Dress your table for an Easter to remember

Get into the spirit of the holiday and set up a memorable Easter table with these family-friendly craft projects.

Family-friendly projects to dress your table

Easter is a time for family – and feasting! Nothing sets the tone better and makes the weekend’s main meal feel more like an occasion than an expertly dressed table. The following projects are easy to create and are ideal for involving the kids by making wooden bunnies and styling up a stunning centrepiece.

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Project 1: Hanging centrepiece

Tools and materials
Bar clamps
- Measuring tape and pencil
Safety equipment 
Drill with 12mm spade drill bit
Scissors
Stud finder
- 1200mm x 300mm x 18mm merbau finger-jointed panel
- Twisted rope
- EHI 50mm zinc-plated cup hooks

Steps
1. Secure the panel to a workbench or table with bar clamps. Measure 3cm from the top and sides of board in each corner, and mark with a cross. Wearing safety glasses, drill holes. Cut rope to two desired lengths. Thread ends through each hole and tie a secure knot, making sure rope lengths are even.

2. Use the stud finder to locate a ceiling joist (see safety tip on page 69). Mark desired locations of hooks and drill pilot holes, using a bit slightly smaller than hooks. Secure hooks into holes to hang panel. 

Easter inspiration

Project 2: Bunny ornament

 Tools and materials
- Scissors and sewing needle 
- Craft glue
- Assorted felt sheets
- Raw wood round beads in two sizes 
- 75m jute twine

Steps
1. Line up the smaller bead on top of the larger one. Measure a length of twine 2.5 times the length of the stacked beads. Fold the twine in half. Holding the ends together, thread twine through both beads, leaving a loop at the top. Knot the ends at the base of the bottom bead. 

2. Cut teardrop shapes out of the felt. Use a needle to carefully push the felt shapes into the hole in the top bead to make bunny ears, and secure with a dab of craft glue. 

 

Easter inspiration

Project 3: Cheese platter

Tools and materials
- Drill 
- Tape measure
- Pencil
- 1800mm x 405mm x 18mm Acacia Golden Teak oiled panel
- 192mm brushed copper square handles

Steps
1. Have your panel cut to size in store (ours would make at least two platters). Measure 7cm in from each end and draw a line with a pencil. Centre handles along line and mark position of screw holes. 

2. Drill pilot holes through board and secure handles with provided screws.

Tip: Any timber used for constructing a food platter must have a food-safe finish*

*Nut-free finishing oils, such as Feast Watson Orange Oil, are available.

Have yourself an Easter fare!

Head into your local Bunnings to pick up materials needed to make this Easter one to remember. 

Photo credit: Cath Muscat.

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