Hello and Happy Spring! Danni here with a challenge to CELEBRATE EASTER! I love Easter, love watching the fun and wonder in the eyes of my children as they dye eggs, set them out for the Easter bunny, get their baskets positioned (next to their favorite eggs of course) and just love all the joy this holiday brings them. While we celebrate the traditional meaning of Easter, who can deny the fun of a bunny hopping around hiding eggs, carrying arm-loads of chocolate? He had me at chocolate, I don't know about you :)
The simplest little details can turn this celebration into a magical, delicious, and oh so fun holiday for kids and grown-up kids alike in no time. Easter is celebrated with both bold and pastel colors, all of which can be found in every October Afternoon line released.
My challenge to you: Create an Easter-themed project. You can create anything you like, layout, card, banner, treat containers, egg wraps, decorative tree, treasure hunt for the kids, napkin rings, place cards, Easter table decor, paper carrot treat holders, medallions, flowers, Easter basket goodies, anything Easter related.
I love to create Easter decor for the holiday, the kids love it and it just makes me happy. I went straight to my October Afternoon box and got busy creating Easter egg wraps and Easter baskets.
This set of Easter egg wraps was created with chipboard houses from a Maya Road album I have had in my stash. I love these little houses and have been waiting to use them for something other than a mini album. I created these with 5 & Dime, Modern Homemaker, Fly a Kite and Campfire lines.
This set of Easter egg wraps was created with chipboard critters from Maya Road, miscellany, tin pins, stickers and embellies from 5 & Dime, Modern Homemaker, Campfire and Thrift Shop. I misted the chipboard shapes, allowed them to dry and then embellished them with OA goodies.
These two sets of Easter egg wraps were created with the plastic rings on the inside of a roll of mounting tape. Each large roll of mounting tape comes with two plastic rings. (You could also try the plastic ring from Scotch tape) These rings are wonderful for drying the dyed Easter eggs also. One of the sets is a quick, easy set to create. Simply wrap patterned paper around the rings and embellish with a tin pin. The other set using dies (bunnies and houses) and are a little more time consuming.
Finally, this set of egg holders were created with mini paint cans and lids. I printed a filmstrip of pictures from Easter 2010 and adhered them to the tins and then embellished with patterned paper and tin pins.
When we prepare for our Easter celebration, we also love to create Easter baskets to adorn our place settings on our Easter table. Each person loves to have these little treats to enjoy after dinner (there's always trading, bartering and lots of conversation over coffee.)
Speaking of cute, cute Easter ideas, check out these Easter candy treat holders created by Marcy.
Marcy said, “I'm not a very theme oriented person. I don't want to limit myself to obviously themed supplies when I make a layout or project. So to tackle the Easter theme this week I thought about what I "see" when I see Easter. To me Easter is light, soft and airy. So I took a look at my October Afternoon stash and pulled out lines that I felt met that criteria. Modern Homemaker and 5&Dime fit the bill. Both of them had softer toned papers and complimented each other so well. With a few papers and embellishments chosen my Easter projects came together with ease.”
Marcy wrapped her candy-filled pillow box with this cute banner she created using her scraps from 5 & Dime and Modern Homemaker.
We can’t wait to see all the amazing Easter projects you’ll come up with. What do YOU think of when you think of Easter? Do you think of pastels or bold colors or maybe both? Thank you for spending time with us today and don’t forget to upload your EASTER projects to the October Afternoon Flickr gallery here.