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

Gold & white eggs
Gold & white eggsCourtesy of Kristi Murphy

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By Ellen Sturm Niz

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 eggsToday

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 garlandToday

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

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Gumball wreathToday

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 jarsToday

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 plantersToday

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 eggsToday

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 eggsToday

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 silhouetteToday

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 napkinToday

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+.