Decorating for Easter is easy and fun. Dyed eggs are a staple decoration on Easter Sunday, but there are many other ways to decorate as well. Children can help you make these easy handmade decorations, or you can make them yourself and channel your inner child. These DIY Easter decorations are budget-friendly and easy to make!
- How do you make wooden Easter decorations?
- How do you decorate inside for Easter?
- How do you make a plastic Easter egg wreath?
- What decorations do people use on Easter?
- When should you decorate for Easter?
- DIY Easter Crafts
- DIY Easter Centerpiece Ideas
- DIY Easter Vintage Decorations
- Paper Easter Decorations to Make
- DIY Easter Decorations Outdoor
How do you make wooden Easter decorations?
The wooden Easter decorations are a great way to add an extra layer of detail to your egg decorating. These wooden Easter decorations can be used as wall hangings, table centerpieces, and as a great piece of artwork for the Easter holiday.
1) DIY Easter Cross
The Easter Cross is a good way to bring the family together over the Easter holiday.
There are many things you can do for Easter, but a great thing that you can do with the family is making an Easter Cross. It is fun and easy to make and this is a great project for all ages.
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• Measuring Tape
Hammer and chisel or router
1. Saw a piece of wood to the length you want for the upright portion of the cross. If you plan to set it in the ground, allow extra length for the underground section. Choose 4-by-4-inch wood for a full-size outdoor cross or 1-by-3-inch wood for a table-top cross.
2. Saw a second piece of wood that’s one-half the length of the first piece. Measure the length of the shorter piece with a measuring tape, divide by two and mark the middle of it. Measure the length of the longer piece, divide by three, and put a mark one-third of the distance from one end. Lay the shorter piece centered across the longer one, one-third of the way from the top, using the marks as a guide. Set a carpenter’s square against them to make sure they’re at 90 degrees.
3. Trace a line along the top and bottom of the shorter piece to mark where it crosses the longer board. Trace a line on the underside of the shorter piece to mark where the longer board crosses it.
4. Remove the shorter board and turn it over. Cut away the wood in between the marked lines on both pieces to half the depth of the boards. Use a hand saw to cut halfway into the boards and chisel out the pieces with a hammer and chisel or use a power router to remove the wood.
5. Fit the two boards together again, tapping them if necessary so each slips down into the notch on the other. Adjust the fit with a chisel or rasp if they’re too tight. When you’re satisfied with the fit, spread wood glue or epoxy on them and join them again.
6. Set them so the shorter piece is on the underside and drill two pilot holes for screws into the section where the boards overlap. Choose 3/8-inch lag screws for a full-size cross. Use small screws or finishing nails for a small table-top cross. Select screws that will go about seventh-eighths of the way through the wood but will not protrude on the front.
7. Insert the screws with a screwdriver. Let the glue dry and turn the cross over again so the cross-piece is toward the front. Paint or decorate it however you wish. Add the wooden cross to your yard with a purple cloth.
2) Reclaimed Wood Easter Eggs
Spring is here and it is time to start making reclaimed wood Easter eggs to sit on your porch. If I can make these Easter eggs by myself, anybody can make them as well. Just remember to use safety equipment and always double-check your measurements.
• Reclaimed wood
• Wood glue
• Paint brush
• 1/2 inch flat head wood screws
• Backing board (MDG board, Luan board, or plywood)
• Egg template
1. Enlarge the egg template with either a projector or print-off engineer print at a local print shop. I have a projector and I traced the enlarged image onto painter’s paper. The large egg is 14 inches tall and the small egg is 11 inches tall.
2. Trace the egg onto the board you will use for the backing. Cut the egg out with a jigsaw.
3. Arrange the reclaimed wood in the desired pattern. Lightly trace the egg shape onto the reclaimed wood to use as a guide for where to paint.
4. Paint the egg and allow it to dry completely. I distressed mine at this point.
5. Glue the reclaimed wood onto the backing board. Sink some screws into the back of the egg to better secure the wood.
6. Cut the reclaimed wood out using the backing board as your guide. Smooth out the edges with sandpaper.
3) Easter Bunny Wood Art
This simple wood art will be a perfect addition to your Easter decorations. If you have a ton of wood scraps and reclaimed pallet wood you can already start creating this one.
• 2×4 wood scraps or a pallet
• Paint (any color)
• Paint brush
• Image of a bunny
• Large pom-pom
• Hot glue gun
1. Lay your pieces of wood out and measure how big you want your pieces to be. My finished piece stands at 13×16 inches. Carefully cut your pieces with a miter saw. If you don’t have a miter saw, most home improvement stores will happily cut a 2×4 into as many pieces that you need, at no additional cost.
2. Lay your pieces down and then lay two pieces on top and to each side to anchor the front down. You will then take your drill and screws and secure the backing to each 2×4 piece of wood.
3. Print an image of a bunny to fit the size of your wood plaque. I did an image search online and had to enlarge the image to the size I wanted. Cut out the bunny and add tape to the back and secure it to the wood. Gently paint over the bunny using small amounts of paint at a time to create the bunny outline. After you’re finished painting, allow the paint to dry for about 5 minutes, and then remove the paper bunny cut out. Allow to completely dry and attach the pom-pom with a hot glue gun before hanging!
