Last Minute Easter Printables

Easter gift tags and cards

For the final touch even the Easter bunny himself would approve of, print off these cards and add them to baskets and gifts. You can make it simple, and add a punny carrot tag. Or add a handmade touch with our Danish Easter letters template.

carrot easter gift tagsFunny and sweet compliment cardsEaster gift cards to pair with hair clipsDanish Easter Letters template

Add a hair clip to these printable “Here’s to a good hare day” cards. Or sprinkle in happy compliments for an easter basket for a friend!

Sugar-free Easter egg fillers

Printable Easter Gift coupons to put in sugar-free easter eggs

During social distancing, I have been doing my best to fill Jasper’s easter basket with fun activities to keep his little hands busy. The last thing I need is a sugar frenzy! (for him, or for me when I sneak his cadbury eggs.) These coupons above were made to be printed off, and take the place of candy filling your eggs for the hunt. Your kids will be extra surprised this year when they find coupons to cash in for a movie night of their choice, family karaoke, and more fun! There are blank coupons provided you can fill in with your own activity ideas too! It’s truly the Easter gift that keeps on giving, to the whole family!

Easter coloring pages

Easter Bunny coloring page

Easter egg hunt coloring pageChocolate bunny and Easter Candy coloring page

Print off copies of our exclusive Easter coloring pages for the whole family to enjoy!

Easter activities

Bunny and chick paper dolls

We could not be more excited about the addition of these whimsical Easter bunny and chick paper dolls to our shop this year! You can print off multiple outfits, and even a tablescape scene for the dolls to enjoy. Available in a colorful option OR a blank one to color in and make the fun last even longer!

Easter paper dolls and coloring pages activity pack

The set above includes all our paper dolls sets and Easter coloring pages. Complete your fun-filled Easter basket with this activity set!

Explore our full Easter shop here and get all ready for Sunday!

 

 

 

Danish Easter Letters

Danish Easter Letters – Gækkebreve

While you have your kids home from school, you can teach them about the symbolism of the snowdrop flower. As the first flower to pop up through the cold winter ground and signify spring is finally coming, snowdrops symbolize hope! We loved the way Kelsey Garrity Riley included snowdrops in her coloring page entry for our Picture Hope: The Social Distancing Coloring Book!

Though these Danish letters are often delivered leading up to Easter, they represent the entire spring season. Include a note explaining this fun tradition and you can start swapping notes and eggs with your neighbors!

Click here for the templates

How to make Danish Easter Letter patterns

The traditional way of making Danish Easter letters is similar to the technique of making snowflakes during the winter. But we decided to make a few more elaborate ones in case you wanted a challenge. We even made a couple so that you can put it into your craft cutting machine (Silhouette or Cricut machines work great!).

Materials:

See above

Instructions:

Elaborate Templates

To make the elaborate cut ones seen here, download our templates (you can find them here).

Handcut: Use our PDF template to print out and trace onto your piece of paper. Use a craft cutting knife if you’d like to hand cut it using a cutting mat underneath.

Craft Cutting Machine: You can cut it out on your craft cutting machine using our SVG files (also found here.

For simpler designs

Like making paper snowflakes you can use a few techniques to get the look you’re going for. Here are some tips:

  • Fold your paper in quarters. Draw your pattern onto one of the corners and cut out.
  • Turn your paper into a square by folding one corner to the opposite side of the paper. Cut off the excess. This technique is if you want yours to be more circular in nature.
  • Think chicks, bunnies, eggs, hearts to get into the spirit of the season!

Add in a snowdrop flower

Traditionally you would add in a snowdrop flower into your letter to send off, but we didn’t have one handy so we added a hyacinth from our yard as well as some wild grape hyacinth.

We’d love to see your versions. Tag us with #LarsMakes.

Compliment Cards to Spread the Joy (not the germs)

funny and kind compliment cards to send to people you admire!

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How to use these compliment cards

Everyone could use a little more sunshine right now. Do you have a friend who is always giving you the advice right when you need it? (and when you want it! A hard balance to find!) Send them the “you help me grow” compliment card! Your friend that has been sending all the right memes right as social distancing is starting to get unbearable? Send them the “you are my favorite person to text” compliment card! Have a coworker you were just starting to make small talk with before you started working from home? Send them the “you have great style” compliment card and keep that friendship going!

funny and kind compliment cards to send to people you admire!

Share joy with everyone!

