Spring has sprung where I live and I love it. I’m in love!!! Spring is my favorite season aside from fall, there’s so much to do and so many places to go! From picnics, parks, lakes to the back yard the weather is just perfect for a nice day out with the family and friends. Here are some fun DIY projects that are being a hit this 2016 spring!
Take a look and let me know what you think, they are extremely easy to do and it’s something your kids could even do and love too!
OUR TOP 4 EASTER DIY PROJECTS
EASY EASTER CANDY JARS
- Small jars (any size or kind will do-mine are from the craft store)
- Paint Brush
- Fine Glitter
- Craft foam or construction paper in pink, white and orange
- Pom Poms
- Googley Eyes
- Hot Glue
Instructions for Animal Jars:
Paint a thin layer of decoupage all over your jar. Sprinkle some glitter of your choice on it and make sure to shake off excess. Set aside and allow to dry for a few hours if possible overnight.
Bunny Jar: Cut ears from your white and pink craft foam and using a hot glue gun glue them to the lid of your bunny jar. When done hot glue a pink pom pom for a tail on the back of the jar where you would image the tail would go. To make the face glue on googley eyes and a pom pom nose and then cut whiskers and glue them in place as well.
Chick Jar: If you decided to do the chick jar, cut some little feet and glue them to the bottom of the jar and a little triangle beak and eyes for the face.
Instructions for Polkadot Jars:
To make a polkadot jar-use a round sponge brush if you have one or just paint circles with your decoupage and then glitter each dot individually. Just like the animal jars make sure to shake off excess. and set aside and allow to dry.
Once all done with the crafting allow your jars to dry for another few hours before you fill them with candy. Once dry fill up and give to your friends or kids!
EASTER TUTU BASKETS
- Tulle (You could do any combination or colors. Around six yards total per basket)
- A Basket ( You could use any sort of basket, but wire baskets make it easier)
When it comes to tutu baskets there’s really no exact way of doing one. Each individual basket is made different and designed based on the creativity of the maker. How ever there is a few general instructions to follow that apply to most tutu baskets out there.
Cutting and stripping. To begin fold the tulle in half and begin cutting it into strips. The size you make the strips is totally up to you. Once you have made stripes up and down on your tulle start to go down the line and cut along the folded end to make two sets of stripes separate from each other. Make sure to do this for all your colors.
Now to start knotting! Take two of your strips and fold them in half. Make a loop and lay that loop over the top of the basket, thread the other end through the hole in the basket, then bring it up and through the loop you made. Making a knot. You will continue to do this following your wished pattern until the whole basket has been knotted with the tulle.
You can even get fancy and covered the handle with ribbon, add some bows, and maybe some ribbon strands. Here are more ideas of the beautiful baskets you can create!
- Two Clear Glass Vases (one small one big)
- Easter M&M Candies
- Peeps Easter Bunnies
- Artificial Flowers
Start by putting inside the big vase the small vase where your flowers will go. The smaller vase will serve to hold the stems any artificial flowers or if you wanted to use fresh flowers that’s where you would fill up with water. Using one color of M&M’s begin to fill up the big base 1/4 up and then add a row of white Peeps Bunnies. After that added another smaller row of another color of M&M’s, followed by a row of a different color until the vase is almost filled up.
Make sure the M&M’s stop at the top of the mini vase that you have placed in the center. Once the candy is arranged the way you wanted it to be,go ahead and add the artificial flowers or fresh flowers. Finally, stick a couple of Peeps Bunnies on BBQ skewers and add to the arrangement so they were sticking up out of the flowers.
(If you are wanting to do the centerpiece with the eggs follow the same format but using eggs.)
So cute! Now you have a awesome Easter centerpiece!
CHICK EASTER EGGS
- Yellow acrylic paint
- Hard boiled eggs
- Self-adhesive black vinyl
- Hole Puncher
- Red or Orange washi tape
- School glue
- Egg Box
- Green Easter paper grass
Start by give your hard boiled eggs a coat of yellow acrylic paint. If it makes it easier for you a good recommendation is to paint one side of the egg and let dry for an hour or so and then painted the other. Once the eggs are fully painted and have dried for a few hours use some of the self-adhesive black vinyl and hole punch small circles for the eyes. Peel off the back of the self-adhesive vinyl and stick them on the eggs.
For the beak, cut a triangle from washi tape and stick it to the egg underneath the eyes. Once done with the face grab a couple of feathers and using a tiny bit of the regular old school glue stick them on the back top of the eggs for the chick feather effect.
(it’s optional if you want to glue the eggs to the egg carton)
Now the finish touch! Use some green Easter paper grass and spread it around in the egg carton to make it look like grass.