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A Dozen of My Favorite Last Minute Easter DIY’s

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A Dozen of My Favorite Last Minute Easter DIY’s

Cristina Soriano

Yup, it’s Easter this weekend, so get out your favorite pastels tucked in your wardrobe and sport them with pride! (Although, I must admit, I don’t think I own any!) Then, create some last minute projects to continue your festive spirit. Here are a dozen that I absolutely love!

Some Spiked Chocolate

Photo Courtesy of Craft Hunter

Photo Courtesy of Craft Hunter

Easter isn't just for kids, right? ! Make some festive shot glasses using chocolate Easter eggs. All you have to do is cut the top off of a chocolate egg, set it on an egg cup, and pour a shot full of Baileys! 

Cherry Blossom Eggs

Photo Courtesy of Design Improvised

Photo Courtesy of Design Improvised

Its finally Spring, it’s Easter AND cherry blossom season – 3 three of my favorite things! So why not decorate Easter eggs with this fabulous trilogy?! Simply die white eggs in pastel colors, and then using a glue gun, glue small fake flowers to the eggs! 

Bunny-Butt Sugar Cookies

Photo Courtesy of Pillsbury

Photo Courtesy of Pillsbury

No Easter is complete without something sweet (or perhaps far too many things)! These cookies are so adorable and so easy to create! Simply take some sugar cookie dough and cut into thin slices. Cut half of the slices into quarters and then shape those smaller pieces into ovals (for the feet). Bake in the oven and then decorate with colorful icing and candy! 

Glittered Eggs

Photo Courtesy of The Girl Inspired

Photo Courtesy of The Girl Inspired

So sophisticated and so easy to do! Simply put some white glue in a bowl and add a few teaspoons of water to thin it out a little. Dip the eggs in the glue and then in some glitter. To create polka dots, dip your finger in the glue and then press onto the eggshell. 

Up-Cycled Flowers

Photo Courtesy of Southern Living

Photo Courtesy of Southern Living

Not everything with Easter has to do with eggs! A festive give-away for an Easter luncheon can easily be created using old berry containers. For each guest, buy a potted pansy and plant it in the berry container. To create a basket handle, attach a pipe cleaner to the sides of the container with a hot glue gun. Oh! And don’t forget to hide a little chocolate bunny in within the leaves!

Ombre Eggs

Photo Courtesy of Trendenser

Photo Courtesy of Trendenser

I love how these eggs resemble the beautiful pink carnations that are part of the centerpiece. To create the look, spray paint an emptied egg with bright pink paint. Place in an egg cup and add a bloom! 

Hopping Hummus

Photo Courtesy of Handmade in the Heartland

Photo Courtesy of Handmade in the Heartland

I especially love this idea! Fill a clean terra cotta pot with some hummus and then top with some farm stand heirloom baby carrots! Heirloom carrots are my latest obsession – they are so colorful and taste so sweet. If you’re nervous to put the hummus directly into a pot, place a small bowl inside the pot, and then add the hummus. 

An Egg-cellent Fortune

Photo Courtesy of The Girl Inspired

Photo Courtesy of The Girl Inspired

Fortune cookies aren’t only for Chinese New Year or take-out! Make some fun fortune cookie inspired eggs this Easter! All you have to do is create fun fortunes (be as cheeky as you want!) on small strips of paper. Roll them and then insert into the small opening from which you created when you emptied out the egg yolk. 

Hop-cicles!

 A Kalio Chic Life

 A Kalio Chic Life

Create these fun popsicles using plastic egg containers! All you have to do is make one hole on the bottom of a plastic egg, fill with juice (or spiked juice) and stick a lollipop stick in the hole. Freeze for 24 hours and then serve!

Gold Confetti Napkins

Photo Courtesy of Design Mom

Photo Courtesy of Design Mom

Make some bright napkins for your Easter lunch by taking some linen napkins in bright pink, bold red and vibrant orange and stamp on some gold circles. You can use a cork as a stamp or the end of a spool or string or even a stencil! Make sure you use fabric paint that way the paint stays with every wash!

Eggshell Votives

Photo Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Photo Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Make some fun votives for the center of your Easter table, and so easily! All you need to do is hollow out some eggs and then place wire core wicks in the center of the eggs. Once in place, pour the rest of the wax into the eggs with a funnel. Place in egg cups at the center of the table, and enjoy! 

Door Love

Photo Courtesy of Ciao Newport Beach

Photo Courtesy of Ciao Newport Beach

Give your front door some much needed love by putting a beautiful planted flower on the knocker. Simply plant a spring flower (think: tulips, pansies, hyacinth, daffodils, ranunculus) in a steel bucket. Replace the metal handle with a beautiful sage ribbon and hang on your door! 

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