Posts Categorized: Easter

Easter + Party + Projects / Monday, 30 Mar 2015

DIY bunny party hats

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As you know, it’s my personal belief that all holidays deserve a party and Easter is no exception. That’s why I came up with this DIY bunny party hat to celebrate in true bunny style. They’re perfect for an Easter hunt or sporting at the dinner table. No big pink bunny costumes (a la a certain Christmas movie) needed! See below for the full tutorial.DIY bunny hatsDIY bunny hats

I used the new Bunny Burst Tic Tac® mints to inspire my color palette for the bunny hats. They are a blend of artificially flavored green apple and grape mints and, of course, I ate a few along the way, to really get into the spirit. These little mints were the perfect confetti accessory for the table scene. Wouldn’t they be cute left out as a surprise for your guests mixed with the party hats?!DIY bunny part hats

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DIY + Easter + Projects / Thursday, 26 Mar 2015

Botanical Easter eggs

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I’ve been wanting to try these botanical black Easter eggs since last year when I become obsessed Molly Peacock’s book about the 18th century paper artist Mary Delany, The Paper Garden. In fact, I even suggested we start a book club with this title and then I just NEVER followed through. Because it’s my blog and I can do whatever I want. So I bought Easter eggs, painted them black, lost them, then rebought and painted new ones last week, AND THEN found last year’s. Always, huh?! Well, if you need any botanical Easter eggs, you know where to find them. These are a great idea if you like to spend a bit of time on an art project. I realize the detail is a bit more advanced, but you can simplify with easier color blocks and shapes to cut down on time. These could be great for kids in this simplified way. I give some suggestions below.

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DIY + Easter + Projects / Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015

DIY origami surprise box for Easter

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For the last two years I’ve been creating tutorials for the Laura Ashley blog and I’m continuing this year with some fun projects made with their gorgeous wallpapers and fabrics. Hooray! The first one up for the year is here and it’s an origami surprise box. Have you ever made these before? I remember making them as a kid, but I never knew what to do with them. So, we decided to fill them up with some Easter goodies. Wouldn’t it be such a kick for a kid to blow it up and find some things inside? Find out how to make it below and head on over to the Laura Ashley blog for more fun pics and to shop the look.

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Photography by Trisha Zemp  |  Craft assisting by Alexa Jorgenson

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DIY + Easter + Party + Projects + spring + tabletop / Friday, 18 Apr 2014

DIY Easter egg name settings

To top off the spring party spread (see previous posts here and here), I made these mini Easter egg name settings. You know me, I love things either really big or really small–it just makes things more whimsical. So, I came up with these little name tags that would be a cute topping for a plate setting. 
Materials: acrylic paints, paint brushes, wooden eggs (I got mine from here), black pen
Step 1: Paint the eggs in a solid color.
Step 2: After drying, paint on an oval shape in a coordinating color. I chose colors in similar tones.
Step 3: Top it off with a simple monogram for each person at the table. 
Donzo. I love ’em simple! 

 I wish this spelled something…missed opportunity. Sigh.

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