DIY Festive Rope Wrapped Easter Basket

How To Create a Festive Rope Wrapped Easter Basket

Easter egg hunting is a fun-filled activity for kids.  Eggs if various kinds are hidden in different ambiguous locations.  As part of the yearly tradition, the kids normally bring a basket, in which the child can carry the eggs that he or she can gather.  Easter baskets come in handy as soon as the game starts.  In this tutorial, we will be making a fun and easy rope wrapped Easter basket for your kids!  Let’s begin making one!

Step 1: Prepare all the materials needed for this tutorial:

  • medium plastic container
  • thin plastic rope
  • hot glue
  • newspapers
  • yellow paint
  • paint brush
  • scissors
  • blue tape
  • plastic eggs

How To Create a Festive Rope Wrapped Easter Basket - Tools required

Step 2:  Hot glue the end of the plastic rope on the extreme lower body of the plastic container

Step 3: Wrap the plastic rope around the plastic container.  Continue gluing every 3 to 5 centimeters on the first row of the plastic rope.  This will secure the rope from moving unexpectedly on the container body.

Step 4:  Continue wrapping the container with the rope upwards.  Make sure that you don’t leave any spaces in between.

Step 5:  Once the end of the rope is reached and you are satisfied with the height of the rope, hot glue the end of it on the container body.

Step 6:  Cut three strips of newspaper.  This will be the handle of the Easter basket later.

Step 7:  Twine each of the strips firmly.

Step 8:  Align the three twined newspapers and tape one end of it firmly.

Step 9:  Tightly braid the three twined newspapers together.

Step 10:  Tape the end one you are done braiding it.

Step 11:  Cover the working table with a newspaper spreadsheet.

Step 12:  Paint the braided newspaper.  Double coat it if you are not satisfied with the results.

Step 13:  Let it dry for an hour.

Step 14:  Cut the excess part of the braided handle.

Step 15:  Hot glue the braided handle on the container body.  Let it dry after.

Step 16:  Place all the plastic eggs on the basket.

Step 17: Done!  You can now use your rope wrapped Easter basket!

How To Create a Festive Rope Wrapped Easter Basket - Completed

You are now ready for Easter egg hunting with your handy rope wrapped Easter basket.  You can have this together with your friends and family.  This is easy to make and a very reliable basket, as well.  Hope you make one before the egg hunting begins!  Enjoy!

DIY Native Easter Leaf Basket

How To Create a Native Easter Leaf Basket

An Easter basket comes in handy every Easter season.  These are used to accommodate the Easter eggs that we have accumulated or better yet, serve as a home decor during the season.  Baskets are made from a variety of materials; this could be made from plastic, paper, or even leaves.  Today, we will be creating a native, but sturdy Easter leaf basket.  So let us begin making one now!

Step 1: Gather all the materials needed:

  • palm leaves or coconut leaves
  • 5-cm. thick segmented ribbon
  • 5-cm. thick red satin ribbon
  • hot glue
  • small utility knife
  • scissors

How to Create a Native Easter Leaf Basket - tools needed

Step 2: Carefully remove the midrib of the palm or coconut leaf.

Step 3: Cut the unwanted ends of the leaf.  Each leaf should be at least 1.5 to 2 feet in length.

Step 4: Cross two leaves in their midsection.

Step 5: Put another leaf horizontally parallel the first one but the orientation should be alternate when crossing the vertical leaf.

Step 6: Add another parallel leaf horizontally.  Alternately cross this third leaf to the vertical one.

Step 7: Keep on doing until you achieve the desired size of the basket base.  Make sure to adjust the leaves side-by-side to assure that the spacing is properly done.  You now have a woven basket base.

Step 8: Seal the ends of the woven basket base using hot glue.

Step 9: Fold the four sides of the woven base to form a corner for the basket.  After which, alternately weave each strand around the basket itself.

Step 10: Cut the excess leaves on top of the basket.  The height of the basket would depend on your liking.

Step 11:  Fold the sides of the basket to make the form of it more prominent.  Insert the ends of each leaf on the next parallel leaf beside it.  This will seal the top part of the basket.  Set aside for a while.

