It’s a weird sort of Easter/Spring season this year. We’re all sheltering, distancing, and staying home, just as our instincts (and the weather) draw us out. So let’s bring a little normalcy to this strange time, and create something very simply, yet extraordinary for this Easter morning (April 12, 2020).

An Easter basket created from a weathered terra cotta pot, several faux cabbages, a bunch of faux tulips, and 5 sprigs of greenery plucked from a shrub in our yard. Add candy and a card and you’re done.

Easter basket/Spring centerpiece project how-to:

Assemble your ingredients: medium-large weathered terra cotta pot, your faux plants, 5+sprigs of fresh greenery from your yard.
STEP 1: Place the cabbages in the pot – they’ll be your defining shapes and stability
STEP 2: Bend the stems of the tulips so that they hook into the cabbages, at a height that they poke their pretty blossoms out of the pot amongst the cabbages.
STEP 3: Tuck the fresh greenery between each cabbage and the tulips. When selecting your greenery, look for something light and airy to contrast with the fullness of the cabbages. Cut these sprigs so that they pop out about 3-4″ higher than the cabbages and tulips.

This pretty ‘Easter basket‘ also makes a delightful table centerpiece – do several of them and place in a row down the middle of your table, with ivy or greenery interlaced on the table at their bases, tying them together. Add some tiny terra cotta pots with votive candles inside, and you’ve got a great evening spring table!

Stay safe, and have a beautiful Spring!

Thanks for reading,

Virginia