One of my favorite holidays is Easter. I was born on Easter, I love the colors, and it’s the start of spring. Bunnies, chicks, tulips- it’s all good to me! So I thought I’d add decorations to my mantle, stairs, dining table, and make a wreath to create some rainbow Easter decor. I’ll share exactly what I did in case you want a similar look!
rainbow Easter decor
Let’s start with the video tutorial so you get an overview on what I did. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:
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mantel easter decor
I started with the mantel. For this, I used all old decor that I had on hand. At the end of the post I link my favorite Easter/spring decor that you can buy now if you want a similar look. I like re-using my decor and only adding a few special things when I find them. It’s like pulling out old friends.
And I love that they’ll make up my son’s holiday memories too. So no pressure to buy new stuff!
For the center of the mantel, I went outside and cut flowering branches off a fruit tree. These will bloom in a week or so and will be really pretty! On the branches I hung vintage Easter tree decor I found thrifting. To the sides of the tree I added some vintage bunnies on cake stands. Then around those, I layered on faux flowers from Micheal’s in rainbow colors.
The bottom of the mantel has bunting from Target many years ago. It hangs from the hooks for our Christmas stockings. I love the Happy Easter bunting and it adds a festive touch!
Honestly, the whole mantel is a big look. It might be too much for some, but I love it. And it’s been the longest, snowiest winter. So I get my joy where I can.
rainbow egg wreath
For my second day of Easter decorating, I made a rainbow egg wreath. This is a simple project!
To make it, start by painting 24 craft eggs. These have a matte texture and take paint easily.
I used 12 paint brushes so that I could have a color for each paint color. To keep them wet while painting, I like to put a damp rag in a bucket. Then I cover the brushes in another wet rag. This keeps the paint brushes fresh while painting.
To paint the eggs, it works best to paint one side first. Let that dry and then paint the other side. That keeps fingers from getting covered in paint. Plus, if wet eggs are put in a cardboard egg holder, the cardboard sticks to the egg and doesn’t look as nice.
I painted my eggs in pastel rainbow colors with latex paint. Here are the colors I used-
1. Beloved Pink, 2. Shy Smile, 3. Coral Fountain, 4. Lamplit, 5. Corn Stalk, 6. Frittata, 7. Sparkling Brook, 8. Green Aqua, 9. Mirador, 10. Tinted Ice, 11. Early September, and 12. Blue Chalk
Once the eggs are dry, use a hot glue gun to attach them to a 14″ grape vine wreath. If the hot glue isn’t holding them well enough, wire the eggs on. Then add a bow and some greenery between the eggs.
Hang it on a door and enjoy!
I spent $12.50 on supplies for this project- which I think is a great price!
The wreath is very sweet with the pastel rainbow colors. It’s perfect for spring!
P.s. if you’d prefer to buy a rainbow egg wreath, there’s a few really cute options available! Click on the pictures below to shop:
And now, for my dining table I decided to do a super simple addition to all the pieces I save and re-use every year. An egg centerpiece! This is made from 12 paper mâché eggs and 6 larger eggs. Once again, I painted the craft eggs in rainbow colors.
For the larger eggs, I left those how I bought them from the store. I kept that simple as least- lol. Then I set my table and lined up the 18 eggs in rainbow order.
I spent about $20 on eggs. I love that I can leave these on the table and they aren’t breakable. So they’re a great Easter centerpiece for people with young kids.
I LOVE how the centerpiece turned out! It’s really simple, but packs a punch with the color.
I also potted some daffodils for the centerpiece in a vintage pink lettuce ware bowl. I think this is also really cute! Normally I’d cut flowers from my garden, but nothing is in bloom yet because of all the snow we’ve had this year. At least I can plant these bulbs for next year!
To decorate these cupcakes, I tried out using Russian piping tips. I’ve always wanted to try these! It’s one fancy tip that makes a flower. The set comes with lots of flower options and some leaves. It is SO fast to create really pretty flowers. This was my first try, so I think I’ll get better. But this was very satisfying.
I used my favorite colorful gingham napkins for this place setting. I love these because I used a tablecloth to make an Easter dress last year!
This week on my YouTube I also shared a bonus episode with a vintage shopping trip I recently did. I found that super cute pansy dish if you want to check that out.
Finally, let’s decorate the stairs! For this, I’m using flocked bunnies I found at Walmart.
They’re so cute! But I want to customize the colors so each one looks great on the stairs.
So I decided to paint them. Just using latex paint works great. But I also tested using a fabric medium first and then painting them. The fabric medium soaked in first and made it so I could use less paint. I didn’t buy enough of it, but what I had was very helpful!
It took 10-15 minutes to paint each of the bunnies. I only had 6 to paint. This project uses a lot of paint which means it needs to dry out overnight before moving.
Some of the painted bunnies turned out better than others. One of the blue ones had the flocking fall off from painting? Another had a repair on the ear and that really looks bad now that it’s painted. But mostly they look really cute!
Once painted, I used coordinating gingham ribbon and tied a bow around their necks. I replaced the old bows so the new colors would all match with the new paint.
For the ribbon I used 1-1/2″ wide Ribbon– I used 15 colors- pink, quartz pink, pale pink, light coral, soft peach, dandelion, lemon, baby maize, key lime, sea green, light aqua, aqua, sky blue, light blue, wisteria, and lavender.
Then I put the bunnies on the stairs in rainbow order.
They look so cute and happy and whimsical! I LOVE bunnies! I actually dressed up as a bunny when I was a kid for a few Halloweens in a row because I love them so. So this is great to me.
I’m very excited that I found all of these. They were nearly sold out when I got them. The only store I could find them in was 5 hours away. Luckily we were going there for the weekend so I picked them up.
I’m really looking forward to pulling these out of storage each year!
Note, the flower dress I’m wearing is linked here. I LOVE it! It’s perfect for spring and feels very fancy.
I also wanted to share with you some cute Easter or spring decor if you’re in the market. Just click on the photo to shop.
I hope you liked this post with some colorful ideas on how to do rainbow Easter decor. I had a lot of fun trying some new things to freshen up my old decor. Which is your favorite idea? I’d love to hear in the comments!
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