Interior Designer Ani Semerjian gives us some fabulous ideas for DIY Easter centerpieces on the NBC 10! Show. Learn how to make a Marshmallow Peep Topiary, Easter Egg Salt and Pepper Servers, an egg carton Floral Arrangement, Paper Mache Egg and Carrot Wrapped Utensils
I love Easter and I love coming up with fun and creative tabletop ideas for Easter Brunch!
Here's a super-easy idea I came up with to serve salt and pepper for your special Easter celebration.
Take an egg, crack it gently around the top quarter with a serrated knife. Empty out the contents and rinse it thoroughly to get the yolk and residue all out. Dry the egg well. I found that the best way to dry the egg is to put a chopstick in a glass and hang the egg upside down for a day (at least overnight). You want to make sure the eggshell is dried well because it hardens the shell.
I cut the corner of an empty egg carton as a holder, put some moss on the bottom, and glued a ribbon around the perimeter. You can paint the carton, eggs, and be as creative and colorful as you wish! I chose to stick with a neutral color palate because I tend to gravitate towards neutrals.
With a black paint marker I wrote the "S" and "P" and let it dry. Pour the salt and pepper in the shells and get a small spoon on the side to serve. I bought my spoon from Kitchen Kapers, but I'm sure you can find one at any cooking store. If you have a long table, make 2 of these, one for each side of the table.
On my DIY Easter Tabletop decor segment on the NBC 10! Show in Philadelphia, one of the topics I discussed was how to make a paper mache easter egg which I filled with fabulous smelling Potpourri from Greenleaf
Gift Company. It may look hard to do but it's super easy! All you need is the following:
1. Balloons -
2. White Glue
Blow up the oval balloons to the size you want your Easter eggs to be. If you want larger eggs, use larger balloons. If you want smaller eggs use water balloons.
In a disposable tin, make your paper mache paste by mixing 2 parts white glue to 1 part water. Mix this well until it is a watery but smooth consistency. Cut or rip strips of newspaper about 4 inches long and 2 inches wide.
Dip the strips of newspaper in the glue and stick them to the balloon. Do this in a crisscross pattern, being careful to leave a little space in the opening of the balloon, in other words, don't cover this part. Once you have covered the entire ballon, do another layer of newspaper strips dipped in glue. You will need at least 2 layers, preferably more if you want a more sturdy egg. Let the balloon dry overnight.
Once its dry, take an xacto knife and cut the balloon knot (opening) and the balloon will pop on the inside of the egg. Believe it or not, the glue ends up not sticking to the balloon! I was surprised when this happened. Then you can cut the egg into the shape you want the opening to be, to fill with potpourri, candy, whatever your heart desires! Then paint the egg the color of your choice, let dry, and fill!