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Fun Easter Table Decorations – by a Complete Novice

If you’re tablescape challenged like I am then I think you’ll appreciate this quick and easy version of Easter Table Decorations.  Seriously, I am so bad at setting a table that I’m lucky even when we have company if I have flowers on the table.  Normally we serve buffet style so I don’t really set the table with dishes.

Easter table decorations looking at glass centerpiece.

I purposefully chose white dishes the last time I got new ones so they’d go with anything.  Not that I have a lot of everything else to get crazy creative like you see on Pinterest.  I mean, I aspire to have beautifully set tables like I’ve pinned to so many of my boards.  It’s just not something I’ve acquired a skill for yet.

My friend Denise at My Thrifty House challenged us to put together Easter Table Decorations or a Spring tablescape for our Link Party.  When I read her challenge in our private link party group my face got all screwed up.  Yep, I turned up my nose at that idea; and I almost said no.  Not because I didn’t like her idea but because I lack confidence in this area.

But I’m no party pooper and really I can do anything I put my mind to.  So I pulled up my big girl panties and said “ok I’ll do my best 🙂 maybe I’ll uncover a secret skill I didn’t know I had bwahaha.”  That’s an exact quote.

Strolling through Target’s Dollar Spot (ok, ok, Bullseye Center, or whatever name they gave it that I can’t remember) I found some cute paper placemats in pretty Spring colors.  I knew they would go perfectly with some Easter eggs I had painted but had yet to get written into a blog post.  As soon as I got home I got busy putting my table together.

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Easter Table Decorations Supply List

It came together pretty well and the biggest issue I had was getting the paper placemats to lay flat after having been rolled up in the tube they came in.  I’ll just narrate as I share pictures of my finished Easter Table Decorations.

I started with just the placemats and then added my plates.  I wrapped the napkins with wired burlap ribbon overlapped about 1″ and used the glue gun to keep them in place.  Then some pinking sheers worked great to make a smaller paper wrap to pretty up the burlap  That was held in place with a piece of tape.  A simple painted egg (in my very favorite color) is a nice touch.

Easter table decorations with burlap ribbon wrapped around a cloth napkin.


Beside each plate I added a bowl with some paper grass and a few more eggs, sort of like an egg salad 😀

Easter table decorations with colorful eggs in a bowl with purple paper grass.

I changed up the grass color in the next bowl.  It looks so cute against the polka dots on the placemats.

Easter table decorations with colorful eggs in a bowl with pink paper grass.

For the centerpiece I grabbed a square cake plate with more paper grass and more eggs.

Easter table decorations with colorful eggs on a cake stand.

This really brightens up the dark wood of my dining table.  Oh yes, more pinking shear action to make one placemat square for underneath the cake plate.  I’m not sure why I don’t use my pinking shears more often 🙂

Easter table decorations looking down at colorful eggs on a cake stand.

Here’s an another option for a centerpiece.  I was going to use this awesome bubble glass container for my faux succulent planter but when I put in the moss I thought it looked like an easter basket.  It just needed to be used for some type of Easter table decorations.  I just didn’t know it would look so cute.  It’s so cute just like the Easter Wreath I updated.

Easter table decorations looking at glass centerpiece.

I loaded up the cake plate with even more eggs and moved it onto the hutch.

Easter table decorations and table set for two.

So you see, even if you think you stink at something give yourself permission to experiment.  I’m impressed with myself actually.  It wasn’t that hard, and I didn’t hate the process.  Actually, it was fun to put it all together and see what I ended up with.

I hope I’ve inspired you to try making your own Easter table decorations, you can do it.  If I can, I’m certain you can too!

Don’t forget to Pin it!

Compilation of pictures for Easter table decorations.


~More beautiful tables by my Link Party co-hosts~

Simple Vintage Farmhouse Easter Tablescape

Raggedy Bits Easter Table


Rustic and simple Table Setting

My Thrifty House Easter TAble

Spring Easter Tablescape

Gratefully Vintage Easter Table.

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Monday 17th of April 2017

You did a great job, Toni! I actually love to create tablescapes, but I'm no good at photographing them so you never see any on my blog! I love the Target Dollar Spot (I still call it that, too) for every holiday. You can always find something pretty and/or fun and inexpensive! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home


Tuesday 11th of April 2017

Hi Toni: This is a perfect table setting. Not everyone has a mountain of different dishes and styles to draw from. Plain white coordinating dishes with the playful colourful placemats and accessories are absolutely gorgeous. Love this tablescape alot.. Provides me with inspiration because I could pull something like this off with just a few simple purchases. Love it.

Toni Harvey

Wednesday 12th of April 2017

That's right Leanna, and I'm one of them LOL It's not that I don't love that kind of stuff but I don't have much space. And putting things together has eluded me thus far. But seeing all the beautiful tables that people pull together using other things from their homes is inspiring. But a table can be cute and simple, that's what I've learned this week :) And you can do so many other things with the place mats afterward too.

Sam - Raggedy Bits

Tuesday 11th of April 2017

So glad you got on and completed the challenge, Toni! Even with a screwed up face LOL!! It turned out so beautiful and I love how you made your sweet napkin rings!

Toni Harvey

Tuesday 11th of April 2017

Haha, I'm glad I didn't let my initial reaction and freak out keep me from the challenge. It's a challenge after all LOL. Thanks I love the napkin rings too. I think I need to make an entire set so I have them ready for company :)


Tuesday 11th of April 2017

You are so funny, Toni! I'm so glad you weren't a party pooper, because this is adorable & so fun!! I want to get some of those fun paper place mats and I love all the easter eggs too!

Toni Harvey

Tuesday 11th of April 2017

Thank you Kellie, I'm so happy with how it turned out! I bet if you visit your target you'll find some of those awesomely fun place mats.