An Easter centerpiece – my latest craft project!

We usually go to my Mom and Dad’s place for Easter dinner and an action packed egg hunt each year. However, this year my Mom was feeling a little under the weather, so I offered to host it at my house. I would make the ham and green beans, and Mom would make her delicious brown rice. My brother, who is our deviled egg expert, would bring some gourmet, spicy eggs, and my Dad would plan the hunt and hide the eggs. My parents give away prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th…and so on until everyone is covered… place. There are typically chocolate bunnies for the kiddies and bottles of wine for the adults. Sometimes this event turns into a contact sport! Big competition! And we never seem to find all of the eggs. Dad does such a great job that we end up finding them for years to come.

easter pseudo-recycled centerpiece

easter pseudo-recycled centerpiece

Since I suddently found myself hosting Easter and usually don’t get to, the artist side of me wanted to create something cute for the dinner table. I collect various containers from my recycle bin, and I thought a Vigo breadcrumb container might work nicely for what I had in mind. I picked out several bright Easter colors from my felt collection and searched my yard for the perfect tree branch that I painted a light pink with some of my leftover spray paint. Scissors, a needle and thread, glue and some dirt from the yard and this is what I ended up with…an Easter egg tree!

The only thing I would do differently is replace the soil with some floral foam to make it lighter and easier to store. I had to remove the dirt from this one to pack it away. But I didn’t have to make a trip to the store to buy supplies!

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