20+ BEST Easter DIYs, Crafts, Decor Ideas & Recipes / Easy and Budget Friendly Ideas for Easter 2024

If you like making holidays special AND saving money, you are going to love the ideas I'm sharing today. I have OVER 20 Easter DIYs, crafts, decor ideas and recipes. You definitely going to be making my Easter cookies and my adorable "bunny trail" wreath.

To get all the info on my favourite Easter projects, make sure to check out the video below... 

and for MORE INFORMATION, here are the links I referred to in the video:

1) Easter Mini Egg Cookie Recipe - https://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.com/2018/03/soft-and-chewy-mini-egg-cookies.html 2) Link to FREE "Bunny Bait" tags - https://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/10-eggceptional-easter-printables.html 3) FREE Easter Prints - https://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.com/2023/02/free-easter-prints-large-budget.html 4) Recipe for "no bake" Easter nest cookies - https://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/bird-nest-cookies.html

EASY Valentine's Day Treats... featuring chocolate dipped goodies

Let's be honest... Valentine's Day is all about the chocolate. And homemade chocolate treats are guaranteed to impress family and friends. Today, I'm sharing EASY chocolate dipped goodies. You are going to be amazed at how simple the chocolate dipped heart-shaped strawberries are to make!

My favourite part of my Valentine's Day treat tray starts with heart-shaped strawberries. You halve the strawberries and cut a "V" from the top. (Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions.)

Insert a skewer, dip in melted chocolate, and place on wax paper to set.

Cute, right?!

You can also dip other things in chocolate. Try cookies, caramels, and cashews.

Then... when all the items have set... lay everything out on a tray. I added a bowl full of candies to the middle to add a bit of interest. Doesn't it look great? AND it tastes even better than it looks!

Check out this video for all the instructions / recipe video.

Thanks for checking out my latest easy and inexpensive Valentine's Day treat ideas! Let me know which one is your favourite. Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Gina Bell
 (aka East Coast Mommy)

If you are looking for more Valentine's Day inspiration, check out more than 30 Valentine's Day ideas here.


NEW Easy and Inexpensive Valentine's Day Ideas / Dollar Store Crafts / FREE Printable Valentine

I have fun, NEW easy and inexpensive Valentine's Day ideas to share today. Many use dollar store products, AND I have FREE printable tags you can download and print. Check out the simple ideas, a step by step video, and the free tags below.

Donuts make a cute Valentine, and I love them packaged in a dollar store cellophane bag and paired with the punny tag I designed. To get the tags for FREE: click on the photo of the tag you want to use (below), save it to your computer/phone, and print it like a regular 4x6 photo.

Hosting friends/family this Valentine's Day??? This treat board is easy to make using dollar store supplies. Get the "how to" here.

I love a good holiday craft / diy, and this one is perfect for Valentine's Day. It's fun for adults... but simple enough for kids. Head to the dollar store, grab the supplies, and follow the instructions here.

I love a useful and thoughtful gift, and this one couldn't be easier to DIY. Grab a jar, decorate it, fill it with mix, and add the cute tag I designed (below). For step-by-step instructions, check out the video I made here.

To download the tags I used with this jar: click on the photo below, save it to your computer / phone, and print it like a regular 4x6 photo.

For a closer look at these ideas, check out the YouTube video I made (below).

I hope you enjoyed these ideas. Let me know which one is your favourite!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Gina Bell
 (aka East Coast Mommy)

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If you are looking for more Valentine's Day inspiration, check out more than 30 Valentine's Day ideas here.

Preschool Workbook / A fun way to learn numbers 1-10 / Number Crafts

When my three kids were little, I always tried to make learning fun... and crafting was one of our favourite activities. Today, I'm sharing the NEW book I wrote which highlights the crafts we did when I was teaching them about numbers. It's like a 40+ page workbook with lots of photos and templates -- AND it's only $2.99 US. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, you can do it here.

Here are some examples of the ideas and crafts that are included in my book. You are going to love all the craft templates included!

This workbook is perfect for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and preschool teachers. If you are looking for an easy and fun way to teach little ones, grab your copy of my new book here.

Gina Bell
 (aka East Coast Mommy)

8 FREE 4x6 Valentine's Day Prints

Holiday décor is a lot of fun, and it doesn't need to break the bank. In fact, today I am sharing Valentine's pictures that you can download absolutely FREE. Pop them into an inexpensive frame, and you're all set!

I designed 8 different pictures, so you can pick your favourites, download them below, print them, and use them any way you like. I think they look great in a grouping of three.

These pictures are also great to add to décor you already have. Here are a couple displayed with the pom pom wreath I made last year. (You can find the instructions for this simple wreath here.)

I framed my three favourites. Which ones do you like the best?

To download one (or all) of your favourites: click a pictures below, save it to your computer or phone, and print it like a regular 4x6 photo.

I have many more fun Valentine's Day ideas coming soon, so stay tuned!

Gina Bell
 (aka East Coast Mommy)

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If you are looking for more Valentine's Day inspiration, check out more than 30 Valentine's Day ideas here.

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