DIY: Personalized Pysanky Place Cards


With Easter right around the corner, we thought you might like to borrow this place card idea for your festive holiday table. Since our kitchen recently looked like it was a Ukrainian egg-making factory, I decided to make place-card-eggs for a book club meeting that was held at our house.

I love my book club, and when it’s my turn to host, I like to think of a theme for food and decor that matches the book we are reading. This month, our selection was Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan, and, although the title might suggest otherwise, food was rarely mentioned, and in fact, it was about espionage and intrigue rather than sweet bites of anything. So, I decided on a seasonal theme instead … a little touch of Easter bunny at each place setting.

You can read some tips for making these Ukrainian-style eggs in our last post, and below are some photos illustrating the before-and-after of these little place-holder gems.



1) Eggs with wax drawings 2) Several dye-bathed eggs with wax drawings 3) An egg during the wax-melting moment in the toaster oven 4) The design is revealed!

The personalized pysanky were then placed on a bit of Easter grass in little boxes that we found at Paper Source. We added some extra Easter egg candies as a nod to Sweet Tooth and Mr. Bunny. With this place-card-in-a-carryout-box, guests could just pop on the tops and take the place cards home for a happy memory of espionage and the Easter bunny.



OR, you can also simply write the name of your guests on nature’s very own dyed brown eggs for a much less time-consuming, but stylish effect. Happy holiday, and we hope the Easter bunny brings you lots of sweet surprises.


1 Comment

  1. SCF March 27, 2013

    The most lovely place cards. A brilliant idea.

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