I have an “EGG-celent” Easter centerpiece idea for you that is anything but your traditional easter flowers. Would you believe this fun easter table centerpiece costs just $20! It features fresh flowers designed in a ring of fresh eggshells and will have everyone talking at your easter celebration! In this post, Crafting the Perfect Easter Centerpiece: Easy on a Budget – I will take you through step-by-step on how to make this fun, budget-friendly design for your Easter table.
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Cost Breakdown of Your Budget-friendly Easter Centerpiece
Looking to save on expenses? Opt for supplies from your nearby grocery store, Aldi, or Trader Joe’s. Here’s the breakdown of costs for this delightful arrangement:
- 13 Eggs: $5.00
- Mixed bunch of small flowers with fillers: $10.00
- Mixed or single bunch of small herbs: $5.00
Create a stunning centerpiece without overspending! Dive into the details below.
About the Design
This easy centerpiece starts with 12- 13 large white eggs that you will remove the tops off and empty. I’d suggest you grab your favorite quiche recipe or breakfast egg dish and have it handy (may I suggest these Savory Breakfast Cups from Pinedaisyhouse.com). The empty eggshells are glued in a ring and this “wreath of empty eggs” will serve as your centerpiece vessel. After the wreath is made spring flowers are added. You will need to choose small blossoms and rather dainty greens for this design as large flowers such as easter lilies or gerbera daisies just won’t work for this bouquet. Below I’m sharing some cut flower options that will be an excellent choice when planning this dining room table centerpiece.
Choosing the right fresh flowers for this Easter Centerpiece
Once the top portion of the egg is removed (instructions on how to do that are below in the step-by-step instructions) you are left with a teeny tiny opening resulting in a very small “vase” if you will. Due to the design, you are essentially arranging 12-13 tiny little arrangements. The egg shells are surprisingly strong so the need for using small dainty flowers is more about scale (the correlation of one part of an arrangement to other parts – usually flower design to vase). A tiny little vessel requires dainty little flowers or the centerpiece will look heavy and disproportionate. Not to mention, being able to see the eggs is part of the charm of this unique centerpiece.
For the centerpiece pictured in this post I went to Trader Joe’s and bought some white statice, purple sea holly, and tiny miniature carnations (shades went from white to pink). For the greens, I took the liberty of using fresh herbs since I knew I would just need small short sprigs and they are super cheap. I love using fresh herbs in my floral arrangements and these little eggs started with some fresh marjoram and thyme -available at grocery stores. You can use any small flowers or greens, some options include small spring bulbs like mini daffodils, grape hyacinths or lily of the valley. Small pink tulips are the perfect spring flower and would also work, just make sure they are small. You should also consider using filler flowers. Filler flowers are the more wispy varieties of flowers such as statice, caspia, wax flower, and babies breath to name a few. The nice thing about these tiny little eggs, they don’t hold much keeping your cost down.
Tools for this Easy Easter Centerpiece on a Budget
- 12-13 fresh large white eggs
- 1-2 bunches (or a mixed bunch) of assorted fresh flowers (small/dainty)
- 1-2 small bunches of fresh herbs (or other small greens)
- Large bowl
- Plate or cake stand
- Dinner knife
- Pie plate
- Floral Design knife or scissors
- Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Frequently Asked Questions about this Easy Easter Centerpiece on a Budget
Perhaps a friend or a family member is hosting, you can let them know you are in charge of the centerpiece (a task often given to me!) and bring the Egg Centerpiece as an Easter gift for wherever your easter celebrations are taking place.
Depending on the flowers you choose a good option is 2-3 days before your Easter dinner. When buying flowers the best types of flowers are those that are just about to bloom. 2-3 days in water allows for them to open to beautiful flowers just in time for Easter Sunday.
The arrival of spring brings visions of gorgeous blooms (especially after the cold winter months) and as long as you keep the eggs filled with water you will find this centerpiece to be long-lasting. You can plan on making this centerpiece 1-2 days before your Easter celebration and enjoy it for several days after. You can also create this centerpiece using faux flowers bought at a craft store or the Dollar store.
These days you can find beautiful blooms at your local grocery stores or for a special treat and more variety head to your local flower shop. You can also buy flowers online I love to use Petal Pickers when buying flowers online.
This design includes some lovely pastel colors however it would be just as stunning in either a variety of colors or all white flowers. Early spring is actually quite colorful in nature so go with colorful blooms if that works better with your easter decorations.
Certain flowers have special significance to many and roses being one of the most popular flowers would make a great choice for this design. However, you will need to choose smaller varieties like spray roses or tea roses to make this delicate, dainty beautiful bouquet.
Easy Easter Centerpiece on a Budget
- 1 Plate or cake stand
- 1 Pie Plate
- 1 Dinner knife
- 1 Floral Design knife or scissors
- 1 hot glue gun with glue
- 12-13 Large white eggs
- 1-2 bunches Small bloom assorted fresh flowers
- 1-2 bunches Small stems of herbs or greenery
- Hold the first egg in your hand. Take a dinner knife and gently tap the top portion of the egg to create a crack. Continue by turning the egg while tapping the top portion to bring the crack around the egg.
- Once the egg is cracked all the way around, gently press your thumb into the crack to lift the top of the egg off. Discard the top portion of the eggshell.
- Discard the top of the eggshell that you removed.
- Empty the contents of the egg in a bowl. Repeat steps 1-4 for all 12-13 eggs.
- In your sink, place the eggs under running water to gently rinse then place them on a paper towel to dry.
- Glue your glue gun in to heat. Take a 9" pie plate and place in front of you. The pie plate if used to help shape the egg ring.
- Add a dab of glue to the side of the dry egg and hold a second egg to it until it dries. place both eggs around the perimeter of the pie plate.
- Continue by adding a dab of glue to the side of each egg and connect each egg to another one forming them around the perimeter of the pie plate until you create a perfect circle.
- Once the circle is formed gently lift the egg ring out of the pie plate and place on a plate or cakestand.
- Fill each egg with water 3/4 of the way to the top.
- Starting with the greens, take your design knife or scissors and cut the greens before placing them in the egg. you will only need 2-3 stems.
- Then add the flowers, largest to smallest. I first added the sea holly then the mini carnations and finished with statice.
- Each egg design should stand no more than 2" above the opening of the egg. (as shown here)
- Once the design is done display it on your Easter table either low on a plate or raised as seen here on a cake stand.
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I’ve seen some beautiful Easter centerpieces over the years but nothing as unique as this design. This delicate beauty filled with spring blooms is sure to wow your guests or use it as one of the most unexpected Easter floral gifts you have ever given.
As always get creative, use your favorite flowers just make sure they are dainty. For color palettes go with what you like – it be colorful blooms or a more muted collection of beautiful flowers. You can also choose your blooms for this easy easter centerpiece to coordinate with your table setting for a pretty table.
While you are planning your Easter celebration, be sure to check out my post on creating the perfect Easter tablescape. Learn how to elevate your table settings with a charming Easter table runner, settings with an adorable Easter bunny napkin ring, and other delightful Easter table decor. Turn your table into a pretty and festive centerpiece for your Easter gathering!
I hope you enjoyed this, Crafting the Perfect Easter Centerpiece: Easy on a Budget post. What better way to capture the Easter holiday than with spring flowers and eggs that won’t break the bank. For more spring floral ideas be sure to visit my Spring dough bowl post featuring DIY bird’s nests. Also visit my front door floral wreath with white tulips! I hope the easter bunny brings you easter baskets filled with easter eggs and most importantly – jelly beans!
Keep celebrating friends!