Easter is the perfect holiday to celebrate and share in seasonal togetherness by feasting on chocolate and crafting with the whole family to bring the best DIY Easter decor ideas to life.
From Easter trees to colorful egg stands and more, bunnyhop into action to give your home a refresh. Think Easter decorating ideas but with even more bespoke and contemporary appeal.
DIY Easter decor ideas
Add character to your indoor and outdoor space with pastel palettes and fresh textures, from your tablescape to your spring porch. DIYing your Easter decorations will put a huge grin on your face, save you money and not to mention, impress guests!
1. Craft a sweet and simple mobile
Are you seeking a different kind of Easter decoration? In this striking ceiling-mounted mobile, beautifully patterned quail eggs hang next to decorative mini-nests and hen's eggs in different sizes. Delicate macramé hangers hold extra-large eggs that, when filled with water, serve as mini-vases for colorful, cut geraniums.
To make the fragile egg cases, either carefully remove the tops from raw eggs, drain the egg white and yolk and rinse the eggs, or remove the tops from boiled eggs, spoon the contents out and carefully clean them.
2. Macramé bunny plant pods
Put a seasonal twist on macramé plant hangers with these bunny plant pods. They’re a great way to display smaller plants in your home, especially as you embrace all things spring with seasonal details to refresh your home décor. This is the ideal project for beginners as it focuses on the square knot, which is one of the first knots you’ll learn. Discover how to create these Macramé bunny plant pods on the Hobbycraft Ideas Hub.
3. DIY floral chair ties
Elevate the humble dining chair with a quick floral fix that will delight guests, and add that extra special finishing detail of prettiness. Simply tie small bundles of dried, fresh, or mixed flowers with colored ribbon, and fasten them to each chair back. Keep the ribbon trails long for a fresh (not twee) finish. Alternate colors on each chair for a cheerfully relaxed, mix-and-match approach.
4. Pom pom bunnies
For a fun family-friendly Easter craft idea, invite a fluffle (the collective name for a group of bunnies - too cute!) of fluffy-tailed cuties into the DIY Easter decor mix, with this hop-to-it, easy Pom pom bunnies idea from Craftic. They make the most adorable touch on the Easter cake, shelves, or pretty much anywhere they visit.
5. Boho hat wall
For a contemporary take on the traditional Easter bonnet idea, flower and upcycling fans can upgrade a painted wall by transforming old straw hats into wall-hanging planters for colorful geraniums and seasonal blooms. This inventive, upcycling idea gives off plenty of holiday vibes and is super easy to make.
6. Easter mantelscape
Decorating a mantel for Easter is easily done, using fresh picks from your garden.
Pop a large branch into a statement vase, and adorn it with a recycled paper garland, and pegged feathers. Stagger pastel bud vases along the mantelpiece filled with mixed fresh and dried flowers for textural interest. Fill any gaps with chocolate eggs and bright candy, and add in a couple of seasonal figurines tied with ribbon for a playful twist.
Don’t stop there... Fill the fireplace with an assortment of Easter eggs and voluminous foliage to bring the vision to life, and adorn the fire surround with baskets planted with cheerful daffodils and pastel-hued dried grasses.
*Styling tip - for an added DIY detail, spray paint jam jar lids and toy animal figurines in pastel hues, and glue together once dry. Fill the jam jars with mini eggs and feathers, and voila - a treat for the eyes and tummy!
7. Add joyful textures to a small space backdrop
Get the whole family involved with simple and fun DIY ideas for small spaces. Interior stylist and entrepreneur, Kel Harmer of Oh So Kel, shares her joyful and chic styling hacks, featuring colorful dried blooms and feather tickles! 'For a DIY backdrop – Pastel feathers fixed with washi tape create a simple yet truly stunning backdrop that can be applied to mirrors, kitchen cupboards, and walls.'
8. Pyrography Easter treat crate
Create the ultimate personalized crate as the finale of your Easter egg hunt this year by using Easter stencils and a wood-burning technique called pyrography. Discover how to make this Pyrography Easter treat crate on the Hobbycraft Ideas Hub.
9. Nod to rustic materials
Design experts at Wren say: ‘If a neutral look is more to your taste, you can still create a themed tablescape using nudes and metallics to impress your guests. Opt for a cotton table cover and accompany with linen napkins. Then dip some hollowed-out eggs in some gold or silver leaf to create a pop of color. If you want to have a centerpiece on your table, tie the look together with some pampas grass in a feature glass vase.’
10. Crochet carrot Easter egg cozy
Fill your basket with veggie patch goodness, and get yarning to whip up these super cute Carrot Easter egg cozies, designed by Once Upon a Cheerio. They even feature a drawstring top to safely house mini eggs or other nuggets of niceness – finders keepers!
11. DIY Easter wreath
Enjoy an afternoon of crafty loveliness and make an Easter wreath to adorn your front door, interior, or wherever you please. To make an everlasting design like the gorgeous one shown here from The Happy Blossoms, you’ll need a bunch of colorful dried flowers; a metal wire wreath (size, shape, and style dependent on preference, but a ridged design makes for easy attaching); some floristry wire, and floristry scissors.
Start by separating and creating small bunches of dried flowers and trim the lengths. Attach the individual bunches to the wireframe by firmly wrapping the base stems with the reel wire. Overlap each bunch to avoid any gaps. Continue this process, in one direction until you are happy with the coverage and effect. You might want a full wreath, or perhaps you prefer a minimalist design that leaves a section of the wire wreath exposed? You really can’t go wrong, and the end result will be something truly unique and beautiful that you can use time and time again. Finish with a ribbon flourish to hang if desired.
12. Easter shed makeover
For a fun DIY weekend project, paint your shed and transform it into an oasis of wonder, perfect for stashing all those Easter eggs in... Pick two to three complementary pastel shades to paint the interior and exterior (don’t forget to paint the floor and ceiling!) and once dry, create a snug space with cozy cushions, throws, and a tactile rug. And as it’s Easter, say yes to bunting, seasonal wreaths, and of course baskets galore for you know what…
13. Put a literal stamp on it
Decorate anything and everything from homemade stationery, to gift boxes, storage boxes, and even textiles, with seasonal stamps and colored inks. It’s the little personal touches that make all the difference after all! This Hoppy Pows Easter Bunny stamp kit from Amazon is cute to boot.
14. Group personalized eggs
For a more virtuous Easter egg that can be used as a place setting, room decor, or token gift, use spray paint to ‘dust’ the top third of boiled, ceramic, or wooden eggs in a chosen shade, before stamping a loved one’s name, or even a favorite word onto the egg face. Or, for a similar idea with less mess that looks oh so pretty, tie a simple piece of colored twine around each egg, and pop in a sprig of fresh or dried foliage.
15. DIY burlap bunny
Fancy a speedy farmhouse fix to adorn the dresser? Try this super cute, five-minute DIY Burlap Bunny Easter project by Brooke Riley, CEO and founder of DIY home decor blog, Re-Fabbed. It makes the perfect seasonal flourish to your gifts or home decor.
How do you decorate for Easter on a budget?
DIYing Easter decor is a no-brainer if you're on a low budget but if you want to penny-pinch even further, get creative and experimental with what you have to add to your display. Think of using anything growing naturally in your garden or even items in your pantry...
According to WeThrift, people have been searching Pinterest more and more for Easter wreaths, garlands, Easter trees and alternative looks that are naturally cheap and easy to create so you won't be alone in branching out.