By now you all know that I’m a big time nature lover.

 

Birds Nest Themed Easter Table for Spring  | AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

I truly enjoy creating with the beauties of nature…like I did here and here and here.

So when my friend enlisted my help in creating a tablescape for Easter I just had to add in an extra touch or two from Mother Nature.

 

Creating A Bird’s Nest Themed Easter Table

This springy bird’s nest themed Easter table all started when my friend picked up a variety of ceramic birds in white, yellow, and blue earlier this spring.  Those sweet birds were the inspiration for this lovely table.

Before Valentine’s Day she had purchased some beautiful eyelet lace-edged chargers from Michael’s and wanted to incorporate them into each place setting.  Initially the idea was to have white, yellow, and turquoise for the table colors.  Her plan was to place yellow daffodils on the table and hopefully find some yellow dinner plates at the dollar store. The dollar store had a few yellow plates in stock, but not the eight or ten she needed, so my friend thought she would wait to see if more came in.

 

Spring Tablescaping | A Bird's Nest Themed Easter Table | AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

In the meantime she picked up a white bird cage for the centerpiece of the table.

With the bird theme, I thought it would be fun to add a bird’s nest at each table setting.  Did you know that small individual nests run about three dollars each at the craft store?  After gathering vines from the wild and a few handfuls of leaves, twigs from the garden, and some pussy willows, I got to work creating ten birds’ nests. I will admit that it was a bit tedious.  But, I saved $30 for my few hours of work!

 

Handmade Birds Nest |  Birds Nest Themed Easter Table  |  AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

Another trip was made to the dollar store; no additional plates came in.  However, my friend spied some turquoise plates with a faint white swirl and a brown edge at the store and she decided they fit her color scheme and would look good on the white chargers.  She also liked that the brown edge would play well with the birds’ nests.  Things were beginning to come together.

An avid thrifter, my friend picked up some perfectly white napkins at Goodwill for a song.  With their little bit of lace, the napkins sweetly complement the lace-edged chargers.

The table was beginning to come together beautifully with the plain white tablecloth, the white bird cage centerpiece, the white lacy chargers, and the bit of lace napkins.   To continue the repetition of lace, we also placed a paper doily under each dollar store water goblet.

 

Pussy Willows and Birds Nests and Garden Centerpieces Make a Bird's Theme Easter Table  | AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

Next, my friend purchased some tiny daffodils, crocus, and sweet alyssum plants.  We needed to work them into a centerpiece.  But what should we do?  In order to bring all the elements of the table together, I suggested that we place the bird cage in the center of the table and place a garden of blossoms on either side.  The unifying element here….birds’ nests.  One nest was created to go inside the bird cage, between the sour cream container holding the crocus and sweet alyssum, and the cage.  And then two more nests were created to surround plastic cereal bowls turned spring garden containers.

 

Birds Nests Table Centerpieces | Birds Nest Themed Easter Table | AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

Creating birds’ nests for the table seemed like a great idea.  But, making them of vines is a little bit trickier than making them of twigs and Spanish moss, especially for the table as I didn’t want any nesting material to end up on someone’s plate.  In the end we were pleased with the large nests for the centerpiece and the nests gracing each napkin at the place setting.

 

Handmade Birds Nests Themed Easter Table Dressed up with Eyelet Lace | AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

Things were looking good, but I felt that we needed a few finishing details.  Place cards are always a wonderful addition to a table and I wanted to create something celebrating the reason for the Easter feast.  You can find the printable and details on how they are constructed here.  They were very easy to make and my friend’s mother took some home after Easter dinner to further enjoy.  Again, I wanted to duplicate the lace of the chargers.  Repetition of pattern and color is a great way to give a tablescape, vignette, or even a room a cohesive feel.  A paper punch was used to create the lacy pattern and cardstock in turquoise replicated the turquoise in the dinner plates and even the ink was brown to pick up on the brown from the nests and the plate edge.

 

Easter Place Card |  Birds Nest Themed Easter Table | AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

To finish off each bird’s nest resting on the napkins, we added Brach’s Speckled Jelly Bird Eggs in blue.   The package comes with a color and flavor assortment and we needed to purchase two packages to have enough eggs for setting two tables.  But, they were perfect as they resemble bird eggs and the color hinted at the color of the dinner plates.

 

Colorful Table Setting for Spring with Bird's Nest Garden Centerpieces | A Bird's Nest Themed Easter Table | AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

With one more nod to a traditional Easter celebration, I wanted to add blown eggs to the center of the table.  All the eggs were natural egg colors from white to shades of tan and even a few bluish eggs.  In an effort to repeat the lace from the chargers, napkins, place cards, and the sweet alyssum in the mini table gardens, I decided to add lace to some of the eggs.  My friend had a little bit of leftover lace in her stash and I cut and used tacky glue to adhere it to the eggs.  There wasn’t enough lace to do all the eggs, so I put that paper punch back to work and punched strips of paper to wrap around the egg.  The strips were decoupaged onto the eggs.  Quick and easy and perfect for the table.

