Top tips for an earth-friendly Easter eggs-travaganza!
After all the cold weather, now feels like the perfect time to get outdoors and blow off all winter’s dust and cobwebs. Daffodils and crocuses are blooming and lambs will soon be frolicking in the fields, so it’s the perfect moment to head out for a family walk – if you’re based in the South East, this list will help you find the perfect place to wander amongst the blooms. Over the Easter holidays, the lovely Wisley Garden in Surrey will be hosting a range of family-friendly events including egg hunts and crafts. The National Trust also has lots going on over Easter at its properties all over the country – take a look here.
If you’re hosting an Easter egg hunt at home, these gorgeous Easter baskets made from recycled paper and fabric scraps would be great for holding children’s spoils. Recently, Easter trees made from fallen twigs and branches and decorated with painted eggs have become popular, and make an attractive centrepiece for your Easter celebrations. Here is a guide to blowing and dyeing eggs to hang on your Easter tree, if you’re up for a challenge. Alternatively if you prefer a craft activity with less potential for mess, or for younger children, you could decorate wooden egg shapes like these, which are made from sustainable birch wood and can also be hung with pretty ribbon or string. Or try the simple but effective Bunny Bunting we found here. If you’re feeling super creative, have a look here for even more fun Easter activities from the Woodland trust.
At home, you might be considering refreshing your décor with some spring touches, especially if you’re entertaining over the break. Our lovely Mimi the chicken is a friendly looking little bedside lamp who casts a cosy glow, made of sturdy plastic and hand decorated for a unique finish.
These chicken bookends also add a jolly touch of spring colour. If you are going for a rabbit theme, this cute bunny also doubles as a night light or soft lamp, and this lovely rabbit toddler bedding set is great for snuggling up after a long day egg hunting!
Whatever your Easter plans, and whatever the weather decides to do, we hope you enjoy spending time with family and friends over the break. We’d love to hear your ideas for Easter activities – please feel free to comment below or post pictures on our Instagram or Twitter pages!