You know all those Easter and springtime "masterpieces" that your kids have worked on in school for the past few weeks? Instead of letting them collect dust in your "to organize" file, show them off as part of your Easter décor. Your children will be so proud that their art is put up for display, and this gives their pieces a good home until you can figure out what to do with them when the season ends. (Really, doesn't every mom suffer guilt from tossing even one piece of her child's precious handiwork?)
Around Eastertime, the world is in bloom. Capture a bit of it and bring it inside by displaying fresh springtime flowers in creative vessels all over your home. For example, stick a single long-stemmed blossom such as a tulip or daisy in an empty wine bottle. (There. We just gave you a perfectly good reason to empty a wine bottle.) Or gather a big bunch of baby's breath to put in a mason jar tied with a pastel ribbon.
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In light of the fact that Easter is just two days after Earth Day, go green with your Easter decorations. In lieu of buying mass-produced Easter decorations, be creative and use materials around the house to create your own seasonal decor. Browse the Internet, catalogs and stores for inspiration, then craft your own original Easter décor with recycled materials.
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Finally, remember that Easter is one day, but springtime is here for a while. Subtly tailor your Easter décor so that it can last all season long. Instead of displaying a giant inflatable Easter bunny on your front lawn, set some bright spring flowers in beautiful terra cotta pots by your front door.