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.

Bunnings magazine, April 2019

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.

Easter inspiration

Project 1: Hanging centrepiece

Tools and materials
- Bar clamps
- Measuring tape and pencil
- Safety equipment 
- Drill with 12mm spade drill bit
- Scissors
- Stud finder
- SpecRite 1200mm x 300mm x 18mm merbau finger-jointed panel
- Grunt 10mm sisal twisted rope x 4m
- TIC 50mm zinc-plated cup hooks, pack of 2

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
- Boyle assorted felt sheet, 10 pack 
- Raw wood round beads in two sizes 
- Grunt 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
- SpecRite 1800mm x 405mm x 18mm Acacia Golden Teak oiled panel
- Prestige 192mm brushed copper square D handles, 2 pack

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.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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