In July, Hobby Lobby starts putting out their all their Christmas decor. While that's a bit extreme, let's be honest, everyone loves the memory-evoking, warm-fuzzy effect Christmas decorations have upon us. Especially kids. My kids can't wait for their dad to put Christmas lights on the house and for us to decorate Harold the Christmas tree.
Enter Easter. How do we decorate for Easter? For us in Colorado, it's a fun way to introduce spring color and life, even when the backdrop outside still says "winter." But it's also a great way to create anticipation of the upcoming Easter celebration.
I've given some tips on how to decorate in the past. You don't have to break the bank to do this. Start by using what you have: pastel colored linens, candles, figurines. Consider picking up spring silk flowers or bunny figurines. I raid my nativity sets and pull out the lambs and donkeys (Palm Sunday) to display. Display plastic Easter eggs in baskets or in pretty apothecary jars.
To get the best visual impact, use your decorations in one large arrangement. This is mine on the mantle. Lots of layers and objects that invite the viewer to stay and look around.
Make some items:
Hobby Lobby has a great assortment of items right now. Most are on sale, but considering shopping after Easter for further discounts and stash items away for next year.
I love these incredible spring garlands I saw the other day.
Hobby Lobby also has some Jesus-centered decor, which I always appreciate.