A DIY Natural Easter Centerpiece {Tutorial}

Today is a great day! I am participating in an #AllThingsEaster Grown-up Giveaway with a bunch of other fabulous bloggers (read on)! AND…I get to share a fun craft and simple yet gorgeous centerpiece with you all! A DIY Natural Easter Centerpiece to be exact.

26 recipes, ideas and more from 26 bloggers to make your Easter memorable, hosted by Colleen of Souffle Bombay and Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond.

To make this Easter even more memorable for 2 lucky readers, we have some fabulous giveaways that any grown up would love to get in their Easter Basket from John Boos (ah-mazing cutting boards and more!), The Spice House (an online spot with a fabulous spice collection), Wilton Armetale (gorgeous servingware), Divine Chocolates (the name says it all – add in farmer owned and fair trade and it’s perfect) & The Tree Hut (natural body products)!!

I wanted something for the dining room table that was natural and simple. I wanted it to have a touch of elegance yet some of the kids in it too. It turned out perfectly.


bbbWe started with a fun activity that I remember from when I was a kid, blowing out Easter eggs. C and G and I went outside to experiment one day and had a blast. They were mesmorized!

First we took a bunch of eggs. They were not from the farm. I didn’t waste those though later I thought, wouldn’t it have been cool to have some blue eggs in there?

Then I grabbed a safety pin. Here’s where you have to be careful. I poked a small(ish) hole in one end of the egg (this one is the side you blow on) and a slightly larger hole in the opposite side (that’s the side the yolk comes out). The kids were kind of in awe at first and then they were kind of grossed out and then they were in awe again when they felt how light the egg shell was when the yolk and white were gone! <– Don’t worry, I didn’t toss the yoks and whites. I made a quiche! Though you don’t have to, I always give them a quick rinse and swish and then let them dry.

Next up? Painting. Using washable paints and toothpics, I let them have as it. I did mix the colors with a bit of white just to tone it down for Easter. :) This was the part that my kids loved. I knew they would!


The “bouquet” part was easy. Last year I did some “plant swapping” at a friend’s house. She has this amazing willow tree in her backyard, it’s called Manzanita, and it has these gorgeously awkward curvy branches. I took some of my favorites and cut them down a bit with my pruners.

Into the glass vase, ribbon around the outside of the vase and voila!

The only step left was to “decorate my centerpiece”. I used hot glue to affix the baker’s twine to create an ornament affect.

I grabbed my glass vase with curly willow branches and got hanging.


The centerpiece turned out amazing. I am in love and hoping that we can just keep changing the ornaments for the season. :)

There are 6 days left until Easter. Here’s the perfect list of things to create to make it super special! Now let me introduce these amazing bloggers who are participating in this #AllThingsEaster Giveaway with me! Check out these awesome Easter ideas (oh and make sure to follow our Pinterest board for more inspiration and ideas!!!


Ideas for Leftover Easter Eggs

Giant Deviled Egg | Souffle Bombay

Easter Breakfast Recipe Ideas

Easter Breakfast Casserole | How I Pinch A Penny

Lemon Blueberry French Toast Bake with Lemon Mint Cream | O’Boy! Organic

Dutch Baby | The Naughty Mommy

Easter Dinner Recipe Ideas

Scallion & Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes | Musings of a Housewife

Baked Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Casserole | We’re Parents!?

Cheesy Potato Casserole | Coupon Cutting Mom

Easter Dessert Recipe Ideas

Peanut Butter Eggs | Real: The Kitchen & Beyond

Toasted Angel Food Cake Parfait | What the Heck’s a Bonbon?

