Posts Categorized: Easter

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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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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