Monday, March 25, 2013

37 Our 2013 Easter Display

We have a little shelf in the kitchen/dining area that acts as a combination of display and storage for our wine glasses.


It is sort of our mantel if you will.  From time to time I get the bug to swap out the decor, often times to throw up a seasonal display.

In the past, at this point in the year, the kids are doing a nightly countdown of number of "sleeps" until the Easter Bunny visits.  However, this year, there is still mounds of snow on the ground and no green in sight.  No flowers, no buds, no grass... nothin'.  It doesn't feel like spring or Easter at all around these parts, so I decided I needed to do my part in bringing spring inside to get us hoppin' around with glee.


It was super simple and just took a little love, DIY, color and candy.  Oh, and fresh flowers, they always speak spring louder than just about anything!


OK, seriously, how cute are those eggs?  Would it be nerdy if I kept them up all year?  I love.

I started out with some brown paper eggs from Michaels.  I taped them off with painters tape and used craft paint in different sheens, to paint off the bottom of the eggs.



Once I pulled the tape, I wanted to add a little more glamor, so I whipped out the gold Sharpie marker and just drew a line around the egg by hand.


Awesome.

A little hot glue and twine later, and I had DIY egg garland!


Did someone say candy?  It is so pretty and colorful, I had to integrate it onto the shelves.


Some Goodwill candle sticks with a coat of spray paint, along with some mason jars mounted with mounting putty, and we have a little candy display.  I even Mod Podged some pretty paper to the lids.


In the center of the shelves I brought in a frame with some sketched art {more on that in an upcoming post}, and some soup cans, spray painted, wrapped in twine and filled with fresh flowers.




Some branches and more candy, and the display was sweet as pie.



Sure feels a lot more spring-like now!  And the kid's faces were priceless when they saw the set-up this morning!

Anyone else getting creative and finding ways to bring some spring inside?  I saw on Instagram this weekend that many of you were hit with more snow too!  Ack.  What's up with that?

Psssst!  Stay tuned, tomorrow I will share a bit more about the Happy Easter print and be hoppin' in with an extra promo and giveaway! 

37 comments:

  1. That has GOT to be the cutest Easter garland ever! Love it girly! Is it odd that I love decorating with candy as long as it's the kind I don't like to shove in my face? Haha!

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  2. Cute. Where did you get the glass dome that is over your grass in this display? I've been looking for something like that and haven't yet. Happy Easter!

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  3. So adorable! Being a fellow Wisconsinite, I'm getting a little grumpy with all this snow & dreary weather! Your Easter display is exactly what I needed! Especially last year, when we were having 70 & 80 degree weather while I was on bedrest with my first pregnancy! What a difference a year makes! Love all the bright & cheerful color!

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  4. Cute! Cute! I love the soft colors!

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  5. Perfectly adorable! :)

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  6. Cute! I love all of the colors! We put candy on the mantle for Easter too. It makes me smile every time I see it!

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  7. love this! where did you get the branches?

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  8. Eeeek! First of all, such pretty photos. I am such a sucker for details and I LOVE the twine around the can. And the candy in a mason jar. . .why haven't I thought of that. So cute, Jen. Those eggs are super cute and my daughter would love to do those. Thanks for so much inspiration in one spot. Such a pretty space.

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  9. And it´s the same shelf! You could make a collage with the different decoration you had in this shelf, it´s a great inspiration! not just for shelves but also for mantels as you mentioned.
    Vey very nice.

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  10. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! Such a fun Easter set up!!

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  11. So cute!!! I love this time of year! Erica
    ericasrunningjourney.blogspot.com

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  12. It doesn't feel like spring here in Wisconsin either! I always decorate for kids. They always light up and it makes everything feel more festive & special. Beautiful "mantle". I too, have a "mantle"/dining room shelf that gets dressed up for holidays :).

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  13. You did such an awesome job, it is so bright and cheery!! Love it :) We too are still buried in snow, five to ten feet deep in some places!! Can't wait until warmer weather and green grass get here!

    ~Kimberley

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  14. It is so cute! Spring is on the back burner this year. Too much going on to worry about it. We are in the midst of tiling rooms. I still have lots of meals to make this week for work. Lots of dentist and chiro appts for kids and hubby and middle's birthday thrown in the mix (with both hubby and I working this Saturday at our jobs). I will save the decorating for next year, I think. I do love yours though. :)

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  15. What a sweet set up! Soo cute, all though theres a dangerous amount of mini eggs in those jars!! Great job!


    xo Rachael
    arunawaymuse.blogspot.ca

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  16. I just finished my Spring Mantle too! http://twentysomethingbows.blogspot.com/2013/03/first-day-of-spring-mantle.html
    Hope you can check it out :)

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  17. So cute! I love the soup can. Why don't I think of these things!?

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  18. Oh I love it! So so pretty and colorful!

    ps- we're still covered in snow too...not a hint of green in sight either! Boo hoo hoo!

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  19. So cute!! I love the apothacary jars and the egg garland you made. It looks so pretty!!

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  20. Wow, love this and I totally think that the candy display is SO cute!

    ~Sarah

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  21. Absolutely LOVE everything about this post. Gorgeous display. I adore the lovely use of color!

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  22. Looking good!! I need to put up some Easter decor too!

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  23. So springy and beautiful! I will definitely be stealing your mason jar/candlesticks candy display idea--that's awesome! My little guys have been counting down, too! I love to see them getting excited! Hope you're having a great week, Miss Jen!

    ~Abby =)

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  24. Nice. That is very creative.

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  25. Adorable. The colours and the sign are perfection!
    Kerri at HollyMuffin

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  26. This is beyond adorable!! Such a great idea AND I love the idea of the soup ans spray painted! I never thought about doing that!!
    :) Rebecca

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  27. Looks great and yes, the eggs are adorable :) Super cute!

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  28. So no one tries to sneak candy out of the jars? What a houseful of self-control-kudos to your boys! My husband and daughter would be after me every minute for "just a few pieces"....

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  29. I revised my mantel while prepping for our last big storm:
    http://organasms.blogspot.com/2013/03/spring-ahead-on-mantelpiece.html
    Love the candy display, but I'd have to glue those jars shut! Great job!
    Jess

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  30. This is adorable! love the eggs!! I can't stand this weather!! We only moved to WI a year and a half ago and this weather is the pits!!! I need grass and flowers in Springtime!!

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  31. Stop it with all that cuteness! Love the eggs, and seriously...how can just a jar of candy be so cute?! The Easter bunny is getting the shaft around here in lieu of Sloan's bday falling on the same day! But you've inspired me to get him back in the mix!

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  32. So cute!!! :-)

    Melanie

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  33. Awesome eggs! So classy!! And twine around the tin cans. I love your slick style...

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  34. Love it all!! Love the egg garland and I adore the candy mason jars!

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  35. I just don't know how you do it with 3 kids! I just had my third and I'm treading water here! If you get a second, would you mind taking a look at my website...It's www.clutterbug.me I do organizing tips too and I'd LOVE your advice...from one organizing junkie to the next. I'd like to see if I can attract advertisers, but I'm CLUELESS when it comes to this stuff :(

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  36. SO CUTE!!! where did you get that star burst thingy with the mirror on your wall??? i NEED that in my dining room.

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  37. So cute, Jen! I love every single detail!

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