Easter is a wonderful time to get the family together for some fun craft projects. Let’s take a look at 3 of our personal favourite Easter crafts, which we hope will be a hit with your family too!
Why not start the craft projects with some fabric carrots. You’ll need some orange fabric, which you’ll then have to cut it into a tall skinny triangle, about 18 inches tall and about 7 inches wide on the flat top of the fabric.
Sew a small casing at the flat top of the fabric, wide enough for a thin piece of ribbon to close after stuffing by folding about 3/4 of an inch of the top of the fabric over and sewing a straight line across.
This will leave room or a casing for you to thread your ribbon through to cinch the top of the carrot later.
Now fold longest part of the fabric in half from top to bottom, right side in, sew a straight line down the side being careful to leave the top casing open sides open; start straight seam underneath open casings and turn right side out
Finally, stuff your carrot with pillow filler, cinch the top with your ribbon, cut off excess and hot glue in some greenery.
You could mix it up with different patterned fabrics, add embellishments, hang them on your front door, lay bunches around your house with your Easter décor.
Fabric Easter eggs is another fun project you could do with the family. This one can get a little complex, so be patient, but it’s really worthwhile. It’s a great pastime, and makes for ideal Easter decorations. By using any combination of fabrics, these Easter eggs can be really eye catching.
Here’s an assortment of things you’ll need.
- Fabric in assorted colours and patterns
- Assorted trims for embellishing
- Coordinating thread
- Washable ink marker
- Fiber fill
- Basic sewing supplies, shears, pins, sewing machine
- Egg pattern template like this one.
- Depending on the size you want to make your eggs, the template will vary from 5” to 10.5”
To start, print and cut out the fabric in egg pattern. The standard size should be an egg that is 7 inches tall, but to make various sizes, you can easily scale the pattern up or down. Use the pattern to cut out your fabric pieces: 4 for each egg. You can either cut each piece from the same fabric, or mix and match for a patchwork effect.
To assemble the egg, place two of the pieces together, right sides facing, aligning all raw edges; pin. Stitch along the right side using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Repeat with the remaining two pieces.
When both sides are complete, line them up along the entire perimeter of their raw edges, making sure the center seams are precisely aligned. Pin together.
Stitch around the entire perimeter of the pinned pieces with a 1/4″ seam allowance, making sure to leave about 1.5″ inches open between the beginning and end of your stitching. Using a chopstick or turning tool, turn the piece right side out.
Stuff the egg with a generous amount of fiber fill, and then stitch the opening closed by hand. Using brightly-coloured trims really gives these eggs a nice finish.
Wool and glue bird’s nest
Making a bird’s nest using yarn and glue is a perfect little craft for Easter decorating. To make a little birdie nest you need some wool (yarn) or some string dipped in brightly coloured paint. You also need a lot of PVA glue and a container with a rounded bottom.
First, douse the wool in a generous amount of glue. Then, lay pieces of the sodden wool one at a time across the rounded container, criss-crossing and overlapping to build up a beautiful effect of a brightly woven basket. Wrap around the circumference of the container as well. Let it to dry overnight. Carefully remove the container from underneath and you are left with a nice nest shape, all ready to fill – either with eggs from the previous project, or our personal favorite, chocolates!
C&M has a myriad of textiles and fabrics that work wonderfully for all types of arts and crafts projects, from various colours, to fun and wacky designs.