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Our beautiful Easter-inspired centerpieces and table settings are the perfect way to prepare for any spring get-together. Mix-and-match our creative ideas for your Easter table or use them as inspiration to create your own display. All the guests at your Easter dinner table will love sitting down to a stunning and creative spring display.
Sprinkle cheery pastels across your Easter table with a festive, garden-inspired centerpiece as its star. Attach leaves made from scrapbooking paper to floral wire with hot-glue to adorn the stems of tulips and ranunculus; the blooms are nestled in a planter of wheatgrass to finish the centerpiece. Use floral wire and more paper leaves to make a matching DIY napkin ring and pair with a light pink tablecloth that matches the color scheme. To finish, set out a bowl of candy Easter eggs in corresponding colors.
A flat-bottom wooden egg makes the perfect place card holder for Easter dinner. If the egg doesn't stand upright, sand the bottom flat until it does. Use a fine saw to cut a slit in the top of the egg. Paint the egg using light blue acrylic paint; let dry. Dip an old toothbrush into white acrylic paint, run your thumb across it to splatter-paint the egg; let dry. Spray the painted egg with a clear top coat.
Give your Easter soiree a healthy dose of spring fever with season-appropriate colors and motifs. Combine vibrant greens and clean whites with the beige-browns found in light-tone woods and leather. Fern-motif stamps make it easy to add a detailed frond to tags and napkins; a gathering of pretty posies under a glass cloche makes an impressive centerpiece.
There are two things that make this Easter table setting a true standout display: the creative floral arrangements and tablecloth border.
To Make the Leafy Bouquets:
Add a few yellow roses in the center of beds of fresh lettuce for a budget-friendly spin on traditional Easter floral arrangements. The bright yellow roses are showstopping against the vivid green.
To Make the Daisy Border:
A cloth in a springtime hue makes a gorgeous backdrop for the table arrangement. Create a dimensional border by hot-gluing scrapbooking daisies along the outer edges.
Elegantly wrapped napkins dress up the presentation of your Easter dinner table. To make the corsage collars, gather little posies of flowers and herbs and wrap stems with ribbon to secure. Cut a strip of paper about 7 inches long, notch the ends, and cut two slits about an inch from each end. Slip the posy stem through the slits to hold in place.
Create a place setting that's undeniably Easter with a paper-strip nest. Take a myriad of colored scrapbook papers and shred them into tiny strips (a paper shredder works best). Form the paper strips into a ball large enough to fit an egg. Place an egg in the center of each ball, forming the strips into a nest around the egg. Let each guest know where they're sitting with a pretty monogram sticker.
Celebrate the natural beauty of spring with a homemade Easter centerpiece that stars the season’s prettiest flowers. Fill a glass canister partway with sand then insert flower stems and candles. For longer-lasting blooms, use floral picks or moisten the sand.
This natural-looking Easter centerpiece comes together quickly with a trifle dish, wooden eggs, a bit of paint, and some moss. Using three paint colors, coat wooden eggs with a single coat; let dry. Add painted eggs to a trifle dish and set directly on the table or a wooden serving platter. Surround the dish with bits of moss and extra eggs.
Evoke the first signs of spring on your Easter table with this place setting. We chose a set of pretty green paper plates for the base for our place setting and topped with a dyed egg and plain cloth napkin. The star of the show is the napkin ring -- a small twig wreath wrapped with blue ribbon and adorned with a fresh-cut flower and a faux bird.
Transform a simple napkin into an Easter bunny with just a few easy steps. We love the extra Easter oomph it adds to your dinner table.
Keep your Easter place settings simple and cheery with this pretty idea. Set a flowery plate atop a solid-color placemat (we used coral to match the flowers in our plate, but get creative based on what you have). Include a tinted glass and loosely tie a ribbon around a cloth napkin. For the finishing touch, add a gold-painted wooden Easter egg.
In place of traditional bunnies, try a stylish bird theme for your Easter table. Light blue plates complement pink gingham place mats; break up the color palate with lacy-edge white napkins. A nest of dried moss inside a birdcage becomes an easy centerpiece -- accent it with pink blossoms (in florist's water picks) and pink gingham ribbon to match the place setting.
These oh-so-cute paper place cards are perfect for a casual Easter brunch. Fold 4x6-inch pieces of pink cardstock in half lengthwise. Write each guest's name on the left side of the folded place card, and use a white paint pen to draw each bunny face as shown. Cut the ears from scraps of pink cardstock and use the paint pen to add details. Secure the bottom of each ear to the card using a dab of glue; let dry. Fold over one ear for an adorable look.
Create this pretty blue-and-green Easter egg garland by stringing together about three dozen dyed blown-out eggs. To blow out an egg, use a pushpin to make a hole in each end. Gently push a wooden skewer through one end to enlarge the hole and break the yolk. Blow into the smaller hole to push out all the yolk and white. Use a bead-making needle threaded with a narrow ribbon to connect the eggs to display on your dining table for Easter.
A blue-and-pink color scheme comes into play with this Easter table setting. A blue ribbon with a "Happy Spring" tag ties up the napkin, while a stamped piece of pink cardstock adds a formal touch. Easter-appropriate salt and pepper shakers make an appearance, while a hard-boiled egg serves as a monogrammed place card.
This red-and-blue color combo works well for an Easter table when a red dyed egg and tulip are placed at each table setting. A solid blue plate between two patterned red plates makes the setting pop. If you like, switch out the place card with a monogrammed hard-boiled egg to make the table even more festive.
Editor's Tip: To dye your Easter eggs a bright shade of red, use a few ingredients to make your own natural dye. Roughly chop a few beets (about 3/4 pound) and combine them with a quart of water, a tablespoon of vinegar, and a tablespoon of salt in a saucepan. Bring the ingredients to a boil; cover and simmer for 30 miuntes. Strain and reserve the liquid for your dye.
Bring Easter to your table with this dazzling flower-and-egg centerpiece. Place a clear drinking glass or thin vase in the center of a large-mouth jar or canister, and stack eggs between the glass and the jar. Fill the glass with water and arrange flowers (we used roses, gerbera daisies, tulips, hyacinth, and bells of Ireland).
This pastel pink-and-blue color scheme is perfect for a pretty Easter table setting. To achieve this look, accent vases and place settings with paper butterflies (find similar ones at crafts or scrapbooking stores) or other symbols that represent spring, such as birds or eggs. Fill small dishes with pink jelly beans and arrange pink napkins on blue plates. Pink hydrangea in a square vase makes for a great centerpiece.
Mark everyone's place at the Easter table with a hard-boiled egg sporting a painted monogram. Place the egg with a sprig of white flowers on top of a colored napkin to achieve this pretty, sophisticated look.
Decorative take-out boxes (available at craft stores) serve as the bases of these floral spring decorations. Yellow tulips and simple white flowers come together in the easy-yet-elegant Easter display.