So, Easter this year wasn't going to be a big deal. Justin is working like crazy for the next week and I'm in the Easter production this year so we were just low-keying it this year.
Then, Thursday I find out I'm hosting Easter this year. For both families. Yikes!
Plus, I kept telling myself, this is baby's first Easter...you *have to do a 'lil something special
So, on no time here's my quick&VERY inexpensive Easter decor 2011...
Total cost: $2.29 each door.
Total time: 2 hours (includes allowing glue to dry, so actually it takes 15 minutes where you're ACTUALLY working...)
Best part-- I can switch out the lettering and it will double for Spring decor&even summer decor! (I chose a versatile pattern)
Like I said, I'm short on time before Easter, and I like a little simple accent once in awhile, so...
Cardstock+ Little Label Sign
Total cost: $1
Total time: 1 minute
Now, for Easter tree. I wanted something cheap, quick&something meaningful
**Sidenote: I decided starting on Good Friday every year, as a family we will read the verses aloud together then hang verses on the tree every day. Friday will be verses on His death, and Saturday& Sunday, His resurrection. ****
So then, I found a pot from the backyard, and some mardi-gras-lookin beads from my decor stash--and
This is so much cuter in person.
Total cost: $5 (I had the spray paint already)
Total time: 30min-1hr (waiting for spray paint to dry, otherwise 8min work-time!)
Now for the flowers.
I splurged and bought a kit like this one --only mine was only $10 at PaperSource
Total time: 15 min (the speckled eggs, I found at the Hobbster (my favorite store of all time) for $1.50 (50% Easter decor as we all know :)--they are PLASTIC which is awesome when you have a baby ((and hard to find eggs that are both cute and plastic))
Finishing touches? Hide eggs in random places in the house for guests to find! :)
So, that's it folks! Overall, I didn't want to decorate with eggs&bunnies too much because I'm trying to keep my decor versatile& storage minimal. These items I can use for Spring decor, Summer decor, and Baby's birthday decor! (the typed cardstock I intentionally didn't scha-lack to their pieces)
My Easter prep is done in a day--which is good because I have SO MUCH to do this week!
Happy Easter, everyone!