Friday, April 22, 2011

Building an Easter Table

I am very excited to show you what I have been up to over here at Casa de Schutz! This year I wanted to create a table for Easter that was more nature based, especially since it was so close to Earth Day this year. I also didn't want to spend a lot of money. So, I first thought of what spring time/ Easter meant to me. It makes me think of nests, birds & lil birdie eggs. So I pulled everything from around the house that fit this criteria and then I only had to purchase a few items. I actually only spent $12 total for the entire table, which is including the four layer carrot cake I made & cookies. So here is what it looks like:


The only items I had to purchase (besides supplies for cake and birds nest cookies) were moss from the dollar store for UNO buckaroo and flowers, an entire bouquet of white poms for $4.99. Not too shabby. I understand that those of you don't have all the items I have but you can still use the same concept. Ask yourself what you think of when you think of spring/Easter, see what you have that translates into your vision and take it from there. I took sticks from our backyard (totally free thanks Mama Earth) and sprayed them with a little left over gold spray paint from our bedroom makeover ;.) This is something everyone can easily do. I used some vintage drinking glasses to hold the flowers and used some straws and paper I had to make little flag poles to stick into my mini cakes. (I only made the mini-cakes because I had leftover carrot cake batter...I actually doubled the carrot cake recipe in order to make four tiers for the larger cake.)  I chose to layer the plates with different patterns and use the little birds nest cookies from this post, to be place holders. I just stuck a toothpick in it (when waiting for the cookies to harden) with a paper flag name tag. Such a simple detail ;.) This is how I built the table in layers:

One of my favorite things is the carrot cake topper I made. It was super easy! I used a plastic lid I had in the cabinet and some of the moss I purchased at the dollar store. I hot glued the moss to the top of the lid and then trimmed the moss so it wouldn't hang down and over the lid ( I didn't really want the moss to touch the cake) I used a few Robin's eggs I already had and then just stuck the lil' beauty on top of the cake. So fun & totally simple and cheap-o!!!

This table totally puts us in the mood to have a Hoppy Easter (sorry I couldn't resist) for our little one's first Easter ever! I hope you can take away some ideas from my crazy table! I wish you and your families a very Happy Easter! See you Monday...something sort of awesome happening next week, stay tuned!

6 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful as always!

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  2. Thanks so much girl! We are working on making ur ad a link to your shop! Yay! :.)

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  3. Love how you spray painted the branches! Clever!

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  4. Thanks girlie ;.) It was super cheap cuz the paint was leftover and the branches were a gift from nature ;.) so they were FREE ;.)

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  5. I love your nature-inspired easter table. I'll have to keep some of those ideas in mind for next year.

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