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Easter Crafts Pinterest Round-Up

 

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With a week of school holidays before Easter I have been having a think about what we can get up to at home in preparation for the weekend. As Ed will be working all weekend, it will just be Garth and I but I really want to celebrate Easter even though we won’t be having a big sit down family get together.

I have been scouring my beloved Pinterest for inspiration and my favourite 10 Easter crafts are listed here with links to the websites (if Pinterest provides the link) if you fancy giving any of them a go yourself! I think most of them are pretty adult and child friendly so we can all have a go at making them.

1. Simple Easter Baskets

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2. Cute & Simple Easter Card

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I was thinking of making these cards and baskets as small gifts for family and friends, super simple, super easy and fun all at the same time. Easter crafts with a purpose!

3. Pompom Bunny

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Since buying a pompom maker at Christmas I have become strangely addicted to making them but am always stuck for ideas as to what I can actually make out of all the pompoms I have made. Am definitely going to give this super cute Easter craft idea a go. This is one for me I think!

4. Paper Plate Baby Chick

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I love crafts that require minimum adult input and this one is super simple. Great for scissor skills too if you aren’t too worried about creating a perfect example.

5. Watercolour Chicks

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I particularly love how this idea can make an artist out of anyone. We will be cracking open the watercolours next week.

6. Salt Dough Easter Ornaments

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Salt dough or clay stars were a big hit at Christmas so an Easter version is a great idea. Poundland had some Easter cutters which would work really well with this project. I loved the picture below as a great idea on how to display all your fab creations.

7. Easter Display for your creations

Easter Egg Tree

8. Easter Masks

Bunny mask

Super simple and would make a great prop for some Easter family photographs.

9. Clay Bunnies – Lots of uses

clay bunnies

I am totally in love with these!!

10. Bunny Silhouette with a 101 uses

Paper bunny

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my suggestions and if you have any of your own I would love to see them, please do share. Happy crafting!

A Cornish Mum

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Upcycled kitchen cabinets with chalk paint

I haven’t been able to update on here for a bit but couldn’t wait to share my upcycled kitchen cabinets. we have been so busy, with the school holidays, my granny’s funeral and family flying in from all over the world it has been a bit of a whirlwind. We were all together to celebrate Granny Vi’s life and honour her memory which was really special. The family have slowly dispersed now and life in our corner of the Cotswolds seems to be slowly getting back to our normal routine.

Last week after watching one too many Fill Your House for Free I decided to give our kitchen a bit of a revamp. We live in an estate cottage which has not been updated for a while. Whilst it is not the prettiest kitchen it is totally functional and does the job. However I decided the 80’s pine look had to go.

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Armed with nothing more that a tin of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Grey I set to work. We are really lucky to have a shop nearby called Vintage & Paint that sells Annie Sloan Paints so I was able to start as soon as the idea was stuck in my head. Our little kitchen went from this to this…………

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I am so pleased with the transformation which came in at £18.95 for 1 tin of Annie Sloan Paris Grey, £8.45 for a tin of wax (which makes the chalk paint wipeable) and 9 hours of hard graft. Much cheaper than installing a new kitchen which we were contemplating. Now I just need to source some great art work for the walls, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!