Welcome to my CARROT TOPS tablescape. Perfect for an Easter Brunch.
I found a packet of plastic carrots at the dollar store, then another packet, then the big bat/carrots at Wal-Mart. I had $3 dollars worth of carrots and the decorating was on!
The carrots on the left were going to become napkin ring/place card holders. The clear carrots would become 'ice cubes'. The cute bunny napkin rings were cute too, but I was going carrots!
I glue-gunned a carrot to the white wicker napkin ring. I used the minimal amount possible, so it would not harm the napkin ring.
And there they are. The carrot tops had tops that I could slip the name cards right into. See if you can tell by the next photo.
And my centerpiece with my $1 carrot/baseball bats that I stained earlier in the week. I already had the paper mache' bunny (90% off after Easter last year). I left it in its natural look. I put it in a basket I already had with greenery I already had. Then I added the giant carrots. CUUUUUTTTE!
My other set of $1 carrots had to be used somewhere, but I could not figure out where to put them. If you will look in the photo above you may be able to figure it out. If not, look below.
They became giant ice cubes....And they really work! The top comes off, fill it with water, freeze it and put it in the glass. Make sure you serve a clear drink so you get the full affect! (And tell people to take small sips. I would hate to have a carrot-ice-cube injury!) My other idea was to make them into salt and pepper shakers.
My other "Cheap-ola" idea was to use artificial turf as the placemats. (After all, I was using all carrots and they grow outside around 'grass'....And bunnies like grass........
I bought a 12 inch wide piece of artificial turf at Lowe's and cut it into four 'placemats. Super easy. Super cheap, $2.38. I think I am going to look for 'field turf' that they put on football fields. That is a little longer and I think it would be great. (I'm thinking football season, a golf table, hmmmmm the possibilities are endless!)
I got the little blue and carrot plates and the carrot plates at Tuesday Morning. The blue and carrot plates (with a wavy edge) were $1.99. The carrot plates were $2.50. I put them on two different sets of white dishes I already had. Since I was mixing and matching the two carrot plates, I thought I would also mix and match the dinner plates.
My final idea for decorating on the cheap was a piece of cream colored burlap. I bought two yards of it, folded it and used it for a table runner. The texture and color were perfect.
By using some of the dishes and glasses I already had and adding in $20 worth of carrot props (and 'grass' placemats), I am ready for an Easter brunch. And if we're having an Easter Brunch with carrots all over the table, then we MUST have Carrot Cake. So, I made it into giant Carrot Muffins!
Have a very blessed Easter!
I have linked with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Enjoy all the beautiful ideas.