Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Carrot Centerpiece

I love Springtime when everything is starting to grow and there are beautiful color flowers sprouting up all around. It’s such a welcome change after the long, dreary winters we have here in Indiana! Once March gets here, I get the itch to start digging out in my garden and soak up all the sunshine I can get. In the spirit of this wonderful new season, I created a Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape that will make guests feel like they’re right in your garden!
Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Flower Centerpiece with Carrots www.lovegrowswild.com #spring #easter #decor
For the centerpieces on the table, I was inspired by an old entertaining book my Grandmother had years and years ago. I remember seeing flowers submerged in a vase along with carrots and wanted to recreate that for my Easter table!
Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Flower Centerpiece with Carrots www.lovegrowswild.com #spring #easter #decor
I started with a handful of flowers leftover from a bouquet I used for my Stacked Egg Flower Arrangement. I trimmed the stems to fit just over the top of the vase and set them aside.
Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Flower Centerpiece with Carrots www.lovegrowswild.com #spring #easter #decor
I grabbed a big package of carrots for just a few dollars and trimmed the carrots to the same length, just below the top of the vase.  I tried to use carrots in the same shape and size to keep a consistent look. I placed a small cup in the center of the vase and stood the carrots up around the cup. Once I had them all arranged, I carefully removed the cup and inserted my flowers into the center of the carrots. If your carrots are too large to allow the flowers to fit in the center, cut the carrots in half so the side facing out is still rounded, but the side facing in is flat. That will give you more room to fit your flowers inside!
Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Flower Centerpiece with Carrots www.lovegrowswild.com #spring #easter #decor
I love the yellow, white, and green flowers against the bright orange of the carrots! So fun for Easter!
Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Flower Centerpiece with Carrots www.lovegrowswild.com #spring #easter #decor
Moving on to the place settings, I used the Stamped Egg Place Cards I created to show where each guest is sitting.
Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Flower Centerpiece with Carrots www.lovegrowswild.com #spring #easter #decor
I made a paper box by folding sheets of scrapbook paper and placing a small square of faux grass inside to lay the egg on.
Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Flower Centerpiece with Carrots www.lovegrowswild.com #spring #easter #decor
I used small letter stamps and Staz-on ink to add my guests’ names to the eggs. I think it’s such a fun little touch to make your guests feel EGGS-tra special! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist. I’ve had eggs on the brain for too long!)

 

Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Flower Centerpiece with Carrots www.lovegrowswild.com #spring #easter #decor
I placed simple white plates on top of a 12 x 12 inch sheet of scrapbook paper that coordinates with the paper on my Stamped Egg boxes. Scrapbook paper is a great cheap alternative to buying new place mats to match your tablescape!
Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Flower Centerpiece with Carrots www.lovegrowswild.com #spring #easter #decor
I had an extra strip of faux grass from the place cards, so I placed a white tray with the faux grass in the center of the table to space out the two carrot and flower centerpieces.
Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Flower Centerpiece with Carrots www.lovegrowswild.com #spring #easter #decor
I had plenty of hard-boiled eggs to use, so I laid a couple nestled in the faux grass.

 

Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Flower Centerpiece with Carrots www.lovegrowswild.com #spring #easter #decor
And that’s how I created my Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape! I absolutely love the way this table turned out… it is colorful, playful and totally ready for Spring!
Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Flower Centerpiece with Carrots www.lovegrowswild.com #spring #easter #decor
And I bet the Easter Bunny would love to dine at a table like this : )

 

Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Flower Centerpiece with Carrots www.lovegrowswild.com #spring #easter #decor
Looking through all these Springtime photos just makes me happy! The flowers, the colors, the sunlight… What a wonderful time of year this is! I hope you’re inspired by Spring now as well!
Spring-Inspired Easter Tablescape and Flower Centerpiece with Carrots www.lovegrowswild.com #spring #easter #decor
Check out other Spring and Easter projects on Love Grows Wild:
Stacked Egg Floral Arrangement www.lovegrowswild.com
Stamped Egg Place Cards www.lovegrowswild.com

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Stacked Egg Floral Arrangement

