Easter Home Decor Ideas (Simple And Budget Friendly!)

  • By: homeshacks
  • Date: May 8, 2022
  • Time to read: 14 min.
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Decorating for the Easter holiday should be a fun and simple task that you look forward to, not a stressful chore that fills you with dread. From simple decor ideas to DIY crafts for any budget, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of Easter home decor ideas that you can use to bring some fresh, easter vibrance into your home.

How Do You Decorate Your Home For Easter?

Easter is all about new life and springtime. Flowers are a classic, versatile and stylish decoration that you can utilize in every room of your home. Pastel-colored mason jars make perfect spring vases.

To add an Easter twist, select wide clear glass vases for your flowers and add colored eggs to the base of the vase. Or, for a vintage feel, utilize old tea jars as vases.

Line Your Shelves With Eggs

Eggs are a key symbol of Easter and, as such, an excellent feature for any home decorating during the Easter season.

Lining your display shelves and bookcases with tasteful and unique egg cups and eggs provides a seasonal display that adds an element of intrigue to entice your guests. If you’re looking for an eclectic set of egg cups and kitsch props, try shopping at thrift stores for unique and interesting items that add a point of difference to your display.

To add a vintage and artistic touch, use Mod Podge to attach pressed and dried leaves and flowers to your eggshells.

Add Earthiness

We often think of bunny rabbits, chickens, flowers, and fields when we think of Easter. To turn your home into an Easter paradise, utilize ways to bring the outdoors in. 

Create a centerpiece using a dish or tray filled with moss to create an earthy effect. You can add whatever you like to your centerpieces, such as painted eggs, a bunny rabbit, candles, or chocolates.

Tip: Make sure to include a decent layer of moss so that your additional items stand up and are supported.

Floral Chandelier

For a true one-of-a-kind eye-catching centerpiece, try creating a beautiful floral chandelier.

What You Will Need:

How To Make A Floral Chandelier

  1. Cut four equal lengths of twine, which are around 33 inches long. Tie one end of each length of twine to the four sides of the chandelier. Tie the other ends of the string together in a secure double knot. *If you can, attach the string to the horizontal bars so that they don’t move around as much.
  2.  Take your plants apart so that you have individual branches.
  3. Secure your ferns or greenery to the chandelier to form the base. To do this, bend the foliage to the curved shape of the wreath and attach it with floral wire. *It’s a good idea to cover both sides of the wreath with greenery so that no wires are showing.
  4. Decorate and fill in gaps by attaching large flowers, using a hot glue gun.
  5. Add small and medium-sized flowers, balancing the different types to create an aesthetically pleasing look.
  6. Once you’re finished, use the knotted end of the twine to hang your chandelier from the ceiling.

Reclaimed Wood Easter Bunny

For an outdoor feature that spreads the feelings of Easter, a wooden easter bunny is a great way to use up some of your leftover pieces of wood.

You Will Need:

How To Make A Reclaimed Wood Easter Bunny

  1. Prepare, paint and stain your reclaimed wood before you begin the project.
  2. Print or draw an easter bunny template at the size you wish you make your sculpture.
  3. Line up your reclaimed planks of wood and lay the template on top of them.
  4. Draw around your bunny template, then cut the pattern from your wood plants using a jigsaw.
  5. Using a heavier piece of wood, draw and cut out bunny “feet.” *Make the feet a similar width to that of your bunny rabbit’s head so that you keep your rabbit in proportion while providing a sturdy base.
  6. Trace your bunny onto the large sheet of plywood.
  7. Using wood glue, attach reclaimed wood planks to the cut-out plywood.
  8. Attach your bunny to the stand, leaving a gap of at least an inch or two from the back of the feet to allow for stability.
  9. Sand any rough edges.

Easter Color Palettes

You don’t have to stick with green and yellow at Easter as a color scheme. Check out some of our favorite Easter color palettes below for inspiration.

Use the palettes for cushions, tablecloths, rugs, placemats, throws, vases, flowers, and any other features you have around your home to utilize a fresh color palette for the season.

Easter Color Combinations

  • Mustard yellow, eggshell blue, and deep lilac
  • Chocolate and cream combined with dusky blue and a hint of deep pink
  • Olive green, bright purple, and cream
  • Tan brown, honeysuckle green, lavender, riptide blue, and rose
  • Mustard, salmon, citrus green, and cerulean with a hint of pale grey
  • Varied shades of purple with a grey tint and moss green
  • Chocolate brown, with coral, peach, and cream
  • Lavender, Mulberry and purple lily with light khaki and champagne brown
  • Chocolate brown, mustard, and moss green
  • Varied shades of grey with lilac and lemon
  • Blush pink, pale fennel green, light copper, and deep grey
  • Powder blue and leafy green combined with pale pink and rouge
  • Coffee and chestnut browns with earthy shades of green

Remember, if in doubt, you can’t go wrong with pastels.

