Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Easter "Tree" - Prudent Easter Decorations

Hello,

The children are on school holidays for Easter so we've being doing a lot of craft work to keep them busy. We've made pom pom carrots and bunnies and paper plate lakes for the tiny chicks to swim in, and we've more to make yet, the Easter Bunny will be very impressed...

Here's one of our more "professional" efforts:
This is our table centre piece for Easter. We went for a walk in the garden and cut lots of branches from various trees. One side of the garden is a native hedgerow so there is plenty of options for cuttings.
I originally intended to cover the cuttings with ribbon but I decided they looked nice in their natural state. The eggs are a set of 12 polystrene eggs I bought in Hickeys for Euro3.50. Some have been painted and some have been covered in paper cuttings. I cut out some pretty floral pictures from old magazines and we glued them onto the eggs. The children are very proud of them! I threaded them using embroidery thread and a very long doll needle.


Bear in mind some are painted by small kids! We used paints we already had and old magazines so the only cost was eggs, so these are very prudent Easter decorations.

The little white one with blue writing on the bottom right hand side is one I picked up years ago in Budapest. We were on a short break and it was Easter time and so many shops had beautiful window displays for Easter. There was so many impressive Chocolate displays (reminded me of the movie Chocolat) (the kind that would make your mouth water!) and beautiful hand decorated eggs everywhere. So much work and pride had gone into the displays, they were wonderful.  Maybe someday I'll get to go back!

Am off to find a recipe for hot-cross buns.

Take care,
Maria

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