How do you decorate inside for Easter?
Easter is right around the corner and I am so excited! Decorating for Easter is one of my favorite things to do. I think it’s because I love the colors. I love pastels, and they are perfect for Easter. I don’t know if you like decorating as much as I do but it makes me so happy. If you want to bring some color into your home this Easter:
4) Moss Covered Easter Egg Centerpiece
This moss-covered Easter egg craft is the perfect centerpiece for your Easter celebration. Whether you have children or not, this craft is one that the whole family will enjoy. It’s easy to put together, and it has a playful look that will give your table an extra boost of springtime whimsy.
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• Hot Glue Gun
• Decorating Eggs
1. First, tear off some little pieces of the moss. We will be gluing it onto the egg in these pieces, so you can try and shape it to fit on the egg, but don’t worry too much, because we will fill in the gaps later.
2. Once you have some pieces torn, apply some hot glue to your egg and press the moss in place. Continue filling in the holes until the egg is covered. If you have any little gaps, I just took some of the pieces that fell off, added some glue, and pressed them into those gaps.
3. Once you have it all covered up, and the gaps filled, you can take your scissors and give your egg a little haircut removing any stray strands of moss. Don’t throw these clippings away, because they work great to fill in those little spaces on your other eggs!
4. You can leave your eggs like this, or you can add twine and buttons as I did. I just wrapped the twine around and added a little dot of hot glue to keep it from unraveling. Then hot glue the buttons on. Easy Peasy!
5) Ombre Candle Votives
Ombre candle votives will add Easter cheer to your holiday table and atmosphere. These votives are easy to make and can be used throughout the spring and into summer.
• Your go-to spray paints preferably in the shades of pinks/corals/red
• Candle holders
1. Spray paint the tip of the candle holder.
2. Mix up the color combos.
3. Let it dry for at least 24 hours. Then, it’s done!
6) Potted Paper Easter Lily
A beautiful and easy way to decorate your home for the Easter holiday is with a Potted Paper Easter Lily.
This is an ideal project for those who don’t have a green thumb as there is no watering, cutting, or pruning involved. This also makes a great centerpiece for your dining table which will be filled with plenty of tasty treats.
• Double-sided crepe
• Wire cutters
• Floral foam
• Lily template
1. Cut out the lily template and place it on a fold with the crepe grain going vertically.
2. With the edge of scissors, curl each petal out.
3. Bring the two edges of the lily together to form a cylinder and glue the sides together.
4. Glue a piece of wire in at the base. Pinch the bottom together.
5. Cut out a piece of green crepe paper going against the grain. About 1/2″ wide is good and 18″ in length.
6. Wrap it around the piece of wire.
7. Cut out leaves with the grain going vertically and insert those periodically down the wire. Lilies have lots of leaves so go crazy!
8. Make the inside stamen of the lilies by wrapping the crepe together vertically like a joint and gluing 3-5 of them inside.
9. Insert a piece of floral foam into a pot. Cover with moss.
7) Easter Tiered Tray
Easter is all about spring colors, pastels, and lots of goodies. Who would believe that your unused tiered tray can also be a decoration for Easter? Just by styling it, it can make your Easter celebration more festive; be creative.
I hope you enjoyed this little project and that it inspires you to decorate your home for Easter.
• Coffee mugs
• Easter eggs
• Mini grapevine bird nests
• Greenery – moss or grass
• Faux spring florals (tulips, daffodils, lilies)
• Small potted plants like succulents
• Wooden bunnies
• Rae Dunn decor
• Fabric carrots
• Fairy lights
• Knick knacks (birds, bunnies, vintage trucks, etc.)
• Small Easter or spring signs
• Spring gnomes
• Bead garlands
• Small vases
• Grapevine balls
• Floral picks
• Jars and canisters for storing goodies like
• Marshmallows for hot cocoa or candies
• Easter candy
• Pastel paper straws
1. Always start with an anchor piece on the bottom level. This might be a sign, a pitcher, a canister, or a larger plant.
2. Add greenery; real or faux; to your tray every time to give it a little life! Usually have it repeated in opposition on each tier.
3. Use stackable items and play with height.
4. Look for fun mini items depending on the occasion to add to your tray.
5. Use repeating items in opposition. What makes the tray most aesthetically pleasing is the repeating items on opposing sides and the overall balance of everything on the tray.
How do you make a plastic Easter egg wreath?
If you’ve got an abundance of plastic Easter eggs, don’t just let them sit in a basket after the hunt is over. Get crafty, and turn those Easter eggs into a decorative Easter egg wreath. This colorful project is a great way to spruce up your home for spring and use those plastic Easter eggs to beautify your house.
8) DIY Easter Egg Wreath
This Easter Egg Wreath is an easy and fun way to reuse those plastic Easter eggs that you may have leftover from last year, or even from this year! Kids can help make it too and the best part is that you’ll have a cute decoration for Spring!
