This week I picked up these pretty yellow and purple tulips while grocery shopping and wanted to make an easy centerpiece with them for Easter. I’ve used these wooden planter boxes for so many floral arrangements over the years and they are definitely great to have on hand. I think any sort of box would work for this, if it’s not already lined just trim and place a plastic lining (like a grocery bag) around the inside perimeter to make it waterproof.
Usually when I start a flower arrangement I’m not 100% sure how it’s going to end up. All I knew for this one is I wanted the tulips to look like they were growing out of grass with eggs scattered throughout. To create this look you’ll need a waterproof box, floral foam, tulips, eggs, and moss (mine’s from the dollar store, one bag is plenty). The first thing you do is soak the floral foam then cut it to fit your vessel and tuck it all in. When I’m making an arrangement, I try to follow the natural direction of the flower. Starting in the center, use the flowers that are pointing straight up to start, then add in the ones that are curved on the sides. Keep your side flowers a bit shorter in order to create an arched shaped to the arrangement. Add your moss then tuck in some Easter eggs to finish it off. I loved how this entire tablescape turned out! Godiva sent over a box with lots of Easter goodies and I had a little fun using them as decoration for our Easter table. I’m so looking forward to trying those truffles and totally calling the pistachio and lemon ones for myself.
Now if you happened to see my instastory you probably saw my natural Easter egg dye fail. I had intended to make lavender colored eggs, but that just wasn’t happening. I bought beets to make the color pink and purple cabbage to make blue, I was planning on dipping eggs in each color to get a pastel purple. The purple cabbage ended up working great but I can’t say the same for the beets! At first they made the eggs yellow, then they would come out this muddy-orangey color. Anyway, I’m so happy with the blue eggs, they are the prettiest pastel shade like robin’s eggs! I totally recommend this method if you want to try an all natural way to color Easter eggs. I chopped up about 3/4 of the cabbage then boiled and simmered it in a pot of about 2 liters of water. Remove the cabbage leaving just the liquid and then set your eggs in. The longer you keep the eggs in the liquid the darker the color will become. For these I left them in for around 5 minutes because I really liked the light blue shade.
If you remember my last tablescape from Christmas, these are the same DIY mini wreaths from that table setting! I used them here as nests for the eggs, but if you happen to have little twig nests from the craft store, those would be so adorable too. However, I was pretty excited that I got another use out of these mini wreaths, you can see that DIY tutorial here. I actually used a lot of the same pieces here (the runner, gold chargers and white plates) and I think that just shows the versatility of having the right pieces as your home decor!
Tip: Tulips grow toward the light, so they may start to change position based on where they are. Turn your arrangement intermittently if you wish to keep a uniform shape
Everything you need to create the perfect Easter table:
Hope you all have a Happy Easter!