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5 Simple Tips for Decorating Your Home for Easter

Aug 17, 2007
Easter is a time of celebration, new beginnings, and is a sure sign that spring has arrived. The Easter holidays are also an excellent time to decorate in preparation for the new, warmer season. Here are five simple tips and ideas to easily and inexpensively, decorate your home for Easter.

Lighten up
Now that the colder weather is over it's time to get rid of all those heavy, dark fabrics that are perfect for winter but stifling in the springtime. Replace heavy draperies with light, airy sheers in pale or neutral tones and get rid of heavy throws and cozy area rugs.

Fake is out
When Easter and spring have finally arrived after a dark, dreary winter, it's time to put all of your fake flowers, silk arrangements, swags, and wreaths away for the spring and summer. Supermarkets and grocery stores usually have cheap bouquets of flowers complete with baby's breath that can be arranged in a variety of ways to brighten and freshen up any home.

Dress up the table
If you don't already have a set of 'dress' linens for your table, a cheap, white fabric tablecloth that is starched and ironed is the perfect start to an elegant Easter table. Use fabric napkins folded at each place setting along with a single flower as well as your best china and silver.

If you don't have matching place settings, then try using plates in different pastel colors for a more whimsical look. Also use pretty fabric to tie silverware together along with chocolate suckers for the little ones.

Create a focal point
Create an unusual centerpiece for your Easter table using different sized wine glasses, goblets, or even glass bowls. Turn the wine glasses upside down and place pillar candles in spring colors on top. Now put baby's breath or any type of fresh greenery around the bottom of the glasses, away from the candle's flames of course, for an incredibly inexpensive but beautiful centerpiece.

Glass bowls or jars filled with jellybeans surrounded by either real or fake eggs and some greenery is another simple way to decorate your home for Easter.

Make a candy wreath
The front door is usually the first thing people see when visiting our home and it is the perfect place to hang a candy wreath at Easter time. This is a simple project that isn't expensive to make and will liven up your home for spring. All that's needed is a round wire wreath form, or even a clothes hanger shaped into a circle, about two pounds of hard candy, the kind that comes in twisted wrappers, embroidery thread, and a colorful ribbon.

Securely tie the thread to the wire form leaving two ends of equal length, then make a loose knot in the thread, insert the ends of a three candy wrappers into the knot and then cinch shut. Repeat the process the entire way around the wire form until all of the candies are attached and then hang the wreath from a pretty piece of ribbon.
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