Sunday, March 31, 2013

60 Second Centerpiece Ideas: Create DIY Easter Decorations!

Quick! The family is coming over for brunch in an hour and the cat ate your original centerpiece. You need a new one, and fast! We found some fun ideas on the HGTV website and thought we would share.

Borrow your kids’ candy and baskets for the meal. Promise they will get it all back, with interest, later. Artfully spread some of the grass and candy around the table, and arrange one or more of the baskets in the center. Add candles only if the fake grass or other parts are not flammable. Jelly beans and chocolates make pretty bowl-fillers as well.

Know any chickens that lay beautifully colored eggs? Some urban chickens lay eggs in pale shades of brown, blue, green, yellow and even speckled. If you haven't eaten them yet, you've got an instant centerpiece idea. Place the eggs in a pretty bowl or basket and call it a day.

If you want to use the eggs for the meal, carefully make a tiny hole at the ends of each egg, and gently blow the contents out into a bowl to use in a scramble. Keep in mind food safety at all times, click here for more details on washing and other proper precautions for eggs,especially fresh ones.

 Love to decorate but hate to eat all those boiled eggs? Dye raw ones! You’ll need to keep them refrigerated just like normal eggs, but they could stand being outside the refrigerator for a short time if you want to use them as a centerpiece. Again, check the Food Safety website for details. Use food grade dyes if you intend to eat the decorated eggs, raw or cooked. Assemble the decorated eggs in a bowl and store in the refrigerator until mealtime. Pull out and place on table. When people are finished, return the centerpiece to the refrigerator.

Ask your guests to bring a centerpiece! This one is probably the easiest for you, and may only require a stop at a grocery store on the way over. You could also run out or send a family member if your hands are full. Flowers, pre-assembled baskets and candy all work nicely.

Send in your thoughts and photos of your Easter table!

Until next time!
Elaine Bothe

Photos courtesy of HGTV’s website, this blog and 1-800-Flowers

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