I decided to make a little something for my nieces and nephews for Easter. Anyone that knows me well knows that I am all about all things mason jar, so I thought I could come up with something with mason jars and use them as sort of an Easter “basket” to put some candy in. Here’s what I came up with.
I SOOOO love them!! And they’re so easy to make. I just took pint jars, made sure they were clean, using rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs, and then spray painted them in pastel colors. I had the googly eyes and just hot glued them on. The beaks are just foam sheets that I cut into little triangles and hot glued on. And then I just used coordinating fabric scraps, cut them to fit the lid, and then used Mod Podge to attach them, but didn’t Mod Podge over the top of them, so it still looks like fabric and isn’t glossy. And then I found some Easter printables to make the little tags, punched a hole in them, and then tied it around the top with twine.
That’s it. SO fun, right?
AND THEN, I made these adorable little chicks.
There’s a free pattern to make them and it’s really pretty simple. You’re basically just crocheting a rectangle and then slip stitching it up two sides, stuffing it with fiber fill or beans or whatever you like and then slip stitching across the bottom. Here’s the pattern for it. Oh, and you have to do the little details part. I used brads for the eyes instead of the black knot thingy in the instructions. Whatever you want to do works. It’s all cute, just the same.
And then I just filled the jars with goodies and put some other stuff in the boxes with them. I also made a headband for each of the girls because they’re little and probably won’t eat a lot of the candy. The headband part I bought from Wally World and then I made each crochet flower and added a little button/jewel/bead to each one I made.
They should get the packages today, so I hope they all love the goodies.
Have a great weekend and Happy Easter to all!!