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Easter Table Setting Ideas - Easter Terrarium for The Table

How to create your own unique table decorations for Easter

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Easter always sneaks up on me. It must be the change of weather and spring cleaning I get distracted with, but sure enough, I find myself ordering a lamb shank at last minute and running into the forest to scrounge around for an interesting table decorations.

This year, my trusty mother-in-law gave me a beautiful terrarium. Germans are somehow miracle workers when it comes to utilizing their beautiful forests for their table decor during the holidays. It is not only less expensive but brings in a fresh scent of spring into your home.

Easter represents new life, so what better way to acknowledge that than to bring in the first signs of Spring with this beautiful terrarium. That being said, you can make this terrarium with elements from a forest if you live near one, or just stop at your local craft store for the materials.

If you're lazy like me and need to order everything, I will create for you a list that you can purchase everything off of Amazon.

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Materials:

Glass bowl - A fishbowl (first image) would work just fine and is your least expensive option but I also included some more options.

Wood Chips

Moss and Sticks - This include some natural wood which would fit nicely as well.

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White Stones

White Bird Feathers - I bet you anything you have a feather pillow laying around. Pick a few from there and you're all set!

Robin Eggs - I have real ones, but those can run you more money. Here are some plastic guys that look pretty real. Don't go stealing any from nests nearby ;-)

Flowers - This one you will obviously have to go to your local gardening center. The more delicate, the better. you also want something that is growing in its own little pot. Bulbs are probably the most sturdy to work with. I am a little embarrassed because I don't know what these are called in English, but you can get an idea from the picture. 

Music Sheets

I understand that not everyone has this laying around, so you can easily rip out some pages of a book you got from someone that you will never read and burn the edges to make it look vintage.

 

directions

1. add wood chips

2. put in your flower pot

3. arrange moss, sticks, and stones in laters around the pot. 

4. end your layering with moss, and put on your eggs, feathers, and paper strips.

 

Viola! Now you have yourself a beautiful table decoration for Easter! 

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Easter Bunny DIY Decoration - On Natural Wood

DIY Easter Bunny Decoration for your home!

Simple, affordable, and easy Easter decor

I love making something for the holidays that are classic and can be used year after year. This project has even more to offer than that. I turned my Christmas decor into my Easter decor, just by turning it over! Let me show you what I mean.

This was my Christmas project from a few years back. I thought of a way to utilize them for more than once a year. 

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I had a bit of trouble finding a picture of a rabbit that was simple and easy to do, so I ended up just googling "fairytale rabbits" and came up with some ideas. 

Here is the clean slate that I started with on the opposite side of my trees.

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I then drew out my bunny freestyle. I know a lot of you can't do this, so I attached a great stencil you could get beforehand to help make things easier. I wish I would have done mine this way, but I got impatient ;-) If you can't find similar wooden slabs to mine just lying around, I gave a few ideas here for something you could purchase.

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After I first put the idea down with pencil, I then painted over it with white paint. Depending on the texture of your wood, it can be hard to get straight lines. I didn't mind mine being a little jagged, but if you want straighter lines, you can get these awesome painting pens which will help keep it a bit cleaner. I also added some gold highlights to make it more interesting. 

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There you have it! You can adjust this however you like to make it your own. 

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I did an egg decor DIY project last week, and a wooden candleholder project a month ago, so I combined the three and had myself a nice little Easter fairytale display. All I have to do for Christmas is flip it on over!

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DIY Easter Egg Hanging Decoration

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DIY Easter Egg Hanging Decoration

Simple DIY Easter Decor in a few easy steps!

What I love about this decoration is that it is easily interchangeable. You can make it into whatever you want it to be by hanging little birds, or rabbits on it instead. Just add your creative touch and it will become your own version.  

Supplies Needed

1. Long Wooden Branch

2. Egg Decor of any kind

3. Fishing Line

4. Glue Gun or Super Glue

5. Scissors

6. Flexible Thin Wire

7. Two hooks for hanging

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1. Long wooden branch - You can easily get one at Hobby Lobby or Michaels, as well as in a forest ;-) My son and husband like to carve wood, so we found one in the woods and they carved the bark off. 

2. Egg decor of any kind. I got mine in Germany, but I also found these felt eggs on Amazon as well as these really cute painted wooden eggs. You can really use anything you like, as well as your own homemade blown out eggs.  Click on the link and learn how. 

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3. Fishing Line - I wanted them to be floating, but you could also use yarn or twine to hang the eggs. 

Fasten the string to the eggs. Since mine had twine already attached, I just threaded the fishing line through and cut off the twine. 

4. Glue Gun - Make sure you use extra glue from a glue gun or super glue to glue at the base of the string and the top of the egg. This will ensure the fishing wire doesn't come loose.

5. Scissors- cut off any excess fishing line or twine, but make sure you finish measuring where you want your eggs before this process.

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6. Flexible Thin Wire - With your wire tie a knot around each end of the wood. Mold your wire into loops that can hang from your ceiling hooks. There's my cat Bob getting fresh with the eggs.

DIY Wooden Tealight Candleholder

DIY Wooden Tealight Candleholder

This project imparticular didn't require much, so you won't need a whole workshop, but you will need a few things. This beautiful slab of wood we found was, believe it or not, a scrap. If you don't have a beautiful scrap of wood just laying around,

Natural Wooden Branch DIY Hanging Planter

DIY Hanging Planter

Materials include - wood, metal wiring, Ikea pots, some kind of hanging plant, gold paint, hooks, and a little bit of time.

Hanging Planter on Natural Wooden Branch. Simple. Elegant. Decoration. Easy. Affordable.

This hanging planter on a natural wooden branch is simple, easy and affordable project will add that wow factor to any room, corner, balcony or pretty much anywhere you want to put it! Here's how I did it.

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How to make this DIY hanging planter on a natural wood branch in no time flat!

Supplies:

1. 3 Pots that you are able to fasten metal wiring on. I got mine at Ikea a while back. I wanted to add a something to it to make it more exciting, so I decided to put a gold accent on it.

2. 3 hanging plants - I decided to go with Ivy's. I like that they hang down.

3. A natural wooden branch - 3 in. diameter, or large enough to hold your three pots without giving or snapping. I found mine in the good old fashioned woods. You can save $20 by finding it and not buying it!

4. Gold Paint if you wish to add an accent color. Any color works, but I love the combination of the metallic gold and the natural wood.

5. Gold flexible wiring. I just made a simple loop, attaching to two sides of the pot and hung it over the piece of wood. 

6.  Pliable thick wiring for making your attachment holding the wood. 

7. Two ceiling hooks. Here is a picture of how I used the flexible wiring to make a holster for the wood to attach to the hook.

8. Wire cutters.

A natural wooden branch 

3 in. diameter, or large enough to hold your three pots without giving or snapping. I found mine in the good old fashioned woods. You can save $20 by finding it and not buying it!

3 hanging plants

 I decided to go with Ivy's. I like that they hang down.

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3 Pots

Ones that you are able to fasten metal wiring on. I got mine at Ikea a while back. I wanted to add a something to it to make it more exciting, so I decided to put a gold accent on it.

Which turned out like this!

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Gold Paint

If you wish to add an accent color. Any color works, but I love the combination of the metallic gold and the natural wood.

Gold flexible wiring 

I just made a simple loop, attaching to two sides of the pot and hung it over the piece of wood. 

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Pliable thick wiring

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Two ceiling hooks

Here is a picture of how I used the flexible wiring to make a holster for the wood to attatch to the hook.

Wire cutters

The finished product!

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