Easter and Springtime Decorating Ideas

Springtime blossoms and sunshine are just around the corner. Many will be celebrating the joys of Easter by hunting for eggs and hosting a Sunday brunch with family and friends. Here are some festive decorating ideas to help you welcome Spring and the Easter holiday in style.

This is an easy, inexpensive way to dress up a woven basket with silk flowers and leaves. Just need a hot-glue gun for this project by Martha Stewart.

Fill those darling Easter baskets with decoupage eggs. It is a fun way to create keepsake eggs without having to be an artist. Simply cut small images from magazines, scrapbooking supplies or old greeting cards. You can also download some here.

These vintage Easter images are available on Etsy for only $2.75 and would also be adoable on eggs.


These eggs are slip-cast from pure white clay in the same dimensions and smooth texture as a real egg, making it quite the little piece of “trompe-l’œil.” Each is hand stamped in black ink with the word, phrase or text of your choice. Another great option to help fill your Easter baskets. Available at Paloma’s Nest on Etsy.

These darling farm animals from Williams-Sonoma are fudgy brownies in a white chocolate shell. Perfect addition for your Easter baskets.

An Easter tree is a delightful way to decorate a buffet, console or dining table this Spring. The branches of this tree by Martha Stewart features egg and carrot ornaments hanging from loops of silver thread, as well as pipe cleaner baskets filled with Easter goodies. Learn how to make it here.

These DIY sweet blown egg bluebird, bee and dove ornaments would also look darling tied to a small potted tree or bare branch. Here’s how to make these decorative eggs with wings.

Can’t seem to find the time to DIY? Pottery Barn Kids has an adorable Easter tree and sweet egg ornaments featuring classic scenes from Beatrix Potter’s Tale of Peter Rabbit™.

This beautiful cotton/linen tablecloth features an intricate Jacquard pattern of woodland bunnies, leafy vines and blooming flowers. It’s vibrant green would work well with almost any springtime color palette. Available at Williams-Sonoma.

Show off your beautifully decorated Easter eggs in these antiqued tin rabbit egg cups. Perfect to add to a tablescape for Easter Sunday brunch.

These hand-painted ceramic carrot dishes would add a bit of whimsy to your table setting. Perfect to hold jelly beans, condiments or use as place markers for an Easter brunch. Available at Gumps.

The personalized Beatrix Potter™ chair backer by Pottery Barn Kids is a festive way to store Easter surprises, decorate the Easter table and let everyone know where they are sitting.

Are you ready for Spring?

*first image courtesy of Country Living
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29 Responses to Easter and Springtime Decorating Ideas

  1. Susie February 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    With more snow expected tonight, I am daydreaming about Easter and Spring. Loved all that you listed. Great 'eye candy' and gives me hope!

  2. Struggler February 24, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

    Ahh, lovely! To be honest, I was a bit lame for Christmas and totally skipped Valentines Day – I'm determined to make an effort for Easter, no matter how small!!

  3. DesignTies February 24, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    So many cute Easter decorations 🙂 I really like the cast eggs with the words printed on them. And the blown egg bluebird, bee, and dove are adorable!!


  4. The Zhush February 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    Those carrot trays are too cute! And, now I am oddly craving jelly beans too!

  5. maureen @ The Inglenook Decor February 24, 2010 at 5:23 am #

    Aaaah! I can't wait for Spring, It's so weird but it just snowed in Austin today & all I can think of is Spring decorating! 🙂 The eggs with texts is sweet!

  6. THE PICKLED HUTCH February 24, 2010 at 3:45 am #

    Hi Cristin!
    I don't know if you remember me. I was a partner at Willa Home last year and recently reopened my vintage store The Pickled Hutch in Pacifica. Would love for you to drop by and give me your feedback.
    This is a great post and reminder that I am behind on the holiday prep!
    Lisa & Alfie

  7. christi February 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm #

    love the rubber stamp idea … i haven't even begun to think about easter!!

