No, not EScape, but TABLEscape! I took a package of paper mache eggs and a few supplies I already had and threw together the easiest egg decorations ever – which, when paired with some gorgeous spring tulips, is simplistic decor at its best! We just have a little round dining room table (purchased two years ago from Pier 1). We rarely have guests or dinner parties, since our place is pretty small. But that doesn’t mean I can’t decorate our table each season just for the hubs & I to enjoy!
I wanted to get my table ready for Easter – and I had a pack of paper mache Easter Eggs purchased at Michael’s LAST spring, and never used. I’ve been super busy this week, and needed a quick & easy way to prep my eggs for display. I did not have time to go to the store – and didn’t need to spend money, anyway. So I opened up my craft cabinet, pulled a few things out, and got to work.
The first, and easiest, project was to take 6 of my eggs & wrap them in some orange baker’s twine. This took all of two minutes to finish, and I think they are rustic & adorable! (Any excuse to bust out the baker’s twine is a good one, in my opinion).
I made these over the weekend, and they spent the past couple of days hanging out in my ceramic egg-carton dish, which I bought at The Farmhouse Store (my fave!) and typically use to hold my favorite earrings & rings in my bedroom.
Easy Egg Project #2 took a bit more time, but equal amounts of effort & skill. I painted my 6 remaining eggs white, and then speckled them up using some light brown craft paint. (The trick is to mix a tiny bit of water in with the paint, and then use your fingers along the paintbrush to ‘flick’ paint onto the eggs in a light spattery-pattern. And yes, I just invented the word “spattery”. You’re dealing with a pro here, people.)
Soon I had a dozen eggs, decorated with minimal effort & ZERO cost!
I put a few eggs into my Pottery Barn Bunny Dish – on a little bed of moss.
I am obsessed with this dish. Look at those bunny feet!
The rest of the eggs went into this little yellow container (bought for $3.99 or so from T.J. Maxx) – which is actually intended for a candle, but I went rouge.
See that adorable bunny? I’ll give you one guess where he came from.
The thing is, tulips are amazing. Nothing says spring like a yellow tulip. Oh how I love them. And daffodils. And daisies. And every other spring bloom known to man.
What does your Easter table look like? Will you actually be serving Easter dinner on yours? ‘Cause I sure won’t be – so props to you!