Easter is synonymous with pastel colours, spring flowers, bunnies and chocolate eggs.
To create a gorgeous Easter atmosphere in your home this season, you can incorporate all these elements and more into your decorations, table setting and room layout.
Miescisko online spoke to several crafters who revealed the best ways to decorate your home this Easter, from creating an Easter tree to using themed table confetti. Read on to get some egg-tastic holiday inspiration...
1. Create an Easter tree
‘Many people like to decorate a tree for Easter and spring. You can purchase one or make a tree with a wire frame, or else gather tall twigs in a large jar or vase which you can then decorate however you want.
‘Decorated "blown out" eggs or egg-shaped ornaments in paper mâché or crochet are ideal – keep them light as your twig tree may struggle to support heavy ornaments. Colourful pompoms (hung individually or threaded together in a garland), ribbon bows and yarn flowers are also ideal decorations.
‘For a finished look, don’t forget to decorate the container holding your twigs with ribbon or a paper band, or cover the stand of your tree with a doily or tree skirt.’ – Clare from .
‘Freestanding wooden trees with painted wooden birds hanging from the branches would make awesome table centrepieces.’ – Jo Lindsey from
2. Use Easter baskets
‘One thing you will notice as you start arranging your Easter decorations is that eggs have a tendency to roll about! The answer is of course the Easter basket, and there are lots of creative opportunities here too. You can make robust crocheted baskets using scrap fabric yarn, raffia, thick string or garden twine. A small basket is also a great way to try out a coiling technique with yarn, rope or fabric.’ – Clare
3. Go bold and bright with decorations
‘It doesn’t always have to be about the pastels. Be brave and go bold and bright with your decorations if that works better with your décor. Rich oranges and navy blue are our favourite shades right now.’– Jo Lindsey
4. Get some help from your garden
‘If you are entertaining this Easter and are lucky enough to have rosemary or forsythia in your garden, cut some sprigs, tie with ribbon or twine and place at each setting on your table, they will look and smell gorgeous.’ – Jo Lindsey
5. Offer Easter table gifts
‘Alternatively, if you have a table plan or would like your guests to take away a small memento, place a small Easter hanging decoration at each place setting with your guests' names. They will be able to take it home with them and each year it will remind them of your fabulous hosting.’ – Jo Lindsey
6. Have table confetti
‘Table confetti is always a brilliant way to “theme up” your table effectively, try lots of mini carrots or mixed shapes cut from card.’ – Jo Lindsey
7. Use Easter crackers
‘Easter crackers look great across the plate or placemat – these could be used as a favour/gift/decoration. You could also add a little luggage tag with a name on to double up as a name place.' – Hannah from .
8. Decorate with flowers
‘Use lots of mini daffodils, hyacinths and narcissus in vintage terracotta pots, floral paper napkins or white linen napkins.’ – Hannah
‘How about lengths of fishing line hung from the ceiling above the dining room table with a fake flower, such as a daisy, peony or small bunches of gypsophila tied to the end of each piece? A lovely way to bring flowers and colour into the house.’ – Bex from
9. Include Easter ornaments
‘This can include tissue paper tassels, painted wooden eggs and small Kilner jars filled with chocolate eggs in various sizes and colours.’ – Bex
10. Get the kids creating
‘Your creativity doesn’t need to be complicated and if you’re working with, or around, small children, it may be best to keep things simple. Experience tells me that blowing eggs, or trying to decorate them with marble paints, may not be the easiest craft to tackle with young helpers.
‘Potato printing egg shapes and making pompoms usually go down a treat. You can also make very effective bunting and simple flowers from coloured paper and a little glue. Stick to your chosen colour scheme and it will all come together.’ – Clare