Easter, with its bright colors and happy themes, is a wonderful time of year. For anyone who loves to craft, any holiday, including Easter, is a great time to make decorative crafts for your home, for gift giving or just for fun. Crafts of all kinds are great fun for adults and children alike. The following are some challenging Easter crafts that adults will enjoy making.
Woven Easter Basket
Store your eggs in this decorative Easter basket made with shoe boxes. You can use two different shoe boxes to make a bi-colored box, or you can use the lid to create the bands to weave with.
* 1 or 2 Shoe boxes
* Sharp craft knife
* Tacky glue
* Easter grass
1. With your craft knife, make evenly spaced vertical slits in the shoebox, working from the right under the glued edge to approximately one inch from the bottom. You can weave either the ends or the sides.
2. Cut the long side double edge of the shoebox lid for the handle.
3. Cut the box lid into strips, which you will use to weave.
4. Weave the strips through the box.
5. Glue the ends of the strips to the box, securing them in place.
6. Staple the handle strip to the sides of the box, near the top edge.
7. Fill the box with Easter grass for hunting or displaying eggs.
“Everybunny is Welcome” Door Hanging
If you like toll painting and wood crafts, a door hanging is the perfect craft for you.
* Pre-cut wood of your choice in Easter shapes, 1/4″ width is recommended.
* Fast acting adhesive, such as a hot glue gun, or epoxy.
* Acrylic paints in your choice of country colors, preferably pastels, depending on your design.
* Fine black liner pen for details, white liner pen for lettering.
* Fabric scraps, bows and accents of your choice.
* Antiquing medium of your choice, if desired.
* Raffia, dyed or painted green, yarn or similar material for carrot tops, if applicable.
1. If you’re using patterns, trace them onto your wood, then cut out and sand. Proceed to step 3.
2. If you’re not using patterns, purchase pre-made wood cuttings. Proceed to step 3.
3. Paint your wood piece(s); allow them to dry thoroughly.
4. If desired, sand along all edges once paint has dried, and also lightly along all other surfaces to achieve an aged appearance.
5. Add details with the fine black pen, and use white pen for lettering.
6. Tie raffia or yarn through holes for hanging.
7. Varnish the entire project and allow sufficient drying time. Add another coat of varnish to seal if you use an antique finish.
Variations of this project include adding it to a wreath, attaching it to a stake or drilling holes and making it a hanging sign.
Leftover wallpaper can be turned into cute Easter eggs.
* Pre-pasted leftover wallpaper or self-adhering shelf liner.
* Styrofoam eggs.
* Beading, lace and other trim, as desired.
1. Cut the wallpaper into small strips, about Â½”wide by 3″ long.
2. Prepare the strips as directed for wall papering. If you are using shelf liner, remove the backing.
3. Apply the strips to the egg in a criss-cross fashion until the egg is covered.
4. Decorate your egg using trim such as beading or lace.
5. Repeat steps 2-4 for the remaining eggs. Arrange them in a decorative bowl or basket.