Easter Tablescape Inspiration
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April 14, 2022

Easter Tablescape Inspiration

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I love to set a fun and pretty table, but the cost of doing that can really add up, if you want it to look really nice and full. That’s why I’m sharing an Easter (or springtime) tablescape with you that I created using items from the thrift store or that I already had on hand! I hope this will inspire you to take a look around your home to see what you could use to create a lovely table display.

I have been hosting most holidays at our house for years, since Jason and I have each lost a parent. I haven’t minded hosting, though…since I am a homebody, after all, and I like the opportunity to make things look pretty!

I don’t necessarily do a lot for seasonal decorations throughout our home, but I do think it’s fun to put together different tablescapes, to make the get-together feel more special.

I will sometimes just do a fun, seasonally-themed centerpiece or, like this Easter, will put together a whole tablescape. No matter how I decide to decorate the table, I try to use things I already have on hand and then add in with a few pieces from the thrift store.

This makes decorating so much easier and less expensive, since I don’t have a bunch of one-time-use items that I have to store. One way to know that you’ll always have pieces to use for tablescapes that work together is to have a whole house color palette. You can read more about how to create that HERE. When you create a color palette for your whole house, you’ll have more items to choose from when you decorate your table (or anything else) because everything will work together.

The base of the tablescape was a roll of wrapping paper I’ve had sitting around forever. I love that people don’t have to be careful with it. I can simply pull it up when the meal is done and throw it away!

The place settings were set with plate chargers that I spray painted a really pretty new color from Rustoleum—Modern Mint! Truth be told, we’re still not in the best spray painting weather here in Iowa, so I will need to give these another couple of coats.

On top of the chargers, I layered the Thyme & Table Black and White Dot Stoneware from Walmart and some pink plastic plates I got a couple of years ago from Target. I love the dishes from Walmart and get compliments on them constantly…in case you’ve been debating getting them!

To top off the stack of plates, I did a fun bow design with some cloth napkins and rings I recently thrifted. The cool part about this is that I thrifted them separately! You really can find the perfect items for your home at the thrift store…you just have to keep your eyes open and know what you’re looking for! (Sharing more about how to make the bows later in this post!)

I recently saw someone selling a bud vase insert for candle stick holders and loved the idea! Of course, I had to figure out a way to make them for myself…and I did!

Finding a way to recreate a certain look is basically my goal in life. Most of the time I can do it in a budget-friendly way and I think this project falls into that category.

I was able to source test tubes that would work as the bud vase. They didn’t fit perfectly in the candle stick holder (they have a round bottom and tend to tip over), so I had to find a way to keep them in place. The test tubes I used are glass and the ones I found to link for you are plastic. I don’t think it will be an issue, though…and they might actually stand up better because they’re lighter.

I used a mix of Duck Professional Rubber Electrical Tape wrapped around the bottom of the test tube (make sure you don’t go up too high or it will show) and the addition of some Fox Run Stick-Um Candle Adhesive. This combo has worked pretty well, but I’ve also ordered some Sta-Put Candle Gripsto see if I can get the test tubes to be even sturdier in place.

I am very excited with how the candle stick holder bud vases turned out. They’re something fun and different, plus multi-functional. It’s fun that I can use them in this way and then take the test tubes out when I’m ready to use the holders for candles again. Or, if I find cool candle stick holders at the thrift store, I have the option of using them as a bud vase instead!

I didn’t want to go too nuts with decorations on the table, since they can get in the way of the most important part…the food! I did want a few things, though, including something with a bit of an Easter-themed feel. I think I talk about these glass canisters in just about every blog post I write—they’re so multi-purpose!

For this particular table decor, I added a jar to the inside of the glass canister to take up space. Then, I folded a long piece of paper with a pink design on it (the paper came from a roll originally meant to be a table runner), accordion style, then cut that into thin strips. The pieces came out perfectly crinkled and filled the canister perfectly! I added three plastic Easter eggs I had painted gold, to the middle, for that extra special touch.

I love that I was able to use the multi-purpose canister (that I already had), the roll of paper (also had this on hand), and the eggs (old ones I got from my sister) for this project. I didn’t have to buy anything! This just goes to show that if you use your imagination…you probably have the things you need to create a tablescape with already!

In addition to the eggs in the canisters, I peppered a few more that I had painted along the table, placing them on top of thrifted egg cups and the extra napkin rings.

I’ve been wanting to make the switch to cloth napkins from paper towels for quite a while. I recently found 10 or 12 really nice white cloth napkins at the thrift store for only a quarter a piece, so I grabbed them. Of course, I haven’t actually used them for ourselves yet, but they popped into my head as I was planning this Easter tablescape.

Then just last week, I found a bag full of silver plated napkin rings, still in their original wrappers, for only 50 cents! ! I bought them, knowing exactly what I was going to do with them!

I had done some looking on Pinterest and found a tutorial for making a bow design using cloth napkins and napkin rings. My thrift store finds couldn’t have been more perfect for this project and my Easter table!

You can find a video tutorial for the bow-shaped cloth napkins HERE.

I hope I’ve inspired you to put together an Easter tablescape of your own, now that you know you can use a lot of pieces you already own! Decorating for the seasons or holidays, or really anytime, doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money. You can thrift shop for a lot of the things you need and also shop your home!

If you decide to create an Easter tablescape or centerpiece, I would love to see it! Share a picture of yours in your Instagram stories and tag me when you do! You can find me on Instagram at @hilaryprall.

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