Decorating with Lanterns: Easter Bunnies & Carrots

Decorating with Lanterns: Easter Bunnies & Carrots. A fun and easy way to switch things up seasonally. Choose a neutral set of lanterns that blends with all colors and decor styles.

The wait continues. Patiently or not so patiently…it depends on the day. I’m referring to spring of course. Still waiting but I’m determined to keep adding it to my decor whether it’s arrived on my doorstep or not. I’ve been decorating with lanterns for years so I decided to re-invent my set once again with an Easter spin.

Decorating with Lanterns: Easter Bunnies & Carrots. A fun and easy way to switch things up seasonally. Choose a neutral set of lanterns that blends with all colors and decor styles.

I cleared off the dining room table and started layering. First an inexpensive IKEA runner and then a basket tray from Pottery Barn. (All shopping sources are listed below.) I filled the lanterns with dried grass and then added bunnies. The bunnies (and carrots) are from Pier 1. They have the most adorable faces and the eyes actually look real. I added an ironstone pitcher filled with pussy willows as the finishing touch. Neutral yet festive.

Decorating with Lanterns: Easter Bunnies & Carrots. A fun and easy way to switch things up seasonally. Choose a neutral set of lanterns that blends with all colors and decor styles.

Investing in a neutral set of lanterns is a great way to get a lot of bang for your buck. They can be styled to go with the seasons, and they can be split up and moved around. Candles look great in lanterns but don’t be afraid to think outside the box. At Christmas I fill the lanterns with greenery or red balls. In the fall, they hold bittersweet. The sky is the limit when it comes to accessorizing a neutral set of lanterns.

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Note: This post was orginally published in March, 2014. It has been edited and updated. If you are new to my blog, I hope you enjoyed it!

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  1. Shirley@housepitality designs says:

    I have those lanterns and I always look to you for great inspiration on how to style them….they are so adorable!!! Pinned!

  2. LOVE this Ann, those carrots on top are so cute and that bunny inside seems right at home. Beautiful touches.


  3. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    Love your vignette, Ann! I love how you used the bunnies and grass inside the lanterns. They are so pretty in white. Perfect Spring vignette!

  4. Love how you decorated your lanterns. Those bunnies are so cute. You come up with the best ideas .Pussy willows always mean spring to me. Beautiful display.

  5. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    Ann, your vignette is adorable with those bunnies inside those lanterns! I had those same carrots from Pier 1 in my hand, then I put them down, picked them back up, and finally put them down. After seeing this, I sure wish I’d bought them! Pinning!

  6. Jill Flory says:

    Lovely table setting and it so looks like Spring! It will come – eventually – it always does. But this year it’s really making us wonder if this might be the one time it doesn’t show up!

  7. Ann…I love how you made these lanterns look so spring~like! I saw the bunnies and carrots at Pier 1 but had no idea how to make such a cute vignette which would “ground” them. Love this!!


  8. Love the bunnies in the lanterns, always so creative!!

  9. Pamela Bolton says:

    Creative and lovely centerpiece. BTW, pussy willows are a part of the Easter tradition in the Russian Orthodox Church. Russian Orthodox Christians hold pussy willows on palm Sunday instead of palm fronds that don’t grow in the frozen north.

  10. So cute and I sure hope spring comes and stays soon. It keeps teasing us here.

  11. That looks so pretty Ann!!

  12. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Ann, I’m writing a post about lanterns for a Musical Monday post featuring the song “Lanterns” by Birds of Tokyo. Do you mind if I feature one of these photos with links back to this post? I love these, and it would be perfect for my post.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      I would be honored Ricki Jill…thank you!

  13. How cute the rabbits look like they are in festive cages with the carrots on top. Beautiful !

  14. What a cute idea. I love it!

  15. Love the bunnies. Looks like Spring has arrived at your house. Mine is filled with boxes at the moment.

  16. MJ Maffie says:

    Pier1 has TONS of cute lanterns this spring…even have a rabbit holding a lantern!!

  17. Yes…Spring is taking it’s sweet time isn’t it? Love your lanterns…very festive! ;)

  18. Love the rabbits and they look so sweet in the carrot topped lanterns :) Thanks for sharing!

  19. Pamela Gordon says:

    Your lanterns looks sweet with the bunnies and carrots added to them. We are desperately looking for spring here too. It will be a month late I guess but it will come or maybe we’ll just hop right in to summer.

  20. Mary Alice Patterson says:

    I love your spring centerpiece, Ann. Great idea to put those cute bunnies in the lanterns.
    Mary Alice

  21. Penny @ The Comforts of Home says:

    Your spring vignette looks wonderful Ann. I am looking forward to getting outside this weekend. We are suppose to have a little bit of sunshine!

  22. Sad to say, I just took all my snowman wintry decor and piled it for my husband to store for winter 2015. I hope to place an Easter vignette on the dining room table. I have similar bunnies but black lanterns. Thank you for inspiring.

  23. Nana Diana says:

    I LOVE your lanterns, Ann. They are just a perfect way to welcome Spring inside (even if it IS miserable outside). I not only like your lanterns that rabbit is really, really cute, too! xo Diana

  24. gee, why didnt I think about doing this to my lanterns :) you never fail to come up with the prettiest and most creative ideas Ann… thanks for sharing your talent with us.
    I’ll be watching for your post about your new items.
    have a great day