Easter is on its way, and it’s time for the Carillon community to celebrate.
If you just can’t wait for Easter Sunday to celebrate, the City of Southlake will kick things off a week early with its annual Easter in the Park. Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will hide more than 25,000 eggs on April 13 in North Park, and there will be crafts, children’s entertainment and refreshments.
To get into the spirit at home, here are some easy DIY Easter decor projects.
An Easter wreath always adds a nice touch to the holiday festivities. Using a hot glue gun, attach layers of faux spring branches — plum blossom and forsythia are especially nice — to a pussywillow wreath form. For a more playful piece, wrap colorful yarn around a foam wreath form and then use a hot-glue gun to attach Easter embellishments such as papier-mâché eggs, twine-and-raffia carrots, pom-pom chicks or felt bunnies.
Have the kids decorate plastic Easter eggs with sticker, glitter, googly eyes, washi tape and anything else their hearts desire, then string them together end to end for a decidedly springy garland.
Spray some terra cotta flower pots with chalkboard spray paint. After they dry, use colorful chalk to write clues that will lead the little ones to a special Easter treasure.
Take inspiration from traditional topiaries by gluing moss and artificial buds to chipboard or wooden letters for an easy green monogram.
Carefully pierce a raw egg with a pin, then gently widen the hole. Pour out the white and yolk, rinse the shell cup you’ve created and fill with small flowers such as sweet pea, pansy or mimosa. These mini-vases will look darling placed in eggcups or arranged in a carton.
In addition to dunking them in standard food coloring baths, there are a number of fun ways to decorate eggs. Temporary tattoos stick as well to egg shell as they do to skin. You also can use colored permanent markers to draw intricate designs, or paint on patterns with glue and then roll the egg in glitter. For a trendy ombré effect, put an egg in a cup and then put in just enough dye to cover a third of the egg. After a few minutes, add water so that half the egg is covered. After a few more minutes, add more water so that the egg is completely covered.
Of course, no Easter would be complete without a basket brimming with goodies. These willow baskets from Target are easy to personalize, and the Container Store has petite madras Easter baskets just right for toting smaller parcels. Enjoy!