Get your home ready for Easter with simple crafts and pretty table decorations.
Patterned paper makes this display irresistible and it couln't be easier to make! Simply cut leaf shapes, each about 2½" long, out of paper in assorted patterns and colors. Spray-paint branches white and arrange in a ceramic vase or pitcher. Dab glue on one end of a leaf; attach to a branch. Repeat until you achieve a look you like.
Place a bunny-or chick-shaped cookie cutter on a plate and fill it with M&M's in a single color. Provide guests with a small cellophane bag and a twist tie so they can take their candy home.
Use creative ways to bring the freshness of spring indoors, like these ingenious flowerpot centerpieces.
Craft instructions: Flowerpot centerpieces
Sew on a charming ruffled trim to elevate a plain table runner.
Craft instructions: Ruffled table runner
Young and old alike are bound to be delighted when they see what the Easter Bunny left them. Wrap a thin ribbon around a basket and use a dab of hot glue to secure, then glue on a pearl bead. Fill with jelly beans, M&M's or Jordan almonds in colors that coordinate with your table.
Use the abundance of jelly beans to bring some color to the table. Place a glass hurricane on a plate or pedestal. Center a pillar candle inside it. Fill the surrounding space 1" high with one color of jellybeans, then add a 1" layer of a different color directly on top.
Welcome guests to brunch with a bright, homemade message.
Craft instructions: Easter sign
Help guests keep track of their drinks with flowery tags.
Craft instructions: Flower drink tags
Create an attractive floral basket using a flower covered bowl and some pretty ribbon to deliver Easter treats.
Craft instructions: Blooming Easter basket
Turn empty soup cans into cheery flower containers to add floral touches all around.
Craft instructions: Hanging flower containers
Rather than buying new, you can repurpose household items to craft a bright basket for Easter morning.
Craft instructions: Woven ribbon Easter basket