Rae Dunn-Inspired Easter Egg Place Card Holders

When hosting Easter dinner or brunch, do you set the table ahead of time? I like to eliminate the so where shall we sit question as everyone gathers to the table. This year I'm decorating each place setting with these gorgeous DIY Rae Dunn-inspired Easter Egg Place Card Holders.



They have lovely timeworn French Country style and would make great guest favors too. They are so easy to make and budget-friendly Easter table decor too. Everything you need to make them can be found at the dollar store.



Gorgeous budget-friendly Rae Dunn inspired Easter egg place card holders with French Country style with repurposed dollar store mini terracotta pots.

DIY French Country Place Card Holders

Instead of eggs for Easter, they would make lovely wedding place cardholders with small floral arrangements. The possibilities for these adorable pedestal flower pots are endless.



Gorgeous budget-friendly Rae Dunn inspired Easter egg place card holders with French Country style with repurposed dollar store mini terracotta pots.

But for Easter, instead of place cardholders, they could be used as a table centerpiece. Set several in a row on a table runner or wood table riser and fill them with spring flowers or candles.



Gorgeous budget-friendly Rae Dunn inspired Easter egg place card holders with French Country style with repurposed dollar store mini terracotta pots.

Easter Guest Favor Ideas

If you'd like to make these for Easter guest favors, instead of eggs here are some other ideas for the mini terracotta flower pots.

  1. Line with Easter grass and fill them with pastel M & M's, jelly beans, or set a decadent chocolate Easter egg or bunny on top.
  2. For children add a small stuffed Easter bunny or toy.
  3. Place lovely scented votive candles inside.
  4. Plant a mini succulent garden.
  5. A few weeks before Easter force a Spring bulb inside like hyacinth, tulip, daffodil, or crocus.


Gorgeous budget-friendly Rae Dunn inspired Easter egg place card holders with French Country style with repurposed dollar store mini terracotta pots.

These are the dollar supplies used to make the place cardholders. You'll need mini terracotta pots and saucers, chalkboard signs (for the pedestal base), and plastic Easter eggs.



Gorgeous budget-friendly Rae Dunn inspired Easter egg place card holders with French Country style with repurposed dollar store mini terracotta pots.

Supply List

  • Mini Terracotta Flower Pots and Saucers
  • Pedestal Chalkboard Stands
  • Sage Green Chalk-Style Paint
  • Warm White Chalk-Style Paint
  • Clear Wax
  • E6000 Glue
  • Easter Grass or Moss
  • White Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Easter Candy (optional)
  • Clear Packing Tape
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge


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Let's begin with how to make the French Country-style pedestal flower pot place cardholders.



Gorgeous budget-friendly Rae Dunn inspired Easter egg place card holders with French Country style with repurposed dollar store mini terracotta pots.

DIY French Country Style Place Card Holders

Step 1 - Pedestal Base Assembly

First, remove the pedestal base from the chalkboard stands. Keep the mini chalkboards for future crafting potential. They make cute signs for seasonal vignettes.



Glue the wooden bases onto the bottom of the small terracotta saucers with E6000 glue and set them aside.



Gorgeous budget-friendly Rae Dunn inspired Easter egg place card holders with French Country style with repurposed dollar store mini terracotta pots.

Step 2 - Painting Mini Terracotta Pots

While the glue cures on the bases, it's a good time to paint the mini terracotta flower pots. I used Fusion Mineral Chalk Paint in the color Upper Canada that I had on hand. Any chalky type paint or multi-surface craft paint in sage green is fine. Brush two coats of paint. The porous terracotta absorbs the paint and will dry very quickly.



Gorgeous budget-friendly Rae Dunn inspired Easter egg place card holders with French Country style with repurposed dollar store mini terracotta pots.

To give the pots the pretty timeworn French Country style, dry brush a thin coat of warm white paint over the green. Again, I used Fusion Mineral Chalk paint in the color Raw Silk that I had on hand. Any white chalky paint or multi-surface craft paint is fine too.



