MIY This: Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

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Craft your way to a hoppy Easter with egg-cellent projects! Decorate eggs with a twist. Paint them and add trendy phone icons, glue bright pom-poms to them, or decoupage them with tropical leaves. Decorate your home for the season with colorful button egg art, a gorgeous wreath featuring eggs, or wall art using an embroidery hoop and ribbon strips. A paper egg place setting and honeycomb egg garland are the perfect additions to Easter brunch. Give the gift of fabric strip eggs or felt eggs for ornaments that guests will love taking home.

Spring Basket Wreath

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Designer: Elizabeth Stumbo

 

Weave ribbon into a spring basket wreath for your front door!

 

Materials:

  • 14″ foam wreath form
  • 1-1/2″-wide burlap ribbon (at least 6 yards)
  • Dressmaker pins
  • 1– 3-1/2×10-1/2″ rectangle of dark green cardstock
  • 1– 3-1/2×10-1/2″ rectangle of light green cardstock
  • Adhesive glue dots
  • 1-1/2″-wide pastel stripe ribbon

 

Assemble the Wreath:

1. Wrap the top half of the foam wreath form with burlap ribbon. Secure ends with pins.

2. Cut remaining burlap ribbon into six — 16″ strips and six — 12″ strips.

3. Lay the burlap ribbon 16″ strips across the bottom front of the wreath. Pin ends to back side of wreath. (This should cover the bottom half).

4. Weave the burlap ribbon 12″ strips between the pieces added in Step 3 to get a basket weave look. Pin bottom ends to the back side of the wreath. Secure top ends to the back with adhesive glue dots.

5. Cut fringe into one long edge of both cardstock pieces to make grass. Layer the grass pieces, offset them slightly, and glue together.

6. Add adhesive glue dots to the bottom front edge of the grass. Adhere the grass to the back of the wreath, so the grass peeks out from the top of the burlap basket.

7. Using the pastel ribbon, tie a bow to the basket handle to complete the wreath.

 


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Bunny Treat Bag

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Inspired by Rudolph Treat Bags from designer Lisa Storms

 

Fill this cute felt bunny with candy treats for an Easter surprise!

 

Materials:

  • Crafts felt: two pieces of white and one pink
  • Fabric glue
  • Gray embroidery floss
  • 1–1″ pink pom-pom
  • 2–10×13 millimeter oval googly eyes
  • Sewing machine
  • Bunny pattern (get the pattern here)

 

Assemble the Treat Bag:

1. Download and print the bunny pattern, found above.

2. Layer two pieces of white felt on top of each other. Trace the bunny pattern onto the felt and cut around the pattern.

3. Cut two bunny ear centers from pink felt.

4. Using gray embroidery floss and a straight stitch, add whiskers to the center of one bunny shape. Refer to photo above for placement.

5. Pin the felt bunny shapes together. Sew around the felt shapes using a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving the area between the ears open.

6. Glue the pink pom-pom and the goggly eyes to finish the bunny face.

 


 

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Easter Egg Wall Art

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Make easy Easter wall art with pastel ribbon! The oversize hoop makes for larger-than-life decor for standout spring style.

 

 

Materials:

  • 18×27″ wooden quilt hoop
  • Ribbons in various widths and colors
  • Adhesive of your choice (we used glue dots)

 

Remove the outer hoop of the quilt hoop and set aside. Working from the center out, add lengths of ribbon to the inside quilt hoop, adhering the ends to the hoop using adhesive. We added rickrack accents to the wider ribbon for more texture. Hang for a pretty Easter decoration!

 


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5 Crafty Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

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Put a twist on tradition by decorating Easter eggs without the dyes! Grab your favorite crafts supplies to create beautiful (and unexpected) designs on your eggs.

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1. Use your Sharpies to doodle fun designs on your eggs. We choose black for a classic look, but there are so many possibilities with colored markers! We added an adorable pink ribbon around the middle of one egg for a ballerina chick.

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2. Dig through your washi tape collection to find tape in the same color palettes (we chose pink and purple). Cut squares and layer them on the eggs for a bright display.

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3. Baker’s twine comes in pretty pastels that are perfect for spring! Wrap your eggs with baker’s twine and add a pretty bow. Tip: We held the twine in place with Wonder Tape (a thin double-sided tape). It really helped the twine from slipping.

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4. Want a natural look for your eggs? Cut shapes from burlap. Hold the burlap in place with a length of twine. It makes a fun bird nest display when you lay the eggs in a bowl filled with burlap!

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5. Draw a rectangle across the center of the egg with a gold paint marker. Add stickers to spell out a fun message!