Easter Egg Trimmed Tablecloth

Decorate your kitchen or dining room in a colorful way this Easter by making a plastic Easter egg trimmed tablecloth.  The way the eggs are attached make it easy to make and launder.  

Easter table setting idea using colorful plastic Easter Eggs
How to make a Plastic Easter Egg Trimmed Table Cloth

As winter ends, I enjoy finding ways to add Spring color to my home. Flowers and colorful Easter eggs are the fastest way to add with Easter on its way.

Decorative uses for plastic Easter eggs.

Did you know how most newer plastic Easter eggs have holes in them? They look defective, but they are there for a purpose. Find out why at the end of this post.

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?”

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After some experimenting, I came up with a colorful way to trim a tablecloth for Easter.

Trimming a tablecloth 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 or online for $3.00.

How To Make an Easter Egg Trimmed Tablecloth

Plastic Easter Egg trimmed tablecloth tutorial

supplies needed:

  • 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
  • Tablecloth
  • Optional: Sharpie Laundry Marker or sharp pencil

Time needed: 1 hour and 15 minutes

How to Make a Tablecloth Trimmed with Easter Eggs

  1. Bend Earring Wires

    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.

    hoop earring jewelry finding

  2. Attach Wire To Plastic Eggs

    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.

    Easter decorating tutorial

  3. Repeat for Each Egg

    Repeat adding the wire for all your eggs. They should look like this.

    Plastic Easter egg crafts

  4. Attach Wired Eggs to Tablecloth

    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.

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  5. Measure and Mark Tablecloth

    There are two ways to figure out where to place the eggs depending on the shape of your tablecloth.

    1. Place the cloth on a flat surface. Use the tip of a sharp pencil to mark along the edge of the cloth every few inches – more or less depending on the amount of eggs you want to see on the tablecloth. I spaced my eggs every 8″.


    2. Place cloth over table. Instead of measuring and marking the edge. Sit on the floor and use the even falling folds of the cloth to mark where to place the eggs.

    Easter eggs hanging on the edge of a white tablecloth

If you like to set a colorful Easter dining table, you may also like to add these cute free printable Easter Bunny Napkin Rings to the table.

How to Wash The Easter Egg Trimmed Tablecloth After Use

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When you need to launder the tablecloth, removing the eggs is simple by bending the wire and removing it from the fabric.

  • TIP: If you plan to use the tablecloth again with the Easter eggs, consider using a laundry pen to make dots on the underside of the cloth where each egg gets attached. This way you won’t have to measure the placement again.

Why Do Plastic Easter Eggs Have Holes in Them?

I didn’t start out to make this Easter egg trimmed tablecloth, but when I went to buy a few bags of the colorful plastic eggs to make something else, I was sad to see that every store I went to, the plastic 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 won’t suffocate if one gets stuck in their mouth. This is why two off-center holes are needed, at each end, not just one center one.

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  1. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    Such a cute idea! I’m ashamed of myself because I have done nothing for Easter yet ;)

  2. What a fantastic idea and it looks simple, too. I just bought an Easter egg topiary for the entrance hall and when I looked at it more closely, I realized I could have made it myself. I think I’ll do the tablecloth just like this.

  3. Morning Diane,
    This is just the most darling idea…………love how it looks, and what a brilliant idea by the way!
    Also love how you styled the table as well. It is fresh, beautiful with just the right amount of color
    on the white background………….Definitely my style too!
    Have a lovely weekend,


  4. Mary Ann Blindt says:

    Love your great idea with the eggs! I’m thinking the 2 holes are not a flaw, but on purpose so you can hang them easily. Wish they were around when my kids were little. I remember having to make my own holes (ouch) when I used to hang them outside to make an Easter Egg tree!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Mary Ann – I have read a few different reasons for the holes in the plastic Easter eggs. Google says it is so children don’t suffocate if one gets stuck in their mouth. That is why two off center holes are needed, not one at each end. Who knows?

      It does 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 since the holes are off center. I think I would use clear fishing line to hang them so you don’t see two pieces of string/ribbon coming out the top of the egg which looks like too much and takes away from the simple egg shape.

      Since you said you used to make your own holes, you remember the sturdy plastic, not the thin plastic they are made from now. The old style closed much better, too. I wish the holes were in the middle of the egg so you could thread the ribbon/string through the hole, knot one end inside the egg and tie the other to hang it so it falls straight down. This is how we hung eggs from the tree outside my childhood home when I was growing up. How did you hang yours when you made your own hole?

  5. This is adorable!!!!!! Another idea to hook them to the tablecloth….Christmas Ornament hooks….oh, I guess you could hang Christmas Ornaments the same way…..so cute

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Great idea Trudy. Ornament hooks would work,you may have to mold them into a rounder shape, but the wire is thin it would bend easily to thread through the two holes. Thanks for sharing your idea.

  6. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    Why didn’t I think of that? Haha!! You are so clever Diane! And my it’s so you with all the pretty colors. Off to pin it now!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      You are so cute Diane Thanks and thanks for pinning. I could not live without pops of color around me. XO

  7. I love the egg tablecloth. What a sweet surprise on my table for my “Grands”…..fabulous idea….think I’ll add a little treasure inside each egg for an added treat! Thanks for your never ending ideas to add that extra little touch

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Susan – I didn’t even think about adding treats inside the eggs. That is a great idea. I am sure your grandkids will love this. Thanks for taking the time to share the idea.

  8. I just adore this “why didn’t I think of that” idea! I always look forward to this segment! Love how your mind works!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thanks Joy – It is a fun series. Yvonne from Stone Gable started it. Sometimes the easiest projects are the best. Everyone can do them since no tools are required.

  9. Diane what a fun and cue idea!!

  10. Oh my goodness, this is so adorable!

  11. Theresa M Ball says:

    Meant to say, YOU are so clever; I am not included in the cleverness.

  12. Theresa M Ball says:

    Epitome of Easter color, eggs, and dining! We are soooooo clever! Aside, I am enjoying your journey in your new home. Good luck.

  13. Oh my goodness, SO cute!

  14. This is the cutest idea ever!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Theresa – Thanks. I love finding new ways to use and repurpose items especially when there are lots of happy colors involved. :-)

  15. Diane you never cease to amaze me! This is so clever and I love the look! Perfect for Easter and a pretty pop of color to add to our table!! Thanks for sharing! xo Heather

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thanks Heather. XO

  16. I love this idea, and It looks soo pretty! The grandkids would love it too!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Amy – It is so easy to do, I bet your grandkids would like helping you do it, too :-)

  17. Those tulips are lovely and match the eggs!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Carla – I live in a small town now and the fresh flower selection at the stores around me was limited. I had to look at a few supermarkets and florists before finding them.

  18. Sheryll $ Critters. says:

    I love this. So clever, yet so easy!