Cute and Easy Easter Crafts

First off, Happy Easter everyone! I probably should have posted this a few weeks ago. But, I had other posts that I wanted to get to and so I put this one on hold. Maybe this will give you some ideas for next Easter. 

Each of these projects are quite easy. I saw them on Pinterest and I thought okay I'm making these. I haven't made anything for Easter for a long time and these were so cute I couldn't resist.

Let's start with the Candy Jar...
I've made these before. But I have never made an Easter candy container. You will need a 5" clay pot and bottom clay dish. I had an old glass top from a mason jar and it fit perfectly, so I used that. A clay dish works well also. When I purchased the tulips for the flower arrangement, it came in the pot I used for this project. I saved a couple of dollars by using what I had. You will also need a  bubble ball vase. I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby for $1.99. You will also need a little bit of ribbon and a large wooden bead for the handle on the top.
You will also need E6000 glue. It works the best on glass. You will also need some paint. You can purchase small bottles at Walmart. You won't need much.

  1. First paint your clay pot and dish and let dry. I waited for about an hour before I continued.
  2. Glue the bubble vase to the clay pot. Also glue the bead to the dish and let set overnight.
  3. Add your ribbon bow to the front.
  4. Fill with candy...that's it! Easy peasy...

In February I did a post on printable candy wrappers for Valentine's, St. Patrick's Day, Easter and Mother's Day. You can fill your Easter candy dish with these really cute candy wrappers. You will need Hershey Nuggets for the wrappers. Just click on the print button below and you will be able to download the wrappers for free. 

Easter Printable Nugget Wrappers...
Easter Candle Holders...
I saw these candle holders also on Pinterest. I thought they were so cute. So I watched DIY Vibes video and thought what the heck, I'll give it a try. 

Here was my inspiration from DIY Vibes..
This gal distressed her candle holders a little. I just wanted mine bright white. Either way, they both are very cute.

Here's What You'll Need...
  • 1 - 3/8" dowel
  • 5 plastic eggs
  • 4 - 5"x5" (actual dimensions 4 7/8"x4 7/8" wooden plaques (I found them at Joann Etc)
  • Drill
  • Various acrylic paints
  • Wood glue
  1. Sand the wooden discs. 
  2. Drill a hole 1/2" deep on one side of each disc
  3. Make sure you measure the holes so they are directly in the middle. I'm including a circle template with the spot where you should drill. Just click on the circle picture and you will be able to download the template and cut to make sure you are drilling exactly in the middle.
  4. Drill 3/8" holes 1/2" deep in top and bottom.
  5. Drill 3/8" holes in tops and bottoms of eggs. 
  6. Use 3/8" dowel and put the eggs on them to paint. Let dry.
  7. Put 3 or 2 eggs on dowel and cut dowel to fit the eggs. Add 1/2" to both sides.
  8. Squeeze glue into holes and attach your dowel to both top and bottom with eggs.
  9. Let dry overnight.
It's not that easy to get that hole right in the center. This placement template will make it a lot easier.

DIY Vibes Youtube Video...
If you are a visual person, I think you will enjoy DIY Vibes video on the candle holders. I added the circle template to make it easier for you. She measured and measured to make sure the hole was in the middle. The template will save you lots of time.
And here you go...the candle holders and the Easter candy up a candy and tulip floral arrangement...

Candy and Tulip Floral Arrangement...
Another pretty Easter floral arrangement. Once again I found my inspiration on Pinterest. Thanks to for my inspiration.

Naturally you can't make it exact, but I think I came pretty close. I loved the colorful tiny flowers on in this arrangement. Now I had to find them. I checked out Michaels and they had them. But, the price was ridiculous. I believe they wanted $17.99 for 15 feet. The floral department was completely on sale for 50% off, but I still felt $9 for 15 feet was a little steep. I checked Hobby Lobby and they had all their Easter decorations on sale for 40% off and I found the same thing and only paid $6 for them. Still expensive, but they really add to the floral arrangement.

Here's What You'll Need...
  • Vase - I got my vase at the Dollar Tree for $1.25
  • Hershey candy eggs ( I used 2 bags only) Once again candy is pricey. So I made a cone for the inside of the vase and filled it with dried beans. I put the candy eggs in a single layer around the cone and then pulled out the cone. I couldn't justify putting 4 bags of candy in the vase. The good thing is we can eat the candy after Easter...a plus.
  • Tulips (I got mine at Michaels) Like I said everything was 50% off. My tulips came in a clay pot. I used the clay pot for my Easter candy dish.
That's it! A pretty Easter floral arrangement that you can eat after Easter is over.

One Final Thought...
Well that's it for today. I really do enjoy sharing recipes and crafts that I think are delicious or just plain fun to make. If there's no time this year to make one of these cute Easter decorations, there's always next year...

Always remember..."Life's dessert first!"...words to live by!