The day before Easter and I am finally ready to share this year’s Easter display. Apparently I’m not one of those craft bloggers that can get their craft together enough to have this ready weeks before. Maybe next year : )
I’m happy to say that this is another frugal decor project. I used what I had from years before, “shopped” around my house, and bought a couple of new items (all under $10). Most of the pieces that I used from last year were from the dollar store, made, or thrifted.
Ready to see my Easter display? I’m really happy with it and I’d love to hear what you think.
Here’s a few things I love about this display…the simplicity, the element of handmade, the different textures, the touches of nature, the Spring colors, and the fact that I didn’t spend gobs of money to achieve this look.
Let’s take a closer look and I’ll even include a few frugal decor tips.
Frugal decor tip #1: Use recycled items!
These 3 jars are all recycled..I think there’s even a pasta sauce jar in the mix. Wrap some twine or ribbon around the mouth of the jar and fill it with holiday/themed items.
I am IN LOVE with the way my Easter sign turned out. I was reading my scriptures and came across John 10:27-28 and instantly knew I was going to use it as part of my Easter display. It touched my heart in a special way the moment I read it. I designed a vinyl stencil on my Silhouette and painted the the sign with wood that I already had. Yes that’s right. FREE. Which brings me to…
Frugal decor tip #2: Upcycle!
Take something you already have and change it into something new and beautiful. Something as simple as a slat of wood and paint can become a beautiful piece of artwork.
Frugal decor tip #3: Shop your house!
Everything you see in this picture, I found by shopping my house. The scrolly chalkboard frame is used often in my displays and the fact that it’s a mini chalkboard makes it very versatile. The Shakespeare books are off of my bookshelf and the large clothes pin if from my craft room. I borrowed the adorable birdhouse from my daughter’s room and the bird and nest are from last year’s decorations (dollar store). The antique keys are an old garage sale find (and I just ♥ them). The turquoise doily was a new purchase…$1.50 at Michael’s.
Again, I shopped my house for the decor elements above. The scrolly chalkboard frame, birds, and nest are all items that I already had on hand either in “decor storage” or somewhere else around the house.
What do you think?
Do you LOVE my Easter display as much as I do?
Quick recap on the frugal decor tips…
1. Use recycled items
3. Shop your house
I hope you have a blessed Easter weekend with your family and friends.
I am so grateful for my life and the multitudes of blessings that are in it (that includes YOU!).
I am grateful for my Lord, Jesus Christ, and his atoning sacrifice.
Because of Him, I have the ability to be, think, feel, do whatever I want with this life I have. I choose to spend my days happily making those around me happy, sharing what I love, and really taking in each precious moment that I have.
Thanks for reading Mine for the Making, friends.
I’m off to get ready for a super special 4 year old birthday party for my mini!
See you next week!