Last Minute Easter Decor

If you’re anything like me, you wait until the last minute to decorate for holidays or parties. I love the decor I see in stores, but I tend to take inspiration from what I see and then make my own version at home. This is usually much more cost-effective, and I get to stock up on craft supplies… win-win!

Below you’ll find some quick and easy ideas for Easter decor this year. Each project took me no more than 30 minutes and I had many of the supplies already. I went on a little bit of a shopping spree last week during Easter sales at Michaels, Joann’s and Target for the main components but things like paint and glue were already in my craft arsenal.

Project #1: Easter Napkin Rings


Supplies needed:

  • Cardboard rings
  • Hot glue
  • Ribbon of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Marker/pen for measuring

Start by choosing your ribbon, ensuring that it is the same width of your cardboard rings. (You can find these for purchase at craft stores, or cut up a paper towel/wrapping paper tube. The sturdier the cardboard, the better.) Measure a piece of ribbon around the cardboard ring and make a template to cut your other ribbons.

Using hot glue, secure the ribbon around the ring and glue in small sections as you go. For the burlap ribbon I used, it was wider, so I cut it in half and from the scraps, made some bunny ears, which I glued on the inside front of the ring.

Project #2: Paper Mache Painted Eggs


Supplies needed:

  • Paper mache eggs (I purchased mine from Joann’s)
  • Acrylic paint (Michael’s)
  • Paint brushes

These are really simple. I found a bag of small paper mache eggs on sale at Joann’s and though they would be a cute part of a centerpiece, or gathered in a little basket on a front entry table.

I chose some spring-colored acrylic paint and painted each egg. You will get messy, as the eggs roll around and can be hard to hold, so be sure to work in a craft-friendly space. After the paint dried, I painted polka dots on a few eggs. They look adorable in a paper berry basket with some Easter grass, which would be a great addition to a table-scape at dinner.


Project #3: Easter Card Display


Supplies needed:

  • Wooden paint stirrer
  • Acrylic paint in your color of choice
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue gun, with glue
  • Spring clothespins, or plain clothespins
  • Wall mounting tape, like Command strips

Start by painting your wooden paint stirrer, which are free at most home supply stores. After the paint has dried, space out your clothespins on the paint stirrer. We found these adorable spring clothespins in a pack of 3, for $1 at Target’s Dollar Spot. Hot glue the clothespins onto the paint stirrer and allow to dry.


Once the hot glue has dried, secure the wall mounting tape on the back of the paint stirrer. I placed the wall mounting strips behind the two clothespins on the end to hide them. Once they are on the back of the paint stirrer, place on the wall and wait for it to set.


Instead of using it to display Easter cards, you could also use it to display an Easter countdown. This project translates well to any holiday or for making a countdown to a birthday or big event. Since it is on the wall with removable wall mounting, you can take it down whenever you’d like to switch your decor.


Project #4: Easter Egg Garland


Since I live in a small space, garlands are my go-to holiday decor as they only take up wall space and can be hung and removed quickly. Check out the Target Dollar Spot spring garland I posted earlier this spring.

Supplies needed:

  • Plastic easter eggs
  • Twine or ribbon to hang
  • Scissors


You will need to punch some holes in the top of your Easter eggs if they are not already there. You can do this by gently tapping an awl with a hammer through the top of the eggs. I did not have to do this, as my eggs came with holes.. so if you attempt the holes, let me know how it works out!


Simply strand the eggs in your desired pattern with your yarn or twine. Once you have reached the length of garland you want, cut, tie and hang it!


*Bonus: Gold Leaf Eggs*

I am seeing a lot of really beautiful gold leaf items in home decor lately and love the way it looks, but I don’t love the high price tag. So I decided to invest in a small container of gold leaf paint and experiment.


I purchased a small container with a coupon at Joann’s and will be experimenting with it on different mediums. I thought this extra large paper mache egg would be a good surface, so I painted the egg pink and let it dry. Using just a small amount of gold leaf paint and a soft bristle brush, I lightly painted the gold leaf onto the surface and let it dry. Another great item to add to your table-scape or centerpiece for Easter.






Freezer Paper Onesies


Everyone loves a new baby. My sister recently welcomed her third child into the world and I was so excited, but at a bit of a loss for an appropriate gift. Don’t get me wrong, I love a cute stuffed animal, a new book or a nursery item but with two big sisters, the newest little one didn’t NEED much. Then it struck me: I will make a gift, of course.

I loved the idea of making some art for her room but wasn’t feeling totally inspired. I had seen some posts online on how to create your own onesie and that seemed like a great project. But why stop at one? I decided I would buy a few packs of white onesies and decorate them with cute designs.


Items needed:

Start by pre-washing your onesies, as directed. Be sure they are dry before beginning with any paint.


We used a Cricut machine and cartridges to cut our designs out of the freezer paper. We went with very simple images, such as a bunny, an ice pop, a crown, to ensure a bold image and less detail to paint. Put the paper shiny side down on the mat and cut! If you are freehanding, use an x-acto knife on a cutting mat or you can print images and trace them onto freezer paper, then cut.

Insert a piece of cardboard into the onesie, to ensure your paint doesn’t bleed through to the back of the onesie. Iron your stencil onto the onesie with the shiny side down. Be careful to ensure a good seal around all edges, so no paint leaks through the edge of your stencil.


Once your stencil is ironed on, you are ready to paint! I used Tulip Soft Matte fabric paint, which comes in a lot of great colors. Dab the paint on gently with a foam stencil brush. You may need a second coat, depending on the color paint you are using or the color of your onesie.


To be on the safe side, I allowed my onesies to dry for a few hours before peeling the stencil off. For some of the details on my designs, like the center of the flower and the polka dots on the seahorse, I used a clean pencil eraser.


That’s it! It’s a simple project that has a big impact and allows you to be really creative and give a personal gift. This would be fun to make custom birthday t-shirts for kids, or bachelorette party t-shirts… endless possibilities.

DIY Spring Garland


When I was chatting with my mom recently about blogging again and not knowing where to start, we were in Target at the Dollar Spot, of course. She said to start small, literally. She picked up some paper bunnies and carrots, new to the section for spring, and asked me what I would make out of them. I immediately rattled off a million ideas: place cards, gift tags, a spring garland… Needless to say, inspiration struck and here we are.

I have been an on and off hobby blogger for years but the one thing that has always been constant: my love of crafting. So it only made sense for my first post in nearly four years would be about a spring craft.

I found these adorable packages of paper bunnies and carrots in Target’s Dollar Spot (which is a little like heaven on Earth) and knew I liked the colors and shape of them right away. They were $1 each, for a pack of 16 bunnies or 16 carrots. Each pack comes with four colors each and endless possibilities.

Since I live in a small apartment and a large amount of seasonal decor can be overwhelming, I decided to make a short garland of 8 shapes total: 4 bunnies in multiple colors and 4 carrots of the same color. Next, I eyeballed about how long I wanted the garland to be and cut out two holes at the top of each shape with a single hole punch.

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To finish, all I needed to do was string my shapes and hang up the garland. I chose a chunky white yarn that I had a leftover piece of and strung the shapes until I was happy with their spacing and pattern.

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With the rest of the shapes, I may make gift tags by simply hole punching at the top and stringing with ribbon on a gift or they would make cute place cards at a spring party. The carrots would be cute at an Easter party for kids to “pin the carrot on the bunny!”

This mini-DIY took me about 15 minutes to complete from start to finish and cost me less than $2, since I didn’t even use all of my bunnies and carrots. I see lots of fun decorative garlands in stores or online and they can be expensive, so this was a great alternative for my wallet and it allowed me to be creative!