Simple Spring Centerpiece: Get Creative

I think a little spring decorating would lift our spirits this week, don’t you? I know spring feels different this year. I always keep seasonal decorating so simple, though. I find simplicity always works. A bouquet of grocery store tulips on the table is enough to make me happy. But this week I am not going to run to the grocery store just for a bouquet or potted plant. You probably aren’t either. Maybe next time I order groceries, I’ll see if they can toss in some tulips :). Or maybe a local florist still delivers? I don’t even know. Nothing seems normal these days.

I know many of you are doing the 31 Day Love Your Home Challenge. We aren’t quite to day ten yet, but when you get there you’ll see the challenge “reclaim the dining room.” It’s one of my favorites. (Of course, you can always do day ten’s challenge early if you feel motivated).

Simple Spring Centerpiece: Get Creative

If your dining room is covered with papers, it’s hard to feel happy or at peace there. Most of us are probably cooking and eating at home more than ever, right? It’s important to make the dining room feel pretty so we want to sit there and enjoy meals together… or even by ourselves!

Clear the table, wipe it off, and then have some fun.

The sun has been out in Seattle for the past couple of days here, so I got inspired to do something ‘spring like.’ Foraging in my backyard to cut some flowers was just the plant therapy I needed.

Perhaps you have a garden. You might have some spring flowers or even some branches or ferns in your yard! It’s fun to go look. I found some pretty blooming pink and white camellias in mine. But no matter what we have to work with right now, you can definitely find something pretty to make a centerpiece with.

This is a season to get creative. I have a whole post on that coming up! But for now, let’s start digging around in our cabinets or head out to the yard to see what we can do with what we have.

Simple Spring Centerpiece: Get Creative
My Bunny Pitcher Source

Remember my bunny pitcher? Today I took a couple of minutes to fill her sweet self up with a mix of faux spring flowers and a fresh camellia bloom from my backyard. It makes me smile to see her pink flower hair. It’s like an Easter bonnet. It’s totally fine to use faux flowers, or a mix of faux and fresh in your centerpiece. I wanted tulips, but now’s definitely not the time to get picky. Just enjoy what you have!

Of course, you don’t have to have a bunny pitcher. In fact you don’t even have to use a vase or a pitcher at all. Look for anything pretty. If you have my book Simple Gatherings, go grab it and take a look right now. You’ll see you can make centerpieces out of anything you have around your home!

Grab some pretty colored books, a few tea cups, a tray, placements, a candlestick, a cake plate, a bunny statue, Easter eggs, whatever you have that looks spring-like. Have fun. Take some photos so you’ll be ready to show off your table and centerpiece on day ten!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Share a photo in The Inspired Room Facebook group or tag me @theinspiredroom on Instagram so I can see!

Simple Spring Centerpiece

Step One:

Pick a vase, any vase.

Whatever you have! I’ve gathered up some of my faves here. You can use a jar, a pitcher, or even a water glass!

Step Two:

Go outside and find anything you can to cut and bring inside!

Flowers, a branch, anything goes.

Bonus points: Take a few deep breaths of the fresh spring air outdoors before you go back inside.

Step Three:

Walk inside, set your foraged finds into the vase, and put it on your table. Step back and smile!

Ta-da! A happy spring centerpiece that didn’t cost you a dime but brought a bit of joy to your day.

Simple Spring Centerpiece: Get Creative

My Bunny Pitcher Source

Look how pretty she is with her Easter bonnet!

Simple Spring Centerpiece: Get Creative

Oh, Jack says hi, by the way. He desperately needs a haircut. Since we’re avoiding going out of the house, it’s going to be an at home haircut for him…and it’s not going to be pretty. Lol! Wish us luck.

Happy spring, friend!

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17 Comments

  1. Franki Parde

    With everything going on…forgot my bunny vase in the attic… Easter is coming, Easter is coming!! franki

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  2. Linda Grubbs

    Your camellias are so pretty…Love that sweet bunny pitcher! Here in the Midwest my daffodils are all in full bloom. They make me so happy.
    Can’t wait to see Jacks haircut!

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  3. Lori

    Well my yard has nothing yet but some greenery and I don’t mean anything pretty really. This makes me realize I need to plan something for the garden that pops up in the spring. A happy chore for sure. The camellias are lovely..especially in your bunny pitcher.
    I do wonder if the stores would deliver some flowers with the groceries?? Let us know Melissa how that goes.

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  4. Denise

    We have had some grey days here in Indiana recently , but supposed to get better soon. Yes! I think putting some Spring in the house is just what we need! Thanks for the motivation!

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  5. Margaret

    Loved this post, Melissa! I bought tulips last week at Costco and split them up into bud vases on my dining room table. My husband gets tickled at how happy they make me. I’m wondering if you have an online
    source you particularly like for faux flowers. Enjoy your adorable bunny arrangement!

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  6. Noemi (Mimi) Martinez

    Here comes Melissa Cottontail
    Hoppin’ down the Bunny trail
    Hippity hoppin’
    Fresh Camellia Bonnet on her Hair🎶

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  7. Elle

    Love the post! And the comment about Jacks hair. He seems laid back enough to be ok with whatever. Same here with my cockapoos…problem is that I need a glass of wine to get up the nerve to cut their hair. Then have another one to settle my nerves over it. Then have to hide the scissors so I don’t cut my own with the pet scissors during this homebound desperate hair times. Thank you for sharing joy of home and of pets! Now more than ever.

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    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      HAHA! My husband came out of the bathroom the other day and said I CUT MY OWN BANGS! HAHAHAH! He didn’t even have bangs so that took me by surprise. haha.

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  8. Collette

    Love your sweet bunny pitcher and her pink flower hair! My two dogs really are needing haircuts! Don’t have dog trimmers, wonder if my husband’s beard trimmer would work?

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    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I bet it would work! We used to cut our Westie’s hair all the time with an electric razor and scissors. His hair looked pretty choppy but it did the job, ha! These two dogs have been spoiled with trips to the spa every other month their whole life. They are going to look ridiculous, but think of all the money we’ll save!

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  9. Jane

    Love the look of your pretty flowers. Brings a bit of spring hope to a room. Sense you are from the PNW you can also support one of our local small businesses that will be feeling the economic pinch due to the covid situation. RoozenGaarde (Skagit County’s own tulip grower) & Tulips.com have lovely tulips available via delivery. I had some sent to my daughter to brighten her home and mood.

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  10. Diane

    Get out!! You have flowers AND sunshine?!!!

    We went for a walk today and noticed a few little teeny tiny bursts of green on some bushes along the walkway. As it’s in the high 30’s I am surprised to even find that. BUT spring is pushing through… I picked pussy willows a few days ago and we’re hearing a few spring peepers (frogs) when the sun warms the ponds and marshes.

    What a cheerful table! Happy Spring!

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    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I know, it was quite a treat to have sunshine and flowers. :) Spring peepers? LOL I’ve never heard of frogs being called that. How funny! We don’t have many frogs here so that’s probably why haha. Happy spring, friend!

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  11. Ivory

    OMG, in this case ‘less is more’ works well here, especially with your cute bunny pitcher. I love this post. thank you! Stay safe and healthy.

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