Easter craft ideas – 10 elegant, easy makes
Now is the perfect time to try these sophisticated Easter craft ideas – from gorgeous centerpieces to quick floral arrangements
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You needn't think that Easter craft ideas are unsophisticated – lollipop bunnies or cupcake chicks – ours are for adults-only because we believe that Easter + craft can result in some pretty sophisticated finishing touches.
From table decorations to a sophisticated wreath that will last you beyond Easter, these Easter craft projects are super easy – and they come with some simple step-by-steps. None will take you long to create, for many, you may already have the ingredients you need – and all, we think you will agree look beautiful.
For more Easter decorations – many of which involve very little effort for huge impact – don't miss our dedicated gallery.
Easter craft ideas
These are just some of our favorite Easter craft ideas – but we will keep adding them so don't forget to come back for more inspiration.
1. Make a decorated Easter egg display
This Easter craft idea is amongst our favorites.
1. Empty out the eggs – try to crack them open about two thirds of the way up.
2. Rinse inside the eggs with water and allow to dry.
3. Decorate the eggs – with paint, transfers, stencils or stickers.
4. Arrange, drop in some water and carefully place seasonal flowers.
We have step-by-step instructions to make this Easter table centerpiece.
2. Make an Easter basket
This simple Easter craft idea can be put together in moments. A vintage-style metal basket, or a traditional wicker version, is perfect for bulbs and other seasonal goodies. You could even use them for egg hunts, then style up as a cute place setting.
1. Arrange a mound of bun moss and quail’s eggs with a sprig of wax flower.
2. A hyacinth bulb in the moss will gradually bloom.
3. For a sweet treat, swap the quail’s eggs for chocolate.
Baskets and vintage cutlery, for similar try eBay (opens in new tab). Napkin, Nordic House (opens in new tab). Plates, Sainsbury’s (opens in new tab). Cake plate, Sophie Conran for Portmeirion (opens in new tab)
3. Make an Easter tree
An Easter tree adds charm, color and a seasonal touch for spring. Cover paper mache eggs with a paint wash – use leftover paint from a decorating project, mixed with a little water.
1. Coat the base in PVA glue and dip into a cup of eco glitter, tapping off any excess.
2. Glue small feathers and dried flowers as additional decoration and leave to dry.
3. Hang and display the finished eggs onto gathered foraged twigs cut to fit a vase or jug.
4. Make an Easter garden
An Easter craft ideas can live beyond the holiday. An Easter garden can live indoors and if the weather is wet – as it often can be at Easter – it's a wonderful way to bring greenery indoors.
1. To create this arrangement, first take some well-watered bun moss and cover the plates with spaced out mounds.
2. Insert succulents in the gaps between the moss, then make some depressions and nestle different types of egg in them.
3. Cover any gaps in the greenery with dried daisies.
4. Finally drape ivy trails around the edges.
5. To keep the daisies fresh, remove and spritz with water, wait until dry then replace.
Napkin, Nordic House. Vintage cake stand, for similar try eBay. Plates, Sainsbury’s. Dried daisies, Atlas Flowers (opens in new tab)
5. Bake your way to a beautiful look
Easter recipes are integral to Easter crafting, and you can pretty up spring bakes with crystallized edible flowers.
1. To make them, separate the white from an egg and put in a small bowl. White caster sugar is traditionally used; a handy hint is to blitz the sugar with a blender for an extra-fine coating.
2. Using a fine brush, gently paint the egg white onto both sides of the edible flowers and carefully sprinkle over the sugar. Shake off any excess and place on a baking tray lined with grease-proof paper to dry.
They will last a couple of weeks kept in an airtight container. Not all flowers are edible and even varieties that are can be grown using pesticides making them dangerous to eat, so always ensure to go to an edible flower specialist.
6. Make an Easter centerpiece
Easter table decorations can be used all around the house, as entry table decor ideas or as an Easter table centerpiece. This Easter craft arrangement looks lovely all year; simply add quails' eggs to make an Easter table center.
1. Place tree bark on a platter – we used a slate tile – and dress it with mounds of bun moss secured with a hot glue gun.
