A few months ago, I saw this article in Better Homes and Gardens and thought it would be a lovely project for Spring: http://www.bhg-digital.com/bhg/201104?pg=93#pg93
This past Friday--in preparation for Easter--I attempted to re-created this simple project. Believe it or not, I already had everything I needed for supplies except the three pots.
First, I purchased the terracotta pots for about $1.50 at Walmart.
Then, I filled each pot with potting soil. I used a trowel to dig up thin layers of moss from our backyard and gently pressed them onto the soil in each pot.
A few years ago, my mother had given me the "nest" filled with soaps. I had saved it thinking that I might decorate with it one day. Last spring, I had seen these real eggs at a home store and purchased them. I image you can find these supplies at Ben Franklin or other craft stores. I already had the Pussy willow which I had purchased at Ben Franklin several years ago.
Using pruning shears, I trimmed the Pussy willow making it shorter and stuck it into the soil mimicking the picture in the magazine.
As the final step, I cut some flowers from a dogwood tree in the backyard and stuck them, at varying heights, into the soil of the third pot. These flowers wilted after a day or two, so on Easter morning, I cut some azalea blooms and replace the dogwood blossoms.