Easy Easter Centerpiece ~ fast, fun and fabulous!

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Five minutes! Once you have your simple materials, that’s how long it will take you to combine them on your table to create a show-stopping centerpiece that will set the mood for your festive celebration.

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What you need for this project:

  • Cake stand or large round plate or charger
  • Store-bought wreath of spring flowers (the one pictured is from Pier 1, but also look at other home stores, Michaels, HobbyLobby, World Market, Target, Walmart, etc.)
  • An object to place in the center ~ candle or bunny or any icon that evokes Springtime. Even a watering can would be adorable.

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Here are the objects I’ve chosen for this demonstration. You will see that each one transforms the basic idea (platter + flower wreath) into a completely unique design:

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And now, here they are transformed into a simply beautiful centerpiece! That’s all there is to it!

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If you want to elaborate on this idea, of course you can!

Optional materials you might want to add:

  • Excelsior or Easter basket filler
  • Ribbon ~ you might want to embellish a rabbit’s neck or tie bows onto your wreath
  • Various smaller accessories that echo the look of your wreath if you’re making it into a tablescape ~ chicks, napkins, eggs, votives, etc.

Here, I used brightly colored excelsior to fill in between the wreath and the focal point in the middle ~

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~ and I love the way it completes the arrangement.

Taking your cue from your wreath and the mood it creates, look for other accessories that repeat the style. Example #1: A cute little green wire basket from Michaels that I filled with sparkly faux eggs that coordinate with the glittery eggs in my Pier 1 wreath.

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Example #2: I found pretty Easter paper napkins at World Market (they say “hand towels” but they’re always perfect as napkins). The napkin design shows 2 chicks so I decided to add chicks (from Pier 1) to continue the tablescape theme. I hope you can see how one thing leads to another as my creation evolves.

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Arrange everything on your table and let the festivities begin!

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Happy, happy Easter, happy Springtime!

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Final class notes:

  • The advantage to a cake stand is that it becomes a stage for your centerpiece and allows more table space for food and table settings.
  • Faux floral wreath: You can bend and twist the flower stems to make their placement more pleasing.
  • Remember, activate your IMAGINATION and be inventive! That’s where the fun is! Use what’s available ~ if you don’t have a suitable cake stand, use a round dinner plate or charger. Or even a terra cotta pot saucer.
  • I hope you’ve noticed this is one floral design where no fresh flowers are needed. After the season, just pack away all those pretty pieces to use again next Spring. 

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