Sunday, March 28, 2010

DIY Centerpiece: Easter Kissing Ball

Remember my post on holiday kissing balls from Christmas? I did a special version of my own for Easter this year, to be used as a centerpiece or to hang in a doorway or above a buffet.

I took a grapevine ball, which can be easily found at a local craft store or florist, and fit a few blown-out eggs through one opening. If you've never blown out eggs it's pretty simple, just a bit tedious. Pierce opposite ends of an egg, making one hole larger than the other. Use something sharp (I use a metal cake tester) to break up the yolk, put your lips to the small hole, then blow the egg out. Wash with water and expel as much of the moisture as you can, then let the egg dry thoroughly.

I topped my Easter kissing ball with a loop of pretty green ribbon for hanging. The grapevine gives the feel of a large nest wrapping around the eggs. Couldn't be easier!


3 comments:

  1. How clever! Thanks for the tip on using a cake tester! Brilliant!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

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  2. I use the cake tester to do the piercing of the egg shells too. Works pretty great!

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  3. love it!
    Ashley @ www.rahouck.blogspot.com

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