Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Hope your Easter day has been full of joy... and chocolate.  And some easy Easter decorations, like the egg tree and grass nests above. 

This is the first time I have ever decorated for Easter. I had no idea that people even did it! Blogland has been such an inspiration.

To make a tree, take a trip to the park (6-year-old apprentice optional) and choose a suitable branch (or the closest you can find before it gets too dark) .

Paint with whatever craft or spray paint you have on hand (though spray is quicker). I used this...

Once the branch is dry, use some sand or pebbles to stand it in a container - I used a ceramic vase.
I was lucky enough to find some paper mache eggs with hanging ribbons for only a few dollars at the local discount place. Even the colours weren't too bad, though I did repaint the pink ones scarlet.

Once I hung the eggs on each branch, I tied a few white feathers onto each branch end with a ribbon to finish them off.

Pretty, no? 
(Though if you want to see a truly spectacular example, check our Eddie Ross's here.  If I'd seen his first, I might not have bothered!) 

The nests are just twisted wreaths of long grass (also from the park), popped on top of my white candle holders, with another paper egg in the centre.

 They make a very easy and cheap table centrepiece!

I also put a few other small Easter touches around the place, like these candy eggs and little bird...

and a new feather wreath, just like the aqua one from Christmas, but in white.

Hope you had a wonderful day with family and friends.

P.S.  "Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal.  It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown."  

~Author unknown, as quoted in the Lewiston Tribune

1 comment:

Candy Perfume Girl said...

!!Gorgeous! I love the tree and the white wreath very nice..oh and the cute nests!!!


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