Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Clothespin Bunnies

I made these little bunnies about 12 years ago. I dug them back out of the box and made place markers for all the kids to use for Easter dinner… They are fun and simple to make and, apparently, hold up well for years! :o)

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First paint a wooden clothespin with white paint.

Then draw faces and feet with a fine-tipped black pen.

Glue on bows and white puff balls for tails.

Then make a base out of a piece of cardstock. I used green and cut them into shapes using cookie cutters.

clothespin bunnies 03clothespin bunnies 04Glue bunnies onto the base with a hot glue gun.

clothespin bunnies 07clothespin bunnies 06Hoppy Easter!   

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Peeps Wreath

I don’t remember which blog had this cute idea but it’s a pretty simple one.

Just wrap a foam wreath in brown ribbon, glue on Peeps and tie on a ribbon hanger…

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peeps wreath 02The boys weren’t too happy about wasting all those sugary, yummy Peeps! I let them eat the leftovers but that just wasn’t good enough. They are constantly threatening to lick it when they walk by…

The only downside is that I don’t think this one will make it until next year…

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sparkly Egg Lamps

I love Dollar Store Crafts! And they just popped up with a terrific craft for Easter… Easter egg hanging lamps.

Here is the link to their Egg Pendant Lamps.

I made three sets. I think they turned out nicely… I love the faceted look of the eggs! They remind me of those 70’s pendant lamps.

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I only put candles in one of the eggs in each set.

egg lamps 03egg lamps 02Thankfully all three of my tealights worked! :o) 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Easter Egg Wreath

I put up our Easter decorations this week and hung up the Easter egg wreath my mom made us over 10 years ago… It still looks great, except for the three eggs that finally fell off this year. So I took the opportunity to share this simple and fun Easter craft with all of you.

Start with a 14 inch straw wreath form.

Next tie 6 inch bundles of raffia with a knot in the center. Trim ends if wanted or necessary. Finished tuft should be about 3 inches from the knot on either end.

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Glue the bunches of raffia using a dab of hot glue on the knots around the top of the wreath in three rows about 3 inches apart.

Take 30 plastic Easter eggs and glue around in two rows (facing the same direction) around the top of the wreath between the raffia bunches.

egg wreath 05 egg wreath 06 egg wreath 07It kind of reminds me of a cute little Easter egg nest…

egg wreath 08Hang your wreath with a piece of ribbon or fishing line (I like the invisible look for this wreath). This wreath has hung outside every Easter season for years!  It was just raining too hard on Monday to take a picture…

Monday, April 4, 2011

Stocking Up

Unfortunately Michael’s has a REALLY GREAT sale this week and I went…

But I was able to pick up all kinds of stuff that I needed and some that I just wanted, and ALL of it at a bargain!

craft supplies 01 The Haul!

craft supplies 04Some fun miscellaneous items from the $1 bins and foam brushes for 5 cents each!

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Acrylic paints for 29 cents! (I’ve been out of paints for forever!)

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Scrapbook papers 6/$1!

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Cotton yarn for making dishrags while watching movies for $1!

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This vintage scrapbooking paper pack was on sale for $7.99 and I LOVE every one of them!

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But the best deal was the pack of 1000+ stickers for only $10! And they were GOOD ones, too! No “what am I going to do with these?” in the bunch!!!

So if you are in need of restocking your craft closet, check out Michael’s this week… But don’t say I didn’t warn you! :o)