DIY Easter Basket Name Tags

I love making my kids’ Easter baskets unique and fun. While shopping at Target recently, I came across these adorable Easter basket name tags made from wood. I loved them so much that I decided to knock them off!

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I also found these cute paper tags (below) from Lia Griffith.

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I bought flat wooden egg shaped cutouts at Hobby Lobby.

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Then I drilled a hole at the top of each one and painted them white.

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Using some stencils I already had, I stenciled a simple design on each one using spring colored paint.

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Then using alphabet stencils, I stenciled the first initial of each of my kids’ names.

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Using simple jute twine, I tied the personalized name tags onto their baskets. I love them!

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Now my kids will be able to easily identify which basket is theirs on Easter morning.

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 So cute. So easy. I hope I have inspired you to create your own unique Easter name tags!

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Easy DIY Glitter Easter Eggs

My own glittered Easter eggs!

My own glittered Easter eggs!

Every Easter season (or Pascha as we call it in our Greek Orthodox home), my daughter and I enjoy making a different kind of Easter egg craft. This year we tried glittered eggs. A few years ago I saw a Martha Stewart segment on how to glitter eggs. Looked easy enough and not too intimidating.

First, we blow out about a dozen eggs. You can buy a yolk blower to help get the yolk out. I just put the egg in the egg crate it comes in to position it. I then poke holes in both sides of the egg using a large needle. You can tap the needle with a small hammer to get it going. My secret: I then use the metal skewer you get with a turkey roasting kit and move it around the inside of the egg to break up the yolk. I then use only the rubber handle of a turkey baster, covering one of the holes entirely. I then squeeze. This pushes the yolk outside the other end. I do it quite a few times. This is the fastest technique I’ve found. And, the best thing is that I already had everything in my kitchen! (Martha Stewart suggests an ear syringe)

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egg blowing using turkey baster

Once the eggs are blown out, cleaned by rinsing with water and dried, I just followed Martha Stewart’s instructions:

  • Place an egg on a glitter tray or paper plate to catch excess glitter. Pour glue into disposable cup. With a foam brush, spread glue over half of the surface of the egg.
  • If necessary, dilute the glue with a little water. Blend two parts glue to one part water to an even consistency. A thickerlayer of glue takes longer to dry, but will hold the glitter better
  • Sprinkle glitter over glue, covering completely. Shake off excess glitter onto tray, plate or bowl, and let dry (test after an hour).
  • Tip glitter from tray or plate back into bottle.
  • Repeat glittering process on other half of egg.

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glitter eggs from snapcrafty.blogspot

Visit http://www.marthastewart.com/266727/basic-egg-techniques for more beautiful egg techniques. She suggests displaying them in glass hurricane vases. I already had some small square glass vases that I used when decorating tables for my son’s baptism reception, so I used those! Hurrican vases can be a bit expensive.

My own glitter eggs in a glass vase

My own glitter eggs in a glass vase

 

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