Our favorite part about the upcoming holiday is gathering around the table with friends and family for a fun-filled meal, and the centerpiece is clearly the focal point. So to help you pull together the right look, these DIY Easter ideas will help you transform your dining room into the perfect spring-themed setting. From baskets with fresh blades of grass to eggshells filled with tea-candles, you're sure to find the project you're looking for, and that your guests won't forget, in the slideshow below.
Real Easter Grass Centerpiece
The more authentic a craft feels, the more we love it. And using real grass for an Easter centerpiece is as authentic as it gets! For the full tutorial on how to make these cute centerpieces, head over to <a href="http://cassandradesign.blogspot.com/2010/03/real-easter-grass-instructions.html" target="_blank">Cassandra Design</a>.
Easter Egg Topiary
A topiary centerpiece might just be what you'll need to keep your decor interesting. <a href="http://lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com/2011/03/easter-egg-topiary.html" target="_blank">Love, Laughter and Decor</a> has all the information you'll need to make one of these for your own home.
Simple Easter Centerpiece
Keeping things simple can be a great solution to a challenge with high expectations. So if you're afraid your centerpiece won't live up to your standards, why not try this craft idea? All you'll need is a large vase, thin branches and plastic eggs. For tips and tricks on making a similar arrangement, you'll want to check out <a href="http://www.stilettosanddiapers.com/2013/03/EasyEasterCenterpiece.html" target="_blank">Stilettos and Diapers'</a> website.
Easter Grass Decor
Just in case you wanted a different centerpiece idea using real blades of grass, <a href="http://www.makoodle.com/easter-grass-decor/" target="_blank">Makoodle</a> has an alternative solution that we think is equally effective.
Easter Egg Bouquet Centerpiece
If someone told us these were tulips from a far, we'd probably believe them. These near-realistic bouquets are simple to make and add the perfect pops of pastels when placed in a plain, white vase. To learn how to make these flowers, check out <a href="http://www.blog.birdsparty.com/2013/02/diy-easter-egg-centerpiece-tutorial-3.html#.UTJluVfZaYK" target="_blank">Birds Party's</a> website.
Easter Peeps Garden
We're a fan of bunnies, which probably explains why we couldn't help but share this particular Easter centerpiece. Go ahead and check out <a href="http://celebrationsathomeblog.com/2011/04/easter-peeps-garden-centerpiece-diy.html" target="_blank">Celebrations At Home's</a> webpage to learn how to make these for your own mini-garden trail.
Spring Vase Easter Centerpiece
Here's an Easter centerpiece that we decided to try for ourselves! Check out our <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/05/easter-craft-ideas-easter-egg-vase_n_1406740.html#s846798" target="_blank">tutorial</a> where we offer a step-by-step how-to.
Eggshell Candle Centerpiece
What better way to end our round-up than with several candles illuminating our rooms? This great idea is both relaxing and easy to make. To learn more about this craft, head over to our feature of <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/02/diy-idea-make-candles-out_n_1393130.html" target="_blank">Paint Cut Paste</a>.
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