Today, I’m sharing a quick and easy Easter basket centerpiece that is so simple it literally takes just minutes to make! This post was inspired by a readers email (Thank you, Ashley) which was so relatable I couldn’t help but take on the challenge. Ashley gave me permission to share her email with you in the hopes it might help someone else that might be, “overwhelmed by last-minute seasonal decorating.” It reads…
Do you have any last-minute suggestions for how to make a kitchen table look festive for Easter without having to put out place settings and lots of flowers? I have two growing girls, a sweet husband and my style is simple farmhouse. We are constantly on the move and I know you’re all about keeping things easy for busy families like mine. Also, my husband doesn’t like a lot of fuss and wants it to look like “we live here.”
Thanks in advance for your help. I love your blog,
Ok, can I just say, I love it when you guys email me with things like this! I had to laugh when I read the words… my husband doesn’t like a lot of fuss and wants it to look like “we live here,” … because I met several people while we were on vacation over holiday break that had almost become disenchanted with blogs and social media because they all looked “staged.”
I can completely understand how it could feel that way so the minute I received this email from Ashley I hatched a plan to create a simple Easter basket centerpiece. Here’s a look at everything you’ll need to create this project in no time…
- Easter Bunny (we found this vintage inspired bunny on sale at Hobby Lobby)
- Small to Medium Size Eggs, if desired (we found these at an antique mall)
- Faux or Dried Greenery (we used 6 bunches of this boxwood greenery we picked up on sale at Hobby Lobby)
- Green Burlap Wire Ribbon (also from Hobby Lobby)
- Plastic bags from the grocery store (you could also use floral foam or even small books if you want)
- Feed Sack (if you don’t have a feed sack on hand you might want to try a piece of burlap or other fabric)
Make sure your basket is free from dirt and debris. I’ve had this one in my stash for the longest time!
Place the plastic grocery bags, floral foam, or whatever you have on hand in the bottom of the basket. This will help make your bunny more stable and give it a bit of height.
Next, place the burlap feed sack over the plastic grocery bags.
We found these boxwood picks on sale at Hobby Lobby. They can be used in multiple rooms and containers. We love them because they are easy to use and they look real too!
Place the boxwood picks (or whatever greenery you’re using) between the edge of the basket and the burlap covered plastic bags.
You definitely want the edges to be covered so it looks like the greenery is lush and full, spilling out over the basket rim.
Carefully place a bunny of your choice inside the Easter basket on top of the burlap feed sack.
You might have to spruce the greenery back up just a bit.
Create a simple bow for the Easter basket with green wired burlap ribbon like this one or use a different ribbon of your choice.
At this point, you’re good to go if you want a simple Easter basket centerpiece!
However, if you want a little extra embellishment you can nestle a few eggs in in the greenery.
Seriously so easy, right?
I know sometimes seasonal decorating can feel overwhelming especially when you see projects or photographs that seem “over the top” or “out of reach” or “not realistic” for the way you actually live. I get it, I promise, I do!
Creating a home for the people and the things we love most is a process that can be both intentional and celebrated no matter what your style is or what season of life you find yourself in. Thanks so much for your email, Ashley!