Hippity Hoppity Easter’s On It’s Way!

OK, I have one more super easy, super inexpensive, super cute (if I do say so myself!) Springtime centerpiece.  I’m kind of giddy about it actually!

img_1004.JPG All you need is a tall vase, a bunch of carrots, some inexpensive white daisies and ribbon!

img_0959.JPG Now, I’m going to show you what Martha doesn’t…the behind the scenes process of trial and error to get to the final product.

My initial thought was to use the carrots with the tall greens still attached (found at Fresh Market/Whole Foods type stores).  I was thinking I could incorporate the greenery into the arrangement.

carrot_centerpiece2.jpg The greens were very floppy so I used a green twistie to hold them up and then inserted the daisies around them.  This is what it looked like when I was done:

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While I am sure this would look like a delicious buffet for the Easter Bunny, it seemed a bit sloppy to me.  It does have a certain “fresh-off-the-farm” appeal to it, but it wasn’t what I was envisioning.  Also, the orange polka-dot ribbon blended in with the carrots too much.  So I decided to chop off the tops of the carrots and try again.

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So what do YOU think?  Which do you like better?  Either way, I think this is a lovely way to spruce up a basic bouquet of little white daisies for your Easter buffet!

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23 Responses to “Hippity Hoppity Easter’s On It’s Way!”

  1. Donna Says:

    So cute Robyn! I think I like it better without the carrot tops. I love the Peep one as well. Have a wonderful holiday!

  2. Jenny Says:

    I definitely prefer the second one… and I think I’ll make it for the Easter dinner table! Beautiful work!

  3. Tori {Thoughtfully Simple} Says:

    Love the carrots!! I would cut the stems- but it is great either way.

  4. JK Says:

    You should have your own tv show. You are as good as Martha Stewart. So, so great! The horse down our street would love to have his own spring bouquet of carrots. Think the bouquet w/out carrot tops is best. Love the one w/ jelly beans n peeps. Have done the smores with peeps, fun.

  5. erica Says:

    gah! you are so creative. i love this!

  6. erica Says:

    ps. i like without the tops :)

  7. Jade @ No Longer 25 Says:

    Hehe this is quite cute, I saw the photos with the carrot tops sticking out of the daiseys and I was a bit unsure, I was thinking well, everyone has their own opinion! Then I saw the last photo and I love it. Such a cute and simple idea.

    No Easter centrepieces here though we’re packing to move house so we’ll be making up for it next year!

    Have a lovely Easter weekend,
    Jade

  8. Shelley@Divine Party Concepts Says:

    What a precious idea!!

  9. Susan @ Entertain Exchange Says:

    Really cute and easy idea!

    Happy Easter,
    Susan

  10. CeCe Says:

    I put your ideas on my little blog. I made the carrot arrangement today and got so many compliments! Thank you for your inspirational ideas!

  11. lynn Says:

    This is adorable! What a great idea.

  12. Kathy Bolton Says:

    this is genius ! so easy, inexpensive, fun;recycle-able! Thanks for sharing

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  15. Kathryn Woodyard Says:

    LOVE the look and simplicity of this!!!!! How long will it keep? with the carrots partially submerged in the water

  16. Donna C Says:

    I love this! It is simple but beautiful! I plan to use this at our church in the next few weeks! Thanks for sharing

  17. Lucy Says:

    love it!

  18. Ginny Says:

    I did it with the tops of the carrots. Very cute for tomorrow’s dinner!

  19. Amy Kirchhoff Says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! I included your post in my Take a Peek @ My Pinterest: Easter Edition post. Hope it brings you some traffic!
    http://www.amytriedit.com/2012/04/peek-my-pinterest-quick-lil-easter-post.html

  20. Sue Says:

    No photo links anymore. :(

  21. Megan Says:

    Are these photo files still there. It is telling me that the image files are “not found.” I saw this on pinterest, but I’d love to see your different methods. Cute idea!

  22. Stephanie Says:

    I did this last year (from a different link) and since then have been looking for a different pin/link that had comments . . . I think this is ADORABLE, however, after about a day, my water was DISGUSTING!!! Did you have the same problem? The only remedy I can think of is to use silk flowers instead so that I don’t need any water . . .

  23. robyn Says:

    Hi! Hmm, not sure. I don’t recall that happening to mine but I can certainly see it being a problem! Silks might be your best bet if you don’t want to change the water every day. Good luck!

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