The birds are chirping, the butterflies are fluttering, the sun is shining, and the trees are blooming. Yes, finally, spring has sprung. And spring, of course, means Easter.
Bring a little spring indoors to the dinning room table with these festive DIY table décor crafts that will brighten up the room and put everyone in the Easter spirit.
With green plastic ware, orange napkins, and a sprig of jute twine, these little “carrots” will be too cute to unwrap.
I opted to make my own cloth napkins out of quilting square fat quarters. Cut each fat quarter evenly in half, and press a ¼ inch seam around each edge of each cut rectangle with a warm iron. Fold each rectangle in half and press the edges. Fold the previously folded edge into two triangles to form a house shape. With the pointed edge facing downward, roll a green plastic fork, spoon and knife from one edge to the other. Secure with a piece of twine tied in a bow and there you have a carrot cutlery place setting.
Each setting at the family table holds someone special; why not give each person their very own sweet treat and Easter gift all in one.
This is a fun craft to let the kids do as well, and hopefully they won’t eat all the candy before they put it on the tree.
I had some tree seedlings that began to sprout too close to the house and had to come out anyway so I snipped the tops off first to create this fun little Easter tree place setting.
Any number of containers can be used to hold the seedlings such as egg coloring bowels, small buckets, or small plastic planters. I used Easter “take-out” favor boxes from my local dollar store.
Cut floral foam to fit the size of the container if necessary, glue to the bottom of the container and press the seedling into the foam. I recommend painting the tree with decoupage glue to fortify and preserve it. Cover the bottom of the tree with Easter basket grass.
Tie a piece of ribbon around one end of Frootie Tootsie Rolls – these are the perfect pastel colors of Easter, green, pink, blue, yellow, and orange – then tie in a loop and hang on the tree.
And one final tip…
Make It a Runner Instead
What’s a beautifully decorated holiday table without a tablecloth?
Many holiday/party tablecloths have a solid color through the middle and the theme it is decorated with hangs off the edge of the table into obscurity…so make it a runner instead.
Instead of unfolding the tablecloth all the way, just unfold until the pattern is visible and place it down the center of the table.