Easter Bonnets are a lovely tradition to celebrate spring time. European tradition is that you wear flowers on your hat to celebrate new life and growth and celebrate spring. It is traditional for Ladies to wear Easter bonnets in the Easter Parade as a way of showing off who has the best Easter bonnet. There’s often a competition with a prize awarded to the person with the best Easter bonnet.
This week we’ve had lots of fun visiting schools, play groups and after schools clubs making Easter bonnets. Glass Jar Gifts Easter bonnets are full of fun and we hear of lots of success stories from customers contacting us to say their Easter bonnet won the Easter bonnet competition in the Easter parades. You can purchase an Easter bonnet kit here.
The kit contains an Easter bonnet, fluffy Easter chicks, Easter embellishments, wooden shapes, decorative flowers, tissue paper in spring colours, Easter ribbon, pipe cleaners, wooden carrots and craft pegs. The craft pegs are great for pegging messages to your Easter Bonnet, photographs or other fun Easter crafts you have made.
Bunny rabbits and lambs are often associated with Easter because of new life and new birth and new born bunnies and lambs being born at this time of year. Rabbits, bunnies and lambs are symbols and signs of good luck and new life.
There are lots of flowers associated with spring. You may wish to include these on your Easter bonnet too. Flowers Festivals are held all over the world at Easter time. White lilies reprsent purity and goodness.
If you make an Easter bonnet, we’d love to see your pictures. Please email them into us.
Visit our Easter page for lots of fun ideas for themed hobby, interest and craft gifts at Glass Jar Gifts
Crochet Easter Chicks are hatching everywhere and there is quite a brood developing over at Helen’s blog. We recommend you pop over and visit Helen’s blog called BAKINGAITCH. Helen is carrying out a 366 day project making, baking, crafting and cooking something every day.
Helen has been following the Glass Jar Gifts crochet and knitting pattern to make a fantastic brood. We are very impressed that Helen has been knitting and crocheting the Easter chicks. Don’t they look cute!
We are sharing pictures from Helen’s blog and Twitter feed @bakingaitch
Glass Jar Gifts Easter Knitting and Crochet Chicks kit is great fun. The chicks take about 1 hour to make completely right through to sewing up and tying on a bow. Each knitted or crocheted chick can hold a chocolate egg or similar such as a wooden or plastic egg filled with treats or other little gifts. Jane Chew of Lancaster wrote in to share her tip of adding little lego mini figures characters into the chicks for children’s parties. Jane tells us they are perfect to put inside the egg. We’ve just ordered some on Amazon as they look very cute. It is a great idea for spring parties and childrens parties.
Sandra Taylor wrote in from Lincoln to say that she has made Easter chicks and is displaying them on her dining room table as place names. She has made little tags that she has threaded through the ribbon bow around the neck of the chicks. What a cute idea! Each guest dining on Easter Sunday at Sandra’s house will go away with a lovely Easter chick with a treat inside.
We love seeing pictures of things you’ve made from Glass Jar Gifts so do keep sending in your pictures. Enjoy a Happy Easter and lots of fun!
Knitted Easter Chicks in our Glass Jar Gifts for crafters are very popular. We receive lots of lovely letters, emails and correspondence from our customers and lots of you make beautiful cards for us. Thank you so much. It really makes our day.
Today we received this beautiful card from Barbara Lee in Cumbria who wrote:
“Thank you for your wonderful service in sending to me by return of post your knitting chicks gift in a jar! I have had such a great time knitting them, also they take no time at all. Thought that you might like to see my little brood and have enclosed a photograph.
Grateful thanks once again and best wihses to a wonderful team!”
Barbara Lee, Cumbria
Barbara purchased Glass Jar Gifts Knitted Easter Chicks. The kit comes with both the pattern to crochet or knit the chicks. Isn’t the card lovely. Barbara has even made a lovely nest for her new brood. We think they look very comfortable and happy after being newly hatched from their jar in Cumbria.
Thank you Barbara for sharing!
Our knitted Easter chicks and crochet chicks are featured in Popular Crafts magazine this month. These knitted and crochet Easter chicks make wonderful small gifts and can be refilled year on year. Make a whole brood and have in a basket to give out to guests or use as table place settings on Easter Sunday.
Is anyone taking part in some egg rolling this Easter? Egg rolling is a tradition in England and usually takes place on Easter Monday. Hard boiled eggs are rolled down hills. The winner is the one whose egg rolls the furthest the fastest and survives. Boiled eggs are traditionally served at breakfast on Easter Sunday. They represent new life.
Visit our Easter page for lots of Easter crafts and Easter gifts ideas.
