Monday, April 6, 2009

Easter Decorating


I don't have a lot of Easter decorations so I decided to group them all in the dining room since that's where we'll be having Easter dinner.




I made this plastic Easter egg garland from the eggs we used to hang outside. I wish I had a picture! It looks so cute to have a real tree filled with dangling eggs! Some of you probably still do this.




It was pretty easy to make. Just make sure your eggs have holes on both ends otherwise you'll have to drill holes! That would be way too much trouble for me. I think a bag of plastic eggs with holes are about 75 cents at Target. I used a needle to help thread the invisible nylon thread I used through the holes. I put a dot of hot glue on the first and last egg's holes to keep the thread from moving. The bows are hot glued to the tacks I used to hold the garland.



I had everything put out the way I wanted it and decided that the white of the buffet was too stark so I had to take everything off. I tried several different things and decided on some Easter grass. Then I had to put everything back!




This is a Bethany Lowe bunny below that I bought a couple of years ago at Tuesday Morning. Do you know, I haven't been in that store for at least a year!




He used to be a blue bunny but I spray painted him with some left over apple green paint. The blue wasn't working for me!




I love the Easter bottlebrush trees! The mercury glass egg is a ornament that I got at Pier One




52 comments:

june@craftyniche said...

Your Easter decorations are cute! I don't have a lot either. I am hoping to get some after Easter when they are marked down really low! :)

Terri and Bob said...

Adorable! I love the apple green bunny! He is very unique. Tell him he has a twin at my house in white!

Robin said...

So professional looking, I think it turned out wonderful. I love all your bunnies and tree's, so cute

Shilo said...

I love how you tied the chocolate bunnies in! That was such a great idea!
Hope you have a wonderful Easter!
Blessings, Shilo

mishebe said...

dARN CUTE, AS USUAL. MISHELLE

Heather said...

very cute. i love the addition of the green grass!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! I don't have a lot either - just mixed a lot of Spring stuff in with what I had. I will probabley leave the birds & eggs out all Summer.
Hope you are having a great day.
Glenda

Beth at Aunties said...

It looks so festive and ready for Easter. I like your bunny painted Apple gree:) You have a special touch of arranging everything to look like a pro did it.

Hugs, Beth

Adrienne said...

That is beautiful! It looks so very pretty....

Mrs. G said...

Oh Manuela, everything looks so springy and ready for Easter. I love that pale green bunny.
Hugs,
Sue

glorv1 said...

As usual, very springy and nice. I'll take that chocolate bunny and I promise I'll take realllllly good care of it. hehehe Take care and thx for sharing.

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I adore your Easter decor! Everything looks fabulous.

salmagundi said...

The bottle brush trees look great with the Easter stuff. It looks like you will be sweeping up Easter grass until Christmas - or is that just me that happens to??? Have a Happy Easter week. Sally

hip chick said...

Everything looks so pretty. I love the green apple bunny!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, I love it all...how festive it is!

I especially like the bunny in the jar. Too cute.

Barb

Sheryl said...

Manuela, cute display! I love the grass around it.

Ally0005 said...

I love your Easter decorations.
My decorations will post on Wed.
And Thur my raised beds!!!

Rachel said...

I love the Easter Egg garland! What a great idea! I have at least a dozen extra plastic eggs, so I'm going to make one of those. Thanks for the idea.

Love your Easter tablescape too. Very nice.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh I forgot to tell you how much I LOVE that plate in the last post..... I have NEVER seen one like it before...
I love that you painted you bunny green ..... you know how to personalize everything..... looks amazing...
HUgs
Linda

Joy said...

Love your Easter decorations and your egg garland!

Lisa said...

So gorgeous! ALL of it! That garland is darling! I was talking with a friend of mine in church yesterday, and neither of us can figure out why we don't decorate more for Easter. We should, by gummit! You've inspired me.

Blessings!

Tanya said...

I love your bunny collection. I'm struggling to pull some Easter decorations together! Are the chocolate bunnies real or "everlasting"?

Betsy said...

Oooh...I just love that fluffy chick there at the end! :)

Susan said...

Your decorations are adorable! I really need to start collecting bunnies and stuff!

Rue said...

