63 Beautiful Easter Decorations For 2023

Hop into spring with these adorable Easter decorations and DIYs.

Outdoor Easter Table With Hanging Eggs and Flower Pots

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Katie Jacobs

With pretty pastel colors, vibrant spring flowers, beautiful Easter eggs, and the Easter Bunny as mascot, Easter decorations are undeniably adorable. Christmas decorations may be the most over-the-top in the holiday decorating category, but Easter decorations definitely win the spot for cutest. Here, we share some of our favorite Easter decorating ideas.

From gorgeous tablescapes for your prettiest Easter dinner yet to Easter Eggs fit for a stunning display these are our best Easter decorations yet. We’ve got your spring festivities covered no matter your desired color scheme, favorite florals, and even the balance of holiday elegance with Easter Bunny playful that you wish to curate. Our DIY crafts are a perfect way to get the kids involved in the holiday spirit, too. If the weather fairs in your favor, we've also included outdoor Easter decoration ideas that incorporate the vibrancy of our spring gardens. Hop to it—it's time to decorate for Easter!

01 of 63

Carrot Wreath

Carrot Wreath
Southern Living

This spring wreath is peak Easter festivity. A fresh piece of decor your whole crew, plus Bugs Bunny will adore, this wreath is the ultimate Easter DIY.

02 of 63

The Can't-Be-Beat Blue And White Table

The Can't-Be-Beat Blue and White Table
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Add some modern flair to a classic blue and white table for Easter. Get all the details on this table and its individual place settings here.

03 of 63

Gold Leaf Eggs

Gold Leaf Eggs
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

These delicate gold leaf Easter eggs can be used as place cards and decorations around the house. Get the instructions for the gold leaf eggs here.

04 of 63

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

We love the cool colors a homemade dye made from berries makes. Get the written instructions here.

05 of 63

Pretty Palms

Centerpiece with peonies and palm

HECTOR MANUEL SANCHEZ; Styled by Kathleen Varner

Continue incorporating palm to your tablescape for a delightful and dynamic centerpiece. Arranged with peonies, the palms provide plenty of height, so select a vase with a low profile and wide mouth.

Start by positioning three palm fans in florist foam, switching the direction so one is facing forward, another is standing tall but a little bit off-center, and a third is slightly angled. Next layer in midsize flowers: chocolate Queen Anne’s lace and pink and white peonies. The most delicate elements such as tulips, hellebores, and ranunculus step in as the final flourishes, filling open spots and creating movement. For even more interest, you can then reflex the petals on a few of the tulips by placing your thumb at the base of each petal and gently pushing until it pops backward.

06 of 63

The Cabbage Centerpiece

The Cabbage Centerpiece
Laurey W.Glenn

This fun spring floral arrangement is easier to put together than it looks, but your impressed guests don't have to know that. Get the instructions here.

07 of 63

Pink Peony Table

Pink Peony and Pops of Orange Tablescape for Easter
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

If there's ever a holiday to go all-out with a pastel pink and orange table setting, Easter is it. Get all the details and instructions here.

08 of 63

Easter Egg Tree

Homemade Easter Egg Tree
Westend61/Getty Images

The Easter egg tree is a popular tradition with European roots, and it's such a fun activity for the kids to get involved in. Learn about the Easter egg tree's history and how to make your own here.

09 of 63

Vibrant Garden Party

Outdoor Table covered in potted flowers with hanging eggs above
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Katie Jacobs

Host a design-your-own-centerpiece Easter party. Ask guests to bring their own baskets for the arrangements and provide a variety of potted plants. Gardening shears and gloves make great inexpensive party favors. Read all the details on this Easter Gathering in the Garden here.

10 of 63

Speckled Robin's Eggs

Speckled Robin’s Eggs
Southern Living

These pretty Easter eggs make adorable place cards, but you can also place them in vases or bowls around the house. To speckle eggs, we used one bottle of brown craft paint and a toothbrush. Dip the brush into paint and lightly splatter and dab around the egg to achieve a random, lightly dotted pattern. Allow it to dry.

11 of 63

Easter Egg Carton Planters

Easter Egg Carton Planter
Laurey W. Glenn

These cute Easter decorations can stand in as place cards and be given to guests as favors, too. To get the look line a produce carton with tissue paper, then place violas, or any other type of potted flower plant, in a small plastic sandwich bag and put it into the carton lined with tissue paper. From there, tape or staple a pipe cleaner to either side of the carton so it makes a handle for your basket.

