Thursday, April 7, 2022

Chic Easter Decorating Ideas

Ombré Easter eggs

Here are four chic and elegant ideas for decorating for Easter. These ombré eggs are fabulous, aren't they? They are also very easy to make - directions are below.

 From Country Living, "You can create this dramatic display with just two 0.25-ounce vials of blue dye you may already have in the kitchen. 

Set out six 12-ounce glasses, labeled A through F. 

Add one cup of boiling water and two teaspoons of white vinegar to each and stir, using a separate spoon for each glass. 

Then, mix in the color as follows: A, two drops; B, six drops; C, 10 drops; D, 20 drops; E, 45 drops; F, 60 drops. 

Submerge a hard-boiled egg in each glass. 

Steep for five minutes, or until you're happy with the hue, then remove and place in an empty egg carton to dry. Repeat with additional eggs (up to three dozen)."

These ombré eggs would be wonderful displayed on a blue and white chinoiserie platter or in a big blue and white Chinese porcelain bowl.

These wicker eggs are absolutely the cutest in person. So unique. Use them as a centerpiece, on a sideboard, or on a mantel. They are on sale online only. Click on captions to link.

Medium Threshold Woven Egg

Small Threshold Woven Egg

When I was shredding all my docs in my new shredder (see yesterday's post), I kept thinking that there must be a fun craft use for the pretty shredded paper.

Shredded Paper Baskets

"Take a page from the grade-school activity book with these delicate candy dishes, made using shredded brown lunch bags and sheets from an old dictionary. You can also use these nests to corral your decorated Easter eggs.

Step 1: Tightly cover a small bowl with plastic wrap, then flip the bowl upside down on wax paper. In another container, mix equal parts water and clear glue.

Step 2: Dip handfuls of shredded paper into the glue mixture, then immediately lay them on the bowl until it's covered.

Step 3: Lightly press dry paper strips along the outside to create a "nesty" look.

Step 4: Let dry for 12 hours; carefully pull the wrap off the bowl and away from the nest."

(Country Living)

 I posted recently abut this Famille Rose Collection at Williams Sonoma. The appetizer plates are perfect for setting the Easter table.

Famille Rose Appetizer Bunny Plates


  1. The ombre eggs are beautiful, and the shredded paper baskets are really fun and clever.

  2. Have you ever seen the eggs that Blue Ameraucana chickens lay? They really are a true blue in color, and are just beautiful.

    1. Do you mean Araucana? I use to buy them weekly in NOVA at the Farmer's Market, but have to source them here. Martha Stewart had a collection of paints based on the colors that was gorgeous.

  3. I bought one of the medium woven eggs and put a battery operated candle in it. So pretty at night!

  4. There are Araucana chickens, which I think originated in Chile. There are also Ameraucanas which, I believe, were bred in US in the 1970's. The Blue Ameraucanas were, in turn, bred to specifically lay only blue colored eggs.

    1. Fascinating. I'll have to see if I can find them here. Apparently they are hardier and without the breeding issues of Araucanas - I had a friend in NOVA that had Araucanas.