|Photo: Easter Setting - Etsy.com|
I always have a tough time trying to decide what to do for Easter. Outside of the going to Mass, indulging in a big family dinner, and distributing the Easter baskets - it's hard for me to come up with decorative ideas.
I see items in the store, but I rarely ever buy them. You would think that those of us that are Christian, we would have tons of Easter decor, but no, unlike Christmas, Easter takes a back seat. However, it's not like that every where. My exchange students from Europe told me that Easter was a much bigger holiday than it is in America, and honestly it should be. Isn't our whole religion based on the mystery that is Easter - the risen Christ?
With that being said, I want to get more into Easter in the future. I did a littl research for you, and I hope you like some of the ideas I came up with. I plan to take these and use them in the future.
Luckily, you have a few weeks until Easter - now here are a few tips and tricks you can use to really impress your family, as well as invoke the "Easter" Spirit.
|Photo: Easter Garland|
I found this wonderful idea on Crafty Endeavor's Website
|Easter Wreath with Plastic Eggs & Yarn|
From Sweet Survival Blog, I found this super easy idea for a front door wreath. (I am sooo not crafty.) You are basically taking those plastic eggs and tons of yarn! Check out her website!
From the blog of "Home Based Mom" I found this DELIGHTFUL recipe for Bunny Bark. What a wonderful way to use some of that candy - and I think it is a great gift idea!
|Robin's Egg Bird Nests|
I found the BEST bird nest recipe from the High Heeled Hostess - using Robins Eggs - MY FAVORITE!
|Home Made Egg Dye|
First of all, I found a WONDERFUL BLOG called - Dreamy Whites (About French Inspired Living.) But on this blog is a wonderful tutorial on making your own home made Easter egg dye. They got the idea from Better Homes & Garden. If you have the time, and are feeling creative - this is a one stop shop for that old fashioned way of dying eggs.
|Chocolate Covered Peeps with Sprinkles|
Another GREAT idea from Home Based Mom - Chocolate Covered peeps with sprinkles! Can you imagine taking these to the office on Monday morning? You would be the hit! (THAT's how you spice up a PEEP!)
|Easter Egg Vase|
Better Homes and Gardens had a BEAUTIFUL idea for a centerpiece on your Easter table - putting eggs in the bottom of a vase, then adding the flowers. Simple, yet elegant.
|Easter Bunny S'mores|
What a cool gift idea - Easter Bunny S'Mores. You can find the details on this idea from the blog Creative Gifts For Holidays
Here is another fabulous idea for a center piece from Mix Mingle Glow!
|Fancy Easter Setting|
Of course we can count on Southern Living to give us the best ideas for a perfect Southern Easter Place Setting. Idea - Colorful natural containers pair prettily with classic silver pieces to create an elegant spring tablescape.
|Robin's Egg Place Cards|
Southern Living brought us another fabulous place setting - Robin's Egg Place Cards. Decorate your spring table with a speckled surprise. A tiny nest makes an ideal place card holder when filled with an egg that’s been dyed a soft shade of blue. For an authentic robin’s egg look, use a toothbrush to add delicate markings with brown craft paint.