It’s hard to believe but Easter is just around the corner! Here are 10 DIY Easter Crafts for kids and adults.
There’s one more roundup over at Babble too! Check it out if you get a chance!
A few fun alternative ways to decorate Easter eggs that we’ve done around here recently! I used wood and paper mache eggs to make our own lasting eggs:
Painted and hand stamped eggs:
Little $1 alphabet stamps from Micheal’s are perfectly sized for eggs:
Pretty washi (masking) tape colors are so pretty to cover an egg with:
Spray painted eggs:
Mix and match colors while they are still wet:
Decoupaged eggs…..fortunes, stamps, small photos:
Just use Mod Podge to paste each piece on:
Puffy paint dot eggs. These are perfect for boys….a volcano and an earth-inspired design:
How have you gotten creative with your Easter eggs?
This cute little skirt was made from dishtowels!
Inexpensive, easy to sew, already hemmed and festive:
Holidays always bring the cutest little linens. I picked up these two Easter-themed dishtowels from Target and made them into a skirt for Boo:
Here’s how to make your own! Dishtowels are perfectly sized for a girl’s skirt up to about a size 6.
Step 1 & 2: Lay out your dishtowels and cut them in half.
Step 3: Cut off the side seams, but leave the bottom seams.
Step 4: I used the towel with the bunny as a patchwork panel so I trimmed the sides.
Step 5 & 6: Sew together your panels to create 2 large panels.
Step 7 & 8: Once you have two larger completed panels, place them on top of each other and sew the side seams together.
Step 9 & 10: Turn your skirt inside out and fold the top edge over about 1.5″ to form a casing for elastic. Finish the raw edge.
Step 11 & 12: Stitch your casing closed leaving about an inch opening to insert the elastic into. Thread the elastic through, sew the elastic shut and close the casing.
I added some pretty crocheted trim at the bottom of the skirt for some extra detail:
Dainty and pretty!
The finished skirt:
To make a matching tank, I made a little pom-pom from crocheted trim……
…..and sewed it to a plain camisole:
An Easter-themed outfit! A quick sew and great for a beginner project.
My sister Perry is here visiting this week! We had fun today hiding eggs in the yard to practice for some upcoming Easter hunts:
With an easy technique you can transform any new crate into an old rustic looking one! I made the above one for Boo’s Easter basket this year…..adding her name and a bunny to the side. I bought the below new mini-crate from Michael’s Craft store using my coupon and it was only a few bucks:
I used my Silhouette Machine to cut “Sienna” out of vinyl shelf paper to use as a stencil….I also cut out a bunny shapes for the sides. I placed the stencils on the crate and used black spray paint:
The spray painted images:
I mixed a solution of white distilled vinegar, steel wool, and tea to apply to the wood. You can see the full tutorial on the process here (the wine barrel lazy susan tutorial) but basically the vinegar reacts with the steel wool and creates an aging effect on the wood. I add the tea to add a bit of “tea stain” to the wood.
As it is applied the wood gets a little darker…..but you won’t see the full effect until the wood dries. You can even rub the steel wool on the wood for extra age but I recommend using some gloves.
The finished crate! It will look so cute filled with paper grass and some handmade goodies and treats!
Move over sock monkey! These little sock bunnies are so easy and cute! All you need is some nice knee high socks and some simple sewing supplies. I sewed mine on a machine but they can be easily hand stitched too!
So cute as a gift or to stuff an Easter basket!
Boo will be so excited to see these in her basket:
If you are making them for a child under the age of 3, just stitch eyes on instead of using buttons so that there won’t be a choking hazard.
I bought these cute knee high socks at Target for $2.50 a piece. They have a large selection of bright vibrant colors.
Step 1: Cut the foot of one of the socks right down the middle, but don’t cut all the way to the heel. The heel will become the face of the bunny and you want to leave about an inch before the face:
Step 2: Cut the other side of the sock down the middle as shown. These will be the legs of the bunny.
Step 3: Cut the foot off the second sock:
Step 4: Cut the foot of the second sock down the middle. These will become the arms of the bunny:
Step 5: Back to the first sock, hand stitch or use a machine to sew the ears shut:
Step 6: Sew the bottom of the feet and insides of the bunny legs as shown…..leaving a 2 inch hole to insert stuffing into:
Step 7: Sew the arms shut on one side….but not the ends. Turn the arms right side out.
Step 8: Fill the body of the bunny and the arms with stuffing. Sew shut the bottom of the bunny:
Step 9: Here is what the bunny should look like right now before sewing the arms on:
Step 10: Carefully tuck in the raw ends of each arm and hand stitch it to the sides of the bunny:
Step 11: A finished bunny before the face is added!
Step 12: Stitch buttons on for the eyes:
Step 13: Stitch a nose:
So many options for the face….and so many expressions you can make!
Soft and snuggly!
I love how quirky they look….and that the sewing is minimal thanks to the knee high socks!
I want to keep them for myself!