DIY Easy Easter Decoration
As with every holiday, Easter always seems so far away and then suddenly, it hits you right in the face with all the bunnies, chocolate, ridiculous biddy décor and all that fun stuff. Uh well. Since my top priority these past weeks have been more about how to arrange furniture in my new apartment and getting the right pieces for my interior style I had in mind, finding décor for a particular holiday that I usually prefer not to decorate for at all, was not my top to-do. Let’s be honest: it wasn’t on any to-do list. Ever. But Easter is coming, and escaping the madness is impossible so I opted for a more subtle Easter look. Mixing in spring elements made it less seasonal and therefore, I can leave it up longer and don’t have to redecorate every 3 weeks. I have the same game plan for Christmas, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. I wanted to share my décor bits and pieces with you in case you haven’t done much spring/Easter decoration yet but want to embrace at least some of the season’s spirit. Per usual, my inspiration for you is quick, super easy and you don’t have to break the bank on your designer-bag-savings-account 😉
I like to start with flowers. They beautify every room, every corner, just everything. I got pink tulips when we were in the Netherlands the other weekend and they held up really well. You can get those at any supermarket and tulips are not expensive either. Make sure to get a big bunch, because in this case: a lot helps a lot. Put them in a simple vase and arrange with another simple vase in which you put a candle matching the tulips and a big, color-matching bow tied around it. Add a third item that is a different height (candle, photo frame…) and place those three together. One of the most important hints: always take an odd number of items when arranging them to a complete picture. It simply looks better.
My next decoration, I placed on my shoe-shelf to bring some color to that triste and white area. I took the almost-dead white roses, put them in a small vase (you can use self-sealing jars instead, super versatile) and bought two packages of pink bunny marshmallows to put into my glass dome. Luckily, the marshmallows came with pink ribbons, so I had something to add a little more detail and tie (not literally) the pieces together with the same item. I’m not obeying my own rule here, I know: I only used two pieces for this arrangement because the shelf is too narrow for a third piece. But the odd number of roses and the many many bunnies make up for that.
For the lower part of my staircase, I used a huge cylinder vase in which I put sticks (bought them at the supermarket for 1,50€, but I have no idea what plant they are from) and tied a huge pink ribbon around it. Done. This looks simple but the fact, that the ribbon on the first arrangement and this vase are the same, really gives a put-together look and makes it seem more tidy, like you put a lot of thought into it. And it saves money because you only buy one ribbon and use that up instead of buying 4 which you will probably end up throwing half of it away.
The last spring/Easter arrangement, I put up on my black shelf upstairs. I bought a white, rectangular décor tray and arranged my silver vase (use any vase you have at home) with pink roses and a huge silver candle jar. I added the concrete bunny and that was pretty much it. I bought the bunny earlier that day and absolutely love it because it is not too corny, yet it is “something” Easter. Also, it was on sale because we are fairly far down the road to Easter so I guess if you start looking for items now, you will most likely be able to get them on sale and just safe them for next year(s)… Again, think of that designer bag, haha. Hope you liked this and hopefully it’s not too late to spread some spring and Easter vibes around your house! Happy Easter everyone!
Here’s where I got my stuff or where to find alternatives: glass vase downstairs from Riviera Maison (similar here), candle jar from Depot (similar here), pink candle from Depot (similar here), scented candle from Rituals (here for the US), glass dome from a random rack store (but this one is cute, too), marshmallow bunnies from Depot (also at your local TJMaxx or here), vase from a book store (don’t even ask… but here’s a similar one), huge pink ribbon from Depot, big cylinder vase was a gift from my mum (similar here), tray from LeenBakker (check any décor/home store or Home Depot), silver vase from Who’s perfect, concrete bunny from Casa Nova.