Home and Living loves it when inventors, founders and columnists stop by and we often invite them to do “guest articles” for you, because they offer a unique take on, what else? home, living and celebrations.
“…Easter is right around the corner…”
Today’s guest is Teri Gault, the CEO and Founder of TheGroceryGame.com Her mission is to help you to shop efficiently, keep you abreast of new developments for kitchen tools and provide ideas on how to entertain and celebrate holidays so they are fun for everyone included (and that means you too)!
Since Easter is right around the corner, Teri talks a bit about tips for decorating. (We will offer some of our own tips at the end of this article.)
Easter Decorations by Teri Gault, the CEO and Founder of TheGroceryGame.com
With all the spring colors, you don’t have to spend a lot of money or time to make beautiful decorations for Easter!
A unique centerpiece with flowers and spring vegetables is perfect to bring the verdure of spring to your Easter table! Augment your floral arrangement with asparagus, which is in season and usually on sale at a great price. Fill in with fresh dill and baby bok choy as a leafy border that says, “Spring has sprung!”
Choose a spring bouquet in your supermarket’s floral department for about ten dollars. If you’re bouquet comes wrapped in a square of colorful plastic paper with a hole in the middle, just slip it off of the bouquet and save it. It might be a perfect background when placed on the table under your centerpiece, plus your finished centerpiece will cover the hole in the middle! The bouquets are already arranged, so keep that arrangement intact. To trim the stems, grasp the entire bouquet, keeping the arrangement secure, and using kitchen shears trim to equal lengths. Think about keeping the flowers short enough so that people sitting at the table can see over the arrangement.
Baby bok choy’s green leaves are reminiscent of spring, and add a fun and whimsical border around the flowers. The only trouble is that they are too short for the flowers! Don’t worry, we can grow them taller! Take five baby bok choys and give them “stilts” to come up to the right level for your arrangement. Insert a wooden skewer into the bottom of each little baby bok choy. Trim the skewers with kitchen shears to match the length of your cut floral bouquet. Place all five baby bok choys on “stilts” along the inside rim of your centerpiece bowl. Then simply deposit the pre-arranged floral bouquet right into the open hole in the middle of the baby bok choy.
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Easter Grapevine Wreath
Home and Living has an Easter tip as well.
First, visit a design supply house like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or even the Dollar Store (Family Dollar or Dollar Tree). For a few dollars purchase a thin grapevine wreath foundation. From the florist department, pick up either a few sprigs of faux forsythia or dogwood blossoms. Add in some colorful plastic, hollow Easter eggs. At home on your craft table, play with the arrangement of florals, glue-gunning them onto the grapevine wreath until it looks colorful and full. Follow by tucking in a few of the eggs in bright colors and glue gun them to the best spots. Voilà a seasonal wreath for the table or door.