Cheap & Easy Easter Crafts

Hi Friends,

I want to piggy back on yesterday’s post. I mentioned Nattie, a WWE Diva posted a picture of us on her Instagram and twitter account. I was pretty excited about yesterday’s event and didn’t think anything could bring me off of cloud 9. Then I started reading some of the comments on the picture, there were over 200 comments and 8,000 likes, when I last checked.
The comments on the pictures were super toxic. People said that I look like a WWE wrestler, Booker T Washington, ugly, and a man. I’ve read many articles about bullying on social media and witnessed my fair share of Social media fights. I always swore I would never engage in anything as low and classless as that but I can understand how some people get pulled into it. I was so excited to get some exposure but I wasn’t ready for such mean-spirited comments. My feelings were hurt for 2.5 seconds, then I remembered I don’t really care what others think about me, yet it was hurtful to read such awful comments. I can’t believe people would be so cruel and mean-spirited but it is what it is. I can’t please everyone and I don’t want to. I wanted to get all of that off of my chest and move on to the next subject.
Enough with the deep stuff, now to the fun stuff.
Easter is right around the corner so its time to jump into a few DIY Easter crafts.
I’m posting some quick and creative ways to decorate eggs next week. I went back and forth on posting these tutorials this week but decided not to. All tutorials are quick and easy so you can squeeze them in as a weekday craft with the kiddies or some friends.
This is my first video demo. What do you think??? I love it, it was easy to make and captures my personality.

Yarn Carrots

Difficulty level: 2 out of 10, kid friendly
Cost: $5
Time: 30 minutes to make 3 carrots

Materials

Colorful yarn – purchased 3 spools at Michael’s – $0.99 each
Fake Grass or flowers – purchased at Michael’s for $1.99
Brown paper bag
Clear Tape
Scissors

Directions

Start with fake grass or flower, bend end making it your desired length
Rip paper bag into big and small pieces
Wrap smaller pieces around top of grass/flower, then wrap larger pieces around until you have a somewhat cone shape
Wrap tape around paper to secure newspaper
Use hands to get desired shape
don’t worry it will be a little weird-looking but that’s ok
Starting towards the tip of your carrot, wrap yarn around and around and around until you cover all paper
It will take a while but be patient
Once happy with your shape cut yarn and tuck to secure
Enjoy as table decorations or use to decorate a wreath

Bunny Garland

 Processed with Moldiv

Processed with Moldiv

Processed with Moldiv

Difficulty level: 2 out of 10, kid friendly
Cost: $8
Time: 30 minutes to make 3 carrots

Materials

Spring themed paper – I used scrapbooking paper on sale at Michael’s 120 sheets for $5.99
Scissors
Hole punch – Purchased at dollar store – $0.99
Bunny cut out – download here
Cotton balls – Purchased at Michael’s $1.49
Twine – Purchased at dollar store – $0.99
Fine tipped pen or pencil
Glue –  Purchased at dollar store – $0.99
I used a heavier stock paper to make it easier to trace
 
Cut out bunny carefully
Use this cutout as a guide and make 12-15 bunnies
I cut 2 bunnies at a time to make it go faster
 
Glue bunny tails to the tail part of your bunny
Allow at least 10 minutes to fully dry
Punch hole in your bunny
Using your twine string up your bunnies
Hang them anywhere
Processed with Moldiv
Processed with Moldiv
Processed with Moldiv
Processed with Moldiv
Processed with Moldiv
Processed with Moldiv
I needed to craft to get rid of all that negative energy
Have a wonderful weekend!
Peace & Love
Mary

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