Easter Sunday brings back so many … itchy memories for me. I never threw a tantrum while getting dressed. I kept it together because I knew if I cooperated and wore the fluffy floral dress, uncomfortable patent leather shoes, white gloves, straw hat and smiled through the family photo shoot that I’d be rewarded with all the Marshmallow Peeps and Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs I could eat. While I still love eating Easter Sunday brunch at my grandmother’s, I’m so happy that I get to pick out a soft sundress of my choosing. And decorate my home to my heart’s delight. I’m getting an early start on Easter decorating this year (a good 3 weeks early!) How about you? Here are my four favorite handmade projects you can complete in a snap and enjoy the entire month.
This delicate egg garland is the perfect Easter decor piece in all its glittery, pastel goodness. It’s ideal for hanging above a spring-style vignette or wrapping around the stair banister. Yes, glitter can be messy, but that makes it all the more fun, right?
Hippity Hop, 3 More DIYs After the Jump
In our April 1st giveaway, we pitted chicks and bunnies against each other to decide which cuddly creature should be crowned Animal Emperor of Easter. Chicks had a strong showing up front, but in the end the rabbits reigned supreme. Our first winner in the random drawing, Tamoraj, was part of the winning cottontail team saying, “Fluffy bunnies for sure. It’s always been about the Easter bunny — chicks are just sidekicks!” Winner number two, Shawna Payter, fought hard for all things avian and yellow with this pro-chicks declaration, “For me, Easter is all about the cute yellow chicks. The bright yellow color of the chicks reminds me of the cheerful time Easter brings.”
We’ve sent Tamoraj and Shauna their gift codes to the Happy Easter Store – tell us what you use it on, ladies! We give our winners two weeks to reply to our notifications before we do another random drawing and pick new winners.
Easter doesn’t get the decorating TLC it deserves. I blame this on its totally confusing scheduling system. First Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox? How am I supposed to keep track of that?! By the time I check my calendar, I’ve got maybe 10 days to spread Easter cheer all over my house.
This year, there’s no excuse. We’re letting everybody know that the holiday falls on April 24th. How about cutting out some of the decorating work with a gift code from the Happy Easter Store? We’ve got two gift codes you can spend on fun Easter baskets, fresh flowers and tasty goodies for your Easter Sunday celebration. You can send Easter baskets and Easter gifts to loved ones near and far — or just spend it all on yourself.
Answer this week’s question by simply leaving us a comment before 12/11c Monday, April 4, to be entered for a chance to win.
This week’s question: What’s your cuddly Easter ambassador of choice? Yellow chicks or fluffy bunnies? It’s a battle for the ages.
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