How did Easter sneak up on us? I am having 11 people over on Sunday and haven’t even gone shopping for the food yet. This afternoon I sprang into action to get the table set. I pretended I was working back in retail display and used only what I had on hand. I shopped my house and came up with 6 easy ideas to decorate and set your table for Easter that you can have done in minutes. You may not have all of these items in your house, but with a little bit of rummaging through your cabinets and drawers you may come up with your own ideas.
Download for Easter Bunny Napkin Ring Template is at the end of post.
1. No-Sew Tablecloth and Runner
I had 2 yards of white burlap in my fabric stash. It was just long enough for a table runner. Find out how to finish the edges on burlap in this post – How to Make a Place Mat Out of Burlap.
I pulled out my Spring tablecloth from storage. It really isn’t a tablecloth – just raw edged fabric yardage. I have used it for about 5 years. I add a large tabletop to the table for holiday celebrations –you can read about it, here - How I Enlarge My Dining Room Table for Extra Seating. I need a very large tablecloth – larger than ready-made sizes.
Fabric yardage works just fine. I am not about perfection – only affordable, quick, and pretty.
2. Tissue Paper Flowers
I love fresh flowers, but have no budget for them this year. Tissue paper to the rescue to add color impact to the center of the table. I placed a white ceramic pitcher in the middle of the table. I placed one flower on top of it and the others around it. You can find how to make tissue paper flowers in this post – How to Make a Tissue Paper Valentine. I made the ones for this table in many different sizes.
3. Doily Place Mat
If your plates are looking a bit lonely. Place a tray size round doily under them. Instant interest!
4. Scrapbook Paper Place Mat
No doilies to place under your plates? Try using scrapbook paper. I used a different color at each place setting and the doily, too.
5. Napkin Fold: Bunny Ears
“Bunny Ears” is my go-to napkin fold. I usually place them in the stemmed glasses on the table, but since it is Easter, I decided to have some fun and made bunny face napkin rings to go over the rolled napkins.
1. Fold napkin in a triangle.
2. Start rolling the napkin from the folded end.
3. It will look like this.
4. Fold in half. Place in a glass to add height to your table setting or use on a plate with a napkin ring.
This is how they look when placed on the plates without a napkin ring.
6. Easter Bunny Napkin Ring
My girls are grown, but they still enjoy seeing the Easter Bunny. To accent the Bunny Ears napkin fold, I made a bunny face, bow tie, and names of guest’s on my computer and printed and cut them out.
I rolled up an 8-inch strip of scrapbook paper and secured it with a glue dot. A dab of hot glue would work, too. I attached the bow with each guests name on it with a glue stick.
Slide the rolled napkin through the paper ring and you have cute place cards for your table.
I have included a Pdf. download for you to print out and make your own at the end of the post.
Quick, colorful, and all done with ordinary stuff I had on hand. I bought the dessert size polka-dot plates at Marshall’s about 6 years ago. They are normally displayed in a glass-fronted cabinet in my kitchen.
I love the pops of color.
Easter Bunny Napkin Ring Template and Printable
I cut off the black outline around the face.