Easter Crafts from Thrift Store Finds

Easter Crafts from Thrift Store Finds

Now that winter is in the rearview mirror, it’s definitely time to shift gears towards all things eggs, bunnies, and baskets. In other words, Easter crafts! And the thrift store is a great place to find items that are perfect for upcycling into Easter decor. Ready to be inspired for all things pastel and hoppy?

Easter Crafts in Milk Glass

Decorating with hobnail milk glass for Easter

Image credit: Sadie Seasongoods.

Easter eggs hidden in the grass is quintessentially Spring for many of us. And you can easily recreate that look, albeit miniaturized, in some vintage milk glass bowls and vases from the thrift store.

Decorative “Chocolate” Bunnies

faux chocolate bunny for easter decor

Image credit: Lora Bloomquist.

My tastebuds think I might have hit the chocolate bunny jackpot. But turns out, that’s just a painted figurine from a thrift shop! What a fun and delightful way to decorate with something all of us wanted in our Easter baskets- a big chocolate bunny.

Decoupaged Easter Eggs

decorating blown out eggs with decoupage

Image credit: Virginia Sweetpea.

One of the prettiest ways to decorate blown-out eggs is with decoupage, and this version is no exception. Delicate paper napkins were used to create these STUNNING Easter eggs that look absolutely lovely in a bowl of natural grass.

Easter Crafts with Vintage Bobbins

Decorative carrots from vintage bobbins

Image credit: Sadie Seasongoods.

I know what you’re thinking- decorative carrots??!! But around Easter, they’re a fun and unexpected element to incorporate in your decor. There are lots of ways to make them, but these were made by upcycling some vintage bobbins from a textile mill.

Easter Crafts with Light Fixtures

easter decor in a vintage light fixture

Image credit: Petticoat Junktion.

An old light fixture like this is a wonderful alternative to a mason jar or lantern for filling with seasonal decor. And in this case, Easter bits- grass, eggs, and bunnies– were added for a delightful piece to enjoy all season long.

Fabric Bunnies

upcycled fabric easter bunnies

Image credit: Flamingo Toes.

These fabric bunnies are as cute as it gets. Made from vintage bed sheets, these Easter bunnies are super easy to make- even for a beginner sewist. Wouldn’t you love to have a few of these around during the Spring and Easter season?

Easter Basket Wreath

easter door decorations with an easter basket wreath

Image credit: Sadie Seasongoods.

A flat-backed hanging basket like this is simply perfect for transforming into an Easter basket “wreath”, isn’t it? And it’s ready to be filled with decorative eggs, bunnies, and Easter grass, too.

Easter Crafts with Picture Frames

upcycle idea for picture frames at Easter

Image credit: Homeroad.

Part Easter basket, part lantern, all picture frames- how fun is that? Such a great way to repurpose a few frames into a DIY Easter basket that doubles as a seasonal diorama. I love how it turned out, but I can’t help but think of all the other seasons and holidays that you could make one for, as well.

Ceramic Platter Eggs

ceramic platters as easter eggs

Image credit: Lora Bloomquist.

There are always stacks of ceramic platters at thrift stores and antique malls, and this is a fabulous way to repurpose them. Especially if they’re plain or pastel-colored. Embellishing them with ribbon and trim turns them into cottage-inspired Easter eggs that are perfect for displaying on your seasonal mantel.

Easter Crafts with Cardboard

cardboard crafts for easter

Image credit: Salvaged Living.

Who doesn’t love crafting from the recycle bin? This Easter craft puts some of those cardboard boxes to good reuse with these adorable bunny cut-outs. Pop them in a potted plant or make a garland from them- no matter what you do, they’re as cute as can be and virtually free to make.

Picture Frames as Easter Eggs

Upcycling the vintage oval frames into Pysanky eggs for Easter mantel decorations

Image credit: Sadie Seasongoods.

Once Spring and Easter are here, keep your eyes peeled for vintage oval frames. (Thrift stores and yard sales are great places to find them!). Because with the right makeover and some sweet floral fabric, they can be transformed into Easter eggs like this for a delightful Easter mantelscape display.

Vintage Easter Centerpiece

easter centerpiece with vintage jello molds

Image credit: Homeroad.

If you find any vintage Jell-o molds while thrifting or antiquing, don’t leave them behind! They’re perfect for upcycling into makeshift “nests” for this Easter centerpiece idea. So cute on a piece of reclaimed wood with some speckled eggs and natural Easter grass.

Wrapped Eggs

embroidery floss wrapped easter eggs

Image credit: Virginia Sweetpea.

Wrapping craft eggs with yarn, string, twine, and floss is an age-old Easter craft- and for good reason. Look how colorful and pretty these embroidery floss-wrapped eggs are. Such a pretty display in a rainbow of ombre colors.

Beaded Carrots

decorative easter carrots with wooden beads

Image credit: Our Crafty Mom.

Another fun way to create decorative Easter carrots is this craft project that uses different sizes of wooden beads. So pretty and easy to make, these DIY carrots are ideal for placing in Easter baskets or even used as part of an Easter garland on the mantel, as well.

Vintage Egg Plate Display

vintage deviled egg plate

Image credit: Sadie Seasongoods.

Vintage deviled egg plates are something you occasionally see at thrift shops and antique stores. But there’s no need to throw a tea party or luncheon to use them. If you have decorative eggs like these, the vintage plates are a lovely way to display them.

Easter Crafts with Buttons

easter egg collage

Image credit: Little Vintage Cottage.

Buttons are such a great craft supply, and making Easter crafts with buttons makes perfect sense. An Easter egg is a simple shape that is ideal for a DIY collage with buttons like this, especially if you have loads of them in white and pastel colors.

Ribbon Basket

ribbon weaving a wicker easter basket

Image credit: Sadie Seasongoods.

An open weave basket (i.e., one with gaps between the woven fibers) is an ideal candidate for this upcycling idea. Weaving colorful ribbon through the gaps and open spaces gives it a completely new look, painted or not. This plain basket from the thrift store is perfect for using as Easter decor now!

Decorating Eggs with Temporary Tattoos

diy easter eggs with temporary tattoos

Image credit: House of Hawthornes.

Easter crafts might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of temporary tattoos. But look how ADORABLE these eggs are, thanks to some vintage style tattoos. I never would have paired these two items up as a perfect crafting duo, so I’m glad someone else did.

Endless Inspiration for Easter Crafts

upcycles and easter crafts

Image credit: Sadie Seasongoods.

I hope this collection of Easter crafts has filled you with all sorts of Spring-y inspiration. So many things from thrift shops (or even your own cupboards) can be upcycled into Easter decor. All you need is a little inspiration and a hop in your upcycling step…

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.

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