Today I’m sharing how to make a quick and easy DIY Easter centerpiece.
In my last post, I shared how to create a unique spring centerpiece. I really enjoyed creating that centerpiece. It left me craving more DIY spring decor! I placed that centerpiece on the living room table so now I decided I would create something for my kitchen table.
I searched Pinterest for some inspiration and came across tons of centerpiece ideas using plastic Easter eggs. I’ve never used those plastic eggs for anything other than Easter baskets for my nieces.
How did I not know about this genius, inexpensive and easy way to decorate?!?
Anyway, I started searching through my home to see how I can create a centerpiece of my own using plastic Easter eggs. I didn’t want to just copycat someone else’s idea off of Pinterest. That would just be wrong.
So, after a bit of search for what items I could use (I love decorating with items I already own!) I came across a few blue faux hydrangeas I had in my bedroom and some plastic cups in the kitchen and sure enough, I knew exactly what to do.
Here we go…
A super quick and easy DIY Easter centerpiece!
Here are all the supplies you will need:
4 clear plastic cups I’m using solo brand 9 oz cups from Walmart but you can also find similar cups at the dollar store
Plastic Easter eggs, preferably of different sizes and textures (I had a few large and medium eggs left over from previous years and I purchased a bag of mini eggs covered with glitter from the dollar tree)
Faux Flowers with small flowers and/or roses that you can pull off. I’m using blue and white flowers but any color will do.
FYI: the mini eggs I purchase from the dollar tree had a short string connected to them for hanging. I just yanked the string out of each egg. So if you find these eggs be sure to grab them and don’t worry, the string will come right out!
1. Start by lining up the plastic cups side by side on your table:
2. Drop your Easter eggs into the cups. I placed one large egg first, followed by a medium egg. Then I placed two small eggs next to the medium egg:
Do you see the Easter cuteness coming together!
3. Pull off your small flowers. I used 3 flowers per cup:
4. Place your flowers on top of the eggs:
Is anyone else getting a fun Hawaiian vibe here?
And that’s it!
You now have a very sweet, quick and easy DIY Easter centerpiece to display in your home!
Who else has a high chair right by their kitchen table? lol
Ok, I’ll stop now. But don’t these little cups just put a smile on your face!
Ok seriously I’m done now 🙂🙃
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I hope you enjoyed this and decide to try it out in your home too.
Are you ready to say hello spring and goodbye old man winter?
There’s one way you can welcome spring and start enjoying all it has to offer no matter what the weather looks like outside (because here in New York, Mr. Winter likes to extend his stay way past his scheduled check out time.)
Start at home with some bright, cheerful and unique spring decor!
This unique spring centerpiece is sure to make anyone feel like warm weather is right around the corner. Plus, it won’t cost much to put it together! Woohoo!
You can find most of the supplies at any dollar store but if you are into crafting like I am then you may already have most of these items in your crafting stash.
Ok, let’s get to it!
Here are all the supplies you will need:
4 Bunches of Faux Flowers (preferably roses)
Look for flowers with different lengths mixed in. You want a few long and a few short flowers.
Ribbon, Burlap and White Tulle
A Few Safety Pins (or glue gun) and White Dollies any shape (the dollies are optional)
I picked pink, white and yellow roses but you can change up the colors if you’d like. If you do change it up, be sure to match the ribbon to the colors of your flowers. A few great color options would be lavender, turquoise and white or even coral, pink, and ivory!
I purchased my roses at the dollar store but if your local dollar store does not have a great selection try Walmart. They usually have faux flowers at affordable prices too!
I already had burlap, ribbon and white tulle at home but you can find burlap and ribbon at the dollar store as well.
As for for the tulle, I purchased mine at Michaels a few years ago but if you don’t have tulle and don’t want to purchase any I would suggest using the burlap in place of the tulle and create a simple bow with your ribbon.
