LE FESTE – CELEBRATIONS
Easter centerpieces are a great way to make holidays as festive and special as possible. Even if you don’t want to go all out (and there’s nothing wrong with that), you can make a simple centerpiece to jazz up the table. If your house is anything like mine, the table is the center of all the action at the holidays anyway. Discover these Easter centerpieces that I’ve made in no time at all:
Bunnies and Flowers Oh My
To make these Easter centerpieces, I turned to stuff I already had lying around the house. The electronic candles were a gift, and I had purchased the bunnies and plastic glittered eggs at the dollar store long ago. I picked up some silk and paper flowers, Spanish moss, and some malted chocolate eggs and created the scene in dollar-store-purchased baking pans. If I could have found one longer rectangular container, I would have combined the two Easter centerpieces to make one dramatic scene setter for the tabletop.
Jazz Up Supermarket Flowers
Egg-cellent Easter Centerpieces
The landscaper’s daughter, I’m a big fan of live flowers and plants. Designing floral bouquets is one of my favorite pastimes. But I don’t like spending a lot of money on the flowers and fillers. So, I often head to the supermarket. Carnations are a true bargain because they come in an array of colors and last a long time as long as you keep changing the water. Their full flower also packs a punch. I could not pass up the is bunch in soft and hot pink with a muted beige carnation and silver-painted baby’s breath. All I did was put cool water in the butterfly-covered vase, trimmed the ends of the carnations, and plopped them into place. Then, I added the egg picks that I had long ago bought at Michael’s in a post-Easter shopping spree.
Pull out your best crystal bowl (or even a transparent plastic one from the dollar store). Then, insert a smaller glass or vase in the center of the bowl. I actually used a cleaned out jar of salsa, and I added double sided tape to keep the jar in place. I added water to the smaller jar. Then, i filled the area between the bowl and the jar with colorful plastic Easter eggs. Finally, I created the look I wanted with the bouquet (again with flowers from the supermarket). I kept the flowers in place with a rubber band. And I placed the bouquet into the jar of water. Of all my centerpieces, this is one probably received the most compliments.
Di Meglio has written the Our Paesani column for ItaliansRus.com since 2003. You can follow the Italian Mamma on Facebook or Twitter @ItalianMamma10. For more handmade crafts and party gear, visit the Italian Mamma store on Etsy.