Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"T" is for Turf

A turf runner for Easter.


Turf on the table for real, does it look like grass?



Martha thinks so, she sells it in the Grand in Road catalog for $59 plus shipping for a 18"w x 72"l piece.
(You can see it here, I couldn't get the picture to copy.)

I paid $11 for a 3' x 12' piece.  Enough to cover my entire table two times over.



Simply cut to size and glue the edges under for a finished look.




Turf on the mantle too, why not?


Here you can see the edge glued under:


Definitely looking like grass now:


All the animals have a soft place to graze:



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24 comments:

Dorothy said...

I want to try something similar with astroturf. I found these place mats (http://www.butterflycraze.com/grass_mat2.php) which I think would be a cute idea to use for decorating my twin daughters' room, but I know I can do it cheaper with standard astroturf.

Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone in my decorating ideas. :-)

Robin said...

I just love you! You have me grinning from ear to ear this morning. You have such a great eye for beauty and such a creative way of putting everything together!
love love love
Robin

Dining Delight said...

Terrific idea and yours looks just as good as Martha's for much cheaper! Love your little egg plates with the nests. And how I'd love some of those little lambs on your table too! I think a lamb is more of a symbol of Easter than bunnies and chicks and I'm hoping to get some this year.

DD

Denise said...

I love those little lambs too. Where'd you get them? Seems like I've seen them before, but can't remember where.

Bethany said...

Just popped over from Between u and Me. This is super adorable!!! I never thought of using turf before for grass...
I have the same mantle as you (seriously--identical)...this would look good there :)

Barbara said...

So delightful! I am ready for spring! Everything is so fresh and pretty.

Connie said...

I love you pretty spring touches. Where Oh, where did you come by those lambs? I love them!

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Cute!

Randi said...

That's a really fun idea ... and I love the little nests on your table.

Visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

Marigene said...

I love the charm of your spring table.

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

adore the turf on the mantle! what a great way to welcome spring with a wink and a smile! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Jaimee said...

I saw this on tatertots&jello, too. I LOVE this idea for spring! It's delightful : )
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Jamie said...

OMG!! And I always thought fake turf was so ugly but you make it look beautiful.
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Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

what a creative idea! Looks so springy.

Kelsey said...

So creative! I'm going to have to try this! I am hosting Easter this year and what a way to set a table!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hey, I'm your newest follower. Love the blog and the creativity. Have a good day.

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

So cute! I have to admit that I probably wouldn't just pick up astroturf for decorating but you've made it look great! Thanks for linking Flaunt it Friday! :)

this blessed nest said...

such a fun & whimical idea!

love it. there's those place cards, that i'll make one day. ;)

thanks for linking up!
kellie

Lili said...

i LOVE it! where did you get them btw?this will be great for my son's soccer party decor :-)

Amanda said...

I love this and am totally copying the idea for my Easter table! I also put a link to this on my blog. I'm new to blogging so let me know if I did anything wrong!



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mommy of 3 said...

Hello. I am having a teddy bear picnic party and I am looking for centerpiece ideas. I want to use the red and white gingham check to incorporate the picnic, but I think I grass runner will be nice. Did you get this at LOWES?

mommy of 3 said...

Can you reply to bollingwith5@gmail.com

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

this is super cute! Thanks for linking up.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Great idea to add some green with turf! I'm going to be featuring them during the Countdown to Spring round-up @ Domestically-Speaking. Thanks for joining the party!