Three things I love … holidays, traditions, and a good challenge! Easter is one of our favorite holidays and I love traditions like preparing Easter brunch for my family. The tablescape is a big part of that. What no one likes is the cost of putting together a holiday tablescape. I’m all about the details but am very aware that details can be costly. So I challenged myself this year to do our Easter tablescape for under $40! And I’m proud to say that I spent in total $32.50. Here’s how I did it…
The Centerpiece – $5
Centerpieces whether DIY’d or bought can be expensive but obviously the focal point of your decorated table. I’m always on the hunt ( and often within my own house) for ways to repurpose pieces intended for one use for another. I’m a two-fer girl! I decided to use an antique framed (glass intact) piece of artwork as the base to my centerpiece. Our library wall will miss it momentarily but it looks great on our table instead of an expensive platter. I originally bought this piece at a thrift store for $5. Framed artwork, prints, or photos can be found at local flea markets, garage sales, and the local goodwill. A framed family photo also looks really great. And, makes your table so personal! I also added some antique pieces like the ceramic lambs and milk glass that I had around the house. The milk glass pieces are actually a creamer and sugar but with cut florals added to them they become beautiful vases! Always use what you have first.
Place Settings – $24
I had so much fun mixing and matching eclectic items for these place settings! I purchased several mismatched floral tea cups for $2 each at Goodwill and two styles of dishes for $5.99 each set to mix and match. Imperfection is perfection! I used gold tone flatware we already had from Target. Flatware can be mismatched as well and mixing metals can also be fun. I love to show how easily a tea cup can turn into a vase with a single rose! I bought the roses at my local grocery store and wanted the flowers to feel as full as possible so I used my fingers to pull the petals open. A little trick I learned from planning weddings. I filled the cup with water and floated the rose on top.
I always like to include a party favor for the guests whether I have 2 friends over or 50. Simple party favors make your event so much more personal and also become great table topics! These 99 cent seed packages add a special touch to each place setting. I purchased them at my local 99 cent store. They scream Spring is in the air!
Table Cloth – $3.50
Tablecloths for each holiday can get pretty pricy. So instead, I visited my local fabric store and bought this inexpensive lace fabric for $3.50 to drape over the table. You could also tape the sides to convert it into a runner depending on your personal style. Layer with a floral fabric for a romantic look, or other lace fabrics for more texture.
When it comes to your Easter table, it doesn’t have to be pricey to be perfect! Use your creativity to craft an inspired, beautiful, and personal space for your family and friends to celebrate and eat! What is your Easter table vibe this year?+ Comment