Ostara/Easter Crafts

Ostara and Easter crafts seem fairly synonymous so I won’t necessarily differentiate between them. First of all, though, I wanted to show you the daisy card I made that I listed in the last post about Vernal Equinox crafts!

It really wasn’t too difficult at all.  Instead of  knotting the thread on the back, though, I just taped it down.  And you can use a thumbtack instead of an awl.

Ok, back to Ostara and Easter crafts!  Of course there are the usuals – coloring Easter eggs and making bunny masks, etc.  Here are a couple of more unusual ones:

I see a lot of posts about making an Ostara tree… basically a collection of sticks and branches that you decorate with spring-like items:  eggs, birds, etc.

(Here is the link for the tree pictured below; this page also contains a couple of other crafts:)

Or how about an Easter egg terrarium?  The flower isn’t real, but the other items are…looks very cute!

These candle holders are adorable!

Lastly, a lovely wreath – made from artificial flowers and a hangar.  That’s it.  I thought it turned out really nice!

Vernal Equinox Crafts

What would a holiday be without crafts?  I’m going to post crafts pertaining to the equinox, Easter and Ostara just to make it all well-rounded 🙂  First I’m going to focus on a couple of crafts I found pertaining to spring.

Nature Sun Catchers:

I didn’t have contact paper, just some laminating paper that didn’t need heat to set, so my daughter and I went for a walk today and gathered some nature things!  She really loved looking for items to use.

I think they turned out rather well!  I hung a few in our windows here and there and on our shelf.  She was able to apply the items to the sticky side and was only willing to cut two circles out.  But she kept me company for the rest while playing with the canning jar lids!

 

Although I have not done these, I thought they looked neat:  Hammered flower and leaf prints

Egg carton wreath (might try this one!)

Tissue paper stained glass circles

Origami butterflies

And finally (and this one looks really interesting!) a Daisy Stitched Card