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Easter

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Easter Bucket

Steps:8
Materials
  • Chick and flower template
  • Plastic bucket in a spring color
  • Fun foam, $4.99 per package of 40, from Jo-Ann Stores
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue, from Martha Stewart Crafts, or  Perfect Glue No. 2, $3.11, by Liquid Nails, available at amazon.com and hardware stores
  • Easter Grass (you can also buy readymade Easter grass at D. Blumchen & Company)
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Paper Easter Baskets

Steps:5
These pastel paper bags decorated with construction paper are a whimsical alternative to the traditional woven baskets.
Materials
  • Colored paper bags and construction paper (both available at craft stores)
  • Eyelet kit (available at sewing stores)
  • Utility knife
  • Flower and leaf templates
  • Microhole punch (or awl)
  • Hammer
  • 2-foot length of 2-inch-wide wired ribbon
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Metallic Eggs

Steps:2
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Glittered Sticker Eggs

Steps:4
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Tissue-Paper-Decorated Eggs

Steps:2
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Floral-Motif Eggs

Steps:3
Stylized patterns from paper napkins can brighten a clutch of undyed eggs. Tuck them inside a basket along with some holiday sweets for a one-of-a-kind Easter display.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Patterned white paper napkins
  • Blown-out eggs (Learn how to blow out an egg with these step-by-step instructions.)
  • Mod Podge matte glue sealant
  • Small and medium craft brushes
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Easter Place Cards

Steps:3
Add an especially festive touch to your Easter table with whimsical place cards bearing chick, bunny, or lamb designs. They are simple to make, requiring little more than our templates and a few common pantry items.
Materials
  • Animal templates
  • Scissors
  • Card stock
  • Pencil
  • Craft glue, such as Sobo
  • Tweezers
  • Yellow cornmeal
  • Black lentils
  • Orange lentils
  • White cornmeal
  • Red food coloring (optional)
  • Panko Japanese breadcrumbs
  • Oats
  • Fennel seeds, dried parsley, or dried rosemary
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Silk-Dyed Easter Eggs

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Easter eggs
Give your Easter eggs a one-of-a-kind look with this simple silk-dyeing technique.
Materials
  • Large or extra-large raw eggs
  • Glass or enamel pot
  • Scissors
  • Pieces and scraps of 100 percent silk -- including cut-up silk ties, blouses, or boxers -- large enough to cover an egg
  • Squares of undyed cotton or pieces of old white sheets, pillowcases, or tablecloths that are large enough to cover silk-wrapped eggs
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • Twist ties
  • Warm water
  • Tongs or spoon
  • Cooling rack
  • Vegetable oil
  • Paper towels
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Faux-Chocolate Bunnies

Steps:10
This beautiful faux-chocolate bunny is a timeless Easter decoration you can enjoy year after year.
Materials
  • Easter bunny chocolate molds
  • Binder clips
  • Clothespins
  • Scissors
  • Bucket
  • Bamboo skewer or other long, slender stick
  • File, sandpaper, and/or Dremel tool with a sanding attachment
  • Durham's water putty
  • Drill with paint mixer attachment, or paint mixing stick
  • White primer paint
  • Brown paint (Martha used liquid acrylic -- a mix of burnt sienna, burnt umber, and white)
  • Clear satin topcoat
  • Paint in a variety of colors for details
  • Ribbon and flowers for embellishing
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Clover and Eggs Basket

Steps:2
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