Whoa! Did you know that over 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made each year? Mounds of jelly beans and marshmallow chicks (yup, peeps!) appear weeks before Easter begins, then inside the baskets for our kiddos...and other loved ones!
With Easter egg hunts, beautiful spring flowers, candy baskets, and warm sun, it's no wonder why Easter is one of the most widely spread holidays in America.
In addition to the popular secular holiday, Easter has a long religious significance too. Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday.
Don't fret this Easter by slaving over the stove, and spending hours creating the perfect Easter basket. Take each moment in, breathe, and enjoy the smells, sounds & tastes of spring. Check out these tips below to assist in making your Easter
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Dying Easter Eggs, The Easy Way
1. Boil as many eggs as your heart desires (tip: fill water 1 inch above the eggs to avoid green rim around the yolk)
2. Put down a ton of newspaper
3. Fill separate bowl with enough hot water to hold an egg (approx. 1.5 cups)
4. Add 1 tsp. of white vinegar
5. Add approx. 20 drops of your favorite color in each bowl
6. Dip cool egg in colored water for estimated 5 minutes. The longer the egg sits, the darker the color
7. To create crafty designs, you can use inexpensive tissue paper. Use a hole punch to make paper dots, then use a glue stick to adhere them to hard-boiled eggs. To make the polka dots easy to pick up, wet your fingertip with a damp cloth before pressing them onto your Easter eggs. You can cut out different shapes & colors too!
Easy Side Dishes
1. Honey-Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries & Feta
2. Maple Glazed Carrots
3. Creamed Corn
4. Cinnamon Roasted Vegetables
5. Amazing Potato Salad
1. Peeps Centerpiece (This is pretty awesome!)
2. Planter Box
3. Decorating with Glass Bottles
4. Easy Spring Wreath
5. Mason Jars
Easy Easter Baskets
First, no need to spend all that money hunting for the perfect basket! You can purchase a inexpensive, colorful Easter basket at the dollar store and decorate it yourself.
To fill the basket, you can make your very own paper grass by using a paper shredder. Just pick out some of your favorite colors to match the basket, and viola! If you don't have a paper shredder, you can buy Easter basket grass along with the basket at the dollar store.
If you're feeling super crafty, you can cut out strips individually. Additionally, you can use tinsel to make the solid colors really pop.
To decorate the actual basket, it's really up to you how you want the design of your basket to look. Depending on the color scheme, you can buy cotton balls, mesh, tissue, or felt paper to assist you with different looks.
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