Guest Post: Creative & Frugal Easter Decorating!
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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!”