For a custom touch, write the names of your guests on place cards or on cardstock cut to the desired shape and size. Tape the back of the place cards to the tips of colored straws and stick the straws into the soil of the potted plant.

12 of 63

A Whimsical Purple And Teal Table

Teal and Purple Tablescape
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

This beautiful Easter table pairs classic elements with a spunky color palette. Get all the details on this tablescape and its place settings here.

13 of 63

Colorful Easter Eggs With Classic Silver

Colorful Easter Eggs with Classic Silver
Photo: Helen Norman, Styling: Matthew Mead

Mix pastel Easter fun with timeless silver for a springy but classic feel. To create this display, we gently tapped a pushpin into the top of an egg with the bottom of a spoon. Then, we worked in a circle to create an opening the size of a quarter or bigger. To make this job easier, we recommend leave the egg in the carton.

We emptied the contents of each egg into a bowl to be discarded. Then, we mixed 1 tablespoon of bleach with a gallon of water, and used it to rinse out the inside of eggs. We returned the eggs to their carton and allowed them to air-dry for about 15 minutes. Next, we stuck wooden skewers into craft foam and set the eggs atop to paint. Once dry, we filled the eggs with candy or flowers, like ranunculus, daffodils, hydrangeas, or viburnum. We displayed these crafted eggs with silver down the center of the table.

14 of 63

The Easter Candy Tree

Easter Branch Candy Tree
Laurey W. Glenn

Perfect for an Easter egg hunt or the kids' table on Easter day, little ones can pluck their own favor from this fun tree! To recreate, follow these steps.

15 of 63

Fizzy Eggs

Baking Soda Eggs
Southern Living

The trick to colorful, speckled eggs is a surprising pantry staple: baking soda. Here's how to dye fizzy eggs that make for a delightful Easter arrangement.

16 of 63

The Basket Wreath

The Basket Wreath
Laurey W. Glenn

Fill this beautiful spring wreath with your favorite colors to welcome guests in to Easter dinner. To make one as beautiful as ours, line a small wire basket with sheet moss. We found this lightweight basket at World Market. Fill two-thirds of the basket with empty plastic water bottles to take up space without adding weight and also help with drainage.

Top the bottles with a layer of soil and arrange spring flowers and foliage in the soil. We used snapdragons, pansies, violas, dusty miller, maidenhair fern, string of pearls, and golden variegated sweet flag.

17 of 63

Mod Podge Easter Eggs

Mod Podge Easter Eggs
Laurey W. Glenn

These bright Easter eggs are a fun craft for you and the kids to do together. Best of all, these "eggs" are actually egg free. Curious? Here's how to make gorgeous non-eggs to display around the house.

18 of 63

Wheatgrass Place Cards

Wheatgrass Place Cards
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Mini wheatgrass pots are a springy way to welcome guests to the table and leave them with a favor to take home. These hand-painted scarab cards are paired with small jars of wheatgrass that drive home a gorgeous garden theme.

19 of 63

Sheep Cupcakes

Sheep Cupcakes
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas

These fun treats are the cutest place cards or centerpiece additions that guests can take home. Watch the video tutorial here.

20 of 63

Easter Egg Initial Place Cards

Easter Egg Initial Place Cards
Photo: Helen Norman

Leave every guest a little treat with a pastel Easter egg with their first initial penned on it. Here, event designers Maria Baer and Kelly Seizert of Washington, DC's Ritzy Bee Events set an Easter scene that is both classic and modern. The place setting is simple, but details such as gold bands on the china, etching on the stemware, and, of course, grandmother's silver say special occasion.

21 of 63

Vibrant Kool-Aid Eggs

Easter Eggs
Image Source/Getty Images

This Easter DIY is a juicy one. Create a variety of brightly colored eggs and arrange them in a charming basket to display for your holiday guests. Here's the how-to.

22 of 63

The Carrot Centerpiece

Carrots and Flowers Centerpiece in Vase
Laurey W. Glenn

What better way to welcome the Easter Bunny than with a carrot centerpiece? Learn how to make this creative and crunchy bouquet here.

