I’ve posted about my wire bunny ear crowns.
…and instructions on how to make my graphic watercolour wall art.
Now it is time to write about the rest of our Scandi-inspired Easter decor. All of it was found or made on the cheap.
My aim: Scandi-inspired Easter decor on the cheap
As I explained earlier, Easter had developed a rather bitter taste in my mouth because my Mum died at Easter. The second anniversary of her death is actually next week. This lead to my reluctance to decorate for Easter or make much of the occasion. This year, I decided that I needed to break out of my funk. This blog helped give me the push I needed.
Still, I did not want to go overboard on the decor. I did not want to spend a lot of effort or money on the decor, nor did I want it to be too gaudy. I also wanted it to fit with our general aesthetic and decor.
That is why we came up with some simple Scandi-inspired Easter decor, with a little industrial vibe. Our Easter decor all found or made on the cheap. Together, it is rather elegant and all can be found or made for little or no money. Really, who wants to spend a lot of money on Easter decor?:
- DIY geographic watercolour Easter art
- wire bunny ear crowns for Easter eggs
- some vintage chocolate moulds, found online or at a flea market
- a collection of painted eggs, already in the cupboard
- some new decor with simple Danish design silhouettes, very cheap at a local store
- some flowers and greenery, from the garden.
Here’s how it turned out.
An Easter mantle
I added a couple of Easter touches to our mantle (which I hate – the mantle, not the Easter touches – but that is another story).
On the right is a small pot of daffodils. You might even have some in your garden that you can re-pot. I found mine at the supermarket for EUR 1. Unfortunately, the dish that goes under the pot is lost (quite likely broken), so I
stole borrowed one the plates from Miss M’s play kitchen. The look: simple Easter decor for next to no money.
On the left is one half of an old chocolate mould in the shape of a rabbit. I love it! This was one of the things I decided to buy for myself this Easter to try and get myself out of my funk. I found it on etsy and I was super happy with my choice and the service I got from Dany. If you are looking for a chocolate mould or something else fun and vintage, check out DanysVintageShop.
The other half of the bunny sits on our TV cabinet (which is really a large coffee table) on the right side of the TV.
On the left side is a bowl of painted eggs. I found them a few years ago (before we got married), shopping with my Mum in Australia. The bowl came from my husband’s stock. Miss M likes to take the eggs out and line them up, and then tell me which ones she likes more and why, while putting them back in the bowl. Sometimes she just leaves them in a line, like soldiers.
Decorations from the cupboard, long-forgotten = free!
Wondering where the other graphic watercolour art ended up? In the entry area that we share with my mother-in-law on our ‘landing strip’. Yep, the entry needed a bit of Scandi-inspired Easter decor love, too.
This was definitely Easter decor on the cheap – I spent no money on this area.
This is a shared area, so I can’t just dictate what goes here. I can’t encroach too much, or be too daring. Leaning art or signs is great because they can add a pop of colour without being permanent.
The art is leaning on some shelves, which we use for dirty shoes. Despite the Germanness of our household, we don’t have a strict shoes-off policy, but dirty or wet shoes are corralled to this area.
We’ve also added some Easter branches to the top of the shelves. Miss M helped me decorate them. The twigs are just from our garden; the eggs I found in the cupboard; the pink vase is from IKEA but we already owned it; the letter board was also an earlier purchase.
Even the couch got in the act
The simple addition to the couch is a pink cushion with a bunny on it. I found it a few years ago at Depot. It is now out of stock. Pre-owned = Easter decor on the cheap.
Finally, our sewing/console table also got a little Easter love. This is where our fresh flowers normally go (I love to have them in our home). We’ve added a simple Danish design ceramic bunny and an antique egg mould filled with jelly bean eggs. I found the egg from DanysVintageShop, too. It was actually my first purchase, and I liked it so much, I went back for more.
Miss M loves carrying the egg mould around as her own personal bowl. It has contained everything from eggs to apple slices to beads and Barbie shoes.
Is that enough?
It probably is enough: I don’t want to go overboard or I will lose some of the simplicity that it needs to be Scandi-inspired Easter decor. I was also sticking to a budget – everything on the cheap. This is also only the first year that I have done Easter in a while: I also want to be able to add something new next year.
I intend to get some more fresh flowers for Easter itself. Somewhere in the cupboard, there is also a table runner with black and white stripes and the word ‘Ostern’ (Easter in German) in bright colours. It will come out for the few days of Easter.
Hopefully, I will also dye some eggs with Miss M to give away to family and friends. I might even try to use some natural dyes, like cabbage, so she can learn about them.
Some Scandi-inspired Easter decor and I can’t avoid Easter forever!
For someone who has been avoiding Easter, I think I have done a good job of getting our house ready this year. I don’t want to overdo it – that is what Christmas decorations are for!