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Easter Crafts

Updated on February 3, 2013
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Marye Audet-White is an internationally known food writer, food editor for Texas Living, cookbook author, and food blogger.

Now is the time to begin your Easter crafts. With Valentine’s Day over there is almost no time at all before Easter is here. Whether you want to do some special kids’ crafts or make your own Easter decorations the sooner you get started the less stress you will have in getting your project finished.

Easter crafts sell well at spring church bazaars and other activities that raise money. They make cute gifts for friends and most of all, Easter crafts satisfy the crafter’s need to create something beautiful.Whether you choose to make Psanky (Ukranian Easter Eggs) or a beautiful Easter cake you will be enriching your celebration by adding hand crafted items.

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Easter Crosses

Crosses are the main symbol of Easter for most Christians. They can be made of a variety of different things and the motifs used in many different ways from pillows to wall hangings. Here are some ideas that use the cross motif:

Make a cross topiary by  creating a cross with twigs and raffia. Use two twigs of approximately the same length for the vertical bar and two shorter ones for the horizontal bar. Lash them together with raffia and push into some soft potting soil. Plant ivy next to the cross and twine it around the vines, securing gently with soft string. You can train the vine to the cross for a beautiful Easter craft to give as a gift.

Create this symbolic Easter bracelet

Making a crocheted cross bookmark is quick, easy, and a wonderful Easter craft.

Cross Bookmark

Cross Bookmark with Ribbon Woven Through

Cross Bookmark with Green Edging 

Plastic Canvas Bookmark (kids can do this)

Tatted Cross Bookmark

Bunnies, Eggs, and Chick Crafts

Bunnies, eggs and chicks are a symbol of Easter that most people recognize. From the beautifully dyed eggs that are hidden on Easter morning to the sweet and gooey marshmallow Peeps, these symbols are a part of Easter celebration.

Chick Fridgie

Antiqued Crackle Eggs

Bunny Pins

Beaded Bunny Earrings

Easter Egg Fridgie

Crocheted Bunny Slippers for Children

Bunny made from felt and a plastic egg

Although this isn’t a bunny or a chick it is very cute-

Lamb steel wool holder

Fabric Crafts

In the spring most fabric stores have bolts and bolts of Easter themed fabric. You can use this fabric to make Easter crafts like:

  • Hot pads
  • Pillows
  • Quilts
  • Sewing Machine covers
  • Chair covers
  • Aprons
  • Tote bags

The cutest items are usually made with at least two different fabrics. Keep the patterns in balance and make sure that your colors complement each other. Pastel gingham in a small pattern is usually a good choice for almost any other Easter novelty pattern.

Another cute Easter craft is an Easter Egg Fabric card from Martha Stewart’s website. These are simple and colorful; a great way to use up fabric scraps!

Crafting is addictive. When you get started it is hard to stop. Choose projects that you will enjoy making and that your friends and family will enjoy receiving.  Keep plenty of craft supplies on hand so that when the desire to craft hits you can indulge it. Try to stay within your comfort zone and level of experience when it comes to Easter crafts, or any other craft. It is better to enjoy what you are doing and learn slowly than get frustrated because your project is too difficult.

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      cricut lite cartridges 7 years ago

      Great hub. I really love the Easter crosses.

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      lender3212000 8 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      Fun hub! Always nice to have some cute Easter stuff around the house.

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      poetlorraine 8 years ago

      i love hubs about crafts keep them coming

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      Susan Hazelton 8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Great ideas. These crafts should sell well at the craft fairs.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Very interesting hib with good tips. Thank you.

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      sheila b. 8 years ago

      You offer some good ideas.

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