How to Make a Modern Easter Centerpiece

Use neutral colors and natural materials to create an easy, elegant Easter centerpiece.

Show off your Easter flair with a simple, modern approach. The simplicity of this centerpiece comes from neutral colors and pared-down natural elements. Bold, hand-drawn graphics add a modern touch. After painting foam eggs with a matte finish, you are just minutes away from a stunning Easter table.

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Create a simple Easter table

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Materials needed:

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Create a simple Easter table

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

  • 1-2 dozen foam eggs
  • matte finish neutral spray paint - grey, white, khaki
  • black permanent marker
  • feathers of varying sizes in neutral colors
  • string or twine
  • small nests
  • floral with small buds
  • burlap table runner
  • white craft paint
  • paint brush
  • bowl or small planter
  • moss
Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Begin by painting the eggs in neutral colors. To make things easier insert a toothpick in the bottom of the egg. Insert the other end into a sheet of foam. Apply a second coat if necessary.

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Create a simple Easter table

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

When the eggs have dried, embellish some with random patterns made with the permanent marker. For some add a simple, small feather with a glue stick. For others, wrap a bit of string or twine around the center. Leave some of the eggs plain.

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Create a simple Easter table

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Create a simple Easter table

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Snip branches from floral sprays to weave around the edges of tiny nests.

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Create a simple Easter table

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Use carbon paper or a stencil to outline a bunny silhouette on a burlap table runner at both ends of the table. Place paper towels beneath the burlap and fill in the outline with white craft paint. Allow to dry completely before proceeding.

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Create a simple Easter table

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Stuff a planter or bowl with paper. Arrange moss on top of the paper to cover it. Place a few eggs on the moss. Fill in with a few small feathers. Arrange the nests around the planter, extending a bit through the center of the table.

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Simple Modern Easter Table Centerpiece

Make a simple Easter table centerpiece

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Fill each nest with just a bit of moss and then a couple of eggs and feathers. Fill in the space around the nests with more moss, eggs and feathers. Be sure to keep a good mix of decorated and undecorated eggs. 

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