A Fun & Festive Easter Tablescape

Set the scene for a special celebration with this fun & festive Easter tablescape.

I had a fun conversation with a friend over facebook messenger the other day. 

She commented that she doesn’t like to do seasonal tablescapes since it costs so much money to do them…

I laughed real hard, and explained that I rarely buy anything new. I have a few staples that I use over and over again. With just a few adjustments – Boom! A completely new look.

A bright and cheerful easter tablescape featuring bunny ear napins around a vintage egg candle.

Come on in and I’ll show you what I mean…

How to Set a Fun & Festive Easter Tablescape

(using things you already have!)

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1. Make a table runner out of paper!

Easter tablescape with a brown paper table runner with scalloped edges.

For this particular table setting, I used a roll of natural kraft paper and added a scalloped edge. But, don’t overthink this! You can use whatever type of paper you have. Wrapping paper, wallpaper, or shelf paper would work just fine.

To add a little pop to the rustic brown paper, I layered over a vintage dresser scarf that used to be my mom’s.

2. Look for items in your cupboards that you can layer to make a centerpiece.

An Easter tablescape featuring bunny ear napkins and faux greenery in the centerpieces of the table.

Similar to the 5 minute farmhouse centerpiece, this centerpiece was quickly crafted using:

All of these items were just sitting in my decor closet. When put together, they look like it was planned all along!;)

3.Use “fillers” on either side of the centerpiece to add interest to the table top

A view from the top of an Easter tablescape featuring bunny ear napkins sitting on yellow floral napkins on the top of white plates.

A vintage sewing machine drawer and a branch flower box filled with faux plants are the perfect size for this simple farmhouse tablescape.

4. Fold the napkins for a fun feature

Bunny ear napkins sitting on top of a white plate.

Aren’t these bunny ear napkins just the cutest?? I got the idea from Sand & Sisal, and added my Grandma’s vintage Easter egg candles in the center.

If you don’t have Easter egg candles, dyed Easter eggs, plastic eggs, or wooden eggs would work, too.

Use neutral colored dishes and let the napkins be the pop of seasonal color

A cloth napkin with the bunny ear napkin fold sitting on top of an easter tablescape setting.

You may notice that I almost always use the same white dishes in all my tablescape ideas. When you live in a small space like we do, there isn’t room for multiple sets of dishes!

White dishes are a perfect backdrop for every season. Colored napkins, layered with checked and striped cotton dishtowels can make the plates fit with all seasons.

Likewise, the woven plate chargers seem to always be appropriate for the casual farmhouse tablescapes I’m drawn to. They get pulled out of the cupboard a lot!

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I also made a set of free printable place cards that would be perfect to use for Spring celebrations. Get them from my VIP printables library. If you’re not a VIP yet, click here to join the club!

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  1. I am right with you Rita Joy! Although I do have an extensive collection of tabletop items, it is so easy to reuse, and restyle items in so many different ways! I had no idea that those were sweet little candles. Those are such nice vintage items, I enjoyed seeing them tucked inside their little napkin nests! Thank you for joining us! Please have a happy Easter, stay safe and well!

    1. Thank you so much Chloe. And, thanks again for organizing us all in this super fun tablescape blog hop. It’s such a joy to see all the cheerful colors and creative ideas.

  2. So pretty!! Love all the green and the elevated white tulip wreath! The bunny ear egg napkins are adorable! How smart to add a color pop with paper napkins! Your spring place cards are beautiful!

  3. A joy to see, a lovely Easter tablescape. I love shopping my shop, so we always have lots of choices. The tulip wreath looks lovely as a centerpiece. Lots of greenery to remind us of spring. The bunny napkin is so cute with your vintage candles. How cute the place cards are. Thanks for the printable. Take care and be safe.

  4. So, so pretty and naturally I adore these bunny ear napkins. Beautiful color palette which sings of Spring and of course Easter too!
    Great sharing this tablescape hop with you!

    1. Thanks, Jemma! Yes, I love sharing this tablescape hop with you too! It’s so nice to have so many pretty cheerful scenes to be inspired by! Have a wonderful rest of the week.

  5. Your tablescape is gorgeous, Rita! I love your idea of using craft paper as a runner. Being a vintage lover, my eye immediately went to your mom’s egg candles. I love the bunny napkin fold that you did around it. I remember when Kim shared that but had forgotten all about it. Lovely table!

    1. Thanks so much, Paula. It was fun to “play house” and put this scene together using things I already had. Have a great rest of the week.

