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Spring is in the air, and that means new blooms, warmer days, and maybe even a few chocolate Easter bunnies! Add a festive touch to your home and spend some quality time with your family. Just try these easy Easter crafts you can make for less than $10, handpicked by your friends at Direct Auto Insurance. Be sure to check out the links for official craft instructions!

  1. Paint Chip Egg Garland (via Modern Parents Messy Kids)

The main material in this adorably colorful project is the cheapest you can find—it’s FREE! Pick up a few paint chip cards from your nearby home improvement store. (Paint chip cards are usually free at large home improvement stores, but you may want to call ahead to confirm.) You’ll also need a spool of twine or cotton string.  

You can use as many paint chip cards as you want. The more you use, the longer your garland will be! The crafter on Modern Parents Messy Kids uses around 10 paint cards in her example, and she was able to get two eggs out of each paint card.

If your kids are old enough, have them help you cut the eggs from the paint cards and punch holes for the string. If not, they can still get in on the fun by stringing the pieces together and helping you choose the perfect spot to hang your new garland!

  1. Burlap Easter Bunny Bags (via Landeelu)

With just a few pieces of fabric and some magic with scissors, you can craft a burlap bag that looks just like an Easter bunny! If you’re not handy with a needle and thread, make this project even easier by purchasing a small, inexpensive bottle of fabric glue. Fill your bags with candy or treats, and then hand them out to friends and neighbors to celebrate spring’s arrival!

  1. Springtime Mason Jars (via Passionate Penny Pincher)

You can find everything you need for this easy Easter craft at the dollar store, Walmart, or a similar store for less than $10. Spray paint and hot glue will transform cheap glass jars into colorful and classy containers for small storage or gifts.

  1. Easter Egg Wreath (via Crystal’s Crafties)

Stock up on several packs of plastic Easter eggs from the dollar store, and glue them to a Styrofoam wreath form for a colorful piece of décor for your front door. As long as they’re careful with the hot glue gun, the kids can help you place the eggs and you’ll be done in no time at all!

This spring, spend time with those you love while celebrating a new season with these simple DIY projects. It’s totally possible (and fun!) to freshen up your home with a lively springtime feel while still being smart with your money.

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