If you've never tried the dry brush technique here are the steps for doing it. Dip just the tips of an inexpensive chip brush into the paint and offload the excess onto a paper towel. The key is having very little paint left on the brush.



With light pressure, swipe the brush across the painted flower pots with long random brush strokes. You want the green to still be visible underneath.



Step 3 - Painting Terracotta Saucers And Wood Bases

Once the glue has cured on the bases, brush two coats of the arm white paint on the wooden pedestals and mini saucers.



Step 4 - Pedestal Flower Pot Assembly

Once the flower pots are dry, glue them onto the center of the saucers with E6000 glue.



This next step is optional but recommended to protect the paint finish. Once the glue is completely cured, protect the paint with clear wax buffed to a matte finish with a lint-free rag.



Gorgeous budget-friendly Rae Dunn inspired Easter egg place card holders with French Country style with repurposed dollar store mini terracotta pots.

Now we're ready to make clear decals for the Rae Dunn-inspired easter egg place cards.



How To Make Rae Dunn Inspired Easter Egg Decals

The clear Rae Dunn-inspired decals are so easy to make with clear packing tape. Besides Easter eggs, they are great for labeling glass and ceramic containers.



Gorgeous budget-friendly Rae Dunn inspired Easter egg place card holders with French Country style with repurposed dollar store mini terracotta pots.

Step 1

I went over to PicMonkey to create the typography for everyone's name. Designed with the Amatic font in a 150 pt size. You'll need to print them on bond paper with a laser printer ONLY.



Step 2

Place packing tape over the names and overlap the tape slightly on each row of tape. Rub a credit card or brayer over the tape for a tight bond with the paper. Cut each name close to the letters.



Gorgeous budget-friendly Rae Dunn inspired Easter egg place card holders with French Country style with repurposed dollar store mini terracotta pots.

Step 3

Fill a small bowl with warm water and soak your tape-covered labels just long enough for the paper to get wet. With your fingers gently rub the paper off the back of the tape. Set the decals on a towel (sticky side up) to dry.



Gorgeous budget-friendly Rae Dunn inspired Easter egg place card holders with French Country style with repurposed dollar store mini terracotta pots.

Step 4

If the tape is no longer sticky, brush a thin coat of Mod Podge or white school glue onto the sticky side of the decal. Then attach the decals to the plastic Easter eggs, the glue will dry clear.



I'm not sure how well the decals would go on real blown eggs without risking cracking them. But they'd certainly work on hard-boiled eggs.



For more Easter table decor ideas, here is a fun Faux Wheatgrass Easter Planter Centerpiece idea with chair spindle carrots and speckled eggs. I also made these Burlap Cutlery Holders which look pretty on the table but are also great for self-serve buffets. For more Easter and/or Spring ideas visit our DIY Spring & Easter Ideas page.



Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today! I hope you were inspired by these Easter egg place cardholders. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!



If you enjoyed this DIY place card holder idea, I'd be so thankful if you shared it with a friend and pinned it to your Easter Table Ideas or Easter Egg Crafts board on Pinterest.




Gorgeous budget-friendly Rae Dunn inspired Easter egg place card holders with French Country style with repurposed dollar store mini terracotta pots. #frenchcountrystyle #eastertabledecor


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  1. What a fabulous idea for any type of table settings, Marie - not just for Easter! So many possibilities on how to decorate! But I think your dollar stores have nicer items than the ones near me. Those stands are too cute! And I love the soft green color you chose. It really shouts Easter! Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you so much, Gail! Yes, I definitely plan on using these for multiple purposes and occassions. I love me my Dollarama (Canadian dollar store chain). We have three in our little hamlet that I frequent on a regular basis. Happy Easter!

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  2. Not only are the charming but they are oh, so elegant Marie. You have taken place cards to a whole other level with these cuties. Happy Easter my friend!

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    1. Thank you very much my friend, I'm glad you like them! After Easter I'll continue to use them for family dinners and think of new ideas for filling the little flower pots. Happy Easter! Our outdoor Easter egg hunt is looking iffy, may be moving it indoors.

