Welcome the spring season with cut ferns displayed in glass cloches. Pile a bit of dirt and moss under the ferns, then match with a fresh fern sprig on each place setting.
An easy spray-paint technique transforms basic terra-cotta pots into Easter table decorations worthy of your best crop of daffodils.
A few stems of your favorite flower "planted" in a flat of wheatgrass (available at pet and garden centers) makes for a conversation-starter at any Easter party.
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; attach wire to the stems of tulips and ranunculus. Nestle the blooms in a planter of wheatgrass to finish the centerpiece. Use floral wire and more paper leaves to make a matching DIY napkin ring. 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.
Pretty gingham aprons are just the things to enhance a pastel Easter table. Our no-sew design involves just a bit of ironing and a quick cut to create each apron. Tie them together and run them down your table.
There are two things that make this Easter table setting a true standout display: the creative floral arrangements and the 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.
This Easter table decoration couldn't be cheaper: Trim bird's nest fern fronds from your yard (or nab a dozen from the local florist) and display in a wide-mouth glass vase. Beside it, set a bowl of pastel dyed eggs. Simple and stunning.
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 dish 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 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.
A shiny gold vase is the perfect home for bright yellow and orange flowers on your Easter table. Set the vase atop a light blue tablecloth for a pretty color combo, and tuck in a sprig of green herbs for a fresh look. Gold-painted eggs (use hard-boiled or wooden) add to the dressed-up Easter theme.
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 place mat (we used coral to match the flowers in our plate, but you can 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 palette 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.
This fun Easter place setting incorporates everything spring: pastel colors on the egg name card, Easter candy, and artificial grass. Put everything on a bright blue plate and pair with a rickrack-edged napkin on top of a yellow gingham tablecloth to complete the 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.
A two-tier dish with Easter egg-filled nests creates a pretty (and easy to make) centerpiece for your table. Complement the bold colors of the centerpiece with single-color name cards and napkins with an Easter egg pattern.
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 minutes. Strain and reserve the liquid for your dye.
Create a beautiful Easter centerpiece in minutes with a footed bowl filled with Easter grass, dyed eggs, and egg-shape candy. The centerpiece will give your dining table a soft spring look.
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).
Create a fresh spring bouquet by bundling asparagus stalks around a vase holding pink roses. Place the bouquet in a white dish to form an easy centerpiece. Add to the table decor with a bundle of four asparagus stalks at each place setting to hold a name card.
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.
To make this pretty place setting, fold a napkin into quarters and pinch the center to form a point. Put the pointed end into a glass, and set a daffodil stem in a florist's tube inside the napkin. Pull the napkin's corners down to look like leaves.
Decorative take-out boxes (available at crafts stores) serve as the bases of these floral spring decorations. Yellow tulips and a mass of white flowers come together in the easy-yet-elegant Easter display.