Easter and me get along in the following ways:
A) Our mutual affection for all the chocolate in the stores, especially my Cadbury cream eggs.
B) Egg decorating, which pretty much is standard fare the moment you have kids and revisit your childhood egg dyeing projects.
C) Eating good food, made with eggs.
Easter and me are kind of like me and pastels and patterns. You probably won’t catch me wearing any. Ever.
I don’t know why and it’s not like I dislike the holiday, it’s just not my favorite out there to inspire me to do crafts for. I am probably shooting myself in the foot by writing this because by next year maybe something will change and I’ll be all over some project for it.
But as I said, what I do love making and will make any excuse to make are cards. And I do Easter cards every year.
How to make Easter Cards with Fabric Scraps
These are this years.
I tend to re-use a lot of older materials from previous crafts. Two simple reasons for this.
- Reusing craft materials is always great for the environment.
- Craft supplies can cost a lot of money.
So I try and work with what I’ve got. That doesn’t mean I don’t hoard fabric and craft materials though. Good luck getting me out of IKEA’s textiles department. You’d think I could sew or something.
First up, for the kids. Another appearance of the work socks I used on Valentine’s Cards I once made. Only this time as bunnies. Mixed in with some fabric from an old sleeper.
You never know when there’s going to be an egg shower.
That’s right I said socks. Those bunnies are old socks. Washed of course.
Then I went to my stash of IKEA fabrics to make some simple eggs. This is the FREDERIKA fabric.
Which of course has been discontinued. But Amazon has some surprisingly nice choices similar to this one:
And this is the ANNBETH fabric leftover from the DIY Bulletin Board.
I used my old IKEA KALAS plates (they’ve since changed the shape of them) to make a basket outline. Because sometimes it’s nice to leave the eggs white and make the baskets colorful.
I swear I do also do cards on white cardstock. But this is what happens when you have several 50% off coupons for Michael’s and ransack their supply of kraft paper cards and envelopes.
As for the glue? I usually use Mod Podge for any crafts because I find it dries clear, flat and much faster than school glue. Happy card making!