With Easter less than a week away, I asked our designers to focus on Easter and spring themed projects to share this week. Today, we are sharing projects from our Altered Project Designers.
Easter Eggs, by Wendy Antenucci.
Every home needs a basket of eggs for Easter and what better way to make eggs that won't fall apart, but with paper mache eggs, designer tapes and my favorite glitter!
Designer Tape: Hot Pink Dot, 12mm Combo, Polka Dot Combo, Piggy Pink; Kiss Me: Love Notes
Easter Bunny Treat Cone, by Shellye McDaniel.
With patterned papers readily available, it's quick and easy to whip up a variety of treat cones. I put a twist on my cone making by folding a 12x12 piece of paper in half and then folding in the sides as you would make a paper airplane. Smaller squares of paper could also be used.
For the bunny ears I hand-cut a large heart shape, then cut it in half and sewed on a smaller half-ed heart for the inside of the ears. I didn't want the ears to resemble an actual 'heart', so I glued the pieces so that the 'cut' edge of the heart faced the outsides of the bunny head.
For the whiskers, I took a length of grey dot Designer Tape and folded it back onto itself. I then cut strips into each end of the tape, leaving about 1/2" uncut at the center. I curled the whiskers by using a scissors' blade. The eyes can be fashioned in so many ways, but for this bunny I simply layered two different button shapes and then topped with a brown pearl. Fill with shredded grass and add a ribbon bow for hanging!
Spring Flings & Easter Things: Cute Cuts, Miniatures Stickers, Ciao Chip Icons; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Scallop; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Punch; Designer Tapes: Grey Dot; Button Market: Masculine Mix, Wood Mix; Crochet Flowers: Dahlia
“Hello Spring” altered frame, by Shellye McDaniel.
When wooden items go on sale at Hobby Lobby or Michael's, I grab as much as I can. They're such an inexpensive item to alter for fun projects!
For the frame, I removed the plexi-glass from the inside so that I could create a dimensional display with layered chipboard pieces and a 'hello spring' banner on foam dots.
I painted around the edges of the frame and then traced the shape onto patterned paper. Using an Xacto knife is an easy way to trim out the center. Add a loop of ribbon to the top if you'd like to hang it. Finally, a row of cheerful crochet hearts line the path for a bicycle on a spring journey!
Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Gulf; Sunny Happy Skies: Borders 'N Blocks; Birthday Girl: Celebrate; Sand & Surf: Ciao Chip Icons; High Five Alpha Stickers: Piggy-Punch; Ciao Chip Elements: Borders; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers, Outdoors, Pickle Squares, Neutral Mix; Crochet Hearts: Bell Pepper, Pickle Juice, Gulf, Punch; Designer Tape: Yellow Chevron
Easter Egg Cups, by Jennifer Edwardson.
My kids love decorating eggs and they get excited to put them out for the Easter bunny each year but the 'cups' that come with the coloring kits just aren't cute enough for me. So I like to make my own. This year I got out all my bits from Spring Flings and Easter Things and started cutting.
I created the bases from border strips and pieces of patterned paper. I used a few border punches on some and sanded all the edges. I secured them using Scor Tape as they will take some weight once the eggs are sitting on them. I used Cute Cuts, stickers and shapes that I precision cut from the papers to embellish and I even got a pink feather in there too. I can't wait to set these out for the eggs.
Spring Flings and Easter Things: A Ticket a Tasket, Egg Hunt, Borders, Sunny Sunday, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Sunshine & Happiness: Popsicle Kisses; Feathers: Frosting
Easter Basket, by Jennifer Edwardson.
I wanted to create a cute little Easter basket to put out with our decorations this year and Spring Flings and Easter Things is my all time favorite Easter collection. I took a smaller 4 x 4" cardboard box and cut the top and side flaps off and then covered the sides with patterned paper.
I cut a strip of cardstock and covered it in designer tape and then border punched it to create the handle (LOVE). I added a crochet heart with a button to the top to finish it off.
I ribbon folded more designer tape around the top edge of the basket and then precision cut little eggs to decorate the base of the basket. I added more cute cuts to the front with some stickers, chip shapes and twine too. I put some krinkle cut paper in the bottom and tucked a green feather inside the front edge and then it was ready to add the eggs and chocolate. I love how this came together!
Spring Flings and Easter Things: Sunny Sunday, Egg Hunt, Borders, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Dot, Polka Dot Combo; Feathers: Pickle Juice; Crochet Hearts: Gulf; Button Market: Feminine Mix, Pink Flowers
Paper Carrots, by Jennifer Edwardson.
This was a fun little afterthought as I was creating my Easter projects this year. I cut different lengths of the orange polka dot paper (popsicle kisses) and then rolled them into cone shapes. I adhered the ends using a super strong quick dry glue and then got out my designer tape. I cut the green patterned paper (petal power) into wide strips and then cut long strips almost to the edge to create the tops for my carrots. I adhere these pieces inside the top of each carrot 'cone' and curled the ends over my stylus.
I wanted to add a bit of dimension to the 'carrot' so I adhered the orange designer tape from the Polka Dot Combo pack to a piece of cardstock and then punched mini circles out and adhered them lightly onto the outside so they appear to be bumps on the carrots.I filled them each with candy and they were ready to add to our Easter Décor!
Sunshine & Happiness: Popsicle Kisses, Petal Power; Designer Tape: Polka Dot Combo