11 Cute and Easy Easter Projects
The season for chocolate eggs, bunny hunts and sweet fluffy animals is upon us and we’re abuzz with ideas to help you celebrate this springtime occasion! To get you started, we’ve picked out 11 super-simple craft ideas that can be whipped up in an afternoon, from knitted chicks and delicious cupcakes to easy felt egg cosies – and if you’re looking for projects to keep the kids entertained over the Bank Holiday weekend, there’s plenty here for little helpers to get involved with too.
Wake up to a truly seasonal breakfast table with this simply adorable set of felt egg cosies. Using basic items from your habby stash, these fun characters can be personalised with expressive hand-stitched faces. Make a matching bucket bag for stowing away chocolates before the big hunt, too.
These mouth-watering chocolate egg nests taste just as good as they look. Once you’ve whipped up your vanilla cupcake base, top with a swirl of chocolate buttercream and decorate with your favourite seasonal chocolates and a cute fondant bunny.
Bring a springtime twist to your daily brew with this fun hand-painted mug! Top up your stash with ceramic paints and marker pens, then let your creativity roam wild with doe-eyed rabbits, patterned eggs and brightly-coloured backgrounds.
School’s out, but panic not! This interactive papercraft game is just the ticket for keeping the youngsters entertained over the long weekend. Simply download the pattern pack and colour, then have fun hiding the carrots around your home. You’ll also find a matching card and gift box, too.
These faux fur chicks are packed full of charm and bound to be brought out year after year to decorate the mantelpiece. Why not create a whole family of fluffy characters by resizing each pattern to suit?
Give friends and family a springtime surprise they won’t forget with this easy 3-D card. Download the egg-sploding box template to start, then cut and colour the free digi stamps in your recipient’s favourite shades. Little ‘uns and big kids alike will love it!
Transform tired-looking branches into a truly magical Easter tree with help from these quick-stitch decs. Choose from a rabbit, egg, flower and bird, then add your stamp with decorative embroidery, such as French knots and blanket stitch.
Snuggle up in your favourite cosy chair with this appliqué and machine embroidery cushion. Depicting a gentle, nature scene, the design contrasts vintage-style prints with bright pops of pinks, blues and crisp greens.
Dig out your knitting needles and fluffy yarn to create this set of mini chicks by designer Sachiyo Ishii. The pattern is so easy to follow, an entire nestful will soon materialise before your eyes! Don’t forget if you’re making them for children, omit the feet for a squishy kid-friendly plush.
Scatter these colourful crochet eggs around your home as seasonal décor, or turn them into a fun game of hide and seek for the kids! Each design takes two to three hours to make – switch up the colour combinations suggested, or go freehand with your own design.
Ice cream shades and sweet rabbit motifs combine to create this practical Easter tote for carting about your essentials. If you’ve got bundles of yarn ready to go, why not create multiple bags ready for the yearly egg hunt? They’re ideal for storing all manner of tasty treats!
Love these makes? Visit the Crafts Beautiful website to discover even more crafty treats!
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