Easter table floral decor

Easter floral table decorIn our Easter floral décor we use spring flowers and candles. Easter usually occurs towards the beginning of spring, a season when plants bloom and animals give birth. Eggs in particular are a clear symbol of rebirth and fertility. So eggs are often associated with Easter, a holiday that  celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

Easter flowers are a central theme to religious celebrations, but are also part of secular Easter festivities. Whether you wish to present traditional flowers that symbolize the death and resurrection of Christ or simply want to brighten the holidays, understanding the symbolism and meaning associated with Easter flowers and Easter flower colors will help you choose appropriate Easter flowers for any event.

Easter is full of many customs, traditions, and symbols borrowed from Christianity and the ancient world. The religious origin of Easter finds representation in Christian imagery, while most people are familiar with the brightly colored eggs and hopping bunnies that come to us from the spring festivals of antiquity. With their soft, delicate petals and sprouting young buds, it’s no wonder Easter flowers are also fitting emblems for this time of year.

Flowers are the perfect way to add warmth, radiance, and feelings of cheer to any Easter celebration – they are a fitting symbol for the season. Spring flowers have always represented fertility, abundance, and renewal, so choosing colorful and fragrant Easter flowers is the best way to fill a space with the symbolism and meaning of Easter. Easter flowers awaken the senses and remind you of new beginnings.

Aromatic Easter blossoms are very calming – the pure scent draws you in like the gentle sound of a baby’s giggles. The natural perfume of pretty azaleas, vibrant red tulips, peaceful daisies, and crisp white lilies will invigorate your spirit and suffuse a room with new life.

Because every Easter flower is the vivid token of a different sentiment, we have decided to make it easy for you to choose the finest array of blooms for the occasion. Here you’ll find descriptions of Easter flowers and their rich meanings – you’ll know exactly what bouquet to select this Easter.

There are several flowers thought to symbolize the Christian belief of the resurrection.

Easter Lilies: These pure white lilies are thought to symbolize purity and hope and as such represent the resurrection of Christ.
Tulips: All tulips symbolize passion, belief and love, but white and purple tulips have special meaning. White tulips represent forgiveness while purple tulips represent royalty, both important aspects of the Christian Easter celebration.
Daffodils: Sunny daffodils brighten spring gatherings and are perfect for Easter décor.
Daisies: White daisies symbolize the innocence of the Christ child.
Irises: These flowers symbolize faith, wisdom and hope.
Hyacinths: Hyacinth flowers represent peace of mind.
Ranunculus:  This spring flowers come in many bright and pastel colors of Easter. Red ranunculus represents the shedding of Christ’s blood for the forgiveness of sins, while white flowers symbolize his purity and innocence.

Pussy Willow is also our Easter symbol. One of the most prominent Easter symbols, because of the fact out of this dry kind of twig, all of a sudden bursts forth this beautiful flower of life, and it is the first bush that blooms. The Pussy willow is the one that tells the rest of the world and all the other flora, and trees and bushes it’s time to wake up. It’s the wake up call.

Creating Easter table décor

In this arrangement we combine flowers and eggs – the two most important  symbols of Easter. For a base of our arrangement we use a piece of ordinary tree bark. Flowers are arranged in egg shells with tiny piece of floral foam. If you have no floral foam, use a piece of moss for flower stability and add some water (drop one drop of bleach in water to keel bacteria leaving in moss). Water your mini containers daily. To stabilize egg shells on bark, use Cling Glue. Coumufliage the glue with some moss creating a pillow along the arrangement. To finish the arrangement, spread blossoms of Pussy Willow over the moss.

To add that artistic touch to the Easter table décor, we create egg shell candle. These candles can be used in flower arrangements or, placed in egg holders, decorate your Easter table.

Materials

 

 

 

Container. Clean chicken egg shells.

Wax. This is obviously the heart of the candle. Traditional beeswax was used in candle-making for hundreds of years. Today paraffin is  the most popular ingredient for candles. You can easily add colors and scents to both wax and paraffin. For scents you can use essential oils. Instead of buying paraffin, you can melt used candles.

Wicks. You can buy candle wicks, but you can just as easily make your own wicks. You’ll use Borax solution to treat the base wick material. Treating wicks with Borax can make the candles burn brighter and longer. Moreover, it can also reduce the amount of ash and smoke produced by the burning process.
Keep Borax away from children and pets since it can have a toxic effect when ingested or inhaled. The wrong wick can ruin your homemade candle.

  • Heat 1 cup (250 ml) of water using a small saucepan. Allow the water to reach a simmer, but not a full boil and pour the hot water into a glass bowl. Add 1 tbsp (15 ml) of salt and 3 tbsp (45 ml) of Borax. Stir to dissolve.
  • Take a piece of heavy cotton butcher’s twine and submerge it in the Borax solution. Allow the twine to soak for 24 hours. Hang the twine and let it dry for two or three days.
  • Cut the twine into pieces about 5″.

Creating egg shell candles

  • Prepare the work area; dealing with wax is a rather messy affair. Set up newspaper or paper towels around your work area.
  • Have your egg shells placed in egg crate and wicks ready; once it gets going, the process goes a little quicker than you might initially expect.

Melt the wax using your double boiler. Heat the bottom pan with water and pan with wax, and watch it melt. It’s actually pretty fun to watch. Stir it and break up big chunks with the spatula. It only takes 10-15 minutes for the wax to melt.

 

  • While the wax is melting, adhere the wick to the egg shells. Having an off-center wick means it won’t burn properly, and you don’t want that. Keep egg shells in egg crate and simply place a little stick or match with a wick over each egg shell. The wick doesn’t need to be super secured — it just needs to stay in place for a couple of hours.

 

 

 

 

  • You’ll probably have a few inches of wick sticking up from your candle. You’ll want to trim that down to just about 1/4″. To determine the right length, look at the flame once it’s lit: if the flame is more than inch or so high, and flickers a lot, it’s too long. Trim it and light again.

 

Helpful sources:

Buying wicks: https://www.aliexpress.com

Buying Borax: https://www.target.com

 

 

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