What Are Traditional Easter Decorations?

Many decorative items will spring to mind when you think of Easter, such as the easter bunny and brightly colored eggs. But what are traditional easter decorations, and what are their origins?

The Cross

For religious followers, the cross may be one of Easter’s single most important symbols and decorations. The cross represents the death and sacrifice of Jesus, along with his resurrection and the promise of everlasting life.

Easter Eggs

The egg is a universal symbol of life, fertility, and rebirth. Our pre-Christian ancestors witnessed the miracle of new life emerging from eggs and thus deemed them as a symbol of spring. As the years passed, eggs became synonymous with a religious festival.

Eggs are an integral part of the Passover seder plate for Jews, while for Christians, the egg can sometimes symbolize the rocky tomb from which Jesus emerged following his resurrection. And Christian practices are part of the reason why colored eggs became so popular.

During the 40 days of lent, Christians were forbidden from eating eggs, but as the chickens still laid them, they would be collected and decorated in celebration.

Chicks

As it is the chick that emerges from the egg, they naturally become a symbol of new life and rebirth. People often consider other baby animals as symbols of Easter too.

Easter Bunny

There is no better symbol than the rabbit or hare who produces such an abundance of offspring. Dating back to Egyptian times, the rabbit was a symbol of fertility. The Greeks, meanwhile, thought that virginal rabbits could reproduce, an idea which meant those living in the Middle Ages began to view the rabbit as being synonymous with the virgin Mary.

However, the version of the Easter bunny who visits children to drop off eggs has its origins in Germany, where the Osterhase, or Easter Hare, delivered chocolate and candy to children just as Santa Claus would give presents at Christmas.

As the idea spread through German immigration to countries such as the USA, children began to craft nests for these bunny rabbits from old hats or boxes, which would eventually become the colorful easter baskets of today.

Easter Lamb

The lamb is particularly synonymous with Christianity and the great feast of Easter. Christians often liken the lamb to Jesus due to its purity and sacrifice. According to the Bible, Jesus was crucified during Passover and made the ultimate sacrifice of his life. During Easter, Christians celebrate Jesus’ Passover from death to life. 

The Bible refers to Jesus as the lamb of God, and for many centuries the Pope ate roast lamb for Easter dinner.

Butterflies

Butterflies symbolize the resurrection of Jesus. Just as he emerged from the tomb, they emerge from a chrysalis. In addition, their transformation from caterpillar to butterfly represents the transformation that faith can provide to Christians.

Hot Cross Buns

Traditionally served on Good Friday, hot cross buns signify the end of lent, and remember the day that Jesus died on the cross. The cross shows that the bread is blessed while helping the bread to rise.

White Lillies

The white Easter lily is the perfect symbol of purity, peace, innocence, and joy. They were connected to traits long before the time of Jesus when ancient civilizations connected the flowers to motherhood.

Paintings show the angel Gabriel handing a bunch of white lilies to the Virgin Mary. They are mentioned numerous times in the Bible, including the appearance in Gethsemane, where Jesus spent his last hours before being betrayed by Judas.

Easter lilies are a great addition to your home decor as a symbol of new life. For Christians, they symbolize Jesus’ resurrection. Religious followers believe that lilies sprang from the ground where Jesus’ sweat had landed; for this reason, they are sacred to Christians as the promise of eternal life.

Candles

Candles come in a variety of sizes, colors, and scents, making them a perfect addition to any home. Their Easter significance comes from the light they exude. During the Easter Vigil, the Paschal Candle is lit; and the service leader will use the Paschal candle to light a smaller set of candles. This demonstrates how the light of Jesus spreads to all of his followers.

How Do You Decorate For Easter On A Budget?

If you’re looking to decorate on a budget for Easter, there is a vast amount of DIY Crafts that are easy to make and require little to no cost.

Easter Wreaths

An easter wreath brings together pastel colors, flowers, eggs, and other items synonymous with the season.

How To Make A Bird’s Nest Easter Wreath

  1. Begin by wrapping burlap over a foam wreath.
  2. Gather broken eggshells, feathers, dried leaves and flowers, quail eggs, and anything else to fit with the theme.
  3. Use a hot glue gun to attach your props to the wreath.
  4. The finished product should resemble a bird’s nest.

