How to decorate your home this Easter

There are only a few days left until Easter but you still have time to decorate your home in bright colours if you already didn’t do so. You can procure some of the items from shops but you can also make your own – coloured baskets, paper bowls, decorated eggs or candle eggs you can achieve them all.

Make your own coloured basket 

Just colour with your favourite colour, in our case red, the bread basket you might have lying around your house. Fill it in with some green shredded paper and it’s just ready for your eggs!

Yellow is always good 

Continuing my obsession with yellow this spring I bought a yellow candle from my local supermarket last week. I love the fact that it looks like half cracked egg:

Make your own paper bowls 

You can do this by using different types of paper. I made a couple and I will tell you how i’ve done it in a future post. For the below bowl I used a small bowl and tissue paper:

Buy some wooden eggs 

Already coloured or plain so that you can paint them on your own or just let your kids do it. I really like the really small ones.
Decorate your own eggs or use them as mould for egg candles – using the egg blowing technique empty your eggs:

How to blow an egg

    • Starting at the narrow end of the egg, gently pierce a hole through the shell and membrane with a straight pin
    • Turn the egg over and pierce a hole through the wider end of the egg.  Move the pin around to be sure you break the membrane
  • Pressing your lips to the top of the egg, blow the insides of the raw egg out of the bottom / wider end of the egg into a bowl.

Decorate using Scotch Magic Tape:

You will need:  
A glass 
Vinegar 
Eggs (either hard boiled or blown) 
A tablespoon  
Food colouring 
Scissors (Adult/Children’s)
Kitchen paper
Scotch Magic Tap

Steps to follow:

  • Take your blown eggs.  Cut pieces of Scotch Magic Tape into different shaped triangles and place them securely on the egg.  (Tip: try to eliminate all air bubbles under the tape to ensure the dye does not leak through and spoil your design).
  • Mix half a cup of water with two tablespoons of vinegar. The vinegar will ensure the dye successfully stains the eggshell.
  • Add your chosen shade of dye until the water is a strong colour.
  • Place the egg in the coloured water. The egg might float so place a spoon on top to prevent this. Leave the egg to dye for one hour. The longer the eggs are left in the solution, the darker the pattern will appear.
  • Remove the egg with a spoon.
  • Gently pat the egg dry with kitchen paper and remove any excess dye to create a speckled effect.
  • Peel off the Scotch Magic Tape to reveal the undyed egg.
  • And there you have your decorated egg, ready to display in an egg cup!
For a video tutorial watch Maggy on You Tube
 

Make your own candle eggs using Red Ted Art technique:

 
 
Don’t forget the flowers – In my eyes spring means flowers so this is why I make sure that I have always some flowers that make my home more beautiful:
 
 
Do you celebrate Easter and decorate your home? If so I would love to hear how and your tips too!
 
Happy Easter!

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8 Comments

  1. April 16, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    Awwww love your Easter Ideas!! And thanks for the Easter Candle mention (and the Scotch Tape ones too.. 🙂

  2. genuineplacebo
    April 16, 2014 / 10:38 pm

    I love the cracked egg candle, so qwirky! x

  3. dorkymum
    April 17, 2014 / 5:31 am

    Lovely bright post Otilia, what great pictures! Have a happy Easter x

  4. Mammasaurus
    April 17, 2014 / 10:46 am

    Smashing ideas! I'm really loving Easter this year more than ever there are great colours and ideas around! Have a lovely Easter weekend xx
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  5. April 17, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    I love yellow too! That candle is lovely x

  6. pennyalexander
    April 18, 2014 / 6:54 am

    Lovely ideas! I am just packing for a weekend in the caravan, you have reminded me to make sure we take a jam jar to put some wild flowers in!
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  7. April 18, 2014 / 7:39 am

    I bet your house looks lovely. I love the little bowls. So pretty – they would be great presents.
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