Create so-simple spring centerpieces with early bloomers and unexpected containers.
Jewels of another kind fill this cedar chest. Line the flea market box with plastic wrap, then drop in 4-inch pots of budded irises and mosses. Use fillers like spikemoss as the supporting cast for seasonal flowers. After blooms fade, foliage carries on this trunk show.
Trough planters can be ready-made or handcrafted; this one is inspired by half-round galvanized gutters. Fill with soil and budded hyacinth bulbs. Top with sheet moss. Tuck in earthy knickknacks, like these ceramic faux fungi, for a woodsy look.
Repurpose a lantern into a botanical curiosity—we love the simple square shape of this one. Place a 4-inch pot of daffodils in the candleholder. Spin dried grass (from your garden or local flower market) to form a nest to conceal the pot.