Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Bunny Wooden Spoon

This is a simple craft using a wooden spoon.  These were on clearance at my local craft store for 5 cents a few months ago.  I grabbed several, not knowing what I would do with them, but I was sure I could think of something.  I have also seen packs of 3 at the dollar store.

Here's what you need:
white and pink fun foam
wooden sppon
wiggle eyes
tiny pom-poms
thin ribbon
glue (hot glue or tacky glue)

Start by cutting out two white ears and pink for the inside of the ear.

Glue together like so to make the rabbit's ears.

Glue the ears to the back of the spoon.

Glue two eyes on.

Glue a pink pom-pom on for the nose.  Draw the mouth with a sharpie.

Tie a bow and glue it to the bunny's neck.

Finally, glue a white pom-pom to the back for the bunny's tail.

All done a cute little Easter bunny!!

These would look super cute stuck down in a plant or Easter basket.  B's class is also going to make these, so they're simple enough for a 6 year old!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bunny Clothes Pin

I had some clothes pin's left over from another project when I came up with this idea for a cute Easter pin.

Here's what you need:
clothes pins
tiny pom-poms
wiggly eyes
pin backs
hot glue or tacky glue

Start by gluing wiggly eyes to clothes pin.

Next glue a pink nose on.

Tie a bow and glue to ears.

Glue a pin to the back and you're all done!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Easy Knit Infinity Scarf

I've been on the search for a gray infinity scarf for a while and I just can't seem to find one I like.  So, I took matters into my own hands and made my own.

I picked up some gray jersey knit material and I cut two strips 16 inches x 36 inches.  Since jersey won't fray, there is no need to hem the edges.

Next I pinned the two strips together and tried it on to see if it was the length I wanted.

Even though I measured off another infinity scarf I already had, this one was too wide.  So, I ended up making it 12 inches wide (originally it was 16 inches).  The length was also a little long for me, so I cut 3 inches off the length (original length was 36 inches).  After adjusting to the right fit, I sewed up the two ends.

And that was it, I made this in less than 30 minutes and it cost $4 for a yard of material.  The pictures below show it looped 3 times, but it can also be worn just looped twice.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Four Leaf Clover Pin

I made a bunch of flowers at Christmas to use as bows on all our packages.  Using that same idea, I made a few 4-leaf clover pins for St. Patrick's Day.

Here is what you need:
Scrap material (mostly green)
Green felt
Green thread

Make a clover template and flower template out of paper.  The clover just needs to be a 3-leaf clover.

Pin the clover to the green felt and cut out, you will need one felt clover for each pin.

Next pin and cut-out flowers from the scrap material, you will need 7 flowers per pin.

Fold one flower in quarters, so you have a heart.

Repeat with another flower and stack them on top of each other.  I chose to do different patterns, but you could do matching as well.

Place on felt clover and tack in place in the center.

Repeat the above for the second and third leaves.

For the fourth leaf, I just used one flower folded into a heart and I tacked it a little off center, so you could see the stem of the clover.

Next sew a button to the center of the hearts to cover where each leaf is tacked on in the middle.

Glue a pin to the back of each clover.

That's it!  Here are several I made this year.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Clover Hair Bow

I realized last week that my daughters did not have a St. Patrick's Day hair bow!  So, I whipped these up last Friday.

Here's what you need:
Hair clips
green ribbon
clover buttons (or green buttons will also work)
glue gun
tape measure

Start by cutting 4 lengths of ribbon 4 inches and 4 lengths of ribbon 3 inches.

NExt line the alligator clip with ribbon, here are instructions.

Then, make loops out of the strips of ribbon you cut.  You will end up with eight loops (4 made with the 4 inch pieces and 4 made with the 3 inch pieces).

Glue the smaller loop into the larger loop, so you end up with four double loops of ribbon.

Next glue the loops around in a clover pattern onto the clip.

Finally glue a clover or green button in the middle and that's it!