Upcycled Oval Platter Easter Eggs How To
Looking for DIY Easter Decor Ideas? If you’ve got oval platters, these easy easter decorations you can make yourself are the perfect craft!
Easter is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about your decorations! Definitely bring out the bunnies and the eggs, but get your oval platters out of the cupboards, too. With vintage and new fabric trims, you can craft the most adorable giant eggs with this simple DIY. The kids could even join in! Here’s an Upcycled Oval Platter Easter Eggs How To that will inspire your creativity!
Upcycled Oval Platter Easter Eggs How To
Gather Your Oval Platters
First, gather your oval platters from the cupboards. A combo of large and small ones will make the most creative display. Both solid colors and patterned will work, but stick to Springy colors. My vintage LuRay oval platters are perfect, but I used floral serving plates also.
(Make sure you leave one out for the Easter ham, though;)
Shop vintage LuRay dishes HERE.
Next, Find Fabric Trims
Gather a variety of fabric trims from around your home, thrift store, or purchase new at the fabric store. You can even take trims off of old pillowcases or other tired home decor.
I have a stash of vintage crocheted trim from old pillowcases. I also scoop up vintage trims at estate sales whenever I can. Newly purchased jumbo rickrack is also perfect for this project; it fits the scale of the large plates nicely.
Shop vintage fabric trims HERE.
Cut Trims and Adhere
Cut your fabric trims long enough to wrap around the back of the platter about an inch on each side. I started with the middle trim (one of the thicker varieties) and worked my way out to get a pleasing combination of colors and textures.
Three to five varieties is a nice combo. Color coordinate the trims to the plate’s design.
Once you get a combination that’s pleasing, adhere the trims with non-permanent adhesive. I used little rolls of clear tape which was putzy. I think THESE would work much better (craft and learn;)
How to Display Your Oval Platter Easter Eggs
The oval platter Easter eggs will stand better if you place them in a plate stand (find HERE). Tuck them into your Easter hutch or cupboard displays along with your Easter decorations.
They also look pretty all together standing in a basket or tool caddy. Tuck moss or excelsior grass around the base as filler.
Each Easter I look forward to bringing out these giant Easter eggs to decorate! This DIY project brings together two of my favorite things-vintage dishes and trims. It’s so fun to enjoy these collections in a new way!
If you need to actually use the platters, simply take the trims off. You could store them until next Easter and re-adhere. I’ve got a lot of dishes, so I simply place them back in the cupboard with the trims on.
Did you enjoy this simple DIY Easter decorating idea? It would be a fun craft to do with kids, or elderly loved ones who could reminisce about the dishes or the trims:)
For more Spring decor and DIY inspiration:
“Repurposed Vintage Linens Flatware Pocket How To”
“A Charming Spring Kitchen with Cottage Style”
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Cool idea, Lora!! You have such a nice collection of platters.
This is just the cutest idea, Lora. They look beautiful displayed in your kitchen. Happy Spring, my friend.
I remember being so giddy for these when you first posted it. Still haven’t done it but it’s still on my list! I feel these are one of those things that I’d use year after year. Like when you finally get a cozy corner in a room and never want to move a thing. Fun hop. Happy Easter Lora!
These are so clever and super cute Lora. Love how you’ve displayed them in that white box. The vintage trims are perfect for one of a kind pieces. Happy Early Spring!!
This is such a clever idea. I love it. Hugs and blessings to you.
What a cute idea Lora! Love this!
I love all your ideas and tips. I can’t wait to share tomorrow.
Happy to be included, Rachel; thanks!
This is such a cute idea, i know i have some platters, i just don’t know how much stuff i have to decorate with. I do have lace, this covid 19 thing is terrible for running to the store just to pick up a few things, ugh!!! Thanks Lora.
Beg, borrow, but don’t steal, Marlene! And yes…stay home and stay healthy!
Oh, that is REALLY adorable! I would have never thought of that!
I’m thrilled to send a new idea your way, Julie!
I love what you did with these platters. So cute and such a great decorating piece for Easter.
Glad you enjoyed them, Pamela! They do make a big statement, with little effort and cost!
Original idea, cute
What an adorable idea! I’ve never thought about platters being the shape of Easter eggs. You entire display is so charming!
You’ll never look at another oval platter the same, Paula;) Thanks!
Oh my gosh, these are so much fun! What a great way to get festive without having to go permanent with it. They made me smile 🙂
Glad you liked them, Sheila! It was as much fun as an elementary-aged craft project! Now I get to enjoy all those wonderful, vintage and new trims, too;)
Cute, cute, cute! Love the trims you used–thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
Anyway I can use dishes, you know;)
Lora, these are adorable; wish I had an uncluttered shelf to do this with. I love the pastel colors of Lu-Ray. I, too, love the bluebird plate; I inherited the love for bluebirds from my Polish grandmother; she had pillowcases and a figurine! Don’t dare start another collection! I have an awful stash of braid, rick-rack and lace trim that’ll never get all used on doll clothes for grands! This’d be a great way to use some of it!
I know I can’t start any more collections, Kathy! If anything I need to let some go…but that would be like choosing one of my children over the other! This disease comes from my grandma; she had a little Polish in her, too!
This is just the cutest idea, Lora! Another item added to my thrift store shopping list because Mama needs some colored oval platters! Pinned and sharing
Always good to have another treasure to keep an eye out for, Marie;)
What a cute idea! And a neat way to use up ribbon pieces that aren’t quite long enough for anything else. The whole vignette is just adorable!
Thanks, Audra! I can’t stand to throw away even a bit of that hand-crocheted lace or that vintage trim! A great way to see them out in the open, too!
I love the little platter with the bluebird–those are hard to find at a decent price. I finally have one…a little creamer. This is a cute project and I like that it’s not like that forever, so you can re-use the platter for other things when you’re tired of them this way. I can’t imagine the time women put into all the hand-crocheted trims!! Now, things are more convenient but I think we’ve lost something in the process. Absolutely love your vignettes!!
Thanks, Vikki! Yes, I didn’t want to permanently damage the plates! This is just a quick , easy, creative project for fun! It is hard to find bluebird pieces that are affordable; they are highly collectible. This platter is actually huge; I should look up how much it’s worth. I picked it up from someone before their estate sale because I was helping them out with pricing and advice. I do treasure it!