Hop to it!

With Easter weekend only 2 sleeps away it’s time to finish off your last minute crafty preparations in time for the Easter Bunny’s arrival! If you are still looking for that quick, easy, maximum cuteness addition to your Easter gifts then give these gorgeous Cotton Tail Bunnies a go.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Box by Dunne with Style

Created by Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style, they are the perfect bunny feature complete with little fluffy tail! You can click here for the full project and bunny template.

Dunne with Style : Easter Gift Tags Tutorial

This morning we woke up to the loveliest of surprises! An adorable Easter Gift Tags tutorial using our fabric buttons, bias tape, stickers and fabric tape, dreamt up by the amazing Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style! We were most excited indeed! Here’s a little preview…

Easter Gift Tags by Dunne with Style

Pretty darn cute, wouldn’t you agree? Click here for the full tutorial on the Dunne with Style blog.

A big thank you to Sam for including our products in her tutorial, we are ever so grateful! xx

Cute Easter Cake Toppers

It doesn’t have to be all about the chocolate eggs this Easter. There are plenty of other yummy sweets that you can dress up with an Easter twist! Here are two quick ideas…

1. Decorate some bunny rabbit cut-outs with fabric tape, attach to toothpicks and pop them on top of home-made cupcakes or muffins. Tie some natural string around the base to finish it off. So cute!

Cute Easter Bunny Cake Toppers with Dailylike Fabric Tape

2. Create miniature flags with Easter themed washi tape, then add them to your sweet treats for a little bit of fun. This is a quick and easy option for when you don’t have much time on your hands. Just cut a strip of washi tape to double the length of your flag, fold the tape in half around the top of your toothpick, and cut a “V” at the end. Done! And looking fabulous!

Cute Easter Flag Cake Toppers with Dailylike Washi Tape

With just under 2 weeks ’til Easter, we hope your Easter projects are coming along nicely!

PS. Tea Time fabric tape and Botanic Garden washi tape were used for the examples above.

Easter Dress-up Fun

As a kid, dress-ups are the BEST! By simply donning a few marvellous pieces you are instantly transformed into another world. Easter is no exception and we are so smitten with this gorgeous Easter bunny costume created by Lisa Tilse.

Just imagine your little one bouncing through the garden in this cute dress-up – so adorable!

Easter Bunny Costume by Lisa Tilse for Dailylike

Easter Bunny Costume by Lisa Tilse for Dailylike

Click here for Lisa’s step-by-step instructions to make this at home. Your little ones will be so excited come Easter morning!

Easy Easter Decorating with Washi Tape

We thought we’d share 5 quick and easy decorating ideas with some of our cute Easter themed washi tapes. Being removable and tearable, washi tape can be very versatile indeed!

1. Tear a small piece and add to stitched home-made treat bags for a simple approach. Plus you can also use the washi tape to seal your bags for extra cuteness.

Dailylike Masking Tape - Chubby Rabbit Washi Tape

2. For something a little different, create a rabbit silhouette using strips of washi tape.

Dailylike Masking Tape - Beth Washi Tape, Easter Bunny Card

3. Dress up your glasses with this cute Carrot design for your Easter celebrations.

Dailylike Masking Tape - Carrot Washi Tape

4. If planning a seated table with beautiful linens, add some washi tape to your napkins and placemats for a bit of Easter themed decor.

Dailylike Masking Tape - Botanic Garden Washi Tape, Napkins

5. Wrap your Easter gifts with natural kraft paper and add strips of washi tape and twine to make them pretty! You can also make mini washi tape bunting to match.

Dailylike Masking Tape - Farm Washi Tape, Gift Bags and Bunting

We hope this gives you a few ideas for decorating this Easter!

Featured washi tapes: Chubby Rabbit, Beth, Carrot, Botanic Garden, Farm

Here comes the parade!

With Easter just over the horizon, it is time to get Easter bonnet making! And if you want to make something that the kids can re-use after Easter, Magdalena Franco’s No-Sew Mad Hatter Easter Bonnet is just what you need!

Mad Hatter Easter Bonnet created by The Craft Revival for Dailylike

Inspired by the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, we think it is the perfect mix of quirk, colour and awesomeness that your kids will love. So after the Easter hat parade is done and dusted, transform your tea parties at home into magical, crazy Mad Hatter’s tea parties and dress up with your colourful Mad Hatter bonnets!

