’ know that about daffodils and will definitely be do that and others too.

    • March 15, 2021 at 6:01 pm

      Thank you chinamom! ❤️🌷🐇

  10. Betsy
    March 15, 2021 at 10:57 am

    The bunny wheelbarrow is adorable, and it is so charming how you made it the centerpiece. Do you still have wild bunnies in your yard? I loved the photos of them scampering around your shed (sorry, I know they dine on your hard work!).

    Thanks for such a bright, happy post on a gloomy Monday morning. It’s a beautiful reminder we’re “hopping” in to brighter days!

    • March 15, 2021 at 6:05 pm

      Thank you Betsy! Yes there’s a large bunny that’s taken up residence under my shed. I saw it this past weekend. I’m sure it’s going be ravenous this spring as soon as the perennials emerge! 😀🐇🌷❤️

  11. Sheran
    March 15, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Stunning – I just love your decorating style. Thank you for sharing. 🐇🥕💐

    • March 15, 2021 at 6:06 pm

      Thank you for your visits and comment Sheran! Happy Monday ❤️🌷🐇

  12. Clara
    March 15, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Mary, Your bunny and wheelbarrow centerpiece is the perfect accompaniment to your cabbage and floral arrangement. They’re so cute! Your plates, linens, and napkin rings blend perfectly and make a Clara tablescape. I’m so happy to see the spring blooms. Tulips and daffodils mixed with the hydrangeas make a wonderful bouquet and adding the eggs was a bonus! Enjoy your day! Clara ❤️

    • Clara
      March 15, 2021 at 11:27 am

      Beautiful, not Clara tablescape! Don’t know how that happened 😂

      • Clara
        March 15, 2021 at 11:34 am

        Eggs “were” not was! Daylight saving time is playing with my brain!☺️

      • March 15, 2021 at 11:40 am

        Thank you for your visit and sweet comment Clara! Your autocorrections made me laugh! 😂🐇🌷❤️

  13. Kari
    March 15, 2021 at 11:48 am

    So pretty Mary. I love your cabbage centerpiece. I tried once with a green cabbage and it didn’t turn out as nice and tidy as your purple cabbage. Placing it on the silver bunny cart was a great idea. You are always inspirational, must be from your many days in retail. :) Have a great week!

    • March 15, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      Thank you Kari! I’m looking forward to hopping with you tomorrow! 🐇🌷🍽❤️

  14. Barbara at Mantel and Table
    March 15, 2021 at 11:54 am

    SO beautiful Mary! I learned a lot too – your posts are always so inspiring in so many ways! :) Hope you have a lovely week!

    • March 15, 2021 at 6:10 pm

      Thank you for visit and sweet comment Barbara! Looking forward to hopping with you tomorrow! 🐇🍽❤️

  15. March 15, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Mary – I LOVE your cabbage arrangement! Wonderful tips on floral arranging. Thank you very much for including me in your beautiful tour. Joining Monday Morning Blooms was and is a delight!

    • March 15, 2021 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you Kelly! We so enjoyed having you share your expertise and join us today!🌷❤️

  16. March 15, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    The very first flowers to bloom at our new home are the daffodils. I squealed when I saw them pop through the ground. Oh it’s those little things that make me happy! I am
    Loving seeing the bunny themed table with the bunny proudly holding the most beautiful cabbage Spring flowers arrangement. As always, thanks for all the tips in creating a most beautiful flower arrangement. Looking forward to joining my friends of MMB again. Have a great week Mary

    • March 15, 2021 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you Shirley! We’ve missed you and look forward to you joining us again. 🌷❤️

  17. March 15, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    I love that bunny wheel barrel. The bunny plates are beautiful but I just can’t buy more dishes:) We are still cold here so the only blooms we have are at the grocery store:) Today was sunny bit the rest of the week will be cloudy and rainy:( I am longing for Spring. Have a beautiful week, Mary!

    • March 15, 2021 at 7:01 pm

      Hi Pinky, I can so relate to an overflowing dish pantry. Last week was beautiful and springy but we have the same dreary and rainy forecast.❤️

  18. March 15, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Mary, this is absolutely adorable! Your bunny themed table is absolutely delightful, and then the bunny with his cabbage filled with flowers! Perfection. A wonderful and beautiful flower arrangement. You are the queen of inspiration. Always such a treat to join with our lovely circle of friends for floral inspiration on our Monday Morning Blooms!

  19. March 15, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Thank you for creating such an adorable arrangement for your bunny to wheelbarrow in on your table, Mary! Your tips are most appreciated. I have never seen those Mikasa dinner plates. They are so pretty, and of course, your bunny plates add such a Spring-y touch.

  20. Melody Reed
    March 15, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    We had 9 degrees here in Vermont this morning. Your beautiful photographs give me hope that Spring is on its way…eventually. Just ordered the vanilla almond bark to try for my granddaughters Easter cone. Love love love!

  21. March 15, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Hi, I always enjoy your tutorials so much! Very easy to follow and so many cute tips and creative ideas! Hugs, Sandi

  22. March 15, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Very sweet, I can’t wait to be snipping blooms from my own garden, was in the garden as snow began to fall, not an ideal garden day! Love your bunny 😍

  23. Cyndi Raines
    March 15, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Oh Mary ! The bouquet is beautiful and yet a touch of whimsy with the bunny and the wheelbarrow! I love it! The colorful pastel tablecloth, napkins with the sweet bunny plates all sing SPRING! Thank you for the tips on the cabbage and the daffodils. The arrangement is so perfect! Just last night I was in my picture gallery and up popped a picture of my version of your arrangement of a bunny, a small cabbage, carrots and flowers in a large wicker basket a few years back. Then it also showed my version of the jelly beans and marshmallow chicks in the vase within the vase floral arrangement! Both brought me so much joy then and now, viewing what I was able to accomplish through your great instructions and tutorials. You continue to amaze me with your talent and I (we) all benefit through this awesome blog! Many thanks ! Happy SPRING! 🌸🌾🌼🐑🐇🐥

  24. Darlene
    March 16, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Everything is so pretty, the soft toned table cloth crowned by the flower arrangement
    Is the perfect touch. You have such a gift and we are blessed by your sharing.

  25. March 16, 2021 at 8:52 am

    So adorable Mary and using the purple cabbage is such a color pop! I love the flowers you combined, and the bunny cart could not be any sweeter! The bunny plates are too cute, Easter has arrived all over your table! A celebration of Spring! 💐🐰💕

  26. April 6, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    That is so cute and creative. It looks beautiful with your tablescape!

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