Mar 31, 2010

Easy Jelly Bean Bracelets, for Easter or Anytime

Level: Easy! Time: 5 min

These are fun to make with the kids, but very sticky! And, you use a sharp needle. I ended up having my kids lay out a pattern, and I strung them on the string to avoid blood and tears!
  • Jelly Beans (we used small)
  • Stretchy jewelry making string .5mm
  • Tapestry needle

Super easy! Tie a knot 2" from the end of the string. String 10-15 jelly beans depending on wrist size. Tie ends together, and enjoy! My girls liked laying out the pattern, and my little boy picked all black!

Mar 29, 2010

Cute Easter Carrots

Level: Medium Time: 40 min

I don't have step by step pictures for these...I did these last year, pre-blogging days! I was going to make up some more for pictures, but ran out of time, so use your imagination!

Step 1: Form a carrot shape out of floral foam, or styrofoam (sometimes you can buy cone shapes).
Step 2: Cut a 'grass shape' out of felt and secure in the top of carrot.
Step 3: Start at tip of carrot, and paint about 1/2 inch at a time with decoupage. Wind embroidery floss or skinny yarn around carrot, continuing to paint with decoupage as you progress upwards.

Sorry for no pictures...maybe next year! But these are super cute, and I've enjoyed them!

Mar 25, 2010

Easter Egg Tissue Topiary

Level: Medium Time: 45 min
  • Blown Out Egg (For how-to see HERE)
  • Small pot
  • Dried moss/grass/or raffia
  • Floral Foam
  • 2 wooden Skewers
  • Tissue Paper cut into 1/2" square
  • Glue
Step 1: Cut a small piece of floral foam and place into pot, maing sure it's nice a tight so it wont fall out. Using a Hot Glue Gun (adults only please!) top with dried moss, grass or raffia.

Step 2: Break one skewer to desired height of the topiary (the skewer should run through the bottom hole of the egg, all the way through the egg, and stop at the inside top). Use a Hot Glue Gun to secure skewer to the egg.

Step 3: Pour out a small pile of glue. Using the blunt end of the other skewer, wrap a tissue paper square around the end. Dip into the glue (not too much!) and secure to the egg. Continue until the entire egg is covered. You may need to take a break in the middle for 'dry time.' If there is too much glue, the tissues will push each other around.

This was a fun craft, my 8 year old and 6 year old girl helped me with these....even my 3 yr old boy got in on the action with a "Spider Man" egg! I wasn't sure what to do with I decided to tie a tag around the pot and use them for place cards at our easter dinner. Wherever you use them, they are super cute! Have fun!

Find more great crafts at these blogs I've linked to:

Mar 23, 2010

'Bling' Glitter Easter Eggs

Level: Medium-Difficult Time: 30 min


  • Blown Out Egg (for How-to click HERE)
  • Silhouettes (aprox. 1")
  • Graphite Transfer Paper
  • Glue Pen
  • ultra-fine glitter
  • tape
  • ball point pen
  • soft bristle brush
  • optional, prepare egg for hanging (for how-t0 click HERE)

Step 1: Find silhouette images you like on-line and print out to a size of aprox. 1" by 1" ( I just did a silhouette search on google images for flowers, bunnies, deer, chicks, birds, I forgot to do lambs....whatever you like)

Step 2: Cut out image, and transfer paper, then tape to egg. (I cut the transfer paper slightly larger than the image so the tape would hold it in place...since the egg is round, cut slits through the image and transfer paper where there is plain white space to help the image 'bend' around the egg.)

Step 3: Trace around the edge of sillouette...firm enough to have image transfer, but don't crack the egg!

Step 4: Pull off tape, paper and transfer paper. Use a small eraser to remove extra graphite that may have transferred to egg (don't worry about graphite tracings left inside of the silhouette image since those will be covered).

Step 5: Using a fine-tip glue pen, trace around edge of sillouette and fill in the middle (This and the next step have to be done fairly quickly, since the glue pen dries rather quick).

Step 6: Sprinkle Glitter (make sure it's ultra-fine!) over image, and shake off extra. Then allow to dry.

Step 7: Brush over egg gently, using a soft bristle brush, to remove extra glitter. Mine is a make-up brush! Make sure the glue is completely dry, 25-20 min. I just finished all my eggs, then went back and brushed them all off from 1st to last, and they were just fine.

Now you're done! Hang on a Twig 'Tree' or place in basket or bowl and enjoy for easter! If you do this craft, leave a comment here and the web address of your post. I'd love to see how your turns out, and I'm sure others would as well!

