Learn how to make your own DIY Easter centerpiece tray for your springtime celebrations. All it takes is a quick coat of paint and some assembly!

By Alice and Lois
March 01, 2018
decorative easter bunnies in serving tray
Credit: Courtesy of Alice and Lois

Create a beautiful Easter table starting with this handmade centerpiece. Add some simple handmade components to your Easter decor—like a gold painted bunny, golden eggs, and faux robin's eggs with a splatter painting technique. We used moss to fill the bottom of a round white tray, candles, a jar of Easter candy, painted eggs, and of course a few painted bunnies! You can use this DIY tray as a centerpiece or as an Easter decor piece on top of a buffet table or shelf. 

What You'll Need:

  • 2 craft bunnies (available at crafts stores)
  • Faux craft eggs (available at crafts stores)
  • Gold, white, pink, green, blue, and black acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Large tray
  • Moss (available crafts stores)
  • Glass jar
  • Easter candy
  • Candles

Step 1: Paint Gold


Paint one of the craft bunnies and some of the faux craft eggs gold with acrylic paint. Paint the remaining bunny white. Let dry completely. Can't find cardboard bunnies? Use any bunny figurine. Not a fan of gold? Try using any metallic paint like silver or copper.

Step 2: Paint the Eggs


Use slightly watered down black acrylic paint to make the robin's eggs. Paint the faux eggs pastel colors; let dry. Dip the paintbrush into the watered-down black paint. Holding the paintbrush 3 inches above egg, tap the brush to "splatter" the eggs. Allow to dry.

Step 3: Add Moss


Start putting the tray together! First, place moss on the bottom of the tray. You'll want to make sure you have a thick layer of moss to nestle the rest of the decorative items in. Place the bunnies on the tray. (We used two large ones, but you could use several smaller bunnies.) 

Step 4: Finish Arranging


Place a jar of pastel Easter candies on moss. Arrange the candles along inside edges of tray. (To avoid the risk of fire, use faux tea candles.) Nestle faux eggs around the tray. Now you have a beautiful handmade Easter decoration! Use this DIY centerpiece all season long.


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