• Large solid color plastic • Easter eggs
• Pipe cleaners
• 12’’ wire wreath frame
• Hot glue gun
1. Start by gluing a ring of plastic Easter eggs on top of a wire wreath frame. Our frame is 12″ size, but you can use any size.
2. If you use a larger wreath frame, keep in mind that you will need more eggs.
3. Next, you glue an inner ring of about 6 large eggs to your wreath. It’s okay if the eggs don’t fit together perfectly because we will cover any spaces with our top layer of eggs.
4. Lastly, glue a top layer of eggs, alternating between large and small eggs, until you’ve covered all the gaps.
9) The easiest DIY Easter Egg Wreath
This is the easiest DIY Easter Egg Wreath and it adds a festive touch of Spring to your front door. This couldn’t be easier.
I love to decorate my front door for every holiday, but sometimes I just don’t have the time or energy to get too fancy. So, if you are looking for an easy Easter wreath, this is it!
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• Large solid color plastic • Easter eggs
• Small glitter Easter eggs
• Large glitter Easter eggs
• Assorted pattern large
• Easter eggs
• Pipe cleaners
• 12’’ wire wreath frame
• Hot glue gun
1. First, glue the eggs to the wreath frame with the widest part of the eggs touching each other and the pointy side facing outwards.
2. Next, once all the eggs were attached (and glue dried), I decided to jazz up the wreath with some pipe cleaners. Play around with it until you have created some faux bows.
3. Slide one pipe cleaner under the wreath.
4. Cross the ends of the pipe cleaner and twist twice to keep it in place.
5. Slide a second pipe cleaner under the wreath and fasten the same way by twisting.
6. Fold the ends of the second pipe cleaner in to form a bow.
7. Twist the first pipe cleaner over the ends of the bow to secure.
8. Lastly, trim the ends of the pipe cleaners so they didn’t stick out quite so far, and tied on a ribbon bow for a finishing touch.
What decorations do people use on Easter?
Easter decorations are a fun way to get into the Easter spirit. While there are many things you can use around your home or classroom to decorate for Easter, here are some of the most popular choices.
10) Spring Flowers Easter Wreath
An easy way to decorate for the Easter holiday is by hanging a festive wreath on the outside of your front door. Spring flowers make your Easter celebration more festive.
Spring flowers, such as daffodils, tulips, and daisies are in full bloom during the Easter season. In addition to having fresh spring flowers displayed in vases throughout your home and yard, consider making a spring flower Easter wreath. Below are step-by-step instructions for creating a colorful spring flower Easter wreath.
• Rattan wreath
• Garden shears or flower
• Green foliage
• Spring florals
• 50cm ribbon
1. Begin by trimming down your foliage and flower clippings. The stems and branches should be no longer than 12cm. Strip off the foliage at the very end of the stems and branches. Starting with the green and leafy foliage, weave the branches into the rattan wreath. Focus on the foliage on one-third of the wreath, making sure to leave room in the middle of the leaves for the bigger blooms.
2. Add the flowering shrub cuttings to add some depth to the Easter wreath arrangement. Dot the blossom amongst the leaves in a random pattern.
3. Take one big blousy bloom in a bright colorful shade, in our case a pink flower, and position it in the center of the foliage arrangement.
4. For that extra Easter addition, some daffodils or Narcissus woven into the wreath design makes the perfect finishing touch.
5. Take your ribbon and loop it around the top of the wreath, ready for hanging. Alternatively, simply tie it into a bow and display the wreath propped up on a shelf or mantelpiece.
11) Easter Garden Flag
Let’s start the Easter season with a colorful Easter garden flag. This is a very simple and easy to make project.
Since the beginning of spring, nature has been preparing for this day. Flowers are blooming and all around us is beautiful. So let’s add to the Easter decorations and make an Easter flag that we can display outside our home or in our garden.
• 1 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ Primary fabric
• 10″ x 14 1/2″ contrast Fabric
• Fat quarter of accent fabric
• 1/4 yd. fusible web
• Fabric or acrylic paint
• Sponge brush
1. Cut your fabrics as follows:
– 21 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ primary fabric. I used Denim
– 3 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ contrast fabric. I used cotton.
– 5″ x 14 1/2″ contrast fabric
– Cut the pattern piece from the accent fabric.
2. From the top, measure down 4 3/4″ and place the 5″ contrast fabric so that it is facing the wrong sides down. Sew the contrast fabric using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Measure up from the bottom 2 1/2″ and place the other contrast piece wrong side down. Again attach it using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
3. Fold the contrast pieces down so that the raw edges meet and press. Topstitch along both folded edges for a finished look.
4. Fold the long sides 1/2″ and again 1/2″ to create a hem. Stitch along the sides.
5. You will notice that the contrast fabric is a bit longer than the primary fabric. This was done on purpose. You are going to fold the top and the bottom to the wrong side and fold the accent fabric under the raw edge of the primary fabric for a clean edge.
On the top, you will fold down about 2″ and fold under the contrast fabric so that you can sew over the topstitching a second time. You will fold up the bottom edge about 1 1/4″ and fold and sew in the same way. Keep in mind that the top opening will need to fit your garden flag stand so make it large enough to fit.
6. On the top contrast fabric place your stencil letters and paint inside them whatever you like. I painted Welcome on my flag using black acrylic paint. Let the paint dry.
7. Take a piece of fusible web. You will note that the web has a matte paper side and a shiny paper side. Print out the pattern and trace it onto the matte paper side of the web. Cut out the shape. Remove the shiny paper only revealing the adhesive. Press it onto the reverse side of the accent fabric. Cut out the shape from the accent fabric. Remove the matte paper to reveal more adhesive. Press the shape onto the center of your flag with the adhesive side down and press with a hot iron so that the adhesive fuses with the fabric of the flag. Keep in mind that your image will be reversed from the drawn shape so make sure that you have drawn the shape opposite of how you want the final image to appear.
8. You can leave the shape fused to the flag or sew around it as I did. Because this is going to be outdoors I chose to take the extra step of sewing around the shape. You could use a decorative stitch, a straight stitch, or a zigzag stitch whichever you prefer. I chose a nice even zig-zag stitch for my bunny.
9. Now that you have adhered to the bunny it is time to make the tail. I chose to do a pom-pom tail to give my flag a little dimension. You could use a pom pom maker or you could do it by hand as I did. Wrap the yarn around your hand about 150 times.
10. Slide the bundle of yarn off your hand and lay it on the table in front of you. Take an 8″ piece of yarn and tie it around the bundle. Knot it a few times to keep it sturdy.
11. Cut the loops of the bundle. The yarn ends will pop free and create the pom-pom. Trim the yarn ends to make a nice pom-pom shape.
12. Sew or hot glue the pom-pom to the bunny and you have completed your Easter garden flag. If you want you can go one step further and make your garden flag waterproof by spraying it with waterproofing spray.
12) Easter Bunny Puppet
Making an Easter bunny puppet is so much fun and satisfying. These puppets are very easy to make and will be treasured for years to come. You can customize your bunnies to any color or style you like, making them unique and one of a kind.
Use simple felt patterns for the ears and face, or create a more elaborate Easter bunny by adding beads, ribbons, buttons, or other adornments that make it special.
two 8 1/2″ X 11″ pieces of felt
two googly eyes
one pink pom pom
three white pom poms (one is for the tail on the back)
small scrap of pink felt for ears and tongue
disappearing ink fabric marking pen
1. First, print out the printable Easter bunny template for the puppet, and cut out. Next, using the marking pen, trace around the template onto one piece of white felt.
2. Pin two sheets of felt together. Sew around the bunny on the line.
3. Now carefully cut around the bunny close to the stitching line. Be careful to not cut the stitches.
4. Now comes the fun part! Glue on facial features with fabric glue – and don’t forget the tail on the back. That’s it! In about 10 minutes you can make a cute bunny puppet.
13) Crocheted Easter Basket
With all the holiday festivities, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. But with a little bit of early planning, you can make your Easter extra special this year!
Why not start off by making some special Easter presents for friends and family? This crocheted Easter basket will give each one an extra-personal touch, whether you’re giving a basket to a friend, your kids, or even a neighbor.
• 1 Crochet hook
• 1 Skein yarn
1. Insert Your Crochet Hook. After you form the foundation chain of stitches, insert the hook through the first chain. For the second row and beyond, insert your hook into the single crochet stitch directly below it in the row.
2. Slide the hook under both loops on the top of the chain.
Some patterns have you work through only one of the loops, which creates a different look. When in doubt, go through both loops.
3. With the crochet hook in place, prepare to draw up a loop. Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook, and grab it with the hook. When you’ve practiced these steps to the point that they are automatic, you might find that you get to the point when there isn’t a gap between the first and the second steps. Your hook will grab the yarn just as soon as you insert it into the stitch.
4. Pull or “draw” the hook and working yarn through the loops. You should now have two stitches or “loops” on your hook.
5. Wrap the yarn around your crochet hook again, and hook the yarn.
6. Draw the hook and yarn through both of the loops on the hook. This completes the single crochet stitch. One loop remains on your crochet hook. This loop is the starting point for your next stitch. You can repeat this sequence of steps as many times as needed to create additional single crochet stitches across the row (or round).
When should you decorate for Easter?
If you are planning to decorate your home for Easter, now is the time to get started. It’s well worth making an effort to add some festive touches ahead of the holiday. There’s nothing quite like Easter decorations to brighten up a home for spring and make it feel fresh again.
Decorating your home with baskets and bunnies doesn’t mean that you have to go all out, either. You can simply add a few small touches here and there — or you can go big and create a dramatic display from floor to ceiling.
Be sure to put a little thought into your design plans before you start shopping for Easter decorations, however. Doing so will help ensure that you actually enjoy the process of decking out your home for the holiday.
DIY Easter Crafts
For many people, Easter is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Whether you are planning a large gathering or an intimate meal, you can liven up your house for the holiday by making your own decorations. Below are some fun, easy projects for adults and children alike.
14) Yarn Wrapped Easter Carrot
If you love Easter, and you love all things DIY then this project is for you. Yarn wrapped Easter carrot garland! It’s so easy to make your own and will add the perfect touch of spring to your home décor.