There is a compliment card for every kind of relationship in your life. Your sister, your childhood best friend, your neighbor you admire from afar, your boss, anyone! Even a stranger at the grocery store who is rocking their mix patterns and bold colors, tell them they have good taste!

Click here to download the printable version!

We would love to see how you use your compliment cards to spread joy, tag us here!

DIY Baby Bunny Bonnet

twins wearing baby bonnets

The simple printable pattern for your own Easter bunny baby bonnet can be found here! Choose any fabric you like and get started!

Our favorite springtime fabrics for this project

 

newborn baby girl in baby bonnet

DIY baby bonnets

How to make your own baby bonnet

  1. Print out the pattern pieces
  2. Cut out all of the printed pattern pieces.
  3. The “bonnet backing” paper pieces should be pinned together at the double solid line marks before cutting the fabric so the piece is the right size. 
  4. Lay out the pattern pieces on your fabric and cut out the correct amount of each piece. 
  5. Using a chalk pencil, mark the sewing line. This will speed up your process as you begin to begin to pin and sew.
  6. You will need to sew the bunny ear pieces first! 
  7. Take two of the bunny ear pieces and place them right sides together, you can use two different fabrics if you like! 
  8. Pin ears together. 
  9. Once pinned sew around the ear in the indicated spot on the pattern leaving the bottom of the ear open.  
  10. Once sewn, clip and notch any curves on the ear so that it will lay the right way. 
  11. Flip the ear inside out, and press the ear. 
  12. Repeat steps 7-11 for the other ear. 
  13. Now you can start on the bonnet!
  14. Take one of your bonnet sides and one of your bonnet backing pieces and pin the pieces together along the sewing line. You may notice a bit of overhand at the back of the bonnet on the backing piece, that will be used to close the bonnet up later. 
  15. Once the one side is pinned, repeat step 6 on the other side of the same bonnet piece. 
  16. Be sure to pin so that the seams will both be facing the same direction. 
  17. Once both sides are pinned, sew the bonnet on both sides at the line you just pinned.  
  18. You will need to remove pins as you sew. 
  19. Repeat steps 14-18 with the remaining bonnet pieces, only this time you will add in your bunny ears at about 2.5 inches in from the front of the bonnet. 
  20. To place the ears you will fold them in half, if there is a color you would like the inside of the ear to be make sure that color is on the inside of the fold. 
  21. Once folded correctly you will place them front facing (check the orientation of the ears to make sure, you don’t want a backwards ear!) in at 2.5 inches in with the ear placed in between the bonnet side and the bonnet backing with the open end of the ear being the part sticking out with the seam. 
  22. Be sure to add in the ear on both sides.  
  23. Once both of your bonnet pieces are sewn, press open the seams of the bonnet. 
  24. Once pressed, you will pin the two bonnet pieces together, both seams at this point will be facing outward, you will flip it inside out after sewing it together.  As you pin you will need to add in your straps. Pin them in at the front bottom corners. 
  25. When placing the straps you will place the ribbon sandwiched between the two pieces, you might find this confusing but once you flip the pieces the right way your strap will stick out. 
  26. Make sure your seams align and leave the back of the bonnet open so you can flip it the right way later.  
  27. If you are having a hard time with the bulk from the ears and ribbon  being sandwiched between the two pieces, pull them through the back opening that you are not sewing closed yet. 
  28. Once you have your pieces pinned together and the straps in place you can sew the two pieces together.
  29. Be sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of sewing these pieces together. 
  30. Once sewn together, pull your ears that have been placed in the opening and it will pull the piece the right way out hiding any seams inside. 
  31. Press your recently sewn pieces together flat and tuck back opening pieces up, press and pin in place. 
  32. Once pressed you will sew as close as you can to your edge all around the bonnet to secure the hat pieces together. 
  33. Be sure to sew closed the bottom hole which will naturally sew closed in step 32. 
  34. Press the finished bonnet and out out on your baby! 

This tutorial can also be completed without the bunny ears for a standard baby bonnet!

newborn twin boy in baby bonnet for easter

We love seeing what Easter looks like for you and all the great things have made! Be sure to tag us with #larsmakes so we can see how precious your bunny bonnets turn out!

Easter Shop Now Open!

Easter Activity Pack

First up, our Springtime Activity Pack. This is intended to sit snuggle inside of an Easter basket for your craft child. It comes with a set of double sided origami paper, ten rolls of beautiful washi tape and an acrylic tape dispenser, a set of pastel rainbow pens, and a set of colorful glue sticks. SO fun!

washi tape holder and rainbow washi tapeEaster origami chick and bunny

Stay tuned for some origami Easter tutorials!

