Upcycled Easter Decorations So High End

You are not going to believe how beautiful each of these upcycled Easter decorations turned out. So high end!

Why Upcycled Easter Decorations Are The Way To Go

Why not? Thrift decor is for all seasons and all reasons. With all the benefits that the thrift store has to offer why wouldn’t you go there to find great home decor? As shown today, it takes very little to makeover a piece so that it looks high end and from a home decor store.

Each of these decor ideas were inspired by similar Easter decorations that I found on-line for a lot more money. Let me show you how easy it is to dupe high end decor with super inexpensive thrift store finds.

So, what do you say? Time to take a day trip? Why not visit your local Sally Ann so that you too can find yourself some fabulous Easter decor.

Items To Look For

Ok, truly the sky is the limit when it comes to possible items you can upcycle into fabulous Easter decor. That being said, there are a few basic items that just seem to lend themselves perfectly to this time of year. On your next thrifting hunt keep your eyes open for:

  • Baskets: These can be whicker or wire. You can get them in bright colours or neutral tones.
  • Spring animals: Think bunnies, lambs, and chicks. And remember, even ugly ones can be turned pretty.
  • Wreath forms: Are perfect for creating beautiful spring wreaths.
  • Spring faux flowers: Can be used in spring wreaths, Easter wreaths, centerpieces, or as embellishments for pretty napkin rings.
  • Egg decor: Whether they’re cheap plastic ones that can be turned into beautiful Easter decor or quality ones that just need a coat of paint, anything egg shaped is a no brainer when it comes to buying upcycled Easter decorations.

Happy thrifting!

PRO TIP: Keep an eye out for these items all year round. Don’t wait until just before Easter when everyone else is looking for the same things. All of these items can be found anytime of year.

Crate Of Spring Blooms

It was the whicker detailing on the side of this crate that caught my eye. I wasn’t feeling the dark stain but that would be an easy fix. Now, this was going to be a spring centerpiece so I knew that the openings on the side would need to be covered but I didn’t want this to be permanent. Options are a good thing.

Supplies You Will Need

  • Wood crate
  • Folkart chalk paint in White Adirondack
  • Chippy brush
  • Cardboard (if needed)
  • FolkArt Home Decor Wax Antiquing
  • Floral foam brick
  • Bouquet of spring blooms from Michaels
  • Wire clippers

How to Make Crate Of Spring Blooms

This was so easy to make and it really goes to show how a little paint and some beautiful faux blooms can really create a high end look. To make this beautiful centerpiece:

  • First clean out the crate. Brush out any dust and give it a slight wipe with a damp cloth.
  • Then with a large chippy brush, lightly paint on some Rustoleum white chalk paint. You want this to only partially cover the dark wood. You’re going for a distressed look. The distressed white paint really makes the whicker pop.
  • If needed, cut cardboard pieces down to fit the inside of the crate. This crate had holes in it. If yours doesn’t you can skip this step. Paint the cardboard with Antique Wax and let dry. Follow this up with some of the white chalk paint with the chippy brush. Slide into the crate.
  • Put in some floral foam. This is to hold the flower stems.
  • With the wire cutters cut down a bouquet of faux spring blooms. You want them to be long enough to sit a bit above the crate.
  • Arrange the blooms in the crate. Take your time with this step. You want to spread out the blooms and create a lush and aesthetically pleasing finished product.
Wooden crate and faux spring floral arrangement

And that’s it! This crate is stunning. How do you not fall in love with this centerpiece? It’s so elegant and high end and it only took about 5 minutes to make.

If you look online you can find similar pieces but you’ll be paying around a $100. Or you could head to the thrift store and make one for…

Thrift total: $12.10

Bunny In A Box

I had no idea what I was going to do with this little, mint green box when I saw it but I knew I needed to have it. Slowly but surely the perfect DIY for this piece came to mind. Again, it is amazing what a little bit of paint can do.

Supplies You Will Need

  • A wooden box
  • Mini wooden bunny (Dollarama)
  • Stencil of apple blossoms (Dollar Tree)
  • FolkArt Chalk Paint in Sunset Rose
  • ArtMinds Chalk Paint in Succulent
  • FolkArt Home Decor Wax Antiquing
  • FolkArt Home Decor Chalk White Adirondack
  • Paint brush x 2
  • Foam brush

How to Make Bunny In A Box

This DIY is so adorable. It looks like it comes from a home decor store but you are not going to believe how easy it was to make.