This is one of my favorite projects of all time. I think what I love most about it is how simple it is! You can feel like a total crafting genius at the end of this project.
• Orange acrylic wool
• Green or natural wood clothespins (if you will be using natural wood ones, you will need to color those too)
• White school glue (optional)
1. While you cut the carrot shapes, kids can color the clothespins (be mindful that some paints can “glue” the clothespins together). We recommend using pre-colored clothespins or coloring them with markers or even ink pads.
2. To make this project a bit easier for younger kids, cut into the carrot shape a few times, so that the kids can push the yarn inside – this will make the wrapping process more young kid-friendly.
3. Wrap the yarn around the carrot shape a few times. If you want, you can add a bit of white school glue onto the cardboard (but it can get a bit messy – which too is fun).
4. Now it’s time to wrap the orange yarn all around and around. Keep on wrapping until you are happy with how your yarn carrot craft is looking. Tie a knot.
5. Now all that is left to do is to add clothespins on the top of your yarn carrot craft. Done!
15) Easter Chick Paper
This adorable little chicken is an easy art and craft idea that is suitable for kids in kindergarten and older. This is a simple and fun Easter craft to make both at home and in the classroom.
• White construction paper for the base (green or blue are also great, you can use any color really)
• Yellow paper (regular print paper or construction paper)
• Orange paper (construction paper or regular paper)
Wiggle eye stickers or googly eyes
• Scissors (you can also use a paper trimmer, it’s really handy if you will be cutting the strips for kids)
1. Cut the paper strips. We cut across the width of a regular sheet of paper (letter size / A4) as a length and they were about a “finger” wide.
2. Cut a decent number, we think we used about 8 for each wing.
3. Cut a circle shape out of yellow paper. This will be the body of your little chick.
4. Glue this circle onto the sheet of white (or whichever color you choose) paper.
5. Take the paper strips and make little paper loops – glue the ends of the paper strip together.
6. Make the loops from all of your paper strips. Let the glue dry.
7. Take one loop, apply glue at the end of it (where you glued the two ends together), one side only.
8. And stick it onto your Easter canvas. Position it either on the left or the right side of your chick’s body.
9. Glue all the paper strips, forming the wings (a candy-shaped creation).
10. You can even layer the paper strips to give your chick craft even more volume.
11. Cut the legs out of orange paper.
12. Glue the legs on the body of the chick.
13. Also cut the beak and glue it onto the chick.
14. Add a set of eyes. Done!
16) Popsicle Stick Easter Bunny
Popsicle sticks are a great crafting tool. They are inexpensive and easy to work with, which makes them great for both kids and adults. I especially love to use popsicle sticks for Easter crafts. The colorful popsicle stick Easter bunny is a cute craft that can be made in under 30 minutes.
• Jumbo craft sticks – we used 5.75-inch size
• Small pom poms – 6mm diameter pom poms in pink, blue and yellow
• Colored cardstock – we used white, orange green, and then blue,
• Yellow and pink depending on the bunny color
• Small googly eyes
• Craft glue – it’s stronger and better for gluing on pom poms than any other glues
• Fine point black marker
1. Cut out the following shapes from cardstock for each bunny:
• 2 white ears
• 2 small pink, blue, or yellow inside ear shapes
• 2 white feet
• 2 pink, blue or yellow circles for the feet
2. Glue the two pieces together for each foot and ear.
3. Paint one side of the popsicle stick white and allow it to dry.
4. Glue the ears behind the top of the popsicle stick.
5. Glue the feet to the bottom of the popsicle stick.
6. Cut out a carrot shape from orange cardstock or paper.
7. Cut out a green strip for the top of the carrot.
8. Cut slit marks into this piece and flare them out to make it look like the top of a carrot.
9. Cut out small white paws for the carrot. Draw on two fine lines with a fine point black marker.
10. Make the bunny face by adding the following:
• Strips of paper for the whiskers
• Small googly eyes
• Small pom-pom on top of the whiskers
11. Add the mouth with a fine point black marker.
12. As the final step, glue the carrot to the popsicle stick.
17) Easter Egg Tree
If you have baskets of decorated Easter eggs at home and you don’t know what to do with them, try an Easter egg tree. It is just gorgeous that you can even make your own.
• A branch with multiple stems
• A bucket or plant pot
• Hollow Easter eggs, decorated*
• Ribbon or yarn
• Hot glue gun
1. Prepare your tree. Take a nature walk or go hunting in your backyard for a branch with multiple stems (so you have plenty of spots to hang eggs!). You can leave your branch natural, or if you are feeling a little fancy, you can spray paint it white. Stick your branch into your bucket and then fill it with rocks, sand, or dirt.
2. Attach a ribbon to your eggs. Use a glue gun to attach a ribbon or yarn loop to the top of each egg, so you can hang it.
3. Decorate your tree! Add your eggs to the different branches, then step back and admire your Easter egg tree
DIY Easter Centerpiece Ideas
Decorating a house is an important tradition on this occasion. All family members participate in it to make the house look beautiful and attractive. Flowers are the most important decoration used by everyone. People decorate their houses with flower vases, wreaths, centerpieces, etc. But it would be a good idea to make something different this year. You can go for DIY Easter Centerpiece Ideas which will beautify your house and give it a new look.
