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Easter

We Heart It: Fab Eggs Ideas

Decorating Easter eggs has always been one of my favorite things. Something about the smell of the dyed vinegar and the gaudy neon colors just gets me. As a little girl, I experimented decorating with crayons, ribbons, paper, glitter–you name it, I did it. As an almost-22-year-old grown up, not much has changed. This week, take a look at some of my favorite Easter egg inspiration!

 

Glamorous and gold, these gilded eggs from Pencil Shavings Studio are a perfect table-topper for Easter this year. Plus, you need candy wrappers, so you can indulge your sweet tooth in the name of cute creativity!

 

 

If candy isn’t your thing, these pretty watercolor eggs from Spoon Fork Bacon will do in a pinch! It might dye your hands a smorgasbord of color for a few days, but the results are definitely worth it!

 

 

Decoupage is a surefire way to get intricate patterns directly onto your eggshells. This tutorial from DizzyMaidens Foodies & Craftsters uses a decorative napkin and some glue to make elegant eggs that stand out!

 

 

If you’re looking for something a little more unique, these Easter egg totem poles I spotted on Mr. P bring your egg game to new heights (pun intended).

 

 

And for a return to old-school roots, A Daily Something shared these eggs paired with plant stems for a great way to bring the outdoors in for the afternoon.

 

 

And there you have it! I hope you leave with some inspired ideas for your Easter eggs this year! Happy weekend, enjoy the sunshine!

Erin

 

PS–for all the designers out there: I LOVE THESE. Thanks to How About Orange for the fabulous Pantone Egg DIY!

 


Color Theory: Grown up Pastels

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Raise your hand if you are still loving that sweet salmon pink and oh so cool minty green. Yep, me too. This combo paired with metallics, especially gold, has been having a moment and is still feeling fresh! If you love all those lovely pastel hues, you CAN have them all without feeling like you are in the middle of an easter egg hunt! How, you may ask? Try creating some tension between items that feel sweet and strong. Consider balancing the very feminine with more masculine pieces like this classic leather butterfly number or industrial accents like this great light. A very pale pink or lavender can be a fresh base for a neutral room. Working pastels into your space is all about not going overboard. A little touch of blush, lilac or seafoam can go a long way. Consider pairing with fresh metallics like brushed gold, brass, and copper. Pastels are a great pop of color when you’re working with a space that features mostly white and black. This is a great way to keep things feeling clean and modern.

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Make a singular color statement and keep everything else clean and simple! The great thing about going for color on an investment piece like this sofa is that you can simply reupholster when you are ready for a change!

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Pair your favorite pastel with modern accents, metallics, and black to keep the color ground and grown up. One wall, a striking piece of artwork, or a rug goes a long way to add a sophistocated splash of color.

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Let the furnishings and accessories lead the way. With no color commitment on the walls, this is an easy-to-change way to experiment with color. Pillow covers are an easy and budget friendly way to update a living space, or you can always spring for reupholstering when it’s time for an update!

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Guest Style Spotter: Haeley’s Easter Tablescape

 

Hi, I’m Haeley from Design Improvised and I’m excited to share some Easter decorating ideas on Style Spotters today! At Design Improvised, I’m always on the look out for easy home décor and entertaining projects that can make a big impact for minimal time and money invested. At the holidays, I particularly love creating a special table for our meal using inexpensive materials and everyday items. Easter is on my mind already and when I saw this table setting in a unique pale blue and pink color scheme, I fell in love. I decided to put my own twist on it for our upcoming Easter brunch!

For my table, I found some pretty ric rac, pom-pom fringe, and ribbon in the same blue and pink color palette and made them the stars of this simple tablescape.

 

 

These pretty notions just remind me of spring and Easter eggs! I used them to dress up some plain cloth napkins, make an inexpensive table runner, and embellish dyed eggs to use as place cards.

 

 

For the napkins, I just added a row of ric rac and pom-pom fringe to one edge of an inexpensive set of white cloth napkins. Affix them with fabric glue and/or run a stitch through them with the sewing machine.

 

One of my favorite tricks for a super quick and inexpensive table runner is to roll some sturdy wrapping or kraft paper down the middle of the table. For my Easter runner, I added a few rows of ribbon, securing them with double-sided tape every few inches. That way I can reuse the ribbons after the brunch (always save your ribbon scraps!) and just throw the kraft paper away. You could easily make a more permanent version of this by sewing the ribbons onto a plain cloth table runner.

 

 

For the egg place cards, I added a band of ric rac to pink dyed eggs with a little hot glue, and then wrote each person’s name with a metallic Sharpie!

 

 

It couldn’t get much easier and the only thing I had to purchase for the tablescape was a few rolls of ribbon – talk about my kind of project!

 

Have a happy holiday!

-Haeley

 

 


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