Fresh Easter Ideas

Have you dyed your eggs or decided how to set the table for Easter yet? If not, here are some ideas that will give the day a unique look that wont take you forever.

Go Natural with Farm Fresh Eggs

Who said you have to dye your eggs for Easter? Farm fresh eggs come in lovely shades of light browns, tans, and blues. Gold or silver leaf would look elegant or use a white paint pen like the picture below along with feathers for that boho vibe.

Simple Floral Display

You really don't have to work too hard at making a spring themed floral display. This display is simple and would be easy to add your own spin to it. Here, all you need are a few small clear glasses or vases, some blooming stems, eggshells, and of course a little water.

Don't Forget About the Kids!

Easter morning is always exciting for the little ones. Grab their baskets and off they go to find the most candy filled eggs. Why not change it up a little this year? Apartment Therapy has 9 ideas that are sure to give the kids and you a good time.


Table for...

No matter how many people will be sitting at the table it is always fun to do it up right with name cards and beautiful food. How about eggshell place cards and a cute dessert display.

Forcing Branches

A long winter season calls for a special celebration when spring starts to arrive. Bringing dormant branches indoors and watching them burst into bud is a simple pleasure anybody can have!     
The whole process lasts about a month- it could get you hooked on needing nature in your home.

  • When looking for your branches remember, the more buds the more blossoms you will have. Also, longer stems will make for a more dramatic design.

  • Cut the branches at an angle. This will help increase your branches water intake.

  • Fill your container with room temperature water. If you have floral preservative packets left from past bouquets be sure to use them. But a splash of hydrogen peroxide will keep the stinky stem clogging bacteria from growing.

  • Keep in sunlight to help the opening buds remain stronger.

Eventually leaves will emerge as the blossoms pollinate and fall. This can extend the arrangement a few more days.

Along with obvious flowering choices like cherry, crab, magnolia, forsythia, and spirea you can try shade tree branches too. Red maple is really cool with its long seed clusters.