It seems like just yesterday I was jetting across the country to tell all y’all about how to go green for St. Patrick’s Day. Well, spring holidays are in full effect, and this morning, I was back in New York for some more fun at the Today Show once again. This time, it was all about how to create the most beautiful (and tasty) Easter brunch!
Below are the 10 DIY Easter ideas I shared this morning. I hope you’ll try them out this weekend — they are perfect for expert crafters and DIY amateurs alike. Which is your favorite? (P.S. Big thanks to the folks at Threadflip for lending me the peach button up and pleated blush skirt I wore on the show!)
1. Egg Carton Centerpiece: For a centerpiece that is just the right amount of rustic and bright, combine super colorful blooms with some egg-cessories. To create ours, we emptied out eggs (and turned them into cake!) and filled with flowers. This creates a mini egg vase! Then just set each egg vase into an egg carton and pile on top of something that will give your centerpiece some height. We used wood slabs for a rustic look. For more on how we did it, head to yesterday’s tutorial.
2. Egg Candles: Another genius use of egg shells! It only takes a few simple tools to create your own custom candles and is as simple as pouring wax into each egg and holding the wick in place while it hardens. Feel free to add some scented oil if you are so inclined.
3. Washi Placemats + Flatware: To add a little spring sweetness to your dining table, you can use washi tape to create striped placemats and patterned flatware. How adorable is this? Reminds us a bit of our washi workspace hacks.
4. Golden Egg Place Cards: Another part of our washi table setting, these golden egg place cards are pretty darn cute. And, of course, we used chevron patterned tape to make our name cards. Because chevron will basically never go out of style.
5. Yarn Lanterns: We are pretty in love with these neon lanterns for spring – I especially love the idea of hanging them outside for a spring cocktail party under the stars. We took ours up a notch by adding hanging pendant lights inside each lantern.
6. Carrot Snack Bags: These are a great way to keep the kids fueled up as they hunt for Easter eggs. And let’s be serious, we love cheddar bunnies just as much as any kid. All it takes is a plastic bag, green ribbon, and cheddar snacks!
7. Coconut Egg Nests: How cute are these? For our segment on the show, we used Whoppers Robins Eggs in addition to Starburst jelly beans. Simple and sweet. The best combo.
8. Easter Egg Pops: Who knew that plastic easter eggs doubled as popsicle molds? This will always be one of my favorite go-to Easter food crafts.
9. Polka Dot Glassware: For a little extra color on the table, use a paint pen to create your own collection of dotty stemless wine glasses.
10. Bunny Napkins: I mean, could a folded napkin be any cuter? To create this little darling, you need to get down with a few strategic folds. It’s like origami, but with a napkin. Head to my tutorial on Today.com for the full-fledged tutorial.