A Sweet and Simple Easter

Happy Friday friends! I did this Easter DIY last year, but it was not published on my own blog, so I am sharing it with you today. I think it is simple, cute and colorful - as well as a fun activity to do with kids in prepping for an Easter table. With Easter, the possibilities for creative expression are abundant. This particular design incorporates the staples of spring and Easter (colorful flowers and eggs) in a unique and easy way. I did not color the eggs here, but think how much fun it would be to have all sorts of colorful eggs on that plate!! The green ranunculus are amazing in the texture that they bring to the design, and the colorful pop of the tulips and lilies scream cheer and happiness. A few ceramic rabbits on another cake plate finish the Easter motif. I hope that you enjoy trying your own version of this DIY!

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Flowers: tulip, ranunculus, lily Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Begin by placing the pedestal bowl on top of the cake platter and start arranging the tulips so that they hang over the side of the bowl. The tulip leaves (attached to the stems) create a nice fill as well. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Continue by placing the lilies in the same manner next to the tulips. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Add the ranunculus and additional tulips. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Continue by filling in with additional numbers of each variety. This arrangement works well by having a reasonable segregation between the floral varieties. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Stack the eggs carefully around the platter and voilà - you have a lovely Easter centerpiece. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Angie Cao

Easter Boutonnières 9 Ways DIY

We often associate boutonnières with weddings, but they are a great addition and splash of color to just about any semi-formal or formal occasion. It is really easy to create simple boutonnières from garden ingredients - a visit to the store or flower mart isn't necessary. For this DIY I went no further than my backyard and my neighbor's yard (with permission of course). It certainly doesn't hurt that Easter falls during one of the most beautiful and abundant seasons for floral gems. tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Backyard goodies.

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

I want to start off by letting you know that making a boutonnière really is easy. At the core, it is no more difficult than taking a few sprigs, taping, wrapping, and pinning it on. There are embellishments of course, but a simple, fresh garden-style boutonnière won't take you more than 3-5 minutes.

  1. Cut a piece of the geranium so that you have about 4-5 inches (10-13 cm) of stem
  2. Add a section of hydrangea (you'll notice that this variety is quite large)
  3. Add a sprig of rosemary
  4. Wrap the stems with floral tape until secure
  5. Wrap the floral tape with your choice of ribbon, tie, and trim

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I really love how it looks like a mini-bouquet. This definitely makes a bold statement on the lapel.

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I had the cutest models assist with this project - what more could a girl want?

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

For those celebrating, have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Easter Basket Centerpiece DIY

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a nice weekend. Mine was filled with work and flowers and I (mostly) loved every minute of it. With Easter right around the corner, I thought I would share one of my favorite Easter DIYs. When putting this design together, I had three things in mind: spring colors, eggs, and baskets! I hope that you enjoy trying your own version of this design.

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

What you will need:

  • Sweet Peas ( I chose two shades of pink)
  • 5 dozen boiled white eggs
  • Geranium leaves (or other greens)
  • A wire basket
  • A clear vase for inside the basket (to put the flowers in)

Begin by placing a clear vase in the middle of your basket, then place the eggs around the vase until it is completely surrounded by eggs and no longer visible.

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Next, add the geranium leaves (or other greens) to the vase.

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Finally, add the two different shades of sweet peas until the desired fill has been achieved.

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

And that's it - a beautiful Easter basket centerpiece that will brighten the table and the day.

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All photography by Angie Cao