Easter marks the time for a spring load of bright and beautiful colours. So why not express your creative side with Ice Interiors‘ top 5 DIY Easter Decorations to do with your children!
DIY Easter Wreath:
- Several Branches of Evergreen
- Coat Hangers
- Floral Wire
- Hot Glue Gun
- Additional Decorations (Small Easter Eggs/Flowers/Bows)
To start, you will need a base to hold the wreath in place. Two coat hangers, when bent correctly and taped together, can be used to create the circular shape of the wreath.
Once you have created the base, it’s time to cut several branches of the evergreen trimmings. Cut as many as you need to fully cover the base. Using floral wire, you will then need to securely tie the branches on to the coat hanger base.
When adding further decoration, such as small Easter eggs and flowers secure them tightly with hot glue or more floral wire.
DIY Easter Bunting:
- Easter Bunny (Choose any Bunny Template from the Internet)
- A4 sized card/paper
- Hole Punch
- Cotton Balls
- Glue Gun
Firstly, choose your Easter Bunny on Google Images and print out as many as you require (We recommend using 12 Bunnies, printing 4 per page).
Once printed cut your bunnies out as neatly as you can!
Add a small amount of glue onto your cotton balls and glue them onto your cut outs to act as the bunny’s tail.
Using a hole punch, punch a hole through the very top of each ear and thread through your string.
Stick your Bunny Bunting above a door or over a table using a small amount of blue tack.
DIY Easter Egg Candy Jars:
- Empty Glass Jars (Baby Food Jars are ideal)
- Acrylic Paint
- Small Paintbrush
- White Felt
- Glue Gun
Firstly, grab your paintbrush and gently cover your glass jars in a thin layer of white acrylic paint. Allow time for the paint to dry.
Once dry, carefully dot two tiny eyes and a nose to create the face of your Bunny using a black marker pen.
You then need to cut out your two bunny ears using the white felt. Use your glue gun to add a line of glue to the base of the felt ear and glue to the centre of the lid on your glass jar.
Add some chocolate eggs inside and you’ve made the ideal Easter gift!
DIY Easter Chair Covers:
If you’re hosting the Easter family meal this year, then why not impress your guests by decorating your dining table and chairs.What you will need:
- White & Pink Fabrics
- Tape Measure
- Sewing kit
- Upholstery Thread
- Hot Glue
Kids will love these Easter chair decorations. Not only will they give your dining room that extra finishing touch, but they will also disguise any mismatched dining chairs.
To make your own cover, simply measure the backrest of your dining chair. Draw the measurements out on the white fabric and cut out two layers. Make sure you leave enough white fabric to make the Easter Bunny ears.
Place the two layers together and sew along the two tall edges and one of the top edges, leave the bottom edge open as this will go over the top of your dining chairs.
With the remaining white fabric cut out your two bunny shaped ears. The pink fabric can then be used to cut out the two slightly smaller versions of these ears which will act as the inner ear.
Using the hot glue gun, glue the pink fabric onto the white fabric in the centre of the ear. Allow time to dry before you then glue the ears onto the white fabric.
The remaining pink fabric can be used to cut out rosy cheeks and a small bunny nose. Before finally drawing the eyes and mouth on using a black marker pen.
DIY Easter Hats:
- A piece of cardboard (Any old box or cereal box will do!)
- 1 White Hat (Can be a cap or a woolly hat)
- Cotton Balls
- Hot Glue Gun
All you have to do is draw out your two bunny ears onto the piece of cardboard.
Carefully cut along these lines you’ve just drawn.
Then place a small amount of glue onto your cotton balls, using the hot glue gun. Place these around the edges of your cardboard ears until it completely covers all the edges. Leave the centre of the ear clear of any cotton, this will act as the bunny’s inner ear.
Finally attach an ear either side of your hat using the hot glue gun. Allow plenty of time for the glue to dry before the kids get a hold of it!
If we’ve inspired you or you’ve had a go at your own DIY Easter decoration this year, be sure to let us know the outcome in the comments section below!