Yes, you read that title right. I’m sharing an Easter post with you today. “But wait Brie,” you are thinking to yourself. “Easter has already happened? Don’t you know that you should now be showing us Mother’s Day ideas or end of the school year gifts? What kind of a blogger are you?”
Well the answer is that I’m a keeping-it-real-blogger and here’s the truth, I just did not have the time to set up a decorated Easter table weeks ago, take pictures, and then take it all down just to set it up again later. It’s a good thing I managed to get it up for Easter at all! But I was really pleased with the way it turned out and hey, Easter is one of those things that comes around every single year so if you like an idea you can always pin it for next year!
In all seriousness this past weekend was an absolutely beautiful holiday and we spent it with our dearest friends and loved every minute of it. A perfect Easter.
Since we were hosting dinner and had invited several of our friends over, I wanted to make the meal a little more special than normal. I started by coming up with a color scheme for my table- green, yellow, white, and black. And then I got to work making some cute little place cards for each person.
Supplies needed: two shades of green scrapbook paper, toothpicks, ribbon, double sided tape, and Styrofoam eggs. (I found my eggs at the Dollar Tree.) Here’s the how to:
#1- Cut two strips of paper 2 inches tall and 6 inches long.
#2- Cut each strip into little triangles, varying them in size and width. This is your grass.
#3- Using some double sided tape make your grass into a circle so it looks like a little crown.
#4- With more tape wrap the second piece of grass around the first.
#5- Tie a ribbon around the grass and bend the edges in random places to give it a more natural grass look.
#6- Using a toothpick and some additional paper make a little pennant.
#7- Stick the end of the toothpick into the top of the Styrofoam egg.
And done! Cute little place cards! If you don’t have Styrofoam eggs you could write on plastic eggs with a marker instead. Then you could also slip a little piece of candy into the plastic egg for each guest as well. Another fun variation. Here’s how they looked on the table and how it all came together.
I’m pretty proud of the fact that the only things I had to buy for the table were the eggs and the yellow napkins. Everything else I already had on hand! Creating a color coordinated table is probably easier than you think. I simply went through each room of my house and looked for any items in green, yellow, white, or black. Separate these items may look random, but when grouped and arranged together they don’t look random at all. Even items that don’t really say “Easter” work as long as they match. Shopping your own home can be easy and definitely the most budget friendly way to create a centerpiece.
Hopefully you don’t mind seeing a holiday project after the holiday has passed! And hopefully you had just as wonderful an Easter as well.
And now just one more thing… I thought I’d share something kind of fun that happened this week, one of my posts was used in this week’s issue of Woman’s World Magazine! Remember these dish cloth pillows? Well now you’ll also find them on page 39 of WWM! It may be a little tiny piece in a magazine, but I was pretty excited to see my name in print. One thing to check off my bucket list!