Homemade Easter Decorations

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

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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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Make 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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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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Bunny garland.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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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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Bunny gingerbread house.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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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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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.

Yo Yo bunny.

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Bits and pieces of inexpensive craft items can be used to create an eye-catching Easter wreath for your front door.

Wreath decorated with small straw Easter bonnets.

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This is a guide about making faux chocolate bunnies. Create a "chocolate" Easter bunny for decoration by recycling ceramic figurines.

Making Faux Chocolate Bunnies

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Start by cutting out your cardboard in the shape of an egg. 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. Then hot glue on the yarn around the outside of the egg. . .

Mosaic egg decoration.

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

Finished eggs.

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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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Pinterest has many examples:

https://www.pinterest.com/coydonna/easter-sugar-cookie-houses/

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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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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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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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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.

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

Easter egg wreath.

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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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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.

Easter Egg Wreath with Flowers

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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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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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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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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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