Easter Crafts For Adults

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Easter crafts aren't just for the kids! Adults can get in on the fun too with these beautiful, easy Easter crafts for adults. 

Easter Crafts For Adults: Egg Themed Crafts

Since eggs are one of the main themes of Easter decorating, these attractive egg-themed crafts will add some fun and spirit to your Easter design:

Beaded Paper Mache Eggs

You will need:

  • A large bowl
  • Water
  • Flour
  • Newspaper
  • Plastic eggs, any size
  • Paint/brushes
  • Glue or double sided tape
  • Colorful miniature craft glass marbles (about the size of poppy seeds).

To make the eggs:

  1. Prepare a paper mache solution by mixing one-part flour to two parts water.
  2. Dip newspaper strips in solution and cover the plastic eggs.
  3. After the eggs have dried, paint them in the same color as your glass mini-marbles, or a complementary color that will look nice through the glass.
  4. When the paint is dry, carefully cover eggs in clear double-sided tape.
  5. For solid covered eggs, simply pour mini-marbles over the sticky egg.
  6. To create patterns on your dried, beaded eggs, draw desired designs on with liquid glue or puff paint.
  7. Cover glue or paint with mini-marbles in complementary or contrasting colors.

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"Jeweled" Egg

You will need:

  • A foam craft egg, any size
  • Sequins in a variety of sizes and colors
  • Seed beads in a variety of iridescent colors
  • Short straight pins.

To decorate the egg:

  1. Thread a straight pin with one seed bead, one small sequin and one large sequin.
  2. Stick the pin into the top of the egg to attach.
  3. Surround the top jewel with a ring of seed beads threaded on straight pins.
  4. For the next row, thread a seed bead and a small sequin on each straight pin and stick them into the egg.
  5. Continue to cover the egg in sequins and beads in any pattern you like, with the occasional row of just seed beads.

If you're looking for an egg themed craft you can put together a little more quickly, one of these quick egg projects may be just right for you:

  • Egg planter: Break the top off of a hollowed out eggshell. Place the bottom piece in a pretty eggcup, fill with potting soil and add a tiny plant.
  • Jellybean egg centerpiece: Fill a clear glass vase with water, jelly bean "eggs" and cut fresh flowers.

Easter Crafts For Adults: Easter Tree Crafts

Beautiful Easter trees aren't just for the outdoors. Bring one of these easy tabletop Easter tree projects to your holiday design:

  • Gumdrop tree: Start with a large foam craft ball and cover the surface with gumdrops by sticking them in with long straight pins or gluing them down. Stick in a large, pastel painted dowel to form the trunk. Fill a pastel colored metal pail with sand and stick the dowel in it to stand your tree up. Cover the sand with some faux grass and tie a pretty ribbon around the dowel.
  • Butterfly tree: Place a piece of craft foam in a white or pastel colored opaque vase. Stick small branches from your yard in the foam to form the branches of your tree. Glue delicate cloth or paper butterflies to the branches, and cover the craft foam with some tiny plastic or foil covered candy eggs.
  • Egg tree: Start as you would for a butterfly tree, but use a ceramic planter instead of a vase for foam and branches. Hang brightly colored eggs from the branches and use colorful ribbons to tie bows around some of the branches and the trunk.

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Easter Crafts For Adults: Easter Wreaths and Garlands

Invite color and holiday spirit to your walls, windows and railings with fun and festive wreaths and garlands. You can put together great decorative pieces from almost any spring or Easter-themed materials including:

  • Fresh cut flowers
  • Colorful eggs
  • Jellybeans
  • Strings of white or pastel colored lights
  • Satin ribbons
  • Foam, wicker or wire foundations.

Here are a few distinctive variations you may want to try:

  • Egg garland: Dye fresh, blown out eggs in pretty spring colors. With a beading needle, puncture and thread eggs together on slender jewelry cord.
  • Peeps wreath: Wind satin ribbon around a craft foam wreath to cover it. Glue on a ring of bunny peeps. If you'd like, add a gumdrop or jellybean between each peep.

Easter Crafts For Adults: Other Easter Crafts

For something really unique, these Easter projects are striking and simple to make:

Enchanted Bunny Garden

You will need:

  • A block of wheat grass, lawn grass or plastic faux grass over foam
  • Pretty plastic tray for drainage if you use live grass
  • Craft picks
  • Fresh spring flowers
  • Chocolate bunnies
  • Tiny stuffed animal chicks and bunnies
  • Chocolate Easter Eggs.

To create the garden, Arrange some chocolate and stuffed bunnies and chicks in the grass. Cut stems from fresh blossoms and arrange them around the animals, sticking them into the soil with picks. Finally, sprinkle some chocolate eggs around the grass.

Pastel Candleholder

You'll need:

  • A clear glass votive candleholder
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pastel colored flat glass marbles
  • Votive candle or tea light.

Decide on a pattern for the flat glass marbles and glue them around the votive candleholder, flat side down. When candleholder dries, light a candle inside and enjoy the soft, colorful glow.

Even if you've never tried crafting before, your Easter crafts will add beauty and holiday spirit to your Easter celebration.

Last Updated: February 26, 2013
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About Roberta Pescow Roberta Pescow holds a bachelor's degree in communications from City University of New York, Queens College and is a freelance writer and editor in the NJ area. The author of "A Life In The Service" and "A Monster's Tears," she enjoys writing informative articles, personal essays, fiction and music.  Roberta is a proud mother of two. Her other interests include fitness, photography, sculpture and meditation. She is a voracious reader and holds a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwan Do. Roberta enjoys decorating her hectic, but happy home and garden in original and affordable ways.  

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