Saturday, April 19, 2014
Spring Flower Basket Easter Table Centerpiece
Good morning, sweet friends and happy Saturday! Both of my sons are home from college for a 48 hour whirlwind Easter weekend! I'm busy packing up for a trip to my parents' house to celebrate Easter with my extended family today. Since my mom and sister are doing all of the cooking this year, (yes, my oven is still acting wonky) I decided to make an Easter basket table centerpiece using spring flowers.
The basket was one that I had on hand. I lined the basket portion with plastic and added some "wet foam" blocks from Hobby Lobby. These are blocks that you soak in water and are meant for use in fresh flower arrangements.
I filled the basket with eucalyptus and then added 1 bunch of pink snapdragons, 3 ranunculus, 2 pink hydrangea, 3 pink hyacinth, 2 bunches of daffodils and a few sprigs of forsythia and pussy willow.
Fortunately, spring flowers are in abundant supply right now. I've found beautiful bunches of daffodils at Trader Joe's for $1.49! Tulips, hydrangea, hyacinth...you can find them all at many supermarkets...and they don't cost a fortune...at least not this week!
My favorites are the ranunculus. Ranunculus flowers make me swoon. In all honesty, after the winter we've had this year, any hint of spring makes me swoon. The good news is that it's supposed to be in the 60's here this weekend and spring bulbs are beginning to bloom so I think that spring is finally here to stay!
This sunny spring centerpiece can be assembled in under 20 minutes using supermarket flowers and a basket that you have on hand. I'm off to have Easter dinner with my extended family today so that I can drive my sons back to their respective schools tomorrow.
Yes, I should be packing the car but I wanted to wish each of you a very Happy Easter and to tell you how much I appreciate you!