Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Table Scape (last of the madness)!

And so the Easter decorating madness continues with my dining room table scape.  This might be my favorite piece of crafting and decorating that I have done for this holiday.  I adore my door wreath but the table scape was so much fun!  Pinwheels, bunnies and grass, oh my!  Too bad we never use that table, or even the room for that matter.  Oh well, I enjoy just walking past it!

I saw this super cute bunny garland on one of my fave blogs, Hostess with the Mostess, and just had to do it.  I made 2 separate garlands and used them as runners on each side of the dining room table.  It was soooooo easy and the girls were even able to help out a little with this project.
Bunnies made from scrapbook paper.
Bunny garland.

I love this garland idea b/c you can do so many different things with it!  
Here's how to make the bunny garland, 
but you can also do other fun Easter shapes, like eggs.
-You will need several pieces of assorted scrapbook paper, some ribbon, and a bunny template.  I found several using Google and choose the one that I liked best.
-Trace several bunnies onto your scrapbook paper and cut them out.  
- Using an exacto knife make 2 slits on each bunny and thread your ribbon through.
- Now just find the perfect place for your garland!

The centerpieces were my own little creation and I had so much fun making them.  The best part?  They were very inexpensive!  I found a DIY tutorial on how to make pinwheels and was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was.  The little galvanized containers came from Target's Dollar Spot and I put blocks of styrofoam in the bottoms, then added some jelly beans to cover the styrofoam.  The grass runner is actually made up of 5 artificial grass mats that I found at Shindigz.  I searched high and low for these things when I was planning R's b-day party and could not find any that were reasonably priced, but I decided to look again for my Easter/Spring decorating and voila!  I found them!  Persistence pays off.   The little pink flowers were leftover from R's b-day party and I thought they added a nice touch.  

Pinwheel centerpiece on grass mat runner.
This centerpiece was so easy and inexpensive:
Grass mats - $2.49 each from Shindigz
Galvanized containers - $1 each at Target
Styrofoam blocks - $2/pack of 2 at Wal-Mart (I cut the blocks down to fit all 3 containers).
Jelly beans - $1/bag from Dollar Store
Wooden dowels for pinwheels - $2.49/pack of 10 at Michael's
Scrapbook paper - $0.99/sheet at Michael's (I did 2 pinwheels per sheet).

And here is the finished product!
Easter/Spring table scape

Now that all of the decorating and crafting is done it's time to bake!  I'll be spending this Spring Break week in the kitchen making sweets so stay tuned for photos and recipes!


  1. I love this, Heather! You weren't kidding when you said you went all out for Easter. Love all your goodies & fun things! :)

  2. Thanks Erin! I definitely did it up for Easter this year and had a blast but it was a lot of work:)