Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bunny buffet ...

Families will soon gather around Easter tablesettings for the first holiday of spring. So, why not hop to it and create a bunny buffet that's sure to please.

Image via Martha Stewart.

The yellows, pinks and greens of the season are perfect color inspiration for the Easter table. While we may be confined to the dinnerware at hand, a napkin bunny fold is an easy way to add festive spirit to the table. Here's a link to a simple You Tube tutorial.

Image via Pinterest.

I love the trend of elevating table decor with cake plates. Here, candies and sweet treats are cleverly displayed in vintage glass jars.

 

I cannot resist bunnies, real or crafted in any variety of materials. Making a rabbit topiary like the one above is so simple. All you need is one vase with floral foam, a stick or tree branch, a ribbon for a bow, a rabbit shape traced onto cardboard or foamboard and cut to create a silhouette, a bit of hot glue and sheet moss. Trace, cut, glue, poke, tie, done.

Image via Grandin Road.

Sheet moss is a messy, but clever material for Easter tables. A runner of moss brings the beauty of outdoors to the table, and it's easy to craft placemats and chargers as well. Little eggs and flowers tucked into the moss is such a treat for the table.

Images via Heather Bullard.

Eggs are another ideal design element to bring in to Easter decor. Paired with natural elements and vintage artifacts, eggs are charming additions to a holiday centerpiece.

Image via House Crush.

With a bit of time devoted to crafting, it's simple to decoupage botanical prints or any favorite images to delicate eggshells. If you haven't saved any shells, artificial eggs are abundant in craft stores.

 

So sweet! In a vase or serving as a planter, eggs and a bit of dye can create lovely centerpieces like these above. Images via Shelterness.

Image via Southern Living.

In San Antonio, many residents chose to host family picnics in local parks for the Easter holiday. 

Image via Southern Living.

When celebrating outdoors it's fun to call out-of-the-ordinary pieces into service. A centerpiece from a block of wood and buckets of snacks create a casual, fun table for the whole family to enjoy.

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