You’ve seen your first robin and the trees are beginning to bud. Daffodils are poking their heads up out of the ground and the air is getting warmer. Spring is not far away. And one of the biggest holidays of the springtime is Easter. While generally not as big as a holiday for gift giving as Christmas is, sometimes you do need a gift. Giving a DIY Easter gift brings that extra touch of personalization that a store bought gift can’t.
For this project I used:
A 3-inch diameter terra cotta pot
Craft paint and paint brush
Wax tipped tool or tweezers
Krylon Acrylic Sealant
How to Start your DIY Easter gift
Even if you feel you are not artistic, this is an easy project. Don’t be intimidated by the painting aspect. The first thing I did was to paint the stems and leaves with green craft paint. Just paint a wavy line along the bottom and then stems that curl up from there. For the leaves, paint small green ovals shapes. Next, paint 5 small oval shapes in a circle to make the flowers. Allow to dry.
Highlight areas of the stems and leaves with a light green gel pen. Pick a darker color gel pen to accentuate the inside of the flowers. Then, use a lighter color to accentuate the edge of the flower petals. Finally, spray these areas with a sealant like Krylon matte acrylic finish. Let dry.
Gluing rhinestones to the terra cotta pot
Pretty already as is, adding rhinestones will make this gift extra special! Squeeze a small amount of E6000 over a paper plate. Using a toothpick, scrape up a small amount of glue and apply it to the center of a flower. Now, using your wax tipped tool or tweezers, pick up a rhinestone and gently press it into the glue drop. For this project, I alternately used light rose and fuchsia color 12ss rhinestones. Once all the rhinestones have been glued, let dry for 24 hours.
Fill the pot with dirt and your favorite springtime flowers. For an added touch, tie a piece of ribbon or lace around the top.
This is such a cute idea, you may have to make one for yourself as well! Inexpensive and easy to make, this DIY Easter gift would also make a wonderful Mother’s Day or housewarming gift.
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