Every month, I take part in a series with a group of blogger’s called 10 Minute Decorating Ideas. This month we are sharing fast and easy decorating ideas for Easter. Here is what I made, an Easter Egg trimmed tablecloth.
I didn’t start out to make this, but when I went to buy a few bags of colorful plastic eggs to make something else, I was sad to see that every store I went to, the eggs all had two holes in the top and bottom. I assumed they were just part of the mold that the eggs are made from nowadays, but after doing some research I found that the holes are intentional so children don’t suffocate if one gets stuck in their mouth. That is why two off center holes are needed, at each end, not just one center one.
The holes do make them easier to hang or thread to make a garland, but if you used only one hole, the egg would hang on an angle or not line up perfectly in a garland since the holes are off center.
After thinking about the hole-y eggs for a while, I thought to myself, “how can I make the holes part of something decorative, to take advantage of them instead of looking at them as a flaw?”
After some experimenting, I came up with a colorful way to trim a tablecloth for Easter. It is very easy to do since you don’t need any tools, just the plastic eggs and a package of thin wire earring hoops that you can buy at the craft store for $3.00.
How To Make an Easter Egg Trimmed Tablecloth
- Plastic Easter Eggs with two holes on the top. (Target, Walmart, The Dollar Tree)
- Hoop Earrings – I bought them in the jewelry making aisle at Michaels
Here is a close-up shot of the wire hoop earring. There are a few different sizes of hoops in the package. I used the smallest ones. They are very thin and easy to bend.
- Open one wire hoop earring and a plastic egg. Thread the end of the hoop through the holes in the egg. Push the end through the ring on the other end of the wire earring hoop.
2. Repeat for all your eggs. They should look like this.
2. To attach the eggs to the tablecloth, simply open the end of the wire hoop earring and push it through the cloth, it should go right through. Put end back through ring end and squeeze to close. The thinness of the wire will not damage your tablecloth.
3. To keep the project easy to complete, I didn’t take the time to measure the amount of space between each egg. Instead I used the even falling folds of the cloth to place the eggs.
4. When you need to wash the tablecloth, removing the eggs is simple.
Can you think of other places to attach an Easter egg or two in your house for Easter this year?
For more quick and easy 10 Minute Easter Decorating ideas, check out these blogger’s ideas: