Now that spring is finally here, I’m getting pretty excited about entertaining (cue all the spring flowers and pops of color). And since Easter is right around the corner, it’s the perfect excuse for a celebration.
So… I put together a ‘pretty in pastels’ Easter entertaining post that is filled with easy DIY ideas, in partnership with Brother and their P-touch Embellish machine. Click through for all 6 DIY ideas for your tabletop this spring!
Since I’m working with Brother on this campaign, I was able to try out the P-touch Embellish machine. Which, if you haven’t tried it already, is incredibly handy for entertaining projects (and beyond). You can personalize tape and ribbon with a selection of 14 fonts, 90+ borders, 400+ symbols, and 25 patterns. And there are plenty of colors and styles to choose from for the ribbons and tapes as well. My favorites for this Easter themed post are: the pink satin ribbon with gold lettering and the purple tape with black lettering (which is a light lilac color).
Have you used this machine before? I especially love the fact that you can print on satin ribbon, in addition to the tape, to customize party favors, nameplates, and loads of other entertaining projects. Speaking of which, let’s get to all the DIY ideas for this tablescape. Here are 6 DIY ways to customize your next dinner party…
1. Drink Marker Place Cards Idea
Using the P-touch Embellish, I made custom drink markers for the champagne glasses that can easily be removed at the end of the party. I loaded the tape into the machine (I used the purple tape with black lettering), typed out each guest’s name, and pressed print. Then I wrapped the tape around the stem and cut off any excess. Easy as can be!
This is one of my favorite tips for parties because they act as place cards when guests arrive and then when everyone moves the party to different parts of the house, they’ll still have the drink markers to keep track of their drink. On the coffee table of endless cocktails at the end of the night, for example.
2. Muted Color Dyed Easter Eggs Idea
When it comes to Easter eggs, my favorite color options are more on the muted end of the spectrum. And I used one simple hack to achieve those colors, that might surprise you. Here’s my simple hack for unique Easter egg colors.
3. Dyed Turmeric Napkins Project
Those pretty yellow linens were hand dyed by yours truly, using turmeric to get the vibrant yellow shade. And they’re actually really easy to dye too. Full tutorial here: how to dye linens with turmeric. The pop of yellow textiles help tie in some of the florals from the table runner as well, bringing the place settings together without being too matchy-matchy.
4. Ribbon Food Markers
As another way to use printed ribbons, I created simple food markers for the different dips on the veggie tray, so guests would know what they’re getting into. For this one, I used the pink satin ribbon with gold lettering in a simple font, and tied the printed ribbons to each serving spoon before adding to each dip bowl. You can choose from 14 fonts and 25 patterns to customize your ribbons.
5. Candle and mini spring bouquets table runner
To create a statement running along the middle of the table, I added a bunch of candles at varying heights and smaller (easy to make) floral arrangements using mismatched vases I already had. The candles provide a nice ambience for guests and smelled great too, especially when mixed with all the florals.
6. Daisy Ribbon for Party Favor Packaging
Dressing up simple party favors with custom ribbons is another fun way to add personality to your next party. I selected one of the flower symbols (there are more than 400 symbols to choose from) for this project and printed it on the pink satin ribbon once again. Then I wrapped the ribbon around small gifts for guests to take home at the end of the night.
And those are my 6 DIY tablescape / entertaining ideas for spring. Did I miss anything? What projects do you enjoy putting together for dinner parties? Anything here catch your eye?
What do you think of this Easter tablescape? And are you excited about spring as I am?
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