Option 2:

Saving your egg boxes in the run-up to Easter could provide you with an easy way to assemble an Easter wreath.

  1. Cut out the egg boxes into groups of four and paint them with white or light pastel paint.
  2. Hot glue gun the sections together or use them as a table centerpiece.
  3. Fill each hole in the egg box with an Easter-themed object such as an egg or a flower.

Salt Dough Easter Egg Garland

Easter Egg garlands are a simple way to bring some seasonal color to your space and are a fun craft for the whole family to enjoy.

How To Make Salt Dough Easter Eggs

  1. Mix ½ of warm (not boiling) water with ½ cup of salt until the salt dissolves fully. *For colored dough, add a couple of drops of food coloring to your saltwater mix. Alternatively, you can paint your salt dough eggs once dry.
  2. Add 1 cup of flour to the saltwater mix and work into a dough, being careful to knead and remove any lumps from the mixture.
  3. Add 2 tbsp vegetable oil, which you work through the mixture with your hands.
  4. Set the dough aside for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Lightly sprinkle your work area with flour or cornstarch and roll your dough to the thickness of around ⅛ – ¼ inch.
  6. Use a cookie cutter or template to cut egg shapes from the dough.
  7. Use a skewer to make a hole about ½ inch from the top of your egg. *These holes will allow you to thread the eggs onto string or ribbon once they’re finished. You may want to consider the material you’re using and how wide you need to make the holes.
  8. Bake in the oven at a low temperature of 200ºF or less for 2 hours. Then allow your eggs to dry out overnight.
  9. You can paint and decorate your eggs the next day before threading them with string or ribbon and hanging the garland around your home.

Pom Pom Bunny Eggs

Pom-pom bunnies look adorable atop your eggs, and by using plastic eggs, these bunnies can stick around for the entire Easter season.

How To Make Pom Pom Bunny Eggs

  1. Cut a piece of pipe cleaner to make your bunny’s ears. This should be about 6 inches in length.
  2. Fold the pipe cleaner in half.
  3. Fold each half of the pipe cleaner back on itself to create an “M” shape that resembles bunny ears.
  4. Twist the two ends of the pipe cleaner together.
  5. Use craft glue to attach the bunny ears to a pom-pom which will form the bunny rabbit’s head.
  6. Once dry, use craft glue to attach the pom-pom head to the narrow end of an egg. 
  7. Sit your pom-pom bunny eggs in egg cups and display them on tabletops throughout your home. *To customize your bunnies try fashioning a bow tie from a piece of ribbon or attach a pair of googly eyes to your creation.

Easter Candies

If you want to add edible decorations to your home, try making these simple easter candies.

How To Make Easter Candies

  1. Fill store-bought plastic easter eggs with sweet treats.
  2. Cut a square of tissue paper that is around three times the length of your egg and wraps all the way around it.
  3. Place your egg halfway down the outer edge of your square.
  4. Roll the tissue paper into a cylinder around the egg.
  5. Twist the open ends of your cylinder and secure it with a piece of ribbon. This should leave your ‘egg’ looking like a bonbon. *If you want to personalize your Easter candies, you could add your own flavor labels such as “jelly bean” or “marshmallow.”

Easter Tree

You don’t have to wait until Christmas to decorate a tree in your home! Various retailers now sell small branches or ‘trees’ precisely for this purpose. Alternatively, you can easily create your own easter tree by collecting a selection of sturdy branches and placing them in a stable vase.

To decorate your easter tree use a hot glue gun to attach a piece of ribbon around the outside of each shell, with the two ribbons’ ends meeting at the narrow curve on the top of your egg. Tie the ribbon in a tight knot and hang the eggs on your Easter tree.

For a Scandinavian twist, use paper flowers to create a Swedish Paskris or feather tree. Instead of using real feathers, use a template to cut feathers from scrapbook pages and add them to the branches of your easter tree.

Egg Topiary

Chocolate eggs don’t grow on trees… or do they? Make your own mini egg trees that are a perfect centerpiece for your desktop or table.

How To Make An Egg Topiary

  1. Purchase a round styrofoam ball, floral foam, and green sheet moss or fake greenery from a local craft store or via online.
  2. Use hot glue to attach your artificial greenery to cover the styrofoam ball so that no white patches are showing.
  3. Fill a plant pot with floral foam.
  4. Using a long stick, poke one end firmly into the styrofoam ball and the other into the floral foam in your plant pot.
  5. Using wrapped eggs, attach to your tree with glue. *Ensure the chocolates are adequately sealed and that you do not allow the glue to seep inside the packet.

