Creating a beautiful Easter table is such a happy task. This year I thought it’d be fun to create sweet little egg-filled nests and place one on each plate as part of a lovely Easter and springlike tablescape. The best part is that it takes just a few supplies and not much patience to create each little nest. I’ll show you how to DIY your own.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Greenery, filler flowers, or herbs with flexible, twig-like stems such as baby’s breath or rosemary
- Low temperature glue gun
- Kitchen shears or garden clippers
Your objective is to create three wreath-like circles out of the greenery in sizes small, medium, and large.
It’s easiest to start with your biggest “wreath” first. Begin by clipping off a piece of greenery and bending it into a circle as large as you want the finished nest to be. Use your non-dominant hand to hold the greenery in place once you get it to the size you want.
Next, while continuing to hold the greenery in place with your non-dominant hand, begin to twist and tuck the loose end of the herbs until it can hold on it’s own long enough for you to add some dabs of glue with your low-temp glue gun. If you have a hard time getting it to hold on its own, you can glue into place as you go along. Repeat with a medium wreath and then a small wreath and then stack the three, starting with the smallest on the bottom, then the medium, then the large, and gluing them all together until it forms one nest. Make as many as you need for your table and finish by filling with darling little speckled chocolate eggs.
Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.