Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Blooms


Nothing brightens up a room like flowers can! For our Easter centerpiece this year, we choose to decorate with the classics: tulips, gerber daisies and baby's breath. Here's how we did it!


For the first arrangement, begin by tying a burlap knot around the vase. We bought our 5-inch stool of burlap in Michael's. Fill a tall, clear vase with 6 plastic eggs in pink and yellow. Next, fill the vase three quarters up with water. Begin by placing the tulips and allow them to fall naturally. We used only 4 tulips, but you could use more depending on the size of your vase. Finally, fill the middle of the arrangement with baby's breath.


We made a second arrangement using a ceramic egg carton. 


You will need a ceramic egg carton that holds 6 eggs for this arrangement. Ross, TJ Maxx and Target has them in the kitchen section.
 If you don't have one available, you can always use a cardboard or styrofoam carton.


Start by making a hole on the top of the egg. Do this very carefully by tapping the top of an egg with the tip of a sharp knife until you make a small hole. 


Then pierce the shell carefully and lift the shell away from the inside. Pour the egg white and yolk out of the shell into a bowl. 


Next, using your fingers as tools, begin to clean the edges to make a nice round opening on top. 


Clean out all the egg whites from the egg shell under running water. 


Place some Easter grass on the bottom of the egg carton to act like a cushion for the eggs. Next, carefully pat the egg shells dry and fill with water about 2/3 full. We began with the Gerber daisies because they take up the most room. Place one daisy per egg. You may have to cut them shorter than you think so that they don't tip the eggs over. Next, place one tulip per egg along with its leaves. Finally, fill the empty spots with baby's breath. 


We had a few extra eggs and decided to make these cute little gifts for our family. Use the same step you used to make the hole in the egg shells, fill with some Easter grass and Cadbury chocolate eggs! 


41 comments:

  1. Your flower arrangements are so pretty; I love the use of the eggshells! The version with the candy eggs is adorable!

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    1. Thanks.. Really brightens up the room. Happy Easter

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  2. What clever ideas. These arrangements are lovely and really speak to spring. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  3. How cute! Love the idea of using the cartons - happy Easter!

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  4. Lovely! Blessed Easter to both of you!

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    1. Thank you. Hope you had a wonder Easter as well.

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  5. Very pretty and festive!
    Happy Easter Holiday!

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  6. Wonderful post! I love the ideas, very creative! Happy Easter to both of you!

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  7. How adorable! Have a wonderful Easter!

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    1. Aww. thank Veronica!! Hope you had a great Easter as well

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  8. Love your blog! I'm happy to follow you, you can visit my blog when you find time :)
    http://kitchenista-welcometomykitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Neela... Thanks for following us.. Well stop by your blog and follow you too.

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  9. How creative! Love what you have done with the egg shells.

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  10. How very clever! I'm sure your family appreciated your efforts. I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. Blessings...Mary

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    1. Everyone loved them... The flowers are still perfect!

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  11. I absolutely adore the arrangement in that egg carton. It is so cute and whimsical!

    xx Kait

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    1. Thanks Kait.. Hope you had a great Easter

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    1. It will be here before we know it... Time flies

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  13. This is so cute and great for Easter!

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  14. Beautiful flowers in great arrangements. I will have to try the egg shell bouquet for next year

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  15. The eggs in eggs are a very neat idea. And kind of funny when you think about eggs in eggs.

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    1. lol.. Yes it is.. Hope you had a great easter!

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  16. Such cute Easter ideas you have there! The egg vases are especially adorable.
    xo
    E

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  17. How cute! I wish I would have seen this last week :( I'll have to Pin it for next year!

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  18. These are so adorable. I love everything! the flowers in the eggs, the eggs in the eggs.. and the ceramic egg carton! so beautiful. Happy easter! xxx

    http://andgeesaid.blogspot.com.au/

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  19. Looks like a beautiful Easter celebration!

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  20. Pretty Easter arrangements!

    ps: thanks for dropping by my blog :)

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