Easter is a time of rebirth and awakening. Play up the season's pastel hues and the natural inspirations of spring with these Easter decorating ideas.
Step 1: Welcome visitors with an egg wreath Welcome visitors with an eggshell wreath. Hollow out dyed or natural brown eggs by piercing one end of a raw egg with a straight pin, then pricking the other end and blowing out the egg yolk. Use scissors to cut the wire and form a loop. Thread the eggs onto the wire and adorn with silk flowers or crepe paper as desired. Fasten to the door with a looped piece of wire.
TIP: Create a simple eggshell garland by threading hollowed-out eggs onto a ribbon. Tape one end of the ribbon onto a skewer, then string the eggs, remove the skewer and tie a knot to hold eggs in place.
Step 2: Bring the outside in Cut branches of pussy willows and arrange the stems in a pastel or Easter-themed vase. Or cut daffodils, roses, or any spring flower and place them into floral foam in baskets throughout the house to add bursts of spring color.
Step 3: Hang mini eggs Hang miniature eggs, which can be found in craft or retail stores, onto miniature trees or along pussy willow branches.
Step 4: Create a whimsical table Create a festive table. Mix and match your fine china or stoneware and add colorful linens. Add a playful touch by filling martini glasses with miniature candy eggs and centering on plates. Or, place name cards atop martini glasses or inside egg cups for instant Easter cheer.
Step 5: Add modern flair Place Easter eggs of the same color, but with varying textures and finishes, into a similarly-colored basket for a traditional centerpiece with a modern twist. Then add some embellishments with grasses or flowers. Extend the monochromatic look with linens and dinnerware and add crystal glasses for a shimmery, dreamy tablescape.
FACT: Gold-embellished Faberge eggs were first commissioned by Russian Czar Alexander III in 1885 as an Easter gift for his wife.