I've been trying to figure out how I want to welcome Spring this year. I was recently cleaning the garage and came across a gorgeous wood burl basket. Neither my husband or I can recall where it came from, but I fell in love with it (again). I pulled it out and cleaned it really well, then gave it a good coating of clear furniture wax to keep it from drying out. Now it needs something terrifically Spring-y in it!
Here are some ideas I've found from other sites that I think are fantastic.
Looking for a unique way to arrange that Easter bouquet for your mother-in-law? I thought this arrangement from Podesta Baldocchi was sort of cute! I would probably purchase carrots with the tops still on (try a farmer's market or organic grocer's if you can't find them in your regular grocery store) and arrange them upright, with the ferny foliage spilling over the edges of the vase instead of placing them upside down. I like the jolt of orange with all the reds and yellows!
Finally, a use for Peeps that doesn't involve ingestion of them! I found this on thelawsofmylife.blogspot.com and think it's adorable! There was no tutorial, but I think it would require using a smaller vessel inside of a larger one, a box or two of peeps and some Jordan almonds, jelly beans or other candy to fill the base. The description on their site says they used lemon drops. Closer to Easter we'll do a tutorial (after we've had time to play around with it a bit and perfect the technique).
No holiday is complete without a little Martha Stewart magic. Below are a few links to some tutorials for awesome baskets... but, of course, how could they not be? Martha made them (or at least her designers did. ;-) ).
I love this whimsical basket with live daffodils and fluffy pom pom chicks! I think it would work equally well with other Spring bulbs including hyacinths, paperwhites or tulips. The critters could easily be switched out, too, to fit your decor and personality.
|Daffodils and Pom Pom Chicks Basket|
This one is my favorite! There's something about the combination of the lush clover and eggs and rabbit that just appeals to me! I'm not sure how easy clover is to find, but I think it would be equally beautiful with any number of trailing ground covers. Check your local nursery -- they should have a few perennials they wintered over, or even some interesting mosses they cultivate for bonsai. Chocolate rabbits aren't necessary, either, if they're not your thing. Personalize it and make it your own!
|Clover and Eggs Basket|