April Showers Bring May Flowers: My Front Door Easter Makeover

Door with spring Easter decor umbrella

I am so excited to see all the spring flowers in full bloom and our cherry tree blossoming.  Spring is here and the Easter Bunny is on its way (at least that is what my kids keep telling me).  I wanted to update my outdoor Easter decor this year and create a festive spring welcome for all our guests, especially the Easter Bunny :).

Over the past few years I have started to repeat my holiday decorations.  Maybe due to time, or simply budget constraints but my Easter decor left a lot to be desired.  I decided to take a bit more time and plan out my Spring/Easter decor that could last a few years without boring me.

I knew I wanted to incorporate both spring and Easter and love the rhyme “Spring showers bring May flowers” so when I spotted this adorable pink ruffle umbrella at JoAnne Fabrics for 60% off,  I had to have it.  I thought it would look amazing filled with some spring flowers although I have to admit, I normally would not have chosen pink!    Not only did I pick a pink umbrella, but I also bought artificial pink tulips at Walmart.  That umbrella is over loaded with pink but I LOVE it!!!

I tied it all together with a sage green tulle bow (left over from our Black, White and Green baby shower).    I have to say, I am loving the pink, especially against the black door.  It is festive, different than what I would normally do and it really captures the season perfectly.

 Now on to my two black urns that sit on my front steps.

I normally fill my two large black urns with flowers but as I said, my front door really needed a spring makeover and the urns are too pretty not to utilize.   So off I went to HomeGoods for some Easter inspiration and hopefully a sale item or two. I guess I started too late this season since there was very little left.

Luckily, I found these two rabbits that I guess were once a part of a topiary set.  At the end of the day I got a great deal but needed to get creative to make them work.

“Mr.” Easter Bunny

“Mrs.” Easter Bunny

I covered each urn with moss and placed multi-colored speckled eggs around the base.  I actually used long toothpicks to hold the moss and eggs in place.  Then I placed each bunny on a long wooden dowel and created my own topiaries.   One of the bunnies came with a wreath around “his” neck which I just loved.  Since I didn’t have the materials to match the wreath, I decide to create a “her” bunny by using some of the left over green tulle and a pink tulip.  I am loving my new and improved “his” and “her” Easter bunny topiaries.

Easter porch decor at 11 Magnolia Lane

Happy Spring and Happy Easter!

Thanks for stopping by~

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Comments

  1. Oh my, take a bow!

    You’ve put a “spring” in my step with your creative loveliness.

    Have a blessed day!

  2. Aren’t you super sweet and thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Happy Spring
    Terry

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