Easter basket stuffers for your child

Next up, the cutest accessories you ever did see! I mean, look at this adorable bunny visor!

bunny ear visor

And bunny socks for someone who is TOE-tally awesome?! I may make Jasper wear these! 😉bunny socks for toddlers

Easter Hair accessories

Now for the hair clips, which are my personal favorite.

Here’s to a good HARE day (comes with the card so it can go straight into the basket). A velvet bunny hair tie.

And some metallic gold bunny bobbi pins. These are my personal favorite.have a good hare day card and clipgold bunny hair clip

As well as some bunny hair clips in blue and deep rose.bunny clips

Toddler Easter basket stuffers

Now, for the babies! I LOVE this wooden egg set. One half of them come with magnets and reveal a little yolk inside. How sweet is that?!

wooden eggs magnetic with yolk for kids

Ok! Those are my faves from the bunch, but we have more! Head on over to the Lars Easter Shop to see them all!

Personalized Name Tag Ribbons

Personalized Easter ribbons

Personalized Ribbons with Brother

Our collaboration with Brother highlights that we should imagine, enhance, and embellish the moments that matter, and with the P-touch Embellish ELITE, we’ve come up with an easy project that we think you’ll really enjoy! Brother helped us out with their easy-to-use ribbon and tape printers, and the P-touch Embellish ELITE was the perfect tool for this craft.

Cutest Easter Egg cups

We just introduced our tutorial for Pysanky Eggs and the pretty Ceramic Totem Egg Cups that our previous intern Betsy Croft created for us (now available in our shop). With help from the P-touch ELITE, the Egg Cups gained some embellishment with family names to further personalize them and provide an easy and festive way to create some name tags at the table.

National Craft Month

The embellishment might seem like an obvious addition, but the impact is big when creating a craft to represent your family, especially for a classic holiday like Easter. The Brother P-touch ELITE makes the process so easy for you to create individualized designs that enhance your crafting. We can’t wait to see what you create in these last few days of National Craft Month!

This post is sponsored by P-Touch Embellish ELITE. We love our brands who allow us to create unique ideas for you! 

Quarantine Creativity: DIY Stuffed Easter Bunny

DIY Stuffed Easter Bunny

You can find the Stuffed Easter Bunny template here.

Directions: 

  1. Using a tailor’s pencil (you can use a regular pencil too, when finished you wont see the lines) to trace the outline of the bunny.
  2. Once you have the outline of the bunny traced add a 3/8″ border around the traced line.
  3. Cut out 2 of your template on the 3/8″ border line. We layered our fabric and cut two at once.
  4. Pin the newly cut side together with the right sides facing each other. This will be most important if you are using a fabric with a print.
  5. Once the pieces are cut out and pinned together, begin sewing around the remaining traced line (the line that you traced the template with).
  6. Start sewing from the bottom (backstitching at the beginning of your sewing and at the end) and once you return to the bottom leave 2″-3″ of the seam open so you can flip the pattern inside out.
  7. Clip and notch and curves appropriately.
  8. Once clipped open your seam and press the tabs open on both sides.
  9. Once pressed, flip your pattern inside out through the opening you left at the bottom. You may need to pay extra attention to the the ears since they are small and may require a little extra time to get the all the way reversed.
  10. Once your bunny is right fabric out, gently press open the edges.
  11. Begin stuffing your bunny, you can use a pencil to get to any hard to reach areas! Just be sure not to push too hard.
  12. Once your bunny is stuffed to your liking, use your need and thread and close the opening using an invisible stitch!
  13. Using a pom-pom maker, make a pom-pom and once you have it at the right size and shape use a needle and thread to attach it!

We love seeing what Easter looks like for you and all the great things have made! Be sure to tag us with #larsmakes so we can see how this little guy is living in your home!

How to make Pysanky Eggs with Betsy Croft

How to do Psyanky

What isa Pysanky Egg? Simply put, it is an Easter egg decorated using a wax resist method. It literally means “to write” as you’ll soon learn in the video.

But, it is so much more than that. Ukrainians have been decorating eggs, creating these miniature jewels, for countless generations. The design motifs on pysanky date back to pre-Christian times and many date to early Slavic cultures making these eggs incredibly meaningful and full of rich history!

Pysanky Eggs

You can find the Pysanky instructions in our e-book here.

