The long Easter weekend is on its way – hurrah! – so if you’re looking for a lovely decoration for your Easter table then you might want to give today’s craft project a go. However, do not do this project if you’re in rush like I was when I attempted it; you will end up with sticky fingers, paint on your clothes and a healthy dose of rage (the whole thing nearly ended up in the bin).
When we were younger we would always spend Easter at my grandparents’ home in Devon. I always preferred it to Christmas because Easter morning became such a ceremony – my sisters and I would have to stay upstairs whilst the Easter table was set. All of our eggs would be piled up around our table mat with lots of pretty decorations that my grandmother would make, as well as the ones we made for her every year at school, which she always kept and brought out again the following year. We’d rush in to the breakfast room and frantically count how many eggs we each had, always hoping we’d have the most and then gorge on chocolate for the rest of the day! Such happy memories.
If my grandmother could see what I’ve made today, I know it would have made her smile.
You will need:
Egg carton (if I’d had more time I would have used a 12 egg carton)
Eggs – cut the top of each one and empty and wash them
Pretty paper – I used Liberty wrapping paper that you buy in store
PVA glue,water and paint brush
Paint and brush – I used Fired Earth Ultramarine Ashes
Little flowers from the garden
I hope you like it – I’m quite glad now that I didn’t throw it in the bin!