How To: Easter Decorations

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

It’s always nice to be home for the holidays, not least because my mum is the absolute best at decorations. Here I am at Easter and it’s a flowery egg bonanza.

She’s raised me with a taste for all that is aesthetically pleasing, hence my inability to ever stick to thrifty living – one of my first purchases for my student room (and one which left me worryingly broke) was a Kartell Bourgie lamp. Irresponsibly but deliciously extravagant.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES  SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

So the best time to be back home is around the holidays, when mother really flexes her creative muscles.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSo pretty. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

What better setting for a twee afternoon tea?

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

This year, why not try a new twist on the traditional hand-painted egg and try your hand at some papier mache goodness.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Use a needle to poke holes into either end of your egg.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Make one of the holes bigger (big enough to insert the tip of a syringe).

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Stick your syringe in and start emptying the egg. We used a syringe this year as it seemed more hygienic (neither whites nor yokes were wasted: they made us some yummy scrambled eggs the next morning), but don’t worry if you don’t have any to hand, you can just as easily use some good old fashioned lung power and blow the eggs out.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Once they feel pretty empty, rinse the eggs under a tap to get rid of any residue.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Use the syringe to help get them squeaky clean.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Rip up whatever paper you would like to use (old book pages, newspaper, magazines) into little pieces, soak it for a few seconds in some watered-down vinyl glue and get pasting.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Try and wrap as closely as you can (ripping and overlapping your pieces of paper as you go), so you get a lovely smooth finish.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES  Once you’re happy with your handiwork, leave the eggs to dry and have yourself one of those aforementioned tea parties.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Arrange your creations dandily in a receptacle of your choosing, throw in some greenery and voila! How effective is that.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Well done, mother.


THEPIGFOOT

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , ,

4 thoughts on “How To: Easter Decorations

  1. Cristina says:

    Brava Mom❤️

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: