Decorating for Spring

Happy Spring!  I know I still owe you a post on decorating cookies (to follow up on the sugar cookie recipe post), but today I just wanted to share a bit of spring decorating.  Last week I followed the links to the blog of one of my readers (Jennifer) and found this fun Easter arrangement.  I’ve seen many similar ones before, but for some reason this time I was extra inspired by it.

Yesterday, I was pulling the flowers out of the arrangements I made for Grace’s Candy Party and thought I could rework it into a pretty new arrangement for spring.  I knew I already had two really pretty hand painted Easter eggs, so I went (to the garage) and got those.  Then I wandered around the house looking for white, cream or pastel colored containers.  Next, I went outside and looked in my front and back yard for some tree branches I could cut and add to the curly willow and bear grass that were left from the original arrangement.  We don’t have a huge yard, but even the most humble of gardens usually contain several trees or bushes that could be trimmed a bit for this type of arrangement.  Once I had gathered the materials (vases, pots, linens and branches) that I already owned, I could then decide what I still need to buy.  I headed off to Michael’s, and then was back home soon with the new items to finish my spring display.  I’d bought some glittery butterflies, a couple inexpensive beaded pastel eggs, a bag of moss (this variety is called reindeer moss), and a sweet little bird and nest.  Since the vast majority of the display was made from things I already owned, the total display cost me under $16.00.

This general look would be beautiful altered just a bit for a fairy themed party.  Replacing the Easter eggs with more butterflies, then adding some mushrooms, stones or a pretty little fairy perched on one of the moss pots and you’d have a gorgeous fairy party centerpiece.

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7 Responses to “Decorating for Spring”

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    Kim @ Frostmeblog.blogspot.com — March 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Can't believe that's all you spent! Came out adorable – love the butterflies!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

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    Amy and Family — March 27, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Super cute… i might just have to try it with the one you left here. Oh and I fixed the link to you. Thanks for telling me.

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    Half Baked — March 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    That centerpiece is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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    Joy Adams — April 4, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Very Pretty. I love the bird in his nest.

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    Jennifer Laws — April 5, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Thank you for sending me this post! Loved it!!
    Here is how we used our centerpieces for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! http://thelawsofmylife.blogspot.com/2010/04/jake-and-jacks-second-annual-easter-egg.html

    Thanks again for sharing this with me…made my day!!

    All my best!

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    wv — July 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I love your website!!! What inspiration and excatly what I have spent years searching for. How do I print off the recipies and pictures so i can closely follow them and get them correct?

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    Glory/ Glorious Treats — July 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    wv- So glad you're enjoying the site! Any recipes you want to print, just highlight the text, then copy and print. Happy Baking!

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