There’s something about the sweet, pastel, joyous Easter holiday that makes all of us at Fracture go DIY crazy. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite DIY ideas for your home, your kids, and your Easter dinner table. We hope these easy easter crafts inspire you to get into the springtime spirit. Check them out, try them out, and let us know what you and your family think!
DIY’s for the Home
Pastel Rainbow Peeps Wreath
Pastel colors and marshmallow Peeps go hand in hand with Easter, so what could be more amazing than this rainbow of rabbit Peeps in wreath form? To make a Peeps wreath, purchase a rainbow assortment of the rabbit-shaped peeps, a narrow styrofoam wreath form and some toothpicks. Allow the Peeps to dry out for a couple days out of their packaging to make them less sticky. Attach the Peeps to the wreath form by using two toothpicks per Peep, pressing the picks into the form, then pressing the back of each Peep onto the toothpicks. Arrange the Peeps in bands of color around the wreath so the finished project resembles a rainbow. Preserve the wreath with several coats of clear spray varnish, then add a pastel ribbon once the varnish dries. Congratulations, your door just won the award for most creative Easter decor.
Marvelous Jellybean Monogram
Craft a funky, fruity monogram made with jellybeans just in time for Easter. Paint a plain cardboard monogram letter in color that goes along well with your jellybeans. Hot glue jellybeans to the letter once the paint dries, placing the beans so one touches the next and no space shows between them. Use all the same jellybean color if you like, or go rainbow by arranging them in rows of individual colors. Spray the finished piece with clear polyurethane to preserve the jellybeans.
Eggshell succulent planters
These eggshell succulents are the perfect minimalistic decoration for Easter. Place them on your mantle, in your kitchen, or use them as a centerpiece on the table. Transform clean eggshell halves into personal planters for succulents by adding a little sand or gravel and potting mix before dropping in the chosen succulent plant. Add more soil as needed, then set the eggshells in a shallow bowl of glass floral pebbles, polished river rocks, aquarium gravel or sand. Add a few drops of water to each plant weekly, or as needed.
Marble flower pots
Marbleized Easter eggs may be fun to create, but why limit the fun to eggs? Instead, marbleize a series of plant pots by first painting them white on the outside using spray paint. Once the paint is dry, fill a plastic tub with enough water to submerge the pots. Spray several colors of paint atop the water; the paint will float on the water. Swirl the colors gently with a stir stick, then quickly dip and remove each pot. The end result has the same swirly goodness as a marbleized Easter egg. Fill the plant pots with daffodils, tulips or hyacinths and display them on a table for your Easter gatherings.
DIY’s for the Kids
Easy easter sun-catchers
Sun-catchers add a little extra fun – and color – to any window. Make these awesome sun-catchers by printing out duck, bunny or egg templates on cardstock, then cutting out tissue paper triangles in assorted colors. Glue the triangles onto clear transparency film (or wax paper), then glue the assemblage onto your cut-out template forms. Punch a hole and add twine to the top of each sun-catcher, then hang them in front of a window for a beautiful stained glass effect.
Easter candy jars
These adorable chick and bunny jars serve as personalized space to store that secret jellybean stash. Transform any clean, unlabeled jar into an Easter cutie by spreading decoupage medium (or equal parts school glue and water) over the outside of each glass. Sprinkle glitter over the decoupage medium, using white glitter for a rabbit or yellow for a chick or duckling. Work atop wax paper to help keep the glitter and glue under control. Once the glue is dry, apply stick-on googly eyes to each jar. Make beaks or bunny tails from craft foam or pom-poms.
On Easter, anything goes. Make these funky jellybean bracelets by cutting strands of stretchy jewelry cord into six-inch lengths, knotting one end of each approximately an inch from the end. Place the other end of the cord through a needle, then press it through the center of one small jellybean at a time, pushing the jellybean down the cord toward the knot. Continue threading jellybeans until there are enough to wrap around your wrist. Tie both ends of the cord together, making a triple knot, to finish each bracelet.