Check out more Easter Ideas at these blogs:

Mar 21, 2010

How to Hang An Egg

-Blown out egg with holes through top and bottom
(For how-to-blow-out-an-egg click HERE)
-Ribbon, string, or fishing line
(I use ribbon here for visability, but fishing line on most of my eggs for ease and non-visability...just depends on the look you want!)
- small beads (slightly bigger than hole in the bottom of egg)
-wire with loop in one end, or long tapestry needle

1. First stick wire or needle
(I used a wire, since my needles were not long enough for my large sized eggs) through the top of the egg to the bottom (loop on wire, eye on needle should come out the BOTTOM of the egg.

2. Thread a bead onto the ribbon or string and push to the middle.

3. Thread BOTH ends of the ribbon or string through the loop or eye of the needle.

4. Gently pull through the egg, being sure to leave ribbon ends long enough that they do not fall out when pulling through the egg. Don't pull too fast, or you could crack the egg.

5. Tie a knot at the top of the ribbon and trim off excess.

6. Hang! If you're decorating before you're hanging them, be careful not the let the ribbon or string fall back through the hole! You can also run a bead through the ribbon for the top, if you like. Just a personal preference, but it gives a balanced look.

Mar 20, 2010

Best way to Blow out an Egg!

Level: Easy! Time: 2 mins.

This is easy, and many of you probably know how to do this, but I have some awesome easter egg ideas coming up, and I wanted to post this first, so I could reference it in future posts!

1 egg (or however many you want!)
1 sharp tipped knife
1 nasal Aspirator (we like to call it the 'snot sucker')
1 bowl
1 straight pin

1. First, chip 2 holes in the top and the bottom of an egg.

(Here you might want to decide what your doing with the egg...if your hanging the egg, chip a hole in the top and bottom....if your putting the egg in a bowl, you may want to chip a hole in the top and SIDE, then you can cover the hole on the side with whatever your decoration is, or fill it in with some white plaster or air-dry clay, then 'presto' it looks like there was never a hole to begin with!)

2. Poke the Pin into the hole on the bottom (I know this is on the's just so you can see it) and wiggle it around to puncture the yoke sack, and make it easier for the egg to come out.

3. Hold the Nasal Aspirator up to the top hole and gently squeeze....forcing air in and egg out!

This is a lung and mouth saver, but if you force the air in too fast, you WILL crack the egg, and the effort is be patient. You may have to periodically poke to pin back up the hole on the bottom to help keep the yoke coming out.

4. Rinse under warm water, and allow to dry completely before decoration...this may take up to 2 0r 3 days, depending on the size of the holes.

(the egg pictured here has a side hole, just so you can see what I was talking about earlier in step 1)

Give it a few tries, it takes a while to become quick and efficient at this. But now I keep my aspirator in my kitchen baking utensil drawer, and whenever I have extra time when I'm baking, I blow out the eggs I'm using (because I hate waste), and save them for a future craft.

Mar 19, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

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Thanks everyone for playing, and stay tuned for our next Awesome Giveaway! (Sorry this took so long to post....I'm blaming it on the new baby, but really I just forgot, and then I had blog problems (see post below), and then I just felt know how it goes!)

OH NO! Blog Tech Problems!!!

Oh No! When Technology goes right, it's awesome.......but when it goes bad, it's really bad!

Anyway, I had some technical blog problems yesterday, so if you were visiting, I'm so sorry! I think they're all fixed now, except for my 'buttons.'

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Mar 17, 2010

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Mar 16, 2010

Cutest Ever Infant Car Seat Cover

Look at this awesomely cute car-seat cover/baby tent that my sister made for me! I love it, and it keeps coughing kids and nosy strangers away from my little ones face! And, it's way cuter than my plain blue infant seat!

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Mar 12, 2010

Our New Baby Boy!

Sorry, I've been slacking on my blog, but here's the reason, and It's a cute one!

We welcomed our new little guy into our family on Monday, March 8th, at 10:07pm. He weighed in at 8 ibs, 7 oz! We were so excited to have a little boy, it evens out the family a little bit! His 3 big sisters, and Big Brother are all excited as well!

Our 'winner' for our guessing game is Samantha! She's an amazing mother of triplets! You go girl! Thanks to everyone who took a guess, and to all my followers.....I promise I'll get back to some awesome posts soon! In the meantime, enjoy these pictures of my little cutie!

Mar 10, 2010

Giveaway with Shaunellshair!

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