Spring is here and that means Easter isn’t far off.
This rainbow baby’s breath spring centerpiece is exactly what your table needs to be holiday ready!
What once was a filler flower, baby’s breath now fits in perfectly with the Internet’s recent soft foliage trend. This flower may seem delicate, but don’t be fooled; she is a sturdy beast that can withstand being covered in rainbow spray paint and left out of water for some time.
I found out these fun facts by accident really! Since it’s been a busy week, I had to paint and assemble the centerpiece the evening before I took pictures. Which left me hoping it would make it overnight and be as beautiful the next day. Let me tell you, by the time I took the photos, the baby’s breath had been covered in paint and out of water for at least 15 hours. Trust me, I had some serious anxiety over the whole thing, but I took a chance and the arrangement turned out lovely!
Looking back, arranging the baby’s breath was my favorite part of this project (aside from seeing it put together)! It allowed me a moment to get centered and focus on my craft. I set up a good playlist, poured some iced tea, and enjoyed the creative process. I have found that when I remind myself that making is my meditation and I create an intentional moment, getting lost in creating becomes easier. I’m thrilled with how this rainbow baby’s breath spring centerpiece turned out, and I’m Easter ready. Let’s get to making!
Supplies for babies breath Easter centerpiece:
8 bushels of baby’s breath
6 colors of spray paint
3 foam bricks
A box to stand the flowers in while they dry
Lay the baby’s breath out across a table and break it up into even sections.
Next, break a section of flowers into 2-3 stems and begin painting, holding the spray paint a foot away. Only move the spray can in closer to touch up the flowers that may have been missed. Do not drench the flowers. Repeat in 2-3 stem increments at a time with the rest of the bushels and colors.
Let the flowers dry standing up in a box.
Using a sharp knife, cut the foam bricks in half. Spray each half-sized brick with a different color of spray paint and let dry.
Keeping the natural bushels together, begin cutting the flowers away from the stalk. You want to keep enough of the flowers’ stems so that they can be pushed into the foam brick.
Cover 3 sides of the bricks with flowers by gently pushing the stems into the brick. If a stem bends or breaks, simply trim it down and try again. It’s ok if the flowers aren’t even across the brick; let yourself have fun arranging them in a unique way. For the two end bricks, cover four sides so that the side facing out is covered too.
If you are going to store this arrangement overnight, I suggest letting the flowers air out for a few hours in a cool temp. Then once the paint smell has dissipated a bit, keep them in a fridge until you are ready to enjoy!
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