• Three 5 Minute DIYs for the Easter Basket

    Easter basket DIYs

    I’m working with Pottery Barn Kids today to bring you some easy ways to add a little DIY to your Easter basket this year. Pottery Bark Kids is all about personalization, from their embroidered basket liners to their huge array of Easter gifts to fill your baskets. Easter is April 5th which seems so early, it’s just a couple weeks away (isn’t that nuts?!). I’m all about simple, easy DIYs that you can do in just a few minutes so you have time for all the other things on your to-do list (like ham and scalloped potatoes- a MUST for Easter dinner!). So check out my tutorials for three 5 minutes DIYs for your baskets this year.

    3 Five Minute DIYS for the Easter basket

    Oh, and here’s something really fun!!!  I’ll be showing how to make these three DIYs for the Easter basket in a live video broadcast you can watch online. It’ll be filmed at the Pottery Barn Kids studio and you can watch it this Thursday morning at 10:30am PST. It’s free! Just go to this page to register and enter to win a $250 gift card to Pottery Barn Kids when you do too. I’ve never done a live event that was broadcast online so you can ALL watch my face turn bright red when I glue gun my fingers together by accident. HA! See? It’s gonna be FUN! See you on Thursday!

    Keep reading for the three tutorials featuring some favorite items from Pottery Barn Kids to style your Easter basket: A natural basket, the softest white bunny plush, a gorgeous nesting egg set, and pretty egg chalk...

    For the Bunny Ears Headband: 

    Supplies: White headband, pink tissue paper, white pipe cleaner, scissors, glue gun, pencil

    Step 1: Take a white pipe cleaner and fold it gently in half. Press lightly toward the top to form a nice soft ear shape. Repeat with a second pipe cleaner.

    Step 2: Wrap the pipe cleaners around a white headband.

    Step 3: Place the headband on pink tissue paper and trace around for a ear shape.

    Step 4: Cut out the tissue paper ear shapes.

    Step 5: Apply glue around the pipe cleaner and press the tissue paper to it.

    Step 6: Trim around the edges and let dry.

    For the Easter Playdough Eggs:

    DIY Easy Easter Crafts

    Supplies: traditional homemade playdough (recipe below), plastic eggs in pastel colors

    Step 1: Make traditional playdough. Here’s a basic recipe:

    2 cups flour
    2 cups warm water
    1 cup salt
    2 T vegetable oil
    1 T cream of tartar

    Mix in food coloring to match the colors of your plastic eggs.

    DIY Easy Easter Crafts

    Step 2: Mold the playdough with your hands to form an egg shape, just a bit smaller than your plastic eggs.

    Step 3: Place in egg containers. Keep in a ziplock bag until setting out your Easter baskets.

    For the Felt Bunny Finger Puppets: 

    DIY finger puppet

    Supplies: White felt, pink felt, fabric markers, hot glue

    Step 1: Trace out a bunny shape on a piece of card stock, similar to what we drew here.

    Step 2: Cut out two pieces of felt using the template. Cut out two small pieces for the middle of the ears from pink felt as well.

    Step 3: Draw a bunny face onto one side (we used pink and black fabric markers)

    Step 4: Glue the ears on and then glue just around the outside, but not the bottom where the finger goes, of the bottom piece. Press the top one onto the glue and let dry.

    3 Five Minute DIYS for the Easter basket

    Be sure to check out my live video event here and be sure to comment and be entered to win a $250 gift card to Pottery Barn Kids!

    What are you planning for your Easter baskets? Since we’ll be in Japan for Easter, Henry has already sent a note to the Easter bunny to ask them to please leave the ‘goodies’ in our home for when we come back. THANKS EASTER BUNNY.

    Thanks to Pottery Barn Kids for sponsoring this post. And thanks to Sarah Iveson and Sara Albers for assisting with crafting for this post. 


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    4. Meg said… March 12, 2015 10:31 pm

      Love the craft, can’t wait to try it. Love the Zara dress too!

    5. Monique | WritingMonique said… March 11, 2015 12:47 am

      Adorable! I love Easter Baskets! Great idea for decoration!


    6. Tara M. said… March 10, 2015 2:51 pm

      What fun, simple ideas! My 18-month old will love having these in his Easter basket this year.

    7. Amy said… March 10, 2015 12:39 pm
    8. sage said… March 10, 2015 11:01 am

      I echo what Rebecca said. I love the dress. Where is it from? It looks like something madewell would carry!

      • Liz Stanley said… March 10, 2015 12:52 pm

        Yes it’s totally Old Navy. Great dress, right? Sara rocked it!

    9. Hannah S said… March 10, 2015 8:35 am

      So cute and so simple. Love it!

    10. Rebecca Woolston said… March 10, 2015 8:32 am

      Love that dress! Do you mind sharing where it’s from? Thanks!

    11. kristin | W [H] A T C H said… March 10, 2015 7:09 am

      those finger puppets are adorable!

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