My DIY Easter Tablescape April 09 2020
I was recently asked to create an Easter themed tablescape as part of a collaboration with a few local moms. To be honest, I had never made a tablescape as we tend to be a very casual family. Our house is small and so for most major holidays, we get together at other relatives’ homes. But with this corona virus thing happening this year, we will not be gathering with extended family so it was the perfect time for me to challenge myself in creating one.
First, I had to do a little research on Pinterest and Instagram to find out the common elements for a tablescape. Then, I wanted to be a resourceful as possible – use as many things and decorative pieces I already owned (plus access to in-person shopping is very limited now) as well as incorporate some of my own handmade goods to come up with a unique table vignette.
My Inspiration was to combine natural and wood elements as well as simple textures in a modern way. I also knew I wanted to use air plants and dried floral and also an eclectic assortment of plant decor, wood eggs, and bowls. For the color theme, I found myself drawn to blues and greens based on the colors of the dried floral and planters I had.
My goal was to be a resourceful as possible – to use as many things and decorative pieces I already owned (plus access to in-person shopping is very limited now) as well as incorporate some of my own handmade goods to come up with a modern table vignette.
Gathering My Materials and Supplies. This is what I used - basics from my home (a cream linen tablecloth, silverware, wine glasses, and grey plates (rescued from my son’s campus apartment supplies now that he’s moved back home temporarily). And for decor - stored blue candles and bamboo candlestick holders, a glass vase, painted wood eggs and mini bowls, dried floral, and air plants.
For the place settings, I used our everyday silverware and wine glasses. I did end up purchasing some linen napkins which can be used again and a few easter chocolates. I also used a few of these organically shaped felted planters (which I bought from a maker in San Francisco several years ago) filled them with a few dried flower sprigs to decorate each place setting. I think they looked lovely on the linen napkins.
This year more than ever, I am taking the time to make the Easter meal and our time celebrating the holiday an extra special moment. Just because we are homebound these days doesn’t prevent me from expressing my creativity!