Hallmark Artist Alyissa Johnson is full of Easter party ideas so she is throwing a lovely Easter brunch for family and friends on this episode of Save the Date.

Her Easter décor is inspired by the beautiful nature-inspired artwork of Dutch artist Marjolein Bastin. She uses a lovely floral tray as artwork on her buffet, complimented by patterned white ceramic lanterns filled with fresh spring flowers as well as candles. There’s also a wonderful macramé table runner, pretty pastel bowls, and the cutest bunny candy holder you could ever hope for. Alyissa filled the table with Easter eggs in bowls, baskets, and even a terrarium. She used natural Easter eggs in trendy blue and brown; it is a simple DIY you can do at home.

Easter Brunch Craft- How to Make Natural Easter Eggs:
Materials Needed: eggs, craft paint, food dye (for a lovely Robin’s egg blue), coffee or tea (for a washed neutral brown colored egg) toothbrush, paint brush, paper plate

Directions:
1) Dye eggs using food dye (for blue) or coffee/tea (for neutral brown).
2) Allow eggs to dry.
3) Put a dry egg on a paper plate (or any other surface you don’t mind getting paint on!)
4) Create the small paint splatters. Dip the toothbrush head into the craft paint. Hold the toothbrush in the palm of your hand. Use your thumb to flick the paint off of the brush by running your thumb down the brush head, causing the paint to flick off of the brush and onto the egg.
5) Create the big splatters with paintbrush. Dip the paintbrush into the craft paint so that there is a lot of paint on the brush. Hold the brush over the egg and tap the handle against the index finger of your other hand. This will cause the paint to drip and splatter onto the egg.
6) Allow the paint to dry
7) Place in bowls or baskets with moss or Easter grass for lovely Easter brunch décor. Enjoy!

Easter Brunch Recipes
The best part of any brunch- aside from spending time with family and friends- is the food! Alyissa fills her table with delicious Easter brunch recipes inspired by her earthy, natural look. The signature dish is a spinach and sweet potato frittata that is delicious warm out of the oven or served at room temperature. Ham and Gruyere cheese crescent rolls are a fun alternative to basic dinner rolls. There’s also whole roasted carrots with lemon cumin yogurt and a springy quinoa salad made with pea shoots and radishes and topped with honey lemon vinaigrette.

There’s something for everyone at this Easter brunch. If you do this at home (perhaps after an exciting Easter egg hunt), be sure to add some happy Easter cupcakes, fun bunny treats, and a basket or two. Whatever you decide to do, enjoy the time spent with loved ones this Easter!
Happy Easter!

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