Happy Easter! We are hanging outside today enjoying this beautiful Easter Sunday, but I wanted to share a quick (ten minutes, seriously!) project that I did this weekend. I found these adorable felt fox Easter baskets at Target this weekend, and I decided they just had to be our new Easter tradition. The foxes were already as cute as can be, but I decided to add a few finishing touches to make them more personalized to Todd and me.
I made a hat (for Todd’s fox) and a pink bow and eyelashes (for mine) out of felt and used tacky glue to secure them on to the baskets. Once the glue was dry, they were ready to be filled with candy!
In case you’re wondering, Todd’s basket is full of the “sweet tart/lemon head” variety of sweets, and mine is full of the “chocolate covered pretzels/buncha crunch” sort of thing. We always have to have separate candy at movie theaters since we usually go for different ends of the sweets spectrum, but at least that also means you don’t have to share!
Hope you’re having a relaxing holiday as well!
As far as holiday decorating goes, my big events are Christmas and Valentine’s Day, but I do love the pastels and brights that come with the Easter holiday. My holiday and party planning bins are getting fuller and fuller, so I have to pick and choose which holidays I want to give that precious retail space to. Since I went to college a mere 13 hour drive from home, I’ve spent most of my post-high school Easter Sunday brunches gathered around a card table with other long-distance pals. One of those years, I made an egg banner spelling out “Happy Easter” to add a more festive feel to the gathering, and since it doesn’t take much room to store, I’ve kept it and have been using it every Easter since. The banner is getting a bit worn, so I thought I would make a new one this year and change my approach a bit.
You’ll need to cut out 12 egg shapes (one for each letter in “Happy Easter” and the space in between the two words) in whatever color and size you choose. I then used a gold and silver paint pen to add different geometric patterns on each egg.
Once you have finished your pattern on each egg with the paint pens, use either black acrylic paint or a marker to make each of your letters to spell out your sign. Attach each egg to thread or twine with a piece of tape, and you’re done!
Now you have a cheerful (and colorful) Easter banner that will take up virtually no space in your holiday decoration bin the rest of the year. Double win!