I used a lot of the same decorations from last year - it's fun to build on the crafted items I have year-to-year. You'll recognize my mod podged eggs and 'candle sticks' from last year but I've added a new garland, some fun Bunny terrariums and an adorable bunny canvas to the mix too.
|Lots of found items this year....|
|Cookbooks, light aqua flower pots, my cookie jar and an adorable girl bunny I found last year at Hobby Lobby|
|birdhouse, egg candlestick, clear cylinder vase (clearance find at TJMaxx for $5.50! I meant to put some plastic eggs in there - oops!)|
|my new garland - white doilies run through the sewing machine a few times with different colored threads! so simple and so sweet! also this great green pom yarn that I got at Christmas time|
|I FINALLY got around to painting some of my clear jars! I used acrylic paint in an ombre effect of turquoise & aqua... so pretty! These are definitely staying up through Spring! I added some Dollar Store Easter Egg sticks!|
|The Full mantle - wait to you see those Easter Bunny Terrariums!|
|the right side features more of the same but in a different way - fresh flowers in a vase, another cute bunny from Hob Lob and more cookbooks!|
|I love the colorful spines on the Martha Stewart monthly cookbooks!|
THE EASTER BUNNY TERRARIUMS:
|I apologize - I can't find the source! It's a private blog....|
|I purchased two of these little figurines at The Dollar Store for... you guessed it! $1.00 each! :)|
|After that I added some Robin Egg candies and Egg gums... I figure since the grass is just paper that makes the eggs still edible, right? Don't worry - I've been trying hard NOT to sneak them when I walk by....|
|Then I added a pretty yellow ribbon bow and have them flanking my painted ombre jars! I LOVE IT! I don't usually have much symmetry on this center portion of my mantle... not sure why, it's just not my thing but I really like it!|
|The bookcase in our dining area -|
|My 'infamous' B! With a little added whimsy of colorful fabric! And another egg....|
|Another credenza in our hallway - floral fabric (from my stash) to act as a runner, birdcage with selvedge tie, DIY apothecary jar with glitter eggs, bunny candy dish and antique tin. Easter egg garland was a great find last year at Target!|
Some new artwork! I found this awesome idea via Pinterest:
|Source: Eclectically Vintage|
HOW CUTE is that Bunny?
I used the same idea - found a bunny silhouette by googling "silhouette of bunny rabbit" (seriously - it's THAT easy!) Then I cut it out, used it as a template and cut it out of some turquoise glitter paper - the frame too! Then I glued it to some precious floral print paper and voila! Hung on a 3M hook with some more pretty yellow ribbon and it's ALL SET!
|Source: Clean and Scentsible|
My girls and I are suckers for pink so we painted an 8x10 canvas pink then I free-handed the bunny outline. (I didn't have as EASY a time googling the silhouette I wanted in the size I wanted...) Then added a cute scrapbook paper and jute string garland and the 3D effect - the bunny tail! I thought this was THE cutest idea ever!!!!
|My front entry has a little 'vignette': pretty fabric and found items from around the house|
|I love the fabric scraps tied on my DIY apothecary jars!|
|and now - my FAVORITE part of our house! The front 'porch'! |
And yes, I know I should've atleast sweeped before taking this pic! :(
|The color inspiration was the gorgeous outdoor fabric you can see on the pillow above! :) JoAnn's!|
So.... what do you have up in your house for Easter/Spring?