Today I'm going to be making a really simple elegant Easter centrepiece for our celebration table.
Gathering the materials
To make this year's Easter centrepiece, I bought a selection of spring-flowering plants plus a maidenhead fern. I've also got plenty of moss leftover from my last project Peat Pot Easter Baskets which I'm going to use here again. I picked up some lovely Easter rabbits which were on sale at our local DIY shop together with some tall, slim, white, candles.
Thankfully, I rescued some Forsythia cuttings which were piled high on the wheelbarrow ready to be composted and I think they are going to look lovely around the edge of the tray.
A note about the Coronavirus
Firstly, you may think it a little insensitive of me to post this with all that is going on the world at the moment so I'd like to address that first off. (If you are reading this at a later date, the world is currently struggling to stem the spread of the Coronavirus from which thousands of people have already died).
Crafting is my therapy
The fact is however, crafting and making are a welcome relief for me, from the bombardment of social media fake news and scaremongering that is my news feed at present. I'm struggling with how to deal with it all and I reckon I'm not the only one. In particular because of the restrictions being placed upon us in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, we are all being forced to spend more time at home all the more reason to make our surroundings more inspiring and uplifting. I for one, need this right now and maybe you do too. I'm not saying I'm ignoring the news - not at all, but for the sake of my sanity, I need a little distraction from it.
So with that said, let's get on with today's project.
By the way, if you're coming from Marty's at A Stroll Thru Life, Welcome, I'm so glad you're here, and hope you enjoy my latest creation 🙂
Making a simple Easter Centrepiece
I'm going to be using quite a bit of white sisal fibre as a 'filler' on this Easter centrepiece which you may have seen me use in my last video where I made Peat Pot Easter Baskets and I also have a collection of twigs in various thicknesses and lengths. I'm not sure what I'm going to be using out of all this yet although, I've got quite a large wooden tray which will sit in the centre of the table and I'm just going to start placing some of these things on it to see how it looks and we'll go from there but basically, this is all I'm using to make the Easter centrepiece.
As usual, I'll leave links below to all the Easter decorating items which you can buy online but if you're lucky, apart from the Spring plants you will probably have most of these things (or something similar) amongst your Easter decorating stash!
For this Simple Easter Centrepiece you will need the following:
Time needed: 10 minutes
A selection of flowering and non-flowering Spring plants
A long wooden tray (or similar container)
White Hyacinth (Scented)
Pansy (I used white)
Kalanchoe (I used white)
Plant saucers | USA | UK |
Tall Easter Bunnies x2
Small Easter Bunnies (I used 5)
2 slim candlesticks or candle holders
2 Long white candles
A selection of garden twigs in various thicknesses
Flowering twigs like Forsythia or Willow
Sisal Fibre (white) | USA | EU |
Small Speckled Easter Eggs (Quail's eggs) OR Wooden Eggs
- Add the Plants to the Tray
Place the plants on the tray and move them about to see how they look. I've put little saucers underneath mine so that I can water them. I'm putting the Maidenhair Fern and the lovely scented Hyacinth towards the centre of the tray and the smaller plants at the ends.
- Wrap the pots
Cut a small piece of burlap ribbon and wrap the larger pots with that.
- Add some Sisal Fibre
Fill in between the plants with Sisal Fibre which will hide the plant pots and make the Easter centrepiece look really cute and dreamy.
- Cover the Earth with Moss
Add some moss around the top and sides of the spring plants. The moss will hide the earth but also, it will stop it from drying out so quickly in a warm room. With the saucers underneath, the plants can easily be watered and that's one of the things that I like about this arrangement.
- Add the candles
Place the tall white candles in amongst the plants on either side of the Maidenhead Fern.
- Add some bunnies to the Easter Centrepiece
Place the Easter Bunnies along the length of the tray. The tall bunnies will go each side of the Maidenhair Fern, each facing outwards towards the guests. Add the smaller Easter Bunnies in between the plants and at the corners of the tray.
- Fill in with Sisal Fibre
Fill in with more sisal fibre if needed.
- Decorate with Easter eggs
Decorate the Easter Centrepiece with some small speckled eggs (I used Quail's eggs).
- Finish off with Twigs
Place some twigs around the outside edge of the tray and arching over the top of the Easter Centrepiece.
Elegant Easter Centrepiece
Peat Pot Easter Baskets
Lastly, all I have to do is put the Easter centrepiece onto our table. Of course, the place settings are already done and you can see how I made those in my last post 'How to make Peat Pot Easter Baskets'.
This was the easiest Easter Centrepiece I've ever made, a few plants, candles, bunnies, eggs and some and twigs and that's it!
Even though this Easter centrepiece was so easy to put together, it looks elegant and I think it's the best I've made yet. As my husband complimented "It just gets better every year!". Well, I'm not going to argue with that!
Use it all year round!
We have a few family birthdays in March and April and this Easter Centrepiece can be adapted to use for those too. Besides, it's so lovely, why not get as much use out of it as possible?
The plants can continue to be replaced once they go over. For example, the Easter bunnies could be replaced with other types of seasonal décor making it easy to use this display all year round if you wanted!
An uplifting Spring Tablescape
I reckon, having to stay at home gives us the perfect excuse to give our homes a little burst of Spring loveliness – as if I needed an excuse!
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