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Creating An Enchanting Easter Centerpiece Using Flowers and Cabbage

Are you looking for new and creative ways to bring your Easter tablescape to life this year? I’ll show you how the winning combination of flowers and a cabbage vase can create the most enchanting spring or Easter floral centerpiece.

Believe it or not, cabbage is an excellent addition to your Easter floral arrangement. This common vegetable can be a unique and beautiful vase for your next Easter centerpiece. Cabbage is the perfect eye-catching alternative to a standard vase and creates a gorgeous table.

cabbage vase with flowers for an Easter centerpiece

Easter Decor Inspiration

Easter Decor Ideas and Inspiration

I’m joining 17 fabulous bloggers today to share our favorite Easter decor ideas and inspiration for you.

I want to thank our host, Pasha from Pasha at Home, for hosting our Easter decor inspiration blog hop. If you’ve just come from Pasha’s blog, welcome! Didn’t you love her tips on how to use Easter bunny decor in a classy way?

You can enjoy even more Easter inspiration and creative ideas from my other blogging friends. All the links are at the bottom of my post.

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tablescape including cabbage vase with flowers for an Easter centerpiece

Tablescape including cabbage vase with flowers for an Easter centerpiece

Easter Tablescape Ideas

Creating a beautiful Easter tablescape each year is so much fun for me.

I’m always inspired by the fact that a gorgeous Easter tablescape almost always has flowers. Fresh flowers are a great addition to any Easter celebration.

My theme for last year was an Easter garden party where I focused on potted flowering plants and spring bulbs for my centerpiece. The color palette was yellow and green.

This year I replaced the yellow with pink flowers and loved this color palette.

Why Should You Use Cabbage for Your Spring Flower Arrangement?

Here are just a few reasons using cabbage as a vase for your flowers in the center of your table for Easter and the entire spring season is a fabulous idea:

  • The color can be used to contrast bright flowers.
  • Its unique texture adds dimension to a centerpiece, especially if you use savoy cabbage.
  • Cabbage is an unexpected and interesting shape that can provide a unique touch and creative look to a tablescape centerpiece.
  • This vegetable is a versatile and eco-friendly material that can be reused and repurposed after the event has ended.
  • It’s a creative way to incorporate fresh produce into the centerpiece, adding a vibrant and natural element to the arrangement.

cabbage vase with flowers for an Easter centerpiece

How Do You Make a Cabbage Vase?

Creating a cabbage vase for your flowers as an Easter centerpiece is easier than you think. Here are the simple steps I took to make this great centerpiece for my Easter gathering.

cabbage and flowers for an Easter centerpiece

Step 1: Choose Your Cabbage and Flowers

Pick Your Flowers First

After determining your color scheme, pick the flowers you want to use for your Easter table decor.

I used grocery store flowers which were surprisingly beautiful and fresh. Hydrangeas, stock, and pink baby roses were my blooms of choice.

TIP: Always carry a bucket in your car, so if you do end up buying flowers on a whim, you can add water and place the flowers in it to keep hydrated. I would have never made it home without the hydrangeas wilting otherwise.

Choose Cabbage That Will Compliment Your Flowers

Pick the type of cabbage that will complement your flower selection. I chose purple cabbage and savoy, which has more of a distinct texture to it.

Choose a large head of cabbage for your floral centerpiece. The larger the cabbage, the better.

savoy cabbage

Step 2: Prepare the Cabbage

First, ensure the cabbage head is clean and ready to use as a vase.

Remove the outer loose leaves and save any that aren’t wilted. You’ll use them later to reattach with floral pins after you hollow out your cabbage and are ready to add the flowers.

tracing a cup line around cabbage

Step 3: Cut the Center of the Cabbage Open and Hollow it Out

Trace around your glass or jar and cut around the center of your cabbage with a paring or serrated knife.

hollowing out the cabbage middle

Hollow out the cabbage enough to place a glass or jar inside as a vase to hold your flowers.

After cutting through the top of the cabbage, flip the cabbage over and cut through the bottom to meet in the middle.

You can also choose to leave the bottom intact but level out the cabbage, so it sits flat.

cabbage hollowed out in the center and flowers for an Easter centerpiece

Step 4: Add and Arrange the Flowers

Fill a mason jar or glass with water and flower food and set it into the hollowed-out center of the cabbage.

