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DIY: Easy Easter Decorations

Colored eggs, chocolate bunnies, decorated baskets. Easter is a time for renewal and rebirth. There’s much you can do with typical Easter motifs to create holiday decorations with a spring-infused twist.

Chocolate Rabbit Display
Chocolate-imitating rabbits stand guard over nests of candy eggs. Rabbits are made of acrylic and can be displayed year after year.

Easter Nest Table Setting

Scoop up store-bought Easter basket staples to add this simple arrangement to your spring table.

How-to:
A thoughtful arrangement of candy eggs and paper grass placed within typical store-bought Easter basket staples mimics a bird’s nest when perched atop each guest’s plate. For an organic feel, choose materials with natural tones.

Marbleized Eggs

Fill a simple porcelain dish with pastel marbleized eggs. Makes a perfect centerpiece for your Easter table.

Easter-themed Place Cards

Alternate whimsical place cards with chick, bunny, or lamb designs give a festive twist at the Easter table.

Tools:
Animal templates
Scissors
Card stock
Pencil
Craft glue, such as Sobo
Tweezers
Yellow cornmeal
Black lentils
Orange lentils
White cornmeal
Red food coloring (optional)
Panko Japanese breadcrumbs
Oats
Fennel seeds, dried parsley, or dried rosemary

How-To:
1. Download and cut out the animal templates. Fold a piece of card stock in half, and trace a template onto one of the halves.
2. Cover the animal’s outline with glue, and attach desired foodstuffs. When placing items such as eyes or a beak, it’s a good idea to use tweezers. Create the chick by using yellow cornmeal for the body, a half of a split black lentil for an eye, and a piece of orange lentil for the beak. Fill in the bunny’s outline with white cornmeal, and use a black lentil for an eye; you can also mix a drop or two of red food coloring with the cornmeal to create the pink interior of the bunny’s ears. For the lamb, fill in the body with panko breadcrumbs; use a black lentil for the eye, an oat for the ear, and a half of an oat cut lengthwise for each foot.
3. To simulate grass, add some glue to the bottom of the place card, and covering with fennel seeds, dried parsley, or dried rosemary.

Daffodil Candles
Set a warm and welcoming mood for dinner guests with these flower-petal votive holders.

Tools:
Standard votives
Colored 5 3/4-by-7 1/2-inch glassine-lined flat bags
Scissors
Tape
Pencil

Click here for how-to.

Source: marthastewart.com

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