Easter Crochet Kits Easter Knitting Kits by Glass Jar Gifts are featured in Popular Crafts magazine in the April Issue 04 and we are thrilled to see them featured on the front cover too. If you haven’t already a copy, we strongly recommend a read. It is packed full of a whole range of different crafts. It is sold in WHSmiths and Hobbycraft or you can buy online here. You can read about the contents of the Popular Crafts magazine here.
The Glass Jar Gifts Easterkit contains both the pattern to crochet Easter chicks or to knit them. The Glass Jar Gift contains the pattern, wool, filling, ribbons and chocolate eggs.
It is beautifully wrapped in a satin ribbon and gift tag to be personalised.
These Easter chicks can be reused year on year and will become sweet characters year on year. You can fill them with chocolate eggs or purchase plastic or wooden eggs to fill them with treats. Easter eggs and Easter chicks are always associated with Easter because they symbolise new life and signs of fertility. They are perfect for Spring time and Easter. Christians associate chicks and eggs with new life and the ressurection of Jesus Christ.
Ancient Egyptians and Persians celebrated their New Year in the Spring time and used to colour and decorate eggs to decorate their homes. You still see this tradition today, particularly wooden eggs painted in Easter European countries. Today, chocolate eggs have replaced wooden eggs in many countries.
Enjoy personalising your gifts with different coloured ribbons provided in the kit.
Each chick takes about 1 hour end to end to make, from knitting or crocheting them to sewing up and filling and decorating with a cute bow.
They make great gifts. Make a whole basket of them and have them in your home to give out to visitors.
Easter Baskets Decorated Eggs Painting Eggs have all been taking place this week. Glass Jar Gifts has been visiting after school clubs and it has been a lot of fun.
The kids loved it and produced some great Easter Egg Decorations. They learned how to weave their baskets and decorate eggs. They painted the eggs first and then decorated them with embelishments, ribbons and buttons. The kits are available here: Easter Basket and Eggs
Glass Jar Gifts sells a fantastic range of creative arts and childrens crafts kits in a jar. Glass Jar Gifts for children and the kids crafts jars help children to use different skills, for example, imagination, judgement and philosophy; making them versatile and very dynamic. If children are withdrawn, art can be an excellent outlet for hidden emotions, which helps children to verbalise emotions and express thoughts and feelings that they might suppress. By engaging in art, children are likely to initiate processes that help them manage stress, reduce negative mood states and perhaps change behaviour that impacts their recovery and development. Learning through art will develop children’s social, personal and cognitive skills.
Did you know that the first Easter egg was given to Tsar (King) Alexander III’s wife of Russia during the early 20th century by the jeweller Carl Faberge. It was made of gold and white enamel with a golden yolk inside containing a golden hen with ruby eyes and inside the hen was a tiny golden crown for the Queen. The egg was so beautiful that the King ordered for an egg to be made every year by Faberge with a gift inside.
The tradition of giving eggs at Easter time is associated with signs of new life and good luck. Why not make your eggs and present them in a woven basket as a gift for Easter and give someone lots of good luck.
Have fun Easter Crafting! Add a comment and share what you’ve been making or any ideas for Easter.
Easter masks are great fun to make and ideal for dressing up at the Easter Parade or at the Easter Egg Hunt. Don’t you just love this time of year? Spring is on its way with all the spring bulbs starting to appear, the days are longer and the weather is warmer. It is great to be able to go for walks in the warm sunshine and now that the clocks have sprung forward the long lighter evenings are lovely. What have you all been up to?
Do you have plans for Easter? We love Easter themed children’s parties and encouraging everyone to be involved in some egg citing crafts projects. Glass Jar Gifts kids crafts kits are a great way for children to be active and creative during the Easter holidays.
Our Easter mask glass jar gift contains three designs to make.
How about an Easter Egg mask?
Or dress up as a spring lamb:
Or how about a white rabbit easter bunny?
Children love to dress up and as well as these masks, they will love to make and wear an Easter bonnet Perfect for the Easter Parade.
We’ve received lots of lovely letters from happy Mums and children who have won the Easter Bonnet competition with their kit from Glass Jar Gifts.
Do you have any Easter Egg Trails planned? There are lots taking place at National Trust Properties around the country or you could plan one in your local park or garden.
Glass Jar Gifts also has a fun Easter Egg basket and egg decorating kit. Children can weave their own Easter basket for collecting eggs in and also make and decorate their own easter eggs.
There’s lots of fun to be had at Easter time and it does not all have to be chocolate related. It is fun to play outdoors at Easter dressing up and painting eggs if the sun is shining. If it raining then crafting is perfect indoors and you could also look our for some Easter films such as Winnie the Pooh – Springtime with Roo and Yogi the Easter Bear.