Bring the beauty of the first buds of spring into the home with a floral arrangement. The flowers have a cheery appearance when arranged in a natural basket. Baskets are representative of Easter and springtime celebrations. Use flowers from the garden and local shrubbery to create a centerpiece that brings the garden inside. Add wispy height with soft pussy willow twigs, delicate cherry blossoms or sunny forsythia branches.
Cut the floral foam to fit inside of the basket hollow. Soak the foam in water until it is fully saturated. Place the foam into a plastic basket liner or plastic bag. Set it into the basket.
Cut fresh spring flowers early in the morning with a sharp knife. Choose flowers that have just begun to open and those that are in bud.
Select a main flower such as a peony, tulip, hyacinth or daffodil. Cut the stem on a sharp angle. Insert the flower stem into the center area of the foam. Add an odd number of the same type of flower at the outer edge of the foam with stems pointing toward the foam center.
Add an odd number of a second flower type such as lilac, forsythia branches, iris and jonquils to the centerpiece. Cut the stems slightly shorter than the main flowers. Insert the stems into the foam in spaces in between the main flowers. Add another type of flower for a fuller arrangement.
Add several pussy willow twigs to the centerpiece. Add greenery twigs to fill in any empty space.