18) Pretty Pink Posey Egg Display
If you like to use flower branches for dinner tables and you are looking for ideas that you can make the most of the beauty of the flowers, then this is the perfect Easter centerpiece for you.
You don’t have to be a kitchen klutz to appreciate our Pretty Pink Posey Egg Display. The one-of-a-kind, handcrafted egg holder holds a dozen eggs in the most whimsical way.
|MATERIALS NEEDED: |
• Large empty jar of jam / glass vase to fit the eggs
• Flower of your choice – preferably pink posey
1. Use an empty jar of jam / glass vase as a base.
2. Decorate the jar with hemp.
3. Fill the inside of the jar with colored eggs.
4. Add the flowers.
19) Pretty Parisienne Egg Cup Bouquets
This project is very easy, and you can use any color palette that you like. We made some beautiful spring-colored centerpieces with eggs, but you could use these as a centerpiece for any occasion, especially on Easter.
• Egg cup holders
• Flowers of your choice
• Paint brush
• Slightly broken egg shells
1. Paint the outside of the slightly broken egg shells.
2. Put the flowers of your choice inside from the broken part. For better results, you can vary the flowers or use the same ones for all the egg cup holders that you use.
20) DIY Easter Bunny Nest
Easter is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start thinking about decorating. I’m a big fan of bringing the outside in, so natural Easter decor makes me happy. This DIY Easter Bunny Nest is an easy project that you can make in just a few minutes. It’s a great way to bring a bit of Spring indoors for your Easter celebrations.
• Dried grass
• Carrot bunches
• Colored eggs
• Of course a bunny
basket / bowl / tray
1. Begin with a bowl, basket or tray.
2. Add a riser of some sort so the bunny sticks out of the nest. I used a plastic container turned upside-down.
3. Cover the riser with dried grass.
4. Around the edge of the bowl, lay bunches of silk or dried flowers. Anything will work for this. Just use what you have.
5. Place your bunny in the center of the nest.
6. Add some carrot bunches for a pop of color.
7. Add some colorful Easter eggs.
DIY Easter Vintage Decorations
Easter is just around the corner, so here are some DIY Easter Vintage Decorations to help you get your crafting on!
I absolutely love vintage decorations, so when looking for ideas for your upcoming Easter brunch I thought it would be fun to create some DIY Easter Vintage Decorations that you can use to make your party extra sweet!
21) Shabby Chic Easter Eggs
Create this chic Easter decor for your home by using items that are already in your craft collection. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can put together this stylish table.
• Plastic Easter eggs
• Vintage lace, ribbon and buttons for embellishment
hot glue gun
1. Start with a glob of hot glue on the bottom of the egg and then slowly wrap the jute in a circular motion. My suggestion is to only use a tiny bit of glue and work with a 1″ piece of jute at a time. If you use too much glue it will seep through.
2. Once you’ve wrapped the entire egg, you can see some of my hot glue coming through in a few areas. It’s actually pretty easy to pick off, it just takes a little extra time.
3. And to top things off, add a few pieces of vintage ribbon, lace, and a jute bow to give it a shabby chic look.
22) DIY Vintage Easter Ornaments
This is an easy, no-cost way to decorate Easter eggs that look totally different from the usual pastel eggs we see. I made these using vintage book pages.
I love Easter, it’s such a happy occasion! It’s also one of my favorite holidays when it comes to decorating. Every year I do something different and here are some of the things I did in the past to make my home more festive and fun.
• Colored stock paper or cardboard (make sure the two sides are colored).
• 40 mm spun cotton balls.
• Downloadable silhouette templates or your own template
• A good pair of sharp scissors
• A pack of Christmas ornament hooks. You could also make your own with small gauge metal wire.
• A few pieces of colored ribbon
• Paint and paintbrush.
• A glue gun or tacky glue.
• A rubber band.
• A bread knife.
1. Gather all your materials.
2. Paint the spun cotton balls. We created our own off-white color by mixing a little bit of yellow paint into white paint.
3. Outline the chicken and rabbit silhouettes onto the colored stock paper (you can download silhouettes or create your own). Once the silhouettes are outlined, carefully cut them out with the pair of scissors.
4. Draw 40 mm circles on the silhouettes to mark where the balls will ultimately be positioned. Then draw a second smaller circle within the larger circles. Finally draw a vertical line in the middle of your circles.
5. Cut each silhouette in half. Then cut out the inside part of the inner circles.
6. Tie a rubber band around a ball so as to create two identical halves. Draw a pencil line along the rubber band, remove the rubber band, and with the bread knife, make a quarter inch incision along the line. Repeat with the other ball.
7. Pour a little glue in the holes and insert the metal loops. Hold the loops in position for about 15-30 seconds until the glue is dry. If you are using tacky glue, you will have to wait a couple hours for the glue to dry.
8. Simply slide the cardboard silhouettes into the incisions.
9. Use little pieces of ribbon to hang your finished ornaments. Then you are done!
23) Vintage Book Page Easter Eggs
Very easy and no-cost way to decorate Easter eggs. They are pretty and totally different from the usual pastel eggs we see.
