Liven up your Easter table with these adorable and easy-to-make Easter place card holders. Once you create the place card holder, let your creativity soar in the painting step. Paint them all a monochromatic bold hue to make a statement, go colorful and paint each one a different pastel, or mix things up and paint dip your eggs for a new trendy tradition. Any way you go, these will add a special handmade touch to your table that guests will surely notice.
- Wooden Easter eggs
- 1/16-inch thick wire
- Wire cutters
- Needle-nose pliers
- Drill with a 1/16-inch drill bit
- Sanding block
- Place cards
1. Sand the bottom
Sand down the bottom of each wooden egg to create a flat surface to evenly rest on the table. Use a sanding block for more effective and secure sanding.
2. Drill your wire hole
Using a drill and a 1/16-inchdrill bit, drill approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the way into the wood egg to create a secure hole for your wire place card holder. Repeat this step for the rest of your eggs.
3. Create the wire place card holder
Using wire cutters, cut approximately 3-inch segments to be used as your place card holders. Once cut, use the needle-nose pliers to bend the end into a circle to hold the place card. Do this for as many wooden eggs as you have, creating one holder for each egg.
4. Paint the eggs
Once the holes for the place cards have been drilled and the wire has been cut to size and tested, it is time to paint the eggs. Using craft paint, apply a thin coat to each egg and let it dry. You will most likely need to add a second coat of paint once the first coat is dry for an even finish.
5. Paint dip the eggs
This is an optional step if you want to add something a little extra to your egg placeholders. Once your paint coat on the eggs dries, you can choose to dip them in a contrasting paint color to give them a paint-dipped look. Do this by placing paint into a larger open container (like a plastic cup, shown here).
Slowly and carefully dip each egg, submerging only about 1/5 to 1/4 of the egg into the paint. Remove the egg slowly without bumping it on the inside of the cup, and set it on wax paper to dry.
6. Put it all together
Once the eggs are completely dry, insert the wire place card holders again, gently place your cards into the wire holders, and you are finished!
Now enjoy a wonderful Easter dinner with your loved ones.