 

Bird's Nest Spring Tablescape | A Bird's Nest Themed Easter Table | AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

I had a lot of fun putting together the different elements for this table.  The nests required a lot more material than I had planned, so there were a few additional trips down to the river.  And as I mentioned before the nests were time consuming to make.  So, unless they go home with your guests, you’ll have them for years to come, and they make sweet little additions tucked around the house.

To look at this tablescape you’d never guess that it was so inexpensive to create.  Dollar Tree plates and water goblets, thrift store napkins, blown breakfast eggs, free materials from nature, six dollars in spring flowers, a little paper and cardstock, made for a stunning Easter table for around twenty dollars.  That doesn’t include the table cloth and chargers and bird cage, but those are not necessary to the look.  If you like the lace chargers and want to create the look for less, the dollar store has large paper doilies which we used for the secondary table.

Wouldn’t you enjoy sitting down to dinner at this bird’s nest themed Easter tablescape?

 

This sweet table would be perfect for Mother’s Day or other springtime celebration, as well.  I would eliminate the blown eggs and change up the place cards, but aside from that, you’ll have a table to make mom’s day.

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  1. So pretty! you did a great job!
    hey! I don’t do decorating but I do recipes and your Crunchy
    Grape Salad and your Far East Celery are going to our small group dinner tonight! Couldn’t decide which to do so I did both. telling one friend about them they already are anxious to try. will let you know what they thought! I did both yesterday but did not add topping to celery until ready to bake–hope it will be ok!
    hugs
    glenda

    • Glenda….I would do the same with the topping. I can’t wait to hear how everyone likes the two dishes. ;)
      Thanks for your kind words about my table.
      [hugs]

      • I just posted on other blog in the 7 things I’m thankful for about the dishes but will tell you here too–both were hits! not a bite of either left and 5 recipes of each were taken by my friends! thank you so much for sharing them! we will have them again!
        hugs!
        glenda

        • Glenda…that truly makes my day!! I’m so excited that your dishes (my recipes) were well received.
          Thank you so much!! [hugs]

  2. It turned out so pretty Diane. My favorite are the little nests on the plates, but I love those plates and the chargers too! I’ll have to check out our dollar store to see if they carry them. You are such a good friend, I’m sure your friend was blessed by your creativity.
    Hugs, Deborah
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  3. All this for $20?! I never would have guessed the plates were Dollar Store plates. It’s amazing how it all came together. You ladies need to show off the finished products to the manager of the store and let her see how it all got transformed. I’m amazed. The nests are adoreable. A.D.O.R.E.A.B.L.E!! I bet the guests were impressed. I certainly am. Such amazing colours. It’s fun reading how it all came together.
    All those little touches make it eye candy. I could look at those little details and totally miss any of the dinner conversation. LOL. You really do amazing thing with tables.
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  4. Diane, you did a really nice job making the bird nests. They are beautiful! I love the pussy willow addition, too. I think the blue eggs look terrific with the blue plates. The lace touches give your table such elegance. The center collection is lovely, and your table looks clean and fresh and springy!
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  5. Beautiful tablescape I love that the napkins are almost an exact match with the chargers. Love it!
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  6. Very pretty Diane, the napkins are gorgeous and the aqua plates are perfect with the delicate nests of eggs~
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  7. What a beautiful table setting! I love the plates and chargers. I’m a sucker for that shade of blue :)

  8. Diane,

    I LOVE this! What a fun idea for a centerpiece! And the blue is so pretty!

    Happy day friend!
    karianne
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  9. Love this Spring and Easter table! Wish I had seen those lace chargers, they are perfect and would fit perfectly into my style. All the lace touches and nests are so pretty and loved that you saved so much money making your own nests.
    Hugs, Lynnie
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  10. That is a gorgeous and creative table setting! Very cute!

  11. These are lovely! I love how the plates make the egg colors pop. The whole table is absolutely gorgeous!
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  12. SO beautiful! I love the colors. Wish I had Easter at your house :) Have a great day!
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  13. These are great! I really love the simplicity and beauty that these add, as well as the message. For some reason this year, I have wanted to do “nests” too! It is such a great reminder of a new start and the freshness and beauty of renewal. Thank you for sharing. If you are interested, you can check out my indoor bird sanctuary here: http://balmtomysoul.com/2014/03/bird-sanctuary-sweet-hubby/
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  14. This is a really wonderful table decoration! I love all about these especially the sweet nests! Thanks for sharing this!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  15. Those blue plates are stunning!
    Ramon
    Rowhouseblog.com

  16. Beautiful!
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  17. Love your bird nest setting. Thanx for sharing at THT!

