As a kid, Easter was always one of my favorite holidays. I believe it was on Easter when I developed a deep love for florals, remembering how excited I was to “shop” for my “Easter dress” which usually consisted of pointing to a picture of a flowery, lace-trimmed dress in a catalog and having my mom call to order it by phone (wow).
Aside from the florals, Easter decor is always so much fun to play around with. Being far away from my own family, I’m headed to Neal’s this year. It’s his mom’s turn to host, so I was excited for the opportunity to dust off my DIY skills! Two of Julie’s favorite things are bird’s nests (obviously, because they’re adorable) and robin’s egg blue. Naturally, I wanted her tablescape to reflect her personality, so these little bird’s nest place settings were born! Luckily for you guys, these are a snap to whip up even if you wait until Easter morning! Here’s how to do it:
Start with boiling your eggs. Use enough for each place setting, place a few extra (you’ll definitely lose a few to cracks and some inevitable egg-dying mishaps).
While your eggs are boiling, start folding your “napkin nests”. Start with square napkins, lying them completely flat.
Roll the napkin from one corner to the other.
Make a loop with the rolled napkin, tying it into a loose knot.
Knot should have a small circle in the middle
Finish by tucking in both ends — your nest is done!
Add your dyed Easter eggs!
Choose the colors wisely — they should compliment the color scheme of your table. Avoid using too many colors and stay with muted, pastel tones in order to keep your decor from looking kitschy.
Add finishing touches
Personalize. Here I’ve cut some egg shaped card stock in half, and customized them with my favorite “Bon Appetit” stamp from Papersource. You can use any shape of card stock that you have on hand (in a pinch, you could probably even use a cute post-it note!) Use this to write your guests’ names, an Easter message, or even a cute shape.
Fresh Florals: Don’t forget to add plenty of beautiful flowers! I love my bouquet here (c/o) from The Bouq’s Co. — they deliver fresh and beautiful bouquets right to your door, starting at just $40! They have a huge selection to choose from, including my favorites –Ranunculus, Peonies, Hydrangeas, and more. They look fresh from the Farmer’s Market around the corner.
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