A Grown-Up Easter Basket

April 18, 2014, In: DIY, Easter, Floral, Gardening

Every year for Easter, I give my parents an Easter basket. It’s often filled with a candle, some candy and a potted tulip or lily. This year however, I wanted to try something new, so I decided to put together a dish garden.

basket finished


Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

  • 1 large moss covered basket ( I used this one from Save On Crafts)
  • 4″ campanula plant
  • 4″ calla lily plant
  • potting soil
  • paper Easter grass in kraft color
  • 3″ ceramic bunny
  • 2 Cadbury Easter eggs
  • wired ribbon in kraft color
  • 3 pussy willow branches
  • 2 pheasant feathers (also from Save On Crafts)

Begin by potting the calla lily and campanula plants, leaving an open area to place the ceramic bunny later.



basket potting

Cover any exposed dirt with the paper Easter grass and place the ceramic bunny and Cadbury Eggs toward the front of the basket.

basket with bunny and eggs

Then insert the pussy willow branches to add height and visual interest to the basket.

basket almost finished

At this point I though I was done. Then I decided I needed a bow, what’s an Easter basket without a bow, right?!

So I ran to my local Hobby Lobby and picked up a pretty ruched wired ribbon and made a bow to add to the handle of my basket. After adding the bow however, I felt the other side of the basket needed something to give it more visual weight and add balance, so I placed a couple of pheasant feathers that I had in with my floral supplies between the pussy willow branches.

basket centerpiece

I’m so glad I didn’t stop when I originally thought I was done. Sometimes more is better! I hope my parents think so too!

Happy Easter!

Salute, Sharleen

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