  • Give the piece a good clean.
  • Paint the whole piece with as many coats of paint as it takes to cover the whole piece. Dry overnight.
  • Using a damp cloth wet distress the painted piece so that little bits of the under colour pops through.
  • Using the stencil from Dollar Tree and the Sunset Rose and Succulent chalk paint, create the apple blossom motif on the back.
  • Stain the bunny brown using the foam brush and Antique Wax. Wipe away the access.
  • Use a bit of wood glue to adhere the bunny to the bottom of the frame.
Wooden bunny and apple blossom wall art

And voila!

This is so stinking cute. It would look so cute in a vignette, or sitting on your fireplace mantle. Now truth be told, I can’t find a Easter wall art example that looks like this to compare it to. It is truly a one of a kind. But you and I both know if you were to buy a similar piece in a home decor store you would be paying at least $25 for this… maybe more.

Thrift total: $5.00

Easter Bunny Cuisine

The second I spotted this wooden cup I knew it would make for perfect Easter decor. For this DIY I went with adding cloth covered carrots to it but you could just as easily use it to display an oversized Easter egg.

If you want to make the carrots shown to go along with it I can show quickly show you how. It’s a super easy, money saving dupe.

Supplies You Will Need for Wooden Cup

  • Wooden cup or bowl
  • Rustoluem white chalk paint
  • Large chippy paint brush

How to Make Easter Bunny Cuisine

I’m starting to feel like a broken record here but once again it’s paint and a few inexpensive additions that make this upcycled Easter decoration shine. This decor piece is so beautiful in it’s simplicity and really, you could place this anywhere in your home and it would look great.

To make this super simple DIY:

  • Start by lightly applying the Rustoleum white chalk paint with a large chippy brush. Allow to dry and then wipe with a slightly damp rag to further distress.
  • Add a few twine, fabric, or burlap wrapped carrots.
Upcycled Easter decorations fabric carrots in wood cup

I mean, how sweet is this? Once Easter is over I’ll be turning it into either a ring or key chain holder. Until then it makes the perfect place to display my DIY carrots.

Thrift total: $1.25

Pottery Barn Bunny Dupe

This little cutey was just crying for a makeover. He had good bones but was in desperate need of a little rouge… or should I say baking soda paint.

That’s right, once again all you need to create more high end decor is a little bit of paint. Only this time we’re going to add a little kitchen staple to the mix.

Gold ceramic bunny for upcycled Easter decorations

Supplies You Will Need

  • Ceramic bunny
  • FolkArt Milk Jug chalk paint
  • FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Rich Black
  • FolkArt Home Decor Wax Antiquing
  • Baking Soda
  • Stencil brush

Baking Soda Paint Recipe

Mix together:

  • 3 Tbsp FolkArt Milk Jug chalk paint
  • 1/2 tsp FolkArt Onyx
  • 1 tsp FolkArt Antique Wax
  • 2 Tbsp Baking soda

You may have to work with the amounts a bit. The amount you need will need will also depend on the size of your bunny. In the end, you basically want to end up with a mixture that resembles slightly melting, soft serve ice cream.

How to Make Bunny Dupe

  • Give the bunny a good scrub with a damp cloth.
  • Create your baking soda-paint mixture.
  • Paint the entire bunny with the baking soda paint. This may take more then one application. It really all depend on how much of the colour underneath you want to have showing. I went for a bit of a speckled look and was light handed with the second coat.
  • Allow to dry completely.
Upcycled Easter decorations displayed bunny and cup

And that’s it! How cute is this guy? And it literally took me like 20 minutes to create. If you head to Pottery Barn you’ll find a bunny that looks just like this one. Only there you’ll be paying $98 instead of…

Thrift total: $7.99

Jenny’s Finishing Thoughts On Upcycled Easter Decorations

It’s amazing how little it takes to create high end upcycled Easter decorations. I mean really, each of these only took a bit of paint to give them a whole new look. And all of theme were so quick to make. So this spring season save yourself some money and head to thrift store to get your DIY on.

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