  6. Adorable vintage candles wrapped up in your bunny ear napkins! So smart to reuse and restyle. Happy to be hopping with you this week. Happy Easter wishes to you!

  7. Hi Rita! So happy to see this cheerful Easter tablescape. The yellow is really the ticket these days to cheering us up a bit! I’m so glad that I was invited to join this blog hop. Such inspirational ladies!!

    1. Yes, Lori, this is such a fun blog hop group. I just joined for the first time a few weeks ago, and found it to be such an encouraging and supportive group of ladies. It’s fun to be spreading some cheer together!

  8. Rita Joy, it is challenging to shop our own house but so rewarding! Craft paper as the runner is a great idea. The bunny ear napkin and the cute candle eggs add a nice touchy of whimsy. It is fun hopping with you. Happy Easter and stay safe!

    1. Yes, shopping our house for decor can sometimes be the thing that makes us be the most creative! It sort of “forces” me to think outside the box a bit! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great rest of the week and Happy Easter to you and your family.

  9. Rita Joy, love your style of using staples and reconfiguring for a new look. Like Chloe, I have a pretty extensive collection (blame it on being a vintage and antiques dealer), but I love my basic whites the best. Your napkin fold is adorable. Take care, be safe, and Happy Easter.

  10. Rita Joy, you are so right about shopping and gathering from your home to create a lovely tablescape. I think we will be doing more of that for a while. Love your cute napkin bunny ears and the pops of yellow. Making a scallop runner from craft paper is a great idea too. Happy Easter.

  11. So nice to meet you on this blog hop. You styled your runner so nicely. I love using the tulip wreath elevated on a cake stand. Your mom’s egg candles wrapped in bunny ear napkins are darling.
    Your place cards are so pretty.
    Nice blog hopping with you. Have a blessed Easter.

  12. Isn’t it a blessing that we learned to shop our homes before the pandemic? Your Easter table is lovely, and I especially like your charming centerpiece! Happy almost Easter! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  13. Rita Joy, my eye was drawn to the adorable rabbit ear napkin fold — so cute! Like you, I try to shop my own home first in creating a tablescape. For the past year plus, I’ve been using all kinds of different napkin folds to change the look of place settings. I used the same one you did last year and everyone loved it. It’s so nice you could use your grandmother’s eggs in yours. This year, I went with a bunny-shape napkin fold to add some whimsy.

  14. I love your tips! They are great and should inspire anyone!! So awesome! I love the pop of yellows! It’s so pretty and happy! The placards are such a nice touch!

  15. Thank you for the inspiration for a beautiful Easter table. I love the pop of yellow with the natural green. I have to get started.

  16. Hi Rita Joy,,
    What a delightful tablescape. I am so fascinated with your lovely paper table runner. What a lovely idea. Your collection of vintage Easter egg candles are so lovely in your bunny ear napkins. All of the greenery and boxwood/tulip centerpiece makes for a welcoming centerpiece. The natural elements make the table so inviting and cozy. Have a pleasant Easter holiday.

  17. Your table is cheerful and lovely! You are a smart lady for keeping with the white dishes and accessories around them for each season. All your greenery and tulips with the pops of bright yellow make a wonderful Easter Table. I hope you have a nice Easter, stay safe and take care.

  18. Rita I love your tables cape and even more I love that you frequently use the same items with a bit of a tweak. I needed the inspiration for thinking of some ideas for my Easter table this year, wanting to make it extra special since we will be at home.

  19. This is such a pretty and happy table! The pop of yellow that the napkins give is so cheerful! Your centerpiece is beautiful and adds the perfect finishing touch. I love it when we can create new looks with items we have on hand! Take care, and enjoy your day!

  20. What a joyful table setting! I love the colors, the creativty, and the love you put into this table. With all of us celebrating Easter in a totally new way this year, your inspiration is so welcome. thank you! Easter blessings to you and your family. xo Lidy

  21. Rita, I am in love with your Grandma’s adorable vintage Easter candles! The colors are so vibrant and the print is so pretty. I saw you Instagram tutorial for the brown paper runner and it is super clever. I also used brown paper under my runner. You have left us so many nice tips for shopping our own home and creating a new look using what we have. I am loving this! Happy Easter Season!

  22. Rita, your table is absolutely joyful! All of the layers of color and texture bring a smile to my face! Your grandmother’s vintage Easter candles are precious. The napkin fold around them is so fun! I hope you and your family are safe and well. Take good care and Happy Easter!

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