Living in Denver, sometimes winter lingers. However, that does not stop me from getting excited about spring! Spring fever has set in here even as the snow continues to fall. Having just used all of the soft and colorful fresh flowers for my Valentine’s Day decor (click here to see), it definitely got me in the mood for all things spring and Easter. Today, I am sharing some tips for creating simple spring or Easter decor.
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One of my favorite comedian/actors is Robin Williams (he is greatly missed in this household!). He once so eloquently said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s Party!'” Spring absolutely feels like a party to me. New blooms, fresh colors and brighter, warmer days are all reasons to celebrate!
I know it might seem crazy to be decorating so early, but I only started with this first project to get things going. This is a long process!! We spend a lot of time in our kitchen so I couldn’t resist starting there. Table settings and other decor will be happening over the next couple of weeks. We host a large Easter Dinner party every year and this year will be no exception. More on that coming soon!
For this vignette, I wanted to keep things neutral and fresh looking considering all of the white in my kitchen. This design would also be great for a buffet, a console or even a centerpiece for a table setting.
For the base, I started with one of my favorite wood serving trays that I bought at West Elm a couple of years ago. Using this on my white counters provides a nice contrast. If your counters are darker, you could use a lighter tray or serving platter. My island is 16 feet long, so this large tray does the trick. However, it would be so easy to size this look down if the area you are wanting to decorate is smaller.
If you have read any of my posts about how to use apothecary jars in your decorating projects, you know I love using them throughout my home. Check this one out HERE. For this design, I decided instead to use a cake plate and dome so I had a wider, flat surface to hold the moss as a starting point. The goal was to make it feel like the bunnies were “hanging out” in the garden.
Featuring the preserved moss helps create a fresh, natural look for the vignette, plus it won’t die or go bad. This decor will be sitting on my counter through Easter, so I don’t want to have to keep changing out greenery or fresh flowers.
I have had the white ceramic bunnies for years and they were a perfect starting point since they tie in so well with my white cabinets and countertops. If you have a more vintage or country look in your home, you could use whatever style bunnies that you have. Depending on the size of your tray or the number of bunnies you have to use, you could also use any number of bunnies to create this look.
Once I decided on the tray, the vessel for the centerpiece and the bunnies, I jaunted off to Hobby Lobby for the moss, the eggs, and other fun finds. I flipped over the moss eggs! Using different textures, colors and sizes of eggs is part of what adds character to the design. Hobby Lobby also has a great selection of faux potted spring florals and greenery which is precisely what I was searching for. These potted white lilies of the valley were perfect! I also loved the tiny potted greenery to add softness…only $4.99 each! Aren’t they the cutest?!
In the cake dome, I placed the moss first and then the faux plants. All that was left to do was to randomly plop in the eggs. Super cute! Next, I placed the bunnies and added in the rest of the green accessories. Votive holders (candles are always a must!) were next and finally the rest of the eggs. Easy peasy!
The nice thing about this design is that you can easily incorporate your own colors and style and make it your own. Be creative and get your spring party on with these easy tips for creating simple spring or Easter decor.
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