Click here for the step-by-step instructions and get crafting with the kids this weekend – just in time for the parade!

Project : Feather Dream Catcher by Rin Dawson

Dailylike Feather Dream Catcher by Papered Thoughts

Is there anything lovelier than pretty florals mixed with paper feathers and tied together with a little bit of neon pink? I think not. Oh and did I mention dream catchers? Because they’re pretty lovely too. Hello! I’m Rin the creative mess behind Papered Thoughts & I’ve created this pretty little tutorial just for you!

Dailylike Dream Catcher by Papered Thoughts

Skill Level
Beginner.  Child friendly!

You’ll Need
1 x set of Fabric Stickers. I’ve used Haze but there are so many other pretty choices in the range.
1 x small ball of wool
5 x A4 sheets of Kraft cardboard.
1 x 30cm square of thick board.  I used an old box.
Masking tape
Scissors
Pen
Double-sided tape

Once you’ve got all the materials, you’re all set!

First you’ll need to trace a circle onto your thick cardboard box card – I used a small dinner plate (about 23cm in diameter) Cut out the circle & then cut out the middle – leaving a thin circle outline (approximately 1.5cm thick) This will form the base of your dream catcher.

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 1

This next step will take a little time, however I found it so therapeutic – turn on the TV, some music or an audio book & snuggle up somewhere comfy. You’ll need your circle, wool & double sided tape. Begin by placing the tape at intervals around the circle (on both sides) – now we’re going to wrap! Start over some double sided tape – wrapping the wool tight & close around the circle. The double sided tape will ensure that it doesn’t unravel.

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 2

Once you’re all wrapped up (pun-riffic!) leave a long enough piece of string to loop and tie off – so you can hang it later.

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 3

Next – those pretty feathers! The greatest thing I’ve found by far about the Dailylike Fabric Stickers is the fact that you can write, draw and sketch on the back. Making it so easy to cut the shapes you want! I used fabric stickers in Haze and drew out my feathers in a few different sizes on the back of each sheet of fabric sticker. I used 7 feathers in my design – 4 large and 3 small.  They were drawn free-hand so they’re all a bit different. If you’re not confident though they’re are tons of templates on Pinterest, just search for ‘feather template’ on Pinterest or Google.

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 4

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 5

After you’ve cut out each feather you’ll need to stick them to the A4 kraft card and cut them out again. If your feathers get a bit fiddly try using a smaller sharper pair of scissors.

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 6

Once you have all your feathers cut – stuck and cut, take a moment to marvel at their pretty! and then it’s time to have a play around with positioning and the design of your dream catcher.

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 7

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 8

Once you’re happy with the position of each of your feathers, we need to attach the wool to them so they’re ready to hang. Use a strip of double sided tape down the centre of each feather to secure the wool to the back. I taped each piece of wool down with a little bit of washi too – just in case.  Dailylike have a great range of coloured and patterned masking tapes that you can use!

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 9

To tie each feather on I laid my dream catcher out on the floor and positioned the feathers, tying a simple knot around the base of the circle – double knotting & trimming off the tail. Just make sure when you tie them that the knot is at the back!

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 10

Now all that’s left to do is to hang your pretty creation (with washi tape of course!) and enjoy sweet sweet dreams! xo

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 11

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Rin Dawson of Papered Thoughts.

Project : Cotton Tail Bunnies by Sam Dunne

Dailylike Cotton Tail Bunnies by Dunne with Style

For me Easter is all about family and the magic of the Easter bunny for the kids. So I wanted to create something simple enough that the kids could have a go at, but cute enough for the adults to enjoy them too! The Cotton Tail Bunnies Easter boxes make a great gifts or egg hunt boxes and the matching bunting will be the perfect backdrop to your family’s Easter table.

Skill level
Beginner. Child friendly!

:: Bunny Easter Boxes ::

Materials
1 x Fabric Stickers – Alley
1 x Small Gift Boxes – Floweret
1 x Twine Bobbin – Beige
Bunny template
Fork
Scissors
Glue or double-sided tape

Dailylike Easter Bunny Box Materials 1

Instructions

Cut out your bunny from the fabric sticker sheet. You can draw your own bunny design or use this template.