Step 12: Fold the segmented ribbon towards the middle section of it.  Seal it using hot glue.  The size and the length of the ribbon would vary and would solely depend on your liking.

Step 13:  Cut a small strip from the segmented ribbon and tie this on the middle forming a small triangular loop.  This will hold the segmented bow later on.

Step 14:  Wrap the small strip with triangular loop over the pinched midsection of the segmented ribbon to form a bow.  To secure the bow’s form, hot glue it.

Step 15:  Cut the red satin ribbon based on the length of the segmented bow.

Step 16:  Fold and glue the satin ribbon on the middle part of it.

Step 17:  Stick the segmented bow on the middle part of the red satin bow.

Step 18:  Pinch the sides of the red ribbon which is parallel to the segmented bow.  Hot glue this part to secure it permanently.  You now have a double bow.

Step 19:  Hot glue the double bow on the upper part of the basket.

Step 20:  Done!  Time to place all the Easter eggs in the leaf basket!

How to Create a Native Easter Leaf Basket - final

The common alternative for the coconut leaves that was used in this tutorial is a palm leaf.  You can use other leaves as long as the veins of it are parallel or generally looks like a strip-leaf.  You can also make a basket using the dried version of the leaves, but this will make the leaves more fragile, as compared to the greens.  Further decorations can be made in the Easter basket, as long as you have the creative mind to do it.  Hope you like this!  Enjoy!

DIY Cute Bunny Goodie Bag

How To Make a Cute Bunny Goodie Bag

During Easter season, events are being held everywhere to celebrate the glorious event.  Kids, at the same time, accumulate candies, chocolate, small toys, eggs, etc.  They now need a small pouch to accommodate everything.  Goodie bags are perfect buddies for the said occasion.  They can also be given with special treats inside during the party.  The kids would love this since this pouch is bunny-shaped.  If you want a good party idea, try this one!

Step 1: Gather all the materials needed:

  • 3 pieces craft felt (yellow, purple and pink)
  • crochet thread
  • big sewing needle
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • chocolate treats

How To Make a Cute Bunny Goodie Bag - Tools needed

Step 2:  Cut the purple craft felt into two equal lengths.  This will be the body of the goodie bag.

Step 3:  Curve the bottom part of the rectangular felt.  Do this for both.

Step 4:  Starting from the middle side of the rectangular felt, sew the two felts together to form a pouch.  Follow the U-direction in sewing the pouch and leave the half, topmost part of it.

Step 5:  Cut a pair of bunny ears from the pink craft felt.

Step 6:  Place the pink bunny ears on top of the unsewn, topmost part of the pouch.  Sew the bunny ears on the front purple layer using a running stitch.

Step 7:  Cut the purple felt in between the ears.  Do this for both purple felt layers.

Step 8:  Double thread the needle and loop the end of it.  This will serve as the main thread that closes the goodie bag.

Step 9:  Run a big running stitch just below the rabbit ears or above the blanket sewn pouch.  Do this on the upper purple layer first.

Step 10:  Do the same thing on the back of the pouch.  Take note that before making a big running stitch on the back, leave a considerable length of thread on the end sides of the pouch.

Step 11:  Form a loop on the end of the excess sides of the thread.

Step 12:  Do the loop on the other side of the thread, as well.  This should look like this.

Step 13:  Cut the eyes and the mouth from the yellow craft felt and cut the eyeballs, nose and front teeth from the pink craft felt.  Hot glue the facial features of the rabbit.

Step 14:  Place all your chocolate treats on the goodie bag

 Step 15:  Pull the side threads to close the bunny pouch and you are now good to go.

How To Make a Cute Bunny Goodie Bag - final

The kids will surely love this cute bunny goodie bag filled with yummy treats.  You can place different treats inside, it can be chocolates, gummy bears, lollipops, etc.  You can make several bunny pouches and give this as gifts on Easter day.  Hope you like it!

