Easter Centerpieces (Easy DIY Easter Flower Ideas)

LAST UPDATED: Apr 18, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Mar 31, 2020 | By:

Get all the details to make your own Easter Flowers and centerpieces with spring flowers from your local grocery store or retailer. Find the perfect flower arrangements for an Easter celebration or Easter gift! 

Yellow tulips in a woven basket.

Even if you don’t have any floral experience whatsoever, a beautiful fresh flower arrangement can be simple to create – especially with accessible flowers!

I’m always enamored with the work of famous floral designers, but those fabulously luxurious coastal blooms aren’t always available here in the Midwest.

Even when they are, they’re usually a 30+ minute drive away at a wholesaler downtown… and that’s just not always realistic for our busy lifestyle.

Today I’m sharing NINE easy Easter centerpieces I’ve created over the years, all created with grocery store flowers! Get all my floral tutorials throughout the years right here.

You’ll find a variety of easy-to-accomplish ideas, learn where to buy your Easter flowers, what blooms to choose, and links to simple tutorials for putting them together! 

I love sharing floral tutorials and ideas with you! Learn all about how to revive wilted hydrangea, Trader Joe’s flowers, and even how to arrange tulips.

tulip arrangement

The Best Types of Easter Flowers

I have so many favorites for the spring season, it’s hard to list them all! However, I can certainly say that the most common blooms in March and April are the ones I always tend to use.

This is simply because they are so inexpensive and accessible at my local floral sources. (i.e. grocery stores!) There are many popular Easter flowers, including the following:

  • tulips
  • hyacinths
  • hydrangea
  • herbs
  • lilies
  • roses
  • ranunculus
  • daisies
  • daffodils
A set dining room table with easter flowers for a centerpiece.

Are Easter Flowers Poisonous?

Several traditional Easter blooms are considered poisonous to pets, unfortunately. Specifically, Easter lilies can be deadly to your cats.

This article is a great reference if you’re concerned about bringing these fresh cut Easter lilies into your home.

Luckily, so many other popular Easter flowers are safe, and there are plenty of other options to grace your table in the spring!

easter flowers

Where To Buy Easter Flowers

Often, our busy lives mean that we need to simplify as much as possible. This means that when I’m shopping at the grocery store before hosting friends or family, I need to think ahead.

I love that I can grab some beautiful, affordable blooms at the grocery store to arrange myself.

Many of your local florists will offer a cash and carry discount program too, so if you have one nearby, support these small businesses when you can!

In the spring months, you’ll have many options for buying your Easter Flowers. My guide to buying fresh flowers is the ultimate resource for shopping for beautiful blooms!

A wooden table filled with miniature Easter cakes and tulips for Easter Flowers

What Easter Flowers Are Best For Centerpieces?

Personally, I tend to choose flowers that look good in low, easy-to-see-across centerpieces. I spent many years of my early career as an event designer, and I noticed that guests always preferred the lower, more intimate table settings.

While tall, grand displays can certainly make an incredible statement in a room, it’s the charming small arrangements that will fill out your table and give your guests room to chat.

With this in mind, consider spacing your fresh flowers out in a long garland style centerpiece, or choose a few low vases (or even your glassware) to create a dramatic effect down the center of your table.

Hydrangeas, tulips, and hyacinths are all flowers that tend to look beautiful on their own. The don’t need extra greenery, fillers or other flowers to make a statement. 

Easy Easter Flowers

Here are just a few of my favorite ideas for Easter flowers! Most of these arrangements include easily accessible, inexpensive blooms.

Do yourself a favor and go searching for something fresh and new this year!

7 Beautiful Easter Flower Ideas

This whimsical Easter centerpiece was created with a free cheese box from the grocery store {ask yours, they often just dispose of them and will save them upon request}.

I then added dyed and natural hard boiled eggs and one bunch of tulips. Get the details to create your own here!

A close up of an Easter decorated cake on a table.

This edible idea is often overlooked, but dessert can double as a centerpiece, saving you both time and money! Give a cake a little height with a pedestal and add a beautiful bloom to make a statement.

A close up of an Easter decorated cake on a table.

See more here. Who wouldn’t love their Easter arrangements to include a delicious dessert?

7 easy do it yourself Easter centerpieces

Lengthy tables can be a bit more challenging – a centerpiece may not make the table feel full enough. Consider creating a table runner like this one with fragrant jasmine and waxflower.

Beautiful flower arrangement in just 10 minutes

What about this charming spring floral table runner made with Meyer lemons? I love an edible centerpiece with a secondary use!

A set dining room table with easter flowers for a centerpiece.

Vintage glasses filled with a single hydrangea trail down the table beautifully without any effort at all. Get all my favorite tips for designing with hydrangeas here!

Easter table setting

Oh, and that buttery yellow basket of tulips? Get the tutorial here!

easter bunny cake

This spring table features the simplest tulip arrangements and fresh blue and white monogrammed china. You won’t believe how easy this is, with inexpensive tulip bundles available anywhere!

Simple summer centerpiece made of citrus - get the easy DIY details!

Learn how to make this edible centerpiece with ease in just five minutes! When your centerpieces include fruit or veggies, they have the ultimate second use after your guests have gone home!

Casual Easter entertaining ideas




I also love drawing from the decor in our home – like this potted rosemary. It blends well into the Easter decor and it’s so wonderful to have something to re-use later!

More Easy Easter Flower DIY Ideas

Looking for even more beautiful floral centerpiece ideas for your Easter table and beyond? Flowers are one of my very favorite things and I have so many fun design concepts!

Visit the floral design category of the blog right here.

Which is your favorite? If you incorporate any of these ideas into your Easter or spring table decor, I’d love to see! Share with me on Facebook in my Celebrating Simple group.

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