Pretty & Simple Easter Decorations

Catch spring fever with these quick and easy Easter decorations for your home.

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Paper Easter Basket Decoration
Paper Easter Basket Decoration

    Use a paper shredder to make an Easter basket centerpiece. To create a paper nest, shred long sheets of craft paper or holiday wrapping scraps and staple each end together. Add a length of floral wire, hold one end of the strips in each hand, and twist and wrap it into a nest. Clip a few strands with scissors for a loosely woven look. If needed, add a dab of glue to keep the strands in place. Lay real or faux eggs inside to finish the Easter decoration.

Potted Plant Display

    Nothing blooming outside yet? Create a garden view with an improvised indoor window box in time for Easter. Line up small potted plants or flowering bulbs on a sill, then fence them in with wire garden-bed edging propped on the sill or stapled to the underside.

Framed Easter Postcard

    Turn a simple postcard into seasonally sweet artwork. Look for vintage Easter postcards at flea markets or find reproductions at bookstores. Adhere them to decorative paper, then frame. Attach a ribbon or string of beads to hang with style.

Simple Easter Mantel Display

    Cut plant sprigs and place them in vases and bottles for a simple mantel display that you can keep up throughout spring.

    Editor's Tip: Choose vases of various sizes and colors to create an interesting arrangement.

Easter Egg Wall Display

    For festive and fun Easter decor, display blown-out quail eggs (available online) in an arrangement of shadow boxes or display frames. Start with springy pastel construction paper and adhere a few eggs for an adorable holiday decoration you won't want to take down.

Unique Easter Centerpiece

    With this diminutive woodland display on your brunch table, you might feel a little like Alice in Wonderland. Combined with miniature daisies, fanciful papier-mache toadstools from a crafts store decorate a bed of moss on a footed cake plate. Use a thin layer of floral foam under the moss to hold the flowers and mushrooms in place.

Spring Curtain Decor

    Give the window curtains a little springtime sprucing by replacing curtain hooks with colorful ribbons. Be sure to tie the loops loosely enough to allow for easy sliding.

Carrot Table Runner

    A multitude of orange-print strips combine to make this seasonal table runner. You'll finish it quickly because it's pieced and quilted at the same time by quilting as you go.

Pastel Easter Dish Display

    Easter decorating can be as simple as arranging pastel or flower-print china on a bookcase. Add a bowl of fruit or a vase of flowers for extra springtime cheer.

Springtime Door Decoration

    Gather a bouquet of flowers -- real or silk -- into an umbrella for a door display full of country charm. Tie a ribbon around the umbrella to hold the bouquet in place, and add a few dyed, blown-out egg shells for extra Easter fun.

    Editor's Tip: If using real flowers, create a simple vase with water in a plastic resealable bag. Secure at the base of the flower stem with a rubber band.

Easter Butterfly Tree

    Inside or out, this tree signals that spring is in the air. Use twine to hang paper butterflies on branches -- these are made from note cards, but you can also cut butterfly shapes out of cardstock. For dimension, outline edges of the cards with acrylic crafts paint. Insert branches into foam in a garden container. Silk flowers glued to some branches and moss topping the container finish the look.

Radish Napkin Table Setting

    Skip the eggs and flowers and opt for a table setting that says Easter, without being too obvious. Fold a radish or carrot into a napkin and use twine to tie the bundle together.

Easter Topiary

    These Brussels sprouts-covered topiaries began as 15-inch foam cones potted in a pair of footed soup tureens. Fill each tureen with foam, then pin or hot-glue a cone onto each foam base. Use long T-shape pins to attach Brussels sprouts to the foam cones, beginning at the bottom and pinning the sprouts as close together as possible. Fill in any open areas with sphagnum moss and tuck, glue, or pin more moss around the base of each cone. The topiaries will last, unrefrigerated, from several days to a week, and they're sure to add Easter charm to any mantel, staircase, or table.

Flower Easter Cups

    Form a flowerlike favor by nesting a mini paper baking cup inside a standard-size one. Perch both on an egg cup and fill with an Easter treat. For a place card, prop a tag between the liners.

Easter Branch Bouquet

    Hot-glue several pink flowers onto branches for a fresh Easter look. This is a great, long-lasting alternative to a floral spring arrangement -- or a complementary piece!

    Editor's Tip: To secure the vase -- and to make it more festive -- fill with glass pebbles, decorated eggs, or Easter candy (just don't plan on eating it!).

Tea Time Flower Display

    Red tulips and white roses are awe-inspiring inside a stacked cup and kettle. Using two different colors adds interest, while the matching green dishes keep the display cohesive.

Flowers-&-Vegetables Display

    Carrots and lettuce arranged around the inside of the wide vases create a unique look. Keep the vegetables propped up by placing a smaller vase inside the larger one and laying the vegetables in between. Wrap string around the vases for a homespun accent. Place a decorative bird or bunny nearby to give the display an Easter touch.

Yellow Daisy Candleholders

    Place a rubber band around a votive holder and tuck in a bright marguerite daisy, then place in a small dish with water. March a line of these down the center of a table or place one at each setting for a fresh Easter decoration.

Easter Candy Basket

    Fill tiny wire baskets with sphagnum moss or Easter grass, then add a handful of wrapped candies. Tie a big bow made from silk wire-edge ribbon around the basket, then attach the basket to a chair back with twine, tying it tightly so it doesn't sag.

Twig Easter Nest Centerpiece

    Celebrate Easter and spring simultaneously with this pretty table topper. Simply purchase a faux bird's nest online or at a crafts store (or build your own), and fill it with plastic eggs for a quick centerpiece.

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