Just like any other special occasion, Easter wouldn’t be the same without decorations. Although there are traditional Easter decorations, each family may have their own version of decorations as well as unique ways of celebrating Easter. For Catholics, Easter marks an important event. However, whether you’re Catholic or not, Easter is still an occasion worth celebrating. Of course there’s the usual Easter egg hunt, but you don’t have to limit yourself to that.
Are you still unsure of what Easter decorations to put up? This article includes a collection of decor tips that you might find useful. Get your creative juices ready for this fun Easter project that your whole family is guaranteed to enjoy.
Before anything else, let’s focus on traditional Easter decorations since you might be familiar with these. Traditionally, decorations involve the following – crosses, rabbits, and eggs. Using a cross is more significant for Catholics, so you can cross that out if you like. But what is Easter without eggs and rabbits? That’s just not Easter. And just a fun fact – eggs are associated with “rebirth” which is why Easter is like celebrating new beginnings.
Easter Eggs: A Project for the Entire Family
There’s no better way to celebrate Easter than to decorate, and later on find Easter eggs. Before anything else, boil the eggs and let them cool for a couple of minutes. You can use egg dyeing kits (available in your local crafts store) or you can make it a DIY project for the family. Bring out your paint and brushes for a fun-filled afternoon decorating Easter eggs. You can use food coloring for the eggs as well.
Then comes the most important part: hiding the eggs. This task is up to you, since your kids and other guests will be the ones to find the eggs. Scatter them all over your garden and inside the house if you don’t mind. You can also prepare a couple of baskets for them to put the eggs in.
Have a Sweeter Easter with a Candied Almond Wreath
This is another DIY project! Buy a Styrofoam ring of any size and using a glue-gun, cover it with candy-coated almonds or Jordan almonds in pastel colors. Leave the back of the wreath empty; tie a pastel-colored ribbon through the center and hang it on your door.
Easter Cookies: Not Just your Ordinary Cookies
How about baking Easter-themed cookies? For this, you might need the help of your local bakery. Look for Easter-themed designs online or even your own Easter photos and have your local bakery transfer them to edible paper. Your job now is to bake sugar cookies (preferably egg-shaped) and attach the images using icing.
Setting the Tables for Easter
Bring out all the pastel-colored table decorations you have – table napkins, table cloths, and whatever you have! For the centerpiece, it’s time to get your creative juices flowing again. Grab a couple of flowers from your garden or local florist and arrange them in a plastic or glass vase. Place the vase inside a wire basket filled with Easter eggs of different colors. Tie a matching ribbon around the basket as a final touch.
Easter is a time for family and friends to get together, to celebrate, and to make some of the best memories. Let these Easter decorations help you out in giving everyone a fun time.
Alexis is a stay-at-home mom who loves what she does! She gets to spend time with her 2 lovely daughtors and come up with fun projects around the house as she contributes to home decor catalog blogs. Thanks for reading!
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