Written by Megan Bailey of Little Peanut Magazine for Building Blocks.
Easter is always such an exciting holiday because it welcomes spring and warmer weather! For our Easter Brunch party we really wanted to bring those elements to the table design and create something whimsical and unexpected – different than just the usual table arrangement or centerpiece. That’s how we came across the idea for a fresh floral installation (that also smells amazing)!
To recreate a hanging floral arrangement like this for your Easter table you will need the following supplies:
- Chicken wire (available at home improvement stores)
- Wood slats (available at home improvement stores)
- Floral wire (available at floral supply or craft supply store)
- Wire cutters
- Fresh spring flowers (lilac, roses, stock, tulips, ranunculus and greens like Italian ruscus or eucalyptus- flowers can be from your garden)
- Floral frogs and floral food (floral supply or local florist)
- For this installation, make a wood frame to the desired size. We measured our frame to go above the entire kids table). Attach the chicken wire to the frame with a staple gun. Hang your frame from the ceiling. You can also use a chandelier or wire wreaths as the main structure as well.
- Lay out flowers to be used. Fill floral frogs with water (preferably with floral food and place on the ends of stems like lilac or ranunculus (for flowers that tend to wilt easily)
- Cut wire at different lengths depending on how low you want them to hang from the structure.
- Choose 1-3 flowers per wire. Wrap the end of the stem with wire then layer and wire with one or two more flowers as desired (then hide frogs with wiring on greenery)
- Hang wired flowers from the chicken wire or chandelier – Flowers should be upside down.
- Repeat steps 4-5 until you have a desired amount of flowers hanging at varied lengths, spaced equally apart
Note: If you choose, you can wire additional greens along the top if you need to hide the structure.