Here’s a bunch of different ideas for making your home festive this Easter. All come with detailed instructions for how you can complete the job yourself…and don’t be afraid to get the whole family involved! There’s a little bit of everything in this post from pillows to centerpieces and beginner to advanced, there’s something for everyone!
8 Easy DIY Easter Decorations
What You’ll Need:
Directions: First use a sharp awl (I would think you might also be able to use a needle) to make small hole in the top of the egg. Chip away until you have a larger hole. You don’t have to worry about creating even edges because the flowers will hide them. Next, drain the eggs and wash the egg shells with soap and water. If you want to add a little bleach to the water you can, but it isn’t necessary. Let them air dry. Hold the ribbon at the top of your window and measure to where you would like your egg vases to land. Double this length and then cut your ribbon. Staggering the ribbons lengths tends to look better as does having a variety of different flowers in the vases. Next, place glue across the circumference of the egg and press down your ribbon to glue around the sides. Make sure this is well-glued because the ribbon is responsible for holding up your egg. If it comes loose your work will be smashed on the floor! Then, take your flowers and make a small bouquet. Cut the stems so that the flowers sit correctly in your vase. Make sure to add water to the flowers, otherwise they will wilt and die. Last, tie off the ribbons in a small bow and hang them with a tack in the window. Since the egg vases are so light the tack has enough strength to hold them up.
What You’ll Need:
Directions: Just like with the hanging posies you need to make a large hole in the top of the egg. So, take your sharp awl and make small hole in the top of the egg. Chip away until you have a larger hole and drain the egg. Wash the egg shells and allow to dry. To make a dozen candles melt 2/3 lbs. of beeswax in a double broiler and pour into the shells. Last, insert the wicks into the centers of the candles. You can use a toothpick to make a small hole in the wax if the top layer has solidified. The layer underneath will still be liquid, so don’t worry!
What You Need:
- Easter Grass
- Peanut M&M
- Glass Vases (preferably square)
Directions: Layer peeps, Easter grass, and M&M’s in a parfait style. I recommend starting with the peeps because they take up more space and make a good base. Don’t like M&M’s? Switch them out for Cadbury eggs or use any other type of Easter candy. After you’re happy with your centerpiece design, place your flowers on top of the centerpiece. Since the centerpieces cannot hold water, you’ll want to add the flowers the morning of Easter dinner or use flower tubes (around $3 for 24) to give the flowers access to water. You use flower tubes by filling them with water and place flower stem in the top to prevent wilting.
Bunny Chair Covers – This is an easy and frugal project that uses felt, repositional glue (can be found at the craft store), pins, and glue. If you know how to sew you can also complete this craft with a needle and thread. This tutorial explains the step by step process and includes a FREE bunny face template.
Pop Art Peep Pillows – This project is for the more advanced crafters out there. It involves a little more time (and a few more items) but you’ll end up with pillows that will last for years. Plus, they offer a free Peeps template. The tutorial explains the step by step process complete with pictures. If you know your way around a sewing machine this project will be a snap!
Bunny Ear Napkin Fold – If you plan on breaking out the cloth napkins this Easter, this tutorial will help you ad a festive touch. For this decoration you only need one item, a cloth napkin. The tutorial, complete with pictures, explains how to fold your napkin into a festive Easter bunny.
Egg Shell Flower Centerpiece – This DIY option can work as a place setting or as a main centerpiece. To make place settings you can make one egg shell flower and place it on a single egg holder. You can also make twelve eggs and place them in a ceramic egg carton for a centerpiece. Besides eggs and holders, all you will need are flowers, tweezers, and scissors!
Burlap Bunny Table Runner – This project uses burlap, stencils, paint, and pom poms to create a table runner perfect for Easter dinner. Don’t worry you don’t have to buy the pom poms, you can make them out of white yarn with only the help of a fork. This tutorial includes a bunny silhouette and pictures to make this craft even easier!