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Easter centerpieces: How to dress up your table for Easter

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Decorating for Easter

Whether you are hosting Easter brunch or dinner, dress up your dining table with one of these centerpieces. These simple Easter decorations are easy to make and perfectly suited for the holiday.

1Splendor in the Grass centerpieceSplendor in the grass centerpiece

This beautiful Easter centerpiece idea comes from Good Housekeeping. Simply insert small pots in a mini-cupcake holder to create this vibrant centerpiece. Inside each pot, add blades of wheatgrass (you can find it at the health food store), along with yellow daffodils and dyed Easter eggs.

Photo credit: Michael Partenio

2Quick & easy floral Easter centerpiece

For a last minute Easter centerpiece, you simply need two vases (one that can fit inside the other), jelly beans and loose flowers. Place the small vase inside the larger one. Fill the space between the vases with jelly beans. Put a couple inches of water in the inner vase and then add your flowers. If you have a long Easter table, you can create three of these centerpieces and space them out on the table.

3Easter peep centerpieceEaster Peeps Garden centerpiece

We love using Peeps for anything at Easter. This absolutely adorable centerpiece is created from a planter box, faux grass and craft foam. Visit Celebrations at Home blog for step-by-step instructions on how to make this cute Easter centerpieces, perfectly suited for the kids' table.

4Just for kids

Your kids will love making a beautiful Easter centerpiece by creating paper flowers and then arranging them in a straw Easter basket. This centerpiece idea comes from Martha Stewart.

Materials

  • Splendor in the Grass centerpieceTissue paper
  • Crepe paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Floral tape
  • Pinking shears
  • Barrette
  • Basket
  • Ribbon
  • Hot-glue gun

Directions

  1. Cut out five 4-inch squares of tissue paper. Stack and fold into quarters. Draw petal shapes along the two folded edges. Cut out shapes, and unfold.
  2. Bend one end of a pipe cleaner to form a round nub. Use the other end to pierce a hole in the center of the stack of petals; pull it through to form a stem.
  3. At the flower base, scrunch the petals closed so they resemble a loose pom-pom. Wrap floral tape around the bottom inch of the flower's base and down the stem. Pull the layers of petals apart.
  4. Cut out five 4-inch squares of tissue paper; stack, and fold into quarters. Draw a quarter circle along the two folded edges. Cut out shapes with pinking shears; unfold.
  5. Bend one end of a pipe cleaner to form a round nub. Use the other end to pierce a hole in the center of the stack of petals; pull it through to form a stem.
  6. At the flower base, scrunch the petals closed so they resemble a loose pom-pom. Wrap floral tape around the bottom inch of the flower's base and down the stem. Pull the layers of petals apart.
  7. Using two different colors and the pinking shears, cut two pieces of tissue (or crepe paper) into rectangles whose lengths are 6 inches and whose widths vary (ours were 2 1/2 inches and 3 1/2 inches). Center the smaller rectangle on top of the larger one, and fold, accordion-style.
  8. Pinch the folds in the middle; hook the end of a pipe cleaner over them, and twist it. Fan out the paper until the ends meet. Lift up the small layer to form the daffodil center; trim with pinking shears. Wrap floral tape tightly around the bottom inch of the flower's base and down the stem.
  9. To fasten a paper flower to a barrette, cut the stem to the length of the barrette. Lay the stem along the barrette's top (the bottom of the stem should be at the barrette's opening). Starting at the top of the stem, attach the flower by wrapping with floral tape. If you choose to add a leaf, secure with the floral tape as you wrap the stem. Bend and adjust the flower so it covers the barrette.
  10. To affix paper flowers to a basket, wrap the handle of the basket with ribbon; apply hot glue to the ends. Cut two same-size sheets of crepe paper; measure along the rim from handle to handle, and then measure basket height; adding 4 inches to each. Attach one sheet to the inside rim with glue, and drape over the outside, gathering it into the basket shape. Glue to the bottom. Repeat with the other sheet. Glue on paper flowers.

Bonus craft idea

How to make an Easter bonnet

Be the grandest in the Easter parade with a winning bonnet!

More Easter decorations

Kids Easter craft: Home decorations
Decorating Diva: Easter-inspired Decor
10 Ideas for the ultimate Easter basket

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