Tuesday, March 26, 2013

8 Quick and Easy Easter Table Decorations

Do you feel like you're running out of time and money to set an Easter table worthy of your feast?

I'm right there with you, so I ran to the closest Dollar Tree and found these oh-so-adorable bunny chair covers.  They fit perfectly over the rounded back of my kitchen table chairs.
Easter Bunny Chair Cover - Substance of Living
Easter Bunny Chair Cover

I'm forever on the lookout for new ways of setting a table and these personalized place cards by Debbie Mumm do the trick.  Aren't these cute?

I can see this theme carried over for a garden or book club luncheon with a plant in place of the egg.
Easter Personalized Place Cards by Debbie Mumm
Personalized Place Cards

Jenny Steffens Hobick hosts cooking, mother/daughter, and various other workshops.  In case you were unable to attend her Spring 2013 workshop, I think you still have time to gather a plant or some daffodils for the table.

The simplicity of this table setting allows the focus to be on each other and the delicious feast you have prepared.  Add some hard boiled white and brown eggs or bowls full of all those carefully decorated eggs.
Daffodils for an Easter Table by Jenny Stefens Hobick
Daffodils for an Easter Table

Do you have some baskets lying around that have probably seen better days?  Don't throw them out!  Follow this tutorial found over at Hello Cotton to make these super cute and absolutely fantabulous spring baskets.  Then line them up with or without a runner down the center of your table.

I think the basket with the pink flowers will look nice by my garden tub holding some bath salts.  What do you think?  Wouldn't it be precious sitting on the dresser holding hair clips in a little girl's room?

Oh, the basil basket will look scrumptious on the counter holding some Italian bread along with some olive oil.  In fact, I have some baskets without handles that would be perfect.
Flower Easter Baskets for the Table found on Hello Cotton
Flower Easter Baskets for the Table

Katie from A Creative Interior shows us just how simple it is to make an impromptu table decoration.  Take a vase or pitcher, grab some twigs from outside (or the store) and add some tissue-paper flowers.  Do you have some left over delicate flowers from another craft project?  The twigs and some small eggs hanging or even some pretty ribbon tied into bows would make an elegant yet fun display.

After Easter, this would be so pretty on the side table in the entryway.
Quick and Easy Easter Table Decoration by A Creative Interior
Quick and Easy Easter Table Decoration

Did you spend last weekend baking and decorating cookies and dyeing Easter eggs?  Great!  Use them on your table as a centerpiece.  Look at this one from Weddbook, it's so simple and as a centerpiece it makes an elegant table.
Decorated Easter Cookies as a Table Centerpiece by Weddbook
Decorated Easter Cookies as a Table Centerpiece

Since we're talking quick and simple, how about these Jelly Bean Napkin Rings.  Would you have ever thought to use some of your craft wire to string jelly beans together to make napkin rings?  Well, Delish did and thankfully they were kind enough to share the idea.

This idea spans other favorite holiday celebrations.  Black and orange jelly beans could be used for Halloween, green and red for Christmas.  All green for St. Patrick's Day, and on and on and on.

What else could you use to string on craft wire to make one-of-a-kind napkin rings?
Jelly Bean Napkin Rings by Delish.com
Jelly Bean Napkin Rings

Now that we've got our creativity gears in motion, let's take a look at how we can replicate this next tablescape.  Suzy Q from Better Decorating Bible gives credit for this table to "We Do You Do Blog".  (I tried to find this particular blog and unfortunately was unable.)

In any case, let's take a closer look.
  • Mirrored Tray (oval or square framed mirror would be perfect)
  • Glasses or short glass vases holding some pretty flowers
  • Varying heights for pillar candles, but tapered candles would be beautiful too
  • Tea lights scattered
  • Candy Easter eggs - jelly beans, malt or pastel wrapped chocolates strewn about
Easter Decorating Ideas by Better Decorating Bible
Easter Table Centerpiece

Have a wonderful Easter!  

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