Sunday, 27 March 2016

Easter decor 2016

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope you are having a fun filled day with friends or family.  I love Easter. It's pretty much like Christmas without the horrible pressure of gift buying (I love the giving, just not the horrible shop-crush)  Plenty of food, love and most importantly, decorations.  

This year is the second year I've decorated for Easter and have added quite a lot of new things.  Firstly, in my living room, I tarted up the shelf above my sofa.  This was here when I moved in and I'm not sure if I'll keep this exact one but it makes a nice focal point as I don't have a fireplace.

1. chicken and egg-Lidl (they get some seriously amazing seasonal decor in)
2. Eggs on sticks and egg lights-Poundland
3. Happy Easter bunting-The Range
4. Easter tree-Paperchase
A close up of my tree.  I was given this by a very kind work mate after I told her about my decor.  It's from Paperchase but it's not this year.  Paperchase do sell beautiful decorations though so should have a version of this each year.  The small green rabbit came from Tiger.

All of my sides have had an Easter sprucing.  The tree lamp came from Primark and I change the decor on it every season. Again, everything came from Poundland, Lidl or TK Maxx.

I'm not as happy with my dining room but I'm only part way through decorating it so it does look a little bare.

I added more red in this room to match my dining set and chairs.  I found this table cloth in Tesco and the tea light holders, baskets, and chickens are from Lidl.  My centre piece is a hurricane vase filled with egg lights, chicks and bunnies.  Another kind workmate bought me the table runner as a present.

My baskets are now filled with chocolate eggs and I'm going to start my buffet shortly.  I hope you all enjoy your long weekend and don't feel too sick from eating too much chocolate!

Friday, 25 March 2016

DIY Easter wreath

Hello and thank you for reading my first blog post in years! If you look back at my archive you can see that I used to write about beauty on this blog until I lost my passion for it.  I've started to really focus my instagram on interiors and wanted a place to write about my ideas so here I am!

I thought it would be appropriate to focus my first post on my post DIY for the home in a long time-my Easter pom-pom wreath.  Here she is in all her puffy glory

I first saw a how to make pom pom wreaths post in a Christmas craft magazine last year and when I was feeling stressed at work, I ordered some pom pom makers from Amazon.  I found winding the wool round and round really therapeutic and helped with my stress levels.  As Christmas was over, I thought a pastel coloured wreath for Easter would be a good project.  I bought a polystyrene hoop in a local craft shop and set about making my pom poms.  The wool was all bought in Poundland, where they sell it 3 for 2.  I had to make so many pom poms that it took me about 6 weeks in total to make.  You could definitely make its more quickly as some evenings I didn't make any.

The wreath hangs on the inside of my entrance door so I can't comment on how well it withstands the weather. It was easy to make and looks really effective.  I will be on the look out for green, orange and purple wool, ready to make one for Halloween.