Posted on Friday, March 30 2012 at 10am
It is my firm believe that Easter crafting is enjoying a resurgance! What with the colours, the themes & the all-round craft revolution that's sweeping the nation at the mo, this really is one of the most fun times of year to reach for your craft stash. Read on to find out some great ways to make your own Easter eggs... you've still got a few days to make these - I'm speed-stitching some for next weekend!
These knitted egg decorations are part of our downloadable pdf set of 6 Easter gifts - including the knitting pattern for these eggs - you can download the pattern over on The Making Spot. These remind me of the inspiration for this post. Last year on a trip to Bruges with friends, I was fell instantly in love with the beautiful spring window displays. It seemed every shop front & market stall was decked out top to toe in Eggs, bunnies & spring blooms - even Brussells station was festooned with eggs hanging from the ceiling. "We just don't go as mad for Easter back home," I mused. Yet this year I've looked around me back home and realised, maybe we are ramping up our Easter craft skills here in the UK too... as Jenny's knitted eggs window display post earlier this week proves! To celebrate, here's a few more examples of egg-filled fun you can make yourself.
Easter Egg hunt cards - whip these up these quick-stitch cards in a night or two. I'm making the little birdie for my mum.
Free printable Easter egg decorations - deck out Easter tables with these free-to-download cupcake wraps & drinks flags
Paper carrots Easter Egg hunt - love this idea from Fiskars for making an Easter Egg hunt sign with simple paper carrots.
Make a salt dough Easter egg garland - with this tutorial from Desperate Craftwives - as seen on Be Different Act Normal
Recycled magnet Easter Eggs! - pretty idea with punched paper & magnets from Craftside
Easter garland - turn simple paper shapes into a string of 3D Easter eggs!
Don't forget you can find all sorts of lovely DIY Easter projects to download & start making isntantly over on our main site! And if you're making cards or decorations this year, we'd love to see a pic. Show us a photo over in our Flickr group or Facebook page.