I love to come up with simple ways to dress up a dinner or holiday table, and these Easter place settings fit the bill perfectly, I think.
I wanted something for the upcoming Spring holiday that didn't involve dying eggs, or drawing on them with assorted waxy implements. Instead I was looking for a pretty decoration that would take less than fifteen minutes, and ideally might even be made by the kids, if they were interested. As a busy mom, I don't always have the time for massive amounts of crafting just before the Easter holiday (oh, how I wish I did!), but I still want the table to look pretty and festive, you know?
To make these you need the following: eggs, egg cups, Easter-shaped cookie cutters, wooden skewers, cardstock, and fillings of your choice: dirt, candies, herbs, faux or real flowers, etc.
Crack the top of the eggs with a spoon and peel away the shell leaving a small opening. Drain the egg from within and place the shell in a bowl of warm soapy water. Carefully wash the inside and set it out to dry for a minute or two.
Place the eggs inside the cups and fill them with jellybeans, chocolate eggs, dirt, herbs or flowers. I used a little dirt from my garden, chives, Mini Egg candies, and jelly beans. Once the eggs have been filled, trace a cookie cutter on a colourful piece of paper and cut out your Easter shape. Tape it to a wooden skewer and write the names of your guests across the image.
Voila...the easiest Easter place setting you can make!