Adding Cottage Elements for Easter

As we approach Easter, I like to add a few Easter and spring elements to my decorating.

I have a box of Easter pretties that I add to each year…. white china bunnies, handmade tags, bunnies and fabric eggs etc.

They are perfect for bringing a touch of Easter to the vignettes I already have around the house, without going to too much fuss.


Adding Easter and spring elements to your vignettes by Shabby Art Boutique


I’m joining with my bHome friends this week to bring you a collection of Easter inspirations and a fabulous Giveaway from April Cornell. See all the details at the bottom of my post today.




Nests go hand in hand with both Easter and Spring and are the perfect addition to your cottage decor…. and they couldn’t be easier.

I made this one from bits and pieces in my yard and it honestly took about 15 minutes to construct.


DIY bowl nest by Shabby Art Boutique


How to make a bowl nest

I’ve made whole nests before, but find these bowl nests are the easiest nests and they fit in with my GreenGate decor perfectly.


  • Small twigs from the garden
  • A handful of Spanish Moss
  • Hot Glue Gun


How to make an Easter nest by Shabby Art Boutique



1. Fill bowl with Spanish Moss.

2. Make a frame to fit the top of your bowl using small twigs. I used a hot glue gun to adhere twigs together. Place frame on top of bowl, allowing some of the Spanish Moss to spill over the top of the bowl.

3. You can add fresh or faux flowers to the top of your twig nest.

4. Fill your nest with eggs, birds or like I did, a sweet ceramic bunny.



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How to make a bowl nest for spring by Shabby Art Boutique


I’ve also tucked a few bunnies in and around my living areas… popping out of containers, sitting in a grouping on shelves and coffee table vignette.

This bunny is one I handmade from fabric and then painted last year. I have several of these in varying sizes that come out for Easter and again in Spring… which for us is September to December.


Adding Easter and spring elements to your vignettes I Shabby Art Boutique


You may also like this tutorial for making cottage style fabric eggs.


Over the next 3 days, my very clever and inspiring friends from bHome will be sharing their inspiration for ‘All Things Easter’.

I’ll be sharing the links to all their blogs on Wednesday, so be sure to check them out.


bHome For Easter Tour with April Cornell Giveaway


April Cornell are joining with bHome to offer this gorgeous giveaway to one lucky US or Canadian reader.
Here’s how to enter: Visit April Cornell’s website and look around at all their beautiful
items and come back and leave a comment telling me your favourite item or pattern
and you’ll be entered for a chance to win this gorgeous Greta’s Garden Tablecloth and 4 coordinating napkins.
Giveaway drawn and announced on Friday 17th March.



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  1. I love all of your beautiful ideas for both Spring and Easter Kerryanne! We can always count on such gorgeous inspiration from you! Love all of your projects from that wonderful Bowl Nest to the adorable Cottage Easter Eggs! Great to party with you today Kerryanne!! Have a most wonderful week1

  2. A wounderfull deco …sooo lovely –
    Kindly regards Gaby ♥

  3. Kerryanne, what a beautiful, beautiful inspirational post. I love all your vignettes, your lovely pastel colors, and then that BUNNY! oH! I adore her. Your projects are always amazing, the bowl nest is one that I am going to do this spring, or right now, for sure. Great to be part of this bHome Tour with you, Kerryanne! Wishing you a gorgeous week!

  4. What is it about nests that we all love…? A sweet, handmade version of home – a place to gather our “chicks” – a humble gathering of nature. I LOVE yours Kerryanne and am heading out now to gather my supplies to make one – two! xx

  5. hi kerryanne, your bowl nest is so perfect for Easter and spring time and I love that it is so easy to put together. You always have such creative ideas to inspire us. thank you!

  6. I have the perfect spot for your little nest so a gathering I will go !! I don’t usually decorate for Easter but you have inspired me to do so. Thank you for your pretties. xo

  7. Dianne Lanier says:

    I love all the fabrics, but the pear fabric is my favorite.

  8. Love everything on April Cornell’s website, especially the tablecloths. Like too many to choose a favourite!

  9. Fonda Rush says:

    I like the Tea Rose tablecloth. The pattern and colors are gorgeous. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  10. Lillace Christianson says:

    Love the Peony chef’s and children’s aprons-so pretty!

  11. Sandra Barnhart says:

    Love all the patterns in the tea towels the flower colors are beautiful don’t. know if I could wrap my hands on them.

  12. Your Easter ideas are lovely! Thank you for these!
    I also want to comment on the April Cornell items you linked to, and enter the contest for the tablecloth and napkins. Here site was wonderful; I don’t know why I haven’t been there before. I went right to tablecloths, one of my favorite household items. I especially like her Rose Nouveau print and her Water Lily print. Scrumptous! Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest. I would really love to win the April Cornell tablecloth!

  13. It’s gorgeous! Any way you can use twigs from the garden touches my gardener’s heart. Natural elements are so beautiful!

  14. I love your nests, I will definitely make one this weekend! I adore April Cornell’s Tumbling Hydrangea watercolor
    tables scarp!

  15. You have some beautiful inspiration here for Easter Keeyanne. I love your little nest with that mod podged egg. So cute!!

  16. The little twig nests are so precious!!

  17. susan jc says:

    I love the birdnest in the teacup idea! Spring gives us new oomph to refresh our decorating and you did a great job! I love the English Garden tablecloth!

  18. I love your decor, Kerryanne! Those nests are adorable. I love nests and I am definitely going to have to try my hand at these. Have a wonderful Easter season and it is always so wonderful to “hop” with you.

  19. Joanie B says:

    Love the April Cornnel fabrics used in her tablecloths and twig nest in bowls.

  20. These turned out just gorgeous! You are a creative genius, my friend!

  21. Your photos are gorgeous Kerryanne. I am inspired by all the beautiful projects you have shared here.

    Thank you for sharing all your ideas. I especially love the fabric eggs.

    Warm regards,


  22. Amazing easter DIY project. Hope I will make the same easter that you share.


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