Easter Egg Centerpiece- Jacquelynne Steves

Here are some photos from our Easter celebration this past weekend. I have some really easy Easter decorating ideas- Easter decorating is so much fun! The colors are bright and cheerful, and I love the nod to nature and Spring that you can add to your table. This Easter Egg Lawn Centerpiece is something I have been wanting to try for years- but I never remembered to plant the grass seed in time! This year I’m so glad that I did remember! It will take about 3-4 weeks to get a nice little “lawn” going, so go get your calendar right now (I’ll wait…..). Find the date when you will need your centerpiece, then count back 4 weeks and mark your calendar to plant your grass seed. This is a really simple project that your kids or grandkids will love helping with. The hardest part is remembering to start it a few weeks ahead of your event!

Here’s how you do it- find a shallow planter. I actually used a very large pasta/salad serving bowl from my kitchen. Put a few pebbles at the bottom for drainage, then fill with potting soil. Sprinkle with grass seed, use a fork to gently work the seed into the top of the soil. Water and place in a warm sunny place. (It has to be warm- I tried putting it out on my covered porch, but it was too cold and the seeds did nothing. I moved it into the house and within a week they started sprouting up.) Keep moist. When your “lawn” is ready, place real or plastic Easter eggs in the grass to display.

Easter Egg Centerpiece- Jacquelynne Steves 2

We had Easter dinner at our house this year- for the first time in almost 20 years! Usually, my mom has it at her house but she wasn’t up to it this year. Since my kids are grown up, it’s been quite a while since the “Easter Bunny” has visited our house. It was really fun to have the nieces and nephews here for an egg hunt in our yard.

Easter Egg Hunt- Jacquelynne Steves

For our Easter table, I used cream colored table cloths and a burlap runner. Here’s a hint- if you have to use more than one table cloth to cover your table(s), and they don’t quite match, a long runner is a good way to bring them together and draw attention away from the mis-match.

Easter Egg in Grass Centerpiece- Jacquelynne Steves

I got some small potted miniature daffodils and tulips from the nursery. Rather than have them wrap the pots with the shiny foil that they offer, I asked them to wrap them with the foil shiny-side-in (wrong side out). The white foil lining looks almost like a rustic white paper wrapper. Then I lined the pots up along the burlap runner. These doubled as gifts- all of the ladies at the table got to take home a potted flower when they went home.

Easter Tulip Table Decoration- Jacquelynne Steves

On the buffet table, I placed a large potted tulip inside a clay pot. I used a glue gun to attach a bit of grosgrain ribbon to the rim. I used some pink wood shreds (found at the craft store- I have them in my craft supply stash in lots of different colors- you never know when they’ll come in handy!) along the top to cover the soil and edge of the plastic pot.

Tulip Centerpiece for Easter- Jacquelynne Steves

A basket filled with plastic eggs decorates another table:

Easter Basket Centerpiece- Jacquelynne Steves

Finally- What’s Easter without jelly beans? I put mine out in a pretty yellow teacup:

Jelly Beans in Tea Cup- Jacquelynne Steves

So there’s the “replay” on our Easter dinner. What’s your favorite idea listed above? What’s your favorite simple Spring or Easter decorating tip? Share it with us in the comments!

Lovely Day Tulip Art- Jacquelynne Steves