DIY Colorful Paper Mache Easter Eggs

How To Make a Colorful Paper Mache Easter Eggs

Easters eggs are commonly seen during the season of Eastertide.  These eggs symbolize rebirth and fertility.  During the Easter season, Easter egg hunting is said to be the most popular game.  Different kinds of eggs are being used, and paper mache eggs are one of them.  These eggs help your imagination wander.  This maybe a time consuming activity, but this will produce perfectly cute results.  Let us begin making Easter eggs!

Step 1:  Prepare all the materials needed for this tutorial:

  • newspapers
  • white glue
  • bowl
  • water
  • paint brushes
  • acrylic paints
  • cutter
  • plastic egg
  • a pair of scissors

 How To Make a Colorful Paper Mache Easter Eggs - Tools

Step 2:  Pour a considerable amount of white glue on the bowl.

Step 3:  Pour water on the bowl.  The ratio of white glue to water should be 3:2.

Step 4:  Stir the mixture until homogenized.

Step 5:  Cut small strips of newspaper and put it on the glue mixture.

Step 6:  Completely submerge the newspaper strips on the mixture for a better mache mixture.

Step 7:  Completely cover the plastic eggs with the glued paper strips.  Continue doing this until you achieve the thickness of the mache layers.

Step 8:  Let the eggs dry for a day or two.  Observe that the eggs will be as hard as the rock once you complete the drying process

Step 9:  Using a cutter, carefully cut the mid section of the egg.

Step 10: Remove the egg mache on the egg plastic.

Step 11:  Cut a long strip of newspaper and use this to seal the egg mache together.  Use white glue for this.  Smoothen out the sides of the new strip, so that the sealer strip wouldn’t be obvious.  Let it dry for 5 to 6 hours.

Step 12: Paint the eggs.  Do a double coating for better results.

Step 13: Paint various designs on the egg.  This would depend on your preferred designs.

Step 14: Finally done!  You now have a paper mache Easter egg!

How To Make a Colorful Paper Mache Easter Eggs - Final

The colorful paper mache Easter eggs can be used as decoration, or as part of the Easter egg hunting game.  You can also put some treats inside (e.g. small chocolates or gummy bears), that will surely make these eggs more inviting to kids.  The creativity of the kids is also challenged in this activity, since they get to put some designs on the egg after.  So what are you waiting for?  Start this fun-filled activity now!

DIY Miniature Easter Egg Potted Flowers

How To Make a Miniature Easter Egg Potted Flowers

Potted flowers can be real or synthetic.  Synthetic flowers are often made from plastic materials.  Most of the people prefer synthetic flowers since it requires less from them – less maintenance, in short.  These synthetic flower plants can also be made using pipe cleaners and to make this activity more interesting, we will use a plastic egg as a pot for the flower plants.  We will be making cute miniature potted flowers to match the Easter occasion.  Let’s begin!

Step 1: Gather all the materials needed:

  • a block of styrofoam
  • 2 pieces plastic eggs
  • small egg carton
  • 2 pairs of googly eyes
  • blue acrylic paint
  • Sharpie or black permanent marker
  • cutter or X-acto knife
  • scissors
  • pipe cleaners of different colors
  • hot glue
  • paint brush

How To Make a Miniature Easter Egg Potted Flowers Tools

Step 2: Paint the egg carton but apply a semi finish to create a marbled effect.

Step 3: Mark the Styrofoam using the half of the plastic egg.

Step 4: Cut the Styrofoam based on the egg mark.

Step 5: Using the pointed part of the eggs, glue the Styrofoam inside.  Disregard the bottom part of the eggs.

Step 6: Hot glue a pair of eyes on the top most part, near the edge of the plastic egg.

Step 7: Draw a smiling lips just below the eyes of the egg.

Step 8:  Hot glue the plastic eggs on the wells of the egg carton.  This will permanently fix the eggs on the carton, thus, preventing further movements later on.

Step 9: Make random shapes of flowers from the red, pink, yellow and purple pipe cleaners.  You can use the tip of the paint brush if you want to form perfect circles from it.

Step 10:  Insert the stem in the middle of the flower.  You can use green or brown pipe cleaners for this.

