With Easter fast approaching, many people are already thinking about and planning their holiday decorations in preparation for the holiday. If you enjoy crafting and would like to do Easter crafts, there’s no need to purchase crafting supplies.
Here are a few Easter crafts you can make from common household items.
No-Sew Fabric Easter Basket
Use fabric scraps you already have lying around the house to make these Easter baskets.
- Enough fabric to make 160 three-inch squares for a small basket or 320 squares for a larger basket
- 1 basket Note: Basket can be inexpensive or ugly, since you will be covering it
- Cardboard , or a cereal box
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Pinking shears
- Cut a 3″ x3″ inch square out of the cardboard; this will be your template for the fabric squares.
- Cut out the number of squares of fabric you will need for your basket. A small basket will probably use about 160 squares, whereas a larger basket will require about 320. Use pinking shears to add a decorative pattern to the edges of the fabric squares as you cut them out. Your squares need not match.
- Place the end of the screwdriver in the middle of the wrong side of the fabric. Starting at the bottom then working your way around the basket, push the square through a hole or gap in the basket.
- Repeat step s in a pattern starting from the row at the bottom. There will be a line of material going around the inside of the basket. Follow this line all the way up the basket then work your way up to the top of the basket.
- In some cases, the material that you poke through will be loose. If this is the case, you can use hot glue or tacky glue to secure it.
- Use a strip of the material to make a bow, and tie it onto your basket at the top or side of the handle.
Light Bulb Duck
This creative, if fragile, craft can put old light bulbs to good use.
- Light bulb
- Thin ribbon
- Tiny straw hat
- Yellow feathers or yellow construction paper
- Plastic eyes, black beads or black permanent marker
- Three small buttons
- Scrap of orange craft foam or construction paper
- Rubbing alcohol
- Yellow model car paint or perm enamel paint
- Use rubbing alcohol to carefully wipe the bulb.
- Paint your light bulb, then let dry.
- Make a small beak out of orange craft foam or construction paper.
- Glue the hat to the top of the bulb, covering the metal. Tie a small piece of ribbon around the hat.
- Glue on the eyes and beak.
- Glue a long yellow feather to each side of the bulb as wings. You can also use construction paper.
- Cut out an orange heart shape for the duck’s feet, and glue to the top of the bulb.
These are just two of the many Easter crafts you can make from odds and ends around your house.