Spring time is finally here with Easter right around the corner. The warmer weather and sunshine has put me in a spring mood. Today I am sharing with you a few simple Easter and spring decorating ideas to inspire you in your home.
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sIMPLE DECOR TOUCHES FOR spring – BUNNIES
Bringing bunnies into my home is just a reminder that spring is here! I picture a garden blooming with beautiful flowers and bunnies hopping in and out of the flower bed.
This is so easy to incorporate into your home! You can find all different kinds of bunnies at thrift stores and even dollar tree for a little of nothing. To change the look of the bunnies you can always freshen them up with paint. Bringing bunnies into your home can add touches of spring and Easter to your home in such an affordable and thrifty way.
simple decor touches for spring – Fresh flowers
There is nothing like having flowers sitting on your table or kitchen counter tops. Bringing flowers indoors is something I would absolutely love to be able to do, but I can’t make this happen due to my severe allergies during spring time.
I do love to incorporate artificial flowers all around my home to freshen things up for spring after a long winter. An old galvanized bucket or watering can filled with flowers creates a beautiful centerpiece for spring time.
simple decor touches for spring – Creating a tablescape
I always love to create a simple tablescape for my family. This doesn’t have to cost a large amount. When I created the tablescape for a dinner with our family I was able to use what I had in my home. Shopping your house for what you have on hand is always a good idea.
I started with a jute burlap table runner that can be used for any season. Next, I used my brown striped dishes and layered the dessert plate on top of the dinner plate. The green checkered napkins I sewed from some material that was found at a thrift store for less than a dollar. To add in some greenery, I used these leaf napkin rings from Hobby Lobby.
Growing up, every time my sister and I picked wildflowers our Mom would place them in a mason jar on the table. Now mason jars always remind me of spring time. To add a rustic, spring touch I used my mason jars with handles for our drinking glasses.
creating the centerpiece
For the centerpiece I used a wood pedestal stand that was given to me. It created the perfect rustic feel. I placed a little artificial plant on the stand with Easter egg floral picks that I had found at Hobby Lobby a couple years back. The checkered eggs matched perfectly with the checkered napkins.
Next, I went around my home and picked out a couple bunnies that I could place on the table. After that the table looked almost complete except for adding a few eggs to bring a little more Easter decor into the tablescape.
Setting your table shouldn’t have to be cumbersome. By adding different textures, colors, and patterns with touches of nature, you too can create an inviting table! Enjoy the process of playing around and creating a simple, affordable tablescape for your family.
Baking easter cookies
Not only are cookies delicious it makes for a cute centerpiece for your bar or table. These chocolate chip cookies are a family favorite. From a very young child I grew up making my mom’s cookie recipe. I have definitely conquered this recipe over the years. I make them ALL the time, for every possibly occasion and often, just on a whim. For Easter, I added in a few beautiful pastel M&M’s to make it fun for my family.
We loved these Easter cookies so much and they are just perfect for celebrating spring and Easter or anytime!
How to make chocolate chip cookies:
- 1-1/2 cups shortening
- 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 Tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup Easter M&M's (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Mix together in a large mixing bowl all of the wet ingredients. Shortening, Brown sugar, Sugar, Milk, Vanilla, and Eggs.
- In another bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients. Flour, Baking Soda, and Salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the first bowl of wet ingredients.
- Once it is mixed together, stir in the chocolate chips and M&M's.
- On a large cookie sheet drop 1 oz. scoops 1-1/2 inches apart.
- Bake for 8 minutes or until brown on top.
- Resist the temptation to eat straight out of the oven. Let the cookies cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61
I hope these simple Easter and spring decorating ideas give you inspiration for your home. Let me know in the comments below what is your favorite decor for spring?