DIY Easter Gifts: Top 10 Cross-Stitch Project Ideas to Consider
There are a lot of things to look forward to in spring and Easter is definitely one of them. This holiday marking the miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ is loved and observed by many. Spending this beautiful day with family and friends is a great and soulful way of celebrating it. It goes without saying that Easter has its symbols and traditions, and it can’t be imagined without giving gifts. If you are feeling crafty this Easter, we’ve come up with our top 10 thematic DIY presents that will bring smiles to your loved ones’ faces and enhance the joy and warmth of this special day.
Idea number 10: Easter Dragon Cross-Stitch Pattern
Getting a cross-stitch chart makes it possible to start your project right away if you already have the materials required for it – as soon as you make the payment, the downloadable PDF file will arrive in your email inbox and you’re good to go! This dragon-themed pattern by Nadezhda Kazarina provides a fresh outlook on the Easter aesthetic – if you are into fantasy and fairytale designs or are simply looking for an unconventional idea for a memorable Easter gift, you should definitely go with this one!
The pattern uses 26 colors of the DMC palette and is sized 19 by 24 cm (7.6 by 9.4 in).
Idea number 9: Rabbit Cross-Stitch Kit
An interesting perspective on one of the traditional Easter characters, the Easter bunny, is presented in this lovely design by Luca-S. This can be a great cross-stitch project for other occasions, like a birthday or even St. Valentine’s Day. The magician’s hat adds extra charm and mystery flavor to the cute rabbit image.
Unlike the previous item, this is a full kit that comes with the floss, canvas, needle, chart and instructions.
Idea number 8: Angel and Rabbit Cross-Stitch Kit
If you are looking for a more conventional cross-stitch design that matches the true spirit of Easter, then this Angel by Alisa might be something to consider. Being small in size and easy to complete, this kit can be a lovely way to introduce your kids to cross-stitching – create a meaningful piece together for the upcoming holiday and give it as a gift to a relative or simply decorate your home with it!
Bunnies, dyed Easter eggs, daffodils – this modern cross-stitch design by Darya Mastrakova features the classic imagery associated with Easter festivities. Filled with positive spring vibes, it will surely cheer you up and get you into the holiday mood. This is a downloadable PDF chart, so you would need to get the floss and canvas yourself – the colour palette the pattern uses is DMC and the recommended canvas type is Aida count 14-18.
Idea number 6: Easter Joy Cross-Stitch Kit
This minimalistic and yet tender design by Luca-S featuring a bouquet of violets and Easter eggs is an excellent cross-stitch project to work on in anticipation of the joyous holiday. The kit contains all the materials you’ll need and the finished piece is sure to delight the recipient with its simplicity and elegance.
Idea number 5: Set of Easter Bunnies Charms
These cross-stitch charms with handmade wooden frames from NeoCraft are perfect for Easter home décor. Also, they can be used as keychain pendants or bag adornments. This makes such DIY items excellent as small presents for Easter dinner guests or cute surprise gifts for your friends and family. The designs are quick to complete, so if you are a cross-stitch beginner, you might want to try them to practice your skills.
As an option, you can also get the frame set separately if you would like to make more charms or have your own ideas for the designs you’d like to frame.
Idea number 4: Easter Rabbit Plastic Canvas Cross-Stitch Kit
Another Easter house decoration idea is this cute Easter Rabbit by MP Studia. It is stitched on plastic canvas (which is included in the kit, along with the floss, needle, chart and detailed guide), which is the perfect foundation for this type of cross-stitch projects as this material is known for its stiffness and durability. The bunny is double-sided – make sure to place it on a cross-stitch holder (pick one from this collection) so that both of its sides are visible and on display and the result of your work doesn’t go unnoticed.
Idea number 3: Easter Eggs Plastic Canvas Cross-Stitch Kit
Continuing the subject of plastic canvas, check out this cross-stitch set of four Easter eggs by Orchidea – the cheerful egg-shaped designs depicting cute chicks, hens and roosters are real spring mood boosters and will beautifully complement your Easter gifts to your loved ones.
Idea number 2: Easter Gnome Cross-Stitch Magnets Kit
A cross-stitch magnet is a unique and eye-catching DIY item that has both aesthetic and practical value, as we discussed in our previous article. This lovely set of four pastel-colored plastic canvas magnets depicting Easter celebration attributes by MP Studia would give a festive look to your fridge and brighten up your kitchen décor. Giving such magnets as gifts is a sweet way to delight your nearest and dearest with something you’ve made specially for Easter Day.
Idea number 1: Easter Card Plastic Canvas Cross-Stitch Kit
A greeting card is a universal gift for any occasion, and Easter is no exception for sure! It doesn’t necessarily have to be made of cardboard or paper – MP Studia offers an unconventional perspective with a DIY cross-stitch card that uses plastic canvas as its base. Such an adorable handmade item is perfect to accompany your Easter basket and works equally well as a standalone Easter souvenir – this kind of gift will be preserved for years evoking positive emotions and warm memories.
For more cross-stitch inspiration and helpful advice, check out our previous articles:
- Plastic Canvas: Cross-Stitch Magnets and Other DIY Items It Can Be Used For
- Digital Cross-Stitch Patterns: Overview and Advantages
- Tips on Washing and Ironing Your Finished Cross-Stitch Piece