It’s Good Friday and although I totally recognize the religious significance of the day there is still a whimsical aspect. I embrace the whimsical, the pastel pretty, the bunny aspect of this weekend. Time for an Easter Door Wreath to celebrate.
The legend of the Easter bunny bringing eggs appears to have been brought to the United States and Canada via settlers from Germany. German tradition of the Easter bunny (or Oschter Haws) migrated to the Americas around the 1700s, accompanying German immigrants, many of whom settled in Pennsylvania. I always knew there is a reason I loved Pennsylvania. Over the past 200 years, the Easter bunny has become the most commercially recognized symbol of Easter at least in my neck of the woods. What is popular where you are from?
In legend, the Easter bunny brings baskets filled with colored eggs, candy, and sometimes toys to the homes of children on the night before Easter, in much the same way as Santa Claus delivers presents on Christmas Eve. Easter Bunny will either put the baskets in a designated place or hide them somewhere in the house or garden for the children to find when they wake up in the morning, giving rise to the tradition of the Easter egg hunt.
This is the whimsical fun part of this weekend. Not to take away the religious aspect but as a practical tie in we did always received a go to church Easter outfit.
Getting into the Easter groove it is Easter Wreath porch decorating time. This year I had a bit of an issue, I could not get my creative juices flowing and changed the wreath a few time.
Building an Easter Door Wreath
First off we de-Christmas the door wreath ( pictured above) and let it sit for a day. Initially, I started mimicking the indoor wreath with pinks and purples but it didn’t feel right.
I then started adding a few egg pics in the center
The egg look again wasn’t working for me so instead I grabbed a few bunnies and added them to the center and then scattered the eggs around the outside. This seemed a better version. The key to all my wreaths is no glue and everything is removable. This allows you to have one great base frame and then you can store all the decor in a small box. Imagine storing 12 wreaths in your home? I do have a few key ones that remain together but the resy are decomesh and trinkets.
I also removed the Christmas/winter decorations on the porch and started adding a few whimsical items. The large eggs are from Michaels, aren’t they darling
Enjoy the day and let’s see your Easter lovelies.