Now that the Easter holidays are approaching, why not arrange some fun DIY activities to do with your children? Below are some simple, inexpensive ideas on how to create your own unique accessories to decorate your gardens this Easter and Spring time. You can add your own individual touch to each decoration that will bring your garden to life and carry the joy of Easter throughout your homes.
Please ensure that all children are supervised by an adult at all times when handling sharp or hot objects. Please be careful when using hot glue or scissors.
What you Need:
A Grapevine Wreath
Flower Stems of your choice
Easter eggs are the traditional accessory that we associate to Easter time, so why not add them onto a moss background to give that true Spring feel? The greenery in the background and the addition of small, colourful flower stems of your choice are guaranteed to incorporate the joy that Easter brings, into your home! Choosing to have greenery as your wreath background is a great choice, as it will blend in with your garden and current surroundings; bringing about a professional look.
- First of all, you need to take your grapevine wreath for the basic structure of your wreath and carefully add moss to the top surface using a hot gun. This is really simple to do, but please be careful whilst handling hot glue because it may run through the moss.
- Once the grapevine is fully covered, use the hot glue to attach the eggs. I would suggest using a variety of colours to make your wreath cheerful and to brighten up the outdoors as the days get warmer.
- Once you have selected your variety of flower stems, place them into the moss and grapevine to hold them securely in place. You may need to use some additional floral wire or hot glue to ensure that they remain stuck to the moss. Remember, the brighter the flowers, the likelihood of it standing out will be greater.
- Using your ribbon, you can create a bow to place on your wreath. It is down to personal preference where your place your bow and how big you make it. You can choose a plain, colourful ribbon or a patterned ribbon of your choice. You may want one large bow places on your wreath, or 20 small bows – make it unique!
What you need:
Lots of small twigs
Accessories for decoration (optional)
Why not keep it simple this Easter? By using just twigs, you can create just as much of an impact as using colourful flowers and moss. Also, this design is different to the traditional circular wreath because it creates an octagon look; making it unique and different to your neighbours.
- Simply gather 8 sets of twigs in groups including 7 twigs each.
- Using hot glue, stick the 7 twigs together for each group.
- Using twine, attach each of the 8 sets together. Use the twine to connect the ends until you have completed the wreath shape.
- Use your ribbon to tie the wreath to your door. You can do this by creating a bow shape, or simply wrapping the ribbon around the wreath and attaching it at the top.
- If you wish to add accessories that resemble Easter, you can do so by using hot glue. You can add accessories such as: small yellow chicks, eggs, ribbons or rabbits for example.
What you need:
Floral pins and foam
Colourful plastic eggs
1 Wooden Dowel
Short clippings of Ivy
Not everyone has a perfectly shaped conifer bush in their gardens or on their porch, so why not follow these quick and easy steps to create your own original Topiary tree?
- First of all, you need to create the base structure for your decoration. Using florist pins, carefully pin the green moss to your foam cone until the cone is covered. You may add as much moss as you like to give a ‘bushier’ effect.
- Cut the floral foam into the correct size to fit your plant pot.
- Place one end of the wooden dowel into the foam and flower pot, then place the other end into the base of the cone. This will securely hold the cone in place.
- Now that you have got the basic ‘look’ of a tree structure, you can begin to add your accessories. Using hot glue, carefully add your colourful eggs to the moss until you have created the perfect Easter look.
- Take your ribbon and tie a bow around the dowel. Your bow can be as big or as little as you like. Also, you can wrap a small piece of ivy around the wooden dowel to make it look more natural and to give a woodland effect.
- You can add any additional Easter decorations to your topiary to make it unique and colourful!
What you need:
Pink fringed tulips (colours are optional)
Flowers / greenery of your choice (e.g. daffodils)
Be creative by placing some nutritious carrots into a glass vase bowl in the middle of your table or even place it outside to make a statement. The orange coloured carrots and tulips will most definitely add some character to your home as-well as bring some Easter festivity during the holidays. You can add flowers of your choice to make the vase as full and colourful as you wish, including your favourite flowers and floral designs.
- Place your freshly grown carrots into a vase in a linear style.
- Carefully place the your flowers into the vase / bowl in your own arrangement, ensuring that you cut the stems to the correct size.
It’s as simple as that!
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