Setting the scene
This year, we decided to go big on florals to bring our Easter table to life. It’s the perfect way to express spring, and by using life-like flowers it keeps allergies at bay and won’t contradict any of the delicious foodie aromas. We took an old timber crate (you can buy them pre-painted and to look a little timeworn) and tied several loops of thin rope along its wooden slats to hang it from the rafters. As an alternative, you can of course use screw-in hooks from the ceiling.
Next came the flowers
We decided to work with a palette of pink, white and green. Suspend each stem upside down, attaching it to the base of the apple crate using heavy duty tape, or by bending the stems to hook them around each plank of wood. Be sure to vary the length of the stems, leaving some full length and long, others short and subtle, and the rest somewhere in-between (you’ll need long armed shears to do so though!) Any of our life-like florals will work together beautifully, so pick and mix, and then once Easter has been and gone, store your centrepiece somewhere safe to reuse again and again. Or, unhook your flowers and use them in vases throughout your home to make the absolute most of them.