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DIY Easter decor you can make for this weekend

No matter when Easter falls each year, it always seems like the unofficial start to spring. This time of year evokes feelings of a new beginning and a fresh start. As we shrug off the cold weather, here are three quick DIY Easter projects you can create in time for the weekend.

Turn old spindles into a carrot bouquet

Instead of fresh flowers this Easter, decorate with a bouquet of carrots instead. Grab some old spindles; the ones with tapered bottoms work best. Cut them so that the narrowest part forms the bottom of the carrot. Paint the spindles orange and distress the edges with a piece of sandpaper. Drill a hole in the top of the spindle and fill with hot glue. Before the glue dries, add several branches of faux ferns and let dry. Add your spindle carrots to a glass vase for a fun Easter bouquet.

Paint your damaged books to make a new DIY Easter sign

Create a unique DIY Easter sign with a stack of old books and add a touch of spring to your space. For this project, you will need three or four books that are all the same length. Paint each one in a beautiful pastel colour. Stack the books and tie them together with burlap ribbon or jute twine. Using a black permanent marker, add an Easter saying to the spines of the books. If you prefer not to paint your books, you can cover them with brown craft paper instead and then tie them together and add your message.

Decorate your table with thrifted finds

Thrift finds work wonderfully when creating a display to decorate your table for a special occasion. Start with a wood or glass candle holder and paint it white. Lay a thick wood slice that has also been painted white on top. To create an interesting DIY Easter display, layer items from nature like discarded nests and clippings, with thrift finds like little bunnies and eggs. Paint your finds in a neutral colour to tie them all together. This is a great way to pull a table together for any budget.

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Check out more creative DIY and repurposing projects in Lisa’s new book Recreated Designs: Cottage Projects With a Vintage Flair.

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