Friday, March 21, 2014

Easter Egg Tree Centerpiece

Easter Egg Tree Centerpiece

Hi Everyone!
After having a wonderful first day of Spring, lots of sun, nice temperatures and a nice breeze, I'm more than ready to embrace all the soft colors of the season, the flowers, even the cleaning that comes with Spring! Just kidding :D  As of right now I'm only ready for flowers and Easter time!


On one of my recent visits to a thrift store, the colorful displays on the Spring/Easter aisles totally got me in. I went looking for something cute to use during Easter time. There were lots of eggs, baskets, books, but for some reason what really spoke to me were a couple of bunny figures, a set of Easter cookie cutters and these two sets of wooden ornaments. They stayed on top of my dining room table for about a week until I finally decided on using them the "normal" way, on an Easter tree ;)


Well, an Easter tree where real egg shells are the homes to all of the tiny rabbits and birds and little penguins that came in my two dollar sets, and that's about the total cost for this project if you happened to have all of the other materials as I did.

  Egg shells
  Acrylic Paints
  Cardboard paper(two letter size pieces)
  Cardboard tube (from wrapping paper)
  Candle holder
  Decorative paper
  Scissors
  Hot glue gun
  Sprinkles, moss, or colored rice to use as a filler ;)

I'd been collecting the egg shells for quite a bit now. My son happens to love a Winter soup where the eggs have to be sprinkled from those tiny holes. So, they were dry and ready to use. I also used some half shells.
Enlarge the holes on the egg shells for the small figures to fit in. Color the inside and the outside a different color. White egg shells would be better. I had to apply three coats of acrylic paint on the outside.

For the stand, you can find the three silhouettes HERE and HERE. Trace them onto the cardboard and the decorative paper, cut them out and glue them together. Two pieces of the wrapping paper tube were cut at 2¼" and one at ¾", cover those with pieces of decorative paper too.

Long pieces of the decorative paper, only ¼" width, were also cut and hot glued to the edge of each platform, as you can see, they make a difference.  Use hot glue to put together the whole stand.

Add the shells, again using hot glue.

Use some filler, sprinkles or moss, I didn't have any of those at hand, that's why I used green colored rice to bring the small figures popping out the shells.

Even though is not required, you can begin creating your own story while setting them in place... Mr. Rabbit is at work... Managing Colorful Egg Chocolate Co. is not an easy task...  Chirpie his faithful assistant is having a difficult day!

Pinklet, control quality assistant, believes the chocolate carrot stems are a bit too long :/
A cart full of chocolate carrots is coming up to his office at this exact time.




Lots of noise! Birdie yells..."Bring me the mail!"


Some others are trying to sneak out to enjoy the beautiful day, they cannot stand so much stress!


Not Whiskers. He is always calm, doing a good job is what he likes the most.


It's been a really busy and productive day but somehow Mr. Rabbit can't wait to head home.


Check how it looks adorning my Easter tablescape HERE

Oh boy, so much going on!

:)

Have a wonderful day!



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31 comments:

Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...

this is so cute! so many wonderful details....the stand is great idea. Happy spring!
are you ready for next week snow?

Mindi Carwin said...

So cute and creative! My kids would love this!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

This is adorable!

Feral Turtle said...

This is awesome!! What a great deal you got on your miniature bunny family!! This is really cute Cristina. Pinning!!

Vel Criste said...

OMG! this is just the most adorable easter centerpiece I've seen so far Cristina!!!!! LOVE IT to bits!

fiona anderson said...

It's gorgeous Cristina, really, really pretty.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

If that doesn't say spring/Easter I don't know what does, it's so cute love how you used the egg shells!

Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods said...

This is absolutely adorable! My children would love peeking into each egg to see the bunnies and it would defiantly make me smile each time I walked past it.

Happy Spring!
~ Ashley

Sandra Garth said...

I passed up all the Easter goodies in the thrift store yesterday darn it!

Christy James said...

That is so sweet, Cristina! Love all the little colorful details! XO

Angélica D said...

Que linda te ha quedado ese centro de mesa de conejitos de Pascua !! Me gustó mucho las tonalidades de colores que elegiste .. Como siempre un trabajo armonioso !!!

restlessrisa said...

Absolutely adorable. Thank you!

Jen said...

My goodness how cute is that... I bought very similar wooden Easter ornaments from the thrift store. I didn't quite know what to do with them but thanks to you I could make something similar. Love your idea. Visiting from BNOTP :)

http://castlesandcarriages.blogspot.com/2014/03/easter-mantel-decor-tulip-wreath.html

Crystelle Boutique said...

What an adorable tree! I've never seen one made like a stand before. Super adorable! I like how every egg is a little scene on its own....
And great tip on drying the freshly painted eggshells on sticks!!
:)
“hugs” Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Sarah said...

You win the prize! This is the most creative use of holiday ornaments I've seen. Your Easter tree is adorable. So much more interesting than just hanging the ornaments from branches. I'm going to pin this idea just to keep admiring your creativity. Thanks for sharing the step by step details. Kudos for a fantastic project. Happy Easter!

Custom Comforts said...

What a sweet tree you have made. It looks like you have put a lot of time and thought into it, not to mention a lot of creativity and it is truly darling. Just perfect for Easter.
Cindy

Kayre Jones said...

Adorable. ..and the story really made me smile! ��

wendy downey said...

Adorable!! This is such a cute idea. I would love for you to share this on my Friday T.G.I.F. linky party :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Absolutely adorable! :)

thepaintedapron.com said...

oh my goodness totally the cutest Easter tree ever! I love the different colors inside the eggs and the way you arranged them it different "poses" on the wonderful pastel patterned tiers~ Simply wonderful!
Jenna

T'onna Peters said...

Oh my! This is so pretty and adorable! I love your egg tree! I love the beautiful colors and the cute bunnies. I am so pinning this to my Easter board!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

Debbie P. PinkTexasChick said...

Cristina! This is too, too cute! I love it. Y tambien te pido perdon. Hace mucho tiempo que no visito tu blog (ni el mio) pero ya estoy de regreso. :)

Christine Graves said...

Wow....love it! I had to PIN it, drool and just plain stare at it....So much more creative then just a bouquet of flowers!

Nafi Projo said...

Amazing, The color was harmonious, love it
I hope I can make it too

Carol said...

Oh my goodness -- this is just adorable, Cristina!

Thank you for popping by my blog!

Mindie Hilton said...

Featuring at this weeks party! Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time, Anything Goes linky. This is one of the cutest things I have seen in a long time.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Love, love, love this! It is so cute!!!

Virginia said...

This is SUPER sweet

Bettsi McComb said...

This is adorable! I'm pinning it and hope to make it with my granddaughter someday! Thank you!

Melissa French - The More With Less Mom said...

Yay thrifty and pretty! I pinned it. Thanks for sharing. :)

passionfruitprincess said...

Wow! That's lovely! Lucky you, finding the cute ornaments! And what a creative way of displaying them!

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