This is my first holiday with all my stuff packed in storage but I couldn’t let Easter pass without giving you a few ideas for your table. You know how much I love styling tablescapes.
But since most of my dishes, linens and crafts are unavailable, I decided to make this a challenge to come up with seven inexpensive and oh-so-easy—touches to add to your table.
Are you in the mood for simplicity today?
Well these are the items I gathered for this post:
- empty jelly, spaghetti and a mason jar I had in the cupboard
- craft paints in pink, yellow and cream
- bag of moss
- bag of jelly beans
- thrift store jar for votive
- sheet of pretty paper from Paper Source
- scissors and ruler
- stick-on gems (for eggs)
- miniature wreath from Joann’s Crafts
- Silhouette Printable Tattoo Paper from Paper Source
This might me my favorite discovery since we relocated. Yep, I found a real, honest-to-goodness Paper Source store near us and it’s filled with lush, intoxicating paper products. Will you think I’m weird if I tell you that I could seriously spend hours just wandering around touching and gazing at paper?
(I’m not sure if there’s a diagnosis for that)
But while I was there, I spotted a lovely floral paper that I decided to use as the inspiration for this Easter post. My sheet measured 30 inches long by 20 inches wide and when I got home I just cut it in half to get two place mats. I paid $3.50 for the paper.
So here’s my first easy tip.
1. Paper for Placemats
If you don’t have a place to buy a fancy sheet of paper for your DIY place mat, there are other options. In the past I’ve used pieces of cardstock, wallpaper remnants and even pages out of a vintage book for place mats.
Who says your place mats have to be fabric?
2. Paint collected jars to add color
Since all my vases are in a box somewhere, I painted my jars in soft pastels.
3. Add moss to your centerpiece
I added moss around the centerpiece because I just love the color. I might nestle a few eggs in there for an added touch.
Also, what do you think of this stemware? I saw these at HomeGoods and I couldn’t resist them
because I thought the pattern resembled a dyed egg.
4. Add jelly bean votives
How cheerful looking is this?
A jelly bean votive for your Easter table.
But I think these Easter place cards might be the fastest DIY project yet.
5. Baby Nest Place Cards
You could write on the egg but I decided to try using Silhouette Printable Tattoo Paper.
That’s because I’d recently seen some elegant looking eggs that were made using tattoo paper and I wanted to try them. But I ran out of time and decided to simply print out the guest names instead.
When printing on the tattoo paper you need to download fonts in reverse.
6. Wrapped Cookie Place Card
So. Maybe you’re not in the mood to make anything.
That’s ok too. Here’s a purchased Easter cookie already wrapped. I just added a name tag.
Now what guest wouldn’t like an edible place card?
7. Old fashioned Bunny Napkin Rings
And here’s a final little touch of whimsy for your table.
What could be more simple and inexpensive then a home-made napkin ring? And if you’re lucky enough to have young ones around the house, this would be such a fun project for them. I used brown cardstock but you could easily use paper towel holders for your “ring.”
- white cardstock, glitter cardstock (ears)
- brown Kraft cardstock
- cotton balls (cut and rolled into tiny ball)
- 3D Foam squares
Cut a strip for your ring and glue together.
I used basic white glue because my glue gun is packed away.
7 inch brown strip (1 1/2 inch wide)
2 inch oval-white cardstock
1 inch circle-white cardstock
2 1/4 inch ears-glitter cardstock
use 3D foam squares to attach bunny parts and cotton tail
Well, what you think?
Anything here you might use for your Easter table? I hope so.
And before I go …here’s a few more Easter links that motivated me to create something today.
If you visit, please tell them “Hi.” for me.
Thanks for joining me today.
I’m linking this post at some fun places: