Simple Easter Table – Ways to Reuse Last Year’s Decor

Well, it looks like this Easter will be very different from every other year.  Like most of you, we won’t be hosting any guests but would still like to set a pretty table for our immediate family.  Needless to say, this year we have to get creative with the Easter decor.

Since I won’t be out shopping any time soon, I challenged myself to find ways to reuse last year’s decor…

Easter Table - Ways to Reuse Last Year's Decor

Before I give you all the details on my Easter table, I want to tell you that I’m joining a wonderful group of bloggers for an Easter Tablescape Blog Hop!  This blog hop is hosted by the talented Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate and her table is the first stop on the tour.  Please also be sure to visit the links at the end of this post for tons of Easter tablescape ideas from 25 bloggers!

If you are just arriving from Design Morsels – Welcome!  Isn’t Andrea’s table beautiful?  I love what she did with her napkins!

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Ways to reuse last year’s Easter decor:

farmhouse inspired spring mantel with bunny banner

Farmhouse Inspired Mantel with Bunnies and Tulips

Re-purpose what you have:

Last year, I bought the cute bunny banner above for my fireplace.  It worked perfectly with the flowers and greenery on my mantel but I decided to find a new way to display it this year…

Simple Easter tablescape with bunny banner - ways to reuse last year's decor

similar burlap bunny banner

This year, I simply untied the knot at the end of the banner and slid each piece off.  I divided up the banner pieces onto each place setting giving the bunny banner a whole new purpose.  Two looks for the price of one!

Try a new location:

For the past several years, I have been displaying my bunny-on-a-stand on my stove mantel.  This year, I decided to use the bunny for my centerpiece instead.  After all, I probably won’t be heading to the store for fresh flowers anytime soon.

Easter Table with pink and green

To add some greenery, I anchored the bunny with some faux palms from my guest bathroom.

Bunny on stand - Easter Table Centerpiece

Bunny – Homegoods / another cute bunny optionfaux palm leaves

Fold the same napkin in a new way:

No need to buy new napkins each year.  Instead, just make your old ones look a little different.  Last year, I rolled up my pink gingham napkin inside napkin rings…

Bunny Napkin Ring with pink gingham napkin

Last year’s table with rolled napkins

This year, I layered the pink gingham napkins between my white plates…

Easter place setting with green bunny banner - Ways to Reuse Last Year's Decor

Gingham napkins – Homegoods / another pink napkin option

Even though both years I combined pink and green, the looks are totally different.

Pink and Green Easter Tablescape

Definitely, one of the easiest ways to reuse last year’s decor.  In my opinion, a pink and green combination always works for Easter…or spring!

Carry the colors through the kitchen:

It’s always nice to continue the table colors throughout the kitchen…

White kitchen with stained island

Last year, I used the pitcher of pink flowers for my centerpiece.  This year, I simply moved the flowers up to the stove mantel for more color.  I’ve actually been moving the flowers around a lot lately…I just tried them on my fireplace mantel as well!

Flowers and bunnies on stove mantel - Ways to Reuse Last Year's Decor

similar white pitcher

Just a few splashes of color can brighten up a room.  With the current state of the world, we could all use some color to cheer us up!

simple Easter tablescape

Hopefully, my simple ideas inspired you to create an Easter tablescape with things you already own. 

Now you can start searching around your house for ways to reuse last year’s decor!  If you would like more Easter inspiration, be sure to “hop” over and see how I decorated my table a few years ago.

Once again, thank you to Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate for hosting!

Please also visit the rest of the participants on the Easter Tablescape Blog Hop from the list below…

Easter Tablescapes

 

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44 Comments

  1. March 31, 2020 / 6:39 am

    Shelley, such a clever idea to repurpose your banner for your Easter place settings! Your table is lovely! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 10:45 am

      Thank you, Cecilia! We have to use what we have these days! Stay well!

  2. March 31, 2020 / 7:45 am

    Shelley, you have reused your items well and have created a very sweet table for Easter. I think this was a must do situation for most of us this year. I love the way you used your bunny banner to star on each place setting! They look great against your gingham napkin. Stay safe, I hope you have a nice Easter 🐇🌸

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 10:47 am

      Thanks, Ann! While being stuck at home, we all have to be creative! Thanks again and have a Happy Easter!

  3. March 31, 2020 / 9:19 am

    Adorable banner and a clever way to reuse it this year. Your table is so welcoming. Stay safe and healthy!

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 10:48 am

      Thanks Patti! I was excited when I found the banner in my bins…definitely learning to appreciate the little things. Stay well!

  4. March 31, 2020 / 9:20 am

    Shelley,

    So pretty and love that you took the banner apart. The bunnies sure are cute resting on the napkins. Finding new ways to use things is a win, win in my book.

    Some sun would help on NJ don’t you think?

    Cindy

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 11:00 am

      Yes, some sun in New Jersey would be nice! At least it would help brighten our moods a bit. Thanks for your sweet comment. We all have to get more creative these days, don’t we? Stay well, Cindy!

  5. March 31, 2020 / 9:50 am

    Shelly your Easter table looks so fun. Love the centerpiece and how you re-purposed the banner. Happy Easter!

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 11:02 am

      Thanks Terrie! Repurposing is the way to go this year! Stay well!

  6. Rita C.
    March 31, 2020 / 9:52 am

    Brilliant, Shelley! I love how you think, and how you put your mind to new ways for creativity. I love the banner disassembled and used on the place settings. My flowers I used are long gone, but faux flowers have started blooming all over my condo, It’s a very weird time, but we’re all in it together. Having this virtual connection is priceless. Stay well, my friend.

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 11:05 am

      Thanks so much, Rita! Yes, the virtual connection we have with each other is a huge help getting us through this scary time. It looks like we will all be using faux flowers for a while…I’m trying to minimize my trips out for groceries as much as possible. Stay well, friend!

  7. March 31, 2020 / 10:14 am

    I just love your Easter banner. It’s so cute and I also love that you recycled your decorations. It’s what we have to do right now. I’m excited to find your blog.

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 11:06 am

      Thank you Andrea! Yes, I guess we all have to recycle what we have these days. Great hopping with you and I am so happy to find your blog as well!

  8. Diane
    March 31, 2020 / 1:01 pm

    Your decorations are so cheerful, but I would say Rosie standing in the hallway is my favorite! Have a blessed Easter and hugs from Waco (shelter in place extended to April 21 here).

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks, Diane! I threw that photo in there to bring a smile to all my dog lover’s faces! Thanks for noticing! Yes, we are home until at least April 30th. As you know, New York and New Jersey are in bad shape. It’s very scary…I have become even more of a germaphobe than ever. I think I am driving my whole family crazy. Stay safe and healthy, my friend!

  9. March 31, 2020 / 2:31 pm

    Shelley, you have re-used your decor perfectly to make it look entirely different. The pink adds that perfect Easter pop of color to your table. How creative to remove the bunnies from the banner and use on your plates. Yes, Easter will be different this year. Stay well and it is always a pleasure to blog hop with you!

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 2:46 pm

      Thanks so much, Pam! Yes, Easter will definitely be different. Hope you and your family are well. Great to hop with you again!

  10. March 31, 2020 / 3:14 pm

    Oh Shelley, how clever to repurpose your bunny banner, it looks wonderful on the plate stacks! It it a fun challenge to use what we have and shop our homes, endless possibilities! Your rabbit centerpiece couldn’t be more perfect, I love it! I am having fresh flower withdrawal without being able to shop, but who says you have to use fresh flowers to set a beautiful table! I hope you and yours stay well, Happy Easter!
    Jenna

  11. March 31, 2020 / 3:31 pm

    That was brilliant your using the banner pieces that way and I love how you layered them with the napkins. The bunny centerpiece is adorable and I like how you put the palm branches with it. It’s fun to blog hop with you!

  12. March 31, 2020 / 4:16 pm

    Aren’t you creative. love that you took your banner and used trem on your plate stack. Using what you have makes perfect sense. I think we all rotate our things. The gingham pink napkin is perfect. Faux flowers are lovely and they do brighten our tables. Thanks for sharing your tips and table. Happy Easter Shelley.

  13. Bonnie Morgan
    March 31, 2020 / 5:04 pm

    Very clever, Shelley! I love how you used what you had and styled it differently.
    Take care of yourself and enjoy this time at home. I am getting used to not wearing make up!
    Many prayers for our nation!

  14. March 31, 2020 / 5:07 pm

    Hi Shelley! This is such a pretty tablescape! I love how you topped that adorable pink checked napkin with the moss bunny bag! Just so beautiful. So glad to meet you on this blog hop.

