Easter Egg Place Card Holders

Posted by Stephanie Chan

It was so fun to make these Easter Egg Place Cards out of Smoothfoam eggs, which can be decorated as you wish to fit your holiday place setting!

Here's What You'll Need

  • Smoothfoam 3" Eggs
  • Craft knife or foam cutter
  • Paint (I used chalky finish paint but you can also use acrylic paint)
  • Baker's twine
  • Cardstock
  • 3/4" Round hole punch
  • Xyron sticker maker
  • Scissors
  • Wood disks
  • White glue

Let's Get Crafty!

Cut off the bottom of the egg so that it's flat and can stand up. I used my craft knife but you can also use a foam cutter. If you're using a craft knife, be careful! Keep your fingers away.

Cut a slit along the top of the egg, then cut another slit about 1/8" next to it. Do this on both sides of the egg. Use your knife to carefully pry out the piece of foam, leaving the space to insert your place card.

Smoothfoam is made differently from the usual Styrofoam you're used to, in that the surface is completely smooth and you can paint it. I tried my favorite chalky finish paints and they worked great! I pierced the eggs with a wood skewer through the hole that was already in the eggs so I could hold the skewer while I paint instead of the egg itself (to avoid smearing the paint with my hands). Here are the eggs after the first coat (I painted two coats).

While the paint dries, you can start working on your embellishments. I decided to make these swirlies with baker's twine. First, punch a circle out of cardstock and apply adhesive to one side (I used my Xyron).

With the adhesive side face-up, start applying baker's twine along the outside edge and go all the way around.

Keep going round and round until you reach the center, and trim off the twine.

Finally, add adhesive to the other side. I ran it through my handy Xyron again.

I made six swirlies per egg and stuck them on, three on each side. Then, I used white glue to stick on a wood disk to serve as a stand.

I used my Xyron to adhere some baker's twine to some cardstock, then I tied a bow and added a little bit of glue to the knot to stick it to the top of the card. All that's left to do is write your guests' names on the place cards and insert them into the eggs. All done.

Perfect for a little brunch or tea this Easter. If you're having a buffet, you can use these to label each dish. Loved creating these sweet little eggs!