How To Decorate For Easter On A Budget

Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to add some Easter décor to your home? I was.

How To Decorate For Easter On A Budget

I’m not one for going all out with holiday decorations…Christmas being the one exception.

Special occasions often become a last minute dash to the storage room to find decorations. And it’s not because I don’t enjoy the holidays, I do.

I look forward to the family togetherness and the memories made with the traditions that holidays bring…I just don’t think of the décor too much.

I guess it might come down to not having invested any time or money into holiday decorations.

How To Decorate For Easter On A Budget

All money allocated for our home has gone into renovation projects and furniture staples…hard to justify spending money on holiday decor when it lives in a Rubbermaid bin in the basement.

That’s why I pinned this DIY marbeling tutorial from on Pinterest. I instantly thought of Easter when I saw this technique and knew it had potential to be an easy and inexpensive way to decorate for the holiday.

Easter Candy Dishes

What You Need

  • 3 white ceramic bowls (I bought mine at Dollarama for $1.50 each)
  • Container for mixing (use something that can be recycled…it gets messy)
  • Nail polish (choose 3 Easter inspired colours you have on hand)
  • Nail polish remover
  • Paper towel
  • Skewer stick for stirring
  • Warm water


  • Clean and remove any labels on bowls to prep
  • Pour warm water into the container you’re using for mixing
  • Add nail polish colour of choosing (nail polish should disperse throughout the surface of the water. If it globs together and sinks, your water might not be the right temperature or you may need a different brand or colour of nail polish. I had one brand that didn’t seem to work as well as the others)
  • Quickly dip your bowl into the water, rolling to submerge the part you want the nail polish on (try to do this in one attempt)
  • Lift out, let it drip and set upside down on paper towel to dry (use nail polish remover to fix anything you don’t like)
  • Use a wood skewer to skim the leftover nail polish out of the water (the polish dries quickly so it’s easy to remove)
  • If the water is still warm enough, add your next colour and repeat the process 
  • Once all three bowls are done, leave to dry. I left mine overnight and then hand washed before adding the Easter candy. I kept the nail polish to the bottom of the bowls to ensure it wouldn’t be in contact with the food in the dish.

Pin for later!

How To Decorate For Easter On A Budget

Now the big challenge of not eating the Easter chocolate before the weekend!

Check out my Pinterest board for more Easter ideas.

Any thoughts? I'd love to hear from you!