Home decor for Easter does not have to be complicated. With some simple items that can be found around the home, your house can look festive on the cheap. These ideas are fun for kids too!
1. Marshmallow Bunny Wreath
To make the marshmallow bunny wreath, you need: cardboard, ribbon, 3-4 boxes of Peeps bunnies, glue, and crepe paper. Cut the cardboard into a circle. You can use a large plate as a template to cut a circle with an 11.5″ diameter, and 1″ wide. Cover the cardboard with the crepe paper (I used white), or you can paint the cardboard a color of your choosing.
Glue the marshmallow bunnies to the cardboard wreath form. Elmer’s School Glue works well for this; hot glues run the risk of melting the marshmallows. To prevent a mess from the glue and sugar, cover your work surface with a garbage bag. After generously gluing the bunnies down, let them set for at least 24 hours. It will be tempting to touch the wreath, but don’t do it!
After it dries, you are ready to add a bow. I used three yards of wired ribbon and followed this video to make a wreath bow. Be sure to hang it in a cool, dry place!
2. Easter Egg Tree Centerpiece
To make the Easter egg tree, you need: small wooden branches, spray paint, Easter grass or jellybeans, glass vase or jar, plastic Easter eggs, ribbon, and thread or dental floss. Stuff the glass vase with Easter grass. If you do not have Easter grass, jellybeans or marbles would also work. Spray paint the small branches and let them dry. Silver, gold, white, or pastel colors would be ideal for this project.
Arrange the branches in the jar. Thread the plastic Easter eggs with dental floss or thread, so that they can be hung as ornaments. (My eggs already had holes in them, so all I had to do was lace the floss through.) Decorate your tree, and do not be afraid to add your own touches! If you have any marshmallow bunnies left from the wreath project, you can stick them on skewers and add them to the arrangement.
Tie a ribbon around the vase, and it is ready to display.
3. Happy Easter Banner
For the Easter garland, you need: stencils, glue stick, hole punch, ribbon, scissors, and colored card stock or paint chips. This is the easiest project of the bunch. Simply stencil the words or images you’d like on to paint chips, cut them out, and glue each on to a paint chip of a contrasting color. After drying, punch holes into each card, and lace them into a banner with the ribbon. For a more permanent decoration, colored felt can be substituted for the card stock.