Step 11:  Make small leaves and twist it in the stem of the flower.  You get to decide how many leaves per flower will be made.

Step 12: Insert the flower plants on the styrofoam.  Arrange them properly and make sure that every flower has its own window placement on each plastic egg.

Step 13: Tada!  You now have an adorable Easter egg potted flowers ready for display!

How To Make a Miniature Easter Egg Potted Flowers Final

This Easter egg potted flowers can be given as gifts during the season.  This can also be displayed on your tabletop or even on your own office desk.  You can make more flowers using more plastic eggs.  This is a good activity for kids also.  They get to explore their creativity in forming the flowers out of the pipe cleaners, at the same time, they had fun making it.  Hope you like it!  Enjoy!

DIY Sweet Easter Egg Chocolate Tree

How To Make a Sweet Easter Egg Chocolate Tree

Who doesn’t love chocolates?!  Chocolates make us happy and give us pleasure.  It boosts up our energy since it gives us a sugar boost.  Easter gatherings calls for some fun and for events like this, chocolates can be considered as a treat, especially for the kids and the kids at heart.  Here in this tutorial, we will be making a sweet décor for your Easter Day feast, so let us start making now!

Step 1: Prepare all the materials needed for this tutorial:

  • cardboard
  • toilet paper roll
  • hot glue
  • a pack of egg-shaped chocolates
  • scissors

How to Make a Sweet Easter Egg Chocolate Tree tools

Step 2: Form the cardboard into a cylinder cone.  Hot glue the ends.

Step 3: Cut the cone into your desired height.

Step 4: Hot glue the toilet paper roll at the bottom of the cardboard cone.

Step 5:  (egg choco tree photo 5)  Stick the egg chocolate on the bottom part of the cone first.  This should be oriented in a slanting manner to get better results.

Step 6: Continue doing this until you totally cover the cone all the way to the top of the cardboard tree.  Make sure to alternately glue the egg chocolate pieces based on the colors of their wrapper to make it more appealing to the kids or the visitors.

Step 7: Cut the pointed end of the tree cardboard using a pair of scissors.

Step 8: Carefully insert one egg-shaped chocolate on the topmost hole made in step 7.  Hot glue this topmost egg chocolate.

Step 9: Finally done!  You can now display your sweet Easter egg chocolate tree in your tabletop.

How to Make a Sweet Easter Egg Chocolate Tree final

You can make several chocolate trees of different heights and colors.  This would be perfect tabletop décor if you have accumulated more egg-shaped chocolates with colorful wrappers.  Making an Easter egg chocolate tree is a fun activity; just make sure that you can resist the chocolates while making it.  Enjoy and have fun with your friends and family!

DIY Corrugated EASTER Door Decor

How To Make A Corrugated EASTER Door Decor

Easter season would not be complete without a door décor.  Door decors can vary from wreath, garlands or even simple season signage.  In this tutorial, we will be recycling a cardboard that are most of the time, disregarded and are thrown in the trash.  Corrugated board will be made instead of buying one in the market.  This will be a time-consuming activity, but I assure you, this is worth the wait.  Let us begin making one now!

Step 1: Gather all the materials needed for this tutorial:

  • 2 pieces rectangular cardboard
  • acrylic paints
  • paint brushes
  • a piece of pipe cleaner
  • wood skewer
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • Scotch tape or clear tape
  • ruler
  • scratch paper
  • cutter or X-acto knife
  • hot glue

How to Make a Corrugated EASTER Door Decor tools needed

Step 2: Insert the wooden skewer on the side space of the cardboard the pull the upper layer up.  Continue doing this until you have your own corrugated board.

Step 3: Paint the corrugated board using a gradient.

Step 4: Let the paint dry for an hour.

Step 5: Get the other rectangular board and curve the sides of it.

Step 6: Paint the curved board using the green acrylic paint.  Let it dry for an hour of two.

Step 7:  On a piece of scratch paper, make a bold lettering of the word E-A-S-T-E-R.  The type of font and the size would vary on the width of the corrugated board that you have.

Step 8: Cut the E-A-S-T-E-R letters.