• Blown out raw eggs
• Pages from a book, cut into thin strips
• Mod Podge
• Paintbrush to spread Mod Podge
• Wax paper
• Twine embellishments
1. Blow out raw eggs and let them dry. I tore out pages from an old book and cut the book pages into thin strips according to each line of writing.
2. Then I used Mod Podge on a small paintbrush and glued the book page strips onto an egg. I worked 6 eggs at a time gluing several strips at a time on each one and then doing the same to the next egg, and so on, to let them dry. Don’t glue in any particular way. Best if it is random.
3. I chose to use the whole page that included some white space because it makes the overall look of the eggs lighter. You can use only the print if you don’t care for the blank spaces.
4. When I started using Mod Podge on the eggs I put them on a piece of wax paper so they would not stick. As I layered the strips of book paper on the eggs I added a little extra Mod Podge on each egg and gently smoothed the paper out with my fingers.
5. When the entire egg was covered with book page strips and smoothed with Mod Podge I let it completely dry.
6. Add a little embellishment to them. Wrap a piece of twine around the egg three times and tie it into a knot.
7. Hot glued a little white flower or bud sprig to add more beauty.
Paper Easter Decorations to Make
The paper Easter decorations are a lot of fun to make. They can be made out of bright and bold colored paper to spice up your Easter holiday.
Paper Easter decorations can be as simple as a paper basket, daffodils and tulips or even bunnies, eggs and chicks. All you need is some paper, a scissor and glue or tape to make these crafts. You can also use ribbons, buttons and beads to decorate your paper crafts.
24) Easter Bunny Paper Cup Decoration
If you want something simple that the kids can do with you or you prefer something that looks a bit more complicated, these projects are sure to be perfect for your Easter decor needs.
• Styrofoam cup ( or paper cup)
• White Cardboard or cardstock
• Pink foam sheet
• Black marker
• Hot glue and glue gun
• Pen or pencil
1. The first step is to fold the white piece of paper in half.
2. Once you have done this, use a pen or pencil to draw the outline of a bunny ear. While you are sizing it, remember that the Styrofoam cup you are using will be the bunny rabbit itself. Make the ear as large or small as you want with that in mind.
3. Using a pair of scissors, cut around the outline of the ear. Because you have folded the paper in half, you will end up with two identical bunny ears.
4. You have now created the outer ears for the bunny, but you still need the pink inner ears. For this, you will use the pink foam sheet.
5. As with the outer ears, you can cut two identical inner ears out simply by folding the foam sheet in half before you cut. Try and make the shape as closely resemble that of the outer ear as possible.
6. You can now use hot glue (or whatever other type of glue you have decided to use) to attach the inner ears to the outer ears in order to complete them.
7. You’ll use the same pink foam sheet to cut out the shape of the bunny’s nose. Glue this onto your Styrofoam cup. Note that the cup should be upside-down. This makes the bunny more stable on the surface where you choose to display it. It also ensures that the top of the bunny’s head is not wide open (that simply would not do; bunny’s heads should always be properly closed).
8. Once you have the nose in place, glue on the bunny’s ears. It’ll look best if you glue them onto the back of the cup.
9. You now simply need to draw on the rest of the bunny’s features using a black marker. Draw the eyes above the nose, and the whiskers extending from the nose. Your bunny is then complete and ready to display!
25) Paper Easter Garland
I love garlands, especially ones that are fun and easy to make. This Easter garland is made out of paper. Paper crafts are some of my favorites because they are so inexpensive. Garlands aren’t just for Christmas! This Easter garland is so cute and easy to make.
• White card stock/ yellow card stock OR you can just use white printer paper or construction paper too! Totally up to you!
• Markers in different colors – but you can experiment with crayons or watercolors too
• Glue stick
• Hole punch or stapler
• Twine or ribbons or yarn for hanging
1. Gather your supplies! And print out the printable eggs on the desired colored paper – e.g. I made 2 sets of white Easter Eggs, one set of hatching egg shells and 2 sets of yellow egg printables… but it is your call!
2. Color your Easter eggs, Chick beaks and chick feet before cutting! This is easier and you can go over the edges without worrying.
3. Cut out all your shapes. This is a great opportunity to practice those cutting skills. Preschoolers and toddlers will need to practice round shapes and zig zags for this cutting practice. You can assist with the “smaller” beaks and feet or choose to draw them on instead.
4. Assemble your Easter Egg Chick and Hatching Chick.
5. Glue on a triangle and two heart feet. Then draw on some eyes. I decided at the last minute to cut out some rosy cheeks and glue those on too.
6. Similarly the hatching chick is even easier. Glue down the white egg on top of the yellow chick. Glue on the beak and add some eyes. Done!
26) Origami Easter Bird
Stuck for some Easter crafts? This super easy paper bird craft is the perfect Easter activity to do with your kids. No paper bird craft template is needed for this adorable make.
I can’t get over how cute these little paper birds are. They look fantastic hanging up in the room, especially when you make a few of them and hang them at different heights. The kids will love helping to make these too!
