I love the Holidays and the Seasons, all of them... And I love decorating for each. So here are a few simple and inexpensive ideas I thought I would share...
1. Apothecary Jars:
Filled with festive, yet inexpensive things. I used marshmallows, blown and dyed eggs, and jelly beans with a touch of fake grass and some ribbon.
(I let my marshmallows dry out, so they didn't squish. I also put a glass cup inside the jar so I didn't have to buy as many marshmallows.)
2. My Crate filled with Paper Mache Eggs
Usually I like to line my crate with foil then lay a strip of sod in it. The grass grows tall and looks amazing! But since I am now in Arizona and it is super hot and dry and we have been out of town a lot this month, I opted this year for moss.
I made the eggs with paper mache'd balloons. Here is the recipe I followed and I did use both the optional salt and cinnamon it suggested. They were very easy, but I wish I used thinner paper so the strips would lie smoother...maybe next time.
* I also happen to use this crate all year long, swapping out the seasonal decor.
3. Additional decorations:
-My Spring blocks with directions here.
-Some Spring Garland clearanced at Micheals
-And more Paper Mache Eggs with moss and grass!