With Easter fast approaching, as a mum of three I have started to think about the big day. I am trying to occupy the children during the Easter holidays, getting the right balance of lazy days without them getting bored, I can never get the balance right!. Although Easter seemed like a far day in the future, it is now coming round rather quickly and I am suddenly thinking about the big day, what plans to make, eggs to buy, what to cook & my favourite bit what will my table look like!
I love Easter, probably because I love spring flowers. I adore all the seasons, but when you see pockets of colour appearing after a cold, dark winter, I can’t help but feel excited.
For most people I do appreciate with juggling everything, how your table looks might be the last thing on your to do list. But if you have a little time to spare what a treat for your family and friends to sit at a ever so pretty table full of spring flowers and Easter crafts.
I decided I wanted to create a series of tutorials showing people how they could create an Easter table with ease. My good friend Hayley who is behind the Instagram account Nido Uk has a great eye for interiors and all things crafty. I have wanted to collaborate with her for some time and her house was the perfect backdrop to create three different looks for Easter.
We chose to create three unique table displays. Brights-a simple, child friendly design. Pastels-a feminine display which could be easily adapted to Mothers Day, baby shower, hen do, wedding, any special event. Lastly monochrome-industrial, chic and all about grey, black and a white palate.
For the florals with the brights table centre, I used botanical wrapping paper from Rifle as my inspiration board. Although this table was meant to appeal to a child’s eye, if you are anything like me you still want your table to look ever so pretty, even if it is aimed for the kids. I pulled out some of the colours of the print and used poppies and ranunculus in glass bottles to create a simple, bright and cheerful design.
Accessorising it with a collection of colourful candles and some easter chicks, it had to be done, we created a fun, pretty and ever so easy table centre for Easter breakfast.
I love using colour in my work, but sometimes simplicity is called for. Hayley loves monochrome tones and her house is a lovely example of how to bring this colour scheme into your home.
For the flowers Hayley had a lovely zinc planter and in there I recreated plants, using cut flowers in terracotta distressed pots and covered the mechanics with moss.
On the table, Hayley added her fabulous concrete eggs and monochrome bunnies, to give a beautiful and industrial look to the display..
For our pastel table centre I used a mixture of pink flowers with some whites and a touch of blue. I created small t-light holders full or flower clusters and small urns to surround the large urn display for the centre of the table.
If you are interested in learning how to create a display such as this why not come along to our Summer Wedding Floral workshop in June. Learn to create a bridal bouquet, buttonholes and a small urn display. For more details click here.
All of looks can be seen on either Flourish Sussex Flower School or Nido Uk’s Insta TV channels. We hope you enjoy them. Hayley and I love all things pretty and we would love to inspire some of you to get creative this Easter time.
From all of us here at Flourish Sussex Flower School we would like to wish you a very Happy Easter!