beautifully simple diy Easter centerpiece

Are you needing a little inspiration for your Easter table?

This is one of my favorite diy's from last year. It's so simple and beautiful that I thought I'd share it again!

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I had initially made it years and yeeeaaars ago, when I hosted Easter at my first apartment. Let's not talk about how long ago that was. I have no idea where I came up with the idea, but it turned out lovely.

Want another fun little live flower project? {click here}

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spring 1

Here in Denver no one buys outdoor flowers until Mothers Day weekend, because we have crazy unpredictable snows! The Guy at Home Depot even reminded me of this fact, bless him.

Assuring him I was doing an indoor project, he smiled and let me go on my merry little way.

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Once you've purchased your flowers, find a box {or really, the other way around would be better so you know how many to buy...}. This one carried some of our groceries from Costco. The only real specification is that it's low-ish and around the same height as your flower containers.

Because you're not planting the flowers in the box, they remain in their containers so you can plant them outside when your ready {or when your weather is}.

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You can use whatever moss you like, my favorite is the kind that comes in sheets from Hobby Lobby {they're in the floral section, near the grapevine wreaths}.

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Measure the height of your box, add an inch, and cut!

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Hot glueing the moss sheet is crazy easy, making sure the extra inch is at the top so you can fold it over and hide the rim of your box.

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When you get to the corners, cut in diagonal just long enough to reach the box.

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Fold over the moss and glue with your hot glue gun.

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Continue glueing the top, cut each corner diagonally, folding it in.

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Once the box is completed, place the flower containers inside, as closely together as possible. You want them to fit extremely tightly and have next to no gaps.

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Grabbing my favorite striped ribbon, I stretched it around the box, securing it with a pin. Then sprinkled a few faux robin eggs throughout.

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And voila! A gorgeous live centerpiece, just waiting to be planted once the weather is warmer!

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{easy} spring centerpiece + repurposed box

spring centerpiece

I made this centerpiece for the first Easter I spent in my apartment, years and years ago. It was a fun little project I did with my mom. I thought I'd make it again this year.

Want another fun little live flower project? {click here}

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Items Needed: box, flowers in containers, moss, hot glue gun, scissors. Ribbon & faux eggs, if desired.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

spring centerpiece

Here in Denver no one buys outdoor flowers until Mothers Day weekend, because we have crazy unpredictable snows! The Guy at Home Depot even reminded me of this fact, bless him.

Assuring him I was doing an indoor project, he smiled and let me go on my merry little way.

spring centerpiece

Once you've purchased your flowers, find a box {or really, the other way around would be better so you know how many to buy...}. This one carried some of our groceries from Costco. The only real specification is that it's low-ish and around the same height as your flower containers.

Because you're not planting the flowers in the box, they remain in their containers so you can plant them outside when your ready {or when your weather is}.

spring centerpiece

You can use whatever moss you like, my favorite is the kind that comes in sheets from Hobby Lobby {they're in the floral section, near the grapevine wreaths}.

spring centerpiece

Measure the height of your box, add an inch, and cut!

spring centerpiece

Hot glueing the moss sheet is crazy easy, making sure the extra inch is at the top so you can fold it over and hide the rim of your box.

spring centerpiece

When you get to the corners, cut in diagonal just long enough to reach the box.

spring centerpiece

Fold over the moss and glue with your hot glue gun.

spring centerpiece

Continue glueing the top, cut each corner diagonally, folding it in.

spring centerpiece

Once the box is completed, place the flower containers inside, as closely together as possible. You want them to fit extremely tightly and have next to no gaps.

spring centerpiece

Grabbing my favorite striped ribbon, I stretched it around the box, securing it with a pin. Then sprinkled a few faux robin eggs throughout.

spring centerpiece

And voila! A gorgeous live centerpiece, just waiting to be planted once the weather is warmer!

spring centerpiece

Absolute perfection for Easter, Mothers Day, or any reason your table needs a little Spring!

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12 {awesome} easter egg ideas

easter egg ideas

Though it's fun to simply go the store bought box route to dye eggs with the kids...{I'm gonna be honest} I'm kinda bored of it after years of doing the same thing.

Don't you think I they'd love to try their hand in a little more creativity?

I know mine will freak out at these fun eggs...let these inspire you for prettier Easter baskets this year!

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{gold leaf easter eggs by sugar & charm}

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{source unknown, but looks like plastic eggs with gold sparkles. yes please!}

easter eggs 8

{painterly pastel eggs by paper & stitch}

easter eggs 7

{water color eggs by spoon fork bacon}

easter eggs

{doilies as stencils by counting graces}

easter eggs 5

{paper napkin eggs by las recetas de la felicidad}

easter eggs 4

{diy golden eggs by stylizimo}

easter eggs 3

{white paint pen eggs by joy ever after}

easter egg ideas

{neon dip-dyed eggs by oh joy}

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{silhouette easter eggs by dear lillie}

easter eggs ombre

{ombre eggs by Country Living}

easter eggs

{make your own perfect hue with mccormick}

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wait

I have to include one more because I can't get over how cute they are...

easter egg ideas

{silhouette eggs by le papier studio}

Ok yes, so that makes 13 ideas, and I already had a silhouette idea on my list. But I just couldn't handle how darling they look! Especially the one with the little girls.

Which is your favorite? Goodness, I'm going to need to buy a bunch more eggs...

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Easter Printables

This week I have gone all over town for Easter decorations that do NOT have to do with bunnies & candy.

Why on earth do {non cheezy} Christ-centered decorations not exist in stores??

I don't get it.

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So...I thought I'd help us all out by finding some printables that reflect the REAL reason of this special day.

Hope it adds some joy to your tables & homes for Easter!

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kiki & co

{kiki and company}

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{kiki and company}

Easter 7{printable decor}

JDC 1

{jones design company}

JDC 3

{jones design company}

JDC 2

{jones design company}

Easter 2

{whimsicle design studio}

Easter 6

{rhonna designs}

akadesign

{aka designs}

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{aka designs}

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Here's our house as we prepare for Easter...how are you getting ready??

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He is Risen

He is Risen...

He is Risen INDEED!

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