Friday, March 6, 2015

Easter and Spring Crafts {Dollar Tree Giveaway}

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles


Dollar Tree Easter Spring Gifts, Decor and Giveaway!

Who's ready for Spring?  I know I am and so are my kids!  I'm so excited to share with you another post with amazing goodies from Dollar Tree!  This time, it's decorations and craft items for Spring and Easter Also, this season you all have a chance to vote for my creations to help me win a $500 Visa gift card!  Vote for my Easter/Spring Candy Bouquet here!  There's something for you, too... 10 lucky voters will win a $50 Dollar Tree gift card.  I'm also giving away a $25 Dollar Tree gift card below so be sure to enter.

Decor, Candy bouquet, party table

***Thank you to Dollar Tree for sponsoring today's post.  They provided the gift card giveaway and items to use for decoration and crafts.  I only agree to sponsored posts that I believe will benefit my readers and their interests.  All opinions remain my own.  See my full Disclosure Policy.***


 Happier Easter Contest

Two Dollar Tree boxes arrived at my door recently and once again, my kids and I were thrilled to open them.  For this promotion, Dollar Tree is holding a contest called the Happier Easter Contest in which one blogger will win a $500 Visa gift card.  That's where you come in!  I need your help in voting on my creations I made using the items given to me.  You can vote at starting on March 16, 2015 until April 6, 2015.  In addition, 10 voters will win a $50 Dollar Tree gift card. 

 Let's see what's in the boxes...

Spring/Easter Party Table Setting

There were so many fun items to work with that I decided to create an Easter/Spring table setting specifically for a party.  Every party needs balloons and Dollar Tree provided 2 bags of them.  We did not use all of the balloons and we unfortunately popped some along the way but we did manage to hang these balloons up on the wall for a little more color!

Table setting, party decorations

table setting, party table

There was a large plastic blue basket, a purple plastic bucket/vase and a ceramic garden pot included. I filled the large basket as a child's gift basket that would make a sweet Easter present.  

                           Easter basket, gift basket

I filled it with tissue paper and paper Easter grass, then, I added the stuffed white bunny inside a large plastic egg.  

                                                     Easter basket, gift basket

I threw in some plastic Easter eggs that I filled with jelly beans provided in the box along with three bouncing balls, a wind-up chick and finished it off by placing some of the Easter and Spring  decorations around it.  

Party decor, table setting

Letter boxes were also found in the box and so we used some of them to spell out "Party"  and "Spring" to represent our Easter/Spring party decor.

Spring table, Spring decor

There was a white sparkly mesh that I thought would make a nice garland to go around the table.  I added in some of the pink flowers and purple butterflies that came in the boxes.  They make great additions for crafts or decorations.

Balloons, party decor, Spring decor

The boxes came with tons of pastel colored tissue paper so I cut some into long strips to hang under the balloons for a more Easter color combination.

Easter Candy Bouquet

Easter is another holiday where candy adds to the fun!  There were two packs of Blow Pops included in the boxes so I used the garden pot to hold them together.  I decorated the pot with some jelly beans just to add a little more Easter theme to it.  Then, I stuck in some fake Easter egg sticks.

Candy bouquet, Blow Pops

Blow Pops!

Blow Pops, Candy Bouquet

Easter bouquet, candy bouquet

 Easter Pinata

Since there were so many balloons and tissue paper, I figured I could use some of them to make a homemade Easter pinata.  I know it seems a little cruel to smash a pinata with a sweet bunny's face but I wasn't sure what else to do with it!  The bunny face took up most of the space on the front of the pinata which helps if your pinata doesn't look the prettiest. ;)

Easter pinata, Easter bunny

This is the back side and as you can see (don't look too closely!), it's far from perfect!  I figured the kids are going to destroy it anyway!

Easter pinata, Homemade pinata

This is the side view of the pinata.  I attached part of the light blue burlap ribbon that was also included in the box for a way to hang the pinata.

Easter pinata, homemade pinata

I used the smaller purple bucket for a centerpiece decoration or it can be a gift basket, as well.  The rabbit face is actually a pair of sunglasses perfect for a child to wear on Easter.

Easter basket, Easter decor

What Came First...the Chicken or the Egg?

In this case, the cute little chick is inside the large egg!  I thought this would make a cute piece of Easter decor and added in some Easter eggs with jelly beans inside.

Easter decor, Easter eggEaster egg, Easter decor

 My daughter calls the chick, "The Cheeper." 

Party Time!

Now, all that's left to do is to party!

Easter decor, Spring party

What kinds of Easter or Spring crafts and decor have you been working on?  If you enjoyed this post, please pin it and share!

Have a hoppy spring!

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Don't forget to Vote in the Happier Easter Contest!

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