Adding a bit of holiday cheer to your Easter celebration shouldn't take a month of Sundays. With bunny-shaped templates and simple eggcup upgrades, here are 25 quick, easy, and creative ways to get in the spring spirit.
Don't let your tablecloth blow away. Anchor your party table covering with plastic eggs filled with jelly beans. Secure gingham ribbon around the eggs with hot glue, and thread through openings you've hole-punched into the corners of the cloth.
Fill glass jars with colorful layers of bulk candy for quick and festive centerpieces. Or, create an Easter basket effect by nestling a white-chocolate bunny or lamb in green paper "grass." Finish with ribbon and a tag, or attach a note to the lid using double-sided tape.
Make your Easter table bloom with tiny flower arrangements inside hollowed-out eggshells. Break an egg at the top of its shell, drain the contents, and carefully rinse out the inside. Next, fill the empty shell with room-temperature water and place it in an eggcup for stability. Finally, insert small cuttings of your favorite blossoms (we used lilacs, lily of the valley, and violas).
Give eggs a quick new look by decorating them with old or new stamps. Working in sections, coat a blown-out eggshell or a wooden egg with water-based glue sealant (such as Mod Podge); position stamps so they overlap. When done, paint a thin layer of glue over entire egg.
To remove stamps stuck on paper, soak in warm water for 15 to 20 minutes, then peel away; dry them facedown on kraft paper.
Disguise candy bowls as fuzzy birds' nests for your Easter gathering with this simple idea. Cover the outside of a bowl with double-sided tape and wind a ball of yarn (we used mohair) around the bowl until its exterior is hidden. To finish, securely tuck the loose end behind the wrapped yarn.
Exuberant egg-and-crepe-paper daffodils and tulips are a breeze to make -- and you don't have to worry about the arrangement wilting. Place each flower in a small glass or vase, and set several on a cake stand for an attractive holiday centerpiece. Add a bloom to each place setting to unify the look.
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