As we approach Easter this year let us keep in mind the true meaning of the holiday. It is not about the Easter bunny, chocolate, and high priced gifts, but the fact that Jesus died for our sins and then rose from the dead. There is nothing wrong with giving gifts for Easter, but remember why you are giving them. A great way to keep the true spirit of the holiday in your heart as well as give gifts to your family and friends to make them. By making Easter gifts you will do more than just save money, you will show the person receiving the gift just how much you care for them. Here is a guide to making your own religious Easter gifts that the recipients will be sure to love.
Religious Collage in a Frame
My mom is a very crafty person and one of her favorite gifts to give is themed collage that is framed and can be hung up. For this Easter collage you will need an 8″ x 10″ frame, religious themed scrap book decorations (from your local hobby store), decorative paper, craft markers, and your favorite bible passage. To begin this homemade craft you will take an 8″ x 10″ piece of decorative craft paper (preferably religious or Easter themed) and write out your favorite bible passage in the middle. Once you are finished you will take your religious scrap book decorations and strategically place them around the scripture. You can even incorporate photos of you and your friend or family member into the collage. Once you have finished decorating the collage then you can place it into the frame and close it up. Your finished project should be an amazing handmade Easter themed collage that your friends or family will love.
Easter Themed Wooden Keepsake Box
A keepsake box is a great gift that the recipient will keep for many years to come. It can hold money, jewelry, or special trinkets that hold a special meaning. For this do it yourself project you will need a small or medium sized wooden box (that you can purchase from a hobby store like Hobby Lobby or Michaels), paint, paint brushes, religious pictures or religious scrapbook decorations, black or green felt, scissors, and Modge Podge (craft glue). To start this project you will take the paint and brush and paint the entire box. Good colors include light pink, light, blue, green, or yellow, but any color you like will do. After you finish painting you will decorate the box with the religious pictures (use the Modge Podge to glue it down). Next you will take the felt and cut out a piece to line the box and one to cover the bottom of the box. A final option that you can do is purchase a the hardware and a small padlock so the box can be locked. This is a great gift for any age or gender because it can be customized for that person.
Cookies are a great gift that everyone loves to receive and they are a very simple homemade gift. For this gift you will need 1 package of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix, religious and Easter themed cookie cutters, and a tray or tin (preferably religious or Easter themed). This project is really quite simple, because all you have to do is make the cookies and put them in the tin or on the tray. If you don’t have any religious or Easter cookie cutters then look on the Internet. Check out this site http://www.kitchengifts.com/religious.html). You can even ice the cookies to give them a little pizazz. Once the cookies are done you can add a little note or an Easter card to go along with them. I guarantee that whoever receives them will greatly appreciate them and have a Happy Easter.