Easter Egg Floral Place Holders

Easter Egg Place Holders Easter Egg Craft for Adults

Our Easter tradition is to have a nice brunch Easter morning.  Unfortunately, we don’t have a fancy dining room, or fancy dinnerware so I jazz it up with Easter decor instead.  Last year I folded pretty yellow napkins into bunnies, added dollar store placemats and Lindor chocolate bunnies.  This year I made these little Easter Egg place holders and I am thrilled with them.  With a tiny bit of effort and expense, I think they make an ordinary table look very special.

Easter egg decorating idea for adults using no dyes. Pretty individual Easter egg place holders for an Easter tablescape.

jThe Easter egg place settings required egg cups and the local stores had none in stock.  As I didn’t have time to order them online I purchased some small clay pots at Michael’s and quickly painted them with white chalk paint.

How to decorate Easter eggs for an Easter table setting. Pretty place setting vases using cut off all natural eggs.

The next part requires some caution as you can’t crack the raw egg evenly enough.  I did purchase a specific egg top cutter for this task, but it simply does not work, it wasn’t sharp enough and I have to return it. p

Cutting the top off of eggs for Easter Egg decorating idea for adults. Making pretty Egg vases for an Easter tablescape.

Be careful, be cautious, do this slowly and don’t get cut.

Cutting the Egg Top Off

To get the pretty even edge for the opening you need to use a very sharp box cutter.   Apply steady pressure to the narrow end of the egg.  Spin the egg slowly as you scratch in a single line, it may take two rounds.  The egg will start to crack along the weakened scratch point.  Continuing cutting along the line until the cap of the egg is loose and comes off.  Look carefully my egg cuts weren’t absolutely perfect but they still look pretty nice.

Empty the egg contents out into a bowl as you can still eat them.  Rinse the egg shell thoroughly with water and let dry.

Place the Easter eggshell into the egg holder, add a little bit of water and your flowers.

Decorating Easter eggs for place setting. Individual egg vases with Spring flowers for an Easter tablescape

Make the Place Cards

Next, make your place cards.  Using Microsoft Word I drew and printed out ovals on regular paper and then taped them to sparkly card stock.

Making DIY Easter place holders using paper and Easter eggs. A pretty Easter tablescape idea.

Take a two-foot piece of thick thread, I used pink crochet cotton, fold it in half.  Hot glue the thread to the back of the name tags.

Tying place settings to no dye decorated Easter eggs for an Easter tablescape

Tie the named tags to your eggs with a pretty bow.  Place on the table setting. a

Elegant Easter Egg decorating idea for adults. Make these beautiful Easter Egg Placeholders for a tablescape, using real eggs and fresh flowers.
How to decorate an no dye Easter egg. An Easter egg decoration idea for adults.
A Easter brunch tablesetting idea using decorated Easter egg place holders and fresh Spring flowers.

These Easter egg place holders cost $8.00 for all six table settings.  I consider the eggs to be free as we made omelettes for dinner with them.  Granted there is still no beautiful ornate tableware, but for the price and time it took, I think they made a beautiful setting.

An Easter Tablescape place holder with a blush painted miniature clay pot holds a real Easter Egg cut open to act like a vase for flowers.

Update:  The eggshells stored very well in the fridge.  I was able to make the shells a day before using them without any problems.  The flowers survived just as well in their little Easter egg vases as the rest did in a full-size vase.

Pastel colours are so appealing in the Springtime, and they are so much fun to craft with.  My Easter egg designs tend to be very feminine, but I hope you enjoy them.

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  1. These are just so darling! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. The shindig starts at 8:00pm CDT. Hope to see you at the bash! Happy week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  2. I’ve never seen this done before and I love it! You really are the master when it comes to Easter egg decor….and using those clay pots is genius. I’m not sure if you have a World Market (or if you actually looked there) but they usually have inexpensive, plain white egg cups on sale year-round. I got some there last year. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! I’ll be pinning! xo Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

  3. Leanna those little place holders are so sweet! Pinning and sharing! Have a great Easter 🙂

  4. These are just the cutest Leanna!! Your attention to detail is just perfect and they look amazing on your tablescape! So sweet 🙂

  5. What a great add to your tablescape! It’s the little attention to detail that makes it special. I especially like the one with the pink and white flowers with the little bit of baby’s breath. Thanks for sharing! Pinned!

  6. Leanna these are so pretty! I love how simple and lovely they are. Thanks so much for linking them up to the Inspiration Galore Project party last week. You are one of my features tomorrow over at http://www.recreateddesigns.com. Pinned and shared. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Lisa

  7. These are lovely! Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

  8. I’m sorry did you say you were skipping the bacon?!!!! Another amazing use of something simple made simply beautiful. Truly a welcome that would be appreciated by anyone!

