By Chelsea Owens, Guest Writer
Yesterday as I picked up some (more) Easter candy and Easter egg fillers, I realized I didn’t have an Easter centerpiece. Oh, I have plenty of speckled eggs and Easter grass lying around the house as Easter decorations. They even look somewhat decorative.
Thanks to having kids and those kids having Spring Break, however, I’m short a centerpiece. I always have the kids, so I didn’t go looking for any old thing to slap in the middle of my table. I went looking for easy Easter centerpieces.
When there are dishes to wash, laundry to fold, -nevermind; that list could go on forever. Point is, Peter Cottontail’s coming down the bunny trail faster than I can eat a whole bag of Cadbury eggs. (And I can eat chocolate eggs faster than I want to fold socks.) When I want to make Easter crafts, it’s going to be easy or it’s not happening.
The first idea I came across is adorable AND easy. Did I mention I love easy? You may think you’re putting all your eggs in one basket with this idea, because you are. All you’re doing is finding a cute metal basket and filling it with Easter grass and Easter eggs. Choose whatever shade of grass and eggs fit your mood, budget, or decor.
I may spend most of my days in The Neverending Story of housework, but even I’ve noticed that cactuses and cacti are a hot decorating item right now. So, why not have an Easter cactus decoration? I’m totally for real, and I think this can be pulled off with a quick paint job. Either that, or you can buy some premade cactus’s and sprinkle them into Easter grass.
The next ideas I found center around a glass vase. I find glass vases and hurricane jars all over secondhand shops and Goodwill and they are an obviously quick and easy Easter decorations idea. Just look at these: they all involve dumping Easter stuff into a vase.
Did I mention apothecary jars? You bet I did! Those and glass goblets are even better than a vase if you want your home decorations to look fancier than they really are. They’re the best decorating secret I know besides buying crafts pre-made.
Second only to my jars and vases are cake plates and cake platters. Armed with Easter eggs, grass, an Easter Bunny, or maybe a nest; any crafter can make a centerpiece that looks like Joanna Gaines made it. All you need are materials and a glue gun.
Hopefully, there isn’t a best-dressed Easter centerpiece contest in my neighborhood. If there is, at least I’m sure to win a prize for most hot glue used. Now, on to that laundry and Easter candy…
Chelsea enjoys writing, reading, eating, sleeping, and living vicariously through others' stories. Since she is a mother full time, sometimes she gets to do those things.