Welcome Spring! After a long winter, we are very happy to see some color entering our drab world. I finally put away the Christmas Decor (come on I can’t be the only one with Christmas lights still up in the middle of March, can I?) And I figured I needed something full of color to brighten our decor in honor of spring. With all the fun Easter craft supplies hitting the stores it was really easy to be inspired to create this fun and easy Spring Floral Centerpiece craft.
Spring Floral Centerpiece conversation starters
The fun thing is that you can be really creative and turn this into a themed basket. Like the one Spring Floral Centerpiece I focused it to be Easter themed. Or you can create a general Spring thing. The choice is your.
The other great thing is just how quick and easy these are to throw together. I mean, seriously easy! I had both baskets completed in a matter of 40 minutes! Which is very important when you have a wee babe who doesn’t like to sleep longer than 30 minutes at a time!
- Spring Basket -I found mine in the Easter basket section. They were already complete and I knew I wanted them. But really any basket will do.
- Floral foam block – measure to make sure you have the size and shape to fit inside your basket and fill the base well.
- Rock decor
- Silk Flowers in varieties of your choice
- Glitter Dust (referral link)
- Spring floral inserts
To begin you simply place the foam blocks into the bottom of the basket.
If you are planning on having a more rustic basket. Or having the flowers not be as dense you can even add the decorative pebbles to the basket. This will weight it down so it won’t be as light to tip over. And when you look close you will see rocks instead of the foam block. But you don’t have to. I did it on one but not the other. So it is all up to you.
Then you trim down the silk flowers so that once inserted into the foam blocks they will be the height that you prefer.
Begin by inserting a flower into the foam blocks.
So what If you happen to have flowers without stems (which after our old craft business of making silk flower hair bows I had a lot of them in the basement.)? No problem, just pick up some sticks from the floral department and attach the flower heads to the stems. Now you can stick them in. If they give you any trouble you can also put a small dab of hot glue on the tip of the stick and then stick the flowerhead on top.
Now add more flowers. Begin to alternate the types and colors of the flowers to give variety. Don’t stick all the pansies or all blues in one spot. Spread them out.
Before you get too far along you will also want to stick in your Spring floral decor. These were just cute little things I found in the Easter section at Super Walmart. Just for $1. As long as it has a stem, you should be fine because it can stick into the foam blocks below.
Also as you are adding flowers, make sure you add some that are shorter to the edges. This will give a fuller look. And not leave any wide open spaces to see down into the basket.
Really that is all there is to it. Just add more flowers. Alternating kinds and colors. Leave some tall and make some short. That is the real trick. Keep going until you are satisfied with the fullness of your Spring Floral Centerpiece.
When you have all the flowers into your Spring Floral Centerpiece, then it is time for the finishing touch. Take it outside and mist it with the Glitter Dust.
This is much better than regular Glitter sprays. It literally comes out in a fine dust mist. So instead of chunks of glitter, it leaves a very fine dusting of glitter.
That leaves your flower petals with a soft glisten. But very subtle until it shines in the sunlight.
Once it dries than you are good to bring it back inside the house and set it up as the centerpiece in the location of your choice.
I have one on the entryway table. And then the other is on my Piano in the visiting room.
And that’s all there is to it. Like I said these are crazy simple. The part that took me the longest was just trimming down the flower stems as I put each one into the baskets!
You now have the main idea of how to throw a spring floral centerpiece together. Now go pick up some of your favorite silk flowers. Find some festive sprigs or glittery butterflies you can add for glam.
And pick up a basket that fits the look you are going for. If you want a more sophisticated look, you may want to go for a wicker basket. Or if you like cutie- look for felt easter baskets like these! Either way, you can end up with a great Spring floral centerpiece in no time!
What type of flowers would you include in a spring floral centerpiece?
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