I’m using white heart-shaped dollies that I purchased from the dollar tree for Valentine’s Day. As you can see from the pictures I’m going to put my centerpiece on a brown table and I felt that the bouquet needed something to make it stand out better against the dark brown. It’s up to you if you’d like to use the dollies. Depending on the shape and color of your table you may be able to use other items as well. Do you have a table runner that would match the flowers? Or a long scarf that can work as a runner? Another option I had tried was placing the bouquet on a cupcake stand. It looked beautiful but I wanted to keep things simple for everyone wanting to try this at home.
Ok, let’s jump into how to create your centerpiece
(Oh and FYI, I’ll be using the words centerpiece and bouquet interchangeably because well, uh, it’s clearly a bouquet being used as a centerpiece, lol)
1. Gather all your flowers in one hand. Be sure to hold them at different heights like I did in the picture below. This is so that they lay better on the table. Your bouquet will also look longer like this.
2. Wrap the white tulle tightly around the stems and secure with safety pins.
You can tie the flowers with a rubber band first if that makes it easier to wrap the tulle. I just held the flowers in place with my hand while I wrapped.
Notice how the colors of the roses are not evenly distributed. The yellow roses are off to your right. The pinks are gathered around the bottom of the bouquet and the whites are off to the left.
Don’t worry, we’ll fix that later on. We got this guys!
I only needed one safety pin at the end of the bouquet because I tucked the top end into the wrapped tulle but use as many as you’d like to secure everything.
3. Wrap your ribbon over the tulle like the picture below and secure with safety pins.
I covered the first safety pin (holding the white tulle in place) with the pink ribbon. Then I made sure that I was placing the safety pins for the pink ribbon in the part of the bouquet that was going to lay against the table that way they won’t show once I’m done.
4. Tie a piece of burlap to create a bow
5. Create a “bow” by bending the burlap inwards on both sides to create a pretty loop
I have to admit, I’m horrible at creating bows but burlap is great when you’re challenged, like me, in the bow creating department because the wire holds it in whatever shape you bend it.
See how it’s keeping the looped shape
That’s all you have to do for a pretty bow!
Shhhh…no one has to know it’s a fake bow!
6. Ok so this next step is important…
Remember how the colors of the flowers were not evenly distributed after wrapping the tulle?
Let’s fix that:
Look at the flowers that I am pointing to with the arrows. I pulled those flowers off of their original stem and moved them around to mix up the colors.
I probably did this to about 10 roses.
Just gently pull off as many flowers as you need to and move them around to create the look you want.
7. Arrange your white dollies on the table like this (if using dollies):
Place your bouquet on top…
And you have a beautiful and unique spring centerpiece!!
When Easter comes around you can also scatter some pretty eggs around the centerpiece or tuck them into the bouquet!
I hope you give this unique spring centerpiece a try in your home today!
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I mentioned in my previous post that I’ve really been in the mood to organize my very teeny tiny vanity. Well, I finally got around to tackling it!
I keep my vanity in our bedroom. It’s a miracle I can even have a vanity of any size in there. Our bedroom already has so much furniture since we are sharing the room with our daughter. But we’ve managed to make it work pretty well.
I have always kept my vanity somewhat organized but lately, it’s been looking a bit cluttered and not so organized.
I had way too many exposed items that were constantly getting dusty. My hair brushes and a few hair appliances were kept outside (on the floor actually in an old metal bin) and there were other small items on top of the vanity as well as on top of two plastic storage drawers I have stacked on top of each other under the vanity. All these small items were becoming a nuisance to keep clean and free from dust.
I did have a designated space for everything which was nice but clearly, the area needed some improvements.
So I started by setting some goals to guide me before I got to the organizing part:
Goal #1: Remove as many exposed items (especially the smaller items) as possible and store them preferably in drawers where they were away from the annoying, dreaded dust bunnies. Sorry dust bunnies, but word on the street is that you are made of lint, hair and yucky dried up skin cells! So no, you are not the cute kind of bunnies like the ones that hang out in my daughter’s crib!
Goal #2: Remove as much as I can off of the floor.
Ok, let’s go back in time for a moment with the help of my handy dandy camera so we can take a look at what the vanity looked like before I started organizing.
