5 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas


Each year I try to do something different when decorating for Easter. I haven’t really decided yet what colour scheme or theme I will use this year. But since time is ticking away, I’d better get to it. I might go with one of these 5 Easter egg decorating ideas shown below. They are not too difficult and look like fun. Do you need more inspiration? Head over to my special Easter section here, with Easter table settings, recipes, and decoration ideas. Or, have a look at my Easter pinterest board.

1. Water colour sprayed Easter eggs

This is a fun project to do with your kids. All you need is watercolour paint and a plant sprayer. Head over to the step-by-step guide here.

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2. DIY Honeycomb Easter Eggs

Make your Easter extra festive with honeycomb easter eggs. You will find the tutorial here.

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3. Confetti covered Easter Eggs

How cute, and simple are confetti covered easter eggs? I wish I had thought of it! She Makes a Home explains how to.

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4. Confetti dipped easter eggs

Add some bling and sparkle to your eggs this year with golden confetti. Click here for the full tutorial

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5. Dip-dye easter eggs

Dip dye is still a trend in home decorating so why not extend it to your Easter eggs? You’ll need food colouring and patience. Find out how to create these fun eggs here.

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3 favourite resources for Easter


Are you still in need of Easter inspiration and the best spring recipes for your Easter Brunch? Today I’m sharing three of my favourite on- and offline resources to get you started with crafting, cooking and setting the table. Sure, no website will ever beat the endless stream of ideas of   international renowned domestic queen Martha Stewart, who has been around as long as I can remember. But nowadays there are a lot of upcoming inspiring cooks, photographers, bloggers and crafters with fresh ideas and plenty of different examples to follow.

1. Sweet Paul

Sweet Paul is, in my opinion, one of the best resources when it comes to recipe and styling ideas . I’m a huge fan of his website, his magazine and his pinterest boards. I can spend hours flipping though his e-magazines (they are free), and the print issues. His Pinterest boards are boasting with inspiration.

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SP collage pinterest2. Luscious

Luscious Magazine is an e-magazine (also free of charge) by food blogger Marta Majewska. I’m especially impressed by her spring issue with scrumptious recipes and stunning photos. There are an array of easy yet fingerlicking recipes for asparagus, which are typical Easter vegetables. Her cinnamon rolls make you want to lick your computer screen.  Also have a peek at her blog. What a talent!

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3. Marie Claire Idees

This French magazine, is available in print. I get my copies usually in Amsterdam at the train station since there are only a few bookstores in the Netherlands that carry it. However, their website and facebook page is full of great photos and ideas to get you started and to sparkle your imagination.

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A Blooming Easter decor: flower arrangements


Easter seems to have crept up on us rather stealthily this year. We are all absorbed with the snow and extended winter freeze.  I feel it is a bit of a damper on the festivities. I have never bought so many flowers and flower bulbs as I did this year. The blooming flowers and their sweet smell cheer up my home and add colour to the gloomy cold days.

For centuries people have been buying and giving each other flowers during the Easter holidays. It signifies new life and the beginning of spring. Instead of one bouquet as a focal point, it’s much more fun to disperse different smaller flower arrangement throughout the house in different spaces to set the room in bloom.

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Group an uneven amount of small vases filled with whimsical white and pink ranunculus and hyacinths  to create a romantically sweet arrangement.

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Arrange two flowers on a vintage silver plate or basket for a classic French look.

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Make a bold statement with a bundle of bright hyacinths or tulips in different hues. The odor fills up your room and the arrangement is a real eye catcher.hyacinths

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Single out a small vase  to create a dramatic look. This works extremely well in the bedroom, bathroom, the entryway or in a reading nook. It’s that little extra to make a space more inviting and warm.

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white flower arrangementTry to make unconventional colour combinations and you’ll notice that it adds a burst of colour into the space. Yellow and pink, or fuchsia and red might clash at first sight, but at a second glance add warmth and depth to a space.

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Raspberry Cupcakes for Easter


Easter is a great excuse to indulge in sweet treats and guilty pleasures. Cupcakes with their colourful cups and pastel frosting are great eye catchers to spruce up your Easter table. While there are thousands of cupcake recipes out there, I prefer the ones with fresh fruit. For one, it enables you to reduce the amount of sugar, and two, you don’t need any artificial colouring for the frosting. I admit, they are still unhealthy and full of bad carbs, but they do taste better and lift you a little of that guilt when savouring one over your Easter high tea. So enjoy these fruity cupcakes, because at least they are partly healthy. (for the recipe and product details scroll down)

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Recipe

  • 180g butter, softened
  • 180g brown sugar
  • 180g wheat flour
  • 1 heaped tsp baking powder
  • 3-4 tbsp bio milk
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 150g raspberries

For the frosting

  • 100 gr raspberries
  • 2 cups of confectioner sugar
  • 180 gr cream cheese (mon chou)
  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • vanilla essence (2 tsp)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. Place all of the cupcake ingredients, except the raspberries, into a food processor and mix until well combined. Add more milk, if necessary, to get the mixture to a soft drop consistency.
  3. Put one spoonful of the mixture into the cases, then follow with 2-3 raspberries, and another spoonful of mixture.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until risen and golden-brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, for the frosting, beat the butter and cream cheese in a bowl until light and fluffy. Carefully stir in the confectioner sugar and continue to beat for five minutes. Beat in the raspberries and vanilla
  6. Decorate the cupcakes with the icing and top each cupcake with a raspberry.

An Easter table bursting with colour


Who says your Easter table setting has to involve numerous bunnies and piles of coloured eggs? This year I leave out the conventional accessories and will instead mimic a blooming spring garden table (by lack of one outside). I decorated  the Easter branches with cute birds and a few dispersed hanging ribbons. As a centerpiece I group a large collection of miniature watering cans in popping colours, alternated by tin plant pots with flower bulbs in bloom. Each place setting includes a pastel coloured vase with a flower and a garden tool with a label as the name place card. The only bunnies I do use are the felt egg warmers.

If you want to go overboard on the ‘garden theme’  you can also use the faux grass mats I used in one of my previous posts. I didn’t because my signature style is to use as many natural things in the centerpiece as possible. I prefer real flowers and branches. (For my shopping list of the used items, scroll down)

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Product details:

  • clipping birds, pastel vases, watering cans, gardening tools, tin plant pots, pink votives, white beakers – Flying Tiger
  • bunny egg warmers, blue napkins – Dille & Kamille

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