Homemade Easter Decorations

Easter is an ideal holiday for decorating your home. This is a guide about homemade Easter decorations.

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Craft Project: Jelly Bean Chicks

By Rachel's Mom 277 87

Two pom pom chicks holding Easter candy.Create these cute chicks to hold jelly beans or other Easter candy. Give as gifts or add to your child's Easter basket.

Approximate Time: About 30 minutes

Supplies:

  • 1/3 cup jelly beans or other candy
  • plastic sandwich bag
  • large yellow pom pom
  • yellow craft foam
  • wiggly eyes
  • orange felt or craft foam
  • chenille stem
  • small pom poms
  • craft glue
  • scissors

Instructions:

  1. Pour candy into sandwich bag. Gather candy (jelly beans work best) into one corner of the bag and twist chenille stem snugly around the bag.
  2. Trim the top of the bag, above the chenille stem, to about 1/2 inch. Fan out the top of the bag and glue large yellow pom pom inside the fanned out top.
  3. Cut 3 hearts from yellow foam. Glue 2 to bottom of bag for the feet.
  4. Cut the third heart in half to form the chick's wings. Glue these to the sides of the bag (rounded side facing upward).
  5. Glue wiggly eyes to front of pom pom head.
  6. Cut a small triangle from orange felt or foam and glue just below eyes.
  7. Using scissors, trim the chenille stem to about 2-3 inches each. Fold each side of the chenille stem in toward the center to resemble a bow tie. Glue small pom pom to center of bow tie.

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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Tip: Easter Gingerbread House

By Janet Richardson 15 28

We have always made gingerbread houses at Christmas time. I've had so much fun making them over the years that I decided to carry it over to Easter. Here is my first creation, the house of Mr. Easter Bunny himself. Bunny gingerbread house. Side view of bunny house.

By Jan Lee from L.I. NY

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String Basket

By Elaine 173 889

I was making a cloth to put on top of my son's end table in the colors to match his room and the fabric raveled easily so I had a whole pile of these threads from the project. I thought "there must be something I can do with these".

Basket made from fabric threads.

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Tip: Shiny Glam Easter Eggs

By sandy blevins 94 40

Sparkly Easter eggs.Plastic eggs made glam!

Approximate Time: 30 minutes

Supplies

  • plastic Easter eggs
  • crystal beads
  • hot glue and gun

Instructions

Take plastic eggs and glue on crystal beads. Let dry, put in basket and enjoy.

By Sandy from Bluff City, TN

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Easter Bunny Garland

By HellofromMhay 73 27

This craft is a great idea to supplement your home decor for Easter. Bunny garland.

Approximate Time: 60 mins.

Supplies:

  • scrapbook papers
  • die-cut and paper flowers
  • buttons
  • rickrack ribbons
  • 1/4" satin ribbons
  • pencil
  • glue stick
  • hot glue
  • scissors

Instructions:

Use the bunny template to trace onto different scrapbook papers. Cut out each piece. Repeat the process for number of bunnies desired.

Use glue stick to adhere paper flowers and rickrack ribbons. Use a dot of hot glue to adhere buttons. Closeup of two of the paper bunnies.

Glue paper bunnies onto 3/8" pink satin ribbon.

By Maricel from Fairfax, VA

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Yo Yo Chicks and Bunnies

By Janet Richardson 15 28

These little creatures will bring delight to an Easter basket or table decoration. They are made of fabric circles called yo yos. I just added some pom poms, jiggle eyes, etc. It was a fun project.

Approximate Time: each one took about 30 minutes.

