I am always on the look out for affordable and elegant table settings for the holidays. Easter Brunch is the perfect time to display hand made projects and small beautiful touches that make your family feel special. I came up with these ideas for the Easter Brunch table. These are great options for decorating your table whether you are on a budget or not! Let the kid’s help you make these table settings and include them in on the fun.
Lay an Easter card at each seat at the brunch table. Place a clear glass plate on top. You guests can see the Easter card before they load their plate up with food. You can use old Easter cards from years past or even buy inexpensive ones at a card outlet store. The Dollar Store and Party Source Outlet sell their cards for 50 cents. If you don’t have a dollar store or party outlet store near you buy one oft those packaged sets of Easter cards. They usually have 12 cards for like $4. You could also let the kids make these Easter cards out of construction paper. They would love to do it!
Old Family Photos
You can use a clear plate over family pictures for a fun Easter touch as well. For an elegant and timeless look take your pictures to Kinko’s. Have them photo copy them on thick paper in black and white. You can use them as is or use a little bit of pastel watercolor to add special lavender and pink details. A little pink on the cheeks or lips in a photo is fun. Add some green to the nature in outdoor photos. You could also have the photos printed in a sepia color for an older look. Possibilities are endless. Make sure you use fun pinking sheers to cut out the black and white photocopies for a nice finished detail. This is also a great way to keep from ruining your original photos.
Lavender and Lemon Yellow Ribbon
You can add some can details to existing plain placemats with some fabric glue and pastel colored ribbon. Use a strip of yellow ribbon vertically on the placemat about three inches in from the left side. Run another piece of lavender ribbon horizontally about three inches down from the top for the place mat to finish the look off. Hold the ribbon in place with fabric glue or no sew products.
You could complete the look by tying a piece of yellow or lavender ribbon around each napkin as a napkin ring. This works well with fabric or paper napkins. I live to use ribbon that has inspirational words written on it. Michaels Arts and Crafts sells ribbon that says words like “Happy Easter” “Bunny,” and” “Spring” on them. They are 99 cents for about 2 feet. If you can’t find them you could use fabric paint pens to write your own words on the ribbon.
Easter Egg Prints
You can also add an Easter touch to plain place mats by rolling a light coat of fabric paint onto eggs shaped cut out of fun foam. Press the Easter eggs on to the place mat. Repeat this process with a variety of Easter eggs in a variety of pastel fabric paint colors. For an elegant touch use gold or silver fabric paint. The Easter eggs are cheap to make and the fabric paint is less than $3 a bottle. You could also do this on plain fabric napkins. If you have a potato you could cut it in half, cut out your own Easter eggs shaped stamp and use this to create a fun print on your fabric napkin.