Easter Lemon Cookies {Allergy Friendly} | Chockababy

Individual Lemon Meringues | Pandora’s Deals

Peeps in the Pond Trifle | Opera Singer in the Kitchen

Rice Krispie Pops/Chocolate Covered Pretzels | A Grande Life

Easter Cocktail Recipe Ideas

Raspberry Beer Float | Teaspoon of Spice

The Peter Cottontail Cocktail | Can’t Google Everything

Bunnytail-tini | Mommy Snapped

Easter Decorating Ideas

Easter Printable | Diapered Daze and Knights

Easter Centerpiece | The Vintage Mom

Jellybean Tree Centerpiece | Look What Mom Found

Easter Gift Ideas

Allergy Friendly Non-Toxic Easter Basket | Mom-Blog    

Naturally Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs | Inspired Family

Sugar Free Easter Basket Ideas | philly fun 4 kids

Easter Fun

5 Easter Activities for Kids | Mama Teaches

Taking Great Easter Photos | Life with Kaishon

Frugal Easter Basket Ideas & Menu

Easter Egg Pass | A Life in Balance

We would like to give a huge thank you to the companies that made this give away possible. Thank you to John Boos for the beautiful maple cutting board, The Spice House for their spice and baking gift sets, Divine Chocolate for their luxuriously rich Fair Trade Chocolate gift basket, Wilton Armetale for the elegant egg plate, and Tree Hut for the body scrub and lotion.

Onto the prizes;)

One of you will win this a-mazing Signature Spice Box Set from the Spice House (wait till you try the Vulcan’s Fire Salt!) as well as this incredibly gorgeous John Boos Maple Cutting Board with handles…it has handles! Swoon!


And one of you will win a delicious Bakers Spice Box from The Spice House (the Chicago Sugar will change your life!), this gorgeous set of decadent chocolates from Divine Chocolate (chocolates!!) this beautiful Flutes & Pearls Egg Tray from Wilton Armetale (they have such pretty pieces) and an awesome Tree Hut Duo of Shea Sugar Scrub and Body Lotion – (time to pamper yourself)!


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About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. I have never ever tried blowing out the center of an egg, but today is the day the kids and I will give it a shot! Great tutorial and idea! Love it!
    Brandi recently posted…5 Easter Activities for Kids – All Things EasterMy Profile

  2. We used to make blown eggs when we were kids with my Hungarian grandma! I can’t wait to try again. Thanks for the awesome idea!!
    Cindy recently posted…Toasted angel food cake parfait: Part of the All Things Easter fabulous blog roundup and GIVEAWAY!My Profile

  3. Very cute! : )
    Life with Kaishon recently posted…How To Take Fabulous Easter Pictures :: Easter, 2014My Profile

  4. OMGosh! I love this Lauryn! It came out gorgeous! I have never done a blown eggs…I bet my kids would love it – it’s on my to-do list this week! The branches you found are stunning too!
    Colleen (Souffle Bombay) recently posted…Giant Deviled EggMy Profile

  5. What a great activity, so much fun!
    Gina Badalaty recently posted…Creating an Allergy Friendly Non-Toxic Easter Basket #AllThingsEasterMy Profile

  6. Absolutely beautiful! I have some light wooden eggs so I might cheat and use them instead but like the tutorial on blown eggs.

  7. Somehow I don’t think the sticks I have in my backyard will turn out as nice :(
    Lindsay recently posted…Knee Deep: #RHOC RecapMy Profile

  8. What a COOL idea!! Love it.
    Noelle (@singerinkitchen) recently posted…Double Chocolate Cake with Spiked Raspberry FillingMy Profile

  9. Wow, that is super easy and cute. Your tree branches are adorable. Mine are less sculpt and more sticklike around here.
    Heather recently posted…Healthy Essentials® Products Have You Covered for Earth DayMy Profile

  10. These are so sweet. I love how it came out and I bet your littles loved blowing out the eggs. I’ve never done that so I’m a little nervous about doing it with a 3 and 6 year old but you’ve given me some courage to try it!
    Jennifer O recently posted…Sugar Free Easter Basket IdeasMy Profile

  11. This is so perfect. I love this Easter piece, and even more that the kids can help with it.
    Hether M recently posted…Blueberry Lemon Donut French Toast BakeMy Profile

  12. I love this idea! Great for the kids!
    Larisha recently posted…Top 15 Best Companies I Learned About at the Philly Farm FestMy Profile


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