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3 easy Easter projects

3 pictures montage

Hi everyone,

It’s hard to believe spring is already here when yesterday we got 33 cm of snow here in Montreal and a little bit more today. It’s also unfortunate, I didn’t take a picture of how beautiful it looked outside but walking to and from a dentist appointment was a painful reminder of how ugly snow and wind can be. The weather was so bad, hubby was afraid his work trip to Toronto would be canceled but it wasn’t. Even if  mother nature is not showing us any signs of kindness; spring is here and Easter is just around the corner. I’m sure you already know by now, how much I enjoy decorating for any given holiday, so Easter is just another excuse to get crafty. Decorating our house with small accessories for any occasion is not something everyone approves of and you should see my mother’s face every time she finds out I made something new. She only decorates for Christmas. Meanwhile, Nate or as I like to call him: “my little assistant” has recuperated very well from his flu, so we have sat together to create these fun projects. Please let me share with you these three Easter, easy and fun projects: two Easter wreaths and homemade playdough inspired by Easter theme colors.

Weeks ago, we got another wreath from Michael’s, this wreath caught my eye because I  had previously bought 3 wooden eggs from Michael’s as well and thought they would look great together.

I choose to keep the decoration of this wreath minimal by just adding this green fun ribbon also found at Michael’s for $1.00 only:

Easter wreath

Looks much better, doesn’t it? Love how the green pops up against the brown of the wreath and catches your eye:

Easter wreath

These are the 3 wooden eggs, I was talking to you about. Don’t they look like real ones, except for their flat bottoms:

Easter white wooden eggs from Michael's arts and crafts

To add fun colors to the wreath without adding additional layers, I decided to give them a coat of paint by using these three different colors of acrylic paint: light pink, light yellow and light blue:

Easter wreath and wooden color eggs using paint

Love this light bright pink color:

pink painted wooden easter egg

Voila, this is our Easter wreath, I am so happy to see it in our front door. Back in February, I wrote about my Valentine Hearth wreath and do you remember I wrote how I couldn’t hang it from our entrance door because it’s in metal, so one of my blogger-friends (Josee, from Cul de Sac) gave me a tip that she left in a comment: to hang upside down a plastic hook from the inside and use a cord to hang it. I used her trick and now our wreath is hanging in our front door:

Easter wreath in our front door

Love the colors of the eggs:

Easter wreath with wooden painted eggs

Easter wreath

Now, this is another wreath I wanted to share with you. I got this pretty wreath from the dollar store back in December, cute green easter eggs and this green and white ribbon from Michael’s :

easter wreath

After decorating it with ribbon, I decided to glue the small green eggs to the wreath using a glue gun:

easter wreath glue the eggs using glue gun

This is how the second Easter wreath looks, from this picture you will unfortunately not be able to see how I framed it by gluing washi tape to the wall. It looks pretty against the grey wall in our dining area:

Easter wreath with green and white ribbon and green eggs

Back in December, I used this same recipe to make homemade playdough for my son. I I love how much homemade playdough brings him so much joy, he enjoys playing with it. I love it because I don’t have to spend money and it’s non-toxic. It remains very soft just by keeping it in Ziploc bags. This homemade playdough carrot was inspired by a an image I first discovered through Pinterest and it links you to this website where they had other great ideas you can create with your kids.

homemade playdough carrot for Easter

I was surprised of how much he enjoyed playing with these. When he was done playing with them, I stored them for him in different Ziploc bags and they didn’t look like balls anymore; he crushed them all. It’s OK, tomorrow we will play again and roll them back into balls:

homemade playdough for Easter carrot and eggs

I used this green decorative egg cart to display the “balls” shaped homemade playdough for my son. When he saw them at the table in the egg cart, he wanted to immediately grab them and I didn’t have much time left to take more pictures of this project:

homemade playdoug with decorative green egg cart

Hope you enjoyed our Easter projects!

Do you decorate for Easter? Do you involve your kids in your craft projects?

I also want to let you know, I will be linking this post to Allyson’s “Domestic Superhero” Thursday link party!

Thanks again for stopping by!

Ingrid

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  • petit4chocolatier says:

    Ingrid, these are exquisite! I love the colours and details. I read where you didn’t realize how much fun these would be. You can tell. Beautiful!!!

