Step away from yellow chicks and ribbons, chocolate eggs and rabbits on the loose… How Scandinavians decorate their minimalistic design led homes for Easter.
The super minimalistic easter eggs as seen above is from Danish design shop felius.dk. Although this looks stylish enough – ad I’d love to have it as mantlepiece decoration for Easter there are other options too, which includes getting crafty.
Easter Eggs and craft ideas
To me it won’t feel like Easter before we have painted and decorated the house with Easter eggs. We blow the egg yolk out of and dry the eggs before they are ready to be decorated.
As a child my mother used to make natural paint for our Easter eggs. She made this by beetroot, spinach, orange peel, red cabbage, tea leaves and coffee. As there is no chemicals or toxins in natural paint it is completely child friendly. Although I think my mum liked to use natural paint for it’s delicate colour. We also painted the eggs using leaves found on our Sunday walks in nature, to get botanicals prints.
This Easter I’m quite taken my marbled effects. This is easily achieved by using a natural sea sponge. Dab and smear the paint to create the look of marble. For a lighter look, sponge off excess paint onto a paper towel as you work.
And it doesn’t all have to be yellow. To me, blue and green, peach pink and gold are all beautiful colours for Easter and to get that wonderful Spring feel in your home.
If you are tired of chicks and bunnies for Easter, why not go for more subtle options such as feathers? Feathers make beautiful decorations, whether they are natural, coloured or if they are paper feathers.
And I love these cute string of paper bunnies. Cut out several and allow the whole family to decorate theirs. You can go completely rainbow colourful (I suspect the little ones will enjoy this the most for theirs Easter art & crafts session) – or monochrome, as shown below.
There’s no easier way to ad a touch of Easter to your home than to decorate with flowers. The flowers shops all have the most amazing bouquets and potted flowers well in time of the holidays. In addition to the ready made options, you can go craft with flowers too…
Use a large vase and twirl a few branches about to spring together with a few tulips. Simple and fresh.
We are a huge fan of branches about to spring, either with green leaves or cherry blossom branches, placed in glass vases. And that brings me to vases. Choose clear glass or tinted in green. The Iittala Aalto vase collection will make a lovely Spring display, long after Easter is finished.
Happy Saturday! x