Easter and springtime go hand-in-hand. Decorations featuring pastel colours, festive eggs and flowers signal the end of winter. Partake in the season of rebirth and new growth by creating cheerful and cheap Easter table decorations. These seasonal table ideas take very little time to complete and won’t deplete the family budget. Invite the kids to help with the projects, and turn the afternoon into a pre-Easter celebration.
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Grass Table Runner
Bring some well-needed greenery into the dining room with a centrepiece consisting of a table runner made from grass. Make a trip to the home improvement centre or nursery, and purchase a several containers of fresh grass. Cover the sides of the containers with sheet moss or green felt. Position the containers along the centre of the table. Place speckled, malted-milk eggs among the blades of grass. Use plastic planters filled with plastic or paper Easter grass for an even cheaper version of this table runner.
Almost everyone has a small glass vase in the kitchen cupboard. Put it to good use by creating a charming egg and floral arrangement for the Easter table. Pick up a reproduction, wire egg basket at the craft store and set the glass container inside. Save money on flowers by purchasing inexpensive bouquets of pastel carnations, alstroemeria and miniature roses from the grocery store. Place white hard-boiled or blown eggs inside the basket to obscure the flower container.
Showcase good china and silver on pastel place mats or chargers. Source discount stores for springtime place mats and chargers before the big holiday. Save money by taking advantage of after-Easter sales to stock up for next year. Add a special Easter touch by placing a small, galvanised bucket filled with jelly beans in the centre of each plate. With a permanent marker, write the names of each guest on the buckets. These creative table decorations serve as take-home gifts and place cards. Complete the look by tying a dainty satin ribbon on each bucket handle.
A simple chair bow makes for a budget-friendly Easter table decoration. Find wide gross-grain or satin ribbons on sale. Tie a large bow on the back of each chair by draping a length of ribbon over the back of the chair and tying it into a knot. Create the bow by forming two loops with each length of ribbon, tying them into a knot. Twist a wired Easter egg, bunny or butterfly onto each chair bow.
Gather up branches from the yard, and make a delicate Easter tree the focal point of the holiday table. Craft and discount stores sell a variety of small Easter ornaments such as chicks, eggs and bunnies attached to strings or ribbons. Leave the branches natural or paint them white. Place a square of floral clay at the bottom of a tall vase as an anchor for the branches. Fill the vase with pastel tissue paper or Easter grass, and hang the ornaments on each branch tip.
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