Holiday decorations are a great way to get in the spirit of the season, whether it’s in the spring, summer or middle of winter. If you like to craft and love the holidays, with Easter right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make Easter decorations.
The following are some Easter crafts you can use to decorate your home.
This festive Easter tree can be decorated with tiny Easter eggs or other spring decorations. You can also display swap cherry blossoms or other general spring decorations for tiny Easter eggs and display your tree throughout the spring.
- Clay Pot Plaster of Paris (you can also use quick drying cement)
- White spray paint
- Spanish moss or Easter grass
- Misc. craft supplies, such as ribbon and paint
- Choose a twig or small branch that is proportionate to your pot. In other words if you have a small pot or a small space, choose a smaller branch; if you have a bigger pot, choose a larger branch. The best branches will have smaller branches that will allow you to hang ornaments on them.
- Using white spray paint, spray paint the twig and its branches white. Do this outside or in a well-ventilated area. You may need more than one coat of paint. Let dry completely.
- While the branch is drying, decorate your pot with acrylic paints, puffy paint or the accessories of your choice. Ideas for decorating include painting the pot a solid color and painting it white and using felt for ears. Be creative!
- Once the pot and branch have dried completely, plant the branch. Mix plaster of Paris and fill the pot approximately an inch from the top. Place the branch in the middle of the pot by pushing it through the plaster of Paris, then making sure it is straight so it doesn’t dry crooked.
- When the plaster of Paris has dried completely, decorate the branches with ornaments. Craft stores have small Styrofoam eggs you can decorate as well as an assortment of pre-made Easter ornaments.
- If you want, you can cover the plaster of Paris with Spanish moss or Easter grass.
Sugar Coated Fruit Centerpiece
This table decoration is made primarily from sugar-coated fruit and is a great, festive centerpiece for Easter dinner.
- Six pounds of various fresh fruit
- Apple jelly
- Superfine sugar
- Spring flowers, artificial or fresh, depending on how long you plan to use your display
- Pastry brushes
- Flat basket or spring or Easter-themed platter
- Cover your work area in newspaper to keep your work surface clean and make clean-up easy.
- Wash the fruit and lay it on the newspaper to dry.
- Mix one cup of apple jelly and one cup of water, then use a pastry brush to paint each piece of fruit with the mixture.
- Sprinkle superfine sugar all over the moistened fruit.
- Allow the fruit dry then arrange the mound of fruit on a platter or in a flat basket. Arrange flowers, such as daffodils and lilacs, with the fruit.
Making Easter decorations will add special meaning to your home’s holiday décor. These are just a few of the many Easter decorations you can craft in an afternoon or a couple of hours.