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Simple Easter Ideas for Everyone!

05 March 2014
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Make your home a basket full of fun this Easter.

Most of us look forward to Easter for a number of reasons: the nice, extra-long weekend, the copious amounts of chocolates and some great time spent with the family. Easter seems to be mainly aimed at the kids these days, but with all the easy things you can do around the house, it can be for people of all ages; from egg decorating to egg hunts with a twist – take a look at some of the best ideas we could find. 

First Thing’s First

If you want to make your place feel like Easter, the best place to start would be the front door – the first thing your guests see when they visit you. A lovely idea we came across is an Easter wreath for your front door. These might not be easy to find in the shops, but it’s really easy to make.

The easiest way to make this yourself is to fold a pool noodle into an oval and wrap it in some drop cloth. Then scavenge around your house to find some old fabrics (such as dish towels, linen, clothes etc.) and rip them into shreds by hand. Tie these around the oval, attach/glue colourful Easter eggs, some straw and perhaps even a little bunny ornament and you have yourself a gorgeous wreath. Easy to make, pretty and a great way to reuse old fabrics that you probably would’ve just thrown out anyway.

Alternative Easter Eggs

We all know it’s a lot of fun for children to dye and paint hard-boiled eggs for Easter – so this is a must-do if you have kids in the house. There are many creative ways to decorate them and they can make lovely centrepieces when put in a clear bowl at the dinner table. Customising them by putting your Easter dinner guests’ names on them will make the dinner a great, personal experience.

But Easter isn’t just for kids. There are so many DIY crafts you can do around the home for this holiday. One of the best ideas we saw was Easter eggs made from soft embroidery thread! All you need to do is wrap some embroidery thread around a water balloon with some fabric glue. Leave it to dry overnight. Once dry, pop the balloon with a pin and take it out of the egg frame. The result is beautiful. You can do this in different colours and have them either displayed in bowls or hanging in the lounge. Our bamboo green nature bowls are perfect to display these in.

Another interesting way to give your home an Easter-type vibe is to have an Easter egg tree. Who says we can only have a tree for Christmas? Easter egg trees are a German tradition and when done nicely, it can look very elegant. All you need to do is paint and decorate some polystyrene eggs and thread some cotton through them to form a loop. After that, take a vase or jug, fill it with small branches or twigs and hang the eggs on there. This makes for an attractive centrepiece or even just something to have on your coffee table or mantelpiece.

Easter Egg Hunts

Easter egg hunts are a classic tradition all over the world. While there are many different kinds, probably one of the best kinds for children is the scavenger hunt. Leave clues around the house or garden, leading the kids to eggs and see who finds the main prize (such as a golden egg). This is a great idea for if you have a large family over for Easter, or even for birthday parties.

While egg hunts are predominantly entertaining for children, people of all ages can have fun too if you change the game up a little bit. The best idea we’ve heard of is to do an egg hunt at night! Paint your eggs in funky glow-in-the-dark colours and have your family or guests hunt for the eggs by flashlight. This is a more edgy version of the egg hunt, but at least this time you’ll have fun participating too!

So, with all these ideas, there’s no excuse to not make your home feel a bit like Easter this year. These DIY crafts and entertainment ideas will give off the holiday atmosphere without being too kitschy. What will you be doing this year to make your home feel like Easter? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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