Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Creating A Simple Skandi Style Easter Tree At Home

Thinking About Easter Trees & Enjoying A High street Purchase

Skandi Style Easter Decorations

I know it’s not really spring yet but I just had to start prepping for Easter. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of my Lenten journey towards Easter weekend. For me, as a practising Catholic, it is an important time in our religion and it very much is still practised in our home. On Wednesday we will give up sweets and chocolate and maybe a few extras as a Lenten fast to show How we can be more like God. As Jesus went into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights and fasted and although he was tempted by the devil he kept this discipline throughout. For me, Lent and Easter is a wonderful time and it always sits perfectly with the beginning of spring and it’s almost like the New Year to me. It is much happier a time when I can try to practise being more peaceful and be a better version of myself. All this because I choose to try and live my catholic faith with meaning. 

You might think that giving up chocolate and sweets is impossible but to be honest having done it nearly every year for most of my life I can tell you that it is actually one of the easiest things I can do. In fact it is so easy that I often have to give myself another task. At church we are taught to fast, give time to more charitable causes and to pray more, all of which I can initiate in my life. But I love the fasting; I love stopping myself from having something and make it a challenge so that I feel I am working hard to make myself a better person, to make my spirit better and try to give my soul some time with God. This post isn’t really about my religious views on how I want to spend the next few months focusing on being a better person, actually this post came about because I found the most beautiful egg decorations and I had to share them now otherwise you guys would miss out.

Easter Decorations From H&M

Skandi Style Easter Decorations

I first saw these eggs on H&M. I knew instantly that they would sell out and therefore bought them as soon as I saw them. I absolutely love paper decorations, in fact I think they are so simple and so effective that I would love to be able to have a collection specifically for Christmas. Seeing H & M release these ones for Easter got me so excited. I didn’t think I’d like the colours but the shape and the size was just what I wanted so I bought them in the hope that I would like them when they arrived and boy.....I really, really do.

Skandi Style Easter Decorations

 The thing is these decorations are so cool and they will look cool for years and years. They are modern, trendy and everything that the minimalist home would need. Simple, creative and to be honest just look bloody good on a branch. Most of my life we always had an Easter tree which my mum has arranged and decorated with little hanging ornaments. I have struggled in the past and in fact in recent years have shared little eggs that I have made myself because I’ve never been able to find what I want, but the thing is my tastes have changed even since then and with these pictures now hanging above our table and my style being a lot more natural and Scandinavian, I really struggle to find things at a good price that fit in. 

Skandi Style Easter Decorations

Skandi Style Easter Decorations

These look so perfect and look absolutely brilliant on a simple painted branch that I have covered in fairy lights. For me it is all about simplicity, these eggs just look great.

Making The Easter Tree

I picked up a branch on our walk home from Church on Sunday and then spent Sunday evening painting it with some simple white acrylic paint I had. Once that was dry I wrapped some fairy lights round it and I suspended it on some thread from a hook on the walls. I hung the paper eggs as randomly as I could but it still looks quite uniform! I’m sure you can agree from the style of my home that these sit really well. 


Skandi Style Easter Decorations

Skandi Style Easter Decorations

Skandi Style Easter Decorations

Skandi Style Easter Decorations

Celebrating Easter At Home

As we go into next week I will find myself trying to get my thoughts in order, trying to just embrace Lent as a period of spring for rejuvenation and redirection. It's always nice to come back round to something spiritual for me and find that this is what I need to lift my mood.

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