Craft, Easter

Looking for a self-isolation project? Try Easter Jars

Bored already? I am (and no, it’s not like I don’t have plenty to do) so I decided to get working on my Easter gifts for our family lunch. We are only five for lunch (assuming that everyone else interstate travel plans are allowed to go ahead).

Here are my Easter Gift Jars.

You will need:

  • Empty coffee jars (These are Moccona brand, but use what you have)
  • Assorted ribbon (mine’s recycled)
  • Felt, fabric, recycled bows
  • Easter themed decorations (I chose chicks, eggs, carrots and straw) *
  • Hot glue gun (or craft glue) **
  • Assorted chocolates, lollies and Easter eggs
  • Scissors
  • Easter themed cookie/biscuit cutters ***

How to assemble:

  1. Clean the jars. Remove the labels and glue residue, pull the plastic stopper off the lid (this is always going to smell like coffee). Wash all of the jar parts with soapy water and allow to dry.
  2. Fill jars with sweets
  3. Select decorations
  4. Fill the top part of the glass lids with decorations
  5. Place plastic stopper back on the lid, and seal the jars
  6. Glue chick on to the top of the lid
  7. Glue ribbon around the body of the jar
  8. Use cookie cutters and trace design on to a piece of felt/fabric. Cut out the shape.
  9. Glue the shape (or bow) to the ribbon
  10. Give as gifts or add to your table setting

* I bought mine from Lincraft, but you can get these from any party supplies, craft, fabric or haberdashery store

** Will I burn myself with the hot glue gun? I can almost guarantee it. Take care when using one and don’t allow children to use it unsupervised.

*** “WTF, you seriously have Easter shaped cookie cutters?” Yes, I do (and Xmas, bears, ginger bread men…). You can search and print shapes from the Internet. I can put up a PDF with stencils if you need them

Christmas, Easter, Planning, Things to do in March

Things to do in March

March is all about Easter planning , so unless you are an all-year-round Christmas crafter, most of your attention will be on the April Easter holiday.  So what should you be doing?

  • Make sure that all Christmas left overs are eaten or thrown out
  • Start buying Easter eggs and sweets
  • Complete Easter crafts
  • Plan Easter functions
  • Plan your Easter baking
Christmas, Easter, Planning, Things to do in April

Things to do in April

Depending on when Easter is scheduled in the year, April is often spent on Easter things rather than thinking about Christmas at all. So what are you likely to be doing in April”

  • Decorate for Easter
  • Stock up on craft supplies in the post-Easter sales
  • Sort through and tidy craft supplies
  • Make jams and preserves using end of season fruit and vegetables
  • Decorate preserve jars
  • Pack up Easter decorations
Christmas, Easter, Planning, Things to do in March

Things to do in March

March is all about Easter, so unless you are an all-year-round Christmas crafter, most of your attention will be on the Easter holiday.  So what should you be doing?

  • Make sure that all Christmas left overs are eaten or thrown out
  • Buy Easter eggs and sweets
  • Complete Easter crafts
  • Plan Easter functions
  • Do your Easter baking