The Easter weekend means many things to many people. It signifies the start of spring, a long 4-day weekend, important religious connotations, delicious food and time spent with family and friends. Whether you’ll be spending time at home for some or all of the bank holiday, we thought we’d put together a selection of easy Easter DIY crafts that you can try at home. For hanging in the kitchen, popping on the front door, decorating the dining table with or for adding a splash of colour in the living room, don’t forget to share your crafty creations with us on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag, #MyCotswoldEaster for the chance to win a huge Hotel Chocolat hamper!
Paper Rabbit Bunting
A great craft for when you have a spare hour or two, this pretty bunny bunting from DIY Candy, is wonderfully quick and easy to make! Using plain or patterned paper, and a useful rabbit template, you’ll just need to decide how many rabbits you’d like to be hanging from your garland. While you can make your own pom-poms, shop-bought ones work just as well. Then, simply glue your bunnies together on a piece of string or twine and hang where it can be admired!
Perfect for hanging on your front door to welcome guests or for passers-by to admire, a beautiful floral wreath for Easter is a wonderful way to display pretty seasonal flowers. We recommend choosing a palette of yellows, whites, purples and blues with lots of greenery – like sprigs of eucalyptus and gypsophila with chrysanthemums, hyacinths, daffodils and daisies – for a beautiful welcoming wreath. There’s no right or wrong way to create your spring wreath – but moss can help to pad it out and provide a good base, while greenery can give it an altogether more voluminous and wild, foraged feel.
A little inspiration…
Salt Dough Easter Eggs
An ideal craft to get the kids involved with on a rainy afternoon, we were inspired by Design Mom’s beautiful salt dough eggs for Easter. Simple and fun to make, you can paint and decorate them however you please – go bold and colourful or soft and subtle. Perfect for hanging on branches of pussy willow in the kitchen for your Easter Sunday lunch table display!
There are so many more crafts that are perfect for Easter – both for the kids to get involved with or for when you have a spare morning and fancy getting crafty yourself! From this fun sheep doily creation to swapping the bunnies for carrots with this clever seasonal paper garland, or how about a handy basket for collecting your chocolate eggs come Easter Sunday! Whatever you decide to make, build, paint or create, we can’t wait to see them all!