Step 9: Arrange the E-A-S-T-E-R letters on the back of the corrugated board on a reversed way.  Tape it on the back of the corrugated board.

Step 10: Cut each of the letters based on the letter patterns.

Step 11: Arrange the E-A-S-T-E-R letters on the green cardboard or the backboard.  Take note of the spacing, this should be properly observed.

Step 12:  Hot glue each of the letters on the backboard.

Step 13: Form a V-shaped on the pipe cleaner.  This will be used for hanging the door décor.

Step 14: Hot glue the pipe cleaner on the middle top part of the EASTER door décor.

Step 15: Finally done!  You now have a corrugated EASTER door décor.

Step 16: Hang this on your front door or even on your bedroom door.

How to Make a Corrugated EASTER Door Decor

This corrugated EASTER door décor is perfect to welcome the Easter season.  The manual way of corrugating the board saves you money from buying the commercially available corrugated boards.  You just need a typical cardboard from your usual home boxes that are unused already.  You can put some designs based on your liking to exhibit your own personality.

DIY Adorable Easter Chick Keyring

How To Create an Adorable Easter Chick Keyring

Keyring accentuates our plain keys.  Keyring are usually made from plastic, metal or cloth materials.  Some are cartoon-inspired, some are names or acronyms, and some are simple objects seen anywhere.  Some people use keyrings since they are having a hard time finding their keys at times or this serves as a simple key organizer.  These are also good giveaway items during festive events and perfect as gifts, as well.  In this activity, we will be making an Easter-inspired chick keyring that you will surely love.  Let’s start making one now!

Step 1: Prepare all the materials needed for this tutorial:

  • 3 pieces craft felt (yellow, orange and red)
  • keyring
  • big sewing needle
  • scissors
  • 2 pieces crochet thread of different colors
  • craft felt fillings

How to Create an Adorable Easter Chick Keyring tools

Step 2: Cut a pair of egg shape or oblong shape from the yellow craft felt.

Step 3: Single thread the needle with an orange crochet thread.

Step 4: On a piece of egg-shaped felt, sew a pair of eye.  Sew two small cross stitches for each eye.

Step 5: Cut a small piece of rectangle with pointed ends.

Step 6: Fold the rectangle, aligning the pointed ends of it.  Sew this just below the eyes of the chick.  This will serve as the beak of the chick.

Step 7: Get the other piece of egg-shaped craft felt and align it at the back of the first one.  Sew the egg-shaped chick together using a blanket stitch.  Leave a small opening on the chick.

Step 8: Cut the craft felt fillings into tiny bits of pieces.

Step 9: Fill the chick with the craft felt fillings on the opening.

Step 10: Continue sewing the chick to seal it.

Step 11: Cut 4-6 centimeter long blue green crochet thread.

Step 12: Loop the end of this thread together.  This will be used to hang the chick egg.

 Step 13: Insert the looped blue green thread to the topmost part of the chick and permanently fix this to the chick by locking the main blanket stitch of the chick body.

Step 14: Cut a pair of wings and feet from the orange craft felt.

 Step 15: Sew the feet on the bottom part of the chick egg using a simple cross stitch.

Step 16: Sew the wings on both sides of the chick egg and use the same simple cross stitch on it.

 Step 17: Insert the keyring on the looped thread.

Step 18: Finally done!  You can now use this and place your keys on it.

How to Create an Adorable Easter Chick Keyring final craft

You can also use cotton as fillings to the chick egg.  If you want a funky chick, you can use other craft felt colors to it.  This is a perfect Easter gift for your loved ones.  This Easter chick keyring is simple yet adorable.  So make one for yourself and friends now!

DIY Classy Chevron Carrot Tabletop Art

How To Create a Classy Chevron Carrot Tabletop Art

Tabletop art gives life to our plain old tables in our homes or even in our own offices.  These tabletop arts can also adapt a theme, in accordance to the season.  Since Easter is just around the corner, we will be making a thematic tabletop art.  Carrot, commonly linked to rabbits, that are part of the Easter symbols, will be used as the subject of this tabletop art.  We will use a chevron design in the background to create a classy feel to it.  If you are in the mood for some art stuff, then this is the right time to make this.  Let us start!

