As a self-confessed sucker of all things celebratory and holiday-esque, it comes as no surprise then that we’re all hopped up on the Easter vibes, as we prep for the coming holy time. Although, I have to say, I use the word “prep” rather loosely in this case with Easter. Because, honestly, we, as a tiny family don’t do too much on our own here for it. Yes, we have the Easter baskets, and yes, we have a shebang of how the Easter Bunny has left footprints all over the home. And yes, we decorate our eggs, and find new ways of colouring them each year, and yes, we don’t let it go without our own throw of confetti that the King is risen. And yes, I make an Easter cake – because I want to. But other than that, we just hang around until we head to my mom’s.
I mean, sure we kind of do, do a lot in the way of tradition, but aside from all of the above and the basic brekkie we put together after the basket hunt, we’re just hanging in our Easter jammies, napping, and shoveling Easter eggs into our mouths, right up until till the 11th hour before we have to leave. So I decided, not this year! Nope, this year, I want to start making our Easter Breakfast a little more special in our own home – just like it used to be in my family home. And what better way to add a special touch than with a pretty greenery table centre piece!
But is it easy to make, and not expensive to put together? Of course, it is! I’m all about that quick, easy & economical life! (Errm, where hacks are concerned, that is) In fact, I’ve put together a full Easter Tablescape that anyone can do.
What’s more is that you can use this to for ANY celebration. Christmas, wedding, dinner…or brunch with the girls. It really spans all occasions, depending on the accents you add to it. And also spans all seasons.
You keen? Ok, let’s get started!
Oh by the way, you can either read it here or you can catch the 3 minute video up on my channel over here. (just no judgies, ok! I don’t know why I get so awkward on screen! I think it’s cause Im always in a rush, and have hubby staring at me to get done already) 🙂
What you will need:
• Floral/strong scissors
• Floral wire/ strong see through tape
• Bunch of eucalyptus
• Bunch of greenery (any kind will do)
• Bunch of flowers (I liked the clean plain white look, so stuck to white flowers)
• Bunch of gyps
Obviously you’ll take as much greenery and flowers as you’d like. The longer your table is, the more you’ll need. And of course the thicker you’d like your centre piece to be, the more you’ll need too.
1. Lay ribbon down the length of your table. (this shall serve as the anchor for your centre piece)
2. Cut stalks off, as close as you can manage.
3. Make small bouquets using of each other the flowers and greenery. (remember the thicker you want your centrepiece, the bigger the bouquet you want to make.
4. Secure the bouquet with floral wire/strong tape.
5. Then, before you cut floral wire, place bouquet on the ribbon, at the one end with the flowers facing towards the outside, and secure the wire around the ribbon too. Then snip the wire. (or if using tape then use separate pieces of tape for the bouquet and for securing around ribbon.
6. Next, make another bouquet, as above. Secure with the wire as before, but remember to overlay it on previous bouquet, just enough by placing it to cover any stalks or thinning of the previous bouquet.
7. Continue all the way until the centre of table, where your bouquet direction now goes the opposite way.
8. Repeat steps for the other side as well.
9. If you wish to cover up the thinning centre piece you can add two small bouquets.
And BOOM you have yourself an easy peasy Elegant Greenery Table Centrepiece!
Now for the rest of the tablescape,
• I selected white bowls and plates, as I like the contrast on the wooden table. (Hint: square plate or “frilly” round plates would also really be beautiful, as it would add a new dimension to the plain white)
• Then I used rose gold flatware, as I think it just makes it all pop. Even though I honestly don’t own enough rose gold flatware to make the complete table set in the way it should be done, but it did the job. 😉
• I got these gingham napkins, which for me add a nice dimension to the clean sleek look of white and green table. (These napkins, by the way, were such find for me, as they were the very ones I wanted! Like completely going in blind as to where I’d find, if I’d even find them. And walked into Woolies, found the last two sets that were on SALE, and were going at a bargain price of R70! Score!)
• I added coffee cups & saucers, along with wine glasses. By the way, in the spirit of keeping it real, I tried to lay this as I knew we’d probably have it on Easter morning – not everyone with a cup n saucer. And not everyone with a wine/juice glass. But wine glasses do add a lovely touch.
• And then to finish it off, I added a sprig of the greenery on the bowl. You could also just use a sprig of rosemary if you’re stuck.
• Then, I cut out name tags from cardboard in the shape of bunny ears to add to the Easter accents.
• To add some height to the table, I placed the Easter cake towards the end of the table.
• I also rounded off the whole Easter look with this cute bunny statue I’ve had for the past couple of years now, stuck in right in the centre of the greenery tablepiece.
Oh, and those Easter cookies there you may have spotted, are thanks to my girls! They’ve had me baking for the past week & a half already. Although, we’ll probably need to bake again, since there’s almost no trace left of that! 🙂
And there you have it! An elegant tablescape in mere minutes! It honestly took me about 10 minutes to make the centre piece, and another five to ten to lay the table. Just what I need when I’ve already got so much going on already.
Oh Easter…I can almost taste you already, you’re so close!
I actually cant wait for Easter this year. It really is such a precious time for our family to spend together. I especially miss our dad at this time, and all the beautiful ways my mom and dad brought us together as a grown family, taking time to drink in the true meaning of Easter, and continue to share the teachings with their grandchildren. Sweet memories.
I’m also hoping the rains and moody skies will roll in and complete the real feel of Easter this year, like it used to before, and we can all cosy on up with each other.
Ok, wait…let the rains and moody skies roll in right after we’ve had our easter egg hunt 😉
Nothing wrong with asking for the best of both worlds! 😉
Hope you’re planning a special time with your loved ones too this Easter! X Featured On CTInsider