DIY Easter Decorations for Your Texas Apartment

It’s that time of the year again where we joyfully celebrate the beauty of EASTER SUNDAY! No matter how you want to celebrate it, here are some awesome tips on how you can decorate your Texas apartment and surely feel the euphoria of what Easter Sunday brings!

Paper Nest

(by Lia Griffith)

Materials

  • Green Crepe Paper [Extra Fine: Cypress, Green Tea; Floristic: Pine]
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Brown Paper Bag
  • Paper Covered Floral Wire
  • Wheat Paste 
  • Scissors
  • Low Temperature Hot Glue Gun
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Two Small Bowls

Steps

  1. Gather the tools and materials listed above. Shred paper bag in a paper shredder, or cut small strips by hand.
  2. Line a bowl with plastic wrap.
  3. Use your second bowl to mix about 2 cups of wheat paste, according to the package instructions. Submerge your paper strips into the paste.
  4. Squeeze the paste from the paper strips and press into the bowl lined with plastic wrap. Use about 3 layers of overlapping paper strips, well saturated in paste.

Rainbow Easter Egg Wreath

(by The House That Lars Built)

Materials:

  • Crepe papers in a rainbow palette
  • Bleach or paint (optional)
  • Paper mache eggs
  • 12-inch wire wreath frame
  • 2 sheets of tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Floral wire

Instructions:

  1. If you’d like to texturize your crepe paper, use bleach or paint to add some splatters or brush strokes to a small section of the paper.
  2. Cut your crepe paper against the grain into 1/2″ strips and stretch out to remove the ridges.
  3. Wrap each paper mache egg with the strips of crepe paper, using dots of hot glue to secure.
  4. Repeat for all the eggs.
  5. Take your tissue paper and bunch up into a cylindrical roll.
  6. Weave the tissue paper into the concave side of the wire wreath frame. This will give you more surface to glue your eggs
  7. Arrange your eggs by nestling them into the tissue paper and using hot glue to secure them. We wanted our eggs to have some organic movement and not look too perfect, so place your eggs at different angles and don’t be afraid to layer them a bit.
    To finish, make some smaller leaf boughs to fill in the gaps of your wreath.
  8. Cut leaves approximately 1-inch tall.
  9. Glue a leaf onto the tip of a piece of wire 2-5 inches long.
  10. Wrap the wires in floral tape
  11. Cluster five leaves together and wrap with floral tape to keep it all together.
  12. Stick the leaf boughs into the wreath and bend the end of the wire to secure.
  13. Shape the leaves to give some movement

Egg Vase Centerpiece

(by Aimee Broussard)

Materials:

  • eggs
  • ceramic egg crate
  • craft paint in two green shades
  • paint brushes
  • flowers

Instructions:

  1. Empty out your egg shells.
    • Carefully score a round hole in the top of the egg and cut it away with a sharp knife.
    • Empty out the yolk and white.
    • Wash out the inside of the egg with warm soapy water and let them dry thoroughly.
  1. Once dry, paint the upper half of the egg a bright spring green. While the paint is still slightly wet, paint the lower half of the egg a slightly darker green. Blend the two colors together a bit at the border for an ombre effect.
  2. Fill each egg about halfway with water and place them in your egg crate.
  3. Cut the stems of your flowers to about 1-2 inches, depending on the size of your eggs.
  4. Insert flowers into the eggs. Arrange the flowers to your liking, being sure that each egg is full enough of flowers so that they remain upright and don’t fall out the side.
  5. Set it out on your table for Easter and celebrate.

Egg Ornaments

(by Fireflies and Mudpies)

Materials

  • Easter Egg Template
  • White cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, markers, or colored pencils
  • Glue stick or double-sided tape
  • String
  • Scrapbook paper

Instructions:

  1. Print the template on white cardstock. Cut out one egg, then trace it on to nine coordinating pieces of scrapbook paper.
  2. Cut out each egg with scissors, then fold them down the vertical center with the back of the paper facing out.
  3. Tape or glue the back of 2 eggs together to create a 3D effect. We used double-sided tape because it was quick and easy! Continue, securing all the eggs together.
  4. When all the eggs are attached, squeeze a dot of glue (or press a piece of double-sided tape) in the center of the folds.
  5. Stick a loop of string on the glue, then close the egg completely with tape or glue. If needed, allow the glue to dry before hanging the eggs on an Easter egg tree.

How are you going to celebrate this year’s Easter? Share in the comments!

 

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