Need an fun DIY centerpiece idea to make your Easter table festive? How about one you can use year after year? One that will become a treasured Easter tradition for your kids?
DIY Easy & Fun Easter Table Centerpiece idea
Feeling nostalgic about Easter? It’s a great time to start planning your Easter table centerpiece for next year.
Wait! You’re thinking. Won’t the flowers DIE by then? I’m not talking about fresh flowers. You can add them, of course, but I’m talking about table centerpiece decor that will bring you joy the entire Easter season.
I don’t shop much. But for some reason I do love to shop for holiday decorations. Easter is a fun time to decorate. But whole house Easter decorating? That’s a bit much, even for me. (I only attempt that at Christmas.) What I’ve found, is that instead of spreading out decorations, it’s most affected to make a focal point, a place to draw your eye. And decorating your table is a quick way to make a splash.
Display collections as part of your Easter decorations
For permanent decor, I’m not one for a lot of little knick- knacks sitting around. They gather too much dust in my house! But many years ago, browsing in a craft shop I was enchanted by the little Easter resin figurines. We were on an early-newlywed, grad school student budget. One at a time, they are so inexpensive! I let myself by one. Even if you just by one a year, you will find that your collection will expand. Ha!
Collections make great centerpieces for your Easter Table
But you know what? Holiday collections can make great holiday centerpieces! Looking at the different additions are fun for both young and old. Our entry way opens directly into our dining room, and this collection is an immediate draw as guests check out all the different pieces in the collection.
I love real flowers, but it’s hard to keep live ones fresh. A centerpiece that features a treasured collection stays fresh and can be used year after year. Arrange your collection of figurines down the table.
Background surface for your Easter centerpiece collection
As you can see, having some type of background to arrange your collection on top of can help it look cohesive. First I tried some of the traditional loose Easter grass.
But I wasn’t really happy with that.
Somehow I came up with the idea to look for an artificial turf runner. This is one of those times that I really love Amazon. I almost couldn’t believe I found it! But thanks to sports fans, table runners out of turf grass exist!
This artificial turf table runner by Luchuan is the specific one I purchased.
And it works fine and looks great, even if it does shed a bit. So I’d be tempted to read reviews for new products. Right now I also see a dried moss table runner that tempts me! But I’ve tried using real moss on my table before and the moss I bought smelled a bit funny. Kind of off-putting when you’re eating, so we aware of that possibility.
Creating a focal center for your Easter table centerpiece
Especially if most of your collection is small, adding height at the center can be important. If you don’t have any large pieces, some type of Easter tree will add that height.
DIY Easter tree from tree branches
You can make a simple Easter tree out of painted branches. This one was made by my daughter, all on her own, when she was younger.
It’s not perfect, but that’s what brings back the fond memories. All it takes is a downed branch, paint, and gravel in a left-over pot from a Christmas plant. Covering the branches with sparkly Easter eggs from the craft store just brought me joy as I decorated this year.
DIY Easter tree from silk blooming fruit branch
But I love fruit trees in bloom. When I found a beautiful silk branch of fruit tree blossoms, I bent a single branch into the shape of a small tree. Then I secured it in pot with white gravel, topped it off with Easter grass, and then hung sweet decorated craft eggs from the branches. Don’t you love the nostalgic images on these eggs?
Other focal point ideas for your Easter centerpiece
Sometimes I do add flowers to the centerpiece, if I can get the timing right. Potted flowers, less expensive than cut flowers, are great in this type of tablescape centerpiece. I have found, however, that the plants don’t last very long inside with low light. So don’t buy them too far in advance, or plan on changing them out. Bonus! You can plant them in your yard after using them on the table. Dress up the landscaping pots by dropping them in solid ceramic flower pots.
Your Easter table centerpiece collection can evolve and change over the years
You may have noticed that over the years I started collecting larger Easter bunnies when they started becoming available. One of my favorites is this bunny I saw at Tractor Supply (of all places) hanging onto this pot.
Oh, but I also love these baby bunnies!
Because of the pandemic, this year I looked online to add to my collection. You know what? The realistic resin bunnies that I did find – I already have! Oh dear.
But looking at my window display this year, I had a sudden inspiration.
I have one or two pieces of Easter glass. Fully vaccinated, I’m looking forward to scouring antique stores for glass Easter pieces to start a new collection. (Shhh! Don’t tell my hubby!)
More Easter Decor & DIY Ideas
Need more Easter fun decor and craft ideas? Check out my other Easter and spring posts!