Easter in Trinidad and Tobago and around the world is an occasion recognized for its religious significance as well as its festivity. It's also a time of renewal and reconnecting with family members and love ones we perhaps haven't seen since Christmas. We prepare lavish amounts of food, host family get togethers and brunches, and some of us add to or change our décor. Since Easter is right around the corner, I thought I should share some amazing design ideas that are perfect for decorating your homes during this season.
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Cards are a great way of reconnecting with friends, family and loved ones here and abroad. Exchanging cards is an important part of Easter celebrations, as we take the opportunity to convey personal messages to those we care about. You can personalise your cards by making them yourself; this can be an exciting activity for both you and your kids.
I know, when you think of Easter, you think of eggs usually painted in pastels. Why not try a modern approach? Instead of eggs, paint small rocks in different sizes in a variety of colours. If you must use eggs, try covering them with butterfly cut outs, sequins, beads and glitter stickers. For extra pizzazz, spray paint your eggs in metallic gold and silver.
Fresh flowers always make wonderful additions to a home for any season. Flowers fill the home with a unique aroma, and it is indeed a pleasant sight to see a home filled with fresh flowers. However, for a modern approach, try a branch bouquet. They are quite popular now and are available at many of our local craft shops. You can even hot glue silk flowers or butterflies onto the branches for a fresh look. This is not only a great visual attraction; it is also a long lasting alternative, and a complimentary floral arrangement for any season.
There is nothing more welcoming than a wreath hanging on a front door. One of the greatest things about wreaths is their versatility. Hang them on your front door to invite guests, or in the kitchen, living and kids rooms to get the household into the Easter mood. Traditional wreaths are usually circular, but can take on any shape. They can be square, in the shape of a bunny, a heart or an umbrella, just to name a few. Wreaths can be made in materials that scent your space, which makes them both decorative and functional. To make an umbrella wreath for a front door, simple place a bunch of flowers, (preferably silk) into an umbrella. Tie a ribbon around the umbrella to hold the flowers in place. You can also add a few dyed egg shells for that extra Easter fun and voila! You have an umbrella wreath. Use the umbrella handle to hang the wreath unto your door.
Use your creativity and imagination to create wonderful home decorating ideas for the season...Happy Easter!
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