3 DIY Easter Decor Projects to Make This Spring
What better way to celebrate warm temperatures and sunlight of spring than by making some cute DIY Easter decorations? These three crafts are easy to make and will get your home ready for the Easter bunny's arrival. Each craft can be made using simple, household materials, some of which you may already have lying around. Happy crafting!
3 DIY Easter Decorations
- Fluffy Bunny Wreath
- Easter Egg Tree
- Floppy-Eared Blanket Bunny
1. Fluffy Bunny Wreath
Is it a holiday without a wreath? I think not. This fluffy bunny wreath with light up your home with cuteness. Below the instructions, you'll find a photo gallery that illustrates the steps in this process to help you follow along.
- 2 wire hangers
- Silver garland
- Floral wire
- Easter string light or a string of LED lights
- An old shirt or a bow tie
- Needle nose pliers
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue gun
- 2 twist ties
- Shape one wire hanger into a small circle. Cut your other wire hanger in half and shape ears. Attach the ears to your circle using your pliers.
- Begin wrapping your garland around your wire. I find it easiest to hold the beginning piece and wrap the garland on top of itself to secure it in place.
- Continue wrapping the garland until all the wire is covered.
- Wrap your string lights around your bunny. I started at the top of the head and worked my way around.
- If you have a bow tie, you can secure it to the bottom of your bunny using the two twist ties. If not, you can easily make one from an old shirt.
- To make your bow tie, lay your shirt out flat. Cut the back side of the shirt along the seams.
- Set the rest of the fabric aside. Lay your cut fabric out flat.
- Fold your fabric in half, hot dog style. Cut the fabric down the side to make your edges even.
- Fold in half once more, hamburger style. You will have a small to medium sized rectangle.
- Using your hot glue gun, glue the edges together.
- Pinch your fabric rectangle in the middle to create a bow. Tie an extra strip of fabric around the center to hold it in place. Cut off any excess fabric.
- Flip your bow so the knot you created is facing you. Slip two twist ties under the knot.
- Secure your bow tie to your bunny using the twist ties.
- Create a hook to hang your bunny wreath using the floral wire.
- Hang up your bunny wreath and enjoy!
2. Easter Egg Tree
This is a cute and fun decoration that would be beautiful on a mantle or as a table centerpiece. Below the instructions, you'll find a photo gallery that illustrates the steps in this process to help you follow along.
- Vase or container
- Yarn or Easter grass
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Decorative ribbon
- Dental floss
- Beads, optional
- Other decorative items, optional
- Place a little bit of yarn or Easter grass in the bottom of your vase. I filled about a quarter of my vase with yarn.
- Arrange your branches in your vase. I used four branches from my yard.
- Place a few plastic Easter eggs in the vase for decorative purposes. This also helps keep your branches loosely in place.
- Open your plastic egg and string dental floss through the two holes in the top. Close your egg and tie it to a branch. Repeat this process until you have the desired amount of eggs on your tree.
- Add a few finishing touches to your branches for flair. You can add beads, light necklaces, thread, plastic flowers, etc. The possibilities are endless! I added some copper thread to the bottom of my branches for a subtle sparkle.
- Arrange a few extra eggs and yarn or grass around your branches to fill the top of your vase.
- Tie a decorative ribbon around your vase. You can create a fancy bow if you like. To create mine, I wrapped my ribbon around my vase, making sure the tails of the ribbon were even. I tied a tight knot to secure it. Then, I started creating loops, carefully twisting the bottom. I created two loops on each side and secured them with a twist tie. Below, I've shared a great tutorial on how to create a fancy bow.
- Display your easter tree on a mantle or as a table centerpiece.
3. Floppy-Eared Blanket Bunny
When I was in first or second grade, I made the cutest washcloth bunny for Easter. I remember loving the craft and treasuring my little bunny. I wanted to recreate that magic in a new way. Because I don't have any extra washcloths that would make a cute bunny, I decided to use an old blanket to create something new, and this floppy-eared blanket bunny craft was born! It's so easy to make and takes less than five minutes. This soft bunny would be adorable on the couch, or you can give it your child to cuddle at night. Below the instructions, you'll find a photo gallery that illustrates the steps in this process to help you follow along.
- Large rubber band
- Decorative ribbon or Mala beads
- Unfold your blanket and lay it flat.
- Starting at one corner, begin folding the blanket in on itself toward the middle, a little at a time. Repeat on the opposite corner so that you have two long sections in the center.
- Fold the blanket in half and lay the ears next to each other in a 'V' shape.
- Turn the blanket so the ears face you and fold it once again.
- Gather your ears and wrap the rubber band around them to hold in place.
- Wrap a decorative ribbon or Mala beads around the ears to hide the rubber band and give your bunny interest.
- If you don't plan on reusing your blanket in the future, you can hot glue googly eyes on as well as pom-poms for the nose and tail.
- Enjoy your floppy-eared bunny!