Step-1

To create the bunnie’s cotton tail, take a piece of twine (about the length of your fork) and drape in through the prongs of your fork vertically.  Wrap the twine around the fork until a thick bunch forms (I wrapped about 50 times).  Take the twine that you draped through the fork and wrap it around the bunch you have created and tie off in a knot.  Pull the bunch of twine off your fork.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Box Step 2

Cut across where the loops of twine have been created on both sides. Fluff up your pom and trim as required.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Box Step 3

Attach your Cotton Tail Pom to your bunny with glue or double sided tape.

Peel the backing off your bunny sticker and affix to the gift box.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Box by Dunne with Style

:: Easter Bunting ::

Materials
1 x Fabric Sticker – Alley
1 x Twine Bobbin – Beige
1 x Bias Tape – Alley
Bunny template
Coloured paper / book sheets
Fork
Scissors
Glue or double-sided tape

Dailylike Easter Bunny Box Materials 2

Cut your bunnies from the fabric sticker sheets.  Make and attach their cotton tails (see instructions above).

Cut pennant shaped flags from paper (I used vintage dictionary sheets – but you could also use coloured paper or Dailylike collecting papers) by cutting a triangle out of the bottom of a rectangle.

Peel the backing of your bunny sticker and affix to pennant flag.

Dailylike Easter Bunting Step 1

Sew the flags together using the bias tape.

Dailylike Easter Bunting Step 2

Dailylike Easter Bunting

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Easter Bunny Costume by Lisa Tilse

Easter Bunny Costume by Lisa Tilse of The Red Thread

It’s so sweet to see little children hopping around pretending to be bunnies at Easter. Amp up the cute factor with a bunny ear headband, matching fluffy tail and a little bag that’s perfect for an Easter egg hunt.

Dailylike Easter Costume by The Red Thread

Dailylike Easter Bunny Ears and Tail by The Red Thread

You’ll need:
1 x Quarter Fabric Pack : Wildflower
1 x Bias Tape Roll : Wildflower Green
1 x Bias Tape Roll : Wildflower Lilac
1 x Bias Tape Bobbin : Petit Yellow
1 x Headband
Pipe cleaners – white or a pale colour
Scissors
Tape measure or ruler
Needle and thread
Fabric glue, super glue or a hot glue gun (optional)
Sewing machine
Iron

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume Materials

Skill level:
Beginner to intermediate

And here are the instructions…

1. Floral Bunny Ear Headband

Dailylike Easter Bunny headband by The Red Thread

I used 4 x 15cm pipe cleaners. You could also use 2 x 30cm pipe cleaners folded in half.
Join two pipe cleaners together by folding the ends over each other to form a point. Repeat with the other two.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume - Step 1

Cut 2 x 40cm pieces from the Petit Yellow Bias Tape. Open up the bias tape and place the pipe cleaner inside, about 5cm from the end of the tape.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume - Step 2

Fold the tape over the pipe cleaner. Thread your needle and starting with a double stitch sew the bias tape closed around the pipe cleaner using whip stitch. Pass the needle through both layers of fabric (from right to left), then bring the needle back over the top of the fabric (from left to right). Repeat, working your way around the pipe cleaner with small stitches.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume - Step 3

When you reach the end leave the needle and sewing thread attached. Reshape the ear and lay it over the headband with the extra bias tape hanging below. Cross over the ends of the bias tape as shown.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume - Step 4

Wrap the bias tape ends around the headband and over each other until all the tape is wrapped. Sew the ends to the wrapped section. Finish with a double knot.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume - Step 5

Repeat to make the second ear.
Wrap the headband with the Wildflower Lilac Bias Tape.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume - Step 6

Cut the end of the tape on an angle and place it under the end of the headband as shown. Fold the end up and over the headband and secure with a dot of glue, or just hold in place.

Fold the right hand side in and over the headband. Hold it in place as you begin to wind the tape over the top. The tape should be on an angle so it will wind up the headband.

Continue to wind the tape firmly around the headband, holding it in place as you work your way up and around. When you get to the end leave about 4cm and cut the tape at an angle. Fold the bottom up, then fold the side over, and secure in place with small stitches.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume - Step 7

Make the fabric flowers.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume - Step 8

Wrap the Wildflower Lilac Bias Tape around your fingers about six times. Remove the tape from your hand and cut through both ends, leaving you with strips of fabric. Cut the strips in half lengthways to make thinner strips. Lay them all right side up.

