EASTER DIY HOME DECOR IDEAS

EASTER DIY HOME DECOR IDEAS

Have you been wondering how to decorate your house for Easter? We have prepared for you, both: traditional and modern DIY Easter decoration ideas.

Small trees or twigs with Easter eggs hanging on strings? Why not! This is an example of the impact of Christmas decorations on Easter. You can make pendants from hand-painted eggshells. Take a look at the photos below,  those eggshells look really unique.

For our Easter decorations we have used the following :

  • chicken eggshells,
  • half of an ostrich eggshell,
  • boiled chicken and quail eggs,
  • small, chocolate eggs in colourful packaging,
  • watercress and oats grown at home on a wet paper towel,
  • basket,
  • feathers,
  • twigs,
  • colourful strings,
  • old magazines,
  • flowers and small green plants from the garden and
  • colourful materials and tablecloths.

We have mixed our DIY decorations with some bought articles like ceramic bunnies or a small chicken hatched out in a small nest.

We hope you will find some inspiration for your Easter home decor.

 

Check out our post with easy to follow instructions how to make your Easter napkin bunny!

EASTER NAPKIN BUNNY

EASTER NAPKIN BUNNY

A bunny made of a napkin and an egg is a very cheerful Easter table decoration. Such a small décor element can add a real Easter feel to your table.

Follow our instructions below and you will have your napkin bunny ready in no time !

Make sure to check out our post full of other Easter DIY Home Decor Ideas !

You can also make a cute napkin bunny with painted eyes, mouth and whiskers on a bunny face. Take a look below to see how easy it is!

FREE PRINTABLES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

FREE PRINTABLES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Today we would like to share with you some of our printables we have created espacially for Valentine’s Day.

We hope you will enjoy these A4 posters. They are super easy to print: just click on the one you like and you will be taken to the pdf format which you will be able to print (or save for later if you wish).

No tricky downloads, no hidden registration, just click & print!

Also, make sure to check out our two posts which will help you to create a romantic atmosphere on this Special Day:

1) zero waste Valentine’s Day gift wrapping ideas

2) Valentine’s Day tablescape ideas.

Happy Valentine’s Day !

THESE VALENTINE’S DAY PRINTABLES ARE DESIGNED BY CANVASSIMO.

ALL PRINTABLES ARE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR REDISTRIBUTION OR RESALE.

VALENTINE’S DAY TABLESCAPE IDEAS

VALENTINE’S DAY TABLESCAPE IDEAS

 

 

Valentine’s Day at home can also be romantic!

In the United States, nearly 200 million roses are sold every year on February 14th.

Saint Valentine’s Day brings incredible profits for many companies, which are producing toys, flowers and chocolate around the world. Every year, Americans buy millions of boxes of chocolate and give to someone they love.

What is extraordinary about this day, that most people propose on Saint Valentine’s Day.

Many people book a table in a restaurant, but if you don’t feel like being crammed on this day, then the romantic Valentine’s table decoration can be arranged by yourself, quickly and without spending a lot of money.

So don’t worry, because you can create a romantic atmosphere by yourself! Your effort will definitely be appreciated by a loved one.

Valentine’s Day is such an occasion, where the table and apartment setting are equally important, and maybe even more important than prepared dishes/the meal or drinks served? After all, the point here is not to eat, but above all to have a good time with your loved one.

We usually decorate Valentine’s table using red and pink or using only these colours as elements of decoration. Flowers and candles will be the most romantic table decoration we should not forget.

Here are some tips to create unique Valentine’s table decorations!

Things that will add charm to the table are:

Tablecloth – Any colour. It all depends on your preferences. Universal white and immortal/everlasting red will always work well, but cheerful floral motifs can also be beautiful, and this season they are very fashionable!

Tableware – it’s great using white, but if you have a feel for a different theme than usual, do not hesitate and do it! It doesn’t have to be boring! The rule is that the tableware matches the rest of the elements that will be on the table.

Napkins – especially those that are made of fabric always add elegance. However, you can also add a paper Valentine’s serviettes to the arrangement. They can be, for example, with heart-shaped motifs.

Candles – they will give a romantic tone, bring a nice mood, and at the same time will be a perfect complement to the arrangement of the table.

Flowers – make sure that live flowers appear on the table. Their smell and appearance will bring a note of elegance and romance to the table.

Rose petals or hand-made decorations will also look great.

Good wine or champagne will perfectly complement this dinner for two.

Remember: Table look/appearance (aesthetics) is more important on this day than laborious preparation of dishes.

Here are our suggestions for Valentine’s table decorations. Get inspired, please!

