Bird in the Grass

• 26 December 2008






































This would be a beautiful centerpiece for a Spring wedding, a New Year's Day brunch, a baby shower, you name it. It would be easy to add interesting variations to this basic {and beautiful} formula too. If you could get your hands on an Ann Wood bird, lucky you. If not, I'm sure there are many-a-pretty bird available at your local craft store, on Etsy, at a Christmas-themed store in the form of an ornament or on the world wide web :)

Basically you find some sort of grass to use (in the wintertime wheat grass is the best bet) and trim the ends evenly. Place the grass in a footed glass container filled with about one inch of water. If you wish, anchor the grass with dried split peas (rinse well first!) or marbles (you can find these for cheap at Big Lots). Perch a bird ornament on the edge of the container or arrange millinery butterflies in and around the centerpiece. Voila!

from Everyday Celebrations by Donata Maggipinto

5 comments:

Heidi said...

That is just too cute and so inexpensive - I love it. Thanks for sharing such a creative and unique idea!

Joyce said...

This is a GREAT idea! The list is endless with this one!! I'll have to keep this one in mind.

paula said...

this is brilliant. so pretty.

maralina said...

That's so pretty... especially with that bird! I have actually encountered that before: Armenians often have that as centerpieces at New Years celebrations, to symbolize new beginnings in the year just starting.

Happy new year!

John & Jennifer Savage said...

Quick question, did you ever end up getting your restaurant.com gift cards?? We still haven't, but maybe there's a long wait time? Just thought I'd ask!

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