Monday, March 22, 2010

Easy Easter Decor

Easter is coming up fast and I love the happy colors & spring themes everywhere.  Not loving the pricey stuff in the store though.  But, lucky for me, I found these fun DIY ideas instead.  The ribbon topiary tutorial was something I saw on Brown Paper Packages.  Easy for even the non-crafter - just cuts ribbon strips and loop them onto the foam ball with pins.  I only bought the foam balls & some clearance bin ribbon, so it was pretty cheap too.  I repurposed some pots I had tucked away & borrowed some moss from another pot in the house.  I was too lazy to paint the dowel rods so I wrapped them with seam binding and used some of the extra to fill in some sparse areas of the balls.  It will be fun to make more of these for different seasons - especially when off-season ribbon costs next to nothing.

I saw a lovely terrarium idea on Melanie's Whimsical Creations that literally made me run out to get one of these glass jars.  Hers are decorated with some of the adorable clay creations she makes.  She's got a shop on Etsy where you can buy some of them and they are sooo pretty to look at.  I do not have those amazing sculpting skills and was a bit impatient to get this made, so I got a little Easter bouquet, stuck it in some florist foam and surrounded it with some pretty fake eggs.

So after Easter,  you just save these baubles for next year and put in some new items.  I can't wait for Christmas with some fake snow in there.  Added bonus for those of us with kids and/or pets is the containment of said items, so you can finally put out the little decorations that would normally get knocked down, broken, eaten, etc.  and know that they and your little mess makers will both be safe from each other.

I apologize for my less-than-stellar photography.  The entryway these are in is crazy bright thanks to my front doors and I really wanted to take pics of them "in-situ" since they looked so pretty on the table in my entryway.   The better photos are courtesy of my husband.  I wish you could just walk in my front door and see them in-person instead (ignoring the major mess everywhere else of course). 

Sharing with:
The Girl Creative's Just Something I Whipped Up
Making The World Cuter
Made By You @ Skip To My Lou 
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff 
Talented Tuesday @ My Frugal Family 
Life As Lori's Spring/Easter Party
Blue Cricket Design's Show & Tell
Easter Party @ Holiday Haven
The Thrifty Home's Penny Pinching Party
Show Us What You're Workin' With @ Me & My Bucket
Someday Craft's Whatever Goes Wednesday 
Somewhat Simple's SYS
Get Your Craft On @ Life As Lori 
Fireflies & Jellybeans SOYS
Lynette's LAM Easter Decor Party


  1. Very pretty! I really like your topiaries. I need to try my hand at putting those together!

  2. Your Easter decorations came out great :)

  3. I love these! They are so simple and elegant. Beautiful!

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  5. Love the topiaries! So cute!
    -Becca @ The Bee Zoo

  6. Those turned out fabulous!! Thank you so much for the linky love!

    =) melanie

  7. The topiaries are so beautiful, I really really want to make them! Since we're now hosting Easter I feel the need to dress the place up!

  8. Your topiaries are STUNNING!!!! how many more exclamation points can I add!!!! there are not enough :) love it so much!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  9. Hi, following you from Someday Crafts. I love this idea! You can do that with just about any and every holiday!

  10. Your topiaries are so stinkin cute...HAPPY EASTER!


  11. You are very talented..Love those Easter Topiaries!!! If you have a minute visit my blog
    Have a great day & spread some
    "Link" fun...Barb

  12. These are wonderful!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party. Don't forget to stop by and enter my giveaway. I'll announce the winner at next week party!

  13. That looks so pretty and I love the pastel colors.

  14. what a sweet little bunny poking through!

  15. I love the bunny! Cute ideas and very cute with your decor.

  16. Love the topiaries. You make them sound easy to make.

  17. This is so pretty I love the ribbon topiaries I made a wreath using the same techique.

  18. Love these topiaries! I can think of so many great colors and themes!! Thanks for sharing!!

  19. Those are terrific topiaries - never seen ribbon ones before! Love the colours in them. Your "eggs under glass" are lovely and you are right - perfect safekeeping from pets and kids!


  20. Love the ribbon topiaries - actually - topiaries are some of my all time decorations (period).

    Thanks so much for joining me in my first Easter Decor Day and Happy Easter to you and your family!

  21. I love the ribbon topiaries... you did such a great job on them. They look amazing! I hope it's okay, I just couldn't help but feature them in my Easter wreath and topiary round-up. You can see it here:

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much Jamie! I can't wait to pull these out for Easter this year:)


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