We enjoy some of the traditions that go along with Easter: hunting eggs, decorating with spring flowers, eating Peeps. But unfortunately, like many holidays, Easter has become commercially cutesy-fied, to the point where we groan and roll our eyes when we see the first plastic baskets and cellophane grass hit the shelves (on February 15th). In minor rebellion, we went in search of some interesting, handmade and non-cutesy Easter décor
ideas to share with you. Here's what we found...FIRST ROW
• 1 We're big fans of Elizabeth Soule's photographs at any time of year, but her little lambs seem especially appropriate for Easter, cute without being cutesy. She's also got a very nice rabbit. Available at Poppytalk's wonderful spring-themed Green Pop marketplace.
• 2 Emilyn from Supercozy made these great DIY egg carton flowers. They would be pretty hanging as a garland, or used as shades on a string of lights.
• 3 There's something so beautiful in the simplicity of these plain wooden eggs from TheCraftyDragonfly on Etsy. They're intended for craft projects, but we like them just the way they are.
• 4 An egg-shaped terrarium seems perfect for celebrating spring and the holiday at once. This vintage glass version comes from Etsy seller Greenbriar.
• 5 Another selection from Poppy's Green Pop marketplace, this rabbit lamp from Non Fiction Design is weird and wonderful. Surround him with moss or flowers for a wacky centerpiece.
• 6 There are a lot of felted eggs on Etsy, but we like these because they're not done in pastels and they look very well-made. From Astash.
• 7 Soy candles in egg-shaped porcelain votives would cast a lovely glow year-round. From Revisions.
• 8 Hang this flowering garland by Royal Buffet over your Easter table (for purchase on Poppytalk Handmade).