In Edmonton this week the weather has been over 10C! The snow is melting and the warm sun is a welcome change. The days are getting longer and I noticed last night, when I was cooking dinner at 5:00pm, the sun was still up (starting to set, but up!).
This makes me want to freshen up my decor and has me thinking about Easter. My followers will know that I love to do tablescapes, party treat tables and DIY home decor projects. In fact, the people at Arhaus have inspired me to do a tablescape blog post this week.
One click over to Arhaus and I was in love. Can redecorating your home be a hobby? I swear, I could endlessly change my furniture, artwork, colors, etc.. Currently on my home shopping list are new kitchen chairs. We have had these ones for 15 years! The fabric seats are tearing and the metal frames are chipped and covered with paint smudges and little fingerprints from kid art projects. Of course, you can't purchase the chairs without a new table (what fun would that be?). Arhaus has beautiful dining room collections and they are inspiring me to make an update.
These egg carton place cards are created with Stampin' Up! products, of course. They actually came together in no time but have a huge WOW factor. The egg cartons are a new Stampin' Up! product in the Spring Catalogue. In fact, they have been so popular, they are not available in North America until the end of March. That may not make it for your Easter table this year but you could always purchase them and plan your Easter table - 2018!
The small Mint colored easter eggs are actually chocolate covered almonds from Bulk Barn! They are almost too cute to eat - almost. I did have to taste test one and they were delish!
Over the years I have acquired a large shopping bag full of multipcolored, plastic Easter eggs. You may have guessed, but if they do not match my decor they do not get used. I decided to upcycle these tacky plastic eggs with some spray paint.
They all have little holes in the top and bottom. I stuck a toothpick into the end of the eggs and then stuck them into a block of green floral foam. Spray them and let them dry. Flip the eggs over and spray the underside.
Adding glitter to these eggs is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4 ....
I had a square of wet paper towel when I was creating these.
It quickly and easily let me wipe the glue and glitter from my fingers as I was working.
I love to have fresh cut flowers on my table. Keep your table decor in mind when you are shopping for your flowers and choose colors that tie into your tablescape. I took it one step further at tied a matching ribbon around my jar (yes, jar ... I had an old IKEA storage jar and had broken the lid. It is the perfect size and height for my table).
Growing up, my family always beautifully set tables for family gatherings and special occasions. I learned, one of the most important table setting rules is to iron (my Grandma would say "press") your table cloth and napkins (you always need cloth napkins and a table cloth). Ironing a tablecloth on an ironing board can be challenging. They are long and acquard to work with. Here is my life hack:
I hope that I have inspired you to freshen up your tablescape for spring! Thank-you so much for visiting. Leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you and how you change your table decor for the season or holiday. Have a creative day!