Archive for the ‘Holiday Decorating’ Category

The Real Simple Way to Dye Easter Eggs

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Dyeing Easter eggs is a great activity for adults and kids alike. Have an Easter egg dyeing party beforehand and incorporate the eggs into your spring decor, or offer it as an activity during Easter weekend as your family and friends gather around.

Easter Egg Race SculptureThere are a variety of Easter egg dye kits available, as well as fun food coloring options, but you can also use natural ingredients to make your own dyes. We like Real Simple’s ingredient list and related video, which offers instructions for making a handful of fun colors to decorate your eggs with.

For blue, you guessed it, blueberries come into play. Turmeric makes yellow, and a paprika mixture gives eggs an orange hue. Raspberries are perfect for pink, and coffee grounds can give a white egg a traditional brown exterior. Find the complete ingredient lists HERE, and let us know if you try any of them out this year!

Real Simple All Natural Easter Egg Dye

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Weekly Spotlight: Spring Flowers from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Peony Bouquet

April showers bring May flowers, but if you are like us, you are not waiting until then to start decorating with flower arrangements. This week we are spotlighting five florals (four flowers, one grass stem), all of which you can find on our website.

Also, be sure to check out our tips on flower arranging here, and tell us how you are decorating with flowers this spring.

Peony Bouquet:

Pale pink softens green leaves while maintaining a beautifully fresh appearance alone in a vase or among other flowers.

Parrot Tulips and GrassParrot Tulip Floral Stems and Artificial Grass Floral Filler:

These tulip stems are quite tall, taking full attention of any space they are in with whimsical charm. Both color options work in a variety of arrangements.

We have added the artificial grass in the image to the left to show how complementing it is to long stems, although it stands just as beautifully on its own.

Cherry Blossoms and Ranunculus

Ranunculus Faux Floral Stems and Cherry Blossom Floral Bunch:

While the genus “Ranunculus” includes hundreds of species, we make it simple by offering just one of them. The rounded shape sets these blooms apart from others, adding contrast to a bouquet or making a beautiful statement individually. Both color options are perfect for spring or Easter decorating, too.

The cherry blossoms of Washington D.C. are infamously watched at the beginning of spring so the public can know when the best time to view their elegance is. You can add clusters of these delicate flowers to your home without cutting your actual cherry tree with bunches from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop – in pink, white or both!

(( Also, don’t forget about our Annual Spring Sale going on now, with free shipping on curtains, special savings on wall art, pillows, these flowers & more! ))

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Quick Tip: Quick & Simple Spring Centerpiece

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Quick Tip: Quick & Simple Spring Centerpiece

Create a functional spring centerpiece in an instant with a decorative tiered server, unique placemats and a bouquet of flowers. Switch out leafy greens and natural hues of spring with bright greens for St. Patrick’s Day or pastels and sparkles for Easter.

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