Posts Tagged ‘Easter’

Throwback Thursday: 4 Spring DIY Decor Ideas

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Peony BouquetsWe are excited for spring to begin (02/23), so today we are featuring four of our favorite past DIY posts that all have something to do with spring. Take a look below, and tell us about the DIY projects you’ll be taking on once the snow melts and the days get longer!

DIY Flower Arrangements

No matter the occasion, spring flower arrangements are some of our favorites because here in Maine, that typically means we can create them with fresh flowers straight from our own gardens. For arrangements and bouquets that last all spring without any maintenance, however, we are big advocates for using faux florals. Last year we did a three part series on how to create decorative and expressive flower arrangements in your home using some of our containers and flower stems, which you can read by clicking here.

DIY Fairy Garden

We introduced some fairy garden characters and accessories last summer, and for inspiration we compiled a short list of fairy garden DIY projects requiring a range of materials and space. Check out that post here, and make a fairy garden part of your spring landscaping.

St. Patrick’s Day and Easter

We know you’ll be bringing out the shamrocks for March 17th and dyeing Easter eggs for April 1st (no joke), so why not complement your centerpieces, wreaths and collectibles with a shamrock banner, and go all-natural with DIY dyes?

Real Simple All Natural Easter Egg Dye

We hope you’re just as excited for spring as we are, and if you’re not, hopefully these DIY ideas spark your enthusiasm! Be sure to follow us here on the blog (and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) for more decor ideas throughout the spring.

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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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Tuesday Recipe: Breakfast Casserole

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Yes, we did do a breakfast recipe last week, but this breakfast casserole dish is too good to pass over! And, this yummy recipe is perfect for a Sunday brunch – just in time for Easter this Sunday – or for a quick week-day breakfast. This particular recipe is a meaty one, but if you want to satisfy all food lovers, you can make an additional one with tomatoes, spinach, or green peppers. Get ready to dig in!

What you’ll need:Breakfast Casserole

  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 16 oz. refrigerated breakfast biscuits          (like Pillsbury biscuits)
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup cooked red onion
  • 1/2 cup sausage
  • 1/2 cup bacon
  • Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
    2. Mix your eggs and milk in a large bowl. Tear each biscuit in half and add to the bowl, set aside.
    3. Cook and break up your sausage and bacon, add to the bowl along with the onion and cheese.
    4. Mix the ingredients together and pour into the pan. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes, until the eggs are no longer runny and the biscuits are nicely browned. Enjoy!

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