How to Make an Easy Carrot Flower Arrangement + Cottontails and Carrots Tablescape

DIY Easy Flower Arrangement with Carrots for Spring or Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies #blackandwhite

Easter’s on its way, and I’m hopping down the bunny trail with steps to

create an easy blooming carrot arrangement for your Spring or Easter table!

And as it’s the first Monday of the month, I’m joining my blogging friends to share

some floral inspiration and Monday Morning Blooms!

You’ll find my floral friends’ links to their blooming creations at the bottom of this post.

Cottontails and Carrots Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies #blackandwhite

Our common theme for this week’s edition of Monday Morning Blooms

was a flower arrangement for Easter.

DIY Easy Flower Arrangement with Carrots for Spring or Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies #blackandwhite

Everybunny’s favorite veggie is carrots, so I decided to make a blooming carrot arrangement

for a table centerpiece, fitting for Spring or Easter!

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My vase was 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide and I ended up

using most of a 2-pound bag of carrots for this arrangement.

Give your carrots a good wash and trim so they measure the height of your vase.

I alternated placing the carrots up and down, with the narrow ends

next to the wider ends, for fewer gaps around the perimeter of the vase.

Adjust and arrange your carrots to your liking.

DIY Easy Carrot Flower Arrangement Tutorial using Chicken Wire | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies

I used chicken wire for easy flower arranging, which also helped

hold the carrots upright. Chicken wire is easy to cut with scissors to the

 size you need and is reusable which makes a favorite flower arranging tool.

Cut your chicken wire at least 4 inches larger than your opening,

so you have enough to bend to hold against the wall of your vase / carrots.

Fill your vase with water and floral preservative, and you’re

on your way to creating your blooming carrot arrangement!

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I picked up some hydrangeas from the grocery store to resemble bunny cottontails.

Hydrangeas are large so 3 – 4 blooms will easily fill the top

of a 6-inch wide vase, covering the tops of the carrots.

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After the hydrangeas were in place, I added some orange tulips.

Remove the outer droopy or any tattered leaves of the tulips before arranging.

I separated the petals on some of the hydrangeas to tuck a few of the tulips down

through the big blooms.

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 There were no carrots with fresh green tops at my grocery store the day I was shopping.

If you can find carrots with green tops that aren’t too wilted, all the better,

as you can use the tops to mix with your flowers in your arrangement.

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To mimic the carrot top greenery, I added sprigs of flat leaf (Italian) parsley,

tucking in pieces among the tulips and hydrangeas.

Once everything was arranged, I sprayed the arrangement with Crowning Glory

an anti-transpirant that seals in moisture to prolong the life of the flowers.

DIY Easy Flower Arrangement with Carrots for Spring or Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies #blackandwhite

I place my arrangements on a towel before spraying it with Crowning Glory

to catch any drips and allow it to dry before moving it to the table.

Drying time will vary depending on temperature and humidity, typically around an hour.

Crowning Glory dries clear and is safe for all flowers but will prevent roses

from opening, so wait to spray roses when they are open.

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I tied some black and white wire edge ribbon around the vase to pair with the table and voila. . .

an easy carrot arrangement that Peter Rabbit and friends would approve of!

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Bunnies can be found hiding among the flowers in a black and white tablecloth . . .

 Cottontails and Carrots Tablescape for Spring or Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies #blackandwhite

And an assortment of four white bunny dishes join Bordallo Pinheiro bunny plates,

atop black and white checks in dinner plates and ruffled placemats..

 Cottontails and Carrots Tablescape for Spring or Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies #blackandwhite

Beaded carrot napkin rings hopped in my cart at HomeGoods a couple of weeks ago,

holding a pair of carrot and black and white check napkins.

 Cottontails and Carrots Tablescape for Spring or Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies #blackandwhite

Fitz and Floyd Kensington Rabbit cabbage leaf dish with Lindt chocolate carrots for Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies #blackandwhite

A Fitz and Floyd Kensington Rabbit cabbage leaf cracker dish is happy to be out of the bunny hutch!

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Instead of crackers, it’s serving up Lindt Hazelnut Chocolate Carrots.

 Cottontails and Carrots Tablescape for Spring or Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies #blackandwhite

DIY Carrot Flower Arrangement + Cottontails and Carrots Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies #blackandwhite

A note about tulips: Cut tulips will gain an inch or more in height after being cut so

it’s not your imagination if they look taller after a few days in your vase. ;)

Tulips are also geotropic (bending with gravity) and phototropic (reaching toward light),

so you’ll notice them rearranging themselves over the course of a couple of days

after completing your arrangement.

