Spring into Spring with these Pretty Floral Arrangements
February 25, 2016
Text by Karin Lidbeck Brent
The many wonderful signs of spring are here. The light outside is changing, tiny green heads are pushing up through the soil, and the sounds of early spring birds can be heard in the morning.
I have a collection of different nests, eggs, and decorative birds that come out in spring for styling my spring-inspired floral projects.
These small 8” twig nests are great for planting small flowering spring bulb plants like grape hyacinths, crocuses or Tete-a-Tete daffodils.
Buy potted bulbs at the garden center in their early stage of growth and remove them from the pot and soil. Secure with a rubber band, then place the bulbs and dirt in the nest. Cover with moss and enjoy! Later, plant the bulbs in your garden to bloom again next year.
One of my favorite spring centerpieces I created for Good Housekeeping magazines “Easter Celebrations.” The idea of nests of flowers dancing down the center of the table makes for a happy holiday centerpiece!
A squat round bottom basket makes a nice faux shadow box for a spring arrangement. By simply using a glue gun to secure these elements to the basket and created this welcoming door design.
Here a wealth of spring flowers sit in a faux nest. I formed a larger 12” nest from a loose grapevine wreath and placed flowers inside loosely falling all directions as if in the garden. A block of wet floral foam keeps it all fresh. A smaller nest of eggs gently nestles on top creating the final claim of spring’s arrival.