Fan the strips out and stitch a few times through the centre of all the layers to secure them together. Finish with the thread at the back, but don’t cut it off. Pinch the centre back of the strips to form a flower. Wrap the needle and thread around the pinched section two or three times then stitch back and forth through all the layers a few times.

Using the same thread sew the flower onto the right hand side base of the right ear. Finish off with a double stitch.

Use the Wildflower Green Bias Tape to make another set of strips. While the strips are still in a pile cut the ends to a point. Repeat the process above to make the flower, then secure it to the left of the lilac flower.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume - Step 9

2. Bunny Tail

Dailylike Easter Bunny tail by The Red Thread

Use the Wildflower Green Bias Tape to make the tail. First cut a waist tie measuring 150cm. Cut the ends on a diagonal and set it aside.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume - Step 10

Wind the remaining Wildflower Green Bias Tape around your spread fingers. As you wind allow the tape to fold and overlap at different angles.

Slide the tape off your hand and tie a 20cm piece of the Petit Yellow Bias Tape tightly around the middle of the bundle in a double knot. Pass the scissors through the folded end of the bundle and cut. Repeat on the other end. Turn the bundle over so the knot is underneath and separate the strips of fabric and fluff the pom pom out.

Turn the pom pom over again so the knot is facing up. Take the waist tie piece and fold it in half to find the centre point. Place the waist tie across the pom pom so that it’s centred on it. Tie the Petit Yellow Bias Tape around the waist tie with a double knot and trim off the ends if necessary.

3. Easter Goodie Bag

Dailylike Easter Bunny bag by The Red Thread

Cut the fabric:
2 x pieces of quarter fabric in Wildflower – Flower Bed (found in the Wildflower Quarter Fabric Pack) cut to size 24 x 14cm.
2 x pieces of quarter fabric in Wildflower – Wreath (found in the Wildflower Quarter Fabric Pack) cut to size 24 x 14cm.
2 x pieces of Petit Yellow Bias Tape 54cm.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume - Step 11

Place one piece of each fabric right sides together and sew the long sides together with a quarter inch seam. Open out and press the seam flat towards the Flower Bed fabric.  Flower Bed is the yellow and lilac floral pattern fabric.

With the wrong side facing up, fold the top edge over by a quarter inch and press flat. Now fold the top edge down until it covers the seam. Press and pin in place. Turn the fabric panel over and with right side facing up top sew an eighth of an inch below the seam.

Repeat with the remaining two pieces of fabric.

Attach the handles

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume - Step 12

Lay the front and back bag panels right side up. Find the centre of the panels and mark with a pin. Take the two pieces of Petit Yellow Bias Tape and pin them in place as shown.

Sew along the centre of the entire length of each piece of bias tape.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume - Step 13

Assemble the bag

Fold the bag over so the front and back panels align and the right sides are facing out.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Costume - Step 14

Sew an eighth of an inch seam around the sides and base.

Turn the bag inside out and sew around the sides and base. This is a French seam that will enclose the raw edges. Turn the bag the right way out and you’re finished.

Dailylike Easter Bag by The Red Thread

Watch a little one’s face light up in delight as you give them their sweet Easter dress up. Grab a hand and go on an Easter egg hunt!

Dailylike Easter Costume by The Red Thread

Dailylike Easter Costume by The Red Thread

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Lisa Tilse of The Red Thread.

Project : Mad Hatter Easter Bonnet by Magdalena Franco

Dailylike No Sew Mad Hatter Easter Bonnet by Craft Revival

So your kid’s annual Easter Bonnet Parade is coming up and you can’t sew?  Don’t panic!  We’ve got it sorted with this quirky no-sew Mad Hatter Easter Bonnet brought to you by the crafty Magdalena of The Craft Revival.  You can even let the kiddies help out with the decorating.  We think you’ll love it!

You’ll need:
1 x Collecting Paper – Childhood 
1 x Fabric Buttons – Alley
1 x Lace Trim
Cardboard (poster board or empty cereal boxes)
Newspaper / scrap paper (for paper mache)
Scissors
Bone folder / scorer
Craft glue / hot glue gun / glue stick
Sticky tape

Skill level:
Intermediate

And here are the instructions…

Draw a rectangle on a piece of cardboard with the following measurements: length (head circumference) x height (40cm) and cut it out.

