Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

A day early...but I had a few Easter projects that I wanted to share with you...

Easter Bunny Carrots:

For Bo Bunny's "Easter Treat Holder" assignment, I was inspired to create these sweet little carrots from the sour cream container idea.  I changed the size a bit from the usual shorter version to a longer, thinner shape, then added the crimped and fringed green cardstock on top.  They're super easy to put together so if you're looking for a last minute idea,  give it a try.  I think a basket full of these would be great for a hunt too.

Bo Bunny - Blast Off! and Ad Lib Pattern Paper and Orange Citrus Double Dot Cardstock
Fiskars Americas - Scalloped Sentiment Squeeze Punches, Flower Lever Punches and Simple Stick Repositionable Rubber Stamps
  • For the larger carrots, I cut my paper to 5”w x 6”h and for the smaller carrot, I cut it to 4”w x 5”h.
  • I crimped double sided (Bo Bunny's Double Dot Avocado Cardstock), folded over 3 times and cut a fringe to create the green carrot tops.
  • You can make them with a ribbon loop for hanging by punching a hole near the bottom of the
    green carrot top and inserting the fold of a ribbon through the back.  Make the loop in the back, then tie a bow in the front.  Add an embellishment (scalloped stamped circle) or a button to accent it.

Another Easter/Spring treat or gift holder idea is to make these totes from a paper pillow box.

Spring Pillow Box Tote:

You can click the link above for the full tutorial on the Bo Bunny Blog.

They're the perfect size for small treats (Cadbury Mini Eggs....yum!) or a gift card.

Bo Bunny - Gabrielle collection of pattern paper and embellishments
Fiskars Americas - Scalloped Sentiment and Apron Lace Border Punches, Round n' Round Circle Squeeze Punch

Last but not least is a kids' craft idea that my children helped with for the Glue Arts Blog/Website...

Lamb - Chick - Bunny
Again, click the project title link above for step by step instructions.  They're really easy to make and the kids can get as creative as they want or keep things simple too.  We used Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares to attach everything from feathers to the wooden ball heads to felt.  Worked like a charm and no burned fingers from hot glue or waiting for things to dry.

This silly chick with its goofy feathers is my favorite!

I hope that I've given you a little inspiration for any last minute gifts or projects you might need for Easter.  And thanks so much for stopping by....have a wonderful holiday weekend!  Happy Easter!


Luz Maria Bruna said...

Patti those carrots are to die for absolutely fabulous!!!!

Nati Tristan said...

What wonderful projects! You are definitely ready for Easter`

Diana said...

Wow, wonderful ideas. I like the carrots, a really great idea.

kashagray5 said...

Had to check out your blog! Love those carrots! Wonderful/creative ideas! I'm a PA girl too! Schuylkill Co.