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DIY Easter Table Inspiration

Spring is such a joyful time of year. After the long dark days of winter, nothing could seem more refreshing than a table set with beautiful botanicals. We laid a natural wood table with a gorgeous macramé runner from Anthropologie and set the table in textural tableware in shades of white and pale blue-green. For a modern and organic centerpiece, we potted ivy, mint, strawberry, thyme and beautiful succulents in sweet terracotta pots, which were a perfect complement to the brown eggs on the table. We loved this fresh and modern take on a classic Easter holiday table.

We finished the table with darling little egg planters filled with fresh hellebore blooms. – Shannon Von Eschen 

Single Egg Planter Instructions:

Materials (Makes 6):

Six raw eggs
Bowl (for egg storage)
Dish soap
Egg carton
Six egg cups
Water
Flower or greenery cuttings

Instructions:

1. Make your egg planters: Gently crack the top 1/3 of the egg and peel away slowly. Pour the yolk and egg white into a small bowl (for either scrambling or baking later, yum!). Once your shell is emptied, rinse it under warm water and use dish soap to gently clean the egg inside and out. Though the risk is low, this decontaminates your egg planters from any possible salmonella bacteria. After rinsing your egg, prop it up in your egg carton to dry. Repeat on the rest of the eggs.

2. Fill your planters with about 1/3 with water. This will keep your flowers fresh! (Keep each planter in the egg carton until you’re ready to move them to their cups.

3. Create your flowers for the planter: Use tiny flower or greenery cuttings and arrange them to your liking within each egg planter. This can be as simple as adding 1 or 2 tiny stems and being done, to crafting a mini arrangement of many different floral varieties to sit inside. Once your arrangements are complete, you can move them to their individual egg cups, making sure they’re steady and sitting up straight.

Photography, Styling & Design: Shannon Von Eshcen  / Florals & Styling: Robyn, Bare Root Flora /  Photo & Styling Assistant: Kendall Von Eschen / Dinnerware: World Market / Glassware & Macrame Table Runner: Anthropologie / Silverware: Sur La Table / Potted Plants: CreekSide Tree Nursery / Egg Cups: Bed Bath & Beyond / Venue: The Old Valmont School, Boulder, CO


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