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Metallic eggs and 8 more chic Easter D-I-Y decorations

April 9, 2014 at 1:51 PM ET

Decorating for Easter can be tricky business as it can become a mess of pastels and fluffy bunnies. Get inspired for the holiday—which is April 20— with these stylish ideas for Easter centerpieces, wreaths and more.

Gold & white eggs

Gold & white eggs
Kristi Murphy
Gold & white eggs

Give hard-boiled eggs a glamorous look by drawing on modern stripes and dots with a metallic gold paint pen, as blogger Kristi Murphy did. Find instructions for this easy project here

Paint-chip garland

Paint-chip garland
Modern Parents Messy Kids
Paint-chip garland

Cut paint chips from the hardware store into a rainbow of eggs and string them into a colorful garland, like this one from the blog "Modern Parents Messy Kids." Get instructions for this D-I-Y here

Gumball wreath

Gumball wreath
Fit, Crafty, Stylish & Happy
Gumball wreath

Craft this bright and cheery wreath by covering a Styrofoam form with gum balls that have been spray painted in robin's egg blue. Find step-by-step instructions for this wreath at "Fit, Crafty, Stylish & Happy." 

Spring bunny mason jars

Spring bunny mason jars
The CSI Project
Spring bunny mason jars

Create this shabby-chic Easter centerpiece by affixing simple white bunny silhouettes on mason jars and spray painted the jars in spring colors. Plant with small flowers like alyssum, or use as vases for fresh flowers. Get instructions at "The CSI Project." 

Eggshell planters

Eggshell planters
Loulou Downtown
Eggshell planters

Turn empty eggshells into wheat grass planters, like these from the site "Loulou Downtown." When displayed, these decorative egg cups serve as eye-catching Easter decorations. Find instructions for the planters here

Thread-wrapped eggs

Thread-wrapped eggs
Craftberry Bush
Thread-wrapped eggs

Wrap Styrofoam eggs with colored embroidery thread for this nontraditional Easter decoration from D-I-Y blog "Craftberry Bush." Try displaying the eggs in a metal lantern for a more eclectic look. Get instructions here

Word-stamped eggs

Word-stamped eggs
It's Overflowing
Word-stamped eggs

Stamp each word of a springtime quote on painted eggs and display in a nest of shredded book pages, like this from from the site "It's Overflowing." Find out how to make your own collection of eggs here

Framed bunny silhouette

Framed bunny silhouette
Fit, Crafty, Stylish & Happy
Framed bunny silhouette

Frame a rabbit silhouette on an antiqued book page in this classic black-and-white decor idea from "Fit , Crafty, Stylish & Happy." Add a pop of color to the vignette with some painted eggs in a nearby glass candle holder. Get instructions here

Easter bunny napkin fold

Bunny napkin
Serendipity Refined
Bunny napkin

Add whimsy to your Easter dinner table with polka-dot napkins folded into cute bunny heads, complete with long ears. Find instructions at the blog "Serendipity Refined."

Ellen Sturm Niz is an editor and writer living, parenting, and working in New York City. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Google+.

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