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Candy colored eggs, crisp tulips and bunny miniatures — you’ll find all of these traditional Easter elements in this series of homemade decorations, upgraded to springtime perfection.

These are like tiny little works of art don’t you agree?

Which one do you like best?

Dress up a basic grapevine wreath with pastel eggs, moss and flowers to add a bit of spring to your front door. Get the tutorial at A Pumpkin & A Princess »

Easter Egg Wreath

Dress up a basic grapevine wreath with pastel eggs, moss and flowers to add a bit of spring to your front door.

Tutorial: A Pumpkin & A Princess

 

 

Hello, Sunshine

To create a pastel wreath, cut skewers into two-inch lengths, leaving one end sharp. Using a paring knife, pierce shells of speckled malted-milk eggs and insert skewer tips. Push candy into a foam wreath form; top with ribbon.

 

 

Instant Door Decor

For those short on time, just head to your local craft store and pick up an egg garland and a grapevine wreath. Intertwine the two and show off your new decoration.

Tutorial:Live Laugh Rowe

 

 

Greener Grass

Easter grass isn’t just for your basket of eggs. The secret to getting it to stay in place on your door? Hairspray!

Tutorial: from Yellow Dog Press

 

 

Door Belle

Use our safer (and easier) method to blow eggs to create this twiggy wreath.

Tutorial: Good Housekeeping

 

 

This modern take on the traditional Swedish Påskris — or feather tree — uses pastel scrapbook paper instead of real feathers. Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built »

Paper “Feather” Tree

This modern take on the traditional Swedish Påskris — or feather tree — uses pastel scrapbook paper instead of real feathers.

Tutorial:The House That Lars Built

 

 

Air dry clay, acrylic paint and a Sharpie marker are all it takes to craft this minimal and quirky bowl. After the holiday, use it as a catch-all for jewelry on your daughter's dresser. Get the tutorial at Alice and Lois »

Bunny Bowl

Air dry clay, acrylic paint and a Sharpie marker are all it takes to craft this minimal and quirky bowl. After the holiday, use it as a catch-all for jewelry on your daughter’s dresser.

Tutorial: Alice and Lois

 

 

Floating Feathers

Inspired by the Swedish Easter tradition of paskris (or twigs), this tree showcases brightly colored feathers and bold eggs. As for the base? It’s made from an old detergent bottle!

Tutorial:Aunt Peaches

 

 

Flowery Field

Grow your own field of blooms by pinning some cut up daisy trim (or small faux daisies) to the frilly green yarn that wraps around this spring wreath.

Tutorial: P.S. Capture The Details

 

 

Go for Gold

Spray-paint craft eggs, then group with posies in mismatched eggcups. You might need to use a tiny flower flog (or wire the stems and insert into a bit of floral foam) to secure petite posies.

 

 

Polka-Dot Pots

Coat a terra-cotta pot with chalkboard spray 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. Add lilies of the valley and chalk eggs.

 

 

Simply Rustic

A woodsy vase echoes these flowers’ country-garden vibe. For the container, cut 30 to 40 twigs to the height of a glass vase, then lightly hot-glue them to its surface, a few inches at a time. Finish with jute twine tied in a bow. For the flowers, bundle the hydrangeas first, then insert Queen Anne’s lace. Keep fresh by misting.

 

 

Egg-xactly!

Anchor brilliant forsythia — and give a tongue-in-cheek nod to Easter — with subtly hued hard-cooked eggs. Carefully place a dozen brown, white, and dyed ones (rinse them well first) into a vase, add water, and insert branches.

 

Sunrise Shades

Gather vivid parrot tulips and ranunculus in similar tones in a ribbon-trimmed, whitewashed peck basket. Line with plastic wrap and pack with wet floral foam; add stems and grass.

 

 

Candy Land

For a delicate (and edible) centerpiece, push branches into foam inside a white-chocolate basket and hang chocolate eggs by a thread looped through the foil. Elevate basket and surround with grass and Easter treats.

 

 

Bed of Roses

Tightly packed blossoms form the base of this blooming basket.

Tutorial:Good Housekeeping

 

 

Top Tiers

To make this tower of treats, tape cut-to-fit craft paper around two empty 32-ounce yogurt cartons. Hot-glue an upside-down carton inside a large orchard basket, then glue a medium basket on top. Repeat with other carton and small basket. Fill with faux grass and goodies.

 

 

Tree Toppers

Lavender-and-white polka-dot ribbon — around pots and along a linen runner — finishes this row of faux topiaries sprouting festive buds.

Tutorial: Good Housekeeping

 

 

All in One Basket

Streamline your decorating by combining undyed eggs and a casual bouquet in a single, simple arrangement. The key: a minimalist wire basket reminiscent of the kind used to gather eggs in henhouses. Inside, set a clear glass cylinder vase filled with a loose bunch of tulips, lilacs, and ranunculus. Hard-boil or blow out two dozen eggs, and nestle around the vase.

 

 

Grassy Tiers

A mini-cupcake holder rises to the occasion when it’s repurposed as a seasonal accent. Just insert pint-size pots plus blades of wheatgrass from a health-food store, alternating daffodils with dyed eggs.

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