Easter is coming early this year, which means it’s time to get a jump on your decorating! Your backyard is one of the most fun areas of your home to decorate for a holiday, because your options are nearly endless.
Read on for a few ideas on how to bring some Easter cheer to your backyard!
If your backyard is home to any flower beds, these make great places to “hide” decorative eggs. Larger eggs work best, as they are most easily seen, but even small ones will do. Place them among your plants so that they are not actually hidden; larger eggs can be placed partially underneath plants with parts sticking out, and for small eggs, placing several at the front of your flower bed in full sight will work well. Make sure to use colors that will contrast well against your plants but do not clash with them.
During the spring, many stores sell small outdoor flags that can be placed in the ground, such as in a flower bed. A flag with a cute Easter design can make your backyard pop, and is an excellent choice for those seeking simple decorations that do not require a lot of time. These flags can also be reused each year, so they are an excellent decorative investment!
A potted Easter lily (or several!) will provide beautiful short-term decor without a lasting commitment. These blooms have a short life cycle and will only last for a few days, so it is best to plan in advance– if you will have family visiting on Easter and want blooms on that day, be sure to buy plants that have not yet flowered but are about to do so. If you choose to keep your plant after its flowers have faded, however, it can be easily transplanted into your yard, and with proper care it will bloom annually.
You’ve heard of Christmas trees, but what about an Easter tree? Cheap plastic eggs can be threaded on fishing wire and hung in strands from small trees. If you are lucky enough to have a tree that is flowering this time of year, Easter eggs can help to showcase it as the center of your decor.
Consider using plastic Easter buckets as planters for annual blooms such as pansies. These flowers will only last for one season, so you won’t have to worry about moving them to a larger container when Easter is over. Pick lots of bright colors and place them at your back door or in seating areas. Decorative signs or picks can be added for even more effect.
Have fun with your easter decorations and make the yard festive, especially if you’ll be having company that day. Enjoy the beginning of spring, bright colors, and a small step closer to summer.
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