Our Easter Wreaths Bring Spring Straight to Your Front Door
The Easter Bunny won't be the only one arriving at your front door this Easter. On Sunday morning, we traditionally welcome neighbors from nearby and friends and family from afar to our homes for hearty brunches, baskets of treats, and egg hunts galore. Even if you're just celebrating with your immediate family, a fresh, seasonal wreath is a wonderful way to usher in the holiday.
If you plan to decorate the front door for the holiday, our handmade wreath ideas will inspire plenty of creativity. With pretty pastel colors, fresh flowers, and eggs in every color of the rainbow, the Easter holiday is a natural source of inspiration. For the modernist, a wooden plaque can be chalk-painted in a barely-there minimalist hue and then monogrammed by hand. For the kids, a batch of colorful eggs can be strung up into small wreaths for a family window-front display. For the glamorous, a pristine white wreath of gilded butterflies and metal flowers will be the admiration of all the neighborhood. And for the traditionalist, a wreath of eggs dyed in red speaks to the symbolism of the holiday. (A tip: Dyeing brown chicken eggs instead of white ones creates that rich, intense shade of red seen here.) There's a project for every skill level, age of crafter, and style of home.
Start with our handmade wreath ideas and then personalize yours with Easter colors, symbolic flowers of the season, or motifs like bunny rabbits and other spring animals. Many of them can be enjoyed long after the holiday is over for the remainder of the spring season. All of them are beautiful, and all of them can be yours.
Red-Dyed Egg Wreath
Lush scarlet eggs glued to a silvery grape-wood wreath create a crisp, welcoming image. This one features both hollowed chicken eggs and quail eggs, whose speckled shells truly look like art once they've been dyed red.
Empty raw eggs by blowing the contents out with the syringe. In the heatproof bowl, mix one teaspoon of vinegar with 20 drops of food coloring for every cup of hot tap water. Submerge each egg for at least 10 minutes. (To dye many eggs at once, put them in the bowl and weigh them down by nesting an empty bowl inside of the heatproof one.) Remove the eggs from the dye; let dry on a drying rack. Pour a little olive oil onto a paper towel and rub the eggs to create a slight sheen. With a hot glue gun, attach the eggs to the wreath. Let dry before hanging.
Flights of Fancy Spring Wreath
Bright and beautiful, this wreath is nothing short of showstopping. Paper-thin metalworking sheets make easy work of these embellishments—simply follow our templates to snip out the shapes.
Bunny-Tails Grass Wreath
Bunny tails (ask your florist for Lagurus ovatus) are the softest, bushiest little dried florals you'll find this spring—and they make the perfect inspiration for an Easter wreath. Bind them in a cluster on macrame rings, tie a bow out of satin ribbon, and they make for an easy-to-try modern display.
Chalk-Painted Monogram Plaque
Say it simply: "E" for Easter. With neutral, minimalist chalk paint and a calligraphed letter, this wooden slate is of understated elegance. The beauty of this plaque is that, at the end of Sunday's holiday, it can be wiped away clean.
Citrus Garden Wreath
What could be more welcoming than a wreath that bodes well both indoors and outdoors? This sturdy grapevine wreath is entwined with real citrus fruits and spring blossoms.
Spring Hoop Wreath
Forage for fresh greenery or select flowers from your spring garden, and use them in a set of hoop wreaths for the afternoon. Boughs are wrapped with thin-gauge wire, then tucked with blossoms here and there—it's truly that simple.
The daisy is one of many Easter flowers that are in full bloom this time of year. Handfuls of foraged daisies make a wreath that's neither formal nor fussy—it's just as sunny and optimistic as your Sunday morning celebrations.