Easter Place Cards

With Easter only a week and a half away, I have an easy craft to share with you that will perk up your dinner party. I saw this great project featured on Modern Parents Messy Kids:  making Easter eggs out of paint chips. Their directions are for a super cute garland, which I did make, but I made so many extra eggs for this project that I wanted to come up with something else to do with them. Follow along below to see how you can make these Easter eggs in the grass place cards too!

First, head over to Messy Parents Messy Kid's blog to get the template for the egg and how to use them with the paint chips. (They also have great directions on how make the gradient egg garland.)
Once you've determined how many eggs or place settings you'll need, cut out a corresponding amount of 2.5"x 1.25" rectangles of green construction paper

Free-handedly cut out the shape of blades of grass. Alternate long and short blades every so often. You will leave one of the long edges completely uncut, but cut the blades of grass pretty close to the straight edge.

Position the egg behind the blades of grass. Glue the egg to the blades of grass that end up behind the egg.
To add the names to the eggs I cut out small rectangles and then glued them to the front of the grass and the egg. It's easier to write the names on the rectangles before you cut out or glue on.  

And you're done! I used some brownie bites I made the other night to show them off, but with the sharp toothpick end you could insert them anywhere.

I added a little twist to my paint chip eggs for the place card project versus the egg garland - the dots and stripes! I used a white pen I use for scrapbooking to add polka dots, stripes, and zig zags to my eggs. In my family, when we dye eggs, we always do that with a wax crayon and I thought it was fitting to add this tradition to my project. In the same vein, you could skip making tags for people's names and just use the white pen to write the names directly on the egg. I hope you guys enjoyed! 

Here's how my garland turned out, just in case you were curious


  1. Hi Sarah,

    These turned out great! I'm so glad you liked my original DIY. I posted pics of the place cards and the garland on my pinterest page of reader projects. You can check it out here:


    Keep up the good work :)


  2. Love the garland, doing one of these too! Love your blog, now following! Miss Walker xoxo