Pretty Easter Crafts for Adults

Create a few fun crafts for your Easter celebration. These sophisticated crafts (some are sewn) add a pretty elegance to your Easter events.


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Carrot Table Runner
Greg Scheidemann
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Quilted Carrot Table Runner

    Dress up your Easter dessert display with this adorable carrot table runner. Combine a variety of orange-print strips to give it texture.

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Butterfly Tree

    Create this fluttering butterfly tree to display indoors or out. Cut butterflies from brightly colored paper and attach to twigs with twine. Fill vase with crafts foam, stick twigs into foam, and top with Spanish moss. For an extra-sweet touch, glue silk flowers to some of the branches.

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Papier-Mache Eggs

    It wouldn't be Easter without pretty decorated eggs. Create these sparkling beauties and keep them year after year.

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Branch-and-Egg Display

    Look no farther than your own backyard for the makings of this centerpiece. Glue paper flowers to a branch and place in an urn filled with foam. Secure the base with Spanish moss and painted eggs.

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Easter Egg Garland

    Create a cheerful garland by stringing together dyed blown-out eggs. Use a beading needle threaded with stretchable jewelry cord. Attach the garland to a banister using additional cord; tie on lush satin bows. No staircase? Use the garland as a swag over windows or a hallway mirror.

    Editors' tip: To blow out an egg, use a pushpin to put a hole in each end. Gently push a wooden skewer through one end to enlarge the hole and break the yolk. Blow into the smaller hole.

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Egg Planter

    Delicate eggshells make precious pots for tiny plants such as hens-and-chicks, shown here. Simply crack and empty an egg, add soil, and plant your garden.

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Tabletop Easter Tree

    Create this decoration by standing branches in a pail filled with clean sand (the kind used in children's sand boxes), then decorating the boughs with paper birds and dyed blown-out eggs.

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Chick Easter Cozies

    These adorable chick-shape egg cozies -- a playful take on British tea cozies -- keep soft-cooked eggs piping hot. Cut two simple chick shapes from yellow terry cloth. Layer the two pieces on top of each other (wrong sides out). Stitch the edges together, leaving the base open. Turn right side out. Finish by stitching eyes with black thread and sewing on a black felt beak.

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Knitted Stuffed Bunny

    Use a simple stockinette stitch and a few skeins of colorful yarn to knit this cute, floppy-eared bunny.

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