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Spring Centerpiece

by on Apr.10, 2010, under Craftables

I got the idea for this craft project after making my silk-dyed eggs and deciding that they were so pretty I wanted a way to display them for more then just the Easter holiday. My seasonal centerpiece was in desperate need of an update for spring, and I thought turning it into a little spring garden would be a great way to accomplish both things.

Supplies:

  • Tall glass vase
  • Moss (or some type of grass-colored fabric)
  • Decorative eggs (insides removed)
  • Seasonal flower stems  – I used Hyacinth, Daffodils, and Pansies, but you could use Gerber Daisies, Iris, Tulips or any spring flower you fancy.
  • Optional:
    • Depending on how wide  your vase is,  you may need something to help support the flower stems. I purchased a cylindrical piece of florist foam. Turned out however, I didn’t need it.
    • Decorative enhancements: in this example, I found a very pretty and life-like butterfly while I was tootling around the craft store and thought it would add a nice touch.

Steps:

  1. If your flowers come in bunches as mine did, use wire cutters to remove each individual stem for them group.
  2. Add a layer of moss in the bottom of the vase.
  3. Position your decorative eggs on the top of the moss. Again depending on how wide your vase is, you might need to add the florist form at this point to help support your eggs against the outside of the glass and keep them from falling towards the center.
  4. Once your eggs are positioned, start adding your stems. I worked from the middle out, positioning my largest stems first, then filling in the remaining space with the smaller stems.
  5. Add any other decorative items to the arraignment.

Click on the individual pictures for a larger view:

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