Today I’m sharing how I used flowering bulbs to create a fresh and happy spring centerpiece. As the flowering bulbs continue to bloom during the next couple of weeks, the colors in this spring centerpiece will change. Once the bulbs have finished blooming, they can be planted outside for next year. It’s the perfect way to celebrate spring!
Happy first day of spring!! I don’t know how you feel about spring, but I get excited when this day rolls around every year. Although there’s still a chance of snowfall here in PA, the temperatures are finally moving in the right direction. To celebrate the new season, today I’m sharing a spring centerpiece that I put together using flowering bulbs. It’s an easy and lovely project that I think you’ll enjoy!
Before we get into the fun, I need to tell you that I gathered the supplies for this centerpiece before our current situation. My goal with Inspired by Charm is to continue offering beautiful and engaging content while also providing creative things that may be helpful during this time. I’m not encouraging anyone to run to the store. If needed, take advantage of online delivery or check with your local small businesses to see if they have delivery options. Ultimately, please follow the rules and recommendations outlined in your area. Stay well, my friends.
How to Create a Spring Centerpiece with Flowering Bulbs:
When I was shopping at Lowes, I noticed they had a bunch of these potted flowering bulb plants. There were daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips. These small containers were only $2, so I got quite a few, figuring I could create something special with them. I also picked up inexpensive terra cotta pots. I had a few at home but decided a few more would come in handy.
I filled the smaller pots with a single flowering bulb. For the larger pots, I used a variety of flowering bulbs.
Planting brings me so much joy even though it can get a bit messy. I was also excited to be planting the bulbs before they had any blooms. Watching them grow and seeing the blooms become a beautiful spring centerpiece is such an immense pleasure.
Once everything was planted, I cleaned off the pots and gave the bulbs a good watering. (I’ll share more below about how I water them.)
For a finishing touch, I added sphagnum moss to the top of each planter. This isn’t necessary, but since this spring centerpiece is sitting on my dining room table, I thought that covering the soil with a bit of moss would dress up the pots.
Styling a Spring Centerpiece with Flowering Bulbs:
Initially, I planned to scatter the pots down the table. And while that would look pretty, I opted instead to corral a group of pots on this vintage berry picking tray. I did this for two reasons:
- If I need to remove this spring centerpiece from my table, it will be easier to move one large item rather than eight small ones.
- Placing all of the potted flowering bulbs on this tray will help to protect my table. (To save money, I chose not to put a saucer under each of the pots.)
Of course, you don’t need a vintage berry picking tray to recreate this project. Almost any interesting flat surface will work in place of saucers. Consider using a rustic wood tray, a cake stand, an old board, or even a piece of marble. Just be sure to pick something that won’t be harmed by water or allow the water to get on the surface below.
To add even more interest to my spring centerpiece, I included a few empty terra cotta pots and vintage gardening tools. I think these small additions enhance the centerpiece. They bring in textural variety and give the arrangement an informal look.
How to Water Your Flowering Bulb Spring Centerpiece:
It’s been almost a week since I planted these flowering bulbs. I’ve noticed that they start to get dry every 3-4 days. Of course, watering them where they sit on my table would make a huge mess. – Water and soil would get everywhere.
So my method for watering them is to run water in my kitchen sink until it’s about a quarter full and then place all the potted flowering bulbs in the sink.
Next, I use a watering can that has a gentle shower and water the pots from above. Once the potted bulbs are nice and wet, I let the pots sit in the sink in the water for about an hour or so. This allows them to soak up all the water they need.
My last step is to drain the water from the sink and let the pots hang out in the sink to drip dry for at least an hour. After that, the pots are ready to go back into my spring centerpiece.
All of this is super simple, and the hands-on time is minimal.
If you water the flowering bulbs every 3-4 days and make sure the pots get plenty of sunshine, you should be good to go!
Replant Your Flowering Bulbs Outside!
Once your bulbs have flowered, transfer the bulbs to a garden bed outside. They should bloom again in spring for many years to come!
I recommend leaving the leaves on the bulbs until the leaves start to yellow and die. Then you can just cut them down.
And that’s it, my friends! As you can see, this is a fun and easy way to create a beautiful spring centerpiece using potted flowering bulbs. It also doubles as the start of a stunning outdoor spring garden that will give you pleasure for years to come!
I hope you enjoyed seeing this project and are feeling inspired to do something similar!
Looking for more indoor planting ideas? Try these!
- DIY Vertical Herb Garden
- How to Make a Terrarium
- Make a Beach Bum Terrarium
- Ideas for Indoor House Plants
- Strawberry Planter
Happy Spring and Happy Planting!
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