Friday, March 16, 2012

Time for Peter Cottontail?

Don't look now, but Easter is less than a month away. The time is now for getting my tables dressed for this special occasion. I began with my kitchen, drafting my wonderful hubby to help. My kitchen theme is Easter outdoors (even though the table is inside).  I will take you through step-by-step how I put this whimsical tablescape together.

Table set for four

Table is set with four custom-made place mat of felt trimmed with yellow. A floral napkin in colors that complement the colors in the plaid place mats.

Place mats

Here are the supplies you need to make the place mat:
  1. Felt in color of choices
  2. Trim of choice
  3. Felt rosette
  4. Glue gun
  5. Glue sticks
Here is what I did:
  1. Make a pattern in the shape and size that you want.
  2. Place pattern on felt.
  3. Outline pattern onto felt.
  4. Cut shape out.
  5. Glue trim with hot glue gun around edges of felt  place mat,
  6. Unique napkin ring holder

  7. Glue rosette in the center of place mat..
Napkin ring holder

Here are the supplies you need:
  1. Small flower pots
  2. White paint
  3. Chisel 
  4. Matching trim
  5. Rosette
  6. Glue gun
  7. Glue sticks
Here is what I did:
  1. Carefully chisel out the bottom of the flower pots.
  2. Spray with white paint; wiping off some to give pots a distressed appearance.
  3. Allow to dry.
  4. Glue matching trim around rim of flower pot,
  5. Glue matching rosette atop of glued trim.

Whimsical Wildlife Centerpiece
Whimsical wildlife center piece

 Here are the supplies you will need:

  1. Small bird cage
  2. Bag of Spanish moss
  3. Small ceramic bird
  4. Small bird's nest
  5. Small bird eggs
  6. Silk butterfly
  7. Glue gun
  8. Glue sticks
  9. Two ceramic "bird shaped" votive holders
  10. Two egg votive holders surrounded by small bird eggs,

Ceramic bird in a cage watches over her little nest.

A Williamsburg  blue tablecloth was the perfect backdrop for this whimsical setting. Stay tuned for more Easter tablescapes. Even if  someone has to be on a terribly restricted diet, the table setting can make up form what someone longing for that "something" in their diet.

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