This post presents basic ideas for spring decorating. Fill your home with the atmosphere of spring coziness.
Easter decorating [Spring Decorating]
Holidays are an essential part of culture. They bring people together and remind them of the most important things every time. They help to make life brighter, filling everyday life with pleasant worries and anticipation of something magical. And they are also the dearest memories from childhood, family traditions and priceless time together with loved ones!
At the same time, there is always so much controversy surrounding the holidays: how to celebrate, with whom and when. In these disputes is lost the true essence of the holidays, but it is common to all: love and kindness, inner light, inspiration and hope for the best. The main thing is to feel the togetherness and unity, the love for our family, the changes that inevitably occur in us as the wheel of the year moves. Let everyone give the holidays their own spiritual meaning, it doesn’t make us strangers. Whether you celebrate Ostara or the Vernal Equinox, Passover or Passover (Julian or Gregorian calendar)… We all feel the same thing: renewal and genuine joy.
Painting Easter eggs [Spring Decorating]
Decorated eggs are not only part of the holiday menu, but also an important element of the decor. And if you take the empty shells as a basis, then such a decoration will be happy for many years! You can decorate eggs using the papier-mâché technique, gluing pieces of book pages or notes, or you can use glue, kitchen cloths or special sheets for decoupage.
Painting Easter eggs step by step
Total Time: 30 minutes
Step 1 [Spring Decorating]
The first thing to do is to glue a small piece of masking tape on top and bottom of the egg, so that the shell does not crack.
Step 2 [Spring Decorating]
Using a button or a needle, make two small holes. From the bottom, use the same button or screw to make a slightly wider hole.
Step 3 [Spring Decorating]
Use a needle to pierce the egg yolk so that the egg will come out easier.
Step 4 [Spring Decorating]
Draw air into the syringe, insert it into the top hole and “blow” the contents into the bowl.
Step 5 [Spring Decorating]
Then peel off the tape, rinse the shell well with dishwashing detergent or vinegar and water.
Step 6 [Spring Decorating]
Now it’s time for decoration: dip pieces of book pages, sheet music or cut out napkin designs in PVA glue, glue them to the shell and let dry.
- Room temperature eggs
- Painting tape
- Clerical pins
- Thick needle
Materials: Deep bowl Glue Book and sheet music for decoupage
How to make organic paint for Easter eggs [Spring Decorating]
From golden to brown: onion husks
I’ve known this way since I was a little girl: every Easter we used to dye eggs this way, decorating them with an imprint of a sprig of parsley. Boil the onion peels in a saucepan for 30 minutes, then cool the broth, strain and put the raw eggs in it. Boil for 10-20 minutes.
For 5 eggs you will need about 3 tablespoons of spice. Pour the turmeric in steep boiling water, add 1 tbsp. vinegar and cool. Dip boiled eggs and leave them in the broth until the desired intensity of color. For this method it is best to use a container which is not too shabby.
From blue to blue: red cabbage
Chop the cabbage finely, pour water and put on the fire. Boil for 20-30 minutes, strain and add 1 tbsp. vinegar. Dip boiled white eggs and let stand.
Measure 2-3 tbsp. of Cacade, pour 500 ml of boiling water and let boil. Dip hard-boiled eggs in the mixture and leave for some time. The longer the eggs will be colored, the darker and grayer the color will be.
Pink, Red: Beets
Grate or finely chop large beets. Pour in water and boil for 10-15 minutes until a deep red hue. Cool and drop the boiled eggs into the water.
Take 3 tablespoons of dried nettles, pour 1 liter of water and let stand overnight. Dip raw eggs into the infusion and boil until soft.
You will need 2.5 cups of frozen blueberries and 1 tbsp. vinegar. The berries need to be defrosted, mashed and strained. Get about 1 cup of juice. Then add 1 tbsp. vinegar and drop boiled eggs into the mixture for 15-30 minutes. Carefully take them out with a teaspoon and let them dry.
Cloth posters are a wonderful option for decor that can be easily changed every season. You can use a piece of fabric with a print you like or even a kitchen towel. The embroidered version is a little more labour-intensive, but what a pleasure to slowly embroider with an atmospheric movie, a window open wide with the warm spring air streaming through it! I embroidered, inspired by a watercolor by the English artist Edith Holden. Transferring the delicate, translucent watercolor to the more graphic and saturated embroidery stitches wasn’t so easy, but now you can take my work as a base and tackle it much faster.
- A piece of one-color cotton
- A 30 cm long wooden lath or branch
- 50-60 cm braid or ribbons
- Safety pins
Making a spring poster step by step
- Fold the long edges of the fabric to the center to make a narrow rectangle. Fold it in half and iron over it.
- Draw a sketch of the embroidery and the corners of the poster along the bottom, helping yourself with a ruler.
- Insert the fabric into an embroidery frame and start embroidering with the most time-consuming parts – the bunny’s face. I usually start with the darker shades and add the lighter highlights last. I embroider in two threads. It will be much easier if you abstract from the overall picture and focus on the transitions of adjacent colors and the shape of small spots of color.
- After the center of the composition (rabbit) will be ready, you can start framing with flowers and twigs. Here I first embroider all the yellow flowers, then I add brown middle pieces with a French knot, and then I start the leaves. This makes the process go much faster, because you don’t have to switch and change the thread often. I embroider the thinner twigs and leaves in one thread.
- When the whole composition is ready, you can start the inscription. I embroider it in two threads with a Kensington outline stitch (from the wrong side you need to go back with the needle and split the previous stitch, bringing the thread back to the front side).
- Fold the poster over the folds again, iron the embroidery over the gauze.
- Pin the edges together with safety pins and stitch the poster about 0.5 cm back from the edges. At the top edge (the place of folding) you need to indent a few centimeters, depending on the thickness of the lath.
- Cut off the excess fabric along the bottom edge of the poster, stepping back from the seam by 1 cm.
- If you wish, you can impregnate the wooden lath with a stain to give it the desired shade. Insert the rail and tie a band to the protruding ends, so that the poster can be hung on a wall or, for example, on a cabinet handle.
Garden roses at home
- Trim the roses to the desired length.
- Carefully turn the petals outward, moving from the edge of the petals to the center.
- The core of the rose can be left untouched as a bud, or it can be gently removed, revealing the stamens.
- The remaining petals can be scattered around the bouquet, making it look even more like a garden bouquet.