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Michaels Makers Easter Challenge

Michaels Makers Easter Challenge

Easter is right around the corner! If you haven’t started decorating or building your Easter baskets, we’ve got all of the inspiration you need.

Our Michaels Makers are here to show us their tips and tricks on getting your home Easter ready and building bunny-approved baskets that your kids will love.

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Michaels has everything you need to MAKE it the best Easter. Share your Easter DIYs with us on Instagram using #MakeItWithMichaels.

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Maker Tips for Creating a Bunny-Approved Easter Tablescape

Creating a beautiful Easter tablescape doesn’t have to be daunting. Michaels has everything you need to pull it off! To help, we’ve gathered 5 simple Maker tips to help you create an eye-catching Easter display that is sure to wow your guests. Easter Tablescape

1. Use Varying Heights

Use items of varying heights to create a visually appealing tablescape. A good rule of thumb is to start with a few larger pieces of graduated heights and then fill in the spaces with smaller décor items like the metallic eggs and baby chicks seen below.Vintage Easter Tablescape

Here we’ve created various heights with the Greenery Pedestal Arrangements. First, flip basswood canvas boards over and glue them to different size candlesticks. We painted them a neutral gray that allows the décor to shine and then added detail on the edges with a gold paint pen. Add a greenery mat inside the board and then top with sweet floral blooms, gilded eggs or a foiled bunny!

2. Mix Ready-Made Décor with DIY

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Mixing pre-made with handmade makes a unique and one-of-a-kind display. Make a beautiful dessert buffet by mixing a little DIY with ready-made décor pieces for a set up that is any bunny would approve.  Easter Candy Pedestals

These simple, colorful Easter Candy Pedestals are just two products glued together: cute candy jars atop wooden candlesticks. Not only are they fun candy vessels, they also help you create varied heights as mentioned up above!

Ribbon Embellished Cookie Basket

Putting your signature touch on a pre-made décor piece is really very simple! It’s as easy as weaving a grosgrain ribbon through a colorful berry basket. Just add a parchment paper liner for a simple and sweet Cookie Basket.

3. Choose Transitional Décor  Natural Easter Scene

When adding new décor pieces to your home around holidays, choose color palettes that extend throughout the season like this Natural Floral Arrangement. Soft blush pinks and organic arrangements are key trends this year; which means this arrangement will stay fresh far past the Easter holiday.

Natural Floral Arrangement

Free flowing organic blooms like roses and peonies that are arranged loosely play with multiple textures such as smooth eucalyptus and feathered blooms.

Maker tip: place your largest florals first and then fill in the spaces with foliage and smaller flowers like baby’s breath sprays.

4. Use Floral Bushes

Peony and Tulip Floral Arrangement

Floral bushes are a great value. Multiple floral blooms per bush add volume when complementing single floral stems. This arrangement is made up of one cream peony bush that was fluffed to make a base for the stems. We then added pops of color with a few yellow tulips, pink peonies and a purple mini flower stem.

5. Little DIYs Go a Long Way

Easter Bunny Stamped Napkins

Even if you’re pressed for time between preparing the house and juggling the menu, a little DIY project can make a big statement. These Easter Bunny Stamped Napkins are simple to make in under an hour. The napkins are cut from a mini fabric bolt, and then the edges are fringed simply by pulling out the threads – no sewing required! The best ink to use is StazOn® as it will last through the wash.

Maker tip: Practice stamping on a scrap sheet of paper first to get a feel for the appropriate amount of ink and pressure needed.

Mercury Glass Egg Place Card

For a finishing touch, customize place settings for your guest by adding fresh herbs to finished décor pieces like these Mercury Glass Egg Place Cards. It not only adds an organic look and feel, but gets your guest excited for the meal to come.

What are your go-to decorating tips? Share them with us in the comments below!

Easter Baskets

How to Build the Ultimate Easter Basket

A beautiful (and fun) Easter basket is easy to make for your little bunnies! The options are endless, but don’t be intimidated. We’ve got a few tips to help you build the ultimate Easter basket!

1. Select a Basket

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Michaels has baskets in all sizes, colors and shapes. Choose from the conventional woven, wire and wicker Easter baskets for a classic feel or opt for to out of the basket ideas like sand pails which you can reuse for summer fun. You’re sure to find one that is the perfect size to fit all the goodies you can stuff inside.

2. Add Grass & Eggs

Easter Basket Grass

Easter grass shreds come in cellophane or paper versions and just about every color you can dream. Grab a couple of bags to make sure you have enough cushion for your stuffers!

Easter Eggs and Grass - Easter Eggs and Grass

Plastic eggs are an essential addition that no basket is complete without. It’s easy to create an Easter basket theme with a wide variety of plastic eggs come in a variety that vary in colors, shapes and sizes. Fill them with tiny trinkets, treats, or even something as fun and wacky as SLIME!

Make it fun and customize your eggs by dressing them up with markers and chenille stems or even stickers to spell out fun sayings. You can make these bunny emoji eggs or buzz word eggs with your kids in under 30 minutes!

