Posts Tagged Easter

Fill Up Your Easter Basket!

 

Easter is just around the corner (it’s Sunday, April 20!) and we can’t wait to celebrate!

If you’re making Easter a family get-together, there’s no better way to celebrate than doing some crafts with everyone. We love this Egg Garland Kit for a few reasons: not only does it get everyone together to make something, it’s a lot less messy than “traditional” Easter egg decorating (but you still get to design your own!) and it also doubles as festive décor when you’re finished.

Now that you’ve got your place decorated for the holiday, it’s time to figure out what the “Easter Bunny” will be bringing. But first you’ll need a basket! We love these non-traditional options that are super cute!

To make sure your little one loves their basket fillings, check out these goodies! From a bunny popper that can be used as a fun weapon, to a little bunny that can walk itself across the table, to lip gloss that looks just as sweet as it tastes, you can’t go wrong with any of our tiny treats.

[Clockwise from top left] Bunny PopperEaster PuttyMini Wind-Up BunnyLight Up ChickDonuts Lip GlossBunny Coin PurseItems not shown to scale.

And if you’re looking to add a fun twist to this year’s celebration, try our Funny Bunny Mask Kit, perfect for impromptu photo ops with all your loved ones!

In addition to being online, these Easter finds are available at most Paper Source locations.

Happy Easter!

Cascarones: An Easter Celebration

As Easter approaches, we here at Paper Source are getting excited to celebrate with family and friends. Whether it’s making one of our Easter kits, or finding the perfect little gift to welcome spring, we’re gearing up for a fun experience.

This year we’re thrilled to bring confetti eggs to everyone, and we’re excited to share a fun Easter tradition that might be new to some of you!


These eggs, referred to as cascarones, are festively-dyed and have been hollowed out and filled with colorful confetti. They’re extremely popular in Mexico and the Southwestern United States during Easter festivities (and various other events like Cinco de Mayo, Carnaval, etc.). So what do you do with them? … You smash them!

It might sound crazy, but breaking one over a loved one’s head is said to bring good luck. Showering a friend with confetti isn’t just fun…it’s a blessing of good fortune (and a display of affection). Some also combine it with the tradition of hiding eggs—for an extra special Easter egg hunt that ends with a confetti war!

Is this a popular tradition near you? Tell us how you celebrate with Easter eggs below!

Welcome Spring with Fresh Inspiration

Spring has sprung. Hop on over to our website, or find a store near you, to take a gander at our selection of gifts and crafts that were hand-picked for the season.

Easter is March 31! Celebrate with this egg-stra special garland! Decorate and display the Egg Garland Kit on a wall, mantel or doorway.

This colorful garland is 10 feet long and features 12 eggs, each 4 1/2″ x 6 1/4″. The kit includes pre-cut shapes, papers, ribbon, stickers and templates for creating our sample… but it’s also fun to customize with your own style using paper cuts, stickers and other embellishments.

You can even grab individual die-cut eggs for additional accents or coordinating craft ideas.

This Easter craft is a colorful addition to any home and the perfect kit for beginners or the time-strapped crafter.

See this and other Easter Kits online.

Easter crafts

If you enjoy handmade creations — crafts that give you a chance to add your own personal style — we have Easter card making ideas online, like the egg, chick and carrot cards featured above.

The Easter egg cups (also shown above) are easy to modify with your favorite PS colors and embellishments. Find this and other craft inspiration on the PS Blog.

Springtime always makes us crazy for daisies! The Daisy Wreath Kit is the perfect accent to mark today’s changing season. Crisp white daisies paired with clover green leaves feel spring fresh.

Make this wreath on a rainy afternoon and enjoy the cheer it brings! Adorn your front door, hang above a mantel or display in a window.

Daisy inspiration extends to our custom products too! Shop a variety of invitations, stationery and gifts featuring this happy sign of spring. We even have a few fine paper varieties that show off this lovely bloom.

See these and more daisy-inspired products online.

Today also brings Spring showers… and not just rain showers that offer ample time to craft and create. Many of our customers are also looking for baby, bridal and wedding shower gifts. Shop by recipient, category or price easily from our new Gifts page. Or, ask an associate at your local store for assistance. We’re always happy to help you create something unique.

How-To: Easter Greeting Card

Easter card

We are bringing in the Easter holiday with our latest how-to — a handmade Easter greeting card! This project is suitable for little hands to help, and works with varying card colors too. Between this creative fun and our seasonal gifts, we’re hoping your bunny ears are perked and you’re ready to celebrate Spring!

Materials Needed:

  • Easter Greeting How-To PDF
  • Bunny & Chick Easter Ornament Kit
  • A2 Folded Card (your choice of color)
  • A2 Envelope (your choice of color)
  • 2 1/2″ Round Labels in color of choice
  • Happy Easter Rubber Stamp
  • Inkpad of choice
  • Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Craft Knife or Paper Cutter
  • Glue Stick
  • Follow the assembly diagram outlined on the Easter Greeting How-To PDF, then use the left over punched out sheets and shapes from the kit to create simple Easter greetings.

    Option 1:

  • Cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ rectangle from the punched out sheets leaving the negative shape of the egg at the center.
  • Option 2:

  • Adhere a 2 1/2″ round label to the center of an A2 folded card and top with a bunny or chick shape.
  • Stamp card using Happy Easter stamp.
  • -Claudia

    Favorite PS colors: curry & fuchsia
    Latest Fave: Red & White Paper Straws