Whipped cream dyed eggs
Forget about run-of-the-mill Easter egg dyes. These marbleized marvels get their color from food coloring and – you guessed it – whipped cream. Scoop whipped cream into a bowl, then drizzle a few drops of each of your food coloring colors onto the top of the whipped cream. Use a toothpick or fork to gently swirl the colors, then set hard-boiled eggs (in their shells) atop the whipped cream, rolling the eggs to coat them. Remove the eggs after 15 or 20 minutes, then rinse them off. Pat them dry with paper towels and they’re ready to display.
Crystal Egg Geodes
Science, Easter and craft time come together to make these pretty amazing crystal egg geodes. Start with clean eggshell halves (or plastic eggshells), brushing the inside of each with school glue. Sprinkle a little borax atop the glue. Mix four tablespoons of borax into a cup of water, then microwave it in 30-second spurts until the borax dissolves. Add a few drops of food coloring and stir. Set the eggshells into an egg carton, positioning the shells so they can hold the hot borax liquid. Pour some of the liquid into each shell. Colorful borax crystals will grow overnight as the liquid dissolves.
DIY’s for the Dinner Table
Super Easy Easter Centerpiece
If you’re already incredibly busy planning Easter dinner or working on holiday projects, you’ll love the simplicity of this sweet centerpiece. Empty the glassware cabinet and fill each vessel with something that screams “Spring!” Between fresh flowers, easter eggs, and taper candles… the possibilities and potential are endless.
Pounded Grass Placemats
Make these simple yet elegant placemats by snipping pieces of wheatgrass from a tray of wheatgrass (available from a natural foods store and some traditional grocery stores). Some varieties of grass from your yard may work as well, but collecting clippings is a lot faster when working with a tray of wheatgrass. Arrange a manageable amount of cuttings along the edge of a white cotton or linen placemat, cover it with a sheet of cardstock, then hammer the cardstock. Repeat with fresh grass in a new area of the placemat, continuing until the entire edge of the mat has a grass print on it. The grass stains will eventually fade away after washing the mats several times.
Rabbit table runner
Create a cute rabbit table runner in a matter of minutes from inexpensive materials. To make the table runner, cut a piece of burlap or canvas drop cloth so it fits the center of your table, dangling a foot or so off the longest sides. Print out a rabbit silhouette such as this one, then trace it onto wax cardstock to make a stencil, cutting the rabbit out of the center. Make a series of stencils to speed up the painting process, then tape them down along the center of the table runner. Set the table runner atop a plastic tablecloth to prevent the paint from bleeding through, then dab acrylic craft paint into each stencil to make your design. Up the cuteness level by hot-gluing pom pom tails onto each bunny behind.
You’ve probably seen just about every variation of dyed Easter eggs – but not these silk-transfer beauties. To make these stunning works of art, use hollowed-out eggshells, then wrap each shell in damp fabric cut from thrifted 100-percent silk ties. The pattern should be facing the shell. Hold the fabric in place by placing each eggshell in an inexpensive knee-high pantyhose piece, then securing the hose with rubber bands. Place the shells in a ceramic or glass (not metal) pot, cover them with water, then add four tablespoons white vinegar. Allow the water to boil, then reduce the temperature, simmering the shells for 40 minutes. After the water cools, remove the eggshells from their wrappings to unveil the amazing designs.
Upgrade your standard candlesticks with painters tape and bright paint. Leave some sections the wood color to add a natural feel, or use sandpaper to distress them. Place a colored egg atop each candlestick, and you’ve got an eye-catching centerpiece
No matter if your celebrating Easter or the beginning of Spring, we hope our list of Easter DIYs inspire some joy in your home and for your friends and family. Memories and traditions are a poignant part of your life story, so create some new ones while you create some sweet crafts this spring.