I love coming up with little handmade items that my daughter can use year over year for holidays like Easter. I was so tired of the plastic Easter baskets piling up and items that were just discarded year over year. One of my favorite things is the rustic Easter basket that can be used year round for storage … and maybe the little bunny purse that she totes around with rocks inside. Oh and the washi tape eggs! I can’t stand the messy dye … and the paper mache type eggs can be used year over year.
Here are a few of my favorite things for a handmade Easter that I’ve made in the recent years. Maybe one will catch your eye as a good starting point!
Handmade Easter 1 of 7
How about a handmade Easter this year? View some of my favorite Easter projects in the gallery.
DIY Rustic Crate 2 of 7
Transform any new crate into an old rustic looking one! Makes a great alternative for an Easter basket and can be used again and again. Get the rustic crate tutorial here.
DIY Sock Bunny 3 of 7
These sweet sock bunnies are the perfect project for a beginner! All you need are some nice knee high socks and simple sewing supplies. Sew them on a machine or hand stitch them. Get the instructions here.
DIY Eggs 4 of 7
How about a few fun alternative ways to decorate Easter eggs this year? If you use wood or paper mache eggs they can last for years and years. Washi tape, decoupage, spray paint, puffy paint, the possibilities are endless! See all of my alternative eggs here.
DIY Hungry Bunny 5 of 7
DIY Dishtowel Skirt 6 of 7
Can you believe this skirt was made from two dishtowels? This project is inexpensive, easy to sew, and it's already hemmed and super festive. Check it out here.
Dyed Streamer Garland 7 of 7
Are you hosting Easter brunch at your house this year? Add an ombre dyed streamer garland in pretty pastel colors to a buffet table to spruce it up. Instructions can be found here.