  9. These are so pretty! I love that you used real eggshells. Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday – I’ll be featuring your place cards in our upcoming party this Sunday night. I hope you’ll stop by and link up with us again!

  10. Oh my! That looks so elegant but so simple to do. Your super creative girly! I love it. Going to follow you on IG today too happy to find you via bloggers pit stop

  11. This is such a sweet idea, they look so pretty.

  12. Using empty egg shells for flower pots is such a lovely idea Leanna. Your table looks beautiful and I’m sure everyone’s going to love what you’ve done. Hope you have a lovely Easter oh and please save the bacon for me 😉

  13. So pretty! Such a clever idea!

  14. What a great idea Leanna! I never thought to make them. I love your tablescape too. Everything looks like perfection! Pinned!

  15. Leanna, these are so sweet & festive! I would indeed feel special if I was at your table on Easter. Love the look of the flowers on your table in the cups! Pinned.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Florence: Thank you for saying so. I will do more of them closer to Easter, likely a day before. I tested them and they kept pretty well.

      Thank you for commenting. Leanna

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Kathryn these are easy to make. No dyes no large mess. They really are very easy to do. Have a great weekend.

  16. I don’t do fancy breakfasts right now since it’s usually just me and Hubby {when he’s not out of town for work}. 🙂 I love these egg cup flower holders ~ I pinned them to my Crafts to Make and Holidays boards. The place cards are cute, too. Makes me think I’ll have to look for a crimper to crimp paper. Love your table decor!
    Thanks for two fun craft ideas. 🙂

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Like you I certainly don’t cook like I use to. I am as close to retired from cooking as I can get actually. Brunch and Easter and all kinds of appetizers for Christmas are two traditions I keep every year. Turkey not so much.

      Thanks for writing. Leanna

  17. How pretty and creative to use those little clay pots. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning to my Easter Board.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you for the feedback. I enjoy the Snickerdoodle party. See you next week.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Teodora: Thank you for the feedback. They are simple and surprisingly easy to make.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      They were simple and not nearly as much mess as the other eggs are. Thanks for commenting.

  18. These are so pretty and creative! Thank you for sharing!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Lynn: They are really easy to do and the flowers last well. Thank you for commenting.

  19. Stopping by from Sunday’s Best. I love this tablescape. The egg holders are adorable, and perfect for an Easter lunch or dinner. Thanks for sharing.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      They are easy to put together and inexpensive. They would be okay for an Easter dinner I had no considered that as we always do the brunch. Happy Easter.

  20. Crepes and bacon IS a fancy breakfast at our house. You just proved you don’t have to have a formal dining room nor a big budget to have a gorgeous tablescape – very pretty!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you for that Marie. We just don’t have the room for a separate dining area. Tablescapes are so beautiful but I cannot justify the cost especially in Canadian prices. Your comment makes me happy.

  21. These are simply beautiful. You are amazing.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Lisa:

      You never know where inspiration will come from. I started with an egg and then thought boil, hollow, or cut. Decided cut was the most unique and it went from there.

      Thank you taking the time to comment. Love the Purple Hydrangea blog.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Honestly Debra I was feeling pretty frustrated about not being able to purchase some cute egg cups for this post. They turned out really well though and were so inexpensive. It turned out better than expected.

  22. Wow, these are beautiful and so simple to make your table look beautiful. I definitely have to try cutting an egg like this. Easter breakfast will be beautiful at your house!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      It is such a long time between Christmas and Easter that it makes the fresh fruit, flowers and sunshine seem just so special. Cutting the egg is pretty easy to do I but I was very cautious of not getting cut.

  23. So cute! We use to cut them at work with a tool, but my fuzzy old brain can’t remember.
    The officers like their eggs in those little cups.

    The place settings are adorable.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Would you believe that in a city of 1M I was not able to find egg cups during the end of March. After 7 stores I figured would have them I had to make some of my own. I like how the little cups turned out and they were under a dollar which is a bonus.

      Thank you for commenting Pam and for featuring me on your Create and Celebrate blog party. So honoured.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Jehava: I hope that you do try them out. After I made them I was really happy with how long the flowers lived in the eggs. They lasted several days.

  24. This is such a clever idea for easter! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I am glad you like them Dyana. Its so nice to have the tulips available in the grocery stores. Eggs and flowers are such a nice part of Easter decor. Thank you for commenting.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you for saying so Vanessa. Comments are very appreciated.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Kim. I am very proud of them. They make a big impact on a ho hum table for Easter. I appreciate the comment.

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