Here are two simple DIY table decor projects for your Easter and spring celebrations – whitewashed flower pots and natural egg shell planters.
Whether you need a quick decoration idea for Easter or something pretty to display for spring, these DIY projects are easy enough for crafters of all skill levels, and they're very versatile!
Whitewashed Whitewashed Spring Flower Pots
These versatile DIY flower pots can be used alone or grouped together as a centerpiece and made in any color combination so they complement your table setting.
- Small terra cotta pots, various sizes
- White acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Floral foam
- Reindeer moss
- Silk spring flowers and decorative picks
- Dip a dry paint brush in the white acrylic paint and wipe most of it off on a paper towel. Dry brush on the terra cotta pots with short strokes and dabbing motions.
- If the paint is going on too thick, quickly wipe it off with a clean paper towel before it dries. Stop when you've achieved the amount of coverage you like.
- Once the pots are dry (about 10 minutes), cut a piece of floral foam to fit inside each pot. Arrange the silk flowers and decorative picks to your taste.
- Cover the top of the floral foam with the reindeer moss until you can no longer see it.
Note: You can make your own decorative picks with unpainted plywood shapes from the craft store. We made a ladybug, a picket fence and a lamb. Paint them using the same whitewash technique used on the pots, then, simply hot glue the shapes to 3-1/2″ wooden craft picks.
Spring Eggshell Planters
Go green for your Easter table with these adorable, natural eggshell planters. They're perfect for displaying your favorite spring flowers or small plants like succulents or air plants.
How To Make Mini Eggshell Planters
- Fresh eggs
- A clean bowl
- A large, clean needle or safety pin
- A plastic drinking straw
- Take your needle or safety pin and poke a hole at the top (narrow end) of the egg. Don't be afraid to exert some pressure – the egg can handle it.
- Next, poke a hole on the bottom of the egg. Wiggle the needle around inside the egg to help break up the membrane and yolk. Widen each of the holes a bit, and hold the egg over your clean bowl.
- Press a drinking straw over the hole at the narrow end of the egg and blow through it until the fluid comes out. You may need to shake the egg gently and insert the needle again to break up the yolk further.
- Once the egg is empty, cover and refrigerate the whites and yolks and use them later in a well-cooked egg recipe (i.e. quiche or omelet).
- Now, sanitize your eggshell by soaking it in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. You can proceed to dye them using our natural dye recipe or you can leave them as is.
- To finish the planters, you'll need to carefully remove the top of the egg. Take your clean needle and poke at the existing hole until it starts to widen and crack.
- Then, use your fingers to tear away bits and pieces until you have a big enough opening to insert your plant or flower.
- Take a small piece of cotton and lay it in the bottom of the eggshell. Next, gently transfer your plant and soil into the egg. The cotton allows for mess-free drainage when you water your plant.