28 Eye-Catching Ideas for Decorating with Easter Eggs

papier mache egg wreath on door
Photo: Brie Passano

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

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Hanging Easter Eggs

colorful cracked eater eggs hanging off pussy willow branches

Easter trees are this year's hottest new holiday trend, and these bold eggs are the perfect accessory! Look for cracked papier-mâché eggs at the crafts store, then use chalk paint to coat the eggs in coordinating colors. Fill each egg with Easter grass and sweet treats for a gorgeous (and tasty!) Easter decoration.

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DIY Plastic Easter Egg Wreath

spring easter egg wreath with grass
Brie Passano

Wondering how to decorate with plastic Easter eggs? Use the leftovers from last year's egg hunt to create a gorgeous wreath at a fraction of store prices. Use colorful paper napkins to create decoupage Easter eggs, then attach them to an inexpensive straw wreath form decorated with raffia or excelsior. Learn how to make this Easter egg wreath that will seriously wow your brunch guests.

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Eggs and Flowers Centerpiece

spring tabletop easter egg decor

This easy Easter centerpiece is as simple as placing things on a plain white plate. Arrange small bouquets of seasonal flowers like tulips in clear vases. Add to a long narrow plate and finish with colorful dyed Easter eggs.

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Easter Egg Table

table setting
Carson Downing

Put those pretty dyed eggs to good use as part of a DIY Easter centerpiece. To get the look, dye eggs in pastel colors or coat with adhesive and roll in glitter. Stack the finished eggs in ceramic berry containers or scatter across the table.

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Decorative Egg Planter

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 Make a Decorative Egg Planter:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Metallic Easter Centerpiece

Easter Egg Centerpiece

This simple Easter centerpiece shines thanks to painted copper eggs. To get the look, spray-paint ceramic eggs with copper paint and let dry. Arrange the copper-colored eggs with other dyed eggs in a tall trifle dish. Display the eggs on a wood slice and add green decorative moss.

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Eggs-and-Carnation Centerpiece

Spring 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.

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Kid-Friendly Easter Table

table setting

Keep the kids entertained during Easter dinner with this DIY place mat. To create, draw egg shapes on sheets of plain paper. Allow the kids to decorate each with colorful Easter eggs.

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Easter Egg Door Decor

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.

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Paper Easter Basket

Easter basket

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

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Glass Egg Filled with Easter Eggs

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.

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Blue Easter Centerpiece

easter eggs decoupaged with paper napkins

Sometimes simple is best. Showcase the beauty of monochromatic decoupaged eggs by displaying them in a low bowl. This handmade Easter centerpiece can be assembled in just minutes!

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Paper Plate Egg Nest

Ribbon eggs

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.

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Easter Egg Garland

Easter egg garland

Dress up a staircase, mantel, or table with an Easter egg garland. Blow out about 20 eggs per garland swoop (that will drape about 3 feet across), 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 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 to push out all the yolk from the opposite end. Or save time (and make a reusable garland) by drilling holes into the ends of plastic eggs.

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Bright Egg Garland

Easter Garland

This fun egg garland is the perfect Easter craft for kids. Use dimensional paint to draw a face on one half of a plastic egg and let dry. Cut bunny ears, bird wings, and beaks from felt; glue pieces to eggs. Add white pom-poms for bunny tails. String or glue the eggs to colorful twine and add embellishments like pom-poms or felt.

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Decorated Egg Place Card

decorative eggs

An egg with a dual purpose: to mark the spot and be devoured. Use washi tape to decorate each egg with a fun pattern.

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.

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Easter Egg Clusters

Easter-egg decoration

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 foam 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.

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Easy Easter Napkins

Easter napkin holders

This Easter place setting is as easy as cutting colorful patterned paper. Simply cut out egg shapes and strips of green card stock. Fringe one side of the card stock and wrap it around plain cloth napkins. Tuck in the eggs for a sweet spring table.

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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.

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Decorative Egg Cups

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.

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Easter Egg Candleholder Display

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.

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Bowl of Eggs

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.

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Flower-and-Egg Easter Tree

easter tree with decorated eggs
Jacob Fox

You don't need a lot of supplies to make this stunning Easter tree. Paint branches pink and place in an urn or vase filled with foam (marbles, rocks, or something similar would also suffice). Top with pebbles and some jewel eggs.

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Easter Egg Pails

Bucket with eggs

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. The pails make the perfect Easter egg hunt accessory!

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Egg-and-Flower Place Setting

Egg-and-Flower Place Setting

If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind place setting that's easy to make 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.

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Simple Egg Centerpiece

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.

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Decorative Egg Tray

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.

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Tabletop Easter Tree

Spring/Easter tree, full shot

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, arrange branches and keep them in place 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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