These Easter craft projects are made with a variety of items, including upcycled Ball jars, recycled light fixture globes, junk treasures, and new craft supplies. Take these ideas and make them your own.
Easter Crafts for Spring Decorating
1. Upcycled Light Fixture Easter Centerpiece
I found the hanging light fixture at a new thrift/junk shop in my area. At least the shop is new to me. The fixture price was $5 and I thought that was a good deal. I was perusing the junk shelves in my workshop looking for a small project to work on and came up with the fixture.
I removed all of the electrical parts from the light fixture using wire cutters and a screwdriver. Then I washed the dirty glass globe and applied clear wax to the rusty top and chain. The wax keeps the rusty stuff from coming off on your hands and gives a little shine to the top. I use wax on all kinds of stuff. You need to keep a can in your cabinet. Any brand.
The only thing left to do was fill the globe with colorful shredded paper and a few Easter decorations. I had the rabbits and sparkly eggs left over from the terracotta pot transformation coming up next. A small piece of cork I placed in the bottom hole of the fixture keeps the paper from falling out. I guess the hole once contained a finial?
2. Stenciled Terra Cotta Pot Easter Centerpiece For Spring
I spotted the flower pot idea when thumbing through a craft booklet at Michaels. It was so cute I wanted to make my own. But as happens I veered from the plan in the brochure. The cool thing about crafting…you can make the project “your own”. Get the basic idea from Pinterest, a magazine, me, whatever, and go from there.
For the project, I picked out a medium size clay (or terra cotta) pot, stencils, acrylic paints, and Easter-type decorations at the crafts store.
I planned the design and started applying the adhesive stencils but then changed the plan as I went and added more stenciled flowers. The pot is so pretty. It really doesn't need to be filled with flowers or decorations. The pot could be used as is to hold pencils, paint brushes, etc.
I glued floral foam to the inside bottom of the terra cotta pot and then started placing the Easter decorations. I started with the paper "grass" mixing the blue and green paper together then placed the rabbit picks and the toy flutes. Next, I added the foam eggs all willy-nilly.
3. Easter Craft: Upcycled Mason Jar Candle Holders
These candle holders are super cute and the kids can help you put them together. Maybe a little supervision using the glue gun. I've burned my fingertips so many times using hot glue. I don't think I have any fingerprints left.
If one is good, three are even better right? Turquoise and green are an awesome color combination….makes me think of Spring.
I went through the junk in my workshop gathering mason jars, ball jars, and things I thought might work for a Spring project.
I used a glue gun to adhere the glittery trim to each jar and then partially filled them with shredded paper. Next I added LED tealights. Real candles make me nervous.
4. Vintage Water Dipper Spring Display
I found the vintage enamel water dipper at my favorite junk shop. I love the blue color.
You can find the project tutorial for the bird nest display here...Bird Nest In a Vintage Water Dipper Display Idea
5. Bunny Ear Door Wreath: Easter Craft for Spring
This project was so much fun and inexpensive too.
I bought the bunny ears at Dollar Tree.
I wired the bunny ear headbands together and added the metal birdhouse to the middle of the wreath also with wire. The birdhouse also came from Dollar Tree. It was originally a garden stake.
6. Old Lantern Bird Nest Display
The old rusty lantern was the perfect holder for a bird's nest as was the tiny terra cotta pot. See the project here on my Spring porch....Decorating the Porch in Yellow for Spring.
7. White Basket Bird Nest Spring Decoration
Baskets make great decor pieces and white baskets are my favorite. I filled this one with a real bird's nest and faux Robin eggs. The project is here....Bird Nest In A Basket Idea
Did you have a favorite? Leave a note if you have time and thanks for being here, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.
Love these Easter vignette ideas. I have a bird cage and I'll put a rabbit in it along with some Easter Eggs and a bunch of carrots hanging from the top. I love the old rusty pan with the bird nest and the old lantern. You are indeed an inspiration! Thanks so much!