We hope everyone is enjoying their Easter holidays. If you need some inspiration in decorating your home, you have come to the right place.

The Design & Crafts Council Ireland have created some really great video tutorials on everything from arranging flowers to making fun decorations.

At the top of this article you can join Eva Holmes as she uses foraged plant materials and flowers to create an eye-catching floral arrangement for Easter and Spring.

Eva Holmes of Darver House Nursery and Chairwoman, of Kilkenny Flower Club is an award-winning floral artist. 

 

Decorate your house for Easter with Carrie Lynam, using simple items you have to hand. Children will learn how to cut out egg shapes and decorate them using a variety of painting techniques or other decorative techniques of their choice, before stringing them together.

Get the whole family involved in designing your own bespoke Easter decorations. 

Carrie is a visual artist based in Kilkenny and she is also the national coordinator for the Design and Crafts Council Ireland CraftEd programme for primary schools.

 

Learn how to make an Easter trio with Julie Forrester. In this video tutorial, Julie demonstrates how to make and decorate an Easter bunny, chick and a lamb, from your own handmade templates using readily available materials from your home. 

Julie is a Cork-based artist, her work engages with random and rhythmic encounters with the every day, where outcomes take the form of drawing, sculptural, photographic, moving image or other manifestations.

 

Learn how to make creative paper pop up cards with Laura McNamara. Grab some coloured paper, glue stick, scissors, pencil and a ruler. Children will learn out to make spring floral cards that are also suitable for Easter or any occasion.

Laura is a Dublin-based ceramist and member of the Design and Crafts Council Ireland Education panel. 

All of these videos are part of the national Keep Well Campaign

The Keep Well campaign is part of the Government's Plan for Living with COVID-19 to promote individual and community.

DCCI and NDCG will focus on the campaign's strand 'Switching Off and Being Creative’.

This programme encourages people at home to ‘switch off, be creative, and to learn something new’. It offers people of all ages and abilities an opportunity to engage with a series of online creative activities, and onsite activities at public locations (where possible within COVID-19 guidelines) all designed to promote wellbeing and resilience during COVID-19.