23 of 63

The Succulent Wreath

The Succulent Wreath
Laurey W.Glenn

This fresh DIY wreath will be the prettiest spring welcome for Easter guests. Start with a living wreath form and loose soil. Simply enclose the loose soil with moss and secure it with florist wire. Arrange the succulents and greenery to your liking and voila!

24 of 63

Ombré Easter Egg Centerpiece

Ombre Easter Eggs
Laurey W. Glenn

You can use any vase or container to showcase these pretty ombré eggs in whatever color palette you choose! Here's how to do it...

Start by creating your darkest dye. Add half a cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and your desired amount of food coloring to a bowl. Add four eggs and let sit for 5 minutes, turning occasionally to ensure even color. This is important: Be sure you hard boil those eggs before dying. We can't begin to imagine the sadness of an ombre egg centerpiece with an oozing yolk puddled at the bottom. What a downer.

Check your eggs after five minutes. If you want them to get a little darker, keep them in the dye a few extra minutes. Once you're satisfied with the color remove the eggs with tongs and place on a drying rack. Then, mix up your next bowl of dye with half a cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and your desired amount of food coloring. Remember, this is going to be a shade lighter than your first batch, so use a little less food coloring than the first round. Let the eggs sit for 5 minutes. Again, check that your color is the desired hue and remove to the drying rack.

Repeat the steps above two or three more times, each round going a shade lighter with the eggs. For one of your batches, wrap skinny rubber bands around the eggs for a little extra interest. We used this technique on the eggs in the middle of our color palette. The contrast would be too stark on our deepest eggs and barely apparent on our lighter versions.

Grab your vase or container and start piling in your eggs once they're dry. Start with the lightest eggs and work your way up finishing with the darkest. To cut down on the amount of eggs you'll need for a larger vessel, place a clear glass tube vase in the middle and add the eggs around it. Now, if you're thinking about skipping the vinegar (we'll admit we tried to skip this step too), don't! It helps the dye adhere to the eggshell.

25 of 63

The Easter Basket Flower Pot

Easter Basket Centerpiece
Laurey W. Glenn

Regardless what the Easter Bunny brings, this "Easter basket" will be the star of the show. You'll need a flower pot (any small pot with saucer will do), floral foam, flexible branches, assorted flowers, and twine.

Place the floral foam in your pot and slice off the top so it's the same height as the container.Then, tie two flexible branches together with twine. Insert one end in the floral foam and gently bend the branch and insert the top into the floral foam on the opposite side. This will be the base of the handle for your basket.

Next, begin placing flowers in the floral foam. Use a few taller stems to trace one side of the handle. Place the blooms at various heights and wrap the stems around the sturdier basket handle that you created. Wider flower buds can be placed directly in the floral foam to fill the bottom of the basket, using a variety of complementing flowers and textures. Place blooms in a way that gives a rounded look to the base and for a finishing touch, place moss around the bottom of the dish.

26 of 63

The Collected Arrangement

The Collected Arrangement
Laurey W. Glenn

Did you ever think it would be so easy to have Pinterest-worthy Easter decor? Take this opportunity to show off your collection of little glass jars that we know you have floating around somewhere. Start with a variety of small glass jars in various sizes and heights. The range of vessels is important here because it will give your display visual interest.

As far as how many vases to use, that's entirely up to you and what you have in your collection. We used six for our arrangement, but as few as three will work just fine. Vases, tumblers, drinking glasses, or even a small glass coffee cream pitcher will work for this look. We love the collected style seen above, so don't worry about trying to match—though aim to have them coordinate in some way.

Next, select your flowers. We used an assortment of colors, textures, and heights. Feel free to get a little crazy here—there's really no equation for the perfect combination. Here's a great tip: To keep things from getting chaotic, keep a single flower variety in at least half of your vessels (as we did with our tulip and rose containers). Snip stems at a variety of heights. A good rule of thumb is to keep flowers buds no taller than two inches above the top of your vase. You can even clip a single bud and float it on the top of one of the more shallow vases.

Once you're satisfied with your tiny arrangements, transport them to a tray. By corralling them, you'll give order to the display. Space the vases so they don't crowd each other. If you want to get really fancy, loop a silk ribbon in a coordinating color around the bottom of the tray.