I had some of my makeup stored in two acrylic organizers that are stacked together, a coaster (off to the left), my makeup brushes, a ginormous bottle of gel, a box of tissues, some concealer, setting spray and moisturizer that I wasn’t even using, and lastly some Q-tips, bobby pins and hair ties in those small clear containers off to the right.
Below is a closer look at what was under the vanity. Believe it or not, it may look really unorganized but everything actually did have a place to live in. I had a few hair appliances in that large metal bin, my hair brushes and a bottle of wipes were off to the left of that and I also had two drawer organizers stacked on top of each other with all my blushes, eye shadows, foundations and more hair appliances (I have way too many hair appliances). As you can see, there are a few extra items on top of the drawers as well (again, items that I hardly ever use!)
The first thing I decided to do was declutter. That opened up so much space! Some items were moved to other rooms, some were donated and everything else went into the trash.
I mainly worked with items I already had once I started organizing but I did also purchase a few random items to finish things off.
I purchased a clear decorative jar with a lid for makeup sponges from a nearby dollar store. It was actually $1.99.
I also picked up a spray bottle and dusting glove to store in my vanity so that it’s easy to keep things clean. I put a DIY mixture of water, white vinegar, and essential oil in the bottle.
Next, I got a shelf grip liner (also from the dollar store) to keep things from moving around in the drawers.
Then I found a small white container for $1.99 at the container store that I’m using on top of the vanity to keep all the makeup I use on a daily basis. This makes getting ready in the morning so easy!
I also purchased a pretty artificial flower stem from the dollar store to use with a thin long vase I already had at home.
There’s also a few before photos of how the drawers looked inside but I added those below with the after photos so that it’s easy to compare.
Here is how everything turned out after organizing:
I kept decor simple. I used old earrings I never wear anymore to add a little interest to one of the clear containers on the vanity. Then I tucked those pretty pink artificial flowers in between the container and acrylic drawers.
Then I placed the flowers I bought in a clear, skinny vase.
This decorative jar from the dollar store catches the light from the window perfectly! It also adds to the decor and is probably my favorite part of everything done to the vanity. And it was only $2! Woohoo!
As for under the vanity, I placed my brushes, a box of tissues, and more brushes in that pink bag behind the box of tissues right on top of the white stacked drawers. Next to the drawers is the spray bottle with the DIY all-purpose cleaner.
I decided to move all my hair accessories into the small vanity drawer. I also lined the bottom of the drawer with white printer paper! I love making use of whatever I have at home.
The vanity drawer has a few of these small containers that I purchase from the container store a few years ago.
I placed all my eyeshadow palettes, wipes, a large mirror, my coaster (for when I have a drink with me at the vanity) and hair extensions from back when I got married in the top drawer. I also lined the top and bottom drawer with the grip liner from the dollar store.
The second drawer has my hair brushes, heat protectant spray, a few rollers, the dusting glove I purchased from the dollar store and a couple of other items.
I have a small storage ottoman that I use for seating while I’m doing my makeup. Luckily I was able to clear up a lot of space in the ottoman after decluttering and that made some space for all my hair appliances.
So that’s it! It did take me some time to organize everything but I just took a few minutes here and there whenever I had some free time (hardly ever, lol). I’m glad I was able to organize everything using things I already had and just a few very inexpensive purchased items.
I hope this inspired you to go and organize an area in your home too! With a little patience, some ruthless decluttering and mostly making use of items you already have at home you can get around to organizing anything you’ve been wanting to tackle!
I’ve been holding on to my old makeup products for way too long.
I’ve really been in the mood to organize my very teeny tiny vanity where I keep all my makeup. Just look at the photo below.
So I decided it was time to do some decluttering.
I figured I would start with all my lip products and eventually continue with the rest of my makeup. Once I’m done decluttering, it should be fairly easy to organize my vanity.
Okay, soooooo, I know we are supposed to get rid of makeup after a certain amount of time but, truth be told, I never follow any of those rules.
