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Tulip Egg Basket

A brunch gets a splash of orange with baskets of French tulips -- when closed, the flowers evoke eggs.
The Martha Stewart Show, April 2007

A brunch gets a splash of orange with baskets of French tulips -- when closed, the flowers evoke eggs.

Tools and Materials

Easter basket

Assorted tulips

2 plastic liners, one large, one small

Wheatgrass

 

How-to

1. Place a plastic liner inside a basket.

2. Press clumps of wheatgrass, with a bit of soil still attached, around the edges of the larger liner.

3. Place a second, slightly smaller liner inside the first liner to hold the wheatgrass in.

4. Pour water and cut-flower food into plastic liner.

5. Cut tulips about 2-inches from the head of the flower, and prick the stem with a pin or knife to prevent growth.

6. Arrange tulips in basket.

Comments (2)

  • 23 Mar, 2009

    Meadresearch, don't know where your comment went, but I duplicated this with faux tulips for under $10, I purchased a small basket (without handle), round florist styrofoam to fit basket and 3 bunches of tulips in 3 different colors, cut them to size and poked them in the styrofoam...it took about 15 min.

  • 19 Mar, 2009

    I'm in tears! This has been the longest winter ever! It's lovely to see all the pretty spring colors! Ah, to have the money to make beautiful flower arrangements for your home.