The boys helped a little with the washi tape (they love it as much as I do!), and they love the finished project. The couldn't wait to show Dad!... And I think he secretly loves it too. Hehe!
Simple Easter Centrepiece
pkg small hollow plastic eggs
small ceramic pot
Easter sign (got this at Dollarama for $1.25!)
First, I used a blunt needle and threaded the eggs for hanging. It looked like a big job, but it went pretty quickly. I just used a fine white thread and tied the loops long enough to hang the eggs.
After that, I chose as many different patterns of washi tape that I could to match the eggs. I snapped the eggs closed and taped around the seals with the different patterns. I tried not to duplicate, only a few were the same.
Next, I cut the plant foam to fit the pot and placed the wired branches in at different lengths. I just bent the stems to fit because I didn't have the motivation to go to the basement to find something to cut the wire with. (Did I mention this is a 38 week pregnant project?! The basement seemed REALLY far to go just for wire cutters.. so I improvised)
The next steps were easy. I spread the branches out as desired and then hung the eggs. I used the spares to cover the foam in the pot. The Easter sign just sits in front of the pot on the table. I think this will be nice because even after Easter has come and gone, I can take the eggs off and remove the sign, and still use the tree part as a centrepiece for longer. I will just have to find something else to cover the foam.
That's all. Simple to make and looks fantastic! The kids were absolutely in love! Its kind of bigger than I thought so it might not live on the dining room table for long, but I will find a good home for it!