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Vase life for cut tulips is 3-10 days, depending on variety, care and maturity.

 Cottontails and Carrots Tablescape for Spring or Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies #blackandwhite

 Cottontails and Carrots Tablescape for Spring or Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies #blackandwhite

 Cottontails and Carrots Tablescape for Spring or Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies #blackandwhite

Table Details:

Black and white tablecloth with bunnies / HomeGoods, used here

White Bunny Dishes / Grace’s Teaware, HomeGoods, several years ago used here

Kensington Rabbit cabbage leaf tray / Fitz & Floyd, 1987 – 1991

Green bunny plates / Bordallo Pinhiero, Tuesday Morning, several years ago

 Buffalo Check Dinner Plates / Ciroa, HomeGoods several years ago, used here

Black and White Check Round Placemats / Crown Linen Designs

Napkins / Pier 1, several years ago

Carrot Napkin Rings / HomeGoods

Wood carved chargers / Pier 1, many years ago

Flatware / Wallace Accent Corsica Flatware

Stemware / Mikasa Stephanie

 Cottontails and Carrots Tablescape for Spring or Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #easter #tablescape #diy #flowers #centerpiece #bunnies #blackandwhite

Visit my talented blogging friends to see their floral inspiration this week:

 Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Pam at Everyday Living

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  29 comments for “How to Make an Easy Carrot Flower Arrangement + Cottontails and Carrots Tablescape

  1. April 4, 2022 at 7:01 am

    Mary, this is a 5-carat/carrot table!! 🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕You have put whimsy and creativity to another level. Your tables of black and white check are always a favorite of mine…you always impeccably curate such a beautiful plate stack and coordinating the perfect linens (love those carrot napkins and napkin holders!) I have 2 upcoming events for Easter so I shall be trying to re-create your arrangement. I love how you used the parsley to mimic the carrot top greenery and love how you found the perfect color of orange tulips….perfectly coordinated with the carrots. Peter Rabbit and his siblings🐇 along with all of us thank you for this most wonderful table filled with such charm and whimsy. So wonderful to join you today for some flower inspiration!!! Have a great week Mary!

    • Sandra Brown
      April 4, 2022 at 9:04 am

      Everything you do makes me happy and I LOVE Monday morning blooms!

  2. Denise
    April 4, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Love this! What a lovely way to start a Monday! It’s cold and drizzling rain/snow here in Michigan. Thanks for the beautiful pictures to start me dreaming of spring!

  3. Debbie J
    April 4, 2022 at 7:31 am

    I get so excited when I see your posts and you never disappoint!! I have a black and white quilt that I’ve wanted to use as a table cover so thank you for the inspiration. Your table is so much fun!

  4. April 4, 2022 at 7:58 am

    Good morning, Mary. I love your carrot flower arrangement. Your tutorials are always easy to understand and follow. Orange tulips, hydrangeas, and parsley are perfect with the carrots. You do black and white so perfectly…I love the plate stack, adorable tablecloth, and those cute beaded napkin rings. It is always a pleasure to join you for flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms 🐰🥕Have a wonderful day!

  5. Babs
    April 4, 2022 at 8:03 am

    Wow, you let the spring time in with a refreshing look. Carrots and orange tulips what cheerful Presentation

  6. Ann Woleben
    April 4, 2022 at 8:03 am

    All of the table settings are so lovely – a glorious bow to spring and Easter~

  7. April 4, 2022 at 8:14 am

    Mary, I am crazy over your black, white and carrot tablescape! Your carrot arrangement couldn’t be cuter, and thank you for all the clever tips {flat leaf parsley!!} I need to get some chicken wire, Home Depot? I love your new carrot napkins and napkin rings, so adorable! The cabbage leaf dish held by black and white bunnies full of chocolate carrots is so cute and so perfect with your black and white theme. I just adore tulips and all the surprises they bring as they dance around! Thank you for the Monday Morning smiles 🌷
    Jenna

  8. Cindi
    April 4, 2022 at 8:35 am

    Absolutely adorable!

  9. Liz
    April 4, 2022 at 9:33 am

    Beautiful Mary! Love the carrots and the whole arrangement. I really like how you have the tulips framed by the fluffy hydrangeas. Beautiful table, great dishes, napkins and cute napkin rings!

