Written on March 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm , by Kate
March is the the month we officially welcome spring, and it’s a favorite time of year as nature begins its annual ritual of blooming and growing again. The Easter holiday is when friends and family gather to celebrate with traditions of egg hunts and special meals. In anticipation, I gathered some simple and elegant ideas to inspire your entertaining and decorating around the home.
Pull out your pastel dishes to create a sweet seasonal vignette on an open shelf or cabinet to welcome the arrival of the season.
Tulips are one of the floral symbols of the season, display them in unexpected ways such as a teapot and accompanying stacked cups. Hyacinth and lily of the valley are also complementary and symbolic spring bouquets.
Delicate quail eggs framed with pretty papers in shadow boxes are an elegant spring inspired gallery wall that you’ll want to keep on display all year round.
Blossoming branches are the first sign of the season but if the real ones are unavailable or not quite ready in your region, recreate the look with hot glue and faux pink blooms for branches and blossoms that lasts for months.
Add a collection of paper butterflies for a whimsical and fluttering vignette, perfect for a tabletop or buffet at your spring party.
Tissue paper cut and crinkled into flower shapes is yet another creative and simple way to embellish branches – hold tall stems steady in floral foam to stabilize them in an urn.
Colorful baking cups trimmed and nestled in egg cups become whimsical nests for sweet chocolate treats at each place setting.
Shredded brown paper forms inexpensive and charming egg baskets for a table scene or Easter vignette.
Twig nests are readily available in craft stores and make perfect perches for your colorful dyed or plastic eggs filled with treats for eager children.
Gather several nests filled with colorful eggs on a tiered cake plate for a simple elevated display on your tabletop.
White carnations layered in a few inches of water are an elegant nest for a bowl of dyed eggs placed at the center.
Frame a vintage postcard with an Easter theme with a pretty pastel paper back to welcome spring.
Suspend pastel eggs from a craft store with ribbon on a chandelier to add height and whimsy to your tabletop scene.
Nestle tulips in wheat grass in a festive tin to welcome guests that arrive for brunch.
For more Easter crafting and decorating inspiration, browse these holiday idea galleries at Better Homes & Gardens:
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