Supplies:

For Chick:
  • small yellow print cotton fabric
  • 1 1/2 inch yellow pom pom white for bunny
  • piece of orange foam sheet
  • 2 tiny black beads
  • 8 inch narrow yellow ribbon
  • needle and thread
  • low temp glue gun and sticks
  • compass
  • cardboard
Yo Yo chick. For Bunny:
  • white cotton fabric
  • piece of white foam sheet
  • two small jiggle eyes
  • small pink pom pom
  • 2 small white pom poms
  • piece of bumpy white chenille pipe cleaner
  • 8 inch narrow pastel ribbon
  • small wooden or plastic painted egg
  • needle and thread
  • low temp glue gun and sticks
  • compass
  • cardboard

Instructions:

  1. With a compass, make circles on cardboard of the following sizes in inches: 6 1/2, 6, 5 1/2, 5.
  2. Cut circles out and use as templates on fabric cutting one circle of 6 1/2 inches, 2 circles of 6 and 5 1/2 inches, and one of 5 inches. You will have 6 circles.
  3. Sew each circle about 1/4 inch around the edge with a basting stitch, pull up, and gather thus forming a yo yo. Tack thread in the middle to secure gathering. Do this with all circles.

  4. Now starting with the 6 1/2 inch yo yo in the middle, stack the other circles over and under the big yo yo (gathered side up) ending with a 5 1/2 inch yo yo on the bottom and the 5 inch yo yo on top. Run a double thread up through the center of the yo yo stack and secure.
  5. Now you are ready to assemble the chick or bunny. Using the photo as a guide assemble the head using the 1 1/2 inch pom pom.
  6. Glue eyes in place and add a diamond shape beak and jagged feet cut from orange foam sheet or white feet for the bunny. Glue the small pink pom pom for the bunny nose. Attach pipe cleaner ears to top of bunny head. Attach head to the top yo yo with glue. Attach small white pom poms for bunny arms and attach painted egg. Tie bows around neck.
  7. Yo Yo bunny.

    By Jan Lee from L.I. NY

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Easter Bunny Candy Dish

By Diana 91 30

ake a cute bunny candy dish for Easter. Spray paint a terracotta clay pot and saucer white, any size you desire is acceptable. Sponge paint the interior of the saucer with a spring color if you desire.

Terra cotta bunny candy dish.

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"Quilted" Easter Eggs

By Janet Richardson 15 28

Hanging eggs.This fun craft is ideal for your Easter decoration. It looks like a quilted egg, but really is fabric pushed into a Styrofoam egg. They can be hung on an Easter tree or anywhere in your home.

Approximate Time: about 40 minutes.

Supplies:

  • Styrofoam eggs approx. 4x3 inches
  • small print pastel fabric cut in assorted sizes (see photo)
  • matching 1/4 inch wide ribbon about 1/2 yard
  • 1 inch pearl headed pins
  • a butter knife
  • cool temp glue gun and stick

Instructions:

  1. Using the butter knife poke each piece of fabric into the Styrofoam egg coming close to the edge of the fabric, but not too close. Tuck the edges in firmly.
  2. Do this randomly all over the egg. This creates the "quilted" look.
  3. When egg is completely covered stick a pearl pin in the center of each "quilt".
  4. Using the ribbon, make loops, leaving one loop longer for hanging.
  5. Hot glue the loops to the top of the egg centering so the longer loop is in the center.

I made 6 all of different pastel prints. Hanging eggs in other colors. Have fun.

By Janet from Long Island, NY

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Easter Egg Mosaic

By Dana Sipe 39 75

Mosaic egg decoration.These Easter eggs are very easy to make.

Supplies

All you need is:

  • heavy piece of cardboard cut in the shape of an egg
  • construction paper to cover the cardboard
  • yarn to cover the outside edges of the egg and a small piece of yarn for the hanger on the back.
    I used yarn that was all different colors.
  • eggshells rinsed out well with HOT water and dried, color them the same way as you color regular Easter eggs, with boiling water, vinegar, and food coloring (brown eggs work well, too). After coloring make sure to let them dry well

Directions:

  1. Start by cutting out your cardboard in the shape of an egg.
  2. Cover with a piece of construction paper. You could use hot glue or Elmer's. If you use Elmer's you have to let it dry before you glue on your eggshells.
  3. Then hot glue on the yarn around the outside of the egg. You have to do a little at a time because the glue dries so quickly. Hot glue on the small piece of yarn to the back of your egg for the hanger.
  4. Then you can make a design on the front of your egg. Smear a little Elmer's glue on the front of your egg and glue on the eggshells. You don't have to cover the egg entirely with the shells. Make sure to let some spaces in between the eggshells so it looks like mosaic tile.

