Easter table decoration

The long Easter weekend is on its way – hurrah! – so if you’re looking for a lovely decoration for your Easter table then you might want to give today’s craft project a go. However, do not do this project if you’re in rush like I was when I attempted it; you will end up with sticky fingers, paint on your clothes and a healthy dose of rage (the whole thing nearly ended up in the bin).

When we were younger we would always spend Easter at my grandparents’ home in Devon. I always preferred it to Christmas because Easter morning became such a ceremony – my sisters and I would have to stay upstairs whilst the Easter table was set. All of our eggs would be piled up around our table mat with lots of pretty decorations that my grandmother would make, as well as the ones we made for her every year at school, which she always kept and brought out again the following year. We’d rush in to the breakfast room and frantically count how many eggs we each had, always hoping we’d have the most and then gorge on chocolate for the rest of the day! Such happy memories.

If my grandmother could see what I’ve made today, I know it would have made her smile.

You will need:

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Egg carton (if I’d had more time I would have used a 12 egg carton)

Eggs – cut the top of each one and empty and wash them

Pretty paper – I used Liberty wrapping paper that you buy in store


PVA glue,water and paint brush

Paint and brush – I used Fired Earth Ultramarine Ashes

Little flowers from the garden


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1. Decoupage the egg carton using equal parts of PVA and water. Cut your paper into small pieces to help you mould it to the carton. I didn’t have enough time in the end to do the whole carton so I just did the inside.

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2. Whilst your carton is drying, paint your eggs. I used Fired Earth Ultramarine Ashes.

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3. Fill each egg with water and add little sprigs of flowers from the garden.

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I ended up painting the underside of the carton as I didn’t have time to finish the decoupage.

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I hope you like it – I’m quite glad now that I didn’t throw it in the bin!

Katy x




    • katy
      22nd April 2014 / 1:37 pm

      Aaaahhh! xx

  1. Penny
    16th April 2014 / 2:29 pm

    So pretty….wonderful gift instead of chocolate ….you’ve just solved a problem ….clever girl.

    • katy
      22nd April 2014 / 1:37 pm

      Can’t wait to see what you make, Penny x

  2. 17th April 2014 / 6:48 am

    These are so pretty – I love them!

    • katy
      22nd April 2014 / 1:36 pm

      Thanks, Heather! I loved your Easter decoration to hang on doors. So sweet! x

  3. 20th April 2014 / 8:25 am

    Such a cute idea – I love the colours you’ve chosen! x

    • katy
      22nd April 2014 / 1:35 pm

      Thank you, Chloe! I’ve really liked all your Easter images too – I even tried to copy your manicure the other day 😉 x

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