10 Spring Decoration Ideas

Spring is a time for new beginnings, Easter celebrations and quality time during an extra-long weekend with friends and family. The highlights of Easter at home feature homecooked food, coloured eggs, Easter baskets, and of course, chocolate!


Ribbon & Wicker has partnered up with artist and craft-guru Patti Makes to bring you 10 Spring decoration ideas, including craft inspirations (and a bonus tip) to guide you in this fun activity.


Below are a few sustainable ideas which can be used and adapted year after year to make your Easter weekends extra special.



1. Choose your colour palette

"Whether you're opting for spring florals, calming pastels, bold colours or nature inspired greens and whites, make sure you pick a theme and maintain it across your home", aim to entertain your guest’s eyes without overwhelming them!


2. Repurpose household items

Rather than buying new Easter decorations each year, be creative with what you already have. Add decorative (or chocolate) eggs to glassware for a more sophisticated look and set your pieces on a linen table cloth to add texture.


3. Choose an anchor

"This can be a tray, wooden board, glass vase or even a basket, anything to group and ground your design". It can also serve as a centrepiece if you don't have fresh flowers at your disposal.


4. Show stopping table set

Easter Sunday roast is the main protagonist of this Bank Holiday weekend. So creating a stunning table setting for your guests is nearly as important as the food you'll bring to the table. We love the use of different textures, bright spring colours against the pale blue textured table runner shown in this gorgeous table set.


5. Bunny ear napkin rings

Handmade and personalised decorative items are trending and we fully support this!

We are in love with these super cute Bunny Ear Napkin Rings by Patti Makes, an adorable and tasteful addition to any Easter table setting.


6. Spring centrepieces

There are many local florists that create beautiful flower centrepieces for seasonal events, alternatively you can showcase your own garden flowers in attractive arrangements. "Place together your candles and fresh flowers", creating a mixture of heights and levels, ensuring you leave enough room for your functional items like plates and glasses.


7. Spring wreath

Who said wreaths are just for Christmas? Hanging a seasonal wreath on your front door is becoming a popular trend and we can't get enough!


8. Easter egg tree

Very on trend this year, Easter egg trees are ideal to show off all your favourite Easter colours, decorations and crafts. Take a look at our range of handmade Easter decorations, for a joyful addition to your home décor.


9. Minimalist or maximalist style

"Consider the size of your table and room to decide which style to go for. Avoid crowding your décor alongside functional items". Simplicity is often the key to styling.


10. Bunting

Now quintessentially British, bunting flags were originally used on navy ships. Bunting nowadays can be seen all year round, utilised for parties and seasonal events.


Make your own bunting

Perfect for both indoor and outdoor celebrations, bunting will add a personal touch to your Easter decorations. It’s not only an easy craft but a great way to save money and minimise waste, as you can use up any scraps of fabric you might have lying around.


You will need:

  • Scraps of fabric at least 25cm deep

  • Jute string or ribbon

  • Matching thread

Method:

  1. Make a paper pattern for a triangle 20cm wide x 25cm deep. Use this to cut out as many fabric triangles as you need.

  2. Cut the jute string to your desired length, leaving spare string at each end for hanging.

  3. Wrap the straight edge of each triangle over the string (about 3cm wide) at 5cm intervals and pin. Stitch along the entire length.

  4. And there you have it! Make sure you share pictures of your handmade bunting on social media by tagging us @ribbonandwicker

Competition time!

Let us know how you like to decorate your home for Easter by tagging us @ribbonandwicker on your social media posts or email us a picture at hello@ribbonandwicker.co.uk . The best home décor will be featured on our social channels and will win our new Spring Treats Hamper! #GetSharing


Bonus tip!


Here is an additional "How To" guide for an extra special touch at Easter:


How To Make An Accordion Egg Decoration:

(and if you don't have time, Patti Makes has made some for you to purchase here).

These paper eggs are easy and fun to make and a great addition to your Easter décor.

They can be made using any type of paper including light weight card scraps, which we love as it minimises waste!


You will need:

  • Lightweight paper - any colour or pattern

  • Twine, string or ribbon - any colour

  • Glue stick or PVA glue

  • Scissors

  • Tracing paper (or white oven paper)

Method:

  1. On tracing paper draw an egg shape, you can choose the size.

  2. Trace that egg shape on 5 to 10 different papers. Mix it up with plain and patterned, different colours or your chosen colour palette.

  3. Cut out all egg shapes and fold in half with pattern/colour on the inside.

  4. Glue half a side (egg closed in half) and stick another half egg on top, aligning the shapes well. Continue like this with all the paper eggs, leaving the last two edges to be stuck together later.

  5. Cut a piece of twine or string around 13cm, fold in half and stick onto the 'spine' (middle) of the egg leaving enough loop for hanging.

  6. Stick the last 2 paper edges of the egg together enclosing the twine.

  7. Fan out the egg to evenly space out. Your decoration is now ready!