Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Table Idea #1

Easter is almost here! It is one of my favorite holidays. I love dying eggs, decorating, having family over for Easter dinner, and especially the symbolism of the holiday. For me, finding new ways to decorate the Easter dinner table is one of the funnest things leading up to Easter. Looking around online and on other blogs gives me so many ideas, I get a little overwhelmed. But I thought it would be fun to post 5 days of easy, cheap decorating ideas for the table, then on day 6 show all of the ideas put together as a tablescape on the Easter dinner table.
    Today is the first project, which cost a total of $2.50. I bought a branch of silk flowers on sale for $2.00 and cut the flowers off (the branch looked fake and plastic, so it had to go!) So I used some branches that were in the yard from a major snowstorm busting them off and hot glued the flowers to the branches, which looks a lot more realistic. Though the trees outside are flowering, they just won't last inside in a vase, even in water. So this is a good compromise.
I bought the vase at Savers for 50 cents and already had the spraypaint. But first I sprayed the vase blue in spots I wanted dotted. After it dried, I put round stickers on the spots and spraypainted the whole vase white. I took off the stickers and there they were...cute blue polka dots!
Once the blossoming branches went in the vase, I actually felt a little Spring happiness for the first time this season. This little quickie craft makes a great piece for the dinner table or a coffee table. See you tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. That is SO cute! I LOVE the polka dots! I am glad you got a teenage opinion on the earrings. Sometimes I wonder if I remember what's cute. :)