Stocking up on department store knick-knacks for Easter is a fast decorating solution, but this practice can get expensive and it’s not too original. By making your own crafts, you can create specific themes and match your home’s décor and color schemes. Invite a few friends over or work these three Easter crafts by yourself. The first two work perfectly as a tabletop decoration; the last craft you can display on a wall or an interior door.
Easter Egg Tree
This Easter activity begins with a quick foray into your yard. You need a narrow branch, 2 to 3 feet tall. Strip away the leaves but don’t tear off the tiny branches. Now you have a choice: spray paint the branch gold or silver or leave it natural and bare.
Fill a slender bud vase with decorating beads or sand. Poke your stick into the sand and arrange it so the stick stands up straight. If you don’t like the color of the vase or have a specific theme in mind, cover the vase by wrapping it in Easter-themed wrapping paper. (I like the idea of covering a coffee can with the paper and setting the vase inside.)
Now hang a few Easter decorations from the “tree” like paper birds, silk flowers or even plastic eggs glued with a bit of ribbon.
Egg Cup Display
This DIY craft is beautiful and simple. Paint plastic eggs with craft paint. Allow the eggs to dry then wrap the egg around the seam with ribbon. Choose ribbon in a pretty spring pattern or in a color darker than the paint. Attach the ribbon with glue and arrange the eggs in inexpensive egg cups. Feeling a little artsy? Paint the letters E-A-S-T-E-R, one letter at a time on each egg cup. Arrange the cups to spell out the word Easter and put one decorated egg in each cup.
For this craft, you need wrapping paper, glue, scissors, large clothespins and a grapevine wreath. You also need a fluffy ribbon to attach to the wreath. Cover one flat side of the clothespin with paper. You’ll need to use a pencil and scissors to get the right shape. Glue paper to the clothespin and allow it some drying time. Do this for several pins, the more pins the better. I also like using different paper patterns to create a truly beautiful look. Clip the pins on the wreath and finish with a bow. Voila!
Put your creativity to work with these exciting Easter crafts. Mix and match patterns and color for something fresh and new.