During these early days of spring, despite the current situation we are deciding to look on the bright side. To inspire your creative side to come out during this national lockdown, here are 3 ideas for DIY Easter decorations to try with your loved ones.
Acrylic paint is always fun, but did you know there are many different ways to decorate Easter eggs? Some of our favourites include:
- Fresh flowers. For this method you will need small flowers or flower petals, universal glue and a soft brush. Coat the back of the flower in glue with the help of your brush, position on the egg and gently press it down. If you are worried it might not hold, add an extra coat of glue on top of the flower too.
- Do you have some leftover yarn that has been sitting there since that one time you tried knitting? Now is the time to use it! Get creative by wrapping the string around your eggs in different patterns and alternating colours. You will need some glue (ideally a glue gun) to secure the yarn to the egg.
- Dye. Pick some daisies from your garden, cut them off their stem and position them on the egg. Cut up some old stockings and wrap them around the egg to secure the flower, then tie the ends to keep the flower from moving. Gently drop your egg into a glass filled with dye and make sure the whole surface is covered. Let it sit for up to 5 minutes before removing from the glass, cut open the stocking and remove the flower, then carefully pat the egg with some kitchen towel to remove any excess dye. Et voilà!
What better way to brighten up your house than with some colourful flowers? Bring the outside in with these beautiful arrangements.
- It might perish within a few days, but nothing says ‘spring’ like a classic flower wreath. Get yourself a wreath form and get creative with your favourite flowers and greens. To keep your arrangement fresh you can always try painting a watering can in bright colours and filling it with fresh blooms (or using artificial flowers, no one will notice!).
- If you want something that will last longer, make an Easter Egg wreath: you can use your own painted eggs, or opt for the less fragile options with plastic, Styrofoam or wooden eggs.
- When it comes to wreaths the sky is the limit: you can experiment with thin branches, bows and ribbons, old tires, woven baskets and so much more. Just have fun!
This is something for the little ones… Easter animals in all shapes and forms! Get crafty with these easy projects, all you need is coloured paper sheets, glue, string, and maybe a few socks.
- Party hats. Cut a large circle out of a sheet of paper, then cut a “slice” out of it (a narrow triangle from the edge to the centre). On the opposite side of the cut triangle, draw a bunny face – eyes, nose, mouth and two little teeth. Fold the paper into a cone by bringing the two sides of the cut triangle together. Staple together. Now that you have the shape of your hat, cut two ears out of another sheet of paper and stick them to the back of the cone. Your bunny hat is ready!
- Want a super easy and super fun mask? Draw a large bunny face on an A4 sheet of paper, cut two holes where the eyes are, colour in the rest of the mask and cut around the shape. Make two small holes at eye level on each side of it and knot one piece of string on each side. It’s that easy!
- Sock bunnies. Do you have some old socks lying around that you are not using anymore? Transform them into sock bunnies! Fill the sock halfway with some rice, then squeeze it to create 3 different parts. Keep the larger one at the bottom and tie it with twine to keep it tight. With the leftover rice you will then make a smaller sphere-shaped section that you will also tie with twine (your bunny’s head). Finally, the non-filled third section will have to be cut vertically right in the middle the create the bunny’s ears (you might want to cut the individual sections into a leaf shape). Finally, use a marker to draw eyes and nose, and tie a colourful bow around the bunny’s neck.
Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash
Easter eggs by freutcake.com
Easter wreath by holicoffee.com
Sock bunnies by simplemost.com