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A Fresh Take On A Modern Easter Tablescape || Marbled Egg DIY

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photography by  katie parra  for  coco+kelley  || art direction and styling by  cassandra lavalle

photography by katie parra for coco+kelley || art direction and styling by cassandra lavalle

Easter has always been a bit hit or miss for Nate and I since we got married and it bums me out a little. Celebrating in Australia never feels quite the same, it's fall, we don't have kids yet and all of our family is in the states so we usually just go to church and that's about it. This year will be similar but we decided to finally have a conversation and plan some new traditions we want to implement next year. I love the idea of a big family Easter brunch (but where I don't cook - I just get to make a beautiful tablescape. ha) and have an Easter Egg hunt for our futures littles but also make sure they understand that we celebrate Jesus at Easter and that we teach them that along with the "fun", chocolate bunnies and marshmallow peeps. 

photography by  katie parra  for  coco+kelley  || art direction and styling by  cassandra lavalle

photography by katie parra for coco+kelley || art direction and styling by cassandra lavalle

photography by  katie parra  for  coco+kelley  || art direction and styling by  cassandra lavalle

photography by katie parra for coco+kelley || art direction and styling by cassandra lavalle

So while we are just having a low key long weekend I wanted to share this beautiful tablescape from Coco+Kelley. Such a non-traditional and fresh take on Easter entertaining with all the high contrast black and white with the touch of green and gold to warm things up and adding a hint of glam. I love how understated the modern Easter (basket) floral centerpiece and marbled eggs so it's not like the Easter bunny basket just exploded up on your table. Job well done ladies and I am definitely inspired for next year's tabledecor - stay tuned! 

You can find last year's Easter post - Marbled Egg DIY HERE!

photography by  katie parra  for  coco+kelley  || art direction and styling by  cassandra lavalle

photography by katie parra for coco+kelley || art direction and styling by cassandra lavalle

photography by  katie parra  for  coco+kelley  || art direction and styling by  cassandra lavalle

photography by katie parra for coco+kelley || art direction and styling by cassandra lavalle

A Fresh Take On A Modern Easter Tablescape || Marbled Egg DIY || Alexandria Mavis Blog

Want to make these egg's ^ You can find last year's Easter Post - Marbled Egg DIY HERE!

Anthropologie Hack // DIY Clay Egg Carton

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Anthropologie Hack // DIY Clay Egg Carton
Anthropologie Hack // DIY Clay Egg Carton
Anthropologie Hack // DIY Clay Egg Carton

Happy Easter!! I've had a ceramic/stoneware egg carton on my christmas list for years and still have managed to not have one. My favourite is from anthropologie and as we don't have an Anthro here on the Gold Coast the next best thing was to make our own! Plus most Easter decor can be a bit cheesy but this carton along with our Marbled Indigo Dyed Eggs will suit your mid-century modern style ;)

Anthropologie Hack // DIY Clay Egg Carton

|| What You'll Need ||

  • Half a dozen egg carton (empty)

  • Air Dry molding clay

  • Water

  • Sand paper

  • Gloss Varnish 

Anthropologie Hack // DIY Clay Egg Carton // From Gold Blog

|| Directions ||

-Cut the top off the egg carton so you just have the bottom half and the roll out the clay.

-Lay the rolled out clay over the top of the egg carton and start in the middle shaping and molding it into the carton.

-Once you have the basic shape begin dipping your hand in water and smoothing over all the small holes and edges. 

-Leave the carton and clay to drive overnight and then once dry peel off the cardboard carton. 

-Next take your sandpaper and smooth over/sharpen the edges that need it. 

-Lastly, add a couple coats of varnish to add a glossy finish and let fully dry. 

Anthropologie Hack // DIY Clay Egg Carton
Anthropologie Hack // DIY Clay Egg Carton

DIY adapted by Fall For DIY

Indigo Marbled Eggs // Easter DIY

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Indigo Marbled Eggs // Easter DIY // From Gold Blog

We might be the last on the Indigo band wagon but we love it as much as the next blogger. So add marble and indigo and we just couldn’t resist! Next up maybe a couple pillows! 

Indigo Marbled Eggs // Easter DIY

 

|| What You’ll Need ||

  • Faux eggs (or empty real eggs - see last year’s post) 
  • A container (that you don’t mind getting paint on it) 
  • Blue indigo nail polish
  • Rubber gloves or tongs-Stir stick 
  • Water (room temperature) 

|| Directions ||

-Fill the container 3/4 full with water and add a small amount of polish.

-Lightly stir with the paint until the desired marble look is achieved. 

-Dip an egg into the paint/water until it’s completely submerged and then allow eggs to dry (we rested them on needles in styrofoam). 

Indigo Marbled Eggs // Easter DIY // From Gold Blog
Indigo Marbled Eggs // Easter DIY
Indigo Marbled Eggs // Easter DIY // From Gold Blog
Indigo Marbled Eggs // Easter DIY