Spring is my favorite time of year! I love the stunning colors and exhilirating scents of flowers. One of my favorite ways to decorate my home is combining cut tulips with decor items to create centerpieces. Since Easter is just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about bunnies and baskets and tulips. Decorating with tulips is easy because you can buy them at grocery stores, garden centers and flower shops all across the country.
Tulips are easy to work with because of their sturdy stems, so they are perfect for creating Easter crafts with your kids. The project can be as simple as tucking a small vase of tulips into a larger vase, then fill the space bewteen the vases with jelly beans or cherry balls.
You could also take an old Easter basket, add a little bunny statue or stuffed bunny, then place tulip blooms around the inside edge of the basket. Then add some colorfully decorated Easter eggs for the perfect Easter dinner table centerpiece. Since cut tulips comes in so many beautiful colors, you will be able to match the decor of any room in your home. Imagine a cracker tray on your coffee table, lined with tulips and peppered with brightly colored foil-wrapped chocolate egg candies! You can find even more fabulous spring tulip decorating ideas at this Pinterest link: http://pinterest.com/digdropdone/.
Here are some delightful facts about tulips you may not have known. Share these facts with your children as you work together on your Easter tulip creations!
- There are around 3000 varieties of tulips.
- Red tulips are the most popular.
- Tulip petals are used in a few recipes.
- The majority of tulips are cultivated and exported from Holland.
You can find out more fascinating information about tulips at http://www.ibulb.org, the flowering initiative from Anthos, Holland's Royal Trade Association for Nursery Stock and Flower Bulbs.