I admit most of the year I am drawn to a neutral home palette with pops of color here and there but when it comes to Easter I get crazy and don’t hold back on my Easter decorations and colors! I’m all for pretty pastels for easter. It’s the one time of the year i can pull of pretty girlie colors without my husband complaining!
So, in celebration of going crazy on pastel colors, today I’m sharing with you my the pastel Easter decorations on my fireplace mantel! Grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage and enjoy 🙂
Easter Decorations : A Pretty Pastel Fireplace Mantel
I’ll start off by letting you know I made most of the items on here. But if you’re not a crafty person or you simply don’t have the time, that’s alright. Use this as your inspiration to get the look! I’ll include some links back to my favorite finds for your convenience also!
I chose pastel pink and blue as my main colors. I don’t have pastels all over my house and certainly not much pink or baby blue getting around but I wanted something fun and different for Easter. My kids love color as they’re still so little so for them this is very fun to look at.
HOW TO MAKE THE PINK BUNNY ART
The pink bunny is a very easy painting I did. Here’s how to make it:
1 . I sketched out the outline of a bunny using an image I spotted on the internet. I had a small, flat canvas sitting around which is what I used.
2. I traced the bunny silhouette using this picture.
3. I painted the silhouette with white acrylic paint and the outside I painted with a pretty baby pink acrylic paint. I made sure to have rough brush strokes as I didn’t want it looking too “perfectly painted”.
EASTER DECORATIONS : SHOP PASTELS!
I created little Easter Bunny Terrarium using some bits I had laying around. I used this fake moss powder that I used to also make this Moss Ball Garland! cute white and yellow ribbon and hanging glass globes that I had from my wedding. I placed the moss inside the glass globes, tied the ribbon into a bow through the little loop at the top of the globe and then sat the bunnies inside their new little glass homes.
The blue bunny was another silhouette painting I did. Exactly the same as the pink one, on a flat, round canvas. I printed a silhouette I found through a google search I did then after painting my canvas white and letting it dry I traced the outline of the bunny silhouette I had printed in the middle of the canvas. I painted the outside of the canvas baby blue and kept the bunny white. One all dry I decided to give it a white border all around the canvas making it rough and using a very dry brush with a tiny bit of white paint to create more strokes all around the blue of the canvas and also around the white border I had created. I wanted a distressed look for this painting.
I made a watercolour egg garland out of watercolor paper and yellow ribbon. I found an image of an egg that I printed off then cut it out and traced it on to watercolor paper. I then took to my watercolors and painted different patterns on each de keeping them all within the same colour palette I had chosen. I allowed it to fully dry then I cut out the eggs and hot glued them to the ribbon.
I found THESE pretty Easter Egg Garlands to help you get the look:
As you can see Easter time gets me bunny obsessed! I LOVE bunnies for Easter displays. Just so, so cute. I found these two bunnies at different homeware stores and I just had to have them.
I love displaying fresh plants around my home. I feel it gives your home life and makes it feel more fresh and inviting. I painted a little terra cotta pot in the matching blue to the round bunny canvas and once it was dry I placed this cute little plant I got from my local florist into the painted terra cotta pot.
The little planter and bulbs above are a little extra I have. It doesn’t sit on the mantel, nor does the yellow bunny but I had to take photos of them. They’re just too pretty.
Easter Decorations : SHOP THE LOOK
I finished off my handmade Easter decorations with the above watercolor painting of a large Easter egg!
What do you think of my my Easter decorations?? What Easter decorations do you have in your home that you love?
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