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The Easter Basket Flower Pot
Credit: Laurey W. Glenn

The beauty of this arrangement is that it can be completely customized with the color palette, flower varieties, and textures that work best in your space. You can also determine your flower choices based on what's available at your local florist or grocery store. Whatever you choose, be sure to coordinate based on where you plan to display the arrangement. If you're asking us, we think it's ideal for display in the entryway of the home where it can be enjoyed by each friend and family member that enters. If you decide to display it on your dining room table, just be sure to relocate the centerpiece during the meal. While it's tempting to keep it front and center, guests might end up craning their necks to talk over the blooms while seated. We guarantee this garden basket is going to be the hit of your Easter lunch—and it comes together quicker than you might think.

Here's what you'll need:
Flower pot (any small pot with saucer will do)
Floral foam
Flexible branches
Assorted flowers

Place floral foam in pot and slice off the top so it's the same height as the container.

Tie two flexible branches together with twine. Insert one end in the floral foam. Gently bend the branch and insert the top into the floral foam on the opposite side. This will be the base of the handle for your basket.

Next, begin placing flowers in the floral foam. Use a few taller stems to trace one side of the handle. Place the blooms at various heights. Wrap the stems around the sturdier basket handle that you created.

Wider flower buds can be placed directly in the floral foam to fill the bottom of the basket. Use a variety of complementing flowers and textures. Place blooms in a way that gives a rounded look to the base.

For a finishing touch, place moss around the bottom of the dish.

If you're looking for even more ways to plan for your Easter celebration, check out all of our seasonal craft videos, DIY projects, and recipes.