2. To create the eggshell candle holder, carefully remove the top of the shell, clean it and fill with moss. Pop a tealight inside.
7. Wrap chocolate eggs in fabric
Want an almost effortless Easter craft idea? You can easily personalize shop-bought Easter eggs with pretty fabric.
1. Take them out of their cardboard packaging and wrap them in fabric.
2. Use offcuts finished with pinking shears, or even vintage scarves.
8. Make an Easter table setting
This cute Easter craft table setting is so easy to create – and it looks very sweet!
1. To make a rabbit’s ears napkin roll, fold it in half, corner to corner, to create a triangle.
2. Roll up from the widest edge towards the central corner.
3. With the point facing down, pull the two ends to meet and tie a quarter of the way from the bottom.
4. Position on a plate, insert an egg, feathers and flowers, and shape to look like ears.
Place mat and napkin, Nordic House. Cutlery, Amara (opens in new tab). Plates, Sainsbury’s. Dried daisies, Atlas Flowers
9. Make a seasonal wreath
Easter wreath ideas can range from overtly Easter-themed to subtler styles, like the one above.
This spring wreath was made with both dried flowers and fresh cut foliage, using bent twigs as the framework – it's so easy to recreate at home with foraged finds from your own garden.
Our guide on how to make a living spring wreath – in four easy steps.
10. Make an Easter flower arrangement
This simple Easter craft idea can be used to decorate your Easter dining table, windowsills, mantelpieces or as something lovely to look at on a working-from-home desk. It’s easy to recreate and the fresh and dried flower mix brings a modern spin to the Easter flower arrangement, too.
1. To make, gently place and position the eggs – try a mixture of hen’s and quail’s –inside a glass vase.
2. Using seasonal flowers, dried flowers and grasses, ease the stems between the eggs. Narrow and straight stems will make this easier.
3. Remove and replace the fresh flowers when needed or choose flowers which dry elegantly over time.
4. When the eggs are nearing their best-before date, they can be retrieved and eaten!
11. Make a bunny coffee pot warmer
Keep coffee piping hot with an adorable handmade cafetière warmer.
1. It's simple to make by folding a piece of felt in half and cutting out your rabbit motif.
2. Stitch from the neck up at the back and round to the base at the front, leaving the back free so it's easy to slip over your hot pot.
3. Sew a pom pom and a popper to the base at the back, so it's easy to secure in place.
12. Hang paper egg decorations from branches
Spring blossom decorated with birds and hung with colorful paper eggs makes a whimsical Easter tree. Forage the twigs yourself – willow is an excellent choice as it's shiny and malleable.
What crafts can I make for Easter?
Your Easter craft ideas can range from elegant table settings, flower arrangements and wreaths, made with natural materials such as blossom boughs, fresh spring flowers and blown eggshells, through to cute bunny and chick-themed makes perfect for children.
'It's really about how you like to celebrate the occasion and your personal style,' says Andréa Childs, Editor of Country Homes & Interiors magazine. 'Don't feel you have to stick to just one look. You might have a children's party and Easter egg hunt, complete with homemade Easter baskets and painted paper mache eggs, followed by an Easter lunch for family and friends, with a beautifully decorated table.'
For sustainable and eco-friendly Easter decor ideas, think about natural, foraged and found materials. 'Paper cups and cardboard egg boxes, wool pompoms and colored card are ideal for children's makes,' says Andréa. 'For your grown-up crafting, gather twigs, eggshells, flowers, moss and stones to create Easter gardens, centerpieces and floral displays.'
With over 30 years of working in journalism on women's home and lifestyle media brands, Rhoda is an Editorial Director, Homes Content, at Future. Over time, Rhoda has worked on the entire homes and gardens portfolio including Homes & Gardens, Country Homes & Interiors, Livingetc, Ideal Home, Style at Home, Woman & Home, 25 Beautiful Homes, Amateur Gardening and Easy Gardens. She was also editor of Country Homes & Interiors for 14 years, leading it across print and creating the blog Country Days. She has also worked at Woman’s Weekly, Family Circle and Practical Parenting.
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