Easter is around the corner and there are many super cute projects that you can make. Katelyn, my Social Media Director, had making a crochet Easter project on her todo list for her son’s class. Check out this photo tutorial of the cute and quick card they made.
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Crochet Easter Projects:
Easter is a great holiday for knitting and crochet. There are so many cute little projects that you can make quickly. My son is still in Pre School so I can still get away with making cute things and not getting an eye roll. I really wanted to make a little something for Easter and I came up with the perfect project.
I found a cute idea of taking a crochet flower and putting a lollypop in the center to make a cute flower. Although it was super cute, I wanted just a little more so that my son could sign his name for all of his classmates.
Making a card would be the perfect addition allowing me to add a Happy Easter message. Then I started to brainstorm how I was going to make it. I needed something easy and quick that I could do with my son. Once I got to play with a Silhouette machine I new just what to do.
What is a Silhouette Machine:
I realize that some of you may know what a Silhouette machine is and others might not. It is a cutting machine that you can load cut files and it will cut out a variety of materials. For this project I am using a Silhouette Cameo 3 which can cut paper, vinyl, fabric, card stock and so much more.
Cutting machines have been around for a while and are mostly used for scrapbooking. While I had always associated cutting machines with scrapbooking they have made HUGE leaps and bounds over the past few years.
Now cutting machines cut so much more that they are a valuable tool for so many crafters. This project is just one idea of what you can make with your own Silhouette Cameo 3.
To make this project you will need to gather, or purchase, a few materials. Let’s go over the materials before we get into the tutorial.
- cutting machine (I will be using the Silhouette Cameo 3 in this project)
- Yarn and flower pattern of choice (I used a simple flower pattern from Repeat Crafter Me and Scrubby Smoothie to make my flowers)
- Easter Bunny SVG file for cutting (this is the bunny file that I used)
- 1 ball of Red Heart Pomp-a-doodle
- Scrapbooking paper
- Card stock
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Hole punch
- Paper cutter
- Lolly pops
Project Prep Work:
To get started on this project you will start by cutting your Easter bunny shapes on regular scrapbooking paper. I decided to use something with a pattern, but you could choose whatever you like. After cutting out the bunny shape I cut out a simple shape and stamped Happy Easter for the top of my card.
Before putting the pieces together I took sheets of card stock and cut them in half to make a 5″ x 7″ size. For this I used my Fiskars SureCut™ Scrapbook Paper Trimmer. If you want to make this into a traditional card, that you can open and write inside, you can purchase blank cards in the 5″ x 7″ size and not have to cut card stock.
For the tails of our bunny, rather than making a bunch of pom-poms, I improvised and used Red Heart Pomp-a-Doodle yarn. Pick a coordinating color for the paper that you used to cut out your bunny. To get these ready you will need to cut them apart. You don’t want them attached to each other and you don’t want the yarn between them either.
The last prep piece is to get your flowers crochet. You can follow your favorite flower pattern, or work up the one that I used. It is a super simple pattern and is super quick. Once your flowers are ready put the lolly pop into the center of the flower.
Putting your Easter Card together:
Assembling your cards is the easy part. No more decisions to make, no more colors to match. All of your pieces should be ready and you can start an assembly line.
First I used a hole punch to put two holes on the side of the card. This will be used at the end to put the lolly pop flower on the card. Once I knew the placement of my holes I used a glue stick to add the bunny cut out and the Easter message at the top of the card.
Grab your pom poms that you cut apart and your glue gun for the next step. I used a hot glue gun because I felt that it would give a better connection for the pom poms since they stick off the page. If you are working with your kids I suggest that you help them with this step so that no one gets hurt.
The last piece to the puzzle is adding your finished lolly pop flower. Look at the beautiful Easter card that you just made!
If you make some of these for yourself, or have a variation of this, please share with us in the Marly’s Minions Facebook group. I can’t wait to see what you make for Easter.