03 Apr

DIY Tutorial: Easter-Inspired Floral Centerpiece

pink and purple floral centerpiece with lemons

Sarah von Pollaro is the founder of Urban Petals Floral Design, a company that creates one of a kind floral design for events, donates them to nonprofit organizations the following day, and inspires people to enjoy arranging flowers!

Having taught thousands of people the basics of floral design in a fun and simple way, Sarah created Flower Empowered to continue inspiring and teaching people to arrange flowers. Sharing her passion for flowers and practical techniques through both her website and hands on workshops, she demystifies the world of floral design so that anyone on any budget can experience the joy of creating arrangements for their home, special occasions, and gifts.

easter floral centerpiece - diy tutorial

Today, Sarah is sharing this playful Easter centerpiece that she designed, which was inspired by a “lawn with hidden Easter eggs”! Bear grass and hyacinth greens were used for the “grassy lawn”, while bright yellow lemons were used to represent the “eggs”.  Read on for the Step-by-Step details…

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SUPPLIES:

Tools from the Flower Empowered Toolkit:
– Floral Clippers
– Floral Tape
– Floral Wire
– Floral Picks

Other Supplies:
– Glass Vase (approximately 4 inches tall and 8 inches wide)
– 5 small lemons
– 2 aspidistra leaves (alternative: banana leaves)
– 100 strands beargrass, approximately 1 bunch (alternative: lily grass)
– 5 stems hyacinth (alternative: stock)
– 3 stems wax flower (alternative: statice)
– 3 stems matsumoto asters (alternative: mums)
– 6 stems tulips (alternative: roses)

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Step by Step INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1: Gather Supplies

easter floral diy supplies including lemons and flowers

Step 2: Put the leaves inside the vase

easter floral diy centerpiece leaf base instructions

Step 3: Fill vase with water and make a tape grid

easter floral diy centerpiece with lemons tape grid instructions

Step 4: Make bear grass loops and use wire to bind them; Cut leaf loops to make grass groupings

easter floral diy centerpiece with lemons step 4 make leaf loops instructionseaster floral diy centerpiece with lemons step 4 continued cutting the leaf loops

Step 5: Cut hyacinth; remove dirt with towel or rinse under water, separate greens from flower

easter floral diy centerpiece with lemons step 5 cut hyacinth stemseaster floral diy centerpiece with lemons instructions to now separate the hyacinth greens

Step 6: Clean asters by removing foliage use similar technique with the waxflower

easter floral diy centerpiece with lemons instructions to clean asters

Step 7: Add grass groupings and hyacinth foliage to vase

easter floral diy centerpiece with lemons instructions to add greens to the vase

Step 8: Add flowers to vase

easter floral diy centerpiece with lemons instructions to add flowers to the vase

Step 9: Spear lemons with picks

easter floral diy centerpiece with lemons instructions to spear lemons

Step 10: Add lemons to vase

easter floral diy centerpiece with lemons and to now add them to the vase

pink and purple floral centerpiece with lemons

ENJOY!

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Thanks again to Sarah for sharing this Easter centerpiece tutorial! For more floral design ideas and how-to projects, visit FlowerEmpowered.com.

Sarah Von Pollaro of Urban Petals

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Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor SAYS:

Beautiful arrangement! Thank you so much for sharing your floral decorating techniques with us all. It looks very do-able. Happy Easter!

April 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm
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