For the past 10 years we have had Easter baskets on our morning breakfast table for Easter morning.
Over time I have made the additional ones for Rogan down. We re-use these each year and they are carefully packed up into a box ready for next year.
Each year we make caterpillars put them in a brown paper cocoon and place in the box on Holy Saturday evening before going to bed.
AS I had to make 3 new ones this year I thought I would share how we did them.
The reason I had to make them is I managed to lose the one I made for Arwen last year and Stephen and I have never actually had one.
The ones above are Mine, Stephen and Arwen's.
They really are very simple and cost effective.
A paper plate and ribbon is all you need. In the past I have been able to get lovely coloured plates but as this was a last minute effort plain was all I had.
However this meant that Vellvin and Rogan were able to decorate them for us.
All you do is measure (which I didn't do as I was in a hurry, I just 'eyed' it in ...as you can see) the four corner bits to cut out and them put holes in the corners of each square, on my original ones I had three holes in a row.
Simply bent the four squares up into a box shape and lace the ribbon like a shoe lace from bottom to top.
Vellvin and Rogan, as I didn't explain the process to them just tied bows threw each double hole. They look equally good this way anyway.
Take a piece of card board, or even coloured paper. I used regular coloured paper this year and staple on a handle to the length you require.
Fill with the items you wish to put in them.
Each year we tend to have similar things in them.
A plastic egg filled with a "Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia ", a chick and small eggs.
Also a bookmark laminated that usually ha a Resurrection picture theme.
And of course the transformed caterpillar- now a beautiful butterfly.
This is an example of this years gifts.
This year I made butterfly's out of felt.
I free handed cut out the butterfly's and then just needle felted some spots on to them.
A it was way past midnight I only did four per butterfly. I had visions of a beautifully designed butterfly, but life doesn't run to plan.
After this I simply wrapped some pipe cleaners around for antenna.
Every ones butterflies ready for the baskets.
I have made them out of wax paper and regular paper coloured in before as well as tissue paper.
- Keeper of the Hearth
- Feasts of Jesus
- Feasts of Mary
- Midnight Feast
- 12 Days of Christmas
- Stir Up Sunday
- Madi Gras
- Shrove Tuesday
- Ash Wednesday
- Palm Sunday
- Holy Week
- Good Friday
- Ascension Day
- All Saints/All Souls
- Christ the King
- Stations of the Cross
- Liturgical Year
- Feminine Arts