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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.