Draw a horizontal line parallel and 5cm from the top of your rectangle. Repeat with another line 5cm and parallel from the bottom of your rectangle. Repeat again with another line parallel and halfway between the top and bottom lines. Now using your ruler as a guide, draw lines vertically down the rectangle starting from the left and spacing the lines about 4-5 cm apart. See the diagram below.

Dailylike Mad Hatters Easter Bonnet Diagram A

Score along the horizontal top and bottom lines with a bone folder or an old pen. This will create indentations which you’re going to fold along later.

Cut along the vertical lines between the top of the rectangle and the horizontal halfway line, and also the vertical lines between the bottom of the rectangle and the score line along the bottom. See the diagram below.

Dailylike Mad Hatters Easter Bonnet Diagram B

mad hatter easter bonnet - cutting

Then tape the two short ends of your piece of cardboard together so that they join up making a cylinder.

On another piece of cardboard you’re going to draw two circles, one larger than the other to form a ring-shape which will become the brim of your hat. Work out the diameter of the inner circle using the circumference measurement you took earlier (use an online calculator to help you do this).

The larger circle should be 5-10cm bigger than the smaller circle, depending on how small or big your subject’s head is. Using a protractor, or if you don’t have one a small plate or a saucepan lid, draw the larger circle onto a piece of cardboard, then centre the smaller circle within it. Repeat another small and large circle onto another piece of cardboard as you will need matching cardboard rings for your brim. Cut them both out so that you’re left with two rings.

Take one of your brim pieces and slip it over the body of the hat (the cylinder) so that it’s sitting just above the bottom score line of tabs. Bend all of your scored tabs up and using a hot glue gun or a glue stick, you’re going to attach the tabs to the ring one by one until they’re all attached. When the glue has set, you need to glue the other piece of brim to the bottom so that your tabs are sandwiched between the two brim pieces. This will give you a cleaner finish.

At this point you should try the hat onto your subject to make sure that it fits. You can manipulate the brim a little to curl it up at the sides while it’s on.

Draw a circle that’s larger than the smaller circle you used (for the inside of the brim) on another piece of cardboard and cut it out. Repeat to give you another matching sized circle. This is going to form the top of the hat. Bend the tabs at the top of the body of the hat in towards the centre. Insert one of the circles which you’ve just cut under the tabs and using a hot glue gun or a glue stick, attach the tabs one by one to the circle top. Once glue has set, attach the second circle to the top, sandwiching (and hiding) the tabs between the two circles. Set aside until glue has set.

mad hatter easter bonnet - body of hat and tabs

Now you can begin to apply paper mache to the hat by mixing craft glue with water at a ratio of 2:1 and applying strips of newspaper or other scrap paper to the hat to cover up the gaps between the tabs and ensure a sturdier base to work with. Make sure to let the hat dry between applying layers of paper mache. Depending on the type of paper you use, you should only need to apply a couple of layers.

mad hatter easter bonnet - paper mache

Once dry, you’re ready to start decorating your hat with the final layer, for this hat I have used the Collecting Paper set in the Childhood design. I chose to create a scrap quilt look by cutting squares in varying sizes from different patterned paper. Start at the base of the body near the brim and apply your paper squares by brushing on glue and ensuring you slightly overlap each square. Continue doing this until you reach the top of the hat. Any squares of paper which are going to wrap up and over the top of the hat, should have slits cut into the top side of the paper so that when they’re glued down they will hug the body of the hat rather than warping and bubbling.

Continue attaching squares until you have covered the entire outside of the hat as well as the under-side of the brim. Trim any excess paper neatly around the inside of the brim.

Use two strips of contrasting patterned paper glued end to end to create a ribbon around the base of the hat.

mad hatter easter bonnet - paper ribbon

Then using the lace, attach it to the top and bottom of your paper ribbon with a hot glue gun. This will hide any imperfections in the paper ribbon and add another interesting element.

mad hatter easter bonnet - lace

Attach the buttons using hot glue. You can also add any other embellishments such as fake flowers, origami ribbons or anything else.

mad hatter easter bonnet close-up

And ta-da! You’re done!

Dailylike mad hatter easter bonnet - main

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Magdalena Franco of The Craft Revival.