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How to Make an Easter Centerpiece

How to Make an Easter Centerpiece

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I spotted this amazing Easter centerpiece in Southern Living back in 2015.  I was totally in awe of the mechanics and art that went into creating this lovely arrangement.

I knew I wanted to take a stab at making this myself, but I ran into a number of challenges that I finally conquered this year!  The first being that I could not find a fishbowl with a small opening like the one used by Southern Living.  Finally I settled on this glass bowl that is 9 and a half inches deep and 9 inches across at the opening.  This would have to do.A floral cage would not fit across the top of this bowl and I really didn’t want water sitting in the bottom of my bowl beneath the carrots.  Setting a plastic salad plate across the top of the bowl seemed to be the answer.  I drilled two holes in one of two plastic plates and four holes in a second plate.  First, I cut the green tops off of my carrots.  Using floral wire, I stuck the wire through my carrots and gathered them into a tight bunch. 
The wires from the carrots were pulled up through the two holes in the first plate, securing the carrots hanging beneath.  I did tuck a couple of little carrot greens into the top of the carrots to hide any wires that might show. It is very important to secure the plates to the glass bowl.  I used waterproof floral table to do this.  A piece of wet floral foam was secured into a cage and that cage was then anchored to the second plate through the four drilled holes.  This second plate can then be set upon the first and also firmly anchored with additional waterproof tape. Carrot tops were the first thing I added to my arrangement.Radishes and brussel sprouts were put on bamboo skewers to add them among the flowers to my arrangement.I don’t think I could be happier with how my arrangement turned out.  Now, if only I had Southern Living’s photographers capturing mine!  This will be a lovely centerpiece for my Easter table. I hope I have inspired you and have offered you enough details that you can create this for yourself! 

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12 Comments

  1. Chloe, you are too brilliant! I have been admiring that arrangement for a long time too, the carrots are just so effective! I am beyond impressed at your mad skills for recreating it, bravo! Yes Southern Living should be taking pictures at your house. I have that same mat in yellow and pink, I’m looking forward to using it and just might try my hand at your arrangement! Thank you for such a great tutorial 🙂

  2. What an excellent tutorial, Chloe. Out of the box constructions floral or otherwise require out of the box thinking. You attacked this with direct simplicity—and I really like that, and your arrangement is unique and gorgeous! Thanks for the great ideas! Sandi

  3. Chloe what a beautiful arrangement. It is absolutely stunning. I might try to replicate it myself if time allows. Wish me luck. If I do I will let you know how it turns out. Inspiring and informative as usual.

  4. This is gorgeous!! I absolutely love it!! You did a great job on recreating the Southern Living inspiration piece! Hugs!

    1. Thank you so much Benita, it took me a few years to figure it out and finally get it done!

  5. So creative … love this!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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