November 28, 2022

From trees to door wreaths, Easter decorating is loved by celebrities like Stacey Solomon — here’s how to do it on a budget

WITH wreaths, trees and crackers in the stores, you might think it’s Christmas, not Easter.

It used to be that our seasonal craze was just chocolate eggs and hot rolls, but Sainsbury’s is reporting a huge surge in demand for other decorations.

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The entrance to the home of Instagram’s ‘doorscaping’ queen Stacey Solomon is adorned with an arch full of spring flowers, carrots for the Easter bunny and bunny statues
Happy Easter sign, £5.99, partypieces.co.uk

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Happy Easter sign, £5.99, partypieces.co.uk

Sales of door wreaths have more than doubled, according to furniturebunny.co.uk, while quail eggs, duck eggs and brown hens’ eggs are painted in pastel colors and used as table ornaments.

These less traditional goodies are expected to send Easter spending to £892million this year – up £82million from 2021, according to finder.com.

Social media, it seems, is driving this Easter uprising and teeming with ornamental inspiration, with an incredible 70 million posts on Instagram and five million TikTok views for #EasterDecorating.

These tips include folded napkins in the shape of bunnies and front doors dressed in flowers, while cute figurines of chicks can be found anywhere from the doorway to the dining room table.

So why all the fuss?

The season is of great religious significance. Easter Day is celebrated as the time of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the week before it is known as Holy Week.

Easter eggs are symbols of rebirth and while many Christians will attend Sunday Mass, across the world there are many egg-themed traditions taking place.

In Denmark, families decorate their homes in bright yellow and green, cover everything with feathers and eggs, and gather around the table to paint eggs in different colors.

The Dutch go all out too, dressing the table with tiny wooden eggs, candles and spring flowers, with a miniature tree placed as the centerpiece.

“Clever and creative”

For Norwegians, Easter is more important than Christmas and all houses are decorated with chickens as a symbol of fertility. They also eat chocolate eggs.

While waking up to chocolate after a visit from the Easter Bunny has become one of our celebrated traditions, it’s only recently that more of us have taken an interest in decorations.

Instagram’s “doorscaping” queen Stacey Solomon dresses up the entrance to her home several times a year depending on the season, often leaving her five million Instagram followers in awe of the extravagance and creativity.

Currently, its front door is adorned with an arch full of spring flowers, carrots for the Easter Bunny, and bunny statues.

The 32-year-old mother-of-four drove fans wild with her personalized Easter crackers in the shape of bunnies, prompting an explosion in Amazon sales of ‘bespoke artisan crackers’.

To keep up with demand, supermarkets and lifestyle brands are busy ordering Christmas-style decorations in bulk for Easter.

You can even buy bunny table decorations, speckled hanging eggs and decorative chicks from H&M, Marks & Spencer and Matalan.

Shopping platform wayfair.co.uk has seen an explosion in searches for wreaths, hanging eggs and Easter trees.

Wayfair style advisor Nadia McCowan Hill believes it’s all because the nation is keen to celebrate as we return to post-pandemic normality.

Instagram’s “doorscaping” queen Stacey Solomon dresses up the entrance to her home several times a year depending on the season, often leaving her five million Instagram followers in awe of the extravagance and creativity.

She says: “We look forward to better times – 2022 is all about marking milestones and welcoming hopeful chapters.

“Our homes are the main setting for celebrations and, just like Christmas, Easter is a time to have fun and transform spaces.

“This can easily be achieved with a layer of pretty pastels, spring flowers and delicate embellishments.

“The holiday weekend makes this the perfect opportunity to invite family and friends over and catch up on lost time.”

Fay Cartledge, florist and owner of Blossom & Ivy, says of Easter mania: “Before, I rarely had requests from people looking to dress their doors. But this year, it exploded.

In the wake of the pandemic, she adds, “The past few years have seen people become more crafty and creative when it comes to dressing up their homes, and many of us have come to have a greater appreciation for flowers. and nature than ever before.

But there are things to remember when creating a display.

Jess Martin, design specialist at party supply company Ginger Ray, says, “Color is important. You must choose a theme.

“Neutral and positive tones are a must for this year. Pantone Color of the Year, Veri Peri, is a vibrant purple and something we expect to see a lot of this summer.

“Festive colors that guarantee feelings of happiness, as well as pressed plants and flowers, are perfect. Think muted rainbow tones and pampas grass.

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Personalization is another checkbox, with Etsy reporting a 93% increase in searches for personalized or personalized towels.

With Aldi, Wilko and Tesco now selling decorations for as little as £1.50, Easter decorating is a trend we can all get on board with.

Hanging carrots, £1.79, partydelights.co.uk
Hanging carrots, £1.79, partydelights.co.uk
Easter bunny basket, £6, B&M

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Easter bunny basket, £6, B&M
Easter bunny cookies, £4 for six, John Lewis

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Easter bunny cookies, £4 for six, John Lewis
Speckled hanging eggs, £10 for six, M&S

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Speckled hanging eggs, £10 for six, M&S
Rabbit card holder, £6.99, H&M

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Rabbit card holder, £6.99, H&M
Little flocked bunny, £2, Tesco

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Little flocked bunny, £2, Tesco
Floral crown, £15, Sainsbury's

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Floral crown, £15, Sainsbury’s
Easter Twig, £8, Wilko

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Easter Twig, £8, Wilko
Mini chick ornaments, £3, Matalan

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Mini chick ornaments, £3, Matalan