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for Spring to be here! The weather is starting to warm up, the sun is shining longer, and soon there will be beautiful flowers growing all over my yard! I love clipping flowers from my garden and bringing them inside to admire. The smell is wonderful and seeing all those pretty flowers is an instant mood-lifter! 
While I was grocery shopping the other day, I came across a gorgeous bouquet of purple flowers on sale and just couldn’t pass them up! I knew I wanted to do something fitting of the season, and with Easter soon on its way, I was inspired to create this beautiful Stacked Egg Floral Arrangement: 
Stacked Egg Floral Arrangement by Love Grows Wild www.lovegrowswild.com #decor #flower #spring #easter

Here’s how I made it:

I started by trimming all the flower stems and removing any dead leaves. Then I grabbed two glass vases from my stash, one large cylinder and one smaller cylinder. I arranged the flowers in the smaller vase first, and then set it inside the large vase. 
Stacked Egg Floral Arrangement by Love Grows Wild www.lovegrowswild.com #flowers #decor #spring
Next, I hard-boiled a couple dozen eggs and carefully stacked them around the outside of the smaller vase. 
Stacked Egg Floral Arrangement by Love Grows Wild www.lovegrowswild.com #flowers #decor #spring
And that’s all it took to create this gorgeous display! It was so easy to do and is so pretty to look at!  I love the variety of purple hues in the flowers and the softness of the creamy, white eggs. So very Spring!

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This would be the perfect centerpiece at your Easter celebration and would totally WOW your guests! 
Stacked Egg Floral Arrangement by Love Grows Wild www.lovegrowswild.com #flowers #decor #spring
Be sure to check out the Stamped Egg Place Cards I shared the other day too! They would be adorable with this project! Stay tuned for more Spring and Easter ideas coming soon!
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Stamped Egg Place Cards for Spring and Easter

Easter is just around the corner, and I love coming up with special table decorations for our holiday celebrations! Easter is such a fun holiday to decorate for because it is right in the beginning of Spring, when everything is fresh, new, and coming to life! 
I try to come up with ways to decorate tables that are unique and budget-friendly. I created these Stamped Egg Place Cards that would be perfect on the table at your Easter celebration! They are full of Spring cuteness cost just over a dollar to make!
Stamped Egg Place Cards for Spring and Easter by Love Grows Wild www.lovegrowswild.com #easter #spring #decor

Eggs and Easter go hand-in-hand, so I thought it would be fun to use them as the place cards for our Easter tablescape this year! But first I needed a base to set the eggs on. I considered purchasing little boxes from the dollar store, but I found this tutorial on how to fold a paper box and thought it would be cheaper. Plus, it would be super fun to do a little paper origami!
Stamped Egg Place Cards for Spring and Easter by Love Grows Wild www.lovegrowswild.com #easter #spring #decor
I started with a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper in a Springy yellow checker pattern. I wanted my box to be a little smaller, so I trimmed my paper down to 9″ x 9″. Then I followed this easy tutorial to fold my paper box, using my handy Martha Stewart bone folder to make nice, neat creases. Even if you’re not a very crafty person, it really was easy to make! I ended up with these adorable little paper boxes. You could use them for so many things!
Stamped Egg Place Cards for Spring and Easter by Love Grows Wild www.lovegrowswild.com #easter #spring #decor
I also wanted a little nest to set inside my box to hold the egg, and I found this faux grass mat at Hobby Lobby that I thought would be perfect for my Easter table! It’s a really pretty green color and will add lots of texture to my tablescape! I picked it up on sale for just $3.00. Score!
Stamped Egg Place Cards for Spring and Easter by Love Grows Wild www.lovegrowswild.com #easter #spring #decor

The grass was attached to the mat in little sections, so it was easy to cut a small square of grass for my box. I just used scissors to break apart the plastic grid on bottom.

