Spring Centerpiece With Tulips and Pussywillow

In honor of the first days of spring, I thought it would be nice to revisit one of my favorite spring time centerpiece projects (even though it's still snowing here in Detroit).  The photos in this post are some of my most-pinned.  Feel free to pin away and share this simple, but high impact centerpiece.  

Recently, I shared our Spring/St. Patricks Day table scape with a large spring tulip and pussywillow centerpiece.  Today, I'm going to show how I made it.

This is one of the easiest centerpieces ever and probably my favorite.  Aside from being a sign of spring, the combination of sweet tulips and soft pussy willow are guaranteed to make you happy.  
Someone once told me that it's impossible to say pussy willow and not smile.  

Did you try it?  They're right :).

Here is what I used to create this centerpiece:
One bundle of pussy willow ($5) from Sams Club,  two bouquets of white tulips ($10ea.) from the grocery store and one small storage basket from Target. 

Two water glasses slightly shorter than the basket made inconspicuous vases to keep the tulips hydrated. 

I placed the tulips inside the glasses, filled them with water and tucked them inside the basket.  

**Within a few hours the tulips should start to fall naturally. 
If you are putting this together at the last minute and can't wait for them to release on their own, you can speed up the process by using luke warm water inside your vases.  Manipulating the bouquet with your hands will also help them loosen up, just keep in mind your arrangement may not last as long. 

Once they have released, they will fill the empty space around the perimeter of the basket beautifully.

Using utility scissors, I separated the pussy willow branches and stuck them into the tulips.  I like to keep the branches long to create a large scale centerpiece.  

Starting from the center, top of the arrangement and working my way to the outside corners helped me space the branches evenly. 

Tulips are thirsty, I check the water level each day.  
If you missed the rest of this tablescape, click here to see the original post.  

For details on this entire table setting, please click here. 
Happy Spring!

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  1. Gorgeous, I love the tulips and the pussy willows are just the perfect addition. Hugs, Marty

  2. The tulips are beautiful. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. I have been having trouble with GFC and if I am already following you, and you following me, please forgive me. If not, please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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