Wether this is your little monster’s first Easter, or one of the many more to celebrate, making keepsakes is always a fun way to remember such a special holiday!
I like keepsakes that I know will keep for years to come, and that I can use to decorate every year. This way I can look back on these first few years every time I see it!
Here are my favorite baby-friendly Easter keepsake crafts.
1. Baby’s first Easter painting –This is probably my favorite! While this is actually for older monsters, it’s easily adaptable for babies. Check out how HERE!
2. Easter Keepsake Plate – Another adorable idea that can be used and displayed every year.
3. Baby Foot Cross: This is an easier keepsake, since you can print your lettering on a basic piece of 8×10 printer paper, add baby’s footprints, and then frame!
4. Baby Footprint Easter Egg – I love this idea! You can use ceramic dyeable eggs like Egg Nots, so you can keep them forever. You could also use a bigger egg and do babies hand print and foot print, use glitter paint, and add baby’s name and the year!
5. Salt dough Easter Egg – This one is super easy to make, and your probably already have everything you need!
6. Easter Silhouette Portrait – This one is a little harder, and you’ll need Photoshop or PicMonkey, but if you can pull it off it would be freaking adorable!
7. Easter Bunny Handprint Burlap – Burlap and baby hand prints, does it get any cuter? Add an Easter ribbon with a hot glue gun and hang this cute keepsake up!
Do you still have your little monster’s holiday keepsakes? Will you and your monster be making one for Easter? Leave a comment and let me see your little monster’s Easter keepsakes!
For the past week I’ve been commuting an hour to take an 8 am to to 5 pm life, health, and accident insurance class. Sounds fun, right? This was also Squish’s first week at daycare. So, to say it’s been a long week is a slight understatement.
Thankfully my little monster loves his new teachers, and I passed my insurance test!
So after a long exhausting week, you know what was an awesome surprise? (And by surprise I mean I’ve been waiting on this box to arrive since I signed up back in February and have been obsessively checking the tracking number)
It can’t seriously already be March.
It just can’t.
OK, maybe I’m just refusing to acknowledge the fact that next month is April and my wittle baby is going to be ONE. I’m going to chill over here in denial land a little while longer, thank you very much.
While the thought of my bitty baby not being so bitty anymore may make me want to ugly cry, I’m actually pretty excited for Easter.
Easter was the last holiday I spent pregnant with Brex, and for some reason that makes this first holiday feel especially special. Which means it has to be PERFECT.
So like any millennial mom worth her organic sea salt, I’ve been pinning hundreds of ideas to my Easter board on Pinterest. (You can check that out here.)
There are THOUSANDS of adorable ideas for first Easter outfits, baskets, photography ideas, and baby keepsake crafts.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be doing a series of posts about my favorite Easter stuff for babies! This first post is going to focus on what I’m super excited about this year -baby Easter baskets!!
So here’s my top 10 favorite ideas for baby Easter baskets!
1. Cute Easter basket – You can’t have the perfect Easter basket without the… well, BASKET! Here’s a few of my favorite baskets, and some unique basket alternatives.
2. Stuffed bunny rabbit – Is it really an Easter basket without a stuffed Easter bunny??
3. Baby Friendly Snacks – If your kid is anything like my little monster, then food is always the best present. Here’s a few of my monster’s favorites that are the perfect size for little Easter baskets!
4. Easter book – While Brex hasn’t quite gotten old enough to sit while I read to him (he still tries to eat the book), I love adding to his book collection for later on. His Daddy and I both love to read, and it’s important that we instill that same love in him.
5. Teething Toys – You can’t go wrong with something to soothe those sore little gums.
6. Accessories – Your little one may not find these just utterly thrilling, but oh well. They’re adorable, and you only get to dress them up however you want for a short while!
7. Swimsuits – Once again, probably not going to be your baby’s favorite, but holy cuteness Batman.
8. Bath Toys – You can never have too many, right?
9. Movies – Even if our little one isn’t old enough to enjoy movies just yet, it won’t be long!
10. Travel Friendly Toys – Little ones have equally little attention spans, so prepare for those summer car rides with these travel friendly toys.
Do you have anything special you’re going to include in your little ones basket this year? Leave a comment and let me see your little monsters’ basket!
Spring has always been one of my favorite times of year. It’s not miserably hot yet, everything is blooming, and of course Easter! This year is even more special because it’s also my little monsters first birthday. Cue the sad mommy tears 😩😭 Seriously, he can’t already be a year old. It’s not possible! 😢
Anyways, I love having something hanging on my door for the season or holiday, but I wasn’t crazy about any of the Easter wreaths I saw in the stores this year. And for whatever reason I can’t find our old Easter door hanger.
Pinterest to the rescue! I found an adorable grapevine Easter bunny wreath that was listed on Etsy, but it was $40 and kind of small. We live on the second floor of our building so I wanted something a little bigger that people could see from the ground. It didn’t look like it would be too hard to do myself, so off to Hobby Lobby I went.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 10″ grapevine wreath
1 8″ grapevine wreath
2 6″ grapevine wreaths
Any decorations you want to use (I used a burlap flower and burlap wired ribbon)
The great thing about this is how customizable it is. You can use any color/kind of ribbon or flower, add Easter eggs, more flowers, anything!
The hardest part of this was bending the 6″ wreaths. Try to get them with the thinnest branches you can find, because it will make it easier. I ended up wrapping a blanket around the top half of the wreath, and using my foot to press down on it until the branches snapped enough. These will become your bunny’s ears!
Attatch the 10″ wreath and the 8″ wreath together with floral wire. It doesn’t have to be perfect, you can cover it up with ribbon! Then attatch your bunny’s ears to its head (8″ wreath). Make sure you use enough wire to really secure the ears. I had to go back after a couple weeks and redo mine!
Once you have your bunny put together, you can add any decorations you want! I chose to keep it simple and kind of rustic with a burlap ribbon and bow , and a burlap flower.
Have you made a new wreath for Easter? I would love to see it! Comment with a picture of your Easter wreath!
Oh and don’t forget about Daylight Savings Time! Turn your clocks forward an hour tonight! I know this girl is excited for an extra hour of sunlight! 😎☀️