DIY Easter Crafts

Things are still pretty busy around here. I’m working my way through a list of things to cancel, organise, replace, repair, throw out, donate etc. Our move dates are set and it feels like all the todo lists has become do now lists! I’ve been working on the blogs in my spare minutes (Munchkin et moi received an bit of an update).

And all of a sudden Easter is almost here! I’m planning a little Easter tea party for Munchkin and one of her friends next week, but that’s the limit so far this year.

We’re staying in Lausanne for Easter (with maybe a little day trip to Lyon) as life has become a bit too hectic for a trip to London right at the minute. DM has so much on I’m trying to avoid adding too much to the todo list or I’m worried he’ll wear himself out before we even leave.

I really want to find time to make some more eggs to add to our collection this year. Here’s some inspiration I’ve found! And some of my Easter crafts from earlier years.

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This video tutorial from Inkstruck is fantastic and has me wanting to try watercolour Easter eggs.

 

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I adore the simplicity of these eggs. Using just a permanent marker and a healthy dose of creativity Hello Lidy creates these gorgeous Scandinavian inspired designs.

 

This fun project is from Mr Printables. It’d be great to do with your kids!

 

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These eggs were dipped and then decorated with a sharpie by Confetti Sunshine. Such a sweet idea!

 

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Bouffant eggs?! These retro styled Easter treats are such fun! Created by Studio DIY Read more

Heart Gift Box Template

Heart Shaped Box Template

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here is a free printable gift box for you to make up. Or for any reason actually. It’s sweet packaging for birthdays, anniversaries or any reason you need to give a little gift!

Heart Shaped Box Template

To make them up, you need:

Scissors or an x-acto knife and cutting mat.

Adhesive. I’ve used double-sided tape and a normal pritt glue stick and both work well

Two pieces of A4 card stock per box. I used 200 gsm and it worked splendidly. Print out the PDF template attached below onto your card.

Heart Shaped Box Template

Cut out the template and lightly score along the dotted lines to give yourself a nice crisp edge. A blunt butter knife run does a good job if you do not have a Bone Folder

Fold along all the dotted lines.

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Gingerbread cookie kits

 

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This past Christmas we decided to make up gifts for some of Munchkin’s teachers at garderie and for a few friends. I wanted to steer clear of mason jars as, honestly, I’m a little over them. I love them as vases etc, but they’re everywhere now. I decided to come up with something a little different.

I selected a recipe (Liberty London Girls fabulous gingerbread cookies – you can find my adapted GF version here) and I got to working out how to package it. Only problem was, this recipe required wet ingredients and a number of steps of different dry ingredients. Logically I probably should have found a different recipe. But I was determined.

 

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Lupo. A gorgeous crochet project.

 

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We’ve had a splendid Christmas break! It included visits from family, trips to Leukerbad to relax in thermal baths surrounded by snow capped alps and too much good food. My break also included some last minute projects and crochet for gifts! I’ll share them with you in the upcoming weeks.

One of those gifts was for Munchkin.
 

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I’d found this little fellow and decided that Munchkin needed one! Isn’t he just adorable?! His name is Lupo, and he’s crochet from an amigurumi pattern by Lydia Tresselt aka Lalylala. He can be purchased here
 

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The patterns are a little fiddly. But the instructions are exceptionally clear and detailed. And the results are adorable!
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Small paper bag advent calendar.

 

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For Munchkin’s first Advent (we didn’t do one last year) I wanted something she could have a great time opening and, most likely, destroying in the process. So I came up with the concept of making up 24 little paper bags. Each a different design. We then filled them with little toys, Duplo and a couple of chocolates on surprise days.
 

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I modified my Pretty Patterned Paper Bag template and print them out on 30 pieces of A4 printer paper. The larger bags need to be printed over two pieces and glued together. I then cut them out using an x-acto knife and glued them together using a Pritt stick (paper glue stick).
 

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They’re quite easy and only took me a few hours in front of the television to put them together one evening. I’ve made the template available below in PDF form for you to print out and make up yourself! I hope your little ones have as much fun with this as Munchkin is having. She’s just demolished bag number one.
 

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