10 Easter DIY Projects for the Long Weekend

Keep yourself busy this Easter weekend with these DIY projects from our sister magazines.

Say hello to a four-day weekend and with all this time on your hands, what are you planning to do with it? Well if you feel like getting creative, then we’ve got the perfect to-do list just for you. Here are some of our favourite projects for the Easter weekend.

For the family

Here are some projects to keep the kids busy that don’t require them to handle a screwdriver or saw.

Egg dyeing

Are the kids wanting to dye their own Easter eggs? Here are some tips from the rooi rose team on how you can use natural dyes.

On our list of Easter DIY projects is this one from Rooi Rose on how to dye your own Easter eggs with natural dyes
Dyeing your own Easter eggs with rooi rose

Arts and crafts

These salt dough Easter ornaments will make a lovely addition to your home over the long weekend. Here’s how to go about making them with the help of Your Family.

Make this salt dough Easter egg ornaments as part of your Easter DIY projects weekend
Salt dough Easter ornaments from Your Family

If you’ve got a couple of empty toilet paper rolls lying around, then you’re well on your way to making these Easter egg holders with the kids. Here’s a step-by-step guide from Your Family.

We have added this easter egg holder project from Your Family to our list of Easter DIY projects
Bunny Egg Holders from Your Family

Keep the kids busy with this underwater garden project.

underwater garden

Got a couple of wooden spoons that need chucking? Save them to create these wooden spoon puppets from Essentials.

This Easter DIY project will keep the kids entertained for a few hours
Wooden Spoon Puppets from Essentials

These Easter-themed pinatas from Essentials are easier to make than you think.

This pinata is a lot easier than you think which is why it is on our Easter DIY projects list
Easter egg pinata by Essentials

Gifts for guests

Rather than handing out chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs to guests, rooi rose have put together an egg tray of plants for guests. 

This DIY gift project makes for the perfect gift for guests this Easter
A tray of plants from rooi rose

For the adults


If you’re tired of the pests having a nibble at your veggies before you get the chance, then here’s a step-by-step guide in building a critter-proof veggie patch.

DIY Critter-proof veggie garden is on our list of DIY projects for the Easter weekend

Give the bugs a place to stay by making your own pest hotel.

Make your own bug-and-pest hotel


Get upcycling with these 5 different projects to breathe new life into old bric-a-brac.

Try upcycling some things around the house as part of your Easter DIY projects weekend

Leigh Hermon

A journalist by trade, features writer on occasion and now the digital editor of SA Country Life. The first chance she gets, Leigh will tell you about a podcast she was recently listening to and how you simply have to make the move from radio. In a previous life, she once taught English on Jeju which left her with an insatiable craving for kimchi.

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