A few bunnies without tails, a broken resin table top decoration, a string of outdated egg lights, and dingy baskets (one with last years sticky jelly bean) is what I found when I pulled out my Easter storage bin from the garage. Seriously? When did my Easter selection dwindle to this pathetic excuse for decor? I imagine it happened gradually, and for the past few years I’ve been improvising with fresh flowers and creativity.
This year I’m giving my Easter celebration a makeover and I know just where to go to get inspired…my Pinterest board for Easter is packed with crafts, decorations, recipes, sweet treats , and a few of the Easter crafts from our pages. There are a few egg dyeing ideas in the mix, but there were so many that they’ll be featured later, in a Top 10 Egg Decorating Techniques post!
DIY Easter Egg Bunting
Pull out your fabric scraps, sewing machine, and scrap paperboard to design your own custom bunting or garland. I love the natural look and texture of the this craft. Ann from Flax and Twine has complete instructions and more great ideas!
Colored Egg and Flower Centerpiece
As I’ve gotten older, I prefer s simpler color palette in my seasonal decorating. This flower vase idea fits the bill perfectly. The only eggs that will require dyeing are the pinks, the rest are natural brown and white eggs. I love, love , love the gerbera daisies but pussy willows, cherry blossoms, and white tulips would also look gorgeous!
Whimsical Plastic Easter Birds
With wiggle eyes and pipe cleaners, all things are possible! These Easter birds from eighteen25 look so cute on branches, in baskets or placed at table settings.
No Time for Crafting
Not everything needs to be homemade. I love my local Home Goods store for quality products at a discount. Sometimes I just pick up a few small items and then build from there with flowers, greens linens, or a crafty touch. I also find their displays to be very inspiring. Even if I don’t buy anything, I get some great ideas.
Jelly Bean Napkin Ring
Enlist the kids to help you make these colorful napkin rings. You’ll need 22 gauge tin wire, small colorful jelly beans, and pliers. The only negative is that they are a lot of work for a one season’s use…they are cute though!
Paint Sample Easter Egg Garland
The local hardware and paint store will be your first stop if you want to make this adorable Easter garland. Cut, thread, hang, and you can add a touch of spring color anywhere in your home. Modern Parent Messy Kids has the complete garland instructions.
Orange Bunny Rolls
Yummmmmm! You’ve deocrated the house and table, now it’s time to find great recipes to serve for Easter brunch and these bunny rolls from Budget Gourmet Mom are a great start. If your gathering isn’t too large, make a little bunny for every family member. The kids will be particularly thrilled that they are easy enough for them to help.
Egg Challah Bread
I’ve always wanted ot make this and have yet to give it a shot. Maybe this year? It looks so festive and with the colored eggs you can match any table color scheme, really. I’ve seen the recipe on several sites but this one Easter Egg Challah is from the Baking Sheet Blog Spot.
Chocolate Birds Nest
When our very own Parent Club writer Mandy posted these bird nests, I had to give them a try. I’ve made them before using coconut, which my son really detests. These are made with shredded wheat, which is healthier too – Thanks Mandy!