Welcome to Tumbleweed Tidings on this beautiful spring day! Before I jump into today’s post, I wanted to share that tomorrow, my 87 year old mother Clarette is having double hernia surgery. This will be her second surgery in three months, so I would appreciate you sending prayers and happy thoughts our way.

With Easter just around the corner, I wanted to see if I could come up with a simple, last minute centerpiece idea that was easy and affordable. I think it was a success, and you will see that this project was as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1: Start with one or more glass vases, depending on where you plan to use the arrangement(s). I chose three cylinder styles in varying heights that I had on hand, just to add some interest. I washed and dried the vases and arranged them on an aqua table runner. A few days earlier, I had purchased two crates of vase filler Easter eggs in pastels, two cellophane bags of smaller eggs, and some long stemmed artificial florals at Hobby Lobby.

Step 2: The next thing I did was to cut the stems of the florals to the proper heights to fit the various vases. This can easily be done with needle nose pliers and then bending the wire back and forth until it snaps. The arrangements can be done using a mixture flowers in each vase as I did, or you could also put one style of flower in each vase. There is no wrong answer here, just personal preference!

Step 3: The last step is to alternate eggs and stems until the vase is full. I started with a couple of the larger eggs, put in a couple of stems, then filled the gaps with the small eggs. Repeat until the vase is full of flowers and eggs. Then I “fluffed” the flowers and bent some over the sides to give them the more unstructured look that I prefer. And because I can’t leave well enough alone, this display was embellished with a wooden Easter Blessings sign and a couple of white porcelain bunnies.

So there you have it; a last minute Easter table decoration that will make your table look festive and ready for the holiday. If you don’t plan to host dinner this year, one of these vases would be lovely on an entry table, a kitchen island, or a living room sofa table.

I wish each of you a blessed Easter. He is Risen, He is Risen indeed!

Good tidings,


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