Easter Basket Centerpiece

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…

Coco,

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,

Ashley

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…

SUPPLIES:

  • Basket
  • 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)

STEPS:

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!

See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll share an Spring treat that can be enjoyed all season long! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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14 Comments

  1. This centerpiece reminds me of an actual Easter basket CoCo. The eggs are like a hidden surprise. I love it

    1. I love the little eggs too, Sarah! We found those at an antique store and I’ll probably use them into the Summer. Thank you bunches for your sweet centerpiece comments. Hope your day has been a fun one, CoCo

  2. Hey CoCo – this centerpiece is absolutely adorable! Festive and perfect decor for the season. We all know that we can’t live in a “magazine-photo-ready” home all of the time. Ashley will be very pleased with your solution and suggestion.

    1. You are so right ladies, we can’t live in a magazine worthy home all the time. Besides, there is too much fun in crafting new projects and moving things around from one room to another 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  3. Such a sweet basket, CoCo and so quickly put together! Since I’m a bunny lover, I would leave him out for way longer than Easter! I use my bunnies in lots of different ways for different seasons. There are times that I feel just like Ashley – the “perfectness” on some blogs can be discouraging, but as I’ve said to you before – you show the “real” side of life – thank you again! Love all you do 🙂

    1. I appreciate you so much, Patty, thank you! Your kind and encouraging words always lift me up. I love bunnies too and I’m totally with you I think they should be left out way after Easter. Sending you big hugs, CoCo

  4. I can’t thank you enough for responding to my email and helping me out with an idea Coco. This Easter centerpiece is exactly what we need in our home. Classic, yet festive and no fuss for the hubs! It’s perfect for our family. I can’t wait to get started on this, Ashley

  5. Finally a centerpiece I might actually be able to create ha ha! This is definitely doable Coco and just in time. Thank you!

    1. ha ha you always give me the giggles, Bonnie! You’re probably better at all of this than you give yourself credit for. Hugs, CoCo

  6. I sent you an email too Coco but I just wanted to tell you thank you for helping me with this centerpiece idea. It’s perfect for my family and I love the clean and simple farmhouse feel of everything. It’s something we’re going to be able to enjoy for the entire spring season. Thanks again, Ashley

    1. You are so welcome Ashley, glad to have helped! Hit me up any time 🙂 Sending you hugs, CoCo PS: I got your email, super sweet, thank you

  7. CoCo,
    I love your basket idea! As soon as I read your post, I got to work and made a basket as well. I used the materials I had on hand. It’s not as cute as yours but I’m still proud of it. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Oh my gosh, Melva, I am so excited for you! I would love to see your Easter basket. I bet it is fabulous. Using materials I already have on hand is one of my favorite ways to decorate too. I hope you have a peace filled and blessed Easter, CoCo

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