Ombre Easter Table
I love everything about this centerpiece. It’s the perfect pop of color while still keeping it modern. I’ll be honest I’m a bit scared to play with color. I can never make my mind up on a set of colors and I feel like I’ll pick too many and regret it later.
Ombre is such a fun way to decorate. My last ombre project were my ugly stairs in my craft room that I transformed into a sea of blue colors. I’d make everything ombre if I could!! 😀
This Easter centerpiece was inspired by a basket of eggs with some flowers I saw recently. The eggs were pure white and it looked beautiful but, I decided to spice things up a bit and the idea of making an ombre basket wouldn’t leave my mind.
Ombre eggs – Coloring your pink eggs
Okay so you can do this technique with any color it doesn’t have to be pink. I used the color petal rose in the wilton brand. ( I think michaels and joanns sells this)
What you’ll need
- 3 cups of luke warm water
- 1 dab of food color
- paper towels
- Bowl (small enough for the 3 cups of water to cover the eggs)
- Two vases or glasses
- Basket (I purchased mine at michaels)
- 2 Plastic bags
- Hard boiled eggs
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TIP: So I hit a few bumps along the way with this ombre technnque.
#1 If you look at the photo below you’ll noticed this food color is a bit on the thicker side therefor I had a few clumps the wouldn’t dissolve even with a good whisk. I didn’t think the clumps would do any harm so I just left them. WRONG!! Some of the eggs had dark pink stains. So if I were to do this again I would probably dilute the food color in hot water before adding it to my tub of water.
#2 When dying my eggs I had them to close to one another in the bowel. Therefor wherever they touched the eggs had white spots. I learned to move them around every once in a while that solved the problem.
This technique couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is keep you eggs in your bowl of food color different amounts of time.
My lightest eggs were simply dipped and dried on a paper towel. Then I did some 30 seconds ones and ranging all the way up 4 minutes. To make things easier you can separate the dying process into three sections and do 30 sec, 1.5 minutes, and 4 minutes. This will give you three shades of pink. Keep in mind depending on the amount of food dye you use your times might need to be altered.
To put your centerpiece together you’ll need a basked and two vases or glass. I used steamless wine glasses from the dollar store.
Following that line the edges of your basket with your darkest shade.
This was my first attempt at trying to making my glasses stay in the center. I used 3-4 plastic bags and cushioned them all around the glasses.
Unfortunately that was a failed attempt. As I started adding more eggs you could see the plastic through the cracks.
So I removed all the bags and simply added one in the center. It worked perfect!
To finished it off simply keep working your way up using a lighter and lighter shade until your basket is full.
Here’s the video tutorial.
How beautiful is that!
YEP!! I’m in love with it.
And how cute are those bunny ears!! PS. I made these napkin rings from some gold wire I got at Michaels.
I’m not going to lie there is an upside and a downside to this centerpiece. The downside is if you’re making this centerpiece in a fairly decent size you’re looking at using A LOT of eggs. I used about 3.5 dozen eggs. Maybe that’s not to bad, HAHA but we’re a family of 3 and it’s bit much for us. Upside?!! If you have family coming over they can all have boiled eggs from the Easter basket. 😀 😀 It’s a win win kind of centerpiece!! YEY!! HEHE..
That’s it for this ombre beauty. I hope it inspired you to create your own!
Here are some more ideas for your Easter table!