Thank you so much for joining me in this blog hop today! I’ve teamed up with 11 other extremely talented bloggers to share our Easter crafts on a budget. Each of us was given a budget of no more than $10 and challenged to create an Easter inspired craft using items from the dollar store or dollar section of our local stores. If you have any budget friendly Easter crafts to share, please add it to the link-up at the bottom of this post so it can be seen on all of our blogs!
Meet the Hosts!
So this past weekend I spent a ton of time organizing my house, deciding what to keep and get rid of, putting away winter items (finally!), and pulling out some Spring decor to display. As I was putting some pieces up, I realized that I didn’t have many outdoor decorations. Or any at all. That needed to change immediately.
I decided an Easter wreath was a good place to start and I wanted something Easter-y but could also be kept up for the remainder of Spring. I didn’t see anything in any stores that was along the lines of what I was looking for, but I did find a moss bunny figurine in Target’s dollar section, and the ideas started brewing…
I’m super excited to announce that I will FINALLY be incorporating YouTube more and more now! You’re probably thinking, “Chelc, you’ve said that before and you’ve never followed through.” Yeah, yeah, I know. But look! Here is the first of many video tutorials to come! The proof is in the pudding, or something like that. But if you’d rather see step-by-step tutorial photos and text, you can follow along below!
- pool noodle
- moss bunny figurine
- 3 jute string spools
- faux flowers
- hot glue & glue sticks
1. Gather your supplies. I got the flowers and the pool noodle from the dollar store and the moss bunny and jute string from Target’s dollar section. Even with the bunny being apart of the $3 section of Target’s “dollar section” (really, Target? just kidding, i love you.), the whole wreath only cost me $8!
2. Remove the sticker from the pool noodle and tape into a round form.
3. Taking your jute string, glue one end down and let dry.
4. Wrap the entire wreath form with the jute.
5. Cut a 12″ piece of jute and tie it in a loop. Glue it to the top and let dry.
6. Taking your moss bunny, glue the paws and the tail to the wreath form. Let dry sitting up. I propped mine up on a dining chair. Being so close to Easter, all these bunny figurines may be snatched up already so be sure to check out my friend Erlene’s post on how she made her own moss bunnies!
7. Take your flowers and pop them off the stems.
8. Glue the flowers around the bunny, one by one, so that it looks like the bunny is frolicking through a field of wild flowers.
9. Hang it up on your door and watch all your neighbors admire it with envy!
I’m seriously so in love with this, you guys. So much so that this is probably my favorite dollar store craft that I’ve ever done. I love that it works for Easter, but can also stay up for the rest of Spring because it’s so nature-y. And the moss / jute combo really pops against my purple door. ;)
Looking for more budget friendly Easter crafts? Visit these blogs for their creative ideas! And be sure to share your $10 or less Easter crafts in the link-up below and be seen on all 12 blogs!