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Easter DIYs: Fresh florals and decorative eggs

Get Easter-ready with these springtime DIYs.

With spring finally here, it's time for some seasonal DIYs. Steven showed us his favourite floral arrangements and some modern ways to decorate Easter eggs. Easter just wouldn't be complete without a beautiful flower arrangement for the table. All of these are great projects to get the kids involved in too!

The 'And you thought I didn't carrot all' arrangement

What you'll need:

  • Tulips
  • Other greenery for filler
  • 2 vases (one needs to be small enough to fit inside the other)
  • Heirloom carrots, in colours of your choice
  • Flower cutters

Directions:

1. Place one vase inside the other. There needs to be enough room between both vases so that the carrots will fit.

2. Place carrots in between vases, standing them on their pointed end.

3. Add flowers as desired.

"Egg-cellent" arrangement

What you'll need:

  • 2 cylinder vases (one needs to be small enough to fit inside the other)
  • Faux eggs
  • Flowers of your choice
  • Flower cutters

Directions:

1. Place one vase inside the other. There needs to be enough room between both vases so that the eggs will fit.

2. Place eggs in between vases, alternating colours and filling the vase to the top.

3. Add flowers as desired.

Japanese paper eggs

What you'll need:

  • Eggs – hollowed out, cleaned & dried
  • Japanese paper – cut into 1" squares
  • Decoupage glue
  • Waxed paper

Directions:

1. Brush glue onto egg and spread small pieces of paper, one by one, onto egg until it's completely covered.

2. Ensure that the edges of paper are completely smoothed out.

3. Allow to dry for 24 hours on waxed paper.

'Water balloon' eggs

What you'll need:

  • Embroidery floss
  • Water balloons
  • Decoupage glue
  • Disposable gloves (optional)
  • Disposable plastic bowl
  • Waxed paper

Directions:

1. Blow up water balloons to desired size.

2. Cut an entire skein of embroidery floss into arm-length pieces.

3. Add decoupage glue to a disposable plastic bowl.

4. Dip thread into glue, remove thread and squeeze out excess glue between your fingers – you can wear disposable gloves, if desired.

5. Wrap thread around the balloon, each piece one at a time, wrapping vertically and then in a criss-cross pattern.

6. Hang to dry or let dry overnight on waxed paper. Make sure to flip over to allow other side to dry if using waxed paper.

7. Pop balloons and remove!

Faux Fabergé eggs

What you'll need:

  • Goose/duck/ostrich eggs hollowed out, cleaned & dried
  • Gimping/ribbon/other decorative details
  • Nail polish

Directions:

1. Paint egg with nail polish and allow to dry.

2. Glue gimping and decorative detail onto egg as desired.