Easter Decorations You Can DIY
Upcycled Egg Nests
A paper shredder can turn brown bags into a sweet, Spring centerpiece. Run a flattened paper lunch bag through the shredder up to the folded bottom (do not shred bottom) and reverse to remove. Cut the bag down to 7 1/2 inches high and use your fingers or the edge of a scissors blade to curl the shredded pieces outward. Shred extra bags to make filling and add colored eggs to complete your nest.
Easter Egg Balloon Garland
Inflate ten white balloons. To make stripes, place a ring of glue dots around the center of the balloon, then wrap it with a crepe paper streamer. Adhere circle label stickers (at office supply stores) directly onto the balloon for polka dots. Attach the balloons to a store-bought garland or streamer with clear tape, and string up with painter's tape.
Upcycled glass jars become a family of spring chicks. If you want to place water inside your chicks, use enamel paint and follow package directions to cure it. Coat the inside of each jar with paint and let dry; re-coat until paint looks opaque. Alternately, you can use regular craft paint on the outside or place small vases inside the jars. Cut beaks, feet, and wattles from orange, yellow, and red felt and hot-glue to jars; finish with painted black eyes.
You’ll use this sweet table topper for years. Just start with a plain white runner and stamp on carrots with fabric paint. To make the stamp, use our carrot template. Trace onto craft foam and cut out. Glue onto a small block of wood or sturdy cardboard. Attach green pom-pom trim with hot glue (an adult’s job).
If Your Peeps Love Peeps ...
... then sweeten up a drink with this trick. Use an oiled chopstick to pierce a channel in a marshmallow bunny, then insert a straw and serve with milk.
Festoon your fiesta with this garland made from simple shapes. Cut circles and ovals (craft punches get this done ultra fast), plus elongated oval pieces for the ears. Use glue dots to attach the ears to the circle backs. Draw the eyes. Adhere the eggs and the bunny heads to a long length of rickrack, using more glue dots. Tie or tack above your table, in a window, or wherever your home could use a little bunny style.
- RELATED: 11 Easy Easter Crafts for Kids
Egg-cellent Napkin Holders
Trim individual cups from cardboard egg cartons to create these pretty petal-and-leaf napkin rings. Paint with craft paint, let dry, then hot-glue to segments cut from a cardboard tube.
Sheep-er by the Dozen Egg Display
Fuzzy white baby socks and felt transform eggs into a fun flock you can put on display all season long.
What you'll need: Fuzzy white baby sock (0-6 months), scissors, tan felt, pink felt, tacky glue, two googly eyes, black embroidery floss, needle, two 1/2-inch white pom-poms.
What To Do: Cut sock to 2 1/2 inches tall. Cut two outer ear pieces from tan felt and two inner ear pieces from pink felt using the templates. Glue the pink piece to the center of the tan piece and repeat for other ear. Once dry, glue ears to the sides of the sock, pink side down. Cut a circle 1 1/4 inches in diameter out of tan felt and glue to sock. Glue googly eyes on the circle and stitch an upper-case "Y" below the eyes with embroidery floss for the nose and mouth. Glue two 1/2-inch white pom-poms to the front bottom edge for the feet.
RELATED: 22 Toddler Easter Egg Filler Ideas