Easter Egg Table runner

Line the center of your dinner table with recycled egg boxes. Paint a set of plastic eggs in colors that fit an easter theme, such as greens, yellows, and pastel shades. Fill the egg cartons with the painted eggs for a simple yet stunning easter table runner.

Burlap Table Runner

A burlap runner can add a classic touch to your dinner table, and by using a template to paint on easter bunnies, you can give it an Easter twist.

Garden Centrepiece

Repurpose your cake stand into a tabletop garden delight. Gather a set of small plant pots and decorate them with either paint, ribbons, or embroidery thread. Add small plants and succulents to each jar and arrange them on the different layers of your cake stand.

Scandinavian Inspired Easter Gnomes

If you have Christmas gnomes in your home, give them an easter makeover with pastel hats, flowers, and bunny ears. 

Coffee Filter Flowers

These flowers are a pretty design to brighten up your table for Easter, and you can fill them with sweet treats for visitors to enjoy.

How To Make Coffee Filter Flowers

  1. You will need four to six coffee filters for each flower.
  2. Add a few drops of dye to a dish of water and allow your coffee filters to absorb the color before drying them out completely.
  3. Once dried, cut the filters into floral shapes that gradually decrease in size.
  4. Stack and glue your flowers from largest to smallest.
  5. In the center of your flower, glue a cupcake case, which you can fill with a candy of your choice.

Egg vases

Make your own egg-shaped vases that are ideal for holding candy or a floral bouquet with this super simple DIY papier mache.

You Will Need:

  • One roll of toilet paper
  • One balloon
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Ribbon and other decorative items such as grass or candy

How To Make Egg Vases

  1. Blow up a balloon to the size you want for your egg vase.
  2. Remove around half of the sheets from your toilet roll.
  3. Dip them one at a time into a bowl of water, then layer them onto the balloon. *Make sure you leave a gap around the tied end of the balloon – this is the opening of your vase.
  4. Using the other half of the toilet roll, carefully soak and attach each individual sheet of toilet paper until you have good solid coverage of the balloon.
  5. Allow to dry – this can take up to 24 hours.
  6. Once completely dry, cut the top of the balloon and remove,
  7. Where the opening is, you can use a pair of scissors to cut a “cracked” shape to enhance the eggshell look.
  8. Paint and decorate your vase and allow it to dry and set.
  9. Finally, fill your vase with flowers or candies and enjoy.

Easter Themes

With such a vast array of symbols and decorations to choose from, it can be tricky knowing where to begin! Check out some of our theme ideas below to create an Easter vision for your home.

Flowers

Flowers are an easy and versatile addition to any home.

Decorations to use: Floral chandeliers, butterflies, white lilies, Easter wreaths, Egg Tree, Egg Topiary, Garden Centrepiece, Easter Gnomes, Coffee Filter Flowers, Egg Vases

Color Palettes: 

  • Purple, burnt orange, and forest greens
  • Peach, coral, and maroon
  • Varied shades of pink with dark green foliage
  • Yellow, orange, and brown combined with moss green (think sunflowers)
  • Deep shades of pink and purple with khaki highlights

Life/Rebirth

To represent the traditional meaning of Easter, try theming your decorations around life and rebirth.

Decorations to use: Eggs, wooden cross, chicks, bunnies, lambs, butterflies, candles, easter wreaths, bird’s nest easter wreath, egg box easter wreath, easter tree, easter egg table runner, egg vases.

Color palettes:

  • Mustard yellow, eggshell blue, and deep lilac
  • Tan brown, honeysuckle green, lavender, riptide blue, and rose
  • Varied shades of purple with a grey tint and moss green
  • Lavender, Mulberry and purple lily with light khaki and champagne brown
  • Powder blue and leafy green combined with pale pink and rouge

Chocolate

For a yummy Easter theme that children will love, why not go with a selection of chocolately props.

Decorations to use: Eggs, reclaimed wood easter bunny, chicks, easter bunny, hot cross buns, Salt Dough Easter Egg Garland, Pom Pom Bunny Eggs, Easter Candies, egg topiary, burlap table runner

Color palettes:

  • Chocolate and cream combined with dusky blue and a hint of deep pink
  • Coffee and chestnut browns with earthy shades of green
  • Chocolate brown, with coral, peach, and cream
  • Chocolate brown, mustard, and moss green
Final Easter Thought!

It’s easy to bring a flavor of Easter to your home in the spring season. Whether you prefer the classic symbolism of wooden crosses and rebirth or the modern easter bunny twist, there are an array of simple, decorative ideas to spruce up your space that is fun and easy to achieve.

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