Add your beautiful blooms to the vase.

cabbage vase and flowers for an Easter centerpiece

Step 5: Clean Up the Look

Use the outer leaves you saved at the beginning and reattach them with floral pins to hide the vase and the gap between the cabbage and flowers. 

red cabbage vase and flowers for a Easter centerpiece

The Completed Tablescape

My three green vintage spritzer bottles add even more of a bright pop of spring color to my table. I finished the centerpiece with Easter table decor like moss bunnies and decorative eggs.

Easter place setting

I bought some new spring dishes from Wiliams Sonoma for my Easter table setting, but they arrived a few days late due to weather issues. They would have looked amazing with the cabbage and floral arrangements.

So, I decided to keep the place settings simple and let the centerpiece be the real star of the show. This is what I used:

  • Galvanized chargers – HomeGoods
  • White dishes – Home Goods
  • Jadeite plates – Walmart, The Pioneer Woman
  • Gold flatware – Target
  • Green floral napkins – HomeGoods
  • Green glasses – Antique Mall
  • Spring nest with eggs – so long ago, I can’t remember

red cabbage vase and flowers for a Easter centerpiece

I love how my Easter table centerpiece looks and how a simple thing like adding cabbage as a vase for my flower arrangement can be such a conversation starter during Easter brunch.

I hope you try this for your next spring gathering.

Next up is my fellow Seattlite, Melaine, at My Sweet Savannah. Her blog was the first one I ever subscribed to, and I’ve learned so much from her beautiful ideas over the years. You’ll love her DIY golden Easter eggs with floral imprints.

Until next time,

Happy Easter!

More Spring Inspiration from Some Very Talented Bloggers

How to Use Easter Bunny Decor in a Classy Way // Pasha is Home

Creating An Enchanting Easter Centerpiece Using Flowers and Cabbage // Shiplap and Shells

DIY Golden Easter Eggs with Floral Imprints // My Sweet Savannah

How to Make a Spring Lantern // Sand Dollar Lane

Best Front Porch Ideas to Decorate for Easter // The Ponds Farmhouse

5 Easy Ways To Decorate Your Mudroom For Spring // White Lilac Farmhouse

The Prettiest Spring Tablescape for your Easter Gathering // Willow Bloom Home Blog

Simple Steps to a Beautiful Spring Tablescape // White Arrows Home

Easter Deviled Eggs // Paint Me Pink

How to Make a Neutral Wood Bead Carrot in 3 Easy Steps // Simply 2 Moms

Easter With Faberge Eggs // A Stroll Through Life

How to Set an Easter Table with Bright Colors // Cottage in the Mitten

Easter Egg & Daffodil Spring Wreath // Cottage on Bunker Hill

Simple And Rustic Easter Wreath With Carrots // Midwest Life and Style

Decorating for Easter with Neutrals // Robyn’s French Nest

When is Easter 2023? Everything You Need to Know This Year // Southern Crush at Home

Easy Centerpieces for the Easter Table Ideas // Bricks ‘n Blooms

Four Easy Spring Centerpieces // Vintage and Grace Living


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  1. Oh my word, I’ve ALWAYS wanted to try this Kim! I’m not super great at arranging flowers though so I put it off because it felt complicated. Thank you so much for the easy step-by-step so I can follow along. Loving and pinning and will share in tomorrows From the Front Porch post. It’s so awesome! Hugs, CoCo

  2. This is so pretty! I want to go out and get some cabbage right away and do this pretty arrangement. It will be so pretty for our Easter table! I love having fresh flowers and work too on the checkout counter and this will be a pretty way to do that! Thanks for the inspo!

  3. Kim, this is gorgeous, and I have thought about doing this but I feel guilty wasting the cabbage. So silly, I may go for it another time. Pinned!

  4. Kim, I love the vibrant and colourful additions to your table. Using the cabbages as a centerpiece was such a pretty and unique idea.

  5. Goodness, Kim. Your table is absolutely stunning! I can’t get over how much the colors from the cabbage pop. Such a clever way to create a centerpiece for your pretty Easter table. Happy to be hopping with you this week. Pinned!

  6. I love everything about this pretty tablescape, Kim! I’m absolutely going to make a cabbage centerpiece for our Easter dinner table this year! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Kim, I love the cabbage used as the base for the floral arrangement. It just adds to the tablescape. I have pinned it!

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