Posts Categorized: Easter

Crafts + DIY + Easter + Party + printable + Projects + spring + templates / Friday, 18 Apr 2014

Spring pastel tablesetting

Yesterday I showed how to make the paper tulip centerpiece and I thought I’d provide an idea on how to display it in a beautiful setting for your spring celebration, whether it be your outdoor Easter dinner or Mother’s Day brunch. Wouldn’t pastels be so lovely? I used to cringe at pastels but now I find them so beautiful, especially when combined with some deeper tones like the colors in the flowers and the ombre candle holders I decorated. I’ll show a few of the DIYs later in the day, but for now, here are some ways to celebrate the spring.
TIP: I picked up all of the tableware from Ikea. They have the loveliest colors right now. Mint plates and bowls, pink and white candle holders, a beautiful white pitcher. AND, they are so so cheap! I have a thing for plates so I kind of think you can never have too many!

TIP: For place settings, I bought these little wooden eggs and put each person’s monogram on it. I’ll be doing a DIY on it later today.

TIP: Melissa Esplin of I Still Love You created a beautiful “Happy Easter” sign that works perfectly in a basket. OR, you can make it mini and stick it in some Easter eggs (like she did here). OR print it off really huge and use it as a decoration. I love her work. Download the free template here.

TIP: I’ll be providing a DIY later today on these candle votives, which I LOVE! I think they’d also be perfect for baby showers, bridal showers, and birthdays, doncha think?

Stay tuned for the DIYs on how to make this happen.

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Crafts + DIY + Easter + paper flowers + Projects + spring / Thursday, 17 Apr 2014

Make a spring centerpiece with tulips

Fortuitously (?), I got sick last week. I was supposed to read the book for this month’s book club (feel free to join in! More deets here) but you know how you get when you’re sick? You just can’t work the mind too well. SO, I made lots of paper flowers instead. And turned them into a centerpiece. And I’m kind of stoked about how they turned out. Wouldn’t it be great as a centerpiece for the Easter table or to give for Mother’s Day? Or just sitting around looking pretty during spring. Over the next couple of days, I’ll be showing you what to make and then how to incorporate it into your Easter celebration.
So, this is how it goes.
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Easter + Projects + sewing + spring / Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014

Easter basket liner

Make an Easter basket liner with fabric from Laura Ashley
Make an Easter basket liner with fabric from Laura Ashley
Here’s my latest for the Laura Ashley blog. I made a liner for an Easter basket using their sweet Aviary Garden fabric. It’s the perfect springy fabric.
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Easter + Projects + spring / Monday, 14 Apr 2014

Dip dyeing spring

At some point I got really into baskets and acquired way too many for our small apartment. I thought it would be nice to gussy them up just a tad while still keeping the integrity of the object so I decided to get on the dip dye trend and apply it to everything in sight. Watch out baskets! I thought it would be fun to do to an Easter basket, watering can, and decorative basket.


Dip-dye is a term that means that you are actually dipping the object into dye, but it’s not a practical application for these objects. In this case it is just the look of dipping. Call it faux dip-dye.
Materials: White acrylic paint (or spray paint, just make sure everything is taped off), blue tape, paint brush
Step 1: On this decorative basket, below, I decided how high I wanted to go. The basket reeds were already placed horizontally so I picked the 6th row and used that as my guide.
Step 2: Get your brush out and paint. I started with a big brush to apply the initial stripe and then used a smaller brush to get into the details.
Step 3: Apply a few coats.

To apply on a metal object like this watering can:
Step 1: Get your blue tape out and measure where you’d like to place it. I placed my line one third from the bottom. Make sure you secure your tape tightly onto the can so the paint doesn’t escape.
Step 2: Paint it!
Step 3: Paint a few layers until it’s nice and thick.
Step 4: Remove tape and voila!

step-by-step photos by Trisha Zemp
final photos by Brittany Jepsen 
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DIY + Easter + Projects + spring / Friday, 11 Apr 2014

Easter egg terrarium

Last year I came up with with some life-size Easter egg terrariums with mini paper flowers (see here). I wanted to try it with live plants this year to give out as gifts so I found some oversized plastic Easter eggs that are much more practical and spacious for installing live plants. I used air plants because I thought they would hold up a bit better with my black thumb.

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