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We asked you to send in photos of your best Easter creations for our 2009 contest, and you overwhelmed us with all the beautiful projects submitted! Here are the 10 grand-prize winners, as well as a few favorites we chose as runners-up.
Pas07 made these adorable bunnies from polymer clay, and shared the how-to on her blog.
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Flower Basket Cake
Dragonfly made this stunning Easter basket cake by weaving fondant over a cake base, and then topping it with bright gumpaste flowers.
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Crocheted Nest Box and Eggs
Amygurumi created this crocheted bird's nest box and floral lid with crocheted eggs to go inside. The pattern for this original design is available at shopamygurumi.etsy.com.
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Spring Vegetable Basket
This luscious basket of spring vegetables, made by shelbyweeg, makes a beautiful -- and edible -- spring centerpiece.
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A vegetable tray is a lovely way to start a meal. Look closely at this one; it's the perfect meal ending. Di-r made this sweet "Veggie" Tray for some friends to enjoy with coffee. The platter is made entirely of cookies and candy -- the carrots and celery were made from spritz cookie dough; the eggs were formed from candy melts; the olives are black jelly beans, and frosting stood in for an herb dip!
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Easter Table Runner
CalliMakesDo made this simple spring table runner using polka-dot fabric left over from another project, then lined it with rickrack for even greater visual impact. To learn how to make your own, visit CalliMakesDo's blog.
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Even the pickiest eater would love maryskillin's vegetable-shaped cakes. What would you pick from the garden first? A carrot, radish, cabbage, or peapod?
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Crafter Double_Trouble was inspired by Miyako Kanamori's book, "Sock and Glove," to make this cute little bunny from a pair of gloves.
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Baby Bunny Hat
This sweet bunny hat was made from a mens' T-shirt sleeve by pumpkinpetunia. Visit her blog to learn more about this and her other favorite Easter projects.
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Carting fussily frosted cupcakes to an Easter gathering can be quite a challenge, so PhotoDivaJ got creative with paper when adorning her sweet treats. She made cupcake toppers using a Martha Stewart bunny punch, and affixed them to card-stock signs stamped with an Easter message.
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This newborn chick's egg is made of COE96 white glass. Her winsome yellow eyes are glass nuggets with painted pupils, and her pouting beak, glass confetti. The egg cracks, flowers, and grass were hand-painted onto the egg. Her legs are made from twisted copper wire and attached with E6000 glue, and while she is able to stand on her own, she'd prefer to be attached to a spring jacket with the pin at her back. Her creator, Nancster, says that this chick hopes to one day be invited to compete on "Dancing with the Stars."
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Puppy Cake with Spring Flowers
This sweet-looking puppy nestled in a bed of spring flowers will make an even sweeter-tasting Easter dessert. Thank you, tida, for sharing your canine confection!
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Spring Flowers Quilt
Crafter victoriawebster made this quilt to welcome the bright colors of spring into her home for Easter.
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Handmade Bunny Cookies
Handmade bunny cookies are the perfect Easter treat, like these, made by Thays.
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Pansy-Embroidered Basket and Doily
Inspired by her husband's favorite flower -- the pansy -- Pepopo created this beautiful free-standing lace-embroidered basket and matching doily.
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Chocolate Bunny Easter Card
A chocolate bunny sitting atop green grass bids a happy spring to the lucky recipient of JackMacsMom's handmade Easter and spring greeting card.
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Napkin Decoupage Eggs
Crafter littletravelers followed Martha's directions for paper-napkin decoupaged eggs and was thrilled with the results. We are, too!
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Carrot Treat Holder
These personalized carrot pouches were waiting for Double_Trouble's young sons on Easter morning. A little clue tied to a candy stick led the boys to their baskets.
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Embellished White Eggs
These exquisite eggs appear to be elaborately designed but are simply white eggs decorated with marker and beads by lmorter.
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Bunny Table Topper
Crafter Heart2Hand2 loves having a handmade centerpiece for her kitchen table to celebrate each season. For spring, she designed this 6-by-12-inch Easter quilt table-topper, and hung it on a beachwood quilt rack stained to match her kitchen cabinets.
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These ornate, colorful eggs were made by smpane.
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Amigurumi Duck with Bunny Ears
This duck was crocheted amigurumi-style by jab47. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed animals.
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Spring Paper Bird
Shabbyinpink gave a ceramic bird found at a flea market a romantic, chic look by covering it in vintage-style scrapbooking paper and pairing it with plastic eggs papier-mached with vintage music sheets.
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Japanese Washi Eggs
Rvkam used traditional Japanese washi paper to cover these colorful Easter eggs.
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Easter Basket Cake
Inspired by the May Day baskets her mother used to make, Dragonfly made an Easter basket cake brimming with flowers using gumpaste and fondant.
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These adorable carrot eggs were created by sophluce.
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