Temperatures are rising, and the days are getting longer, which means that Easter will be here before you know it. Even if it’s still chilly in your neck of the woods, it’s never too early to plan ahead for your Easter packaging and decorations. In fact, starting sooner rather than later with a colorful array of pastels and sweet designs can help chase away the winter blues.
Need a little inspiration? Try these Easter decor ideas to inject a little DIY fun into your spring festivities. Whether you’re decorating your home or church or throwing a party for the neighborhood, you’re sure to impress with these fun craft projects.
1. Classic Easter Baskets to Set the Mood
Easter just wouldn’t be complete without Easter packaging, including baskets for the kids — and if you don’t have little ones, consider using one as part of your centerpiece for the dining table. For the kids, choose woven Easter baskets with sturdy handles so they can use them on an egg hunt. For the table, a flat basket without a handle or a raffia and wire tray works better. Add a bed of colorful shredded paper or metallic basket fill to cushion dyed eggs or collections of candies. Tie an Easter-themed ribbon around the basket, and make a beautiful bow for a finishing touch.
2. Party Favors for Your Table
If baskets for gifts are too much for a large gathering, consider packaging your Easter party favors in specialty favor boxes instead. Cone shaped favor boxes are perfect for tucking away a selection of chocolates and jelly beans for a sweet treat. Some even come with ribbon and toppers to make it easy to prepare for a crowd. Paper mesh favor baskets are another great way to send guests home happy, and they look like miniature Easter baskets lined up across your table!
3. Spring Cupcakes for Dessert
Though chocolate bunnies and jelly beans are usually the stars of the show on Easter, homemade treats never fail to impress. For a unique dessert tray for your party, consider baking individual cupcakes and frosting them with vanilla icing tinted in pastel shades with leftover food coloring from your egg dying. Printed cupcake wrappers in spring-like pastels will make your desserts really stand out – arrange them on a tiered platter for a casual version of a showstopping cake.
4. Crepe Paper Flowers to Take Home
If all the sweets are doing a number on your guests’ diets, you can always send them home with a lasting, calorie-free memento of the day. With some floral wire, floral tape and extra-heavy colored crepe paper, you can make crepe paper flowers that look just like the real thing. To do it, cut petals from crepe paper and attach them to the floral wire with floral tape, layering the tape and paper petals tightly as you wind your way around. To finish, wrap the remaining floral tape around the rest of the wire for a smooth stem.
Whether you’re looking for gift packaging products or craft supplies to make your Easter decorations sparkle, Paper Mart has all of the Easter packaging you need to make the holiday special. Paper Mart offers high-quality supplies at wholesale prices, so you can stock up and make as many Easter decorations as you like – and your creativity can take off for the rest of the spring season to boot!