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Tulip Root Balls



I know spring has arrived when I visit my local garden center and see rows of young trees for sale; their roots balled in burlap. I love that look, so I thought I’d create the same effect on a smaller scale with some $2.99 potted grocery store tulips.


Family Chic Spring Centerpiece

Create a simple, earthy look for your spring table with this quick makeover.

 

 

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For this project you will need: a potted tulip plant, potting soil, a small plastic food storage bag, twine, burlap or muslin.

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To begin, remove plants from pot and separate the bulbs.

Family Chic Spring Centerpiece

Place one plant inside of a small food storage bag. Add more potting soil and roll down the top of the bag. Cut out a 14"- 16" square of burlap and place bag in the center of it.

Family Chic Spring Centerpiece

Pull up all four corners of fabric and tie in place with a one yard long piece of jute. Continue to wrap jute around the entire root ball, tie jute ends together to secure. Make sure the opening is loose enough for you to pull it open a bit for a light watering when needed.

Family Chic Spring centerpiece

Because the plant is placed in a bag before it is wrapped in burlap, these can go directly on a table, platter or cake stand.

Family Chic Centerpiece

You could hand these out as a party favor for your guests at the end of the evening.


Discussion

  1. teresina  March 7, 2012

    que lindos…………..

  2. chelle  March 10, 2012

    thank you…i will be doing this…very cute!!and easy!!!!

  3. sasha  March 12, 2012

    thanks a lot!!!!!! I like it!!!!!!

  4. barb  March 19, 2012

    Now I know what to do with those leftover Indian rice burlap sacks. Thanks Camilla!

    • camilla  March 19, 2012

      Hi Barb! I love those bags – they would be perfect for this! C

  5. catie  March 23, 2012

    this is so beautiful ~ fresh + rustic.
    i’m making these this weekend.

  6. Kara  March 23, 2012

    These are stunning! You’re starting to inspire me towards seasonal decorating, a process I typically forgo…