If you want to keep some eggshells white it might be a good idea to boil your eggshells so you don't get sick.

Start saving your eggshells now so you can make these before Easter!

By luv2craft from Normalville, PA

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Craft: Painted Bunny

By sally mazgaj 31 20

My brother-in-law cut out all the forms and a couple of us girls got together and finished the wood products. With our own ideas along with the help of my crafty sister-in-law helping us. With a little paint, sponges and friendship, the bunny turned into a fun night and a wonderful Easter decor.

By Sally from Buffalo, NY

Painted wooden bunny.

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Easter Bonnet Wreath

By marie cecchini 204 2

Wreath decorated with small straw Easter bonnets.Bits and pieces of inexpensive craft items can be used to create an eye-catching Easter wreath for your front door.

Approximate Time: 1 hour

Supplies:

  • cardboard
  • cellophane grass or shredded paper
  • tacky glue and scissors
  • craft foam
  • colored plastic eggs
  • crafting odds and ends, scraps of fabric trim scraps, pom poms, small bows, puff paint
  • wide ribbon or a large bow
  • piece of string or yarn

Instructions:

  1. Draw and cut a wreath shape from cardboard. I used the side of a cardboard box. Spread glue over the surface of the wreath shape and press cellophane grass or shredded paper into the glue. The circle I started with to make the wreath measured 13 inches across, and I cut a 6 1/4 inch circle from the middle to make the hole.
  2. Cut 3 inch circles from scraps of craft foam. I used decorative edging shears to cut these, but any scissors will work.
  3. Glue half of a colored egg to the center of each circle to create your hat shape and decorate your hat shapes with craft odds and ends.
  4. Glue the little hats around the surface of your wreath, leaving space for the bow.
  5. Make a large ribbon bow and glue it to the wreath. I used 3 yards of wide, wired ribbon to make mine, but you can use what you have on hand or use a pre-made bow.
  6. Make a loop from a piece of string or yarn and glue one end of the loop to the back of the wreath to make a hanger.

By Marie from West Dundee, IL

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Tip: Easter Bunny from a Washcloth

This is a fairly easy craft to do this weekend, just in time for Easter. My niece showed me the one she had made and it was darling! A washcloth bunny.

You take a plain white washcloth and twist it, then form a "doughnut" shape. Keep two corners of the wash cloth free for "ears."

When you have the doughnut shape you want, take a rubber band and bind it tightly where the two ends of the washcloth meet.

Pull out the "free" corners of the washcloth so they stick out like ears. You're ready for the fun parts now.

Hot glue a cotton ball "tail" on the back, two googly eyes on the front, and then a pink pom pom below the eyes for a nose. In the middle of the doughnut shaped washcloth, you can stick one of those little paper "nut cups" and put some jelly beans in.

Now you can give it to a neighbor for Easter. I hope my directions were clear enough. Happy Easter!

By Stacey from Orem, UT

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Faux Chocolate Bunnies

By lalala... 731 97

These faux chocolate bunnies make great decorations and are the perfect sugar-free Easter basket filler!

bunny sitting next to basket with plastic Easter eggs

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Easter Wreath

By Ann Winberg 306 239

A cheery and easy wreath to welcome guests for Easter Sunday.

Easter egg wreath.

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Felt And Ribbon Eggs

By Sandi/Poor But Proud 466 2,132

With some firm felt, paint, and ribbon, you can make multiple egg decorations all at the same time.

Finished eggs.

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Easter Egg Curtain

By Ann Winberg 306 239

Peter Rabbit will be delighted when he sees your windows on Easter morning and the youngsters will have a ball helping make this fun craft.

Easter Egg Curtain

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Tip: Bunny Pot

By Randa Wagner 61 8

This is a oops bunny that got stuck in a flower pot hiding the eggs. I used a 4 inch flower pot, a 4 inch Styrofoam ball and a Styrofoam egg, with craft foam for the feet pads. Opps bunny in flower pot.

Paint your flower pot. Glue the ball into it. Cut the egg in half and glue on for feet. Glue on the feet pads and pom pom tail.