Stamped Egg Place Cards for Spring and Easter by Love Grows Wild www.lovegrowswild.com #easter #spring #decor
I trimmed a 3 x 3 section of grass that fit perfectly inside my box. How adorable is that already?
Stamped Egg Place Cards for Spring and Easter by Love Grows Wild www.lovegrowswild.com #easter #spring #decor
I could have used bright colored plastic Easter eggs, but I love the simplicity of a plain white egg sitting in the grass. (Hard-boiled first of course!) I used my small letter stamps and black StazOn ink to stamp my guests’ names on the eggs, and placed them in the grass-filled boxes. 
Stamped Egg Place Cards for Spring and Easter by Love Grows Wild www.lovegrowswild.com #easter #spring #decor
How stinkin’ cute are they? They are so fun and perfect for Spring and Easter!
Stamped Egg Place Cards for Spring and Easter by Love Grows Wild www.lovegrowswild.com #easter #spring #decor
Guests will feel so special with creative place cards like these! And the best part is they only cost me $1.09 each to make! 
Stamped Egg Place Cards for Spring and Easter by Love Grows Wild www.lovegrowswild.com #easter #spring #decor
Stay tuned for a beautiful Easter tablescape featuring these Stamped Egg Place Cards coming soon! 
Do you dye Easter eggs and hide them on Easter? 
Check out more table decorating ideas here! 
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St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Kids Activity & FREE Printables!

Can you believe today is the first day of March? Last month flew by, but I am SO excited Spring is on its way! The first day of March means St. Patrick’s Day is on its way too, and today I’m sharing a super fun St. Patty’s Day Scavenger Hunt you can do with your kids!

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Activity and Free Printables by Love Grows Wild

I first saw the idea for this cute scavenger hunt on Pinterest from The Crafting Chicks. I don’t go overboard celebrating or decorating for the small holidays, but I thought my boys would have so much fun with a little scavenger hunt to celebrate their Irish heritage!
St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Activity and Free Printables by Love Grows Wild
Start by printing the “lucky” clues I created. There are 3 pages of clues so make sure you print each one. You can find them all here:
St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Activity and Free Printables by Love Grows Wild
Next, cut each page in half to separate all the clues and roll them up. Tie a a string or ribbon around each clue to hold in place.
St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Activity and Free Printables by Love Grows Wild
Now get a small container and fill it with treasure for your little ones to find! I found this green basket at Dollar Tree and loaded it with lots of gold candies like peanut butter cups, caramel candies, and Rolo’s. I even found a $1,000,00 bill chocolate bar to add to the “pot of gold”!

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Activity and Free Printables by Love Grows Wild
Now it’s time to hide the clues! Clue #2 goes in the refrigerator:
St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Activity and Free Printables by Love Grows Wild
Clue # 3 goes in a shoe:
St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Activity and Free Printables by Love Grows Wild
Clue #4 goes by a door:
St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Activity and Free Printables by Love Grows Wild
And the last paper and the treasure go on your child’s bed:
St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Activity and Free Printables by Love Grows Wild
Now give your kiddos the first two pages: the scavenger hunt instructions and clue #1. Tell them a leprechaun came to visit, and watch them find their treasure!
St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Activity and Free Printables by Love Grows Wild

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Activity and Free Printables by Love Grows Wild
I hope you enjoy this St. Patty’s Day Scavenger Hunt with your kids (or grandkids!) as much as I did with mine! If you’re on Instagram, post a photo of your scavenger hunt and tag me at @lizlovegrowswild
I’d love to see your photos! Happy St. Patrick’s Day : )

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Valentine Cupcake Topper Printable for Boys & Girls

I always enjoy making special treats for Valentines’s Day, whether it’s for my family, friends, or the kid’s parties at school. Cupcakes are always a favorite, and I love using cute liners and fun toppings to make them extra special. This year I decided to make some toppers to decorate our cupcakes, and I think they turned out absolutely adorable!
To make them I simply printed the sheet of toppers from my computer, cut the circles out, and attached a small lollypop stick to the back of each topper. I used a dab of hot glue to attach the sticks, but you could also use double sided adhesive tape.
Place a stick into the center of each cupcake, and you instantly have an adorable treat to share with someone you love!
I am so smitten with how these cupcake toppers turned out, and just because I love you so much…
I’m sharing them with you! 
 
Just click the link below to view and save the cupcake toppers and print them from your computer!
I think the pink toppers are darling, but I know my son wouldn’t be caught dead walking into his first grade class with girly pink cupcakes. So I made another set in blue for the boys! Can you feel the love?
Again, just click the link below to view and save the cupcake toppers and print them from your computer!
Even when I don’t have time to make a fancy, from-scratch recipe, these cupcake toppers add a sweet personal touch to an ordinary box cake mix.
You could also use them as tags by punching a hole in the top and tying them around a bag or box of goodies!
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Valentine’s Day!
 


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