Just a heads up: Easter is right around the corner, and there’s no better way to prepare for the big day than by decking out your house with pastel colors and cute little bunnies. Easter-themed decor is a great way to bring brightness and joy to your home, and lucky for you and your wallet, the best Easter decorations tend to be the ones you make yourself. From gorgeous springtime wreaths to impressive Easter egg centerpieces, these easy DIY Easter decorations are sure to add a touch of whimsy to your Easter celebration.
Making your own festive Easter decor isn't just a fun activity to do by yourself or with your kids — these Easter crafts could also help you save some major cash. And while most of these craft ideas are better suited for adults, there are plenty of kid-friendly Easter crafts on this list for you to do, too. Whether you're a crafting connoisseur or a total novice, your handmade decor is sure to brighten up your space and get everyone in the Easter spirit. Oh, and we heard a rumor that the more decorations you have in your home, the more candy the Easter Bunny leaves you! Looking for more fun Easter ideas? Check out our favorite Easter activities for families and Easter egg hunt ideas.
Bunny Place Setting
Iron a square dinner napkin flat then fold in half diagonally into a triangle shape. Starting at the top of the triangle roll the entire napkin. Place an adorable decorated egg right above the center of the roll then gather ends at the top so the napkin wraps around the egg. Tie with ribbon to create ears.
Seed Packet Wreath
DIY this fresh Easter decor by hot gluing 12 to 14 seed packets to a wreath form, which you can then finish off with a burlap ribbon and faux flowers.
Easter Egg Tree
This Easter egg tree is a lot easier to put together (and a lot less messy) than your Christmas tree. Gather sturdy branches and place them in a heavy vase. Round up a dozen or so blown-out eggs or faux craft eggs. One by one, attach a 20-inch piece of thin ribbon to the bottom of the egg to the midpoint of the ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the egg and attach to the top of the egg with hot glue. Once dry, tie the eggs onto the branches and trim excess ribbon.
Cute Critters Centerpiece
Bring the garden inside with this cute centerpiece that features a mini-lawn and some animals. To make, hot glue two pom poms together, using the smaller tool to make the head and the larger for the body. From craft felt, cut out small black and white circles for the eyes and pink petal shapes in two sizes for the bunny's ears. Use pre-made mini pom poms for the nose and beak (just trim the orange pom-pom into an oval shape). Separate a one-inch length of embroidery floss into strands, and knot it in the middle for bunny whiskers. Finally, adhere everything with little dabs of hot glue, then nestle the completed figures in a box filled with wheatgrass.
Pom Pom Bunny Wreath
Inexpensive to make and adorable, this pom pom bunny wreath is a winning craft for kids of all ages. To make, attach 17 pom poms to a 12-inch craft ring with hot glue. Cut ears from white and pink felt; use glue to attach together, and then to the back of the craft ring.
Crepe Paper Easter Bunny
Turn any crepe paper ball into a whimsical bunny that will brighten up your home. You can even hang it from a string to put it on display.
Mini Egg Topiaries
Easter eggs may not grow on trees, but this cute craft lets you pretend they do. Using hot glue, attach preserved green sheet moss and fake mini boxwood greenery to a round Styrofoam ball until covered. Nestle faux robin’s eggs in moss, attaching with glue. Fill a clay pot with floral foam. Poke a stick into bottom of topiary, and insert into floral foam; cover foam with moss.
Speckled Egg Garland
This DIY garland will have all your friends and family members convinced that you bought it from a store. To make, use an awl to poke holes in ends of papier-mâché eggs, then paint eggs white, robin’s-egg blue, and turquoise with acrylic paint. Once dry, spatter with dark blue paint. Thread twine through holes, and hang, adding a tassel detail.
Hanging Egg Centerpiece
To make this eye-catching centerpiece, use a craft knife to cut a two-inch by two-inch oval into 4-inch eggs. Apply one to two coats of paint to the eggs; let dry. Stuff the eggs with tissue paper, then place all the eggs inside a cardboard box. In a small bowl, mix a few drops of water with a dollop of paint, then dip the toothbrush bristles in and use your thumb to fleck the paint onto the eggs to create speckles. Once dry, repeat for the reverse side of the eggs. Place floral foam inside a flower bucket and arrange sprays inside. Use brown floral tape to attach two sprays together to create height as needed. Hot-glue a small loop of ribbon to the top of the eggs and hang from spray branches. Arrange Easter grass inside the eggs, then add bunny- and chick-shaped cookies.
Forget real flowers — these DIY fabric tulips will last long after Easter Sunday. To make, download this flower template and trace on fabric. Cut out and sew together with right sides facing inward, leaving bottom open. Turn right side out; fill with batting. Glue strips of green felt around wires to create stems. Insert into bottoms of tulips, pushing nubs into flowers, and hot-glue in place. Attach green felt leaves with glue.
Eggs can be used for way more purposes than just dyeing and hiding. To make this adorable garland, hot-glue ribbon around the outside of clean shells with the tops cracked off. Then place a wet piece of floral foam inside each and push in a few short stems. Hang a handful along a string in front of a blank wall or window.
Whoever said flower pots were only for holding flowers? To make this pretty piece of decor, coat a terra-cotta pot with chalkboard paint. Let dry overnight. Then ask your kids to help decorate by randomly drawing polka dots using different-colored sidewalk chalk. Finally, fill the pot with wheatgrass or cat grass seeds and allow seven to 10 days to grow.
Easter Egg Bouquet
For a centerpiece that's modern and bright, put together this simple ombré Easter egg bouquet. To make, simply dye eggs in varying shades of pink — or whichever color you choose — and place them in a large vase to create an ombré effect, then add some matching blooms.
Grow-Your-Own Garden Centerpiece
To make this wow-worthy centerpiece, arrange medium whitewashed wood trays down the middle of your table. Cut through wheatgrass with scissors so it fits inside each tray. Next, push the stems of cut flowers into floral water picks filled with tap water, then nestle the plastic tubes into the grass. For extra color, place a few dyed eggs around the perimeter.
Bunny Ear Napkins
Use this easy bunny ear template to make the cutest napkin rings your guests have probably ever seen. To start, use scissors to cut a one-and-a-half-inch section of paper-towel tube. From white or pink felt, cut a 6.25-inch by 2.25-inch rectangle and hot-glue it around the cardboard ring. Make the outer ear shapes with felt that matches the ring color, and the inner ear shapes with the other felt color. Sandwich a 4-inch piece of pipe cleaner between the inner and outer ear shapes, letting about 3/4-inch stick out of the bottom; hot-glue to secure. Pinch the bottom corners together and secure with hot glue; hold until dry. Repeat this step for the other ear. Attach the ears to the felt-covered ring, about a 1/2-inch apart, by hot-gluing the exposed pipe cleaner to the top of the ring. Cover the pipe cleaner segments with a small piece of matching felt; hot-glue to secure. Once dry, bend the ears to make them stand upright, then push a napkin through the ring.
Colorful Easter Egg Wreath
This colorful wreath is so pretty that you'll want to keep it up all year round. To make, cut 1⁄4-inch and 3/8-inch strips of colorful tissue paper. Use glue stick to adhere thinner strips to smaller Styrofoam eggs and thicker strips to larger eggs. Wrap tissue paper around egg lengthwise, then apply second strip horizontally. Continue attaching until the egg is completely covered. Arrange faux leaves and eggs around wreath form and hot glue into place. Secure eggs to each other with hot glue where necessary. Once assembled, hot glue a few more sprigs in between eggs for an extra plush look.
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