Living Space: Make your house festive for Easter
04/17/2014 3:54 PM
04/17/2014 3:55 PM
Welcome Easter guests with some thoughtful and fun decorating touches.
Websites like Pinterest offer an array of creative decorating ideas.
Use a white crayon to write the name of guests on hard-cooked eggs before coloring. After the eggs are colored and dried, wipe off the crayon and the name will appear in white. Use the eggs as place cards.
Looking for a super easy and much neater way to dye eggs? A Thrifty Mom.com recommends rolling eggs in a pan of shaving cream (not shaving gel) mixed with food coloring. This creates a tie-dyed, swirled effect and is much faster and less messy than using liquid dye.
For quick Easter place-setting touches, put an egg in a sherry glass and add a few sprigs of grass or greenery.
Create a centerpiece starting with a grapevine wreath filled with natural dried grass. Fill it with small forced flower bulbs. Add a figure of a rabbit or a pretty Easter cake.
Around the house
Easter decor can be simple pots of flowers, eggs and candies. For both Easter and Passover, create small decorative vignettes in the living room, a corner of the kitchen, the breakfast room and the main entryway. This will add a festive feeling throughout the house – not just at the dinner table.
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