27 of 63

Chinoiserie Easter Eggs

Blue and White Chinoiserie Easter Eggs

You can never go wrong with blue and white and, this year, we're proving it yet again with these DIY blue and white chinoiserie Easter eggs. It's an unbelievably easy DIY project that only uses a few supplies, thanks to a smart use of chinoiserie paper napkins.

Start by cutting out floral shapes from paper napkins. Separate two-ply napkins and just use the top layer for this project. Then, brush a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the section of egg you are starting with. We like having space between the floral napkin cut outs, rather than wrapping the egg with one big piece of the napkin. Finally, place the cut-out napkin piece on the Mod Podge and smooth out with your finger and brush on a thin layer of Mod Podge. Repeat these steps until your egg is covered with your pattern. Let dry.

28 of 63

Yarn Easter Eggs

String-Wrapped Easter Eggs
Laurey W. Glenn

If you're not into messy dyed Easter eggs, these cute DIY eggs are perfect. Plus, they last year after year.

Start with plastic Easter eggs in various sizes. Using a foam brush, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the top of the egg. Then, take yarn and place the end at the very top of the egg, using your finger to hold it in place. Begin to wrap the string around the egg, making sure the string touches without overlapping as you go. Apply more Mod Podge as you work your way down the egg. Snip the end of the string once you reach the bottom of the egg. Apply a small dollop of Mod Podge to ensure the end of the string stays in place. Hold it with your finger for a minute or two until it's secure.

29 of 63

Easter Bingo

Printable Easter Bingo
Photo: Helen Norman

Give the kids a fun activity on Easter with this sweet Bingo game. Use ours as inspiration to DIY your own playful set of boards with festive squares and use jelly beans to mark the "butterfly," "sunshine," and "bonnet," squares as they're called to mark Bingo.

30 of 63

The No-Arranging Iris Arrangement

The No-Arranging Arrangement
Laurey W. Glenn

This sweet spring arrangement would make an adorable centerpiece, table accent, or gift. When selecting your basket, choose one that's large enough to fit your iris pots. You can do one small pot in a petite round basket, or opt for a rectangular basket that can fit three or four pots, as we did here.

The process is almost too easy to be true. Start by placing your iris pots in the basket. You can space them out, place them side-by-side, or cluster them in groups—all depending on the size and shape of your basket. Once you're satisfied with your iris placement, add moss between the pots and around the sides of the basket to keep the pots secure in their positions. Add a layer of moss over the tops of the pots so all you can see are the stems and blooms popping up from beneath the cover.

31 of 63

The Rye Grass Easter Basket

Rye Grass Easter Basket
Laurey W. Glenn

You can put one of these fun baskets on every table if you want to. Fill them with Easter eggs stuffed with treats for kids to find. This DIY though, requires some pre-Easter prep to grow the goods.

For this look, fill a container with potting soil and place a very thick layer of seeds over the potting soil. Keep it in a sunny spot, and water daily, keeping it very moist, for 7 to 10 days. Once sprouted, place the container basket with the decoration of choice.

32 of 63

Easter Egg Planters

Easter Egg Planters
Laurey W. Glenn

These tiny planters are a fun project to make with the kids, and they can show them off as kids' table centerpieces on Easter. The crafting starts with the trickiest part—opening the eggs.

Using a toothpick, poke holes in the top of the eggshell until you're able to gently remove the top portion of the egg shell. Chances are, you might break an egg or two in the process (we'll admit we certainly did), so you might want to have a few extra eggs on hand. Once the hole is large enough, dump out the egg, then rinse the shell clean in a bowl of water. Repeat this process for each egg.

Fill decorative paper cupcake liners with coordinating gift shred. We used a variety of colors and patterns here to make a pretty display, but opt for whatever color or colors you like. Nestle an egg securely in the gift shred and fill it with water. Select a pretty little bloom or delicate sprig of greenery for each egg vase. Alternatively, you can fill each egg with a bit of potting soil and a tiny fern, if you prefer. And, who doesn't love a baby fern?

Place one planter on each place setting on your Easter table. Now, if you want to get fancy, tuck a name tag beneath the planter so guests won't have to do the shuffle trying to figure out where they should sit. And don't forget to tell your friends and family to take their planters home—they're the perfect size for displaying on a kitchen windowsill.

