It is great looking out my windows and seeing the grass again! It makes me think of spring, color, and EASTER!
I have found a new love, tablescaping. It is soo fulfilling to see a perfectly adorable, perfectly set table. Who knew! A couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t even remember which side of the plate forks, knives, and spoons went on. My mom cured me of that though (Right=Knife & Spoon they all have 5 letters in them and Left=Fork because they both have four letters).
Let’s start with a little tutorial for this simple yet stunning center piece.
You will need:
- a whimsical tree branch
- glitter spray paint
- pink & green tissue paper or crepe paper
- craft/school glue mixed with a little bit of water
- pencil or paintbrush
Start by picking a funky fun branch and spraying it with glitter spray paint. I used gold. It isn’t overbearing with the glitter, but it adds a sparkle that I crave. Let it dry for an hour or so.
Cut your tissue paper into squares. Make the pink ones slightly larger than the green ones. Pair them up and grab your pencil.
Place the eraser in the center of the two tissue paper pieces and scrunch it up around the eraser and twist it around a little bit.
Dip the eraser into the glue water mixture and then stick to the branch. It was easier for me to stick the flowers where the buds would actually be.
Repeat steps for as many flower buds as you would like to add. Let dry and arrange in a fun vase. This is an easy technique that creates a “WOW” centerpiece.
For another easy centerpiece idea, layer ribbon, tulle, glitter eggs (see the tutorial here), and easter grass in different colors. I love the layered effect gives. This is so easy you could do it in 5 minutes.
Pair the two together for a lovely Easter centerpiece.
On to the tablescaping!!!!
Is it just me, or do you love things not being so matchy matchy anymore? I love that this can apply to tablescapes. Don’t feel like you need brand new china to dress up your table. I found these lovely yellow dishes at a thrift store and the lacy charger plates at a garage sale.
Use old jars and bottles decorated with washi tape and baker’s twine for an updated vintage flair. Top it off with striped paper straws!!!
I love these checkered squares as a makeshift tablerunner. I just cut out three squares of fabric and sewed the edges.
Place cards are soooo easy too. Just use some chipboard sticker letters, scrapbook paper, and some brads for embellishments. This will keep guests from guessing who sits where.
Check out these two easy napkin ring tutorials here. This may look hard but really, it is soooo simple it just takes the tiniest bit of effort to make your table look super fab!
Now you are in for a special treat! I was able to share some of these ideas with the lovely Libby and Matt on KPVI More. Check out how much fun we had!
What are your Easter traditions? Egg hunt? Dinner? I’d love to hear all about it!
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Martha Davidson says
I love these!! Emily you are so cute. And so creative. I wish I lived at your house 🙂
I love it so cute!
Jody @ Mommy Moment says
Wow, you put a lot of work into your table! It looks so beautiful 🙂
Pinning this now.
Jody – MommyMoment.ca
How adorable! Fun for Easter… Thanks so much for coming to (link) party with me… I hope you’ll come again next week to Super Saturday Show & Tell! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie
Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com says
Wow, Emily, you have been planning that tablescape. Very fun!!