Friday

DIYP #40 Easy Spring Table



I wanted to add a touch of Spring to my dining room table (the one that looks pretty, but only gets used on holidays).

But I only wanted to spend zero dollars and no cents. 

So, I shopped my house.

I remembered some unused pots I had in the garage. (I had 4 spring green and white ones, so I spray painted two terra-cotta ones with an old can of pink spray paint I found). I tossed in a styrofoam ball into each pot.



Stuffed in some pete moss:


I used some old cutlery (the cheap stuff from WalMart) and stuck the fork into the styrofoam ball. I attached a tag that I decorated with a Spring sticker. It makes the perfect place card and setting!



Pretty cute, huh?

Idea: BHG 100 ideas for less than $100 Spring 2009 issue

29 comments:

Jackie said...

P.S. I LOVE that your entire post comes up in the reader now! THANKS!

Sally Jane said...

Love it! Adorable, and so thrifty!

Rebecca said...

Oh, I like this, too! But I only have two little forks like that...and they're so good for serving deviled eggs and pickles at the Easter table. Hmmm.... if I do this, I'll have to go thrift store shopping for the forks and my place cards will not cost zero dollars and zero cents.

Kelly B said...

That is wonderfully creative!! It can be such fun to shop our own houses. I can find so much in our garage to use that I never would have thought of. Thank heavens for creative bloggers like you to inspire even more!!! :)

colleen4 said...

Absolutely adorable. Brilliant idea.

Amy@ MomsToolbox said...

Super cute and fun! Love it!

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

you are so crafty. this is gorgeous.

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

So clever!!!

Tasha said...

I love this!! I can't wait till my dining room is expanded (currently my table is in the kitchen and pushed against a wall) and I can implement this idea!

Bridget said...

Really, really cute! :)

nikkit3 said...

Ummmm...yes...that is pretty STINKIN' cute!!!! You amaze me:)

C said...

So cute! Great idea! And I LOVE those placemats!

Roan said...

That is just so cute! I am going to show these pics to my girls...they will be inspired!

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Great! I need to get my hienie in gear and get this place spruced up for spring! Did I spell hienie right?

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Oh now THAT'S cute! o dollars heh?

katy said...

Oh thank you! I was looking for a craft to do with my Sunday School class for Easter. Perfect!

Christie O. said...

ok that's awesome!!! i am having an easter brunch at my house and i too wanna spend zero dollars and zero cents -- i might be able to drum up something like this! thank you!!!

flowerpot said...

So cute! You are very clever.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

SO clever and creative! I love this!

Steph

P.S.He loves you.. said...

all your diy projects make cents to me..thanks!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

So cute, great job of "shopping" the ole house!

everydayMOM said...

Those are CUTE! Love the fork.

Michelle said...

Love it!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous, but I have a question. How do you keep your children from destroying all of it? My four kids would be tossing plates like Frisbees as soon as I walked out of the room.

Just Keeping it Real said...

How clever! This could be done so many different ways too. Sprinkle some of those jelly beans around in the grass to tie it in with your centerpiece...use colored plastic forks...use mugs, teacups or any other dish instead of a pot..instead of a placecard maybe use as a gift with a thoughtful saying or scripture on the fork...use different colors of Easter grass instead of moss..oh dear..my mind is going on overdrive! Thanks for sharing!

Alexia said...

You have the best ideas!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

so so cute.
Teresa

PetalsYoga said...

So cute and easy. I'll be using this idea for a spring luncheon I'm hosting!

Thanks for sharing!

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

Soooo Cute! Wish I had seen this for yesterday! But this would be great for any Spring or Summer party! Thanks for the fun idea!