You may feel daunted looking at these but Betsy breaks it down easy as can be so that you and I can get started making them. Download the E-book now so you can get started!

And in case you need something special to display those beautiful Pysanky eggs in that you are about to make, checkout these incredible Ceramic Totem Egg Cups that we collaborated on found in The House Lars Built Shop plus so many other projects to keep yo occupied during these hard times.

Be sure to tag us with #Larsmakes so we can see how your eggs turn out!

Easter Egg Wreath Workshop!!!

 

Easter is April 12th this year, but we are already feeling the need to stock up on Cadbury Eggs, and more than anything we are ready for that Spring weather! 

Eggs, and weather aside we have decorations on our minds and we think this year is the perfect year to resurrect our Rainbow Easter Egg Wreath. So, this is exactly what we will be doing! 

Here’s how it works! 

  1. Sign up! We are offering only 20 seats, be sure to sign up quick so you don’t miss your spot! 
  2. Mark your calendar for Thursday March 19th at 6:30 pm MST 
  3. Come the night of the 19th ready to craft your art out! 
  4. Hang your rainbow easter egg wreath on your door and nom on Cadbury Eggs while we wait for the warm weather to join us! 

Details: 

  • The cost of the workshop starts at $55 dollars during early bird registrations (which is going on RIGHT NOW! Sign up and get the best possible price!) and will climb in $10 dollar increments, last minute booking will cost $75 and is contingent on the amount of seats still available. 
  • All materials provided! Tools such as wire cutters, hot glue guns, paints, and scissors will be provided for use at the workshop.
    • You will leave with
      • Book of instructions for the Rainbow Easter Egg Wreath
      • 12” Wire wreath form
      • Wire
      • Floral tape
      • Crepe paper 
      • Eggs 
  • We will get you all of the crafting knowledge you need to successfully create your wreath in hopes that you will finish while at Lars. However, If you do not finish you will be set to finish your masterpiece from the comfort of your own home with the instruction book provided!
  • Light snacks will be served! 

We can’t wait to see you! Be sure to sign up now so you don’t miss your seat! We are so excited to see you on the 19th! It’s going to be one heck of a good time!!! 

Easter Egg Runner Tablescape

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Easter Egg Runner Tablescape

What’s Easter without dying eggs? There are lots of cool techniques and methods to create fun, patterned eggs, but sometimes simple is best. This go around we wanted to focus on the color palette more than anything else. We dyed our eggs in a bright and punchy palette or corals, chartreuse, and forest green to create this Easter Egg Runner Tablescape! Bonus? Instead of buying kits to dye your eggs, you just need basic food coloring! Plus a whole lot of eggs and the carton they come in! Set the table with some coordinating dinnerware, and you’re ready for Easter Brunch.

Learn how to make the dye colors and the Easter Egg Runner after the jump!

Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tree

Naturally Dyed Easter Egg TreeEaster Trees have been around for a while and there are quite a few versions out there. I love the Swedish tradition of covering branches with brightly colored feathers. We made a paper version you can check out here. This year we wanted to put a personalized spin on this traditional decoration with a Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tree! This Easter Season I’ve been on a natural dying kick for my Easter eggs! I love the subtle tones and muted colors you can achieve with fruits and vegetables. Of course, it’s a bit trickier than using boxed dye kits, but I think the end results are worth it. To create our egg “ornaments,” we teamed up with Brother to use their P-touch Embellish machine to create custom ribbons for hanging our eggs! This turns a typical Easter decoration into an heirloom you’ll keep forever. 

Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tree

Get the full tutorial on natural dying eggs and making your Easter Egg Tree Ornaments!

Citrus Carrot Favor

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Citrus Carrot Favor

We’re nearing the end of winter and I’m ready to welcome the season of gardening, planting, and flowers! I might be jumping the gun a bit, but is anyone else over the frigid temps and grey skies? Easter is much earlier this year as well, so all the more reason to jump on it. Typically, Easter means the arrival of all sorts of sugary sweets. Chocolate eggs and jelly beans galore. So here is your healthier alternative: Citrus Carrot Favors are made of three different varieties of citrus fruits to build this sweet carrot! Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for sugar, but we thought we’d create a more refreshing alternative to mix things up. Bring these Citrus Carrot Favors to the office, the classroom, or to your neighbors as a seasonal treat! Chances are they’ll appreciate the sentiment and the juicy fruit!

Get the easy how-to after the jump!