A little Easter D I Y

Easter has always held a special place in my heart. I love celebrating the greatest story that has ever been told. As a kid my brother and I would get up super early on Easter Sunday and my mom and dad had put chocolate eggs all over the house. It was so fun to run around the house and look in every nook and corner. It was always also fun to find chocolate eggs 6 months later in a corner I had missed. This year Lane and I are so excited to celebrate with Emerson the J O Y that is found in Easter! With that said I've put together a little DIY for your kid's Easter Basket. 

Here's what you'll need:

  • Easter Flag Design (Download here)
  • a piece of dowel (I used 1/4 inch thick)
  • Some ribbon, I used 3 different colours but whatever you have works. (You also don't need to add ribbon if you'd prefer not to)
  • Acrylic Paint (I used Martha Stewart from Michaels')
  • Sponge Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ruler
  • Utility Knife
  • Cutting Board

Here's how I did it:

  1. Print out the Easter Flag Design on a card stock paper. 
  2. Cut the flag out using a Utility Knife. Make sure you lay it on a cutting board as the Utility knife is very sharp. 

        3. Paint the dowel whatever colour you'd like. I used a cotton candy pink paint, because I have a pink basket for Emerson this year. I only had to have one coat but you might need two. While the paint is drying plug in your glue gun and let it get hot. 

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        4. Now you're gonna cut your ribbon about 10 inches long than the dowel. 
       5. Use your hot glue gun and glue the ribbon to dowel. Start at the very top of the dowel and wrap the ribbon around it. I wrapped it around almost three times.

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        6. Then I lined up the flag with the dowel so I knew how much hot glue to use on the dowel.

Now if you need a short break because it's been such difficult work thus far you can have a ribbon dancing break. It relieves stress. 

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        7. Squeeze a thin line of hot glue the length of the flag.
        8. Gently apply the flag to the dowel and press down until it cools and firms up.

And there you go! It's done and cute and fun!! I know Emerson will enjoy  waving it on Easter Sunday morning! He is Risen indeed!

One last thing, sorry for the dark photo's. Late night projects mean dark photos but here's one I took with Emerson's basket all set up and in beautiful morning sun!