Happy April 1st! I’m excited to share how to put together the DIY tulip centerpiece I shared on Instagram last week. If you’re hosting Easter this year, this would make the perfect centerpiece for your table or buffet! This super simple arrangement takes no more than 30 minutes to make — and won’t break the bank. I was able to get these tulips for $17 total at Trader Joes!
Here’s what you’ll need to put it together:
- 1 bunch of large tulips from Trader Joes or local grocer – light pink
- 1 bunch of small tulips from Trader Joes or local grocer – bright pink
- You can absolutely switch the colors up to match your table – but I love the monochromatic look of using a couple shades of just one color!
- 1 bag of moss
- 2 wet foam bricks
- 1 vessel
- The one I used is currently on sale here, but any centerpiece bowl you have should work!
- 1 cutting board
- 1 knife or pair of scissors to trim stems
Instructions on how to make it happen:
Step 1: Decide what vessel you will be using and cut your foam bricks (while still dry!) so that you have pieces that fit nice & tightly inside the vessel.
Step 2: Soak cut foam pieces in a large bowl of water for about 5-10 minutes.
Step 4: Place fully soaked foam inside back in your vessel and begin placing your flowers! Use the vessel height to eyeball & determine where you want to cut your tulip stems. For this arrangement, you don’t want all your stems to be the same height, so I recommend trimming as you place them. My biggest piece of advice: Always go longer at first — and cut them down if needed!
Step 5: Continuously turn the piece so you can fill in any holes. There’s really no science to how you cut & place the stems here — so just do your thing and take your time!
Step 6: To finish the piece, place the moss on top of the foam (almost as if it was a carpet inside the vase) so that you can’t see any of it. If needed, you can use greening pins to secure the moss to the foam. You can also purchase those at Michael’s if you think you’ll need them for your vessel!
I hope this inspires you to make your own centerpiece the next time you host! If you end up giving it a shot, I’d love to see your final product! Share it with #entertainwithgrace!