In the lead up to Easter, when we start to see the first signs of spring, there's always a feeling of hope in the air. The winter is over and we can finally celebrate the change in the season. Many people choose to do this with Easter decorations for the home, and there are a huge number of different types of decoration to choose from! Easter Tree: This European tradition is becoming more and more common in the United States. All it means is setting up a small tree, usually made from natural twigs, in a pot or container around the home. The tree is then decorated with dyed eggs, paper flowers and candy. Flowers: Easter is really about spring, so bringing some spring flowers into your home is perfect for getting you in the mood for the season! Some typical Easter flowers include tulips, lilies (symbolizing the resurrection), and daisies. Decorated Eggs: These make great Easter decorations for the home, especially if you need a craft idea for young children! You can dye eggs with a simple mixture of vinegar, food coloring and water, or paint them to create pretty, festive decorations for the home. Banners and Garlands: These are an easy way to brighten up the home at Easter time! Either buy some ready made decorations, or make your own banners and garlands featuring images such as rabbits and eggs in spring colors. Baskets and Nests: These are traditionally prepared or bought around Easter time as a way to house the kids' treats from the Easter Bunny on the night before Easter. However, these also make perfect decorations for the home. Fill them with decorative eggs, or even candy, as a way of showing off beautiful spring colors and images. Ornaments: It makes sense to buy a few ornaments that can be brought out each and every Easter as a simple way to set the mood. These can include spring imagery, floral ornaments or those with religious significance. Table Decorations: A number of the decorations above can be used as table decorations for that special Easter meal. You'll also want to get a suitable tablecloth, napkins and place mats and put together an Easter centerpiece - flowers or candles are always a good idea for this purpose. Home Made Crafts: Easter decorations for the home can provide excellent projects for your kids, who can make homemade cards, banners, dyed eggs, Easter trees and more! The internet provides a number of excellent tutorials and printables for you to get going.
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