Pretty Ways to Decorate with Easter Eggs

Check out these creative and easy egg decorations for some Easter-inspired decor that will fill your home with spring-like color. Each decorating idea features pretty Easter eggs as the centerpiece.

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Paper Plate Egg Nest

    Disposable plates and strips of crepe paper make for easy, inexpensive bird's nests. Use them as a simple centerpiece for your Easter displays.

    Editor's Tip: To get this look, glue rickrack or striped ribbon onto hard-boiled eggs. For even easier decorating, look for self-adhesive fabric tape in pretty colors and fun patterns.

Eggs-and-Carnation Centerpiece

    Turn a handful of dyed eggs and a few bunches of carnations into a pretty Easter centerpiece. Fill a medium-size footed bowl with a few inches of water. Next, nestle dyed eggs in a smaller bowl and set in the center of the footed bowl. Cut carnation stems about 2 or 3 inches long and pack the blooms around the bowl of eggs.

Easter Egg Door Decor

    Welcome spring with a festive Easter door display. Use an old watering can as a flower vase complete with pretty pastel eggshells. Hang the display on the front door to ensure family and friends feel right at home.

Decorative Egg Planter

    For a change of pace from the typical Easter decor, try this botanical egg planter. Hollow out a few eggs and play with different types of plants to feature, such as these colorful alyssum seedlings. A tray filled with Easter grass finishes off the display.

    How-To Blow Out an Egg:

    --Hold an extra-large or jumbo egg on its side. Tap the pointed end firmly with a table knife to just break through the shell; turn it slightly and tap again to remove the "cap." Use or discard the contents and rinse the shell.

    --Create a drainage hole by carefully pushing the point of a small knife through the bottom of the shell.

    --Gently remove about half the soil from around the roots of a small plant. Ease the roots and remaining soil into the shell; add a small amount of soil to cover the roots.

Paper Easter Basket

    This dainty pink basket makes a perfect nest for Easter eggs. Simply add your favorite dyed creations, Easter grass, and any favorite treats for a cute and timeless springtime decoration.

Glass Egg Filled with Easter Eggs

    Eggs decorated with double-sided tape and glitter add splashes of vibrant color to this Easter egg display. Even if you don't have a glass or plastic egg (we found ours at a crafts supply store), you can still use this idea for decorating inspiration. In lieu of a large egg, fill clear or tinted vases or jars with decorated eggs for easy holiday decorating.

Easter Egg Garland

    Dress up a staircase, mantel, or table with an Easter egg garland. Blow out about three dozen eggs, leaving holes on both ends. Dye the eggs the color of your choice, and use a bead-making needle threaded with stretchable jewelry cord or a narrow ribbon to connect the eggs.

    Editor's Tip: To blow out an egg, use a push pin 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 to push out all the yolk from the opposite end.

Monogrammed Egg Place Card

    An egg with a dual purpose: to mark the spot and be devoured. Use a light-color dye to decorate a hard-boiled egg. Next, use a paintbrush, a marker, or a sticker to adorn it with an initial.

    Editor's Tip: If you don't have egg holders, craft some by making a small cylinder with heavy paper (construction or cardstock), or use napkin rings to keep the egg in place.

Easter Egg Clusters

    These little bundles make perfect Easter window decorations. Embellish blown out, dyed eggs with ribbon secured with small straight pins, leaving a long end for tying. Gather eggs at varying heights and tie ribbons together. Hang from a removable adhesive hook or wreath hanger. Add a ribbon bow.

    Editor's Tip: Use different types of eggs for a variety of sizes. Try quail eggs for smaller sizes and ostrich or goose eggs for larger sizes. Or, instead of real eggs, wrap styrofoam egg shapes (available at crafts supply stores) with strips of crepe paper, attaching ends with glue or a small straight pin. Then continue with the steps above.

Easter Egg Chandelier

    Give your chandelier a new and easy springtime look. Simply string a thin ribbon through hollow eggs and drape the beaded garland through loops in the chandelier.

Decorative Egg Cups

    Even if the eggs are solely for decoration, we still love putting them in vintage egg cups. Gather the egg cups to make an impression on a counter or table. Cute cupcake liners take this Easter craft up a notch.

    Editor's Tip: If cupcake liners aren't on hand, use paper, decorative scissors, and stickers to showcase your favorite Easter eggs.

Easter Egg Candleholder Display

    Colorful dyed eggs take the spotlight in this display. Use glass, ceramic, or metal candleholders to create the best look for your home. Bunch them together, put them in a line, or spread them around different rooms to add a touch of Easter to your decor.

Bowl of Eggs

    Eggs with a simple, cohesive design (ours feature glittered double-sided tape strips can add a lot to your Easter decor when placed in a plain bowl. Have a decorated dish you'd love to incorporate? Then hard-boil white and brown eggs and place them inside, undecorated, to add a touch of Easter without taking away from the dish's design.

Flower-and-Egg Easter Tree

    You don't need a lot of supplies to make a stunning Easter tree. Hot-glue paper flowers (homemade or available at craft stores) in varying sizes to branches and place in an urn or vase filled with foam (marbles, rocks, or something similar would also suffice). Top with Spanish moss and some painted eggs.

Easter Egg Pails

    Who said only baskets can hold eggs? These adorable Easter pails also get the job done and are just as easy. Stamp, paint, draw, or use stickers to add a festive design to pails. Next, simply fill with Easter grass and add decorative eggs. To make eggs like those pictured, cut designs from decorative paper and adhere to eggs with decoupage medium.

Egg-and-Flower Place Setting

    If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind place setting that's easy yet stunning, look no further. Place a decorative mug upside down on the table and thread a napkin through the handle. Next, set a napkin ring on the mug. Place a hollowed and dried-out egg shell on top, adding a floral stem inside to complete the look.

Simple Egg Centerpiece

    All you need is a large raised dish and several of your favorite decorated eggs to complete this festive Easter egg centerpiece. By using plain white dishes alongside clear glass drinkware, the varied selection of eggs stands out on the table.

Spell-It-Out Eggs

    Whether you want to draw attention to the menu or someone's name, this simple Easter decoration will get your point across in an efficient and tasty manner. Simply use a marker, paint, or stickers to spell out what you want your guests to know at your next Easter celebration. Set in an egg carton and let the eggs do the talking.

Flowerpot Eggs Display

    Decorate small flower pots with ribbon, then adorn hard-boiled eggs with springtime stickers. Voila! You have a quick, pretty Easter display.

Decorative Egg Tray

    A ceramic egg tray offers a simple but classic Easter decoration. Simply fill with decorated eggs. To make eggs like those pictured, use a craft punch to create shapes from double-sided adhesive sheets. Remove backing from one side of the sticker and apply it to the egg; remove the remaining backing and roll in glitter. Repeat shapes to create the design you'd like. For a similar look, try glittery stickers.

    Editor's Tip: If you don't have a ceramic egg tray, paint a cardboard egg carton white for the same effect.

Tabletop Easter Tree

    A simple Easter tree is made even cuter when it's propped inside a blue pail. To make the decoration, gather branches and spray-paint white; after drying, place inside a pail and arrange branches to stay put with foam. Add stones, glass pebbles, or the like to decorate and weigh down the container. Hang blown-out egg ornaments and homemade crafts (such as our birds) to decorate this Easter favorite.

    Editor's Tip: Clean sand (for use in children's sandboxes) can also be used in the pail.

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