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How to Make a Lovely, Living Easter Centerpiece

Follow this simple tutorial to learn how to make a lovely Easter centerpiece that won't wilt before your guests arrive! To create this chic and simple arrangement, you'll have to visit your local florist or floral market and hit up a charming craft or hobby store to find all your essentials.

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Photography by: Ann Marie Collins

To find all of your materials for this dazzling Easter centerpiece, you will need to visit your local floral shop or market. Most of these are very common plants and supplies so you shouldn't have any difficulty finding them. Here's what you'll need:

  • Sheet moss
  • Mood moss
  • Spanish moss
  • Hyacinth
  • Lichens
  • Muscari
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Floral pipettes
  • Floral tape
  • Floral pin
  • Floral sheets
  • Plastic bag
  • Waterproof tape
  • Soil
  • Bird's nest -- we used a bird's nest from Terrain for the base, but any decorative nest will do as long as it's big enough
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Photography by: Ann Marie Collins

How to make your Easter centerpiece:

Cut a 3X3" piece of plastic (we used a garbage bag for this). Tape the bag to the inside of nest with waterproof floral tape. We do this so water doesn't leak through when you water your plants.

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Photography by: Ann Marie Collins

Cover the trash bag and tape with a mixture of both sheet and Spanish moss. Make sure to completely cover the plastic!

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Photography by: Ann Marie Collins

Fill nest with two generous handfuls of soil. Don't pack it down -- you will want the soil to be loose.

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Photography by: Ann Marie Collins

Add two hyacinth bulbs. If the roots are very long, cut them down so only 1" remains. This makes it much easier for planting.

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Photography by: Ann Marie Collins

Add five muscari bulbs around the hyacinth.

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Photography by: Ann Marie Collins

Now it's time to add your decorative touches! Add lichens, mood moss, and robin's eggs at your discretion to finish it off. Just tuck these into the soil and moss around the plants. Once everything is secured, your centerpiece is done! Now, let's see how it looks on the table...

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Photography by: Ann Marie Collins

We had so much fun making our centerpiece, and doesn’t it look so charming on this Easter table? This gorgeous tablescape was created with decadent linens from Silk and Willow, and dishware from the Lisette Lucas of the TableTop Company. Lightly draped linens, simply refined dishware, and understated place cards make this tablescape complete. We also love the way this arrangement looks on the rustic table.

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Photography by: Ann Marie Collins
Try it with daffodils!

To further inspire you, we made a few other versions of this DIY centerpiece! The one pictured above was created using exclusively daffodils for a light and bright focal point for your table. The sunshine-yellow flowers are just the thing for an Easter brunch.

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Photography by: Ann Marie Collins

And this stunner was made using spirea, fritillaria, hellebore and hyacinth, making it a very interesting (and more intricate) piece. We added in the spirea, fritillaria, and hellebore sparingly, but don't be afraid to really experiment with this arrangement!

 

Photography by Ann Marie Collins of AMC Photography. Taken on location at the Highline Hotel in NYC.

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About the Author

Chris Hessney

Based out of New York City, Hessney & Co. is an event planning and design company specifically catered to creating whatever you may need for your event or occasion. Our passion for design and attention to detail ensures that everyday events become extraordinary experiences. With a strong background in event management and design and over 10 years of experience in the industry...

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