Easter is the perfect time to wave goodbye to winter and welcome in spring. With longer days and warmer weather, our DIY Garden Easter flower basket is deceptively easy to make, enhances your living space as well as making a delightful gift for friends and family.
We’ve chosen a pink theme, but you can opt for any colour scheme you like using different flowers or foliage that appeal to you. Using your own garden flowers and greenery will save money and can easily be foraged from the garden. Laurel leaves, eucalyptus, euonymus and even fern fronds work exceptionally well. If you’re using garden flowers, pick those that are in bud or just beginning to flower as they will last longer.
What you’ll need
- A basket of your choice
- Florist pot tape
- Waterproof liner
- Florist flower foam
- 10 pink roses
- 1 bunch of White wax flowers
- 5 blue hyacinths
- 1 bunch of pink Hypericum berries
- 1 bunch of pink viburnum
- Greenery of your choice
How to do it
- Line your flower basket with thick plastic to prevent leakage.
- Cut your flower foam to fit your basket.
- Soak the flower foam in water for 15-20 minutes, set aside and drain for five minutes.
- Use florist pot tape to secure the foam in the basket.
Prepare your flowers
- Strip off any excess leaves or branching flower sprays beneath the main bloom. You can use a clean, sharp paring knife or buy cheap thorn strippers at florist suppliers or online.
- Flower stems in a bouquet rot more quickly when foliage or flowers touch the water, but as this a basket, you can choose to leave multiple flower sprays or more foliage on each stem.
- Arrange your feature blooms, pink roses first. Insert stems into the flower foam.
- For a more formal look, use even numbers of flowers, for a more natural look, use an odd number of flowers.
- Add the hyacinths
- Add sprays of hypericum berries
- Add sprays of viburnum
- Add your greenery as much or as little as you like to finish the arrangement.
It’s easy to personalise your Easter flower basket; experiment with mini Easter eggs or toy chicks on cocktail sticks. (Be careful to keep their sharp points out of reach of young children.) For an extra flourish, add bows or ribbons to the basket.
To keep your flower basket looking fresher for longer, just top up the flower foam with water to prevent it from drying out. Avoid pouring water directly over the flowers by adding water at the base of the stems where possible.