{DIY} Fresh Magnolia Chargers

You just thought Peeps Marshmallows were the sweetest thing around during Easter. I think the Cottontail family that moved into our flower pot might just have them beat. I mentioned them in yesterday’s post, and you may have already seen if you follow me on Twitter. Here are the four-day-old sweeties.

cuteness overload, right?

I had intended to show you our Easter table today. But that was before my pal, Courtney, at Courtney Out Loud, posted his rockstar tablescape and I realized I forgot stemware! And I have the perfect glasses, so the table will have to wait!

I hope Courtney realizes the sacrifice I’m making by telling you about his tablescape post.

1. My table will pale in comparison. The man has mad table-setting skills.
2. Once you hop over there, you’ll see his post also includes a pretty rocking Giveaway.
3. A Giveaway I’d trade a pot full of baby bunnies for….and I’m diluting my chances of winning by shouting about it from the rooftops. Or blog, whichever.

Let’s consider it my good deed of the Easter Season. Check out his table, but don’t enter the giveaway. Mmmkay?

Instead of my full table, I’ll show you one of the DIY Projects from it…Magnolia Chargers!

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As you know, we’re having a new fence put in the backyard. I was bummed when the Magnolia tree had to be trimmed, but perked up as soon as I remembered this project. Instead of piling the branches for the dump, I plucked off the beautiful, naturally-shiny leaves.

Soaking them in water overnight took care of any ‘friends’ that may have been hanging around the leaves. Using a paper plate, I hot glued a ring of large leaves around the perimeter, then filled in a second layer using smaller leaves. It took about 5 minutes!
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The dinner plate fits right on top and the leaves add a beautiful, natural touch to the table. And because I feel bad about not having the full post ready, or I’m just a hardcore tease, you decide, here’s another little peek.
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Are you doing any Easter decorating?
***Don’t forget the Pillow Giveaway!***

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27 Comments

  1. This is quite creative!
    I can sit on the floor if you run out f room.

    Rashon aka Mr Goodwill Hunting

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  2. What a great idea! I love that you reused the trimmings from your tree to make a beautiful place setting!

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  3. Just discovered your blog and so glad I did, keep discovering lots of gorgeous tips and tricks, now following! Miss Walker xoxo

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  4. those look great, cassie! i love the fresh feeling they bring to the table.

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  5. Such a great idea to use magnolia leaves! They are so versatile in decor.

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  6. So fun! You always have the cutest little touches 🙂

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  7. That's a beautiful idea, Cas! I love it. I think baby girl's birthday is starting to trump the Easter decor. We shall see!

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  8. Seriously you are so talented! I love your chargers and those bunnies are tres cute!

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  9. love the place settings, especially the napkins.

    Are you going to keep a bunny?

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  10. Love this idea! Very creative place setting.

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  11. Love the leaves and the napkins- so springy/pretty. I'm not an Easter decorator so will happily live vicariously through you! xo

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  12. Allison wrote:

    Those bunnies are so cute! So tiny! Your Easter decor is very pretty and a clever use of the magnolia leaves. Love those napkins!

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  13. Ok, I'm drooling over here! I LOVE IT! The chargers, the flowers, and those teeny tiny bunnies…and don't get me started on the monogrammed eggs! 🙂
    Can't wait for the full reveal!

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  14. Simply LKJ wrote:

    The bunnies are adorable, and an added bonus for Easter!! Love the magnolia chargers…what a fab idea!

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  15. sooo easy, this is awesome!

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  16. Wow! What a great idea. So creative and sooo pretty. Can't wait to see the whole table!

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  17. Very cute! The leaves add such great texture to the table

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  18. I love those placemats. the texture, gorgeous and what a simple idea! perfect.

    your new follower!
    kathryn
    http://www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  19. Michaela wrote:

    So cute! What an awesome idea. Those flowers are beautiful, too! Sadly, I'm not going home for Easter 🙁 So I'm afraid I won't be setting a table. Oh well!

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  20. You have officially inspired me to get on the stick and start thinking about a tablescape…I said "thinking" not "doing", mind you! Cassie, you never cease to amaze me and I thought I should tell you that you are one of my blog heroes. (c: Don't get all mushy on me (like I just did to you), kay?

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  21. Love magnolia leaves- what a clever idea. Those little baby bunnies are so cute! Now- I hope you're planning to tell us where the napkins and napkin rings are from!

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  22. SUCH a cute idea for Easter…love the leaves! 🙂

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  23. First and foremost, thank you for the wonderful shout out on your blog. I truly appreciate it! Now for your magnolia chargers, I am SO stealing the idea for my Mother's Day table…..

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  24. That's the cutest thing ever-they were in your flower pot?? They are the ultimate Easter decoration!!

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  25. Aah how cute are the bunnies!

    I am loving your easter decorating! Its fab!! xx

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  26. Such a cute idea Cassie! I can tell your table is awesome by the little glimpses! But heading to see your pal's now:)

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  27. emily wrote:

    Those bunnies are so precious! We had baby owls at our house once around Easter (and they were always snuggling). What's cuter than baby owls snuggling? Maybe baby bunnies!

    And love those chargers! What a clever idea!

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