easter centerpieceI have finally finished me easter centerpiece for the dining room table. I found a photo in country living this month and thought it would be the perfect thing to try to make.
I picked some branches before they started to bloom, the green buds made it a perfect spring start.
I blew the eggs and then tea dyed them. (i know there are brown eggs, but i liked the way they looked old. I did do one green one and two pink ones and then stained them with a cherry stain.
I use a brown twine embroidery floss and threaded it through the egg. I had to tape two needles together because i didn't have on long enough.
the little nest i tied on with the ribbon yarn.
instead of ribbon i used two kinds of yarn. with knitting so popular these days you can find some great yarn. it is so much cheaper than ribbon. (67 yards for $6.00) the brown yarn i used was almost like panty hose. but i loved the way it felt.
the ceramic eggs i bought at joann's in their cheesey easter section for $4.00 for all of them. the pitcher and bowl was one of my great goodwill finds for $7.00 a few years ago. It is perfect for what i wanted to do.
this year is my year to really change how we celebrate easter (oh yes more to come, i am working on a easter advent calendar to do for the 8 days before easter) and i thought this was a great way to get it started.