Step 1: Prepare all the materials needed for this activity:

  • red and blue acrylic paint
  • cardboard
  • paint brushes
  • masking tape or paper tape
  • orange construction paper
  • scissors
  • green construction paper
  • gray construction paper
  • short pointed scissor
  • black pen
  • pencil
  • white glue

How to Create a Classy Chevron Carrot Tabletop Art tools

Step 2:  Make a series of chevron on the cardboard using a masking tape or paper tape.

Step 3:  Paint the lower part of the board with blue acrylic paint.

Step 4: Paint the topmost part of the cardboard with red acrylic paint.

Step 5:  Using both brushes, blend the blue in the bottom and the red on top in the middle of the cardboard to form a purple color.  This should look like a color gradient from blue to red.

Step 6: Let the paint dry for an hour or two.

Step 7: While waiting for the paint to dry, cut the orange paper lengthwise into two equal parts.  Sketch the body of the carrot using a pencil.

Step 8: Finalize the carrot body using a black pen.

Step 9: Cut the carrot body drawing.

Step 10: Sketch the top leaf of the two carrots using a pencil.  Finalize the drawing using a black pen afterwards.

Step 11: Cut the top leafs accordingly.

Step 12: Glue the top leafs on the body of the carrots.

Step 13:  Glue the carrots on the grey paper.  Let the white glue dry for a while.

Step 14:  Cut the carrots but leave a small border from the grey paper, thus creating a 3D-ish effect.

Step 15: Once the paint dries from the board, remove the masking tape or paper tape carefully.  You can now see the chevron on the board.

Step 16:  Arrange the carrots on the chevron board based on your preference.  Glue it on the board to permanently fix it.

Step 17: Done!  You now have your classy chevron carrot tabletop art.

Step 18: The Easter-inspired tabletop art is now ready for display.

How to Create a Classy Chevron Carrot Tabletop Art final work

You can also make a bigger version of this if you prefer one.  You can also make several carrots of different sizes to create a more complex tabletop art.  This Easter chevron carrot art can also be converted as a wall art, if you wish to have a larger scale of this.  The chevron’s thickness can also be adjusted based on your own preference.  Anything is possible, as long as you use your wild imagination.

DIY Cute Smiley Button Egg Ornament

How To Make a Cute Smiley Button Egg Ornament

Kids love cute and colorful ornaments during the Easter season.  Since Easter eggs are symbolic during the said event.  We can make a cute smiley button egg ornament easily.  This is a perfect activity for your kids that are highly safe and fun to make.  All we need are colorful buttons or designed buttons to make the egg ornament standout.  So let us start the fun now!

Step 1:  Gather all the materials needed for this activity:

  • a plastic egg
  • several smiley buttons
  • ½ centimeter thick red satin ribbon
  • 2-centimeter thick green satin ribbon
  • hot glue
  • scissors

How to make button egg tools

Step 2:  Cut 6 to 8 centimeter red satin ribbon.

Step 3:  Make a loop from the red ribbon and glue it on top or the pointed part of the plastic egg.

Step 4:  Hot glue the first row of smiley buttons from the top.  Take note of the spacing in between buttons.

Step 5:  Fill the next line of smiley buttons.  This should window the spaces of the first row.  Do these on the succeeding rows until you completely fill the whole plastic egg.

Step 6:  Make a bow from the green satin ribbon.

Step 7:  Glue the green bow in the base of the red satin ribbon on top of the plastic egg.

Step 8:  You are now finally done with your cute smiley button egg ornament!

Step 9:  You can now hang your cute smiley button egg ornament in your window or anywhere you want.

How to make button egg final

Having more plastic eggs in different colors will add fun to the activity.  More decorative buttons are necessary, if you wish to make more of this egg ornament.  You can also put some twist to the egg ornament and add more ribbons if you like.  Make more and display this in your windows or even on
your Easter tree or in the stairs handle.  Hope you like it!