Happy Almost Easter!
Since my husband’s birthday is during the Easter season, I try to keep our decorations from being too pink and frilly. (As you can see I clearly put up my “manly” decorations – HAH!)
In my Easter “supplies” I found two new sleeves of plastic eggs I purchased last year at Stop and Shop.
(Always buy your holiday decorations after the holiday is over! While it’s kind of a buzzkill to have to use it, you’ll save anywhere from 50-80% off the cost.)
In this package was a rainbow of opalescent plastic eggs. I noticed they had two tiny holes in the top of the egg. They were probably drilled to prevent suction, but I decided to use them for another purpose… a garland!
I used two sleeves of plastic eggs and fishing line, giving this project a grand total of $2.
I took a long line of fishing string and looped it through each egg twice.
I double-looped the line so the eggs wouldn’t move around as easily. Although if you just want to string it through once, that should work just fine.
Then I strung up the garland on our mantle.
To put up my garlands I use a big piece of painter’s tape on the top of the mantle and then cover it with another decorative item. Sneaky, eh?
My husband thinks it’s kind of gaudy since they are plastic eggs, but I think it’s cute! I can enjoy it for at least a week or two.
Don’t you think they look a little bit like miniature water balloons?
For the rest of the mantle decorations, I used my infamous Wedding Accordion Wheels that have stood the test of time! I added our wooden duck (aka Scooter) back on the mantle and popped a page from an old Martha Stewart Easter edition magazine into the frame.
Lastly, I took 3 small white planting pots and filled them with shredded paper for filling Easter baskets. I topped them off with a few extra eggs and called it a day.
Don’t forget to check out last year’s “Easter Decorating in a Pinch” post.
P.S. Our bathroom is thisclose to being finished! Thanks for all the well wishes!