Hello there =)
For the past few years I’ve been trying to find small but meaningful ways to decorate for each holiday. I have a small home and I really don’t care to decorate & un-decorate for a one day event. A pretty table centerpiece, a wreath and cute, little something I can tuck in a nook on the piano works perfectly.
Christmas is different because that’s up all of December…
So as Easter approaches the creative juices start flowing.
My best Easter memories, besides the candy, are of finding my basket, the construction paper eggs I plastered in the window with my mom and the candy dishes from my grandmothers.
Well, I’m a little old for the construction paper eggs and I’m NOT taping anything on my new windows. So that’s out. Maybe I need an Easter wreath with eggs…
I did abscond with a couple candy dishes of my grandmothers so those will fill nooks quite nicely.
That leaves my tables centerpiece… Sounds like a
job craft for my childhood Easter basket!
Childhood Easter Classic with Adult Style
I’m sorry. Not many in action shots for this project. I tried but the pictures were crappy and the sun wasn’t cooperating. I need better lighting in my house. Soon…
I feel like I’m always apologizing to you guys lately…
Hopefully, you can figure out how I assembled it all by looking at it… but don’t worry, I’ll walk you through it.
- plastic eggs
- chalk paint
- moss – check the floral section at your favorite dollar store!
- tag or small plaque
- lettering – chalk, paint, stickers, etc
What would Easter be without some plastic eggs? Nothing! I’ve had these babies sitting around since last Easter just waiting to be something cute and crafty. But pastels don’t quite fit in with my daily decor.
I know, I know… it’s just for Easter. Nope. Can’t do it. Sorry.
How can I make these eggs better…?
BAM! That’s better!
A couple coats of Waverly chalk paint and I have a matte, neutral palette. I found my paint Walmart. I recommend sealing the paint or scuffing the plastic before you paint to keep your final coats on. I’m experiencing a little bit of chipping.
At the end of last year’s Easter season, I snagged the adorable bunny statue 40% off at Hobby Lobby. I needed it for my spring/Easter decor. Home with me it came!
The basket? THAT is my childhood Easter basket that I searched the house for every year. Complete with the original ribbons my mom wrapped around the handle. Isn’t it cute?
Ready to assemble? Here we go!
- Line the bottom and sides of your basket with felt. This keeps the moss from escaping.
- Place a layer of moss on the bottom of the basket.
- Nestle your bunny (or other Easter figure) in the moss. Add more moss if needed.
- Tuck your eggs in around the bunny’s feet.
- Add your Easter message to your tag/plaque.
- Tie tag to basket handle.
Ta-da! A quick, memory filled Easter centerpiece that fits my adult style!
What do you decorate with for Easter?
Do you have any childhood pieces incorporated?
Wait! Did you think we were done? I have more for you!
Welcome to our Hoppy Easter Blog Hop! If you’re looking for fun ways to make Easter exciting this year, check out this group of creative bloggers sharing their fabulous Easter ideas.
Tues 3/1 Gail @Purple Hues and Me
Wed 3/2 Maria @Sweet Things
Thurs 3/3 Sarah @Sarah Celebrates
Fri 3/4 Stella @Purfyelle
Mon 3/7 T’onna @Navy Wifey Peters
Tues 3/8 Keri @One Mama’s Daily Drama
Wed 3/9 Millie @2Crochet Hooks
Thurs 3/10 Mary @The Boondocks Blog
Fri 3/11 Darlene @Let It Shine
Now it’s your time to shine! Add your Easter crafts and activities to our link up!