Easter is a special time of year when friends and family come together to celebrate traditions of faith and easter bunny folklore. Of course you want to impress your guests with a beautiful Easter tablescape, but likely you don’t have the time and energy it takes to spend hours on decorating for one dinner. If you can relate, then try one of these easy DIY centerpieces that can be assembled in under 10 minutes!
Here’s what you need:
1 large package of raffia
1 package of paper Easter basket grass filling
Several faux eggs (craft stores have these)
Scrap of fabric or a cloth napkin
Plus one of the following:
Cake stand or plate
For this first centerpiece, use a cake stand as the base for a bird’s nest that you can make with raffia. To create the nest, simply pull a portion of raffia out of the package, keeping the strands together. Twist the entire bundle like you’re wringing out a towel, and shape it into a circle the size of the outside perimeter of your cake stand. Wrap the ends around itself and tuck them under. The raffia tends to get a little unruly and may come undone. If this happens, secure loose pieces hair pins or floral pins.
In the center, place a small store-bought nest on a small scrap of fabric and placed several eggs inside of the nest.If you don’t have a cakestand or don’t want to use one, then using a wire basket is a great alternative.
Another alternative is a tall and wide glass hurricane vase. Just add a layer of paper Easter grass in the bottom portion of the vase. On top of the grass, make a nest with raffia (as described above) to fit inside the vase. Then place a few faux eggs in the nest and tie a blue gingham ribbon around the top of the vase.
There you go! No need to fuss, just enjoy the Easter holiday with the simplicity of these centerpieces!
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