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  3. Oh, these are so cute Marie! I especially love the little stands you made and if I can find the materials I have an idea for what I would do with those!!

    Tania

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  4. I found everything at Dollarama (Canadian dollar store chain) but I hope you can find them at your local dollar store too. Happy Easter, Tania!

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  5. These are over-the-top charming and original!!! You always make the best crafts and these are pure joy. Happy Easter, my friend. And please oh please send me a photo of your table set. I have a feeling it will be one of the best of the season.

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    1. Thank you so much Susie, means a lot coming from you, a decorating rock star! I'm afraid my table won't be anything like you may have envisioned because I keep it pretty simple. Happy Easter back to you too my friend. xo

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  6. These Easter Egg Place Cards are gorgeous Marie! I'd never know you got the materials at a Dollar Store! Enjoy your Easter weekend my friend. And oh, love love love your new theme/site btw... looks amazing! XO Hugs

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    1. Love how dollar store finds can be completely transformed into elegant decor that looks more expensive. I'll be using these for family dinners too. Glad you like the new look of the blog - still ironing out some kinks and making a few changes but soon it'll be done. Happy Easter back to you my friend! xo

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  7. I never host anything if I can help it!
    I like this project. These are really adorable!

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    1. Too funny Cie! It's certainly a lot of work but I do enjoy it - just not the clean up. I'm glad you like my place holder idea.

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  8. This is an adorable project, Marie! I'll bet that your family loved your Easter table set with these charming place holders. I love the way you made the personalized eggs. Did each person take them home or did you save them to use in future years?

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    1. Thank you so much, Paula! My little grandson loved the eggs and made a game of "mix up the eggs and the people" and had a blast. The eggs did stay here so I can use them again in future years.

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  9. How cute these are for Easter. Just a really cute idea Marie. I will go in and re sign for the feed. I do not want to miss your posts!!!!!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you very much, Kris, I appreciate that! Something must have gone array with the RSS feed when I switched templates. I'm glad you like the place holders. My grandson thought the eggs were a fun game of now who belongs to each egg.

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  10. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

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  11. These are so CUTE, Marie! I love that they can come out each year and become a bit of a family tradition!

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    1. Thanks Sam, I'm glad you like them! I use these place holders throughout the year by replacing the Easter eggs with other treats for dinner guests.

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  12. These Easter Egg place holders are fantastic Marie. The way you created them using dollar store supplies startles me. Such a great upcycle. I also love how you made the DIY Decals for the names. That tutorial is going to be very handy, what a great method. Pinned and shared.

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    1. Thanks so much, Leanna! Those DIY decals are so fun and easy to make. They are perfect for labelling clear glass jars too. Thanks for the pin and share ♡

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  13. These are adorable, Marie... saw them over at Waste Not Wednesday! I'm sure you are loving being the featured blogger! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Julie, I'm glad you like the DIY place holders. Yes, I'm absolutely thrilled to be the featured blogger at Waste Not Wednesday!!!!

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  14. Unbelievably adorable! And SO spring! I need to try this sticky tape idea of yours!

    I've featured this fab project in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Oh I promise if you try the easy sticky tape decals you'll want to label all.the.things. LOL Thank you very much, Donna, for featuring my Easter place card holders! xo

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  15. Marie,
    You always come up with such creative ideas. Love this project. Congratulations, you are being featured on Over The Moon Linky Party. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2021/03/over-moon-linky-party.html
    Have a lovely week ahead.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Thank you very much, Bev, for your sweet comment and the feature! See you at the party tomorrow. xo

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  16. I'm featuring you this week! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party, happy spring!

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    1. You are so good to me, Tarahlynn. Thank you so much for the feature, it means a lot! xo

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  17. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. We appreciate your shares. They have been Tweeted Pinned. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  18. Your Easter place holders are adorable. I love the mossy green and cream with the personalized eggs.
    Happy Spring,
    Kippi

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  19. These look great! I can see making these with words of inspiration just to set around for the season. Wonderful project and thanks for the tip on using PicMonkey to make the words. #HomeMattersParty

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