Savvy home decorators love decorating the table for Easter, and a beautiful Easter centerpiece will bring spring to your table and set the mood for any Easter gathering. These fresh centerpiece ideas are easy to make, and perfect for spring and the Easter holiday.
Springtime blossoms make wonderful Easter centerpieces. To make your flower arrangement extra special, start with an unconventional vase. Consider using a watering can or an antique pitcher to hold your blossoms. Fill with tall, graceful flowers such as lilac or peony. For flower arrangements with height, begin with an elevated cake plate. Fill the cake plate with clear glass votive holders. Snip tulips close to their blossoms and place one tulip in each votive holder. Circle the tulip with blades of grass cut from your lawn. For an easy, but stunning, arrangement, buy blooming tulips and daffodils in pots and pack them tightly together in a rustic basket. Cover the tops of the pots with garden moss, to give the illusion that they are one mass of flowers all growing together.
Easter eggs are a staple of decorating, and can easily be incorporated into your centerpiece. Choose several of your children's most colorful eggs and buy several small terra-cotta pots. Fill the bottom of the pot with garden moss, and nest one egg in each pot. Tie a colorful ribbon around the base of the pot. Mass together on an elevated cake plate, or place one pot on each guest's plate. For a more unique look, gently crack the top off uncolored eggs and rinse out the shell. Fill the shell with water and small flowers, such as violets or grape hyacinth. White hardboiled eggs also make wonderful, mirthful additions to a clear vase. Fill the top of the vase with spiky, tall branches or flowers such as willow or forsythia.
The bold green of grass is the epitome of spring, and is a good option for people who are allergic to blossoming flowers. Buy several small flats of wheat grass and align them on a cookie sheet, creating a sort of lawn. Decorate your lawn with colored eggs and chocolate bunnies. Or, use a tiered display plate and fill each tray with wheat grass and moss. Wrap colorful ribbon around the bottom of each tier, and place a ceramic chick or bunny at the top.
Craft stores often sell small, fluffy chicks made of wrapped wire. These chicks are easy to work with and are inexpensive to purchase. Fill eggcups with shredded paper and place one fluffy chick in the center of each eggcup. Place a tall, pink candle in the center of the table and encircle it with your cups of chicks. If you cannot find chicks at your craft store, or you're feeling particularly whimsical, substitute marshmallow chicks for the wire chicks.