How to make an Easter egg cone
These seasonal tokens take no time to put together
Take a sheet of pretty wrapping paper and another of tissue for the lining and cut into large triangles. Roll into a cone-shape, securing with staples or tape, and fill with miniature eggs or sugared almonds if you prefer.
Other Easter entertaining ideas include putting together tiny posies of paper-white narcissi and other spring blooms in vintage sherry glasses and egg cups. For a special lunch, print or write the menu on a luggage label glued onto pastel-coloured polka-dot wrapping paper, with a contrasting coloured ribbon in place of the string tied through it.
Welcome guests by making a seasonal arrangement on a table in a hallway with cake stands topped with shells or pebbles, spring bulbs in pots, votives, candlesticks and Easter cards - all lit with fairy lights. Pretty eau de nil coloured hen's eggs (those of Cotswold Legbar or Araucana breeds), placed in a white or other plain bowl, make a simple, attractive centrepiece.
Easter egg tree
Arrange any windfallen or broken pieces of tree branches in a heavy jug, tying egg decorations onto the twigs with pastel-coloured ribbons. You could even use blown eggs, decorating them with brightly coloured papers or jolly stamps, sealing them with a coat of varnish.
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