It’s hard to believe spring is already here when yesterday we got 33 cm of snow here in Montreal and a little bit more today. It’s also unfortunate, I didn’t take a picture of how beautiful it looked outside but walking to and from a dentist appointment was a painful reminder of how ugly snow and wind can be. The weather was so bad, hubby was afraid his work trip to Toronto would be canceled but it wasn’t. Even if mother nature is not showing us any signs of kindness; spring is here and Easter is just around the corner. I’m sure you already know by now, how much I enjoy decorating for any given holiday, so Easter is just another excuse to get crafty. Decorating our house with small accessories for any occasion is not something everyone approves of and you should see my mother’s face every time she finds out I made something new. She only decorates for Christmas. Meanwhile, Nate or as I like to call him: “my little assistant” has recuperated very well from his flu, so we have sat together to create these fun projects. Please let me share with you these three Easter, easy and fun projects: two Easter wreaths and homemade playdough inspired by Easter theme colors.
Weeks ago, we got another wreath from Michael’s, this wreath caught my eye because I had previously bought 3 wooden eggs from Michael’s as well and thought they would look great together.
I choose to keep the decoration of this wreath minimal by just adding this green fun ribbon also found at Michael’s for $1.00 only:
Looks much better, doesn’t it? Love how the green pops up against the brown of the wreath and catches your eye:
These are the 3 wooden eggs, I was talking to you about. Don’t they look like real ones, except for their flat bottoms:
To add fun colors to the wreath without adding additional layers, I decided to give them a coat of paint by using these three different colors of acrylic paint: light pink, light yellow and light blue:
Love this light bright pink color:
Voila, this is our Easter wreath, I am so happy to see it in our front door. Back in February, I wrote about my Valentine Hearth wreath and do you remember I wrote how I couldn’t hang it from our entrance door because it’s in metal, so one of my blogger-friends (Josee, from Cul de Sac) gave me a tip that she left in a comment: to hang upside down a plastic hook from the inside and use a cord to hang it. I used her trick and now our wreath is hanging in our front door:
Love the colors of the eggs:
Now, this is another wreath I wanted to share with you. I got this pretty wreath from the dollar store back in December, cute green easter eggs and this green and white ribbon from Michael’s :
After decorating it with ribbon, I decided to glue the small green eggs to the wreath using a glue gun:
This is how the second Easter wreath looks, from this picture you will unfortunately not be able to see how I framed it by gluing washi tape to the wall. It looks pretty against the grey wall in our dining area:
Back in December, I used this same recipe to make homemade playdough for my son. I I love how much homemade playdough brings him so much joy, he enjoys playing with it. I love it because I don’t have to spend money and it’s non-toxic. It remains very soft just by keeping it in Ziploc bags. This homemade playdough carrot was inspired by a an image I first discovered through Pinterest and it links you to this website where they had other great ideas you can create with your kids.
I was surprised of how much he enjoyed playing with these. When he was done playing with them, I stored them for him in different Ziploc bags and they didn’t look like balls anymore; he crushed them all. It’s OK, tomorrow we will play again and roll them back into balls:
I used this green decorative egg cart to display the “balls” shaped homemade playdough for my son. When he saw them at the table in the egg cart, he wanted to immediately grab them and I didn’t have much time left to take more pictures of this project:
Hope you enjoyed our Easter projects!
Do you decorate for Easter? Do you involve your kids in your craft projects?
I also want to let you know, I will be linking this post to Allyson’s “Domestic Superhero” Thursday link party!
Thanks again for stopping by!