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I almost didn’t decorate for Easter this year. Partially because we’re going to be spending the holiday with Stefan’s parents in Bavaria…and partially because I could not for the life of me find the box that I just knew was here somewhere, holding all my decorative Easter eggs hostage.
I’m the type of gal that likes to use the same stuff over and over again each year, usually in slightly different ways each time. I used to have these cool hand-painted eggs that were real eggshells that had been blown out. But they fell out of their box while I was moving them a few years ago and smashed all over the place…and that’s when I decided that breakable things were not my friend. So our eggs are plastic, but I’ve still managed to find some very cool ones.
For example, in our kitchen, I put up a couple of ivy garlands on our light above the dining table and then decorate that. I love decorating this lamp and fix it up at Christmas too.
These are my favorite eggs at the moment, I just love the colors and the speckles. And the little rabbits I picked up a couple weeks ago at dm while I was out buying completely unrelated stuff.
Something I really love about Easter in Germany is that a lot of people also decorate the trees outside of their homes too. You will find eggs hanging all over the place which I think looks so neat. Here’s a few in our white lilac tree. I only put them on the branches I could reach — which isn’t many since this tree is pretty huge now.
But our little Christmas tree that was found on the curb because someone was throwing it out has become an Easter tree right now. Mackenzie actually took ALL of these eggs off immediately after we put them on. But today she decided it was time for them to go back on…probably because she wanted to use her cart which was storing them all for something else. 😉
And of course, it is crucial to have a good helper when decorating. It is in no way cold enough here to warrant that hat…but she wanted to wear it anyway. I’m really looking forward to watching her hunt for Easter eggs this year — last year she was just way too young to understand the concept. But now she’s a master at finding any and all eggs in the vicinity!
Looking for more decorating ideas for Easter?
- Create your own Easter bunny line-up art
- Make handkerchief bunting & join the Easter linkup on Centsational Girl
- Make super cute carrot treat boxes from paper
- Give tacky, inexpensive Easter decorations new life
- Make your own Easter egg caddy
- 30 Easter activities & crafts to do with kids
- Organize your own Easter Brunch with Egg Hunt for family and/or friends
- Get inspired by Martha’s treasure trove of Easter projects