Tulip Root Balls

Family Chic Spring Centerpiece

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.

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

Comments (7):

  1. teresina

    March 7, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    que lindos…………..

  2. chelle

    March 10, 2012 at 7:28 am

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

  3. sasha

    March 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

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

  4. barb

    March 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

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

    • camilla

      March 19, 2012 at 10:27 pm

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

  5. catie

    March 23, 2012 at 3:35 am

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

  6. Kara

    March 23, 2012 at 5:37 am

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

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