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.

Tiny Spring Bulbs

Photos by Andre Baronowski for Better Homes and Gardens’ Country Gardens magazine

Grape Hyacinth Arangement
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!

Daffodil Arangement

Following photos by Michael Partenio for Good Housekeeping magazine unless otherwise noted

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.

5 Spring Basket Door Hanging

 

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.

Easter Eggs in Twig Basket
Since nests are made for eggs, they are the perfect container to show off your favorite Easter egg creations!
Get creative and have some fun! It is hard to go wrong with these harbingers of spring.