By craftmomo from San Marcos

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Tip: My Easter Bonnet (Spring Decor)

By Jackie H. 134 12

Straw hat decorated with flowers and greenery.This craft makes a lovely Easter and spring decoration for your front door.

Items you will need:

  • 1 12 inch or whatever size you choose to work with, straw hat. Some have a rippled edging, or just round.
  • choose the arrangement and color of silk flowers you want to decorate with
    Also, dried flowers are nice to work with.
  • wide 2 1/2 inch ribbon for bow and decorating around the inner part of hat
    At least 3 feet.
  • decoupage glue, or craft glue, one that dries clear
  • package of decorated napkins, flowers or bright colors are nice
    Whatever you decide for decorating.
  • a hot glue gun and refills of glue sticks

Instructions:

Start by pulling the layers of the napkins apart, usually two-ply. Cut up napkins into 4x4 inch squares. Layer your glue all over the outside rim of the hat, a good covering of glue. Place the napkins, print side up, in all different overlappings, until the entire brim is covered. Let this dry completely for a few hours.

While this is drying, you can be choosing what flowers you will decorate with. Decide what combination goes best, greens look very real. Silk baby's breath is nice to work with also. Cut the stems of each flower with only 3-4 inches of stem remaining.

When the hat is dry, go over the top of the napkins gently, using your finger tips, with another layer of glue until completely covered.

When this dries clear, the flowered napkins will show through beautifully. It leaves a lovely shine on the finish of the hat.

Now bend up one side only on the hat, bending it toward the round bump of the head of the hat, and staple it down in the center.

This gives you a pocket on each side of the hat to stuff with flowers.

Now, to decorate your hat, decide by practicing where all the flowers are to be. Then hot glue the stem of each flower individually, and stick it through the opening. Keep filling with flowers until your bonnet is filled to your desire.

The last thing I do, is measure the circumference of the head of the hat and cut a piece of ribbon and hot glue it around for the hat band.

Finally, make a bow, by just looping your ribbon over and over. When you're done, using thin wire, twist the wire around the center of the bow. Make sure you leave enough for the bow to trail. Cut each end of the trailing ribbon in a triangular fashion. Attach your bow to the middle of your bonnet. It makes a lovely Easter and spring decoration for your front door. Again, this sounds like a lot, but it takes as long for me to describe this as it does to actually make one! Enjoy!

~Happy spring to all~

Hugs,
By Jackie from Norton, MA

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Adorable Yarn Bunny Craft

By Jackie H. 134 12

It's not too late to make this adorable bunny. It is quite easy and fun to do with the kids.

Hanging white yarn bunny.

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Cute Bunny Magnet

By Rachel's Mom 277 87

My daughter created this cute little bunny magnet in no time. It would also be cute to wear as a pin. Simply glue a pin back to the back of the bunny's head instead of the magnetic strip.

Bunny magnet with pink pom pom nose.

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Tip: Ribbon Ties Easter Wreath

By Julie 48 564

An easy way to decorate your grapevine wreaths for Easter are just to run a ribbon through it's vines and then just use plastic eggs and sandwich the ribbon between the egg and close (no glue needed). Add silk flowers and then choose two colors of ribbon, cut in 12 inch strips, and tie and knot off all over the wreath and let dangle. Fast, pretty look and no use of glue. Happy Easter! Easter Egg Wreath with Flowers

By Julie from Greeneville, TN

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Glitter Eggs

This is a quick and easy project you can make using bits and pieces of items you probably already have around the house. You can finish several, as described below, and hang them on a tree, or....

Glitter decorated egg.

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Question: Easter Gingerbread House

I can't seem to find the directions for the house. It's quite lovely, but I need a little more to go on than just the picture!

By Phyllis

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Easter Place Card Holder

By Ann Winberg 306 239

A take home favor or place card holder. With a needle or other sharp tool break a small hole in both ends of an egg. Wiggle a toothpick around inside to break the yolk so it all will blow out clean.

Finished placecard holder.

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Craft Project: Easter Bunny Fabric Wind Sock

By Julie 48 564

Create a cute bunny windsock for your outside trees or porch to twirl in the breeze.

