Spring/Easter Ideas-Guest Post

  I recently guest posted a few Easter ideas at Green Door Designs, and am re-posting here today with a few extra things from my favorite holiday!

I made an “Easter basket” centerpiece I using many items already on-hand.  

The base is a metal rectangle basket/tray purchased at Hobby Lobby and used HERE in the fall.  

Two pre-cut foam blocks serve as a “filler” for the bulk of the space in the basket.  

There are several choices of natural green mosses available at craft stores.  Perfect for this project!

Underneath this green moss, I used cheap gray moss as a “filler layer,” as it is a bit sturdier and gave the volume I needed.  Then, I arranged the pretty green moss, stuffing it into the basket to make it full.  
**Vacuuming required:)

Reusing stems from my door baskets, I pulled out the pink and white buds to line the top edge of the wire basket.  I grabbed a few other stems to create a focal point in the corner.  
Any artificial Spring stem with a little height would work well here.  There are so many choices to suit your style and taste!

A view of the back of the basket.  Using a roll of pink mesh, yellow organza ribbon, and florist’s wire, I added some fun color to the outside.  (Both rolls of ribbon found in gift wrap aisle at Hobby Lobby)
Next, I personalized this Easter display by adding some of our family’s Easter egg collection.  Each year, my mom gives the kids a personalized Easter egg from various places.  

I also added a few Easter items I have picked up here and there over the years.  Various decor for your basket is available at craft stores and even the seasonal section at the grocery store!

On to another favorite Easter centerpiece….the “fishbowl Easter basket!”   This display is perfect for your kitchen table where it can truly be enjoyed!  In our house, the fishbowl is a much-anticipated Easter tradition, as the kids scurry to see their eggs from years past.  
Glass “fishbowls” are typically easy to find at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, or Garden Ridge.  They come in varying sizes.  This bowl pictured is about 9 1/2 inches wide.
For this centerpiece, I simply placed green paper shred in the bottom for “grass,” then arranged personalized eggs and Easter decor on top!
I love the sentimental value this display brings!  As you can see, our eggs go back over 30 years!
These adorable painted wooden eggs are some of my favorites in our collection.  Tay Morgan, out of Jackson, Mississippi, creates these cuties, and you can order your own keepsakes HERE
These pictured below arrived today!  Thanks, Mimi!

The girls’ eggs are simple with just their names.  John David’s has school logo.  Tay can customize any egg!


Have fun creating an Easter display of your own!   

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  1. Hi Amanda…these are adorable. I have a glass bowl and eggs but I would never have thought of combining the two. Easter grass is now on my list and I’m going to use yours as my inspiration. Thanks for visiting my blog and your very kind words when I really needed them. Hope your week is wonderful. ~Ann

  2. Hey….I have those same hand-painted eggs and bunnies from Jackson, MS! They are beautiful with your other decor. Thank you.

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