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Easter Decorations


5-Minute Easter Decorating Ideas for Your Home

Decorating your fireplace and mantel for the winter holidays is not only expected but also a snap. As spring approaches, donít forget this important focal point in your room! Decorating your fireplace for spring or for Easter can chase away the winter blahs from your home. Here are some nearly-instant ideas for springtime and Easter fireplace decorating:

Daffodils in crystal or glass vases on each end of your mantel bespeak the coming of Spring. Tie a wired chiffon ribbon in a soft spring hue in a bow around each vase for a nice touch.

Another Easter decorating trick with crystal or glass vases, or other glass containers such as glass canisters or brandy snifters, is to fill them Easter eggs. Wooden, ceramic, plastic, or glass eggs work well. Jelly beans in spring hues, either alone or mixed in with Easter eggs, are also delightful on a mantel in a glass container

March a line of fluffy chicks across your mantel. Five or more chicks, whether stuffed toys, porcelain hens, or craft store chickens, make a cute display.

And speaking of stuffed toys, now is a great time to find those old stuffed bunnies and ducks and turn them into mantel ornaments. Add Easter grass, and scatter decorated eggs along the mantel to keep them company.

Tie wired gingham-checked ribbons into bows, and attach them to the edge of your fireplace mantel. Let the ends of each bow hang down various lengths from one to three feet. At the end of each ribbon, open a plastic egg, tape the ribbonís end inside the egg, and force the egg shut. This Easter decorating trick creates a set of eggs dangling at different heights.

Bring out your glass, crystal, white, and pastel candle holders of different heights for your fireplace mantel. Select a trio of springtime colors such as lavender, pink and eggshell or aqua, pale green, and soft yellow. Use pastel candles in some of the candle holders. In others, perch decorated Easter eggs (real, plastic, wooden, or glass).

The Easter decorating ideas above are great for your fireplace mantel, but whatís a terrific way to decorate your fireplace itself? Fireplace candelabra are the perfect accessories. And using candles in the shape of decorated Easter eggs in your fireplace candelabra is a super-simple, but visually dramatic way to decorate for the season. (Just donít be too surprised if the Easter Bunny replaces one of the candle-eggs with a chocolate one!)


Susan Penney appreciates simple ways to make our homes renewing spaces for our families. She invites you to visit for fireplace accessories such as fireplace candelabra to serve your fire-less or your fire-filled fireplace.




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