Saturday, April 04, 2009

Use What I Have: Easter Centerpiece

I needed something spring, but without splurging on flowers during Lent.

We put together a little wild garden using only what we found outside.

  1. Take your shovel to that mossy patch under the air conditioner.
  2. Shake out anything that wiggles.

Tuck in a few clumps of wild violets, a textured rock, a few wispy branches for height.

Then we remembered this little bunny, still buried under last summer's mondo grass.

Water, drain, and slip into a pretty basket. Will last till Easter--or longer!

17 comments:

Heather said...

Lovely! We were out in the yard messing around with the wonderful green surprises popping up here and there in our yard - including some wonderful moss! Your sweet violets are miles ahead of ours, and we are expecting snow Monday, but soon spring will come to stay - very soon I hope!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! I love the originality of your arrangement.

Christina said...

Very, very pretty. Lots better than just plain flowers. Not that your flowers are ever plain. ; )

Sandy Toes said...

Okay...that is just too pretty~
sandy toe

Leila said...

That's just very pretty!
I love it!

Roxie700 said...

That is so very cute. Your ideas always surprise me. So very cheerful. Hope your Easter is wonderful. Roxie

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Yea - it's beautiful. I have a few things buried as well, and I do think it was a bunny AND a frog. :)
I planted the violets and my hubby isn't happy. They have reseeded EVERYwhere...so pretty down our drive way but for some reason he isn't liking them all over the grass...hmm :)

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Simply lovely and so very creative. I can hardly wait to dig in the soil and create my own!

Smiles, Lea

rowena___. said...

that is so clever and so lovely! thank you for sharing this idea, i'm off to look around my own yard for hidden treasure.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Meredith, that so clever of you and it looks so pretty! I have those wild violets all over one corner of my yard and I love them!

Manuela

Heather - Dollar Store Crafts said...

Great idea, and so pretty and simple!

Michelle Smiles said...

I meant to mention it to you - Sabrina and I were looking at it. The bunny caught her eye and she thought it was so cute that the bunny had a strawberry tucked in there to eat!

Victoria said...

What a wonderful idea! I would have never thought about this.

Love the new yellow paint too.

Christi said...

Love it - violets are one of my favorites!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What a fabulous idea, thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

now that is an amazing little centerpiece! what a great idea! It makes me wanna go grab my shovel :-)

Abbi said...

So cute!