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DIY Easter Centerpiece from Fresh & Thrifted Finds

A tisket, a tasket, a little yellow basket…eep! Oh, how I am a basket case, I mean…a basket addict. Not to the point of crazy, but I certainly do find them so useful for oh, so many things. They’re perfect for gift-giving, storage, sewing/crochet/knit, you get the idea. In past days, I use this one to store older towel for cleaning. In my house, we don’t use paper towels and the like. I use rags and cloths to clean and then wash. However, with the wonderful spring holiday approaching , I want to create a DIY Easter centerpiece.

Thrifted Basket Before | prodigalpieces.com

This one caught my eye because of the shape. It definitely makes me smile. Watching the change in season happen before my eyes gives my a pep in my step. How can I not get excited when I see my old friends peeking up. I was walking into my house and had to pause.

INSPIRATION

We’ve had a wonderfully sunny and warm month so far, but this day is overcast and cloudy. I noticed that my crocus were up and healthy, but closed.

Purple Crocus Closed | prodigalpieces.com

It makes a bit of Scripture pop into my head,

Wait for the Lord; Be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord. Psalm 24:17

Crocus pop up thru the snow while the winter season is hanging on. They burst open with the sun’s rays. However, when the sun isn’t shining they stay closed, reserving energy for the true Light. Oh, how we can learn to listen to our Lord and shine our brightest as He directs our path. If you’re in a cloudy day…hold onto Him!

Later that day…the sun peeks out and then I notice this…

Beautiful Purple Crocus Open for the Sun | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

DIY TIME

Seeing these crocus inspire me to bring some blooms in for the DIY Easter centerpiece I aim to create. And, in case you want to make one too, I’ll outline the steps. In addition, I’ve created in previous basket makeover posts, a rolling laundry basket, an insulated picnic basket, and a sewing basket.

First, I find a few supplies to help me start. I have a plastic tub to line my basket, brown paper, and ribbon.

DIY Easter Centerpiece Supplies by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

This ribbon is part of a gift from a sweet reader, Deb. She sent me two huge boxes of fabric, notions, and goodies like this. Isn’t it a beautiful color?

Lavender Beaded Ribbon for DIY Easter Centerpiece | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

NEXT STEPS

My vision is a basket of flowers that looks like it came from a fresh market stand. Next, I cut 4 pieces of brown paper. They don’t look usable this way all rolling up.

Paper Rolls | prodigalpieces.com

To remedy that, I iron them out. Much better, don’t you think? If you want to iron paper, just use a lower setting, no steam, and viola!

Ironed Brown Paper for Easter Centerpiece | prodigalpieces.com

Then, I line my basket with them making sure each corner is hanging over the edges so they’ll be visible on the outside.

Paper Lined Basket for DIY Easter Centerpiece | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

After that, I place my container inside.

Centerpiece Filler with Plastic Container | prodigalpieces.com

You can seriously do the same with any basket, or crock, or any kind of dish or container you want. You can see how I line them in a different way in this video below.

DIY Mother's Day Flower Basket Video Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Also, I place a few rocks in the bottom to promote drainage for my centerpiece.

Stones Placed in DIY Easter Centerpiece | prodigalpieces.com

Next, I fill with potting soil and leave enough space to add my blooms. eep! It’s getting exciting!

Filling DIY Easter Centerpiece Basket with Soil | prodigalpieces.com

Last, but not least…flower time! Around my area, we are hard-put to find flowers. Zone 5 means long winters and loads of frost. So, you can imagine my utter joy when I found these violas in the store the other day.

Planting Violas in Centerpiece by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

CELEBRATION TIME

Easter is one of the most exciting holidays there is. Full of a promise fulfilled with an encore in the future. Here is my DIY Easter centerpiece complete with pallet wood signs.

DIY Easter Flower Centerpiece with Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #easter #diy #flowers #centerpiece #helives

He Lives Easter Basket with DIY Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #easter #diy #flowers #spring #home #homedecor

The cherry on top is the bow. The soft purple reminds me of the crocus and enhances the color of the violas. I do love that pop of yellow too!

Viola Flower Easter Basket DIY by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #spring #easter #home #flowers

Purple Viola Face Smiling | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #flower #spring #viola

Also, how about those happy little faces? So cute. Have you every tried using a black light on a flower? They show you the nectar lines that insects and birds can see to show them were the treat is.

DIY Spring Easter Centerpiece by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #spring #easter #diy #home

My hope today, is that you are inspired to create. Not only with what you have, but find joy in it as well. This would make a sweet gift to your Easter host or for your family to enjoy. Not only for Easter, but also it can be made for any holiday or just because. Now…tell me your Easter traditions. I love to hear from you!

Flower Basket for Easter DIY Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #flowers #easter #diy #home

In addition, do pin and share my DIY Easter basket. Help others see the potential in the little things.

Beautiful, Affordable, and Easy ~ DIY Easter Centerpiece by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #easter #diy #flowers #garden

Up next, this vintage tray is a bit dingy, dated, and ready for a brand new life. See the after HERE.

Vintage Wooden Tray Before | prodigalpieces.com

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Comments

  1. ColleenB.-TX. says

    Cute basket.
    What a great center piece for your table.
    Have a wonderful day

  2. Miranda says

    What a sweet centerpiece! I’ve planned a tea party with a granddaughter this week and decided this will be the project that we’ll work on after our tea time. The object lesson with the crocus was very encouraging, too!

  3. Cheryl r Atkinson says

    larissa, such a pretty basket full of flowers. Where did you find the plastic tub that fit perfectly?

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! It’s just a plastic shoe box from the dollar store. I have several on hand all the time.

  4. Cate Cooper says

    So very pretty!!! Larissa, you taught this old florist a new trick! Thanks for the lovely idea. Have a glorious week, and Happy Easter (in advance).

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! They’re just so fun to create. Makes a happy sight! Have a blessed day too, Cate.

  5. Marie B. says

    Such a lovely Easter centerpiece or hostess gift idea, Larissa! This recycled basket idea would be so perfect for Mother’s Day filled with mini roses, or bridal/baby shower centerpieces, new neighbor welcome gifts, etc. Can you tell my head is flooded with ideas after seeing this great idea? LOL

    • Larissa says

      You are so fun, Marie. I so appreciate your love and encouragement. hugs!!

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