Traditionally, decorating the family home was kept for occasions, such as Christmas and Halloween. But now our love of home decorating has spread to Easter decorations.
Unlike Christmas, there isn’t one standard decoration used to signify an Easter celebration. Luckily we’ve put together a guide to decorating your home this Easter, starting with easy child friendly DIY crafts that’ll look great in your home.
We also understand not everyone has the time or space to craft. If this is you, at the end of this article, you’ll find four craft-free ways to decorate your home this Easter.
3 Family Friendly DIY Easter Decoration Ideas
1. Easter Bunny bunting.
Easter Bunny bunting is super easy to make, especially if you have little ones who love to help! This craft looks great using patterned coloured paper — the brighter the better. Alternatively, if you want the kids to get involved, you can use plain paper and let them decorate it.
All you’ll need to make Easter Bunny bunting is:
- Coloured or patterned paper.
- Cotton wool balls OR pom-poms.
- Bunny stencil.
How to make Easter Bunny bunting:
- Take your bunny stencil and mark out your bunnies on the patterned paper, ensuring you leave room to cut them out. If you don’t have a bunny stencil, make your own by printing out a rabbit outline from the internet, cutting it out and tracing around it.
- Once you’ve cut all your bunnies out, you can begin to decorate them. Feel free to use paint, glitter or anything really. Alternatively leave the bunnies undecorated for an equally as good look.
- After all the decorating is done, use glue to stick on the pom-pom tails in the appropriate place. Set aside to dry.
- Whilst you’re waiting, cut the twine to your desired length.
- Using sticky tape, stick the head of your bunnies to the twine, ensuring they are evenly spaced. If you find the tape isn’t holding your bunnies, try taping in a cross formation.
Now your easter bunny bunting is complete feel free to hang it anywhere in your house. This bunting makes a great addition to any pre-existing decorations or simply on it’s own.
2. Easy Easter egg wreath.
Whilst traditionally associated with Christmas time, wreaths are a really simple way to decorate your home for any occasion. All you need for this Easter wreath is a front door and hook to display it.
Like the aforementioned Easter bunny bunting, coloured card is best for this craft, but if you want the kids to get involved, feel free to use plain card.
All you’ll need to make an Easter egg wreath is:
- 5 coloured sheets of cardboard.
- 1 plain stronger sheet of cardboard.
- Miscellaneous crafting items (optional).
To make your Easter egg wreath:
- Firstly, create your circular base for the wreath. To do this find two plates, one larger and one smaller. Trace around these and cut out your ring shape.
- Using your twine, measure the length between the top of the door and where you wish the wreath to sit. Cut a length of twin double this. Make a hole in the top center of the wreath and attach the twine. Place aside.
- Now it’s time to make your Easter eggs! Take your coloured cardboard and draw/trace Easter shapes onto it. We suggest doing a few small flower shapes with your eggs.
- Cut out your shapes. If you wish to decorate them in any way, now is the time to do so.
- Once your shapes are decorated, lay them on the cardboard wreath and create your desired look. Then glue them down.
Once your wreath is dry, it’ll make the perfect addition to your Easter decorations.
3. Woollen Easter egg nest.
This woolen egg basket craft may not look or sound easy, but trust us, it is. Fair warning though, this craft can become messy quite quickly and is best done over a few days. You’ll also need to use a sharp knife or scissors in this craft, so adult supervision is recommended for young children.
When picking your wool colours, we suggest going with a pastel colour for the best effect. Furthering on this don’t be afraid to use multiple colours.
All you’ll need to make this woollen Easter egg nest is:
- At least 500ml of PVA glue.
- 1 standard ball of coloured wool.
- 1 balloon.
- Scissor or a sharp knife.
- Shredded paper (optional).
- Rice (¼ cup).
To make your woollen Easter egg nest:
Cut your wool into 60cm pieces. Empty your glue into a large container.
Place as much of the quarter cup of rice as you can into the balloon; this will help stabilise it during later steps. Blow your balloon up to the desired size of your nest and tie.
Now this is where it gets rather messy. Take a single strand of yarn and cover it in glue. Wrap it around the balloon. Continue this step until the balloon is covered in wool, trying not to leave any large gaps.
Place the balloon aside to dry overnight.
Once the wool is completely dry and firm to touch using a pin gently pop the balloon. Using scissors or a sharp knife cut a round hole in the front. Flatten the bottom slightly to ensure the nest stands on it’s own.
Finally, tie your ribbon into a bow and place it at the top of the nest. Fill the inside with shredded paper for added effect. Wait for the Easter bunny to deliver his treats.
This Easter egg nest looks great in your home as a centerpiece for your table. Or, if you’re after a more practical use, it’s the perfect spot for the Easter Bunny to leave his treats too.
These also look adorable when used as Easter egg decorations. Simply use a smaller balloon and don’t cut the hole in the front. Add a little ribbon for added cuteness!
Four Simple Ways to Decorate Your Home This Easter
1. Table decorations.
Table decorations are a simple and often inexpensive way to bring Easter into your home. If you head into your local shopping centre, it’s likely you’ll be able to find small bunnies or other trinket like items that will look great arranged in the centre of your dinner table.
It’s suggested you stick to a similar colour palette for all decorations you pick, this will make a big difference in the overall appearance. Couple your Easter table decorations with a tablecloth that follows a similar colour scheme to complete the look .
2. Easter bunny feet.
Easter bunny feet are the easiest way to decorate your home this Easter. Traditionally, these are used to signify the Easter bunnies visit on Easter Sunday morning.
They are so simple to achieve, if you don’t mind a bit of mess. All you need to do is print a bunny foot, make it into a stencil and lightly dust flour over the stencil to make the prints.
3. Easter-egg-themed balloons.
Easter egg balloons are easy to source and relatively in-expensive. This is a great option to use for the whole Easter weekend, especially if you’ve got young kids. The best part is your local balloon retailer will often inflate these for you and add hi-float (makes the helium last up to a week) for a small added cost.
Who doesn’t love an excuse to buy flowers for your home! Opt for light coloured flowers for a more traditional Easter look.