    March 21, 2013 at 6:14 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Judy, I’m really glad you like them a lot! 🙂 Love the colors too; it represents spring; I like green! Thanks again Judy! 🙂

      March 21, 2013 at 11:40 am
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    I hope you have a great holiday. It looks like you have some nice decorations for the holiday and it should be a festive time.

    March 21, 2013 at 8:04 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Larry! 🙂 Yes, we love to gather with the family! We celebrate Easter twice because my husband is Greek and their Easter is at a different date! 🙂 Now, I’m looking for dessert ideas! 🙂

      March 21, 2013 at 11:43 am
      • memyselfandkids.com says:

        I am sure once you find them it will make for a great post.
        Enjoy the holiday twice.

        March 21, 2013 at 11:46 am
        • now at home mom says:

          Thanks Larry! I hope the dessert will be good but I will be preparing it before I bring it over at my parents (excuse to have dessert many times!) ha!ha! & Thanks!

          March 21, 2013 at 11:49 am
          • memyselfandkids.com says:

            Your welcome.
            Are your parents the taste testers?

            March 21, 2013 at 11:50 am
          • now at home mom says:

            YES! ha!ha! them, hubby and me of course! just in case it’s not that good! ha!ha! 🙂

            March 21, 2013 at 11:53 am
          • memyselfandkids.com says:

            So good of you to be thorough.

            March 21, 2013 at 11:54 am
          • now at home mom says:

            🙂 thanks! 🙂

            March 21, 2013 at 11:58 am
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    I love them ALL! 🙂

    March 21, 2013 at 8:43 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Katherine! It was fun & my little assistant was next to me looking at everything! 🙂

      March 21, 2013 at 11:45 am
  • Green Door Hospitality says:

    These are such fun projects! I love the wreath for the front door!!
    Kenley

    March 21, 2013 at 9:27 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Kenley! 🙂 I’m glad you did, I think the wreath for the front door is my favourite too! 🙂

      March 21, 2013 at 11:47 am
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    I can’t believe next week is easter….NEXT WEEK!!! It feels more like winter now then it did in December. Anywho…you are so creative! I love all of these. 😀

    March 21, 2013 at 12:24 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      I know, I can’t believe it either! I don’t feel ready for it! 🙂 ha!ha! We have so much snow over here it feels like January 🙂 Thank you very much Gabriela; you are always so nice! 🙂

      March 21, 2013 at 12:35 pm
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    Lovely projects Ingrid, very fun to make especially with the help of your ‘little assistant’ 🙂

    March 21, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Izabel! 🙂 even if can touch anything right now; he enjoys to be around and takes of advantage to try and touch anything he can get his little hands on! 🙂

      March 21, 2013 at 2:49 pm
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Great projects Ingrid! With all of this snow and cold here in Wisconsin I have not been feeling “springy” at all! I finally got the house all decorated this past weekend but I normally like to decorate a month ahead of time! This weekend we’ll have to dye eggs and visit the Easter Bunny but it seems so weird to do it with the snow outside!!

    March 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Melissa! 🙂 it’s true; it really doesn’t feel like spring has arrived! imagine next weekend; visiting the Easter bunny: already! it seems as if it’s still January! 🙂

      March 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm
  • rhema3one7 says:

    Awesome link. Thanks. Beautiful creations 🙂

    March 21, 2013 at 6:11 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thanks again Rhema! 🙂

      March 21, 2013 at 7:31 pm
  • mariateresa1983 says:

    Wonderful Easter decorations you have made Ingrid!

    March 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Maria! I can’t believe Easter is almost here 🙂

      March 21, 2013 at 7:32 pm
  • little poppits says:

    they look gorgeous well done. xx

    March 22, 2013 at 5:54 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thanks! 🙂 I prefer the 1st wreath; it’s better for Easter! I think! 🙂

      March 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm
      • little poppits says:

        i love them both, happy easter to you. x

        March 22, 2013 at 2:14 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          🙂 thanks, I’m happy you liked them both 🙂 can you believe Easter will be here very soon?

