Easter is early this year. Everyone in our family can't help but feel pleased that we only have a four and a half week half term to gallop through and then a two week break - bliss!
On one hand this is great news, on the other it sends me into a bit of a panic as we like any excuse for a get together in our family and tend to embrace Easter as another big event on the family calendar. My side of the family usually joins us for a big lunch followed by an Easter Egg hunt where young and old alike make an unseemly dash around the garden to grab as much chocolate as possible.
As well as providing an excellent excuse to eat tonnes of chocolate Easter also provides the perfect opportunity to send a friendly word to friends and family who you may not be seeing over the long weekend and Easter cards have grown in popularity in the UK over the past few years.
Here are some very simple ideas for Easter Cards for children (or adults), to make using fabric, ribbon and Binca - simple ideas but also very effective.
For these I used cards that I bought in a local craft shop. The oval shapes were already cut out from the card but you could easily cut an egg shape from the front of a blank card or from a folded piece of card.
For the First design I used scraps of ribbon and wove them on the back of the card. To do this stick strips of ribbon vertically down the cut out egg shape and then weave strips of ribbon horizontally through them until the whole of the egg shape has been filled.
For the second I used sraps of floral fabric sewn together in a form of simple patchwork. This was then stuck to the back of the oval cutout using double sided tape. Finally I used some brightly coloured binca and stitched patterns in lovely Spring coloured thread and again this was stuck to the inside of the card.
They only take a few minutes to make and now all that needs to be decided is who to send them to.