Bunny Emoji Easter Eggs

Buzz Word Eggs

3. Basket Stuffers

Next in line of importance (second to candy, right?) are basket stuffers. There are SO many fun options. Make it simple by selecting a color or theme, like “dress up” play or planes, trains & automobiles!

Kids Easter BasketKids Easter Basket

Classic Crayola®, Play-Doh® and Morph are the best gifts to give because they foster creative & imaginative play which in turn helps to develop cognitive skills through active discovery. To see how the shape shifting fluff called Morph can build, bounce and float check out this video. Creative gifts are the ones that keep on giving!

4. Personalize it

Add personal finishing touches like coordinating ribbon, flowers, pompoms or even a tulle tutu fit for a princess. A handmade touch makes it even more special.

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For more fun ideas and inspiration on how you can customize your Easter baskets, check out our latest MAKE-Off Easter Basket video!

Your local Michaels has aisles of fun little toys and activities to fill your baskets. What are you putting in your bunny’s basket this year? Share your baskets with us on Instagram using #MakeItWithMichaels.

Easter Eggs

7 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Each Spring, we continue to see embellished Easter eggs topping the DIY trend charts. Personally, I like to challenge myself to decorate the most creative Easter eggs and Pinterest has exposed me to more and more ideas each year. My problem is time… I’m sure you can all relate. I want beautiful, easy eggs. And, I just hate to go through all the work decorating and then a couple of days later … YUM! This Easter, I chose to decorate with craft-able eggs that will last year after year. I plan to accent the décor in my house, my Easter table setting and simply just have fun making them!

Let me show you some fun, fast and easy ways to craft all kinds of eggs available at Michaels.

1. The Chalkboard Egg

chalk-eggThese come ready to decorate. If you make a mistake… no problem, wipe off and redo! What a perfect way to mark your guests spot at your Easter table  brunch.

Easter Table Place Setting

 2. The Bunny Egg

Egg BunniesSay no more… kids will love this crafted bunny. The best part is the candy placed in the middle!

3. The Modern Art Egg

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This egg is simply Mod Podge® and tissue squares. It shines, pops with color and is a great base for a black sharpie. Imagine the results… stained glass!

4. The Metallic Egg

A color trend that is emerging everywhere these days, why not on eggs? Simply apply Rub ‘n Buff® to these plastic craft-able eggs and you’ll have everyone exclaiming “I want it now”!

Rub n' Buff Eggs

5. The Marbleized Egg

Marbelized EggHere’s a fun one to do with the kids. Pour a little paint into a plastic tub and roll plastic eggs to your marbled desire.

6. The Sequin Egg

Sequin EggRemember seeing this at grandma’s house? Well, today we just color blocked a Styrofoam® egg for a bit of modern with memories and reflection on the past.

7. The Terrarium Egg

Terrarium EggCreate a miniature scene inside Celebrate It™ Easter Egg Ornaments with moss and mini chenille chicks. Hang them from branches or even your Easter wreath. 

All the products used above can be found at your local Michaels store.  Now that you are inspired, go craft some eggs, eggs and more eggs! Share your creations with us on Pinterest & Instagram using #MadeWithMichaels. Happy egg decorating!

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Reci-Peeps®

Wilton ProductsIt’s no secret that we are Peeps®-obsessed over here. Not only are we snacking on the marshmallow treats for our 3pm sugar boost, but we’re in love with the Wilton® line of Peeps® products. There are bunny & chick shaped cookie cutters, pans and molds; they even have a giant 3-D Chick Cake Pan. We’ve gathered up some Reci-Peeps to inspire you this Spring.

Bouquet of Bunny Peeps®

Bouquet of Bunny PopsThis Bouquet of Bunny Peeps®  can be made in no time flat and is sure to be a hit at your Easter gathering.

Peeps® 3-D Chick Cake

3-D Chick Cake Wowzers. Make this 3-D Chick Cake for the next Easter party you go to and you’ll never be asked to bring chips and dip again.

Bunny Cookie Pops & Peeps Party Cupcakes

Cookie Pops & CupcakesAs usual, treats on a stick are a fan-favorite. So you won’t miss the mark when you bring in Bunny Cookie Pops. Looking for something easy, yet homemade? Add bunnies and chicks to the tops of your cupcakes and you’ll be ready in a flash!

Do you love Peeps? Share your reci-peeps with us in the comments!

Jillian

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Easter Baskets for Everyone

Creating Easter baskets for your loved ones is always a fun activity. Personally, I love finding little trinkets and toys that I just know my nieces and nephews will love. Michaels has Easter Basket Stuffers for just about anyone you can imagine! From bubbles to Star Wars to My Little Pony – you’re sure to find something for everyone. We’ve crafted some baskets with specific people in mind. Take a look!

For the Dog Lover

Boo the Dog Easter Baskets

For the Football Fan

Football Plushie Basket

For the Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

For the Bunny Rabbit Buffs

Plush Bunny Basket

For the Little Bitty Ones

Plushie Basket

For the Loom Lover

Rainbow Loom Easter Basket 

For the Metallic Admirer

Metallic Shiny Basket

For the Artist

artist basket

For the Yarn Fanatic

yarn basket

Who are you making Easter baskets for this year? Share your basket stuffers with us in the comments!

Jillian