Four Magazines, Plenty of Ideas for Easter (or Spring)

martha_stewart_living_subscription_april2011.jpgLooking for ideas for celebrating and decorating this Easter? You’ll find plenty in April magazines, including the four profiled below. Many of the decorations–and even menus–also double as ways to bring spring into your home.

  • Extreme Easter: Martha Stewart Living magazine excels at holiday theme issues. In April, the magazine offers a basket full of projects, including decorating eggs using embossing powder (as demonstrated on the beautiful cover) and making your own marshmallow treats à la Peeps. There’s a feature story on planning, decorating and hosting an Easter brunch and egg hunt to keep adults and kids entertained, and a mini profile of an artist who specializes in Ukranian pysanky designs. The monthly collectibles column focuses on all sorts of rabbits–stuffed, ceramic, cookie cutters and figurines. And there is so much more.

  • Subtle Easter: In contrast to the all-Easter, all-issue approach above, Real Simple magazine takes a very different approach with only two mentions: some Peeps stats on the monthly “Simple List” and uses for eggshells in the “Solutions” column.
  • Just Enough Easter: Better Homes and Gardens magazine joins Martha Stewart Living in championing self-adhesive scrapbook decals for quick and easy egg decorating, but first you may want to color the eggs using the homemade dye recipes. Among the updated ideas for filling Easter baskets is one that calls for using growing grass.
  • A Hint of Easter: One of the coolest egg ideas this spring comes from Good Housekeeping magazine with its instructions for making striped or monogrammed eggs. Clever, stylish and cool. There’s also an Easter menu.