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Tag Archives: easter

easter diy

3 Apr

These DIY projects are just too precious not to share. I’m giddy to try them…phew, it’s going to be a busy week!

Flower Easter Eggs, Pizzazzerie

Peep S’mores, Confetti {love this for the kids}

Easter Bunny ‘Carrots’, Loralee Lewis

DIY Succulent Eggs, Roy Joy

DIY Doily Candle {or in this case egg holder}, Budget Dream Weddings

DIY Word Egg, Poppytalk {this would be a sweet way to send a note to friends and family out-of-town}

Daffodil Candy Cups, Martha Stewart

{images via Pizzazzerie, Confetti, Poppytalk, Roy Joy, Martha Stewart, Budget Dream Weddings and Lorelee Lewis}

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some bunny loves you

2 Apr

I love these sweet Tutto Bella gift finds to show someone special you love and appreciate them, to bring as a hostess gift or to give as a party favor this Easter.

Custom Ceramic Egg, $28 from Paloma’s Nest

Personalized Easter Favor Bags, $24 for a set of 8 bags from The English Pea
Robin’s Egg Soaps in Nest Soap Dish, $25 from Gianna Rose Atelier
Curvy Chrysanthemum Vase , $28 from Anthropologie
{I REALLY want this…}

 Wire Bag Basket, Pottery Barn
{this would be great to fill with goodies for the day or dyed easter eggs in a bed of hay}

{images via The English Pea, Anthropologie, Gianna Rose AtelierPaloma’s Nest and Pottery Barn}

brown paper flowers for easter

29 Mar

What did I do with a couple free hours {nap time}, brown paper bags