DIY Easter Centerpiece

Overview

Easter is the first holiday of spring, so there may be no spring blooms ready for a table centerpiece yet. Bring a touch of spring inside, even if it still feels like winter, by taking advantage of natural elements that are flowers for your Easter-themed table. Eggs and pastel colors bring to mind the holiday but don't require blooms. Use thin branches--either in bloom or not--to add a natural element to the finished centerpiece.

Preparing the Eggs

Step 1

Poke a hole in either end of an egg with a large needle. Take care not to crack or shatter the eggshell.

Step 2

Hold the egg over a bowl. Blow into one hole, forcing the contents of the egg out and into the bowl. Repeat for each egg. Set the bowl of eggs in the refrigerator to cook with later.

Step 3

Fill a large bowl with one part cool water and one part white vinegar. Rinse the eggs in this solution. If water gets inside the egg, blow it out as you did the yolk and white. Allow the eggs to dry completely.

Step 4

Paint the eggs with your desired design. Alternately, dye the eggs with an Easter egg dye kit.

Assembling the Centerpiece

Step 1

Cut a piece of floral foam to fit inside a 2 quart metal pail. Use a utility knife to cut the foam to size. Cut the foam so it sits 1 inch beneath the rim of the bucket.

Step 2

Cut sturdy, thin branches from one of your landscape shrubs or trees, or save the branches from late winter pruning. Use at least six branches that vary in height but are primarily 2 to 2 1/2 feet long.

Step 3

Set the floral foam inside the pail. Insert the branches into the foam so they are held upright, arranging them as desired.

Step 4

Cover the top of the foam with plastic or paper Easter basket grass. Alternately, cover the foam with dry sphagnum moss.

Step 5

Cut a 5-inch length of pastel ribbon. Fold it into a loop and glue the ends to the top of each egg. Hang the eggs from the branches in the pail then set your Easter tree centerpiece on the table.

Things You'll Need

  • Dozen eggs
  • Needle
  • Bowl
  • White vinegar
  • Paint and brushes
  • Easter egg dye kit
  • Metal pail
  • Floral foam
  • Utility knife
  • Branches
  • Easter grass
  • Ribbon

References

  • University of Kentucky Extension: Centerpieces and Table Decorations
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About this Author

Jenny Harrington has been a freelance writer since 2006. Her published articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including the "Dollar Stretcher." Previously, she owned her own business, selling handmade items online, wholesale and at crafts fairs. Harrington's specialties include small business information, crafting, decorating and gardening.