  1. White tableware on a cheerful & colourful tablecloth with fruit and floral motifs. Almond cake, which you can easily make yourself. A bouquet of roses is a nice complement to this table and matches perfectly with those on the tablecloth. Your Beloved at this table can feel really special?
  1. For this arrangement, we chose a classic elegant real Wedgwood bone china on a smooth toned raw grey tablecloth. We propose here a self-made vegan gluten-free dessert with an impressive chocolate coating and a heart-shaped decoration sprinkled with crushed nuts.
  1. Don’t feel like preparing a dessert yourself? Does not matter. You can arrange a table and buy good chocolate and a rose without much effort. Et voila!
  1. In France, in addition to giving traditional Valentine’s gifts, such as sweets, flowers, concert or cinema tickets, you can give an unusual Valentine’s gift which is … a tomato. Tomato, when introduced to France, was called “pomme d’or”, which means “golden apple”. Another possible origin of the word comes from the aphrodisiac qualities of the fruit in the French translation “pomme d’amour”, the “love apple”. Tomato symbolizes the heart for the French, as many varieties resemble it in colour and shape.

Therefore, in our classically elegant arrangement, together with 3 types of hummus (check our delicious recipe here!), there are also tomatoes, symbols of love.

FREE PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS !

FREE PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS !

A few weeks ago we prepared for you FREE Christmas printables to frame and decorate your home with (or use as an idea for a Christmas gift for your loved ones).

And today we have another portion of FREE printables to share with you. Below you will find Christmas gift tags! They all come in A4 pdf format. Just click on the one you like, print, cut the tags out and add them to your beautifully wrapped Christmas presents!

If your gifts are not already packed, make sure to check our two posts on zero waste Christmas gift wrapping. One is full of ideas on how to wrap your presents with brown paper and the other sparkling with 25 creative wrapping ideas which uses old magazines, maps or old sheets of music paper.

THESE CHRISTMAS PRINTABLES ARE DESIGNED BY CANVASSIMO.

ALL PRINTABLES ARE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR REDISTRIBUTION OR RESALE.

ZERO WASTE DIY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

ZERO WASTE DIY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

 

We have been in a Christmas mood since the beginning of December. We love this time of the year when you can get creative with Christmas decorations and start preparing your house for the festive season. All our DIY home décor projects are zero waste and in the case of Christmas decorations it couldn’t be any different!

We have opened our DIY drawers wide, made use of the items no one would miss (like old cans or jars) and had a few strolls in a park to bring some nature into this project (like twigs, cones or small branches).

Like in all DIY ideas we encourage you to look for inspiration and then create your own designs.

So here is a bit of inspiration for your own Christmas décor !

If you are not sure how to make your own paper snowflakes, check our post here !

 

For the project below you will need: small clear glass bottles, twigs, cardboard paper, embroidery thread (or a string, thread etc.), acrylic paint (white and black), Sellotape/Scotch tape.

Instructions:

  • paint the bottles and twigs (white and black),
  • cut out star shapes from cardboard paper (click here to download free range of star shaped stencils to print and cut out), if you have only white cardboard paper paint a couple of stars black,
  • attach the embroidery thread to the back of your stars (using Sellotape/Scotch tape).

 

For the project below you will need: old small jar (we used a small honey jar), cones, cardboard paper, red string, acrylic paint (red and black), a red candle, glue.

Instructions:

  • paint the jar and the cones (red and black as in the photo),
  • cut out a circle from cardboard paper (to place the jar in), if you have only white cardboard paper paint the circle black,
  • cut out a stripe from cardboard paper and paint it black (the size should be big enough to only cover the top part of the jar where the lid normally sits),
  • place the stripe around the top of the jar and glue it,
  • decorate the stripe with a string (making a bow), place the candle in the jar,
  • glue the cones to the black circle,
  • place the jar in the middle of the circle.

 

Below we have used a small clear glass vase which we sprayed gold. Then we have placed in it: a twig painted black,  a few wooden beads painted black and gold plus a couple of stars painted gold. The beads and stars have been attached to the black embroidery thread.

Below we have used an old postal cardboard box with top lids folded inside the box and natural hessian burlap hot glued around the box.

We have painted a few cones and twigs white and placed inside the box together with a candle.

We have decorated the box with a string with a cardboard star on top (“music note star” was cut out from an old magazine).

The “stamped” Christmas trees below are super quick and easy to make! Just cut out Christmas trees from a black cardboard paper (if you don’t have one, just paint a white one black). Then use a stamp with a decorative motif with white ink pad: just stamp the whole Christmas tree as in the photos. When the Christmas trees are ready, attached them to a black embroidery thread.

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