  15. March 31, 2020 / 5:24 pm

    Shelley, like you, I shopped by own home to set an Easter table this year. What I really enjoyed is how you explained and showed how you repurposed things. Like the banner — very clever! And the end result is a lovely, charming Easter table. What really grabbed my attention though, was the rabbit statue as your centerpiece. Great minds must think alike, as I have similar leaping rabbit repurposed for my Easter table too! Wishing you and your family a healthy month and happy Easter.

  16. Chloe Crabtree
    March 31, 2020 / 7:12 pm

    Shelly, I love how you re-thought a way to re-use that banner! That was a spark of creativity! Your napkins look lovely beneath the sweet bunnies from the banner. I love the rabbit in your centerpiece, I can’t tell you how many times I have picked that up and put it back down at Home Goods! Perhaps there will be some great sales after they re-open! Please have a Happy Easter and be safe and well!

  17. Rita Joy
    March 31, 2020 / 11:27 pm

    So cute and clever! I love your darling bunny decor!

  18. March 31, 2020 / 11:45 pm

    I so love Easter, Jesus, bunnies, and all of the decor! Your table looks amazing, thank you for sharing.

  19. cynthianessel1969
    April 1, 2020 / 12:45 am

    Shelley, I just love your Easter Table. I love reusing items as well, what a great idea during this time. Stay safe and healthy. Cynthia at Create With Cynthia.

  20. April 1, 2020 / 8:15 am

    Very clever way to repurpose your banner. It is always a fun challenge to use what you already own in a new way. Beautiful table.

  21. April 1, 2020 / 8:18 am

    Shelley, it is a pleasure to hop with you especially for this Easter event. So clever to re-use the same items but in different looks. I agree with you that the last year and this years looks are different. Love the way you repurposed the banner! So smart and it made your place setting festive for Easter too. Now I am going into my attic for some faux flowers to fill a pitcher which I will then move around from time to time. Thanks for the idea! Happy Easter season!

  22. April 1, 2020 / 8:53 am

    Good Morning Shelley,
    I am loving this creativty and beautiful can-do attitude that inspired you to make this show-stopper of a Easter Table. Naturally I adore these napkins and how you have layered them by using the banner from last year. I am going to make a mental note to scout out a “flying,” bunny, I like the height that it adds without being cumbersome.
    I enjoyed this tablescape hop so much and sharing it with you!
    Stay safe,
    jemma

  23. Kippi O'Hern
    April 1, 2020 / 12:47 pm

    Stunning kitchen!!! Great idea to reuse and up-cycle for a new look using what have on hand.
    Have a safe and healthy spring,
    Kippi

  24. April 3, 2020 / 7:25 am

    Loving all the bunnies! Easter is the Best and we got our decor up last weekend too.

  25. April 3, 2020 / 11:20 am

    Shelley, I absolutely love how you recycle your Easter decorations ~ you are my soul sister! reusing the pennants from the banner was especially brilliant. I recognized your bunny from the stove top and he looks wonderful as your centerpiece. Stay save and Happy Easter, sweet lady.

  26. April 4, 2020 / 4:06 pm

    All so cute! I love the gingham napkins and the cute bunny banner! The table looks pretty last year and this year! Fun to see the pretty ways to use some of the same pieces in different ways!

  27. April 4, 2020 / 8:26 pm

    Shelley, what a beautiful way to reuse your banner. The moss bunny and the pink gingham napkins are a great combination. Your leeping bunny centerpiece is so unique and makes a perfect statement as a centerpiece. The bunny banner on your mantel was also stunning, especially combined with the lovely tulips. Very delicate and sweet. Happy Easter.

  28. anartfulmom
    April 7, 2020 / 10:26 am

    Just beautiful! I love how you re-used things in cute new ways. Thanks for sharing it with us at TFT!

  29. April 8, 2020 / 9:03 am

    This is so cute. Love your sweet bunnies. Thanks for linking to Charming Homes and Gardens.

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      April 8, 2020 / 9:19 am

      Thank you, Rachel and congrats on the new link party!

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      April 9, 2020 / 9:40 am

      Thanks Amber!

  30. April 11, 2020 / 10:17 pm

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Pleas stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  31. lynnemyfamilythyme
    April 11, 2020 / 11:02 pm

    Shelley, I love your style! What a sweet table you have created! You are so creative and resourceful. I love how you repurposed your banner to decorate your place settings. It is fun to hop with you. I hope you are safe and well. Happy Easter to you and yours!

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