We don’t usually have many Easter decorations, but this year as my sister, brother-in-law and two young nephews are visiting, we’ve made a bit of an effort to at least decorate our living room fireplace mantel (For the same reason, complete chaos has broken out here, so you may have to excuse a slightly erratic posting schedule). Here is our first ever attempt at an Easter mantel.
Admittedly we’ve been feeling very uncreative at the moment, so after browsing the web and collecting some inspiration from some of the amazing blogs out there, we’ve basically assembled a bunch of ideas that we borrowed from other, much more creative people.
We downloaded the template for the Easter egg garland from the amazingly talented Landee at Landeeseelandeedo . After a quick print and cut out, we just glued the eggs to a piece of string and attached them to the fireplace mantel.
The very bare twigs in the vase on the left side of the mantel are actually Forsythia branches. We have a Forsythia in the garden, so were able to just nip out and cut our own. As it’s absolutely freezing here in the UK at the moment, none of the branches are flowering yet… we may have also forgotten to bring them in in time… When they finally flower, the vibrant yellow flowers should add a fun touch of colour to the mantel.
You can see that we also have a fairly large collection of chocolate Easter bunnies. We bought one each for us as well as one for each of our guests. Of course we’ll also be having lots of chocolate eggs over the holidays. After all, you can never have enough chocolate!
That’s pretty much it for this year. Do you also decorate your house for Easter? Will you also be scoffing a load of chocolate eggs? We’ll also be hosting our first ever Easter egg hunt this year. Do you have any last minute tips for us?