In the spirit of the Easter Season and the fact that payday is still a week off, I’m going to hit up my local Dollar General and see how many Easy Cricut Gifts I can make for under $10. (It came to $9.33 including tax to be precise)
Just to make it interesting, I will be using up my scraps of Vinyl, Iron-On, Cardstock, and Paper just to see what I can do. Get a little Scrap Busting going on. If it can work for yarn, it can work for Papercrafts.
And in the spirit of making my life more difficult than it needs to be, I will be using only 1 Bunny SVG file that I will modify for each craft. I will be using the same technique that I talked about in my previous post.
Just in case you don’t feel like working that hard, the Bunnies will be available on my freebies page. Just sign up with your email and I’ll send you the password.
I’m going to work on this over the course of a couple of days, so the stock photos will eventually be replaced with actual ones. And some of the more complex gifts will have how-to posts attached. Let’s get crafting!
1. Personalized Journal
The most expensive Dollar General find at $2, but the easiest to embellish in my humble opinion. The smooth cover is perfect for adding stickers and vinyl with abandon. (If 1 embellishment is good, 15 must be better, right?)
2. Plastic Eggs for an Easter Egg Hunt (or Easter Tree Decorations)
When my daughter was growing up, her Grandparents would fill these eggs with money, candy, toys, and stickers and hide them around the yard. There were 3 sets exactly alike for her and her cousins, Jonathan and Gregg. The rule was that you were only allowed 2 of each color. If you found a third one, you leave it for the next person.
One year, no matter how hard they looked, they could only find 5 of the 6 white eggs. It had completely disappeared. Grandpa made things right though and made sure Gregg, I think it was, got his fair share.
Two days later, pieces of white plastic shell kept appearing next to a small hole in the yard. Apparently, Mr. Chipmunk had wanted in on the fun.
3. Purple Bucket to use as an Easter Basket.
Dollar General has these in many colors and they are very easy to personalize for the child (or adult) on your Easter list. After Easter, they can be re-purposed as Beach Toys, Lego Receptacles or anything else that needs to be contained.
4. Mini Cards for Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt
If you live in the Frozen North, sometimes Easter comes with several feet of snow on the ground. One way to spice things up is to have a Scavenger Hunt inside the house for the Easter Basket. Each Mini Card comes with a poem or riddle to solve leading to the next clue. Guaranteed
hours minutes of fun!
5. Paper Flowers
You can glue these to a card or put them on the end of a straw or chopsticks if you like. (We eat at Panda Express a lot.) In my case, I happened to have some leftover floral wire from Christmas
6. Bunny Banner
Hang these across a doorway or over a bed for a fun Easter Decoration. You can tape them to ribbon, fishing line, twine, or yarn. You can leave them plain or dress them up with letters spelling out your child’s name.
7. Thermos or Water Bottle
A personalized water bottle is a great way to make sure you are not drinking out of someone else’s bottle, eww.
8. Cell Phone, Eyeglass or iPad Decor
The nice thing about adding Vinyl and Stickers is you can dress up your cases and easily change them out again for the next holiday.
9. Pop-Up Easter Card
I am obsessed with pop-up cards on Cricut. There’s one by Jennifer Maker that I am dying to try. It’s called the Apple Tree Card. It is so intricate it just blows my mind. I imagine the weeding on that thing will take hours, but I must make one.
Bonus: Reverse Canvas and Hot Mess Canvas
I’m not including these with the rest because the canvas at Dollar General is $3 apiece and it would go over my $10 limit. I do, however, stock up every time Michael’s has a sale. So, technically they are part of my “scrap” pile. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.