Design a Beautiful Easter Tablescape

 Add natural elegance to your Easter table with live, seasonal blossoms and this simple terrarium place setting.

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Natural Style

Dress your Easter table with fresh plants and blossoms. Create a unique look by mixing styles but maintain the natural aspect to keep it all tied together.

Gathering the materials

You will need: for each place setting, 1 rounded glass / 1 mini nest (found at most craft stores) / 1 eggshell / 1 small terrarium plant / washi tape / self-adhesive monogram letter. For the tablescape: plates / glasses / silverware/ burlap / muslin / a basket and low vases / natural branches such as forsythia or redbud / moss balls.

Empty the Eggshell

Break the top of the eggshell with the side of a spoon. Continue tapping around the top of the egg, creating a hole about 1" wide. Remove the top and empty out the egg. Note: you may need to poke the yolk to help it release more easily. Consider reserving the eggs for cooking.

Preparing the eggshell

Use your thumb and forefinger to break away small pieces of eggshell all the way around the top of the egg making a hole that is just large enough to fit your terrarium plant (about 1 3/4" diameter).

Add the Plant

Remove the plant from its container and remove some of the excess soil. Gently poke the plant into the eggshell.

Decorate the Eggshell

Use gold washi tape to wrap around the center of the egg. Place a self-adhesive monogram letter over the center of the tape.

Finish the Terrarium Decor

Place a tiny nest in the bottom of the glass. Add the decorated egg with the terrarium plant.

Set the Table

By combining natural elements, refined pieces and rough hewn materials you can create a look that is uniquely you for your Easter table.

A splendid setting

This simple but elegant place setting will welcome your guests to the table in style.

Choosing the flowers

Pick local, seasonal blossoms that are recognizable to your guests and signify the start of spring.

Filling the basket

Fill the basket with a couple of low vases. Add water and branches to the vases at varying heights. When you are satisfied with the arrangement, add strips of burlap to fill any spaces and cover the tops of the vases.

Rustic meets elegant

The antique plates with gold lily of the valley sit atop simple burlap placemats with cutlery wrapped in napkins made of muslin. Make the placemats by cutting 13"x18" rectangles. Remove a few of the strands from each side to create the fringe. Press the fabric with a liberal amount of starch. Make the muslin napkins by tearing the fabric into 18"x18" squares. Press and wrap around cutlery. Tie with a 6" piece of twine.

Natural charm

The tiny nest and eggshell make this place setting whimsical and elegant at once. As an added benefit your guests can take their place setting home and start their own mini terrarium.