33 of 63

The Asparagus Arrangement

The Asparagus Arrangement
Laurey W. Glenn

One of our favorite spring veggies gets all dressed up (and spared from the dinner plate) with this fun arrangement. Build it by cutting asparagus so the tips are just an inch above the rim of the vase. You can cut asparagus stems different lengths to fit different vases for a varied-height centerpiece that will wow. Add two rubber bands around your jar, spacing them about two inches apart (adjust according to the size of your container).

Start placing the asparagus one at a time under the rubber bands. They should be spaced very close together, completely covering the glass. Continue adding the asparagus until you've made your way all the way around the vessel.

You have two options for arranging the flowers: use floral foam for more sturdy positioning or add your flowers directly to the vase for an organic, natural look. If you're using floral foam you'll want to add it to your vase, pour in water, and start arranging. Otherwise, the actual arranging process is the same.

We started our arrangement with a pretty purple kale stalk, which serves as the focal point. Fluff out the leaves to give it more volume. Next, we added parrot tulips with a beautiful feathered edge. Roses, snapdragons, lisianthus, and delicate sticks from your yard are all fair game. Keep flower varieties grouped together with taller stems placed throughout in order to distribute the height.

Spin your arrangement around as you place flowers to ensure it looks good from all sides. Once you're satisfied with the arrangement, place it in a shallow dish of water. This will keep your asparagus fresh so you can eat them after—no wasting here! We also recommend spritzing the stems with water twice a day. To finish, cover the rubber bands with simple, gauzy ribbon.

34 of 63

Easter Bunny Photo Prop

Easter Bunny Photo Prop
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

The kids will love this fun prop when it comes time for the obligatory family photo. For this adorable DIY, you'll start with two pantry staples: paper plates. Here's how.

35 of 63

Paint Pen Eggs

Paint Pen Eggs
Laurey W. Glenn

This might be the easiest Easter craft of all time! All you need is eggs, a paint pen, and your creativity. Boil the eggs, and cool completely before decorating by making different patterns using paint pens.

36 of 63

The Flower Holder Wreath

The Flower Holder Wreath
Laurey W. Glenn

The best part about this pretty DIY wreath is that you can change out the bouquet to fit any season, holiday, party color palette, or blooming season! Start off with a square grapevine wreath. Lightly coat it with a layer of white spray paint. Then, soak a small, round florist foam cage in water to make it damp. Use florist wire to affix the cage to the bottom center of the square form so it faces out (not up).

Take a bouquet of flowers (here, we used white anemones), and cut each stem in half. Insert the top half of each flower stem (the part with the bloom) into the top of the florist foam cage. Insert the bottom half of each stem (just the stem) into the bottom part of the florist foam cage.

Then, disguise the remaining visible foam by pinning Spanish moss to it and covering it with ribbons tied in a colorful bow. We used two kinds of ribbon and let them trail liberally for this frilly effect.

37 of 63

DIY Easter Napkin Rings

Easter Napkin Rings
Laurey W. Glenn

Make these cute napkin rings to correspond with your Easter table settings and centerpiece. You'll need toilet paper rolls, a knife, cotton cord string, and tacky glue for this cute craft.

Cut the toilet paper rolls into thirds with a sharp knife, so they still make rings. Then, unroll a very long length of cord/string. Using a small bit of tacky glue, glue one end of string to inside of roll and wind the string through around the roll, making sure the edges of the string are close together. Finish by gluing the end of the cord inside the ring.

38 of 63

Chick Easter Eggs

Chick Easter Eggs
Southern Living

Lay out some newspaper and let the kids have a crafty afternoon with these cute chicks. Watch the tutorial video here.

39 of 63

DIY Marble Eggs

Marble eggs

Adrienne Bresnahan/Getty

Sophisticated colored eggs with a marble finish have a secret ingredient: Cool Whip. Here's how to dye your Easter Eggs with Cool Whip for a gorgeous effect worthy of your holiday display.

40 of 63

Marbled Nail Polish Easter Eggs

Marbled Easter Eggs
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Master marbleizing without buying dye with this easy Easter egg tutorial. All you need is your favorite nail polish colors and a few store-bought items for the prettiest Easter eggs you ever did see!

Start by filling a plastic container with room temperature water. The water temperature is important—cold water will cause the nail polish to sink to the bottom.

