Pretty Easter Crafts for Adults
Quilted Carrot Table Runner
Dress up your Easter dessert display with this adorable carrot table runner. Combine a variety of orange-print strips to give it texture.
Create this fluttering butterfly tree to display indoors or out. Cut butterflies from brightly colored paper and attach to twigs with twine. Fill vase with crafts foam, stick twigs into foam, and top with Spanish moss. For an extra-sweet touch, glue silk flowers to some of the branches.
It wouldn't be Easter without pretty decorated eggs. Create these sparkling beauties and keep them year after year.
Look no farther than your own backyard for the makings of this centerpiece. Glue paper flowers to a branch and place in an urn filled with foam. Secure the base with Spanish moss and painted eggs.
Easter Egg Garland
Create a cheerful garland by stringing together dyed blown-out eggs. Use a beading needle threaded with stretchable jewelry cord. Attach the garland to a banister using additional cord; tie on lush satin bows. No staircase? Use the garland as a swag over windows or a hallway mirror.
Editors' tip: To blow out an egg, use a pushpin to put a hole in each end. Gently push a wooden skewer through one end to enlarge the hole and break the yolk. Blow into the smaller hole.
Delicate eggshells make precious pots for tiny plants such as hens-and-chicks, shown here. Simply crack and empty an egg, add soil, and plant your garden.
Tabletop Easter Tree
Create this decoration by standing branches in a pail filled with clean sand (the kind used in children's sand boxes), then decorating the boughs with paper birds and dyed blown-out eggs.
Chick Easter Cozies
These adorable chick-shape egg cozies -- a playful take on British tea cozies -- keep soft-cooked eggs piping hot. Cut two simple chick shapes from yellow terry cloth. Layer the two pieces on top of each other (wrong sides out). Stitch the edges together, leaving the base open. Turn right side out. Finish by stitching eyes with black thread and sewing on a black felt beak.
Knitted Stuffed Bunny
Use a simple stockinette stitch and a few skeins of colorful yarn to knit this cute, floppy-eared bunny.
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