March 31, 2009
I love love this table setting! The colors are bright instead of pastel. Not to take anything away from the pastels but I love the brights.
It looks simple to duplicate also. You could purchase a turquoise tablecloth and hot glue ribbons down the center. Fill a basket with tulips or your favorite spring flower. Coordinating plates and napkins and you're set.
Here is how to make the adorable glitter eggs in the baskets:
1. Working over a large bowl, use a sewing needle to carefully pierce both ends of an egg. Make hole at wider end of egg slightly bigger by chipping away at shell with needle. Puncture yolk with needle.
2. Gently insert a rubber ear syringe into smaller hole and blow contents of egg out through larger hole. Rinse egg shell with water. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with remaining eggs.
3. Allow eggs to dry completely. Pour glitter into separate bowls and set aside.
4. Slide an egg shell onto a wooden skewer and spray paint in a well-ventilated area while wearing a face mask and gloves. Hold spray can at least 6 inches away from egg to coat it evenly; rotate egg as you work.
5. Working quickly, place painted egg in a bowl containing glitter that is same color as paint. Gently roll egg in glitter before paint has dried completely. Use a spoon to sprinkle glitter over sparse spots.
6. Place eggs on waxed paper to dry (about 20 minutes). Store eggs in cartons until ready to use.
Wouldn't these be great as place card holders or favors for your Easter gathering? You could buy letter stickers at your local craft store to use as initials on the eggs. Or for favors you could place them in wrapped candy baskets instead of grass. These are also seen in the top picture in egg cups. You could use them as little bud vases too.
(photos from allyou.com)