As Easter approaches, it's the perfect time to gather with family and friends to celebrate life and happiness. And, why not make it even more special by being kind to our planet? Check out these relaxed and friendly tips for an eco-friendly Easter celebration that will help reduce waste and your carbon footprint.
Bring Nature Inside
Let's skip the plastic decorations this year, and bring in some natural elements like flowers, leaves, and branches. Get creative with centrepieces made from mason jars or old pieces of wood for a rustic feel (and feel good about reducing plastic waste).
Get Crafty with Natural Dyes
Instead of using synthetic dyes, why not try natural ones? You can use beetroot, turmeric, or spinach to create beautiful and eco-friendly Easter egg colours. It's a fun activity for the whole family, and you'll feel good knowing that you're not adding to the planet's pollution.
Create Eco-Friendly Easter Baskets
Instead of buying pre-made Easter baskets filled with plastic toys and sweets, why not create your own eco-friendly versions? You can use reusable baskets or recycled containers and fill them with biodegradable grass, homemade treats, and handmade gifts. It's a fun and thoughtful way to celebrate while minimising waste.
Go Local and Organic
Choosing organic and locally-sourced ingredients is not only good for the planet, but it's also healthier and tastier! Head to your local farmer's market and support your community while enjoying delicious food.
Don't Waste Food
Leftovers are awesome, but food waste is not. Plan menus carefully, use up leftovers creatively, and if you have extra, donate it or compost it. As an added bonus, composting is great for the soil ahead of planting season!
Tips for a Seasonal Spring Refresh
Hosting over the Easter weekend or simply fancy freshening up your space for Spring? Our friends over at Denby Pottery have put together some super simple tips for creating a cheerful space that’s full of the joys of spring!
Create a cheery table setting
Add some pops of colour and handmade details to your setting and you’ll have everything you need for a spring gathering. There’s no need to blow the budget on matching linens or elaborate centrepieces. Simply pot up some mugs with spring daffs, or try brightly coloured vegetables for a quirky display, to bring a flavour of spring indoors and spread a little joy!
Have a spring shelfie shuffle
If you're not sure where to start your spring cleaning, a simple shelfie is the perfect place to restore order. Try using mugs or bowls to house everyday essentials or pot them up with flowers and herbs to bring a little joy to every day. Jugs are perfect for scrubbing brushes or utensils and pile up your favourite plates and bowls, so they’ll always be in easy reach.
Make the most of spring flavours
Get ready to embrace the lighter, fresher flavours of spring. Even if it’s grey and cloudy outside, your table can be a ray of spring sunshine for everyone to enjoy! Make the most of seasonal veg like asparagus, broccoli and fresh spring greens; add colour and flavour with beetroot, carrots and rhubarb.
Brighten up your creative space
Whether you’ve got a home studio or just a desk filled with your favourite things, anyone can craft an inspirational little corner. Artisan glazes and beautiful organic shapes are the perfect addition to more creative spaces, with colours and textures a pleasing home for your paints and pencils.
Bring in lighter colours and neutrals
Lighten the mood by swapping heavy curtains for lighter voiles or blinds. Switch to a softer palette for both the decor and your accessories. Add fragrant spring blooms and a serene diffuser or candle (not forgetting to clean with Purdy & Figg, of course!).
It’s in these personal spaces that storage should be calm and collected. A well positioned tray for essentials or a row of bowls lined up on a sunny window sill. Choose Denby’s versatile pieces in more muted tones to fit in effortlessly, helping you to find order in your home.