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Make Your Own Easter Crafts and Cards

Updated on December 17, 2015
Artist Trading Card Showing Stamped Image of Girl  in her Easter Bonnet
Artist Trading Card Showing Stamped Image of Girl in her Easter Bonnet

Have Fun Making Your Own Easter Crafts and Easter Cards

Do you want to make your own Easter crafts and cards? Here you will see several examples of hand made items, with instructions for making them yourself. Video demonstrations are included for some, and there are links to other tutorials.

If you're an artsy kind of guy or gal, or if you're an artsy wannabe, you may find some interesting projects on this lens that may inspire you to create something similar. There is a variety here, ranging from hand made Easter cards to an altered art Easter egg, an Easter Bunny House made from cardboard and a paper tussie mussie with hand made tulips.

All of these items can be (and were) made at home using ordinary crafting materials such as cardstock, scrapbook paper, alcohol inks, wires, beads and similar items.

Enjoy browsing and please leave a comment telling me what you found interesting here, if anything.

Unless otherwise stated, all photos are credited to June Campbell.

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Hand Made Tussie Mussie with Paper Tulips
Hand Made Tussie Mussie with Paper Tulips

Tussie Mussie With Hand Made Paper Tulips

A Nosegay with Easter Flowers

To Make the Tussie Mussie

This tussie mussie, or nosegay, is made from card stock that has been dry embossed using a Cuttlebug folder. Simply cut a semi circle out of card stock,. then emboss as desired. Roll up into a cone shape and glue together. It could not be easier.

To Make the Tulips

The tulips were inspired by hand made tulips shown on the Cheeky Magpie blog. The tutorial is no longer at the link I where I found it. It could be that the owner has removed it.

I made a few changes:

1. Instead of using pipe cleaner for the stem, I used green decorator wire. Florist wire would work well.

2. Instead of using rickrack for the stamens, I used yellow ribbon with knots on the ends.

3. I used a couple of small beads to hold the tulip in place on the wire.

4. I added color to the leaves with artist chalks. Inks or other coloring agents would work equally well.

Finishing Touches

Using the same ribbon that I used for the stamens, I tied a bow around the tussie mussie. I attached magnetic tape to the back of the tussie mussie. It now works like a fridge magnet and stands upright on my fridge door. You could also attach a ribbon or string and hang it.

Altered Easter Egg with Big Purple Ribbon
Altered Easter Egg with Big Purple Ribbon

Altered Art Easter Egg

A New Use for Eggshell Mosaic

Egg-Bert, as I call him, is an example of altered art. I decorated a plastic egg using the egg-shell mosaic technique, then added a row of curtain fringe. I experimented with the ribbon flower, but in the end, I removed it. I thought Egg-Bert was most attractive without the bow to distract.

The altered egg opens in the middle, and is hollow inside. I added some potpourri, which smells beautifully since there are air holes in the plastic egg

Additional instructions for making this altered Easter egg are found at this link: How to Make Egg-Bert, the Altered Egg.

Video Demo of an Easter Bunny House

This cute little Easter Bunny House was cut from a cereal box or a pizza box and decorated with scrapbook paper, stickers and miscellaneous Easter images.

Easter Card Featuring Pressed Crocuses
Easter Card Featuring Pressed Crocuses

Easter Card Featuring Pressed and Dried Crocuses

Flowers Dried Using the Microwave Flower Press

This hand made Easter card features pressed and dried crocuses. You will find directions for drying flowers in the Microwave Flower Press (or Microfleur as it is called in Europe) at this link: Instructions for Using the Microwave Flower Press.

Otherwise, the card has a white, dry embossed background made using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. The sentiment, Easter Greetings, is stamped onto a white scalloped circle and mounted on a larger, lavender colored scalloped circle. The circles are die cuts using Spellbinders Nestabilities dies.

I added a strip of lavender colored micro beads for trim and also a yellow hat pin.

Video Demo of an Easter Card Featuring the Burnished Glitter Technique

The Burnished Glitter Technique was trademarked by a couple of local artists from Be Creative Rubber Stamping Store in Pitt Meadows, BC.

Kid's Easter Card with Fluffy Bunny Tail
Kid's Easter Card with Fluffy Bunny Tail

Amazon Spotlight -- Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit
Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit

If I had to pick the one tool that I love and use the most, I would have to say its the Big Shot. This universal die cutting, embossing and stenciling machine uses any make of dies or stencils on the market. It cuts though card stock, light card board, and even the aluminum material used for pop bottles and beer bottles. You wouldn't believe the cool beer can flowers I made with the Big Shot and a die from Tim Holtz!

 

Kid's Easter Card

With Fluffy Bunny Tail

It's down the rabbit hole with this cute Easter card for a kid. I made this at a Make and Take at Scrap Arts in North Vancouver.

It is almost self explanatory. You cut paper circles and ovals out of card stock and affix to your background as shown in the picture.

Glue a cotton ball on where the bunny's tail should go.

I added a stamped sentiment saying Easter Greetings.

