At this time of year, along with the millions of chocolate eggs, the shops are full of Easter decorations to jazz up your home ready for the onslaught of friends and relatives. We show you some ways to bring the springtime indoors this Easter.
Ways with Wreaths
Decorative wreaths aren’t just for Christmas – why not make your own for Easter and place it on your front door to welcome guests, or hang it in your hallway or living room. Easter always brings to mind new beginnings and growth, and there are lots of suitable plants and flowers to choose from. Grape hyacinths will make a wonderful impact, their purple colour instantly brightening a room. Also consider gathering primulas, or miniature daffodil varieties that will last just as long as your entertainment.
If you’re entertaining this Easter you’ll want to make your dining room look as inviting as possible. Though you might have enough on your plate with preparing the food, your kids can easily take on the table decoration task on your behalf. Arranging spring flowers like daffodils and tulips is a simple and quick way to make a bright splash of colour, and you can make an Easter theme by placing stylishly designed miniature chocolate eggs for each of your guests.
Paint by Numbers
A woven basket full of brightly painted eggs looks great as a centre piece or focal point on a hearth or mantelpiece. This is another project your kids will enjoy and their imagination can really run riot with a creative mix of colour and texture. A browse around your local craft shop will turn up a host of all things sparkly and sticky, so although you might not end up with a particularly tasteful arrangement, your kids will be delighted with their creations.
Easter cards are a delight to make and we all remember making them for our parents when we were at school. Arm your children with some card, coloured tissue paper and felt tip pens and watch them create their own Easter masterpiece. From Easter chicks and bunnies to highly decorated eggs, you’ll have a gorgeous handmade card for every member of the family. While the children are getting stuck in you’ll have time to stage the all-important Easter egg hunt!
Make and bake Easter biscuits that you can then hang on ribbons throughout your home for a really quick and easy way to create a fantastic seasonal look. Using pastel colours and different designs, Easter biscuits can be hung from doorknobs or even from tree branches – perfect on a sunny spring bank holiday weekend.
Inspired Easter decorating is easy – simply think of the ways you decorate at Christmas and adapt your colour scheme and materials accordingly. You’ll soon find you’ve got plenty of ideas to turn your home into an Easter wonderland. Where you’d place holly and ivy at Christmas, put hyacinths and dogwood, and swap greens, reds and golds for the colours of spring – fresh greens, yellows and pinks. It’s Easter – so long as there’s chocolate, you won’t go far wrong!