We opted for blue nail polish for these eggs because we love anything and everything blue and white, but feel free to use whatever color (or colors!) you like. Add a few drops of polish to the water and swirl around with your fork. Drop in one egg and give it a swirl or two before lifting out and placing on your drying carton. Repeat with the remainder of your eggs, adding a few more drops of polish to the water as necessary between eggs.

If you want to give some of the eggs a bit of extra pizzazz, sprinkle on a little glitter. We recommend opting for silver glitter if you're keeping with our navy and white color scheme—it will provide just the right amount of shimmer. No need to douse all the eggs in sparkly stuff, just a few eggs are all you need to create added interest in your Easter egg display.

41 of 63

The Garden Party

Garden Party Table Setting with Pink Peonies
Robbie Caponetto

Take Easter outside for some fresh spring air with a beautifully decorated table. Bright hues and a cabbage tureen are perfect for the day. Warm pinks mixed with cool blues and mint green is a pallet that will always delight at a garden party. Tie monogrammed napkins with personalized place cards and keep in mind that layers add character to any tasblescape.

42 of 63

Fresh Fruit Arrangement

Herb and Orange filled Arrangement styled like a basket
Robbie Caponetto; Produced: Buffy Hargett Miller

For your kitchen decor, pick an arrangement that's equal parts attractive and practical. This one is planted with fragrant ingredients ready to be clipped for cooking. Fill a ceramic container (add a hole in the bottom for drainage) with potting soil. Then plant parsley, thyme, Swiss chard, and violas. Nestle a few tangerines on top for extra vibrance. Form a "handle" out of fresh rosemary. Water regularly, and keep in a sunny spot on the counter.

43 of 63

Floral Tea Cups

Peonies in Tea Cups
Laurey W. Glenn

Fluffy peonies are one of spring's greatest gifts to our tables. Instead of keeping them in the centerpiece, give each place setting a little peony love by placing one in a vintage teacup. You can even top each peony with a handwritten place card.

44 of 63

Elegant Floating Flower Arrangement

The Floating Flower Arrangement
Laurey W. Glenn

There's no need to stress over an extravagant Easter centerpiece when this simple display is gorgeous on its own. This is hands-down the easiest floral arrangement you'll ever make.

Start with a clear glass centerpiece-worthy bowl filled with water. You can mix in some flower food, just be sure it fully dissolves so you don't have grains swimming around in the bottom of the bowl. Wipe the rim of the bowl with a dry cloth to clean up any water droplets.

Clip a few miniature rose buds off your plant. If you don't have a miniature rose plant, other petite flowering varieties will work as well. Gently spread the petals out to make a flatter base that will help them float on the water's surface. Place your buds in the bowl, keeping them to one side. There's no perfect equation here—use as many or as few as you like. We thought four flowers worked well with the size of our bowl.

Next, take your tulips and gently curve them around the opposite side of the bowl. Stagger them so the blooms are at varying heights. Tuck in a branch or two for a rustic finishing touch.

Of course, you can customize this to make it your own. Swap in your favorite blooms or whatever you have on hand to create your own look. This arrangement should last a few days as long as you swap out the water daily.

45 of 63

Praiseworthy Purple Blooms

Potted purple hyacinths and violas for Easter growing centerpiece
Robbie Caponetto; Produced: Buffy Hargett Miller

Start with a ceramic flowerpot (with a complementary saucer to catch any drainage) to create this centerpiece. Fill it with potting soil, and plant a collar of violas around the rim. Place blooming hyacinth bulbs in the center, and add a few stately salvias for height. We fashioned a "handle" out of thin wooden branches. Fill the saucer with decorative sheet moss, and finish the look with faux eggs and birds' nests.

46 of 63

The Kids' Table

Kid's Easter Table
Photo: Helen Norman

Don't leave the kids feeling nervous at the adults' table. Create a mini tablescape for the kids' table with durable plates and fun activities to keep them occupied.

47 of 63

Pretty Peonies

Peony and tulip door swag flower arrangement
Robbie Caponetto; Produced: Kathleen Varner

Tie a 3-inch florist foam cage that's been soaked in water to the center of a wooden stick. Use camellia greenery (the glossy green foliage) to cover the materials and give the wreath volume. Then tuck spiky sword fern behind Queen Anne's lace (the clusters of small ivory flowers) with hellebores sprouting from the greenery. A peony with a halo of variegated leaves acts as a focal point, but single blooms can be used to fill empty spaces. Tie a piece of ribbon to either side of the stick to serve as a hanger. These hardy flower and foliage selections will last a week. Swap out tired blooms to keep the swag fresh.

