How to Make an Easy Carrot Flower Arrangement for Spring or Easter
Create an easy blooming carrot arrangement for a Spring or Easter table centerpiece with these easy steps.
I had a blog challenge to create a flower centerpiece for Easter. Everybunny’s favorite veggie is carrots, so I decided to make a blooming carrot arrangement for a table centerpiece, fitting for a Spring or Easter table.
How many carrot you will need will depend on the size of your vase. My vase was 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide so I ended up using most of a 2-pound bag of carrots for this arrangement. Give your carrots a good wash and trim so they measure the height of your vase. I alternated placing the carrots up and down, with the narrow ends next to the wider ends, for fewer gaps around the perimeter of the vase. Adjust and arrange your carrots so they fit your vase and too your liking.
I used chicken wire for easy flower arranging, which also helped hold the carrots upright. Chicken wire is easy to cut with scissors to the size you need and is reusable, which makes a favorite flower arranging tool. Cut your chicken wire at least 4 inches larger than your opening, so you have enough to bend to hold against the wall of your vase / carrots. Fill your vase with water and you’re on your way to creating your blooming carrot arrangement!
I picked up some hydrangeas from the grocery store to resemble bunny cottontails. Hydrangeas are large so 3 – 4 blooms will easily fill the top of a 6-inch wide vase, covering the tops of the carrots. Working on a Lazy Susan/ turntable isn't necessary, but I find it helps when creating flower arrangement as you can spin your container more easily to see what all sides look like.
After the hydrangeas were in place, I added some orange tulips. Remove the outer droopy or any tattered leaves of the tulips before arranging. I separated the petals on some of the hydrangeas to tuck a few of the tulips down through the big blooms.
There were no carrots with fresh green tops at my grocery store the day I was shopping. If you can find carrots with green tops that aren’t too wilted, all the better, as you can use the tops to mix with your flowers in your arrangement.
To mimic the carrot top greenery, I added sprigs of flat leaf (Italian) parsley, tucking in pieces among the tulips and hydrangeas.
Here is the finished arrangement at my table. I tied some black and white wire edge ribbon around the vase to pair with the table and voila. . . an easy carrot arrangement that Peter Rabbit and friends would approve of! More photos and table details at my blog post, HERE.
Hop down the bunny trail, HERE, to find a round up of floral centerpieces and table inspiration for Easter. You’ll find tips for using spring flowering bulbs, blooming branches, a blooming cabbage vase, easy 5 minute centerpieces and more!