  10. Rita C.
    April 4, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Fabulous arrangement, Mary. I love how you used chicken wire and didn’t have to have a vase within the vase (you answered my question with your great tutorial). What a great combination with the use of black & white on the table with your green and orange. Love the new napkin rings. The Fitz & Floyd cracker tray is adorable with the Lindt umbrellas (which, btw, are one of my favorite seasonal candies). Endless table combinations pour from your inventory, all so creative!

  11. April 4, 2022 at 11:03 am

    Love, love, love this tablescape. Absolutely perfect. So look forward to your posts.

  12. April 4, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Oh my good, did your carrot vase make me smile this morning! What a fun arrangement, Mary. I’d love to try this. I remember having such a fun time doing your lemon vase arrangement. Your Fitz and Floyd cracker dish is perfect for serving up candy treats! 😊

  13. April 4, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    This is so delightful Mary! The black and white is a refreshing color palette for Easter, I love it. This table setting just made me so happy this morning, it’s fresh and filled with all the goodness of spring. Those Lindt chocolate carrots are so, so good aren’t they? Adding parsley is genius. {But then I already knew that you were one!} It is always such a joy to join you for flower therapy and our sweet Monday Morning Blooms 🐰Have a wonderful week ahead!

  14. p shoaf
    April 4, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Lovely as always !!
    Paula

  15. April 4, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Soooo cute! 🐰🥕🐰🥕🐰🥕

  16. April 4, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Mary, Carrots and Cottontails table is full of charm! Of course I love the black and white from the darling toile tablecloth featuring bunnies to those cute black and white bunny figures. The CLD checked placemats are a staple here. Love Crown Linen Design linens!!! Carrots are not only an appropriate added detail, the orange really pops in the vase of flowers and on the table. Love the dish stack too! Suffice it to say I’m smitten with this darling table. Happy Cottontails!

  17. Clara
    April 4, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Mary, Your tablescape is fabulous! Love the centerpiece. What a clever idea to use carrots! I adore the cute carrot napkin rings! The black and white rabbit theme mixed with the carrot items and F&F accessories just make a beautiful Easter table! Enjoy your week. Clara❤️

  18. Cyndi Raines
    April 5, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Over the top cuteness for sure! Love how you stacked the carrots for less gaps, genius! I was surprised it wasn’t a vase within a vase for the carrots, but it turned out just perfect! I’ve never seen orange tulips before. The entire tablescape is just total cuteness and Fitz and Floyd tray is darling! Thanks Mary.

  19. April 5, 2022 at 9:52 am

    Mary a table after my own heart with your black and white bunny tablecloth, crown linen placemats, b&w plates plus those adorable normally pinhiero salad plates. I have those cute napkins from Pier1. I miss walking into that store. The carrot centerpiece is lovely with the hydrangeas and orange tulips. A nice way to start the week.

  20. April 5, 2022 at 11:06 am

    So very clever Mary, you always surprise me. Thank you for all the Easter table inspiration! I did make your cones up for Easter, everyone that gets one of these special treats just loves them.
    Thank you.
    Smiles, Sue

  21. April 5, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    What a lovely Easter Table! I loved your centerpiece and those Carrot napkin rings are too darn cute!
    What a nice Spring Affair it will be at your house!
    Happy Tuesday!

  22. April 6, 2022 at 8:31 am

    So cute, you are the wizard of chicken wire! Love your arrangement 😊

  23. April 8, 2022 at 4:24 am

    This is an awesome idea. I can’t believe we can make this beautiful Flower Arrangement with carrots. Thank you for posting these lovely images.

  24. Max
    April 12, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Using carrots🤣 You are so creative!

  25. Linda
    April 17, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    Love your carrot centerpiece! And what I would give to have those beaded carrot napkin rings! If I had seen this post sooner I would have went straight to Home Goods. Looked online but didn’t see them. I grow thousands of carrots every year and have them all winter long in my garden. Kind of known as the carrot aficionado in my family so I collect fun carrot decorations. Oh well, maybe next year. Your tablescape is amazing as always!

  26. Eve
    April 18, 2022 at 8:57 am

    I loved your carrot tablescape. I had bought the same tablecloth last year and I made the tulip hydrangea arrangement. All of my guests loved it too. I dipped the hydrangea stems in alum and used Crowning Glory floral preservative and the flowers look great after 2 days!

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