ISSUE 14  |  Dutch Design

DIY: Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden

April 05, 2012 10:30 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

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Repeat after us: this is not a contact sport. Elbows to yourself. No pushing the little kids, and—

Above: They're off. Poor, unsuspecting lawn. As an alternative to plastic eggs, decorate reusable, hollow wooden eggs and fill them with prizes. Two-inch-high Split Wooden Pullet Eggs are $4 to $6.50 apiece at Woodworks. A seven-piece set of Unpainted Blank Nesting Eggs is $25 at Golden Cockerel. Image via Le Dans La.

Above: The French Wire Egg Basket features handles that open and shut to cradle eggs. It's $29 at Williams-Sonoma.

Above: Why does this Rabbit Candy Box look so cranky? And why does that make us love him more? Hand-painted German papier-mâché, he's available seasonally and would make a lovely, if somewhat disapproving, centerpiece; $72 at Bell'Occhio.

Above: Personally, we'd rather find Quip Cakes than candy inside an egg; it's a clever note pad with 150 tear-out sheets ($8.50 at Bell'Occhio).

Above: An Easter egg fits perfectly in the nooks of old wood. Photograph from Linda Lilly C. on Flickr.

Above: Nothing says "party" like bunting. Consider this Blue Mini Felt Bunting from Paint Robot on Etsy; $12.95 for 5 feet.

Above: A child on the run in Nantes, France from Le Dans La.

Above: Neon pink beeswax candles molded into Easter rabbits add a touch of color to the table. Candles from Tail of the Yak in Berkeley. Photograph by Mimi Giboin for Remodelista.

Above: Someone deserves a prize. Image via Community Matters.

Above: Safe until next year. Image via Plain Old Kristi.