Egg-cellent Easter Table Top Projects

I found these wooden robins’ eggs on clearance for $.50 for three earlier this year, so I couldn’t refuse picking up a few to play with.
I decided to turn them into simple decorations for the Easter table. These are not going to be step by step instructions since they are such simple projects, but I still wanted to share.

My first thought was to make them into place card holders or tags for your Easter buffet.
Egg-cellent Easter Table Top Projects
To do this, I secured the eggs in a vice. Then I used a saw to cut a slot in the top of the eggs about 1/2 inch in. I tilted the slot slightly so the card insert with lean back.
Egg-cellent Easter Table Top Projects
The eggs got sanded to remove any marks from the vice and make sure the bottom was flat. After that, it was just a matter of spray painting them a flat white. It will take a few light coats to get the egg completely covered. Don’t spray too heavily or you’ll get drips.

Next I cut a couple of the eggs in half to use on napkin rings. Once again, I used a vice and saw to cut the eggs in half, sanded and painted. I made napkin rings out of ribbon and hemmed scrap fabric. Then the eggs get glued to the rings. They look elegant with just a simple blue ribbon, but vibrant and fun with the striped fabric.
Egg-cellent Easter Table Top Projects
You could also decorate your eggs. This would be a fun project for the kids. I experimented with crayons, markers and colored pencils for decorating. Sharpies gave the brightest colors. Cheap markers were really messy and the color didn’t stick well, but Crayolas worked a lot better. Color pencils gave nice pastel shades. Crayons didn’t really work at all, they mainly left clumps of wax.
Egg-cellent Easter Table Top Projects
I have a few more eggs left, any other fun ideas on how to use them on the table?
Egg-cellent Easter Table Top Projects

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