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?
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
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
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
Use our safer (and easier) method to blow eggs to create this twiggy wreath.
Tutorial: Good Housekeeping
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.