We love to decorate with bird’s nests for Easter, and this weekend is the perfect time to pick branches.
Pick soft branches from creepers, birch etc. and form a loose wrath, so that the branches dries in a circle form.
Leave the branches to dry inside for a few days then form little birds nests using thin brown or black wire to hold them together.
Bird’s nests are nice Easter table decorations in glass domes –
Have a great weekend!
– and look great in a vintage bowl or on an old plate.
Sometimes the easiest projects can be the most beautiful, and we love the rustic and romantic look of these very simple decorative candy eggs.
The eggs come in a kit containing materials for three sizes, and are a nice project to share with kids.
All you need in addition to the kit is a scissor, and your favorite Easter candy.
These tiny egg hares, or bunnies as we call them at Easter, are just the cutest decor to have on your Easter breakfast or lunch table.
We all know the story about the Easter bunny so what could be more natural than little bunny baby eggs…
The main part of the step-by-step explanation below can be a useful guide for any Tilda doll or animal.
The pattern is an early Easter gift from us, enjoy! EGG HARE PATTERN
You will need: Tilda skin fabric and matching thread, pink embroidery yarn, filling, a cracked and washed egg, materials for making faces, and glue, preferably a glue gun.
You will also need a wooden stick like a flower or baking stick, and something like a toothpick for reversing small pieces.
We always print templates on sturdy paper, such as photo paper (paper weight 200-300 g).
A- Fold the skin fabric in half, and iron. Print and cut out the templates with a small sharp scissor.
B- Trace the body and two ears by using a thin waterproof pen.
C- Sew around the pieces on your sewing machine with a small stitch length, approximately 1,5 mm. Do not sew on the dotted lines, these mark the openings.
D- Cut out the pieces with a small sharp scissor leaving a small 3-4 mm seam allowance, and clip into the seam allowance of inward curves.
E- Reverse with the help of the wooden stick.
F- Fold in the seem allowance around ear openings using the back of a toothpick or needle.
G- Iron the pieces, and stuff the body using the wooden stick.
H- Embroider a small snout.
I- Fold the ears and sew them on.
J- Apply Tilda blusher, lipstick or similar with a dry brush to make the cheeks look rosy. Push two pins into the head to see where you want to position the eyes. Using the eye tool from the Tilda painting faces kit or the head of a small pin, dip into black paint and stamp eyes where you have marked the holes.
Tack /baste along the bottom edge, tighten and fasten the thread.
Glue the hare into the egg and place the egg in a nice egg cup.
Have a good and creative weekend!
We made these adorable mini doilies knowing we would love them, hope you do too. Here are some ideas on how to use them.
They are great under chocolate confectionery for special occasions, or a mini doll cake perhaps.
Sweet behind a small sticker or scrap when decorating your gifts or cards.
And they make cute little garlands to decorate your room, or as a cake garland.
The new sewing kit this spring is a hare mother and daughter ready for warmer days in their vintage spring dresses.
For those of you not familiar with Tilda sewing kits, they contain instructions in seven languages, pattern and materials.
In addition to the materials you find in the kit, you will need filling, and materials for eyes and rosy cheeks.
You should always use a sewing machine when making sewn animals and dolls, and have a good small scissor and an iron at hand. If you plan on sewing more Tilda figures we suggest getting the Tilda Painting Faces kit.
The hares work well as cute easter and spring decorations.