You can leave your Easter Bird as it is, or you could add little googly eyes and pom-poms to the body of the bird. It’s up to you!
• One square piece of paper (15 x 15cm is nice)
• Pens for decorating
• Scissors / glue stick for decorating
• Sticky eyes (optional)
• Scrap paper for feet (optional)V
1. Begin by folding your square paper across the diagonal to make a triangle. Then bring the right pointy corner over to meet the corner with the right angle. Repeat with the left pointy corner. You should now have a square with two flaps.
2. Rotate the square, so you have a diamond in front of you. Fold up the base by about 1.5cm – this will make a little “stand” that will allow your Paper Bird Origami to stand up.
3. Fold in the sides by about 1cm – this will be your paper bird’s wing.
4. Flip the paper over. And fold down the top two flaps as per the pictures. This is your origami bird’s beak. Your basic origami bird is now finished and will stand freely!
5. If you want to make the bird extra cute, you can trim the head a little, add some sticky eyes and glue on some feet! But all of these are totally optional.
6. Add some doodle decorations to the quirky paper bird’s tummy.
DIY Easter Decorations Outdoor
Easter is around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about Easter decorations for the outdoors. There are plenty of DIY Easter decorations outdoors you can create this year instead of buying them. A fun thing to do with the family is a fun way to spend some quality time together.
You’ve probably seen a lot of Easter eggs around, maybe in stores, or around your neighborhood. You might be wondering how you can make your own DIY Easter decorations outdoors yourself. It’s actually quite simple!
27) Easter Egg String Lights
It sets a fun and festive tone in the house and the kids and their friends will definitely love it. Decorate your house, buffet table or kids room with these easy to make Easter egg string lights.
• Plastic eggs
• String lights – grab a set from Christmas and use them for this craft!
• Drill bit – use a bit the size of the bulbs on your • String lights
• Block of wood
1. Start by placing the top of the egg on a block of wood. Holding it in place with your hand drilling a hole into the center. The block of wood keeps the drill from damaging the work surface below. It also provides a hard flat surface to secure the egg while you drill. The eggs I used are hinged but this process works for eggs that are 2 separate pieces as well.
2. That’s about it, just drill holes into the eggs, enough to fill your string lights, then pop the eggs onto the lights.
3. I used a drill bit that is the same size as the light bulb. The eggs fit snugly and I didn’t need to use anything else to secure them. This means I can take the eggs off the lights after Easter and pack the items away separately to use another time.
4. If your lights are a little loose try adding a bit of hot glue around the base of the light to help keep it in place. Using hot glue makes this a permanent craft so you won’t be able to reuse these lights for another holiday. But that’s ok! Keep these lights in your Easter decor year after year.
5. String these Easter egg string lights above your Easter buffet table, or put them up outside your house. This is an easy fun project using items you are sure to have around your house.
28) Easy Outdoor Egg Tree
Easter is such a wonderful time of year. The weather is warming up and the flowers are beginning to bloom. It’s a time to sit, relax, and enjoy the little things. What better way to do that than by adding a touch of color and whimsy to your outdoor Easter decorations?
This actually works very well to add a splash of spring color to outdoor Easter decorations.
• Plastic Easter eggs
• Ladder or step ladder as needed to reach higher limbs.
1. When hanging Easter eggs from a tree, try to find a small ornamental tree. The bare branches were easy to access and is key in making this as an outdoor decoration.
2. Gather your supplies.
3. Cut twine approximately 10 inches long. Simply tie a small knot at the end of the string and place the end of the twine inside the egg. Make sure it snapped securely together. If you still have plenty of twine left, tie it around the tree branches.
4. Make sure to tie a double knot in the twine to the tree branch.
5. Spread the eggs out evenly on the Easter egg tree.
29) Carrot and Bunny Garland
This fun garland is sure to breathe some fresh life into your decor for spring. All you need are some scraps of paper to make these super cute spring and Easter decorations.
For the Bunny:
• White Cardstock or Scrapbook Paper
• Pink Cardstock or Scrapbook Paper
• Pink Cardstock or Scrapbook Paper
For the Carrot:
• Green Cardstock or Scrapbook Paper
• Orange cardstock or Scrapbook paper
1. Cut paper like those shown in the photo.
2. Loop Ear strips together and fold the body and strip in half.
3. Staple ears to the middle of the body strip.
4. Then staple the body strip at the bottoms to make a circle.
5. Glue pom pom to the bottom of your bunny and you have a cotton tail.
6. Punch a hole at the bottom of the ears to add to a banner.
1. Cut paper like those shown in the photo.
2. Loop carrot strips together and fold the orange strip in half.
3. Staple carrot leaves to the middle of the carrot strip.
4. Then staple the carrot strip at the bottom.
5. Punch a hole at the bottom of the carrot leaves to add to a banner.
6. And done, have it decorated in your doorway or in your fences.
You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to have a home that’s photo worthy and ready for Easter. Blooming baskets, luscious cookies, and decorative eggs are some of the easiest decorations you can make with very little materials. We also have a lot of Easter celebration ideas, Easter gift ideas, and Easter recipes you can use to make your Easter – egg-citing and egg-cellent!