  8. Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog February 23, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    It's so refreshing to read an Easter/ spring post! I'm seeeriously counting down at this point. I think I might need to add a couple of those Martha baskets to my to-do list :).

  9. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage February 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm #

    Thanks so much for the ideas!!

  10. Pinecone Camp February 23, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    Well, I've got my annual Easter Egg craft day coming up, with my nieces and nephews, so this is a timely and perfect post! Merci!

  11. Holly February 23, 2010 at 5:30 am #

    What super-cute ideas. I am really trying to get into the Easter/Spring spirit for a project and these ideas provide some inspiration.

    Thansk for stopping by 504 Main! I'll be your newest follower!


  12. My Domicile Style February 23, 2010 at 3:48 am #

    Adorable ideas! I was just thinking about starting on Easter. I think I am going to take the card-stock ornaments I made for Christmas, and make them using Styrofoam eggs for Easter! Love the carrot dishes.

  13. Jess February 23, 2010 at 3:22 am #

    I love all of your ideas, especially the decoupaging! Very creative.

    Thanks for giving me something to look forward to on such a gray day!


  14. AB HOME Interiors February 23, 2010 at 2:59 am #

    I love the eggs! They are so cute.

  15. Developing Designs February 23, 2010 at 12:34 am #

    Absolutely, bring on spring, warmth, sunshine and fun things such as inspirational lovely eggs, and a beautiful table cloth from Williams Sonoma to help get this party started 🙂 Great inspirations, desperately needed and greatly appreciated on this gloomy day. xo

  16. Laura Trevey February 22, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    Yay!! Spring and Easter… Such a happy time of year. I love that gorgeous linen tablecloth!

  17. Pink to Green February 22, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    I love Paloma's Nest and these easter eggs are adorable; these are such fun ideas, if I get started early maybe I'll get my act together in time!

  18. Michelle February 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm #

    Such cute ideas!!

  19. Kathysue February 22, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    Hi Cristin I am here visiting because of the Sunshine award, I see why Kellie bestowed it to you. I feel lucky to have been included in her list and Terri's at La Dolfina. I love your blog, These Easter ideas are so darling. Go look at the great egg holder in my frigescaping post from Anthroplogie. I love it and am going to try and incorporate it for Easter. I bought 2 in the turqouise. It is so nice to meet you,Kathysue

  20. Chic Coles February 22, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    Boy do we love jelly beans. Now I am in the mood for Easter.

  21. sarah @ realestatestyle February 22, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    Easter is my favorite holiday! These are cute ideas

  22. Design Esquire February 22, 2010 at 6:38 pm #

    What wonderful ideas! They make me long for spring.

  23. Averill February 22, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    Yes, I'm ready for spring! And these are all darling ideas — I particularly love the stamped clay eggs and WS brownies.

  24. Kristin February 22, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    What a fabulously fun post! I am sooooooo excited about Easter this year as my lil' dude will be old enough for an egg hunt. Yay!

  25. Erin February 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    So many cute ideas! I think I really need to invest in a hot glue gun finally. Those baskets are just way too cute!

  26. La Dolfina February 22, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    Hi Cristin,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm so thrilled the sunshine award found it's way to you because you were on my list as well… you're right about too many blogs and too little time!!
    Love this Easter post.
    ~xo always

  27. Lauren February 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    There's snow on the ground here, but Easter is just around the corner…and means SPRING! I love the chalkboard/painted sign. We have an Easter Egg Hunt at our home (complete with a visit from the bunny) and this would look so cute on a tree!

  28. Cristin February 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    Marija, I love the rubber stamp idea for eggs too. Try Michael's or a local craft store for small alphabet stamps. I'll let you know what I find.

  29. Marija February 22, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    I just came back from running errands and was thinking about getting started on Easter! Perfectly timed inspiration. I think I will decorate eggs this year with words. Have no idea how to do that but now I'm on a mission! Rubber stamps? Hmmm….