If you have a little bit of time up your sleeves, and a cutting machine, like my beloved Pazzles Inspiration, you still have plenty of time to make this gorgeous little Garden Arbor Basket designed by Cathrine of Paper Garden Projects, and fill it full of pretty yellow shreds of paper and delicious little Lindt chocolate eggs ...
It took me an afternoon of not very hard work - most of the time was taken up deciding where to put all the flowers and butterflies and eggs! Isn't it just the cutest little basket! The cutting files for this project are on sale over at The Digichicks website at the moment - so hop on over and purchase your copy so you can work on your own arbor baskets this weekend!
Then again, you might have lots of little people to make for, so you might be looking for something a bit quicker! How about these totally gorgeous Paper Garden Project Bunny Pops from the Bunny Treats kit?
There's a little box at the back of each bunny shape, in which to pop a little chocolate treat. They perch on wooden skewers which I inserted into a little tin bucket full of eggs. I found the buckets at Woolies a couple of weeks ago, and they came in blue, pink, yellow and green. Woolies is carrying quite a lot of Easter craft goodies this year, and it's well worth a look when you are next passing!
After I had cut out the bunnies, I dived into my chalk ink collection and found colours to match each of the bunnies. I inked around the cut edges, and then inked the wooden skewers to match. A quick and easy project - I created three in an hour from start to finish.
Cathrine included some Bunny Boxes with the Bunny Pops in her Bunny Treats kit. I am totally in love with the green bunny ... I think his name must be Eggbert!
Eggbert stands (sits actually) just 12cm high and is perfect for a little person who's Mummy and Daddy aren't into lots of chocolate for him or her at Easter. Wouldn't Eggbert and his friends also make cute little table decorations for an Easter lunch or dinner?
OK, so what about those slightly older little people who you are thinking of taking on a holiday over the Easter break? Perhaps you were planning on rationing electronic games for a couple of days? What about this for an idea ...
I printed out a sheet from The Paper Garden Projects Chalk It Up For Spring kit onto heatpress paper, transferred it to some white cotton fabric and used it to make a little drawstring bag. This would be a lovely gift on it's own if you filled it with Easter eggs and chocolates, as the bag can be reused over and over again.
However, I decided to go a few steps further with the idea of an old fashioned travel game ...
Yes, you guessed it! Travel Noughts and Crosses, or Tic, Tac, Toe, with an Eastery feel to it. I made up a little board 9cm x 9cm using more 'Chalk it up to Spring' papers, and mounted it onto a piece of 1mm thick white cardboard. I then printed out 5 blue butterflies and 5 pink butterflies and and used my Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Shape Studio Tool to make the round epoxy counters.
The Renaissance Man and I had a lovely time 'testing' this game. He even suggested we take it with us on our next weekend in the country! (I need to practice more before we do though ... he beat me hands down every time LOL)
I hope these ideas have inspired you to create some Eastery goodness over the next week and that you and your family have a happy and enjoyable Easter break.