If you are anything like me, you are probably so over the winter blues. Banish winter blahs and brighten up your home indoors and out with some fresh flowers, cheery spring colors and whimsical Easter-themed touches. Let’s dive into the brightness together!
Bulbs in Chalkboard Pots
Why not add a cheery pop of spring color to your foyer, living room, kitchen or bedroom? Get a chalkboard spray paint and some super versatile and inexpensive terra cotta pots and start getting creative! Add a tulip bulb and once it has finished blooming indoors, plant it outside and enjoy it for many springs to come!
Add some life to your super boring wreath :) Use plants that represent spring and are easy to care for, such as succulents and moss. In other words, get moss-y with it!
Get Your Glitter On
Shimmering eggs in a bed of moss make a lovely (and easy!) Easter centerpiece. To create them, paint wooden, cardboard or blown-out eggs in soft pastel shades. Once the paint has dried, apply glue dots in a random pattern then sprinkle glitter over the eggs for a sparkling polka dot effect. Adorbs!
Bring the Indoors Out
My ultimate favorite! Why stay cooped up inside when dining outdoors in the spring is such a treat we often take for granted! Carry the dining table outside and enjoy your Easter dinner in the sunshine surrounded by trees, bushes and flowers just breaking into bloom. Keep it simple, fresh,clean and bright!
Pretty Place Settings
Seriously, how sweet are these little chicks? Why not creatively show your guests their seat? Simply print your guests’ names onto small strips of card stock then top each plate with a pair of fluffy chicks and candy eggs. Chick-a-lish!
Old Vase Go Away!
Do yourself a favor before going to spend more money at the craft store! Take your old ordinary vases or jars and wrap them with spring-inspired wrapping paper. Mix and match patterns and fill vases with bold flowers to create an eye-catching centerpiece! Cheap, almost free and gorgeous! What’s not to love?
Eggs in the Carton
Create an appealing, low centerpiece using eggs, flowers and an egg carton. To make this, pierce the top of a raw egg with a pin, then gently poke the hole with your finger to widen it. Empty the whites and yolk carefully through the hole, and rinse the shell with water. Fill with delicate flowers like sweet pea and mimosa. Place the eggs in a carton or individually in eggcups. Cuteness doesn’t begin to describe this creative little piece!
In under an hour, you can turn aluminum foil (yes, aluminum foil), Spanish moss, tree bark and sphagnum moss into a realistic bird’s nest you can fill with painted robin’s eggs or Easter treats. Ummm…sign me up!
Tall manzanita branches hung with paper butterflies create an architectural centerpiece for this sun-washed spring table setting by thrify diva Kate Riley. Vintage plates, pale blue dyed eggs and fluffy white hydrangeas work together to create an icy, eye-catching color palette. I heart it!
Use leftover moss from your centerpiece to make party favors for family and friends. Fill miniature baskets with moss and speckled candy eggs and attach a name tag with each guest’s name on each basket. The baskets serve double duty as favors and place cards. We heart it and hope that you do too!
Whatever you choose, make sure to enjoy the holiday with your loved ones! Be happy, smile and keep it bright :)