Daffodils + Eggs = Easter

This year Easter aligns perfectly with spring break.  I am someone who really appreciates this sort of cosmic intervention…kind of like when your birthday falls on a Saturday, but arguably, even better.  Accordingly, we head out of town the day after Easter Sunday and I did not necessarily feel like spending a fortune on flowers that would be left alone for a week.  Whenever I’m that situation, I look to my garden and then, Trader Joe’s (in that order).

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This camellia bush has been kind to me for years, providing me with lush pink blossoms for many dinner parties.  Clipped and tucked in a bud vase,  camellia blossoms add a pop of color to any table or nightstand.

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But I really don’t think there’s a flower more fitting for Easter than daffodils. It is the quintiessential spring bloom-  bright, cheerful, and playful.  And at $1.49 a bunch it simply will not break your bank even during the toughest of times.

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Okay, so we’ve got the flowers covered.  What about the table?  I decided to make homemade candles using tea lights and egg shells.  So easy!  Can you crack an egg?

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If so, you got this.

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Gently pull the shell apart and use the egg for something else (breakfast?).

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Carefully wash out the shell under a cold, gentle stream of water, using your finger to rinse out the egg.

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Insert a tea candle into the shell.

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Voila!  Little egg candles.  NBD.

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Scattered down a table with daffodils in bud vases?  Yup, that’ll do.  Now what about name cards?  I found an old Piperlime box in my garage and was inspired by the pretty green patterned cardboard.

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So I used scissors to cut into a roughly 3 x 2 name card and wrote names on them with a Sharpie.

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Now if you’re not a craft hoarder like me and you don’t happen to have a Piperlime box in your garage (after all, they are out of business), fear not, any patterned paper will do.  Michael’s has them in droves for 39 cents a piece.  Propped against a bud vase, I think it makes quite the statement.

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Use what you have, be creative, have fun and do not make it a big deal.  Happy Easter to all my peeps!