Hi Manuela :)

The Easter decor is perfect! Every. single. detail :)

xo,
rue

jen said...

Love your garland!! I totally forgot about Tuesday Morning!! It's been a couple of years since I have been there too. I think it's time for a road trip!!

Jen

Sue said...

Your buffet looks terrific...I love the real looking chocolate bunny....Did you make that, I just saw the directions on Martha's site....Have a wonderful Easter Sunday...I'm leaving for Jersey on the 14th. but lets make a point of getting together for lunch out your way when I get back...I'll be back on the 29th.....Sue.

Angie said...

Love all the Easter stuff grouped together! Looks beautiful!

rufflebunnies said...

Your decorations are beautiful!!! I love that cake stand!!!
So very creative, all of it!!

Becky said...

Your decorations are lovely. What I often get from you is this thought... "The ____ (fill in a color) is not working for me so I just spray painted it ____." Oh for all the things I got rid of because the color was not right. Due to short memory I hope you keep saying it.
Keep Sweet and enjoy your Easter celebration.

Amy said...

LOVE it! Looks fantastic, love how you added the Easter grass, a perfect finish!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a darling display! I love the idea of using the Easter grass. Happy Easter Manuela:>)

Storybook Woods said...

Oh that egg garland is charming. Clarice

Anonymous said...

I agree with Clarice. I love the egg garland - I think because it's simple but really creative and pretty.

Lyn

Karen said...

Always a great job from you. Great post! Very cute!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

So absolutely adorable! I LOVE the green "grass" amongst the whole display. You did such a great job.
I was also impressed with the raised garden beds below. I have gardened in the past, but guess I'll plant a winter garden at the end of summer this year.

ann said...

looks like to me you have alot of Easter decorations.Very nice...Ann

Doris the Great said...

I love your scary little fuzzy chick in the last picture!

Tammy518 said...

I love your Easter vignette! And the bunny looks so good in his apple green.

bj said...

OOOO, you have some DARLING decorations for Easter. And, I love your use of the grass for the base of all your pretties. You are so good at this sort of thing...
Happy Day...

KelleyAnne said...

I love it all. What a great idea to spray paint the bunny. I'd a never thought of that. I love the way you used the grass!

Heather said...

I forgot to let you know that I'm loving your Dump cooking post from a while back. I printed your suggestions back then and have been putting them to use lately! I have a bunch of chicken frozen in your recipes waiting to be cooked. Last week we had your Garlic Dijon chicken. it was great! and tonight the Cranberry chicken is cooking as I type this. Thank you so much for posting this idea and the recipe suggestions! If you come up with anymore recipes for the marinade/sauce I'd love to use them!

Charli and me said...

What beautiful Easter decorations you have! I'm especially lovin the Easter egg garland. What a fabulous idea. I think I will try something like that next year. I hope you have a very blessed and joyful Easter ♥ Beautiful blog here!

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! What a gorgeous Easter display! You have so many pretty things and the the green bunny you painted is so cute!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Hi Manuela, I love your bunnies! Beautiful Easter decor, enjoy your holiday!

ellen b. said...

Manuela! Your dining room looks beautiful! I love the yellows and greens! Happy Easter to you and yours...

ivoryspring said...

Hello Manuela,

Ling time no chat.... it's lovely to hear from you! :) Your egg garland is absolutely darling!!! Your creativity always amaze me!

Have a blessed Holy Week.

a King's daughter said...

Are the eggs in the first photo homemade? They are just beautiful!
You always do such a fantastic job with your photos, as well as your decorating. I'm inspired again!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I think it all looks fabulous! I love all of your Easter decor, and your bunnies are adorable! :) I think that is such a great idea to string plastic Easter eggs together like that! I hope I can snag some time to try it. :)

I hope you are having a good week! :)

Christina said...

Love all of your Easter pretties. Love the green paint on the bunny. I'll have to remember the egg garland for next year.

Suzanne said...

So sweet Manuela! Love the egg garland!

The Cottage Girl said...

Hello! I think your displays are wonderful! I disagree, you DO have many Easter decorations. I think you could certainly spread some of these around, maybe the powder room or the kitchen table.

Take a look at some of my images of Easter items!
TheCottageGirl.blogspot.com