Crafts

5 Upcycling ideas for Easter

Here’s my round up of five Easter projects to do with the kids – and of course, they all have an upcycling twist!  Projects to use up fabric scraps, toilet rolls, jam jars and tin cans are all here…

1. Fabric Easter Basket

Take some scraps of fabric and some piping and you’ve got yourself the only two things you’ll need to make these gorgeous baskets.  Full instructions are here.

Fabric basket

2. Upcycled Planters

These are baked bean tins, painted and then planted up.  The link is actually for a Christmas plant, but you could swap with daffodils for example for a more seasonal look.  Paint the cans with pastel colours, to keep it more Spring like.  These would make a lovely gift if you’re visiting someone for the Easter break – something a bit more personal and less fattening than chocolate!  Instructions for these here.

tin can planters

3. Gift Jars

Use the same paint to paint some jam jars.  A bunny silhouette has been used here, so the chocolate inside can be seen through the panel.  Chalk paint is best for this project.  Full instructions here.

gift jars.jpg

4. Toilet Roll Chicks

A great one to make with the kids.  The instructions on this link say to use yellow card, but I think this would work just as well with recycled toilet rolls.  Here’s the link for the step by step guide here.

Toilet roll chicks

5. Bunny Bunting

Got some spare wool lying about?  It could be used to make mini pom poms and this simple bunting.  Templates and instructions are all here.

Bunny bunting.jpg

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For hundreds of Spring and Easter craft ideas, check out my Pinterest boards:

Handmade Easter

Easter Egg Decorating

Happy Easter to you and your families xxx

easter eggs

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