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Pretty DIY Easter table setting ideas

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Easter is going to be here before we know it, but don't fret over your table settings. DIYing a beautiful and simple table scape is completely within your grasp.
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There is no need to overdecorate your table for Easter brunch or dinner. Simple themes of spring, nature and subtle nods to Easter symbols like bunnies, eggs and ducks can be accomplished in no time at all (phew!) with a few DIY tips.

Birds' nests, bird cages and eggs

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For a beautifully subdued Easter table, leave some of your Easter eggs white and paint others turquoise blue, then set them in small baskets purchased from a crafts store along with other natural materials like twigs, leaves and acorns or other nuts. Use a rustic birdcage or birdhouse for the centerpiece.

For more bird-related table setting ideas, click here >>

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DIY centerpieces

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Draw attention to the center of your Easter table with unique pieces that you can create yourself in no time. We love a simple white or glass bowl filled with colorful faux flowers and glittery eggs.

To find out how to complete this simple centerpiece and get other DIY centerpiece ideas, click here >>

Fresh floral arrangements

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A unique Easter centerpiece can be as simple as a vase or a jar filled with seasonal items (such as jelly beans or citrus fruit like lemons and limes) and a mix of flowers from your own backyard or the grocery store. Measure the stems before placing them in clear glass vases or jars of different heights so the heads of the flowers are right above the tops of the containers. Clip the stems accordingly to fit each vase or jar. Place the containers in an arrangement of different heights, in groupings of three, to add visual interest.

We love these arrangements that offer seamless transitions for seasonal decor >>

Marshmallow barnyard centerpiece

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Photo credit: Andrew McCaul / Country Living

Create a special centerpiece just for the kids' table featuring favorite barnyard animals — made of marshmallows. Let your kids join in the fun of making this cute display from Country Living. All you will need are regular-size marshmallows for the animals' bodies (some shaping with scissors is involved), marshmallow fluff as the "glue," food coloring, and jelly beans for the various body parts, as well as sweetened coconut flakes for grass and fur. This is a big hit with the little ones. For another fun touch at the kids' table, top their plates with a cute napkin folded into a bunny and place a basket of homemade hollow chocolate Easter eggs as their place setting so they can take home a sweet treat.

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Stuffed squirrel

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Make an adorable felt squirrel to add to your whimsical Easter dinner table. If you're feeling really crafty, make one of these cute squirrels for each guest to take home with them. You'll need the following materials:

  • Gray (or other) felt
  • Cream or tan (or other) felt
  • Batting
  • Gray embroidery floss
  • Cream or tan embroidery floss
  • Small black pom-pom (or similar)
  • Needle
  • Fabric scissors
  • Fabric pins

Now click here for the complete how-to on this felt squirrel >>

Try these other simple design ideas:

  • Use plate chargers at each place setting.
  • Tie spring-colored ribbon around the stems of wine or water glasses.
  • Decorate with flowers of the season like daffodils, narcissus, daisies, tulips and pussy willow branches.
  • Or go all-natural with twigs, sprigs of long grass, acorns and pinecones.
  • Use one main color for your decorating theme and then use various shades of the same color.
  • Create a special dessert table to display your after-dinner treats.

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