This year I committed myself to hosting the Spring Fling/Easter Egg Hunt for my Moms Club. Because it’s a potluck event the commitment didn’t feel as demanding given my physical limitations as I countdown to Number Two’s arrival. That said, I can’t actually host people in my home without adding some personal touches. Appropriately, I took inspiration from the Modern Easter Inspiration Board, I had posted earlier this month. So, here is what I made to make my home feel Easter-y.
This banner is very similar in idea to the one in the inspiration board, but I didn’t buy it. I made it using digital papers that I recently started to acquire, as I try my hand at digital scrapbooking. (I’ve always found the idea of scrapbooking fun, but with all the little pieces you accumulated, never wanted to attempt; digital scrapbooking is much more my style… no mess. Go here if you want to check out some cool resources.)
2) Candy Topiaries
Again, I took direct inspiration from my board. In my case I used $1 buckets I’d previously bought at Target, as my containers, along with 3 inch styrofoam balls and wood dowells from Michael’s, and last but not least, candy from the dollar store. Pretty cheap project for something that looks this good. The only thing I will say is that the process is much more tedious and time consuming than I had anticipated. But once I got started, I had to finish… I’m a follow-through sort of person. I’m really pleased with the result, I just hope I can store these in such a way that the candy doesn’t disintegrated between now and next Easter, as I wont be repeating this project.
This was more of a repackaging project. I bought some cute chocolate chicks from the dollar store, three for $1, and repackaged them in cellophane bags tied up with a pretty ribbon. Super easy, super fast and I already had the ribbon and bags, so it was also super cheap. I like when guests can leave the celebration with something, especially kids. It always makes them happy when they say goodbye, so a little treat can go a long way.
I’ll be keeping the banner and hoping to keep the topiaries, that way next year I can just add to what we already have.
Hope you had a great Easter!