Autumn's colorful bounty of foliage and produce is the first place we look when decorating for fall. Made with (or inspired by) bittersweet, cornhusks, apples, twigs, and other natural adornments and textures, these door wreaths are perfect for welcoming the season.View Slideshow
Making pretty Easter eggs doesn't have to be difficult or messy -- in fact, you don't even need dye! These no-dye Easter eggs are both fun to make and absolutely adorable. Even the kids will love these creative Easter egg ideas!
These easy-to-craft blooms look perfectly pretty on plain Easter eggs. To make the flowers, cut origami paper into a range of different-size squares. Fold the squares and freehand-cut flower patterns of your choice. Using a small paintbrush, apply white glue to the backs of the flowers and adhere to eggs, pressing out excess glue or air bubbles. Cut thin strips of paper to make stems and leaves.
Create simple, no-mess Easter eggs with inexpensive tissue paper. Use a hole punch to make paper dots, then use a glue stick to adhere them to hard-boiled eggs. To make the polka dots easy to pick up, wet your fingertip with a damp cloth before pressing them onto your Easter eggs.
Let kids create a fun (and mess-free) indoor garden with colorful floral scrapbook stickers and basic hard-boiled eggs. Make every Easter egg a star by propping each in its own mini terra-cotta pot. Dress up the planters by hot-gluing ribbon around the top edge.
Learn to boil an egg perfectly every time with our quick and easy tips! Especially if you're whipping up eggs for Easter decorating en masse, this video is a must-watch.
We're stuck on these gorgeous patterned Easter eggs. Give them more than a dye job using colorful gingham washi tape. For a patchwork effect, layer 1-inch and 1⁄2-inch pieces of tape with varying patterns; snip thin strips for a vertical version.
Easter Egg Tip: For easy trimming, stick a piece of washi tape to a cutting mat. With a utility knife and ruler, cut to desired size and shape. The tape easily peels off the mat to stick to eggs.
With a white hard-boiled egg as your canvas, you can inspire your inner artist and create a mini masterpiece. Use a medium-tip black permanent marker to doodle curlicue lines, broadening a few of the strokes. Fill in your design with colored permanent markers, and finish with polka dots that follow the curves of the lines.
No messy dyes are needed to hatch these clever garden-inspired eggs. To create the tulip-petal pattern, tear small pieces of yellow washi tape and cover Easter eggs. For the best effect, vary the placement of the tape. Complete the blooms by placing the eggs in cupcake liners with a grasslike print, and display atop ceramic egg cups or candlesticks.
Japanese-style washi tape comes in a huge variety of bright hues and patterns. Cut it into geometric shapes before sticking it to the shells of your Easter eggs. Varying lengths and sizes of your shapes will create an eye-catching display that is mess-free.
Easter Egg Tip: Washi tape is readily available at crafts stores.
Think outside the box while decorating your Easter eggs this year. Temporary tattoos stick to eggs just like they would to your skin. With a steady hand, use a damp sponge to press and hold the image on the shell for a full 30 seconds.
Pretty patterns are modern, chic, and simple to draw. Simply use colored permanent markers to make fun designs on your dye-free Easter eggs. Don't worry if your work isn't perfect -- wobbly lines and mistakes just add character.
The whole family will love making these fun and creative painted Easter eggs. Simply find several colors of washable tempera paint and 1/2-inch-wide flat paintbrushes, then let them go wild with designs!
It's oh, so easy to turn plain Easter eggs into adorable chicks. Snip foam flowers in quarters to make feet, and secure them to the bottom of the egg using a dab of hot glue. Cut a small triangle from orange foam for the nose, and draw two eyes with permanent marker. Hot-glue two feathers to the back of the egg, and add a smaller feather tuft to the top of the egg for a head accent.
Use a bit of leftover yarn from other crafts to make these dazzling Easter eggs. Start at one end of a ball of yarn (to get a striped effect, use yarn that's dyed multiple colors) and make a 1/2-inch coil. Hot-glue the coil to one end of your egg, and press with your fingers to secure. Wrap the yarn slowly around the egg, securing with dabs of hot glue at 1/4-inch intervals. When you're close to the other end of your egg, cut the yarn and finish your coil.
If you love to doodle and draw, this simple Easter egg idea is just for you! All you'll need are a few hard-cooked eggs, a permanent marker, and a lot of creativity.
Easter Egg Tip: Draw slowly and carefully, and wait for the marker to set before continuing your design on a different side. Protect your hands from marker smudges by holding your egg with a towel.
Chenille stems and cotton balls add Easter bunny flair to these eggs. Take one chenille stem (you'll need a full one for each egg), set the egg in the middle, and twist the two ends together at the top of the egg. Fold each end over to make the ears, and twist to secure. Glue a matching cotton ball to the backside of the egg, and draw a face on the front with permanent marker to complete the look.
Easter Egg Tip: To prevent the chenille stem from slipping off the egg, secure with a dab of glue at the top and bottom. Let dry before putting your bunnies on display.
A bag of crafts store buttons is all you need for this no-dye Easter egg design. Play around with different button colors and sizes to form pretty shapes (such as the flowers shown here), and hot-glue them to hard-cooked eggs for a quick and easy Easter project.
Add springtime flair to your home with these delightful fabric-covered eggs. Attach bright fabric remnants to a double-sided adhesive sheet. Make sure to smooth out air bubbles. Cut the sheet into strips, remove the backing, and attach to eggs. Repeat until you have your desired look.
Using a crafts punch, punch circles from double-sided adhesive. Attach them to the eggs. Pour different colors of glitter into separate bowls. Roll each egg in glitter; remove excess with a clean paintbrush. For a multicolor egg, place a few stickers on an egg at a time. Roll in glitter, remove excess, adhere more circles, and repeat with a different color of glitter.
Create vibrant bands of color by attaching 1/8-inch-wide double-sided adhesive strips to an egg. Pour different colors of glitter into separate bowls. Remove the backing from one strip of adhesive, and, starting with the darkest color first, firmly roll the egg in glitter. Remove excess glitter with a clean paintbrush. Repeat for each color.