Easter, the last day of March, is just around the corner. It is one of the best times of the year. In fact, only second to Christmas really. Everywhere you see, there are beautiful vibrant colours. Winter is slowly leaving and the sun is shining again. There are new leaves and new flower buds. Birds are singing their happy cheerful songs, as if welcoming the King of Seasons. This season has been important across history; poets have even written poetry on it, it is that important! With Easter comes spring break, which inevitably means a lot of get together with family, friends and other near and dear ones.
Now it’s never quite nice to show up empty handed if you have a dinner or lunch invitation to attend now is it? Now while it is perfect acceptable to show up with a nice bottle of wine or a beautiful vibrant bouquet that you buy from the store, it is much more special and very dear to present your hosts with something handmade. There’s something about handmade gifts that make the whole experience all the more special, and nothing store bought can ever even compete. Remember as a kid, how exciting it was when guests were over and you were given jelly beans of all colours you could possibly imagine, humongous white or milk chocolate bunnies, brightly colored eggs, and marshmallow eggs? But while it is easy to give chocolates and other sweet treats to children (which would probably cause a sugar high and some very overactive kids), it is slightly harder to give an adult a DIY gift. But don’t worry, keep reading, as we have listed some excellent ideas for handmade gifts that are sure to impress and awe your hosts, both adult and children alike.
5 DIY Gift Ideas For Easter
How can there be Easter without some beautifully colored eggs? This is also a project where you can get the kids involved. This is a classic, and it is a classic for a reason. This is one of the simplest DIYs but probably one of the best and most fun filled ones. Take a few hard boiled eggs, if you want to eat them as little snack later, or take out the inside and keep just the whole shell. Then let your imagination go wild. They can be as simple or as fancy as you want. Make them colourful, stick different colored paper, or maybe give them a more rustic feel with newspaper cut outs. Do it with the kids, and you are sure to have a lot of fun as a family. If you are vegetarian or a vegan, buy plastic eggs from the store and decorate them. You can even add small messages or treats inside them to give them an even more personal touch.
DIY Crayons of Different Shapes
This is a perfect from a kid to a gift present idea. It requires a bit of adult supervision as you will have to melt crayons, but otherwise this is another DIY that the kids will love to do with you. The best part about this is that it is completely customizable! All you need for this are a few packs of different colored crayons, plan before hand and buy accordingly. You will also need some baking moulds of different shapes. Maybe fire trucks or angels or cupcakes, or if you want to stick to the theme a bit more, you could go with carrot, or eggs, or bunny shaped one. Melt the crayons in a double boiler. Once they are completely melted, put them in the different baking mould and let them in cool. An innovative idea would be to mix colours according to your liking, and name them. Once you are satisfied with batch of crayons that you have made, put them in a pretty gift box, tie it with ribbon, and you now have a wonderful DIY gift that will be very well appreciated.
They say if someone does not like dessert, you should not trust them! But jokes apart, giving a delicious baked dessert as a gift is an amazing idea. You can make anything your heart pleases, whether they are decadent brownies or cookies, or maybe you want to bring the dessert, like a cheesecake or a pie, for the dinner party that you are invited to. Whip up whatever it is that you are making, pack it with some festive wrapping and you are good to go. You can even make different kinds of homemade chocolate, as they pair perfectly with a bottle of wine. Pack your chocolates in a nice box or festive bag with different colored ribbons, and you have a treat, not only to eat but also for the eyes.
Up cycled Bunny Shaped Bags
If you have scraps of fabric or old clothes you do not care for anymore, this is a good DIY for you. Break out the sewing kit and get sewing. All you need is some fabric, and measurements for a tote bag. Make any kind of tote bag that you like, with any accessories that you wish. You could give it a more Easter touch by adding some floppy bunny ears or using a fabric with egg shaped motifs. Add a zipper or embellishments to jazz it up some more. This makes for a great gift as tote bags are not only fashionable but also immensely handy to have around. You can even stuff the bag with some sweet treats or some other small gifts and trinkets to make it even more adorable.
DIY Lip balm
Even though winter is gone, the slight chill still remains in the air. Moreover, lip balms are always a handy thing to have in your purse or bag. These are also highly customizable. Melt some coconut oil, some shea butter, and some flavouring like mint chocolate or strawberry. You can also a few drops of food colouring to turn it into a tinted lip balm. Once your mixture has melted completely, stir and put in small cute containers. Pop them in the fridge to firm, and done! You can also stick on some hand written labels on top for aesthetic purposes.