48 of 63

Weave in Wheatgrass

Easter basket with live wheat grass and dyed Easter eggs
Robbie Caponetto; Produced: Buffy Hargett Miller

Ditch the faux filler grass, and plant the real thing in an Easter basket this year. Add a plastic liner to the container, and fill with potting soil. Around ten days to two weeks before Easter, sprinkle wheatgrass seeds (available at garden centers) on top of the soil. Set in a sunny spot and water well. Nestle naturally dyed eggs in the grass. A festive bow finishes the look.

49 of 63

Pantry Speckled Eggs

rice Easter egg decorating
Southern Living

For this Easter DIY, turn towards your pantry or cupboard and break out the dried rice. This easy decorating hack with rice creates the most beautiful eggs to show off with your holiday spread. Here's how to do it.

50 of 63

Bring Out The Cabbage Ware

A Stress-Free Easter Feast
Hector Manuel Sanchez

There's no better time to revive your grandmother's cabbage ware set than for an Easter feast. Pair the iconic green plates with a centerpiece bursting of pink florals and egg cups with calligraphy-styled eggs as place holders.

51 of 63

Leafy Green Throughout


ALISON GOOTEE; Styling by Dakota Willimon

Make cabbage ware part of the centerpiece too, like in this pristine patio where the leafy centerpiece complements the greenery outside. The screened porch of this old Florida Baptist parsonage turned home is splendid for hosting company in the springtime and positively prime for Easter, styled with scalloped rattan place mats from Crate and Barrel, dishes from Kate Spade, and a Lettuce Ware Pitcher from Tory Burch.

52 of 63

Tabletop Easter Resurrection Garden

Ivy Odom with her Tabletop Easter Resurrection Garden
Southern Living

Any extra terracotta pot that you have around your house is great for this DIY Resurrection Garden. Have the kids help with this project as a teaching moment of the meaning of Easter. You'll need potting soil, a shallow, wide-base pot, a small pot, moss, a rock, rye grass seed, and 3 homemade crosses.

Start by filling a shallow, wide-base pot with potting soil; This will be the foundation for your garden. The, place a small pot inside of the wide-base pot on its side, and fill half of it with soil—this small container represents the empty tomb.

After, have some fun with moss. Place it around the tomb and garden for an earthy look; This is where you can customize your garden and get really creative with it. Insert three crosses behind the tomb, this of course, is Jesus’ cross along with the two prisoners we read about in the Bible. You can buy three crosses or make them out of twigs and yarn.

Place the rock beside the empty tomb. This is the rock that Jesus rolled away to leave the tomb when he rose from the dead. Next, finish it off by sprinkling with rye grass seed and extra greenery for a truly remarkable garden.

53 of 63

Single-Flower Groupings

Pink Tulip Easter Table Arrangement
Laurey W. Glenn

For this gorgeous but simple centerpiece, cinch the stems of tulips (or your spring flower of choice!) with a clear rubber band to keep them together. Alternate with ornamental kale to add green to the space.

54 of 63

Gold Speckled Farmers' Market Easter Eggs

DIY Gold Speckled Easter Eggs
Rachael Walker

Subtle elegance is the name of the game for this Easter decorating feature. Gold-speckled eggs make for a natural and demurely chic display. Learn how to make them here.

55 of 63

Floral Fabric Easter Eggs

Floral Fabric Wrapped Easter Eggs on White Plate
Sara Albers

Sara Albers of Alice and Lois shared these adorable DIY Easter eggs with us. You can adorn every inch of your Easter table with these springy eggs in your favorite pattern. Get the instructions here.

56 of 63

Kids' Easter Centerpiece

Kid's Easter Centerpiece
Photo: Helen Norman

A white-chocolate bunny is the star of this fun centerpiece for the kids' table. Here, a coat of Pink Carnation by Glidden perks up an inexpensive table and chair set by Ikea, and letter decals personalize each seat. On top, hefty white plates and plain glasses get a burst of color with ribbon—and lots of jelly beans.

57 of 63

Nest Of Sweets

Nest of Sweets
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas

These delicate little nests are easy to DIY, and you can use them as place cards or mini decorations for side tables and centerpieces. Here's how to do it.