Fabric bunny wind sock.

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Eggshell Mosaic Easter Eggs

By Anne Davies 22 12

If you're looking for a fun craft that all the family can do at Easter, then why not try decorating some eggs with eggshell mosaic. All you need to do is to save some eggshells after cooking, paint them and break the segments into lots of little pieces to make your mosaic designs.

Mosaic egg.

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Towel Easter Bunny

By Sandy 48 43

It's time to get our Easter decorations out! Here is an easy bunny to make with your children or grandchildren. Lay washcloth like a diamond. Roll each half to the center making sure the "fuzzy" side of the washcloth is going to be on the outside.

White towel folded into an Easter bunny with plastic egg in pouch.

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Craft Project: Bunny Bag

By Rachel's Mom 277 87

This cute bunny bag can be used as a gift bag or table decor. Very inexpensive and easy to make! Fringe top of bag by making 2 inch long cuts about every 1/4 inch along top edge of flattened bag. Draw bunny teeth using black marker and white paper.

White paper bag bunny.

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Eggs and Clay Pot Easter Decorations

By Carrie Snider 16

I like to Easter decorations that are simple and beautiful. I bought these three solid decorative eggs at an after-Easter sale; the pots were very inexpensive at a craft store.

By Carrie from Yakima, WA

Simple Decorative Eggs

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Bunny Straw Hat Decoration

By sandy blevins 94 40

Here's an easy Easter decoration. A straw hat decorated to look like a bunny.

Straw hat with bunny ears, face, and a bow.

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Tip: Easter Mini Lites

By Terry 5 7

Mini lites in floral arrangement.As Easter is a comin', I have something that I do to get in the bunny mood. I remove the string that connects the eggs and put small slits with a knife on one side of the egg; enough to slip on mini lites. I use LED as they are not hot, but others I know have used the cheap mini lites and no problem so far. This is so pretty to put anywhere around your house. I put them around a big bouquet of flowers and it looks quite nice. Happy Easter decorating!

By Terry from Fall River, NS

Easter Mini Lites

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Question: Easter Bunny Door Decoration

I am looking for a door decoration that is an Easter Bunny made with a straw hat and jumbo loopy chenille. It is made with loopy chenille that is wrapped around the top of the hat for it's face. Do you know where I can find this?

By Betty

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Bunny Plant Poke

By Rachel's Mom 277 87

Create a cute bunny from a wooden spoon and insert it into a plant or bouquet of flowers at Easter.

Plant poke in potted plant.

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Egg Flowers

By Rachel's Mom 277 87

Turn your plastic eggs into blooms. Create several for a unique table centerpiece.

Plastic Easter egg flower.

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Craft Project: Fabric Easter Corsage

By Ann Winberg 306 239

A quick gift for that special teacher, aunt, or grandmother. You will need to make three fabric flowers; each uses two pieces of fabric and one piece of wire.

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Egg Dioramas

By Lily 11 141

These are adorable hanging above a table from a light fixture. They are eggs with tiny scenes inside.

Finished wall hanging egg.

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Craft Project: Fabric Covered Easter Eggs

By Patty Zion 6 31

Fill a basket with these easy and pretty fabric-covered foam eggs. Cut fabric into half-inch wide strips. Vary the fabrics on each egg for an interesting look. Mix solids and prints as desired.

Basket of fabric wrapped foam eggs.

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Cute Pompom Chick

By Anne Davies 22 12

Have a go at making a cute pompom chick. All you need to make your chick is some card rings, yarn, scissors, and a few craft basics. What's more, you'll soon get hooked on making pompoms and will want to make a whole brood of chicks for your friends.

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Bunny Hat Decoration

By Rachel's Mom 277 87

These bunny hats make cute door decorations for your home or office and can be assembled fairly quickly after the straw hat is painted. Instructions are for the white hat, but you can create a tan bunny by using tan spray paint, tan craft foam and brown chenille stems.

White and tan bunny hats.

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Broom Bunny

By sandy blevins 94 40

Here's a cute Easter decoration made from a little straw broom, a stuffed bunny, plastic eggs and flowers.

Broom Bunny

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