Saturday, February 16, 2008

Are you a holiday decorator?

Do you like to decorate for the holidays - not just Christmas? We have found some great ideas on how to decorate for Easter - and do it on a budget! It is amazing what you can do with things you find around your house, or simple accent pieces in pastel shades that can be purchased inexpensively this time of year. It makes total sense to get the most bang for your holiday decorating buck, so why not use items that can do double duty? You can even use some things as gifts for friends and family.

I would be willing to bet that there is a spare basket or two lying around your house. I know I have several that could be used for more than just storing miscellaneous junk that hasn't found a permanent home ;) Have you ever tried painting a plain, wicker basket? There are many paints available that are great for this task. It is a simple, inexpensive way to add a bit of spring to any room. Tie a spring-colored bow around the handle, fill it with decorative balls, cut flowers (fake flowers are great for this!), or if you want to go totally Easter - plastic eggs! A seasonally decorated basket on an end table is an instant way to add a bit of spring to your home.

Glass vessels are always a great decorating choice! They can be filled with simple pastel items, such as river rocks, easter candies, jelly beans, or even a few spring flowers! Plates, candle holders, bottle stoppers, decorative pillows - these items can all give a spring-like feeling without breaking your budget.

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