Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Easter table decor

Here are two things I've made for my Easter Sunday dinner table:

Easter Egg Candles:

Easily made using real eggs, blown and washed out. Color the egg as normal, then break open one end. Make sure you seal the bottom of the egg if there is a hole. Melt parafin wax and pour into egg, using a toothpick to hold a wick in place until it sets. I also used white glue on the bottom of the egg to seal it well. Display in egg cups!

Easter Bunny Baskets


One of these cute bunnies will be at each placesetting at our table. Made using paper muffin cups, I cut green Bazzil cardstock just a bit taller than the cup (in this case, 2 inches high) and long enough to wrap around the cup with a 1/2 inch overlap. Using scissors, cut out the grass shapes, varying lengths as you go. I also used the same paper to cut the handles of the baskets, about a 1/4 inch thick. Before assembling, I attached white Prima flowers with yellow brads to the handles for daisies. I used my Cropadile to punch holes and set rivets to attach the handles to the base of the basket. I then painted the inside of the basket with white glue and slid the muffin cup inside to attach it. Once dry, I added Easter grass, little Lifesaver jelly bean Easter eggs, and sat a Lindt chocolate bunny on top.

I can't take credit for these ideas; they both were found at Martha Stewart's website...I just improvised with what I had on hand. Happy Easter!

4 people wrote stuff:

j said...

Oh, my gosh! These are both adorable ideas! I would love to give them a try. Your table is going to be perfect!! :-) Janet

jillconyers said...

What fun ideas! Your easter table is going to look fabulous!

Shell said...

now that is cute! Yes please - I will watch my mailbox for one *LOL*

P.L. Frederick said...

Those eggshell candles are a great idea. Very imaginative! I'm going to give it a try it, only with beeswax since I've got beehives already.

P.L. Frederick
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