Just a reminder: The Easter Bunny will be making his yearly appearance soon. And there is no better way to get ready for his visit than with some spring-style decorations. So it’s time to brush off the heavy winter decor and welcome in some bright, pastel colors to your home and yard. 

You can find Easter decorations in every shop you visit, but many of them are ridiculously overpriced. If you want to bring some joy and brightness into your home, there are plenty of ways to do it that are easier on your wallet. From Easter egg wreaths to springtime centerpieces, we’ve got you covered. 

Most of the ideas on our list are kid-friendly too! So whether you’re a crafting pro or a complete beginner, these four simple projects can be completed in an afternoon and will help get you into the Easter Spirit. Read on for instructions if you want to get started on these cheap and fun decoration ideas for Easter.

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Don’t you hate articles that promise to give you cheap DIY ideas that actually aren’t cheap at all? We do too! After all, most of us are looking for DIY ideas that help save money, not spend it!

You’ll be happy to know that all the supplies you’ll need for the crafts on this list really are as cheap as it gets. You can find many of the things you need right at home. If you do need to buy anything, you should be able to find it at your local dollar store. 

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Easter Egg Wreath

Create a classic plastic egg wreath you can use year after year.

  • Large round platter
  • Desert plate
  • A big piece of cardboard (you can use the side of an unwanted box.)
  • Faux plastic easter grass
  • Plastic easter eggs
  • Ribbon
  • Wire for hanging
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors or box cutter
  • Pencil
  1. The first thing you need to do is gather your scissors and the cardboard to make the base of the wreath. You can make the wreath any size, but a large round platter makes a terrific pattern. 
  2. Turn your platter over and trace it onto the cardboard with a pencil.

Place your dessert plate in the middle and draw another circle. Now you should have what looks like a large donut on your cardboard. Cut this out. This will form the base of your wreath.

  1. Next, using your glue gun, start gluing your plastic eggs horizontally on the cardboard donut. Glue as many eggs as you can possibly fit without overlapping. Don’t worry about spaces between them. This is where your easter grass will come in.
  2. Once the first layer of eggs is dry, you can add another layer on top of the eggs you’ve already placed. Let dry.
  3. Using your glue gun again, put a dollop of glue wherever you see bare spots of cardboard showing through. Immediately press some Easter grass into the space. Not all of it will stick, but you should use enough glue to get a decent bunch of grass between the eggs. Do this all over the wreath until there are no bare spots and the grass is evenly distributed. 
  4. After it dries, create a bow with your ribbon and attach it to the top of the wreath, letting the ends hang over the eggs. 
  5. Make a wire hanger, turn the wreath over, and attach it to the back with more glue. Let dry. Then, hang it over the mantle, front door, or anywhere else you need some Easter cheer!

Cupcake Liner Flower wreath

Make a simple, pretty flower wreath using just six items you probably already have.

  • White cupcake liners (you can use other liners in pastel colors if you can’t find white.)
  • White foam wreath form from the dollar store
  • Acrylic or watercolor paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Old newspaper or tablecloth
  • Sewing pins (preferably with a white top.)
  1. Spread your work areas with the newspaper or old tablecloth to protect the surface. 
  2. Paint the sides of each cupcake liner with your choice of bright spring colors. 
  3. Paint the bottom center of the liner with yellow or leave it blank. This will be the center of your flower. 
  4. Keep painting until you have enough painted liners to cover the form completely, plus a few extra just in case.
  5. Let the liners dry completely.
  6. Once the liners are dry, form each liner into a flower shape and attach them to the form with your sewing pins. Now, you have a pretty wreath to welcome spring. Hang it up and enjoy!

Paint Chip Egg Garland

This paint chip Easter egg garland from The Sweetest Digs is easily the most ingenious Easter idea on our list.

  • Pastel-colored paint chips
  • String
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  1. Go to your local home improvement store and navigate to the paint section. You should find several racks of paint chips for free. Customers take these chips to choose the perfect paint for their next painting project. But you’re going to use them to make a garland. So pick Easter/Spring colors and choose chips with lines between the various shades. 
  2. When you get home, use one of the chips to make an easter egg template. You can either do this freehand or look for free clip-art to get the shape just right.
  3. Trace the egg template onto each paint chip and cut.
  4. Turn the eggs over, so the colors face the table. Cut a piece of string the length of where you plan to use the garland. Place the string evenly over the eggs. Tape each egg into place
  5. Hang it up! This project is adorable and takes just minutes to finish!

Jellybean and Fake Flower Centerpiece

This is the simplest idea on our list, with no gluing, cutting, or hanging involved. It also serves two purposes—one as an Easter centerpiece and another as a sweet snack.


A wide-mouthed vase

Enough jelly beans to fill the vase

Fake flowers

  1. Open your jelly beans and pour them into the vase. You can also just use a large drinking glass or even a mason jar if you don’t have any vases.
  2. Arrange your flowers in the vase
  3. Place wherever you want to spread springtime joy!

Variation: We’ve seen many cute variations on this idea. Some folks even arrange Easter Peeps in with their jellybeans for these centerpieces. Check it out!

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