I am always so ready for Easter! To me, it signifies a rebirth and a springing back to life that we all need after winter. All around us, birds are chirping, trees are bursting, and spring flowers blooming. Thankfully, too, our backyard chickens are back to laying which means lots of eggs.
Easter also brings the end of Lent which I’m always ready for! There are so few vices I have left and then I have to give up more?! Thankfully, it’s only 6 weeks.
Easter Go Gingham Style
Easter at my house is gingham (come on – what did you expect?!) and pastel. Little yellow plates from Goodwill and these vintage place-mats given to us by my mother-in-law. I never wash them but just shake them off and store them. I don’t want the paint to rub off.
Easter baskets were purchase new at Trader Joe’s years ago and I lined them with vintage inspired fabric and gingham. I made the linings removable so they could be washed but I’ve never needed to wash them. Homemade items always make a holiday special. If you’re not a sewer, line baskets with fabric that hasn’t been sewn. Just wash fabric, press it with a hot iron, and cut it with sharp scissors so that it will drape over the edges.
Silver cups filled with these spring-time flowers. These flowers grow like weeds in my yard and I have no idea what they’re called but I love how pretty they look.
I found these little bags at Goodwill, too. They’re felt and super cute.
But I didn’t like the ties they came with.
So I cut the ties off and strung ribbon through the holes. Yes, I strung gingham ribbon in those holes. Somebody please stop me!!
Here’s how they look in the Easter baskets.
People always want to know what a “Frugal Mom” gives her kids as gifts so I’ll share what’s in their Easter baskets. (Please don’t spoil the surprise and tell them. They haven’t seen these yet.) For gift giving, I try and balance wants and needs. Here’s what my teens are getting:
- Junk food (Annie’s mac and cheese isn’t really junk food but it’s white pasta which I don’t buy and my kids both love it!)
- Tennis balls or leg shaving gel (depending on how you like to spend your time – shaving or playing tennis)
- Chocolates in the little bags (much like my routine at Valentine’s Day, I buy a bag and then divide up and place in small bags)
- Toothbrushes (everyone needs a new toothbrush now and then!)
Happy Easter, Happy Passover or Happy Spring! Whatever holiday you celebrate, enjoy and thank you for reading.
How do you like to celebrate spring?
Go Gingham related links:
Kid’s birthday party gifts that are budget friendly and very sweet
Frugal gift ideas for teachers – lovely and homemade
Frugal and easy gifts to give – very easy
Frugal and green wedding gifts – simple gifts with an upgrade element, too
Wrapping paper alternatives – old maps!
Mother’s Day gift giving – frugal and fancy gifts to give