I’ve never had an issue, thankfully, with using makeup that was considered expired and seriously, who wants to get rid of their favorite tube of lipstick just because you’ve owned it for a long period of time? Not Me!
Just because I haven’t been good about following all the rules doesn’t mean I’m suggesting you do the same. If you search online for makeup decluttering rules you’ll quickly find recommended expiration dates and some (scary) words like bacteria and infection!
I may just have to re-think this whole love affair thing I have with my old makeup products.
Anyway, if you are thinking about decluttering your makeup you may want to check out Realsimple.com’s makeup expiration guide. They give a nice, simple break down for how long we should keep around our beloved lip products along with every other type of makeup product we love to slap on our faces in the morning.
After reading up on expiration dates and everything else makeup/lip product declutter related (so fun) I decided to come up with a few questions I can ask myself to help declutter my lip products a bit easier. Hopefully, these questions can help you out as well.
1. Does it spark joy!
2. Does it smell bad?
3. Has the color or texture changed?
4. When was it last used?
5. Will you ever use it again?
6. Is there a similar shade in your collection?
Let’s talk about these questions.
First, does it spark joy? That’s coming from, you guessed it, the ever so popular KonMari Method. If you are into organization in any way then you may have heard of Marie Kondo and her popular book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”
Basically, ask yourself if what your holding in your hand and considering to get rid of makes you happy. I think this is a great way to decide if something should or shouldn’t be tossed. If it makes you happy, answer the next few questions to help you decide if you should or shouldn’t keep it. If it doesn’t make you happy, then there’s (probably) no need to go any further. Just get rid of it.
Both number two and three popped up a lot while I was searching. I guess we can all agree that if it smells bad or if the color and/or texture has changed well then that’s a no brainer. The product has to go. Let’s face it, it’s kind of entered the….
“SUPER ICKY, YUCKY, GROSS ZONE”
I’m sure I read about that zone somewhere. It really does exist guys!!
Next, ask yourself when did you last use that tube of lipstick and will you ever use it again. If you haven’t used it in a long period of time, chances are you may never use it again. Or, you may find a few hidden gems (like I did) and decide that there’s a chance you may start using them again. If you do find a few hidden gems, I suggest storing them somewhere that you can remember to use them.
Give yourself a time frame (maybe 1 month) to use them. If you never reach for them during this time frame then I think it’s safe to say that it’s time to say goodbye.
Finally, do you have another lip product in your collection that has a similar shade? If the answer is yes then decide if you can keep one and live without the other. Use a mirror and apply the lipstick or swatch it on your arm to get a good idea what you are working with.
Below is a picture of a few supplies that may come in handy while you declutter:
A large mirror (so you have a good idea how the lipstick looks on you), tissue and/or wipes. I just had antibacterial wipes with me but you can also use makeup removing wipes of course.
Okay, now for the actual decluttering:
I started off with 37 lip products. I separated them by category: lipsticks, lipglosses, lip stains and whatever felt more like a lip balm I placed in a, well uh, lip balm category.
Then I got to work, following the questions above. Below is what I was left with:
I started off with 19 lipsticks before decluttering. Most of them are from the drugstore. A handful were from Sephora.
After decluttering I managed to part with 9 lipsticks:
I’m keeping everything to the left of the pearls and tossing everything to the right:
I started with 7 lipglosses, all drugstore with the exception of one from Victoria Secret:
After decluttering I decided to keep only two! (Again, I will be keeping everything to the left of the pearls)
I started with 3 lip stains and ended up with 2, both are Covergirl. I love drugstore makeup!
I started with 8 lip balms…
After decluttering I’m left with 5.
I decided not to go into the actual names of each lip products. I figured that may be kind of boring. But if you are interested in any of the names please let me know and I’ll be happy to share that with you!
So now I’m left with 19 lip products. I guess that’s not too bad considering I started with 37.
Wow, I can’t believe I had 37 lip products!!!
Ok, that’s it for now! Hope you enjoyed this and found some useful tips.
Thanks for stopping by! 😉