Not a single holiday can do without floral decorations, but Easter is probably the one that needs them most. Flowers signify spring and symbolize life, which is directly connected to the essence of one of the most festive spring days. Cut tulip or daffodil arrangements look wonderful, especially in rustic painted mason jars decorated with ribbons and lace. However, there are many more ways to spruce up the holiday table using flowers. Turn Easter preparations from a complicated chore into an exciting creative process with these 5 ideas!
Blooming Houseplants Composition
If you prefer potted flowers to cut ones, brighten up your house at Easter using your blooming houseplants! Opt for the ones that bloom in pastel colors, highlighting the spring vibes. The obvious choice is the Easter lily—a symbol of the resurrection of Christ. This elegant white plant is also associated with hope, virtue, and purity. Although usually considered Christmas plants, the pink- and white-blooming species of Amaryllis can look surprisingly fresh and delicate as well. Blooms of Tillandsia, the moth orchid, African violet, peace lily, and bromeliads also harmonize with the Easter decor.
Eggshell Pots and Vases
This idea will help you solve a bunch of problems at a time—reduce waste, reuse eggshells, and get many planters for propagated succulents or cute vases for small cut floral arrangements to decorate the Easter table. Thoroughly rinse the eggshell after removing the contents and fill it with water or a succulent potting mix along with drainage material. Use a needle or a sharp pin to make holes at the bottom of your tiny pots and place them into egg cups that will work as excellent plant saucers to avoid waterlogging. You can use eggshell vases for herbs and little blooms like chamomiles or daisies. The planters will suit tiny succulents with small root systems, for example, Sedum or Echeveria.
Easter Flower Basket
There are more things to do with a wicker basket at Easter than just collect eggs. You can make a charming pastoral decoration by filling it with fragrant seasonal flowers (for example, sweet peas and daffodils). Don’t go looking for exotic beauty—opt for simple and fresh blooms that remind you of spring itself and bring some authenticity to your house. Nevertheless, if you are more of a traditional person, use a few eggshells or faux eggs to spice up the floral composition.
Door wreaths aren’t only for Christmas, are they? Share your spring mood with the neighbors by living up the front door with a decoration made up of fresh flowers. Choose colorful blooms and greenery of different shades or create a minimalistic design with the help of poppies, tulips, daisies, daffodils, and carnations. You can use any flowers available this season—from tubers to succulents. Opt for branches with large leaves to create a lusher wreath with a dense structure or small twigs to make it visually lighter.
The other tools you need are a foam wreath ring or metal wreath frame, wires, moss, water tubes to prolong the lifespan of cut flowers, ribbons, and eggs. If you are using a ring, make sure to soak it in water for a minute to let the material absorb the moisture. Then use wires to attach the moss to the wreath base. You can bend them in half so that they look like hairpins. Fill the water tubes with moisture, stick the flowers into them, and place them and the branches on the wreath, securing the structure with wires as well. Adding eggs may be quite challenging. The trick is to make a tiny hole with a needle or sharp pin, empty the contents, carefully poke the eggshell on a wire, and stick it to the base. Add some ribbons for the perfect finishing touch.
Another obvious Easter symbol is a bird’s nest. Twist branches and twigs and fill the composition with colorful faux eggs or eggshells left from preparing the holiday meal. Brighten up your nest with fresh flowers.
Mind, you are welcome to use any other plant tools that you associate with this holiday, for example, bunny planters. Happy Easter!