Taking a ball of green Spanish moss in your hands, hollow out an opening with your thumbs. Hold the formed nest in place by wrapping a single strand of florist wire around the outside edge of the moss. Place twigs cut from the garden on a salad plate, top with the nest, and fill it with pastel Jordan almonds.

58 of 63

Fresh Wheatgrass And Flowers Centerpiece

Fresh Wheatgrass and Flowers Centerpiece
William Dickey

Use your cake stands in an inventive way with this cheery spring centerpiece. Wheatgrass is the easy-to-grow base of this display. Two weeks prior to your event, fill an empty plant tray with moist potting soil. Press winter wheat seeds on top in one thick layer. Cover the container with clear plastic wrap, and place it in a warm spot, such as the top of the refrigerator. After seeds sprout, remove the plastic. Place the tray in the sun, keeping soil slightly damp. The sturdy grass blades stand up straight and tall, and a thick root mass quickly forms.

Take a small container filled with warm water into the garden. Cut a few stems of the season's current offerings. We used miniature daffodils and jonquils, wild sweet Williams (Phlox divaricata), and a few late-blooming Lenten roses (Helleborus orientalis). Small flowers work best.

This process gets a little messy, so work outdoors or somewhere you can sweep away the dirt. Assemble the cake stands. Moisten the wheatgrass, and slice the turf into pieces using a sharp knife. Lift the grass gently from the flat (a spatula helps), and fill each tier, keeping soil and roots intact. Cut daffodil stems about 3 inches long, and gently push them into the moist soil, clustering blooms for maximum effect.

Move the arrangement to its permanent location, and surround the base with small vases and bottles. Fill these containers with the remaining flowers. If you like, add small garden statuary pieces among the vases. Look for these at flea markets and antiques stores.

Daffodils last for several days in the wheatgrass, provided the soil stays damp. Use a kitchen baster to add a small amount of water neatly.

59 of 63

Salt Dough Easter Egg Ornaments

Easter craft sisters

With the price of eggs skyrocketing as they are, Easter on a budget might rely on some alternative decor this year. Try saving the eggs for the meal and decorating salt dough instead. Here's the egg-salent tutorial.

60 of 63

DIY Grocery Eggs

Natural Easter Eggs
Southern Living

We're calling these grocery eggs because the ingredients are ones you'll find in the produce section rather than a craft store. Dying Easter eggs with dyes made from beets and onions is the natural and vibrant take on Easter decor you've been looking for. Find instructions for this kitchen craft here.

61 of 63

Kid-Friendly Easter Setup

Egg-cellent Decorating Ideas
Photography: Van Chaplin, Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey, Julie Feagin Sandner

Give the kids a sweet setting with Easter snacks and a kraft paper tablecloth with crayons for doodling.

62 of 63

Paper Mache Easter Eggs

Paper Mache Easter Eggs
Laurey w. Glenn

This is an easy craft for even those who aren't well-versed in DIY holiday decor. Plus, you can have fun with which patterns and colors you use. To make these paper mache eggs, start by tearing paper (tissue paper, scrapbook paper, or wrapping paper) into strips about an inch thick. Liberally coat the top of the egg in a layer of Mod Podge. We used a foam brush, but any brush will do.

Start layering paper strips on top of the Mod Podge, tearing large strips to create smaller pieces as necessary. Overlap the strips so that every part of the top of the egg is covered. Fill in any holes with tiny pieces of paper. Once you're satisfied with your paper placement, coat the paper with another layer of Mod Podge. Allow the top to dry completely before fitting the bottom and top together. Tie a large ribbon around the egg and knot it. Finally, take a thinner ribbon and wrap it around the egg, finishing it with a bow.

63 of 63

Set A Fan-tastic Table

Palm underneath china

HECTOR MANUEL SANCHEZ; Styled by Kathleen Varner

Forgo a traditional centerpiece in favor of a pop of green to dress up each place setting. We used palm to make this stunning setup.

The trickiest part is picking the right size palms. Look for ones that are on the smaller side and are as flat as you can find so the leaf segments peek out from beneath the plate without making it wobble every time the fork hits the china. After that, all you need to do is a quick stem trim—the shorter it is, the steadier your surface will be.

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles