Pretty pastel pots for your springtime dining table

Pretty pastel bunny pots for your Easter dining table

Do you celebrate Easter? We’re a household that relishes any opportunity to dine as a family and indulge in sweet treats, particularly of the chocolate variety. Throw in a love of pastels, crafts and pretty tablescapes and this time of year is a dream come true for me. We might not be overly religious – the boys are keen attenders of Sunday school (the biscuits on offer have nothing to do with it, of course) – but as we’re all off work and school over Easter, it feels like a great opportunity to spend time together and sit down to eat at a beautifully laid table. And the centrepiece this year? Pastel bunny pots … featuring chocolate eggs and an abundance of blooming tulips.

It’s amazing what you can do with cheap and cheerful terracotta pots. They’re charming in their original form, of course, but with the addition of a few tester pots of paint and some scraps of fabric, you can transform them in to something really special … and for any occasion, too. Pick your favourite colours - I chose ones to complement the spring-themed Laura Ashley table runner and melamine cups - and dust off your sewing machine (you can make the bunny ears by hand too but it will take a little bit longer) and you’ll have the prettiest bunny-themed pots by the end of the day.

The full tutorial and tips are over on the Laura Ashley blog and before you snigger, I will admit that while I love making things, drawing is not my strong point. Those bunny faces took a very steady hand and a whole lot of effort but they’re not quite right. I still think they’re super cute, though. Do you like them? I’m now dreaming up summer versions … painted terracotta pots adorned with vibrant fabric flowers. Time to get planning!

Pretty pastel bunny pots for your Easter dining table
Pretty pastel bunny pots for your Easter dining table
Pretty pastel bunny pots for your Easter dining table
Pretty pastel bunny pots for your Easter dining table
Pretty pastel bunny pots for your Easter dining table
Pretty pastel bunny pots for your Easter dining table
Pretty pastel bunny pots for your Easter dining table
Pretty pastel bunny pots for your Easter dining table