Easter is just around the corner, and I thought it would be fun to create a new tablescape for our family gathering. After this long harsh winter, nothing makes me happier than seeing the freshness and vibrancy of green mixed with natural elements of Spring. This year’s table is all about embracing simplicity.
Putting a tablescape together for Easter can be cheap and cheerful. I always like to mix the old with the new in any decorating project to make it interesting and budget-friendly. It’s all about layering and using materials with different textures and tones.
I started with a basic runner that I created out of a piece of cotton canvas. Tearing the edges and putting it through the washer and dryer was all it took to get the natural feel I was going for.
I set the table with my existing dishes and flatware, and layered some new yellow and white striped linen napkins that I wrapped in a bee-printed cotton ribbon from May Arts.
I topped the napkins with simple peat pots that I filled with organic wheat grass I picked up at the grocery store. I embellished the pots with jute string and a flag I printed out and attached to a chopstick. Here’s where you could mix it up a bit and use them as place card holders instead. I plan on sending these Easter peat pots home with everyone as a small gift.
Here’s the Easter printable I created in a soft mint color. Simply click the image to get the PDF (or go here), print on cardstock, cut out, fold in half and glue to a chopstick, skewer or popsicle stick.
For the flowers, I used my green glass bottles I picked up at a thrift shop and filled them with bright pink tulips for a pop of color. I love how the light shines through the glass, bringing a bit of sparkle to the table.
In glass sugar bowls, I placed shredded paper to replicate a bird’s nest and added some chocolate truffles that look like eggs. (My husband and son didn’t realize they were edible (chocolate filled with hazelnut cream- yum!) Perhaps we’ll keep that our little secret on Easter Sunday!
It’s so nice having this part of our Easter dinner all planned out. Now I just need to decide what’s on the menu!
Now for the fun part!
Once again, I’ve teamed up with other Canadian home bloggers to share our seasonal projects in a blog hop (thanks to Tara from Suburble). This time you can check out 12 Beautiful Easter Projects that are pretty incredible!
From left to right, they are:
DIY Easter Photo Props by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Pastel Easter Wreath with DIY Ribbon Flowers by Echoes of Laughter
Hope Wreath by Fynes Designs
Vibrant Easter Wreath by Time With Thea
Hippity Hop Wall Art by Clean and Scentsible
Pottery Barn Inspired Easter Bunny by Craftberry Bush
Ribbon Rosette Candy Jars by The Sweet Escape
Wood Slice Easter Wreath by The Happy Housie
Decorate Easter Eggs with Paint and Ribbon by The DIY Dreamer
An Easter Tablescape with Peat Pots by Satori Design for Living- that’s me!
Simple and Spring-y Easter Headbands by Suburble
An Upcycled Easter Basket by Northstory
*A big thank you to May Arts for supplying the ribbon for our Easter blog hop projects!
Thanks for stopping by today!