How To Set A Casual Easter Table
Hello sweet Foxes! I put together a casual Easter table with a soft floral feel, and I did it without buying anything new! I challenged myself to use only what I had on hand, and with a DIY attitude, a little craft paint and hot glue, this is what I came up with—from painted chargers to Easter eggs under glass. Keep reading and I’ll break it all down for you. If you are on a budget this Easter or just want to get creative, I’m your girl.
Before I began, I actually gave our farm table a fresh coat of white paint for a clean canvas! I used Pure White from Sherwin Williams—it’s the same paint I used for our DIY Shiplap Above the fireplace [click here for our $30 tutorial].
How I Decorated My Easter Table Without Buying Anything New
THE TABLE RUNNER
I used a natural woven table runner with a slight fringe down the middle. I’ve had this for several years and it’s a great basic, and super versatile.
THE FLORAL GARLAND
To create the lush floral garland, I paired an inexpensive Lambs Ear garland I picked up at Walmart during the holiday season, and a sparse floral garland I got a few years ago at a second hand store for a couple of dollars. I laid out the Lambs Ear garland first and spread out the greenery a bit, creating a void down the center. Next I wove the floral garland through the center, and shaped the whole thing with a gentle, relaxed S curve. I did use floral wire in one difficult spot to get the two garlands to sit properly, but otherwise this was very fast and easy to do.
To create the centerpiece, I paired a glass cloche with a metal pedestal. For filler, I used an old set of speckled Easter eggs and with strategically placed dots of hot glue, built it up to add some height for under the cloche. Otherwise they didn’t fill the space adequately, but this way I had enough!
DIY EGG TOWER/FILLER: I simply glued 5-6 eggs together in a circle for the base, and built on that base one egg at a time. It was super simple, only took tiny dots of glue to hold them in place, and about 5 minutes to complete.
THE CANDLE ACCENTS
I used a set of coral pink ceramic flower votive holders, and a creamy white glass hobnail set of candles to add a little glow, without overpowering the table. I found similar flower votive holders for you [click here]. The white candles were picked up at Ross during the holiday season.
The natural jute placemats I used are woven into the shape of flower petals. I got the set of four at HomeGoods last Summer. This is actually the first time I’ve had the opportunity to use them.
The chargers I used were previously a dirty white color with a super chippy finish. To better coordinate with the shades in the dinner plates, I decided to paint them.
DIY CORAL PINK CHARGERS: I simply custom mixed a pinky-coral shade to coordinate with my dinner plates. First I brushed on a base coat of lighter pinky-coral. Then I deepened it up a little, and dry brushed/hit the high points of the embellishments with the deeper coral pink.
THE DINNER PLATES
A few Summer’s ago I picked up some darling melamine plates at HomeGoods in a beautiful water-color floral, and I thought they would be a nice break from the Pottery Barn bunny plates I’ve used on the last few Easter tables I’ve put together.
The pink glasses are plastic! And when I bought them… I didn’t even notice I got two sets, of TWO different styles. Total fail, but oh well! I just mixed them up a little with the placement. I love that being plastic makes them extra versatile and I can use them indoors or out.
THE NAPKINS & NAPKIN RINGS
I’ve gotten so much use out of these pretty white linen napkins. They are Nicole Miller (from Homegoods) and I have the matching runner too. They are super versatile, super soft, and the casual vibe is perfect for our home! The distressed white wood bunny ear napkin rings are from Adams&Co.
I plan to use my matte gold silverware with this particular table, but was juggling a few other things the day I shot this to share and I didn’t get it on the table.
LUCKY ME! One of my very dearest friends brought me some beautiful white lilies, and the timing just happened to be perfect! I gave them the place of honor in front of the plantation shutters and put them on our bar cart.
And remember that time I decorated The Little Cottage living room in Flamingo Pink and Leopard Print? Well that Flamingo Feather art is (in my opinion) just perfect here on the mantel with this table!
I’m so glad I tried it, I’m loving the coral pink so, so much!
In face, I’m loving the coraly-pink color so much, I think I might build on that for the time between Spring and Summer. It’s such a pretty shade, and I’ve always loved pink. Even though I don’t decorate with it very often.
We are all set to enjoy an Easter Sunday meal together, I just need to add food and flatware. lol
I’m hoping for sunshine too!
Wishing you all a joyful Easter! Blessings, Shan
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SOURCES & DETAILS:
Our Wall Color: Sherwin Williams in Pure White & Iron Ore
Flamingo Feather Art, via Minted
Lotus Flower Votive Candle Holders [click here]
If you’d like the see the whole cottage decorated for Spring [click here] for the tour!