Tablescape: Butterfly Tablesettings

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Spring is the time of new life blossoming around us. With the stay-at-home policies of this coronavirus pandemic, many families are spending more time in their yards and seeing more of nature than they usually do. One icon of the season you may be seeing is the butterfly which has long been a symbol of rebirth. That makes the butterfly a perfect  element for your spring tablesettings. Here are some examples of ways you can decorate your family’s dinner table this season with butterfly tablesettings.

This tablesetting features a butterfly print scrapbook paper napkin band and coordinating cut-out butterfly shape. You can find scrapbook paper at craft stores and big box stores. Cut a piece of that paper in a strip of your preferred width to fold over your napkin. You can find a butterfly shape on the Internet to use as a pattern for cutting out butterflies out of your scrapbook paper.This butterfly napkin ring simple to make. This butterfly from the craft store has a wire attached to it, and I just wrapped it around the end of the napkin. If your faux butterfly has no wire on it, you could attach a chenille stem to the back  and bend it to form a ring to use on the napkin. These faux butterflies are usually found in the floral department for a few dollars–some look very realistic and others are made with sparkles.The centerpiece for this tablescape is super-easy to make. If you have a live green house plant, you can use it. You can pick some greenery from your yard and put it in a low bowl or pot. A faux green plant will also work.  Then all you have to do is tuck some faux butterflies into the plant.In this tablescape, I have just laid the faux butterflies atop each napkin. The centerpiece was built in a large clear glass brandy snifter–I filled the bottom with reindeer moss, added a floral pick of greenery, and then inserted several of my faux butterflies into the snifter. To finish the centerpiece, I tied several strands of straw raffia around the base of the pedestal. You could also use real moss from your yard or Spanish moss as a base.The centerpiece was built in a large clear glass brandy snifter–I filled the bottom with reindeer moss, added a floral pick of greenery, and then inserted several of my faux butterflies into the snifter. To finish the centerpiece, I tied several strands of straw raffia around the base of the pedestal. You could also use real moss from your yard or Spanish moss as a base.

These are just some ideas for ways you can decorate you table this spring. Enjoy!

2 Responses

  1. deborah Alsko

    This is one of my favorite tablescapes you’ve done! Kudos!
    remeber the butterfly shaped crackers?

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