How to Decorate for Easter

Easter is a time of rebirth and awakening. Play up the season's pastel hues and the natural inspirations of spring with these Easter decorating ideas.

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Get ready to celebrate Easter with this Howcast video series on how to decorate Easter eggs, make bunny ears, and pull together other Easter crafts.

You Will Need

  • Eggs
  • Straight pin
  • Scissors
  • Wire
  • Silk flowers
  • Crepe paper
  • Pussy willows
  • Vase
  • Spring flowers
  • Floral foam
  • Baskets
  • Mini trees
  • Pastel tablecloths or napkins
  • Glasses
  • Egg cups
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Skewer (optional)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Welcome visitors with an egg wreath

    Welcome visitors with an eggshell wreath. Hollow out dyed or natural brown eggs by piercing one end of a raw egg with a straight pin, then pricking the other end and blowing out the egg yolk. Use scissors to cut the wire and form a loop. Thread the eggs onto the wire and adorn with silk flowers or crepe paper as desired. Fasten to the door with a looped piece of wire.

  2. Create a simple eggshell garland by threading hollowed-out eggs onto a ribbon. Tape one end of the ribbon onto a skewer, then string the eggs, remove the skewer and tie a knot to hold eggs in place.

  3. Step 2

    Bring the outside in

    Cut branches of pussy willows and arrange the stems in a pastel or Easter-themed vase. Or cut daffodils, roses, or any spring flower and place them into floral foam in baskets throughout the house to add bursts of spring color.

  4. Step 3

    Hang mini eggs

    Hang miniature eggs, which can be found in craft or retail stores, onto miniature trees or along pussy willow branches.

  5. Step 4

    Create a whimsical table

    Create a festive table. Mix and match your fine china or stoneware and add colorful linens. Add a playful touch by filling martini glasses with miniature candy eggs and centering on plates. Or, place name cards atop martini glasses or inside egg cups for instant Easter cheer.

  6. Step 5

    Add modern flair

    Place Easter eggs of the same color, but with varying textures and finishes, into a similarly-colored basket for a traditional centerpiece with a modern twist. Then add some embellishments with grasses or flowers. Extend the monochromatic look with linens and dinnerware and add crystal glasses for a shimmery, dreamy tablescape.

  7. Gold-embellished Faberge eggs were first commissioned by Russian Czar Alexander III in 1885 as an Easter gift for his wife.

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