Sarah and I spent a very companionable morning today making up an Easter Centrepiece for our table. Sarah is the consummate professional when it comes to crafting and was insistent that we sample the “blooms” to ensure that they were of the highest quality. They were:)
We had a number of requests for how to make these bouquets after we posted our Christmas version. We aren’t florists – and this is our own technique but we are happy to share.
You will need:
- flower pot (we got ours from Ikea)
- floristry foam
- green floristry tape
- green floristry wire
- clear cellophane
- green tissue paper
- Easter eggs – small and medium
- long nose pliers
For the small buds, we cut a piece of clear cellophane into 5 inch square and folded it into four quarters. We inserted the small egg into the folded cellophane and scrunched up the cellophane around it. (By folding the cellophane first, it makes a little pointy top so the egg looks more like a little rose bud).
We wrapped some wire around the cellophane to secure, and then covered the top of the wire with floristy tape.
For the larger eggs we used a piece of cellophane cut into 8 inch square, and used the same technique.
We then cut a piece of florist foam to fit the flower pot, and inserted the stems into the foam. We then cut pieces of green tissue paper approx 6 inch square. We grabbed the middle of the tissue paper and scrunched it slightly, and then wrapped a length of wire around it. We poked these into the foam to hide all the flower stems.
I found some of my Easter projects from last year when I cleaned out my craft cupboards yesterday. My Mum and I painted some blown eggs with acrylic paints. They make a nice display in a decorated pail.
I found some sweet Rabbit message cards when I was in Japan – these will be perfect for Easter giving.
PS Check out our new header that my clever daughter designed 🙂
Posted by Lisa and Sarah