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8 Eggcellent Easter Decorating Ideas

1. Create a mini springtime scene on a small plate topped with a glass cloche. Use the cloche to enclose tiny rabbit or sheep figures frolicking on a bed of green excelsior or moss or even a small nest filled with petite eggs.

8 Eggcellent Easter Decorating Ideas

2. Surround a floral arrangement with bright orange carrots sure to tempt the Easter Bunny. Center a narrow cylinder vase inside a larger glass cylinder and add carrots lined up side by side to fill the space between the vases. Use clear tape to secure the carrot greens to the vase’s rim to ensure the carrots stand upright. Mimic oversize carrot tops by adding ferns and a few stems of Queen Anne’s lace to the inner vase. Include a burlap bow edged with orange on one side of the arrangement as an accent.

3. Adorn the top of a curtain or valance with grapevine studded with springtime florals and an egg-filled nest or two. Make matching curtain tiebacks from a simple band of fabric or wide ribbon trimmed with nests or blooms.

4. Put together a sweet and simple garland by cutting egg shapes from patterned scrapbook paper in pastel or neutral prints that coordinate with your decor, such as a pink ticking stripe or a tan and white floral, and attaching the shapes to jute string.

8 Eggcellent Easter Decorating Ideas

5. Assemble a vintage-style arrangement that combines opalescent glass custard cups and a matching pie plate. Fill four custard cups with little nests of pastel-colored excelsior. Tuck an opalescent egg into the center of each nest and place a few eggs around the cups. Add little millinery bouquets of forget-me-nots in and around the cups. Finish with a coordinating bunny figure.

6. Give plain white napkins a seasonal update by stamping them with a bunny or other Easter motif in black or colored ink. Be sure to place a piece of cardboard beneath the fabric before stamping so the ink will not bleed through. You can also make your own inexpensive napkins by cutting squares from white cotton fabric and fringing the edges.

7. Stencil a large white bunny shape on a rustic wood plaque (or a brown bunny on a shiplap plaque) and add a fluffy pom-pom tail and paper floral embellishments for quick and easy wall decor or a simple backdrop for an Easter vignette.

8 Eggcellent Easter Decorating Ideas

8. Make a last-minute place card holder from a marshmallow chick. Use a knife to cut a small slit in the back of the chick, just above the tail, and insert a small piece of card stock with your guest’s name on it. Place it on the guest’s plate or on a cupcake pedestal. If you like, surround it with an excelsior nest, along with some jelly beans, foil-wrapped eggs or other Easter goodies.

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