I tend to fly by the seat of my pants a bit, so I used some fall cupcake liners to hold my paint. I saw them when I was getting the toothpicks to hold the balls while they dried.
See, since I had to use floral foam inside the pot, I figured I'd just use it to help hold up my painted items while they were drying. I even had my long dowel rods stuck in there that were painted white, along with three pink styrofoam balls.
My family came up with all kinds of creative ideas for what they thought I was going to make.
I used a small 4-inch clay pot sponge-painted white, a dowel rod cut with scissors at an eyeball-length, a 3-inch pink-painted styrofoam ball, Lifesavers pastel jellybeans, low heat glue gun (dries faster and doesn't hurt your fingers as much), ribbon, floral foam, and some mossy stuff.
It took me almost two hours just to glue the jelly beans on this 3-inch styrofoam ball.
I didn't do the other 3-inch ball I had painted or the 4-inch ball either. One by itself is plenty cute.
I've had some wooden eggs for close to 15 years. I don't usually get them out in time to decorate.
I was at Hobby Lobby and saw this little ceramic egg holder, and I thought it would be a cute way to display some of them.
They also had some really cute fake grass.
That took much less time than the jellybean topiary.