How to Make a Simple Spring Centerpiece

We’re sharing how to make a simple spring centerpiece today!

This project is great because you can easily replicate it using a variety of different containers as well as customize the color and flowers depending on your budget.

Let me show you how…

Something Old, Something New…

Several years ago, I asked my Dad to build a simple box made with wood we had left over from my bestie S’s wheelchair ramps.

I thought it would be sweet to use the box as a centerpiece to serve as a daily reminder of just how far she’s come since the accident.

The box was built as requested (Thanks Dad!)

I applied a whitewash with white chalk paint.

After the wash was completely dry, I lightly sanded the box.

Then I added a bracket from Lowes to the top and bottom of each corner.

Filling the Box With Seasonal Things We Have On Hand…

Given we don’t have a lot of storage options for seasonal décor, we’re very selective about the holiday items we bring home. 

Most of the time, this means bringing home seasonal décor that can be reused from year to year.

While we purchased a few new items on sale to create this centerpiece, the bunny, the cream roses and the greenery filler were things we already had on hand.  

In fact, you can see how we used the bunny in a super easy Easter Basket Centerpiece last year.

How to Create a Simple Spring Centerpiece-The Crowned Goat

With that in mind, here’s a look at how you can shop your house, add a few new seasonal items and florals to create a simple spring centerpiece too…

*This post was originally published in March 2019 and was updated in March 2024 to include additional information and photographs.

Simple Spring Centerpiece Supplies:

  • Rectangular Container
  • Roses (color of your choice, we used cream colored roses from Hobby Lobby)
  • Hydrangeas (color of your choice, we used cream colored hydrangeas from Hobby Lobby)
  • Greenery (your choice, we used eucalyptus)
  • Cabbages or Kale (color of your choice, we used green cabbages from Hobby Lobby)
  • Bunny (color, size and style of your choice, we bought this one at Hobby Lobby last year)
  • Vases (they need to be smaller than the height of your container, we used old paint cans)
  • Burlap (we use burlap feed sacks as a filler but depending on the size of your container you might not need this)
  • Books (we use small books to help add height but depending on the size of your container you might not need this)

Simple Spring Centerpiece Steps:

Create a small bouquet and place it in a small vase or container. 

We used 2 cream colored roses and 1 cream colored hydrangea to start out. 

If you need to add height to your small bouquet arrangement, place a small book on the bottom of your rectangular container.

Then place the small bouquet arrangement in the vase on top of the book.

Next, alternate a rose

and a cabbage all the way down the length of your container.

Use burlap feed sacks, floral foam or even plastic grocery bags to help hold the roses and cabbages in place.

Place a bunny or seasonal decorative item of your choice in the middle of your simple spring centerpiece.  

As you can see here our bunny is sitting on a burlap wrapped paint can. 

Once you have the roses, hydrangeas, cabbages and bunny where you want them, start adding your greenery filler. 

We used eucalyptus.

Continue to add flowers and greenery until your simple spring centerpiece is full.

Quick and Easy Simple Spring Centerpiece-The Crowned Goat

All in all, we used 9 roses, 3 hydrangeas, 4 cabbages and several bunches of eucalyptus for a container that is 28 inches long and almost 10 inches high.

What We Love About This Project…

What I love about this simple spring centerpiece is that you can completely customize this look and use whatever colors, flowers, containers, and seasonal accents you have on hand.

We chose faux flowers.

But you could just as easily pick up flowers similar to these at the florist and make the spring centerpiece with real flowers.

Additionally, you can easily swap out a few items to give it a completely different feel.

For example, swapping out the bunny and cabbages for pumpkins!

How to Make a Simple Spring Centerpiece-The Crowned Goat

After all, there’s something to be said for keeping it simple no matter what the season.

What kind of centerpieces are you making this spring?

Let us know in the comment section below!

Additional Seasonal Centerpiece Ideas to Enjoy:

Spring Window Box Centerpiece

Spring Window Box Centerpiece-The Crowned Goat

Spring Wreath Centerpiece


Simple Spring Centerpiece and Vignette Ideas

Simple Spring Centerpiece and Vignette Ideas-The Crowned Goat
Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. CoCo – your dad is really talented! Love the wooden box he created as well as your Spring centerpiece ideas. Super collaborative and creative family! Much love!

    1. Thanks so much, ladies! It’s fun to work with him on special projects like this one for S. It’s hard to believe that box was once a wheelchair ramp she used for 18 weeks! I’m glad we’ve put it to a completely different use now. Big hugs, CoCo

  2. You need to send your Dad to my house Coco, he makes you the coolest stuff. I love this centerpiece. Everything about it is beautiful. Great job as always.

    1. I appreciate that Bonnie, thank you so much. He’s really talented and it’s nice to be able to say I need so and so and he’s able to make it. His skills have gotten me out of a few pickles for sure. Hugs, CoCo

    1. I appreciate it, Kari, thank you so much! Hugs, CoCo

  3. I love this! I have a white toolbox that I’m wanting to fill. These types of items would be perfect for it. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love the cabbage leaves that are peeking out in the box. Also, I love how the box is a generous size and makes a big statement. More importantly, it sounds like S has come a long way! Three cheers for that!

  5. Oh and pinned! (Actually pinned a bunch of stuff)

  6. I love how your Dad built that amazing box out of the wheelchair ramp! It’s so nice to have sentimental items like that! You did a beautiful job of styling it for Spring and I know it will bring you joy for seasons to come! Happy day!

  7. So pretty and the brackets from Lowes made a big difference. Love it, Pinned!

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