A Rustic Spring Centerpiece

Welcome friends and thank you for joining me today to make A Rustic Spring Centerpiece.

This rustic centerpiece is the starting point for my Easter tablescape.

Recently, I came across this twelve hole sugar mold.  It isn’t my first sugar mold but it is definitely my largest one.   Needing to know more about the history of sugar molds,  I did a bit of research.  Here is what I found:

“Sugar molds generally take the form of a long, solid block with a series of depressions into which raw sugar cane syrup could be poured. Once it dried, the syrup formed raw brown sugar cones, which was how sugar was once sold to consumers. The cones were easy to transport and store, and more refined sugar processing methods had not yet been developed.

Beginning in medieval times with the beginnings of the sugar cane trade, and continuing through the 19th century, sugar was sold almost solely in cone or loaf form. Not until about the 1820s was the term “granulated sugar” first used, transforming the way buyers and cooks use sugar. Until then, sugar had to be chipped off from the cone and then sifted until the desired level of fineness was achieved. Molded brown sugar is still available to buy in Mexico, as can the wooden molds. The brown sugar cones are also still part of the tequila-process.”

To learn more about sugar molds see Our Pastimes.  After reading this information on Our Pastimes I believe my sugar mold is from Mexico.

My sugar mold is now going to hold a bunch of succulents to celebrate Spring.  This centerpiece requires just a few supplies.  The sugar mold, twelve small succulents, little clay pots, filler for the pots, and some moss or pebbles to cover the filler.

First, fill each pot with floral foam.

Top the pot off with some pebbles.  I decided against the moss.

Make twelve of these little pots.

The final step is inserting the little-filled clay pots into the holes in the sugar mold.

Love the way this centerpiece turned out and be sure to come back soon to see my Easter tablescape.

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Comments

  1. Mary Scott says:

    Super cute & charming!ss

  2. Sharon,
    Thanks so much for sharing this sweet and easy to make centerpiece!! Very pretty!! Happy Easter!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

  3. Sharon, what a great idea! Those little pots fit perfectly. Do I see a tablescape in its future??
    Thanks for the invitation to the spring link party. I’ll continue catching up, and link up a couple of my posts from spring.

  4. Sharon, this is such a fun idea–I would love to find a sugar mold that size 😉 Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm & Happy Easter weekend! Pinning!

  5. Tristan Robin Blakeman says:

    What a really intriguing and beautiful centerpiece – now I have to keep my eye out of a sugar mold, as I would definitely love to recreate this!
    Happy Pink Saturday – and Happy Easter!

  6. What a cute and clever way to use a sugar mold! Thank you so very much for linking to the Spring and Easter Joys party. Have a very Happy Easter!

  7. Super cute. Succulents are so trendy. I love them in the sugar mold.Thanks for linking to Keep In Touch.

  8. amberlyonferguson2017 says:

    It looks great! Thanks so much for sharing at the Spring and Easter joys link party! This would be a great post for Thursday Favorite Things link party too. It starts Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. over on my blog. Happy Spring!

  9. Jann Olson says:

    Yes, love how it turned out as well Sharon! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  10. That is so adorable! I love it. Pinned.

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