  18. This is such a sweet table! I love the bird’s nest theme…and I know too how hard it is to make the nests yourself! How do our little birdy friends do it without fingers and thumbs?

  19. I just love this tablescape! Just lovely—beautiful colors, unique textures. Just pretty. pinned. found at imparting grace linky. Have a wonderful week.
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  20. Wow! Such a pretty setting. I love the birds nests.
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  21. So pretty…I am actually coveting every element of this table. Those nests are so sweet!

  22. What a gorgeous table! I love the birds nest and your floral centerpieces are so pretty! Thank you for sharing at TTF and for all the many times you have joined us!! I’ll be featuring this on FB, G+, Pinterest and Twitter!
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  23. Carolyn Ward says:

    Hi, Diane!
    What creativity! I love all the components to your Easter tablescape. I too love bird’s nests & have several that I put into floral arrangements, silver baskets, etc through the main part of the house.
    Spring is my very favorite season. Unfortunately, I have been sick the last couple of weeks with a bad cough & so on. Had to miss a couple of family celebrations; that made me sad.
    Love the touches of lace, bird cage, blue plates, etc. Isn’t it great that God in His unlimited creativity shares this wonderful attribute with us to brighten our interiors & remind us of Him!

  24. I love everything about this table…mostly that it is not only simple, but beautiful. You did a wonderful centerpiece…I wouldn’t have the patience to make a bird’s nest that really looks like a bird made them!
    Have a great week, Diane.

  25. Thanks for sharing this over at the Remodelaholics Anonymous party this weekend — it is lovely! I’ll be sharing on Facebook!
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  26. This is really gorgeous!!!!
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  27. That is gorgeous!! I love the colors, and the napkins, and the birds nest are so cute! Thank you for sharing it with us! Pinned to the party board! :)
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    • Thank you, Marti! You are so kind. It was a bit challenging to start with and then everything started to come together.
      Blessings!

  28. I love the events with each table decorated differently — this would be a prizewinning tablescape for any party at home or anywhere else! And even better that it was done without a huge expenditure. The little nests are precious — and I bet they were patience testers too! Pinned and featured.
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    • It might have been my frame of mind {!!!} but, yes, all the nest were patience testers!!! :)
      Thanks so much Charlene for you lovely and encouraging words! You make me feel so special!! [hugs]

  29. this table fully represents spring the little touch of pussy willows is perfect I wish my Michaels had those chargers what beautiful pieces they are.Susie

    • Thank you so much for those kind words Susie! It’s always worth an ask at Michaels. I do hope they can get some for you. ;)

  30. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful spring tablescape at the Creative Ways Link Party! It is absolutely beautiful! Love the bright colors and the sweet little birds nests. I hope you’ll be back this week to share more inspiring posts!
    Blessings,
    Nici
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  31. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful Spring Table. I’ll be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs,
    Jody

    • Jody…you just made my day!! You have such exquisite taste…I consider that a high compliment. Thank you!!!!!

  32. What a beautiful table! I love it! thank you so much for sharing your post on the HomeAcre Hop. Hope you stop by again tomorrow! – Nancy The HomeAcre Hop
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    • Thank you so much Nancy!! You just put a big smile on my face!!
      Hope your week is filled with extraordinary moments!

  33. Wonderful tablescape! Love the blue plates and the bird’s nests, I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy
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    • Awww…thank you so much Kathy!!! What is it about birds’ nests that make our hearts go pitter patter?

  34. Count me as another one who loves a bird themed anything. This table was right up my alley. I loved the color blue of the plates against the egg color in the nests. It was just perfect.

    Altogether just lovely and a perfect Easter table.

    • Yay!! We bird lovers need to unite!!
      Thanks for popping by with your kind words Debbie!!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!!

  35. With all of its spring touches, your table is a delight. I especially like using the nest with the eggs. Lovely!
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  36. GORGEOUS table!!! I can’t believe you made the nests! Fabulous! Love those blue plates too, I was just at 2 Dollar stores today but didn’t look at thhe dishes. I am going back!!!!
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  37. Beautiful spring table! I wanted to use individual nests on place settings this spring, and thought I’d buy a small grapevine wreath at the $ Store to use as my base. They didn’t have them, so i dropped the idea. Didn’t think about creating my own with twigs. ;-)
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  38. This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House! Here is the link to this week’s soiree: http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/05/anything-blue-friday-week-57.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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  39. Very pretty Easter table. I love the aqua dinner plates and the nests. The iris in the bird cages is perfectly lovely.
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  40. Hi Diane!
    This is such a fun post- your blog is a ton of fun as well!! Love this project! Pinned and shared on Twitter! Enjoyed stopping by!!!
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  41. Your table setting is beautiful, I love your blue plates! Very Springy:)
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  42. Rhonda, you are so sweet! Thank you for your kind words!

    Blessings!

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