Easter is a joyous spiritual time, and with some planning and creativity, you can decorate your home with traditional symbols reflecting the atmosphere of the Easter season.
Because eggs represent rebirth, they are used as Easter decorations by many cultures. In fact, there are countless variations from pastel colors to intricately painted designs. Make your own egg decorations at home. Use ribbon, fabric, stickers, feathers, glitter, and other materials to design unique eggs. Consider stringing together hollowed out eggs to create a festive garland or wreath. For a fun kid's project, use yarn, markers and craft eyes to make animals.
A traditional Christian symbol, the cross makes lovely decor during this season. If you have a collection, hang them on the wall or in a window. Crosses displayed on a mantlepiece or table create a dramatic statement.
The Easter tree originated in Germany. Making a homemade version is easy using branches from a flower shop or crafts store. Simply display the branches in a large vase and hang decorations from them including easter eggs, crosses, and scriptures. To get your family involved, ask a different member to select an ornament for the tree for each day of Lent.
Pussy willows are traditionally used in many cultures as decoration during Easter. However, other seasonal flowers and plants are also appropriate. Make arrangements from cherry blossom branches, tulips, lilies, daffodils and hyacinth. Fresh flowers impart positive energy into a room.
For children, there is no more recognizable Easter symbol than the rabbit. Rabbits can be found in an array of shapes, sizes, and materials like porcelain, ceramic or wood. Display your collection of rabbits in the entrance to your home or another high profile location. For a unique and delicious centerpiece, fill an Easter basket with a range of small and large chocolate rabbits.
However you choose to decorate for the Easter season, you will love seeing these holiday touches around your home.