Celebrate Easter with wonderful hand-made decorations. Our craft team have some clever ideas for laying the dinner table and getting the family involved in the fun too!

Easter table decorations

Easy table decorations

If you want to create something special, use spring pastels to set the scene for a wonderful Easter celebration. In the picture above we used lovely chunky crockery, laid out on fresh white linen, then brought to life with accessories and flowers from.

Easter egg tree decorations

How to make an Easter tree

Create a stunning centrepiece for your Easter table, using either a shop-bought tree, or twigs sprayed white, and decorated with pretty, candy-coloured card eggs.

Easter cards to make with the kids

To make the egg cards, cut out a selection of egg shapes from pink, blue and white thin card. Use a hole punch to make a hole about 5mm from the top of the egg. Using a selection of ribbon, ricrac and paper lace, position, and then stick them horizontally across the front and back of each egg. Tie to the tree with thin gingham ribbon.

Easter basket gift bag

The perfect Easter treats bags

Get the kids involved and have a crack at making this cute Easter egg basket (above), then have fun filling it with lots of mini chocolate eggs!

Cover an old fruit tea box, or a similar-sized cardboard box, with dotty paper. Punch a hole either side of the box and thread a length of wired ribbon through, knotting ends inside.

Cut out two egg shapes from card which are slightly bigger than your box. Cut off the bottom edge of the “eggs”, measuring them against the box, so that they sit flush.

Cut grass from thin green card, stick on to one of the egg shapes, trimming edges to neaten. Punch or cut out a butterfly and a selection of flower shapes in various sizes and on different patterned or coloured papers.

Using our picture as a guide, arrange and stick to the tips of the grass. Add a large foam flower and a rabbit embellishment. Finally, glue an egg either side of the box.

Have a wonderful Easter Break – let it be crafty whatever the weather.