Ah, spring! That fabulous time of the year when the world begins to awaken, the ground thaws, birds return and everyone is thinking about bunnies and Easter decor. Or not so much, depending on where you live. I live in a not so much kind of area.
Snow can be a staple around here until mid-April. No joke.
So, if I want to see bunnies and gorgeous pastel spring colors, I have to set them out in my home. It's a very deliberate act that is often hard to get excited about while I am wearing a heavy winter coat and warm boots, dodging piles of ice and rock salt.
However, in the spirit of the season, I have managed to set out a few Easter items this year and if you don't look out the windows, you might be fooled into thinking it was green and there were baby bunnies on the lawn...eating clover...in the warm sunshine...next to the blooming tulips and lilacs...under a rainbow.
Ok, so the rainbow is too far, but frankly the rest of it is a total fantasy at this point, so I figured why not? 😉
In all seriousness, when it comes to Easter decor, I make it all very easy. I am still enjoying the clean look of my home now that the Christmas decorations have come down. I'm not ready to fill it up again with a lot of stuff.
Simple is the name of my Easter game.
I add a lot of tulips to my white pitchers and pepper them about the house. They are cheap and they invoke the feeling of Easter when set next to a bunny or two.
I also whip out my jingle bell bunnies. Are they not the cutest things you have ever seen?
I found them in a shop years ago, for like a buck apiece. They were too darling to pass up. Each year, I find a new place to feature them. Since we're trying to use the living room more, that's where you'll find them this year.
Those are my Easter staples. A few bunnies and grocery store tulips.
Of course, it wouldn't be a holiday without a little crafty DIY, so here's a recap of what I have whipped up in the past.
You'll get the sense that I am super low key about it all.
Like...coloring eggs is not my favorite. It's messy and the kids are bored of it, so when they suggested coloring cookies instead one year, I said awesome...have it. Just don't involve me.
They didn't and the results were fantastic.
Much better than when I tried to decoupage eggs. The end result is pretty, but the process was not. I thought decoupage was supposed to be foolproof.
Well, it isn't.
At least not for this fool.
The kids were much more successful with their own easy Easter crafts. They came up with some fabulous ideas and some really sweet cupcakes.
Maybe I should just hand this holiday over to them.
I had better luck with my tulle carrot banner. It was super simple to do and I still love the whimsy and softness it adds to my home.
Better yet, no eggs, no decoupage.
Clearly, I should stick to banners. I have a small addiction, I know. That's ok. Banners are pretty innocuous.
It could be worse.
But bunnies and carrots and envelopes...oh my! I love this one and it was made with leftovers from my craft cabinet. It's just one little accent in my kitchen, but it makes a big Easter statement.
Of course, I have to decorate the front door, too. This charming boy was just too cute to leave at the store. Now he lives with me and welcomes guests to my home.
See? I told you, low key Easter decor. Super simple and not a lot of it, but enough to acknowledge and celebrate the day without the big expense or set up and clean up fuss.
And, in case you think that I am an Easter humbug, I'd like to leave you with this silly story about a pretty normal Easter holiday at my house.
Trust me, I'm all in.
Just not so much with the decor.
And the eggs.
Thank goodness for tulips.
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