3 DIY EASTER CRAFTS

Easter is just around the corner so it’s time to get prepared and not just for the copious amounts of chocolate! Easter is the perfect time to get your creative hat on and make some colourful DIY decorations. iThink Customer Service extraordinaire, Lacey Burns has three fun DIY Easter crafts to get you into the spirit!

 

Colourful Easter Egg Pinatas SOURCE: realestate.com.au

 

EASTER EGG PINATA 

This can be a perfect way to finish an Easter hunt! Here’s how:

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
  • Small balloons
  • 1 cup of flour with 1 cup of water to make paper-mâché glue
  • Old newspaper
  • Crepe paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Chocolates
  • Confetti
  • Ribbon

 

HOW TO:
  1. Mix up your paper-mâché glue – I find 1 cup of water to 1 cup of flour is plenty and works best.
  2. Rip up small strips of old newspaper.
  3. Blow up a few small balloons. Of course, you could do one large one, in which case blow up a standardly sized balloon.
  4. Start to layer the papier mache around the balloons. The smaller and wetter the pieces, the better.
  5. Hang your paper-mâché balloons out to dry.
  6. Cut strips of crepe paper and feather the ends with scissors.
  7. Repeat step four for the second layer of paper-mâché.
  8. Once your balloons are fully dry, cut a small hole in the top to pop the balloon and take it out.
  9. Using glue, apply the fringed crepe paper in any colour in a spiral motion until the egg shape is completely covered.
  10. Pop the chocolates and confetti into the small hole at the top and cover the hole with fringing.
  11. With the scissors, pierce a tiny hole into the top to feed the ribbon through to hang.

 

Information from realestate.com.au

 

PAINTED EGGS 

 

Spotted Easter Egg Decorations

SOURCE: MARTHA STEWART

 

Give your home a pop of colour with some decorative eggs! Here’s how:

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
  • Eggs
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • A sewing needle (the larger the better
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
HOW TO:
  1. Wash the eggs well in soapy water to get any dirt or germs off the shells.
  2. Poke the needle through the top and bottom of one of the eggs, making the bottom hole large enough for liquid to come out. Make sure to pierce and scramble the yolks inside – it’s nearly impossible to get the yolks out unless they’re broken.
  3. Put your mouth to the top of the shell and blow through the top hole, forcing the inside of the egg to come out the bottom and into the awaiting bowl.
  4. Keep your mouth clear of any raw egg, making sure the surface is wiped clean with the kitchen paper.
  5. Once eggs are dry, it times get creative! Paint your eggs however you like. If you’re stuck for ideas, dots are a simple yet very effective way to decorate your eggs.

 

Information from realestate.com.au

 

 

DECORATIVE BUNNY EARS

 

Fluffy bunny ears for Easter

 

Don’t settle for boring bunny ears, try these DIY ones! The best part? You can really let your creativity flow and decorate them as you please. Here’s how:

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Plastic headband
  • Plastic flowers or other decorative items
  • Wool in colour of choice
  • Stuffing
  • Pompoms
  • 4 white pipe cleaners

 

HOW TO:
  1. Apply a thin layer of glue along the plastic headband
  2. Fasten your wool firmly onto the end of the headband. Then, begin wrapping the wool around the headband. Continue past the glue line, until you near the other end of the headband. Press the wool down tightly to fasten, then cut end.
  3. Use two out of four pipe cleaners to make one ear. Wrap one pipe cleaner tightly around the end of the other. Once completed, bend the joint so that it resembles a bunny ear shape. Repeat this with the other two pipe cleaners to make the other ear
  4. Attach the ears to the headband by wrapping both ends under and over the band. Try and keep the wire tight around the headband to prevent movement.
  5. Apply a thin layer of glue along the pipe cleaners. take some stuffing and pull it into a ‘strip’. Attach the strip at the base, then slowly and gently, begin wrapping it around the pipe cleaner. You want to create a solid, sturdy layer that covers the pipe cleaner. To do this, keep the wool relatively taught, but not excessively so. Work your way right around the pipe cleaners and repeat on other ear.
  6. Now it’s time to decorate! Use what you choose to decorate your ears. For ours, we have used flowers and pom’s. Apply a blob of glue to the back of your decorate pieces and place them onto your head band one by one.

 

Information from Expert Home Tips

 

 

LACEY BURNS – CUSTOMER SERVICE 
07 3202 3040
ipswich@ithinkproperty.com.au

 

Starting out her real estate career as a Property Manager, Lacey switched into a customer service role, more suited to her bubbly personality and polished people skills. Lacey thrives in challenging situations and is never afraid to roll up her sleeves and help out wherever she can.

 

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