Not traditionally being a seasonal decorator for occasions like Easter or Valentine’s Day, I’m starting to change my ways.
I always thought seasonal meant I had to bring stuff in my home that a major department store carried… meaning, non junky stuff.
I’ve come to realize, that just isn’t so. I mean, I cracked open the fridge and brought regular brown eggs out, with no pretty dyes in sight. What could I do with them?
How about we start with a little wooden crate tray and canning jar lids? Pick some fresh green grass for a bed…
… add a little spanish moss and spring blooms from a flowering tree…
… and you have a pretty little… Easter egg vignette? Easter egg nest? Easter egg canning jar lid crate covered nest even. I never know what to name my projects! But it sure is cute!
Here’s an Easter table centrepiece or vignette. Creating nests inside junky things with spanish moss, some twine, sticks and dried hydrangeas became a rather cute focal point.
Tip; the burlap sandbag was wrinkled and I didn’t feel like ironing it so I displayed it even more bunched up than it actually was. Messy and loose styling is just so easy.
The burlap sandbag was actually a craft fail awhile back. I attempted to stencil a design but found the burlap too course for it to show up. But it added just the right amount of pretty for a mini table runner. See, this is why you don’t throw stuff out.
These blue hydrangeas were left over from last summer. You got it.. I didn’t throw them out. Even one tiny flower can enhance a photo shoot if you do extreme closeups.
And for those that don’t like to go all out with lots of decor, little enhancements in the smallest of places can tell the story as well. Such as a meat grinder mini Easter egg nest.
And there you have it. Non traditional Easter decorating with just a bunch of cool, natural junk.
Easter is a little different in our family these past years. My mom was kinda the main instigator with major festivities. My son and I have adapted to a quieter event, just hanging out and maybe going out to eat. It appears that the weather will be fantastic so perhaps a quick run to our fav lake resort for a day trip is due. Lattes on the beach, do a little junking, and then ending with the valley’s best burgers from the local pub. I rather like that idea just fine!
Happy Easter everyone! Even if your methods of celebrating or decorating are a little non traditional, who says you can’t start your own your way?