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Guest Post by Marcie from Celebrating the Moments:

Who doesn’t want something fresh and new for Spring? And who doesn’t want to save money at the same time?

These crafty (and super inexpensive) decorating tips will give you Spring fever…

The ideas below are for table decorations, place settings and a little Easter gift/favor for your guests all rolled into one! Each one costs just a few dollars, but the way you will make your friends and family feel… PRICELESS!!

One look is more natural and rustic…

I have seen peat pots used before with grass in them and an egg. I didn’t want to buy all that fake grass to fill 8 or more of the pots and no time to grow real grass, so I used Spanish moss instead. I had picked up the little vintage print chocolates at Marshall’s for $4-5 (6 per pack). I then took one bag of malted balls from Walmart (using leftovers in Easter baskets) and made the little place cards with my scrapbooking stuff.

BUT wanted them to look more “rustic” hmm… so dampened a sponge and rubbed some of my brown marker on them and then hit the edges. Then the letters were too “new” so sanded them very lightly. BEST part… I used twigs from the yard for the “sticks” to display the name tags!!!

The ideas below are a little more bright!

One more playful…

OK, I LOVE the dollar section at Target! The tins were from there and guess what??? I also got a pack of matching note cards and cut THOSE to make the place cards and napkin rings! The matte on the seed pack and name tag is an envelope from the pack. Now that’s multi-tasking!

I cut the note cards into about 2 inch pieces (so 2 napkin rings per card AND the name tag!). I wrapped them around a piece of paper towel roll and then took a small piece of ribbon to cover the seam. The ribbon was also from the dollar section (There are 5 rolls in a pack but just be aware VERY little ribbon on each).

One more elegant…

Using the same tins, these are “dressed-up” a little more. Used ribbon from Michael’s and paper flowers and scrapbook paper as place mats (WAY less expensive then buying new placemats)! AND the place name card is the leftover end of the notecard cut for the napkin rings! “Simply Beautiful” scrapbook paper, paper flowers, ABC stickers and punches from here. The whole table can then be coordinated with this set.

…So many times we need to just “Think out-side the box!”

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Comments 21

  1. LisaM

    I do this all the time. I still make a Easter basket for my son (24 years old), I put fun things in a fishing tackle box for him, I just found a cute new color purse at goodwill I am going to fill with goodies for his girlfriend. I will use some of the freebies, and samples to put in her bag. I just have to say I found a new JJill sweater with the 69.00 tag on it for 3.75 and a new liz jean jkt with the tag on it this morning at goodwill. I am a happy women.

  2. rpx9a1b40f893e0564334ec4a29559758df

    Beautiful ideas & so inexpensive! 🙂 Love it!

  3. Ronda

    I love cute and frugal ideas like this! Thanks Collin and guest post for such great ideas! Keep’em coming all year long! 🙂

  4. Suzanne

    Very cute! My mom made an Easter basket every year for me until she passed away in 2007. Everyone always thought it was a little weird and a little neat that I got a basket through my 20s and early 30s. A friend of mine that is much older than I was visiting us last year and, on a whim, I made her an Easter basket along with the kids (but included more grown up fare). She LOVED it and is planning to visit again this Easter. Her husband was laid off late last year so I am making them both BIG baskets loaded with free shampoos, razors, toothbrushes, samples, etc. Of course I will also include some fun stuff! It will help them and it reminds me of something my mom would do. Thanks for making that possible!!!

    • LisaM

      great ideas…..

  5. rachel

    Lol. This is what I was doing for my video. haha. Better do a different one now!

  6. katie

    I am hosting Easter Dinner this year for the first time, and I am very excited. I hadn’t even thought of decorations – these are perfect. Thank you for the ideas.

  7. Tonya

    I should send you a picture of what I made for my girls last year for Easter! I made them bunny houses. The whole thing cost me around $3 to make. All I used was a balloon, tissue paper, and ribbon. All of which I found at the dollar store.

  8. Laura P.

    Very cute! Thx for the ideas!! 🙂 I can’t wait for Spring, but I CAN wait for the spring cleaning! What am I going to do with all of the stuff I’ve accumulated from Collin’s posted deals?! LOL Collin, if you find a deal on a maid, definately let us know! 😉

  9. Kelsey

    Looks fun I love the idea’s!!

  10. Heather

    Marcie-Those are the cutest things ever! I am going to make a few to drop off at grandparents house Easter morning.Thanks for the fantastic ideas!

  11. Kimberly

    I love all of it!!! You rock, girl!!!

  12. Marcie

    Thanks for all the nice comments! make sure you check out my blog for even more details about my Easter tablescape and NEW post coming later tonight & this week for 16 &
    6-8yrold Bdays! Helping you CELEBRATE the MOMENTS!! 🙂

  13. Beth

    Super cute ideas. Love it!

  14. Wendy

    Love your ideas and your blog, Marcie.

  15. Kate

    love these and i really like the personal touch with the individual names.
    I think getting something that some one has made means so much more than a expensive gift.

  16. Arroyo

    When and where were you born?

  17. Graham

    Why is an electrical outlet called an outlet when you plug things into it? Shouldn’t it be called an inlet.

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