          March 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm
          • little poppits says:

            it freaks me out how time flys! x

            March 22, 2013 at 2:40 pm
          • now at home mom says:

            Me too! 🙂 soon we will be taking about summer vacation! 🙂

            March 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm
  • tinkerbelle86 says:

    Its still snowing on and off in London, uncharacteristically so. And I hate it

    March 22, 2013 at 11:22 am
    • now at home mom says:

      sorry, to hear this! I’m glad is no longer snowing here, but we still have snow that hasn’t melted! Can’t wait for warmer days! 🙂

      March 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm
  • arzea says:

    These are so awesome! Was that first wreath expensive?! I love it!! Thanks for sharing this on Domestic Superhero Sharing Thursday Link Party!

    March 22, 2013 at 1:52 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Allyson! I’m very happy to have been invited to your link party! As for the wreath; I got it for $24.99 from Michael’s (canadian), last time I went they still had some left over here! & Thanks; glad you liked it! 🙂

      March 22, 2013 at 2:02 pm
  • ohlidia says:

    Oh Ingrid! How creative…but of course, I already knew that! I remember making play dough with my girls. They could play with that stuff for hours!!! I can’t believe how much stuff you get done… I really need to do something crafty for Easter with my girls. Maybe tomorrow. We have our usual decorations for the house but now that we have wee little kittens, I’m not sure how much we could actually put out. Oh well… Have a great week-end!

    March 23, 2013 at 9:40 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Lidia! 🙂 you are also very creative with all your dishes and recipes; they are always so yummy! Nate, too, he loves playing with playdough for several hours, he makes a mess in our living room but it’s OK; I got used to it! ha!ha! 🙂 I hope you had a great weekend with your family too! 🙂

      March 26, 2013 at 2:00 am
  • mtetar says:

    Great News that Nate is well, and up to assisting.

    Oh WOW!!! Ingrid, these are all very nice creative projects. I love wreaths and enjoy making them thank you for sharing your projects. The playdough display is beautiful especially around this time of the year as Easter Projects.Your choices of colors are all soooo beautiful. Be Blessed, Mtetar

    March 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Mtetar! 🙂 always so kind! 🙂 I’m glad Nate is much, much better! he still has a runny nose but he feels great! 🙂 thank you; glad you liked the colors, they are perfect for Easter! 🙂

      March 26, 2013 at 2:04 am
  • Time With Thea says:

    WOW! You are so creative. What fun crafts to make for Easter! ~Thea

    March 24, 2013 at 11:05 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Thea! 🙂 I don’t decorate much for Easter but any excuse to get crafty! & I enjoyed preparing the playdough for Nate! 🙂

      March 26, 2013 at 2:05 am
  • thethinkingcloset says:

    Ahhhh! I haven’t done any “Easter” decorating, but this post is a reminder that you don’t need to spend all day on a project to have it look beautiful. I especially love your second wreath. Those green speckled eggs are just too precious!

    March 25, 2013 at 2:25 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Glad you liked them! 🙂 but I prefer your spring wreath; so beautiful with the fresh color you choose! 🙂

      March 26, 2013 at 2:13 am
      • thethinkingcloset says:

        Aw, shucks. Thanks, sweet Ingrid!

        March 26, 2013 at 2:14 am
        • now at home mom says:

          🙂 My pleasure!

          March 26, 2013 at 2:17 am
  • Allyson says:

    I will be featuring this post on my link party features tomorrow! It’s also so funny because I just made play dough last week with the kids and I’ll be posting it later this week! Twinsies! Thanks for sharing and I hope to see you back tomorrow!!

    March 27, 2013 at 10:32 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Allyson! I really appreciated! you are always so supportive! 🙂 I can’t wait to see your post about the play dough; they have fun with it! 🙂 & Yes, of course I will be there tomorrow! 🙂 thanks again!

      March 27, 2013 at 5:20 pm
  • sineamarie says:

    Love your Easter projects! Pinned it and now will share with my Facebook fans.

    Thanks so much for linking this post on my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. I am discovering so many great blogs and meeting their talented owners through this blog hop. Be sure to come back next week, OK?

    Many blessings, Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row

    March 28, 2013 at 8:40 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Sinea for visiting and sharing my blog! I just discovered yours and truly liked it! I’m glad you are hosting and yes, of course I will be there next week! thanks again! Hope you will have a great week! 🙂

      March 28, 2013 at 9:47 am

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