Nature Inspired Easter Tablescape

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.

Nature Inspired Easter Tablescape with Peat Pots

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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.

Nature Inspired Easter Tablescape with Peat Pots and Tulips

 

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.

Nature Inspired Easter Tablescape with Peat Pots

 

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 cards instead. I plan on sending these Easter peat pots home with everyone as a small gift.

Easter Peat Pot Supplies

 

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.

Printable Labels for Easter Peat Pots

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Valentine’s Day Colorful Gifts for Her

Valentine’s Day is on Friday and I’m loving all the shades of pink and red I’m seeing in stores and online. Thank goodness the colors of love are bright and cheery in the midst of winter, wouldn’t you say? This year I made heart-printed treat bags for my husband and son that I’m going to fill with some of their favorite things. I also plan on adding some colorful flowers to our table and making something special for dinner.

Although we like to keep it simple around here and forgo expensive gifts, it’s always fun to take a look at what’s out there, whether it’s specifically Valentine’s Day merchandise or simply colors that remind me of the special day. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite finds I’m sure every girl will love!

Magenta Pillows- Arianna Belle

Magenta pillows from Arianna Belle

 

Red Beaded Sardinia Bracelet- Stella & Dot

Red Beaded Sardinia Bracelet from Stella & Dot

 
Watercolor Hugs & Kiss Art- LaBerge

Watercolor Hugs & Kiss Art from LaBerge

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Valentine’s Day Treat Bags with Iron-on Transfer Printables

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I thought it was the perfect time to make some treat bags. Around here, we keep it simple on February 14. With both of our birthdays being in January and the holidays having just passed, we forgo expensive gifts or dinner out. However, I do cook something special and I like to put a little something together to show my husband and son how much they mean to me. These little bags are perfect for holding a few of their favorite things.

Valentine's Day Iron-on Transfer Printables- Satori Design for Living

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Before I get to the tutorial for these treat bags, I must thank Tara from Suburble for inviting me to participate in today’s Valentine’s Day Project Blog Hop with 9 other Canadian home bloggers. Details to follow below…

To make your own treat bags, you will need:

Supplies
Fabric- cotton canvas (each bag requires a 14″x9.5″ piece)
Thread- same color as fabric
Iron-on Transfer paper (I used Lesley Riley’s TAP)
Jute or string (22″ per bag)

Tools
Sewing machine
Scissors
Pins
Iron
Injet printer
Safety pin

Instructions:

Cut a 14″x9.5″ rectangle of fabric for each treat bag you want to make. To create a pocket for the string, turn the top edge of the longest side of the fabric under 3/8″ (towards the wrong side of the fabric) and again 3/4″. Press in place.

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All Things Christmas {December Link Party Features}

Are you ready for Christmas? We finished everything yesterday, except for the food preparations that can only be done at the last minute. I’m excited to unplug and spend the next little while with family and friends!

Thank you to everyone who shared projects at the 3 link parties I co-hosted this month along with Shannon from AKA Design, Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, and Aimee of It’s Overflowing. I hope you were inspired as much as I was. I definitely found some last minute ideas and pinned some that will have to wait until next year!

All Things Christmas- December Link Party Features- satoridesignforliving.com

As promised, I’m sharing some of my favorites from each of the parties with you today. (Please pin from the original source.)

First up from our Handmade Gifts and Gift Wrap party…

Chocolate Mint Homemade Lip Balm by Lucy of Craftberry Bush

All Things Christmas- Handmade Gift Idea- chocolate mint lip balm craftberry bush

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Holiday Countdown Planner {Finale}

Here we are after eight weeks of following the countdown to Christmas. Did you stay on track? As mentioned before, I like to think of it as shooting for the stars so I can at least reach the moon. Some things didn’t get done around here, but I’m not sweating it. With my son being away at college and my husband traveling all around the world for work (yes, he has an amazing job!), I decided to nix a few tasks. Life just gets busy, and sometimes sitting down and watching a Christmas movie is needed a whole lot more than another batch of cookies, wouldn’t you say?
 

Countdown to Christmas- weekly plans and free printables to keep you on track.

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With that being said, I hope you are feeling prepared enough for the big day. I have a few gifts to wrap and some cookies to make for the ice cream sandwiches we enjoy for dessert on Christmas day. Otherwise, it’s cleaning a little here and there and enjoying everyone being under one roof- can’t wait! If you’d like a recap of the entire series, go here.

You probably thought we were done last week, but there are a few more things to take care. I didn’t create a printable for this week, but you can read the post Holiday Countdown Series {Finale} to get your homework (remember it’s a post from last year, but the ideas are the same). I promise it’s easy!

So, what have you been up to the past 8 weeks?

Check out the Holiday Countdown Link Party I’m co-hosting with Aimee of It’s Overflowing to see what everyone has been doing to get ready for Christmas! You can share your projects, too, if you haven’t done so already.
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