Photos of Easter Craft Projects

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Easter Card with Bunnies and Burnished Velvet GlitterEaster Card with Easter Bunny, Fluffy Tail and Eyelet Flowers.Easter Card with Stamped Flowering Tree Decorated with Flower SoftCircular Easter Card with Stamped Duck and BunnyEaster Card with Stamped Bunny and Embossed BackgroundATC with Victorian Ladies in Easter BonnetsEaster Card with Tulips and Embossed BackgroundEaster Card with Stamped Tulips in a Bowl
Easter Card with Bunnies and Burnished Velvet Glitter
Easter Card with Bunnies and Burnished Velvet Glitter
Easter Card with Easter Bunny, Fluffy Tail and Eyelet Flowers.
Easter Card with Easter Bunny, Fluffy Tail and Eyelet Flowers.
Easter Card with Stamped Flowering Tree Decorated with Flower Soft
Easter Card with Stamped Flowering Tree Decorated with Flower Soft
Circular Easter Card with Stamped Duck and Bunny
Circular Easter Card with Stamped Duck and Bunny
Easter Card with Stamped Bunny and Embossed Background
Easter Card with Stamped Bunny and Embossed Background
ATC with Victorian Ladies in Easter Bonnets
ATC with Victorian Ladies in Easter Bonnets
Easter Card with Tulips and Embossed Background
Easter Card with Tulips and Embossed Background
Easter Card with Stamped Tulips in a Bowl
Easter Card with Stamped Tulips in a Bowl

© 2012 June Campbell

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      PennyHowe 4 years ago

      Great ideas. Thanks for all of your suggestions. Love the cards. Happy Easter.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @julescorriere: Thank you so much.

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      I really like your pressed flower hand-made cards. What a wonderful, spring-filled idea. Blessed.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @gamesngames: Thanks.

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      gamesngames 5 years ago

      Nice lens

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @WriterJanis2: Thank you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very nice lens. Thanks for the tips.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Very cute lens.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @intermarks: Thank you.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      Very nice Easter craft, I like the paper tulip, that will be the nicest craft for Easter.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @goo2eyes lm: Thank you and congrats to you too. I will look up your egg chocolate.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      you are really a born artist. congratulations for being featured in the monsterboard. i also made it in the funny ones, the next list with kinder surprise egg chocolate. blessings.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @RickoDogAdvice: Should be good fun for all of you.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      These are so cute. Happy Easter and Easter Blessings to you.

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      RickoDogAdvice 5 years ago

      My kids will love these Easter Craft Ideas

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Rangoon House: Easter Blessings to you as well.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @KateHonebrink: Thank you so much for visiting.

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Love the tussie mussie - even I could do that! Nice lens!

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Ajeet: Thank you!

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      Ajeet 5 years ago

      Nice to see this lens featured on the homepage :) Congrats

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @susansweaters: Oh if she likes drying flowers, do let her know about the Microfleur.

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      susansweaters 5 years ago

      What a nice card. I will have to tell my sister about the microwave drying. She likes to do this stuff.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Mim Art: Thanks so much for visiting.

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      Mim Art 5 years ago

      Love the tulips! Great lens! Congrats on being Showcased in the Spring and Easter Crafts. Happy Easter!

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      Eileen 5 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      i have made tulips with used egg cartons ; your paper tulips are beautiful !

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Pam Irie: Thank you so much.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      The hand made paper tulips are lovely for Easter (or for any day). :)

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Michey LM: Thank you

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      I think that making our own cards is a great idea, lovely, and useful lens

      Thanksy

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @jordanmilesbask: Thanks for visiting.

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      jordanmilesbask 5 years ago

      another great idea for Easter..thanks for sharing!

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @lasertek lm: Good plan. Not all crafts on this page are intended for children, but some are suitable.

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      lasertek lm 5 years ago

      I'll let the children decide which crafts they would want to do. Thanks for sharing.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @MelonyVaughan: Thank you!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Beautiful and very creative ideas - thanks for sharing!

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Jake_2525: LOL! Thanks for dropping by.

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      Jake_2525 5 years ago

      Fun Lens. This would be a great addition to my lens. But don't worry I won't steal it!!! Have a great Easter.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @anonymous: Thank you so much!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My kids would sure like these sort of things to do on this coming up Saturday. Thanks for the tips on these crafts. *blessed by a squid angel*

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @anonymous: Wow, thanks! I didn't know I was on the first page. Cool!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      ...and congratulations on front page honors for this Easter fun!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What sweet Easter crafts, I am seeing some creative time with my granddaughter coming up and I love the Tussie Mussies which would be lovely for Mother's Day as well!

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @aesta1: Its a fun thing to do if you enjoy this type of thing.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We celebrate Easter but I don't really make crafts. I think I will start doing some.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @JohnMarseton: Many thanks.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Funny_Beekeeper: Thank you!

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      Funny_Beekeeper 5 years ago

      We used to send out cards for easter, but last few years we just call people or visit them couple of days before. But we still paint eggs :)

      This lens deserves a big Squidlike from me ;)

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      JohnMarseton 5 years ago

      Some great ideas for Easter cards, thanks for sharing

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @tyrosine: Thank you so much.

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      tyrosine 5 years ago

      Really creative and interesting! Hope I have the time to make some now that I have read your lens :) Thanks!

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Sylvestermouse: Thank you so much! I got the flower press out of the back of the cupboard this year and made a number of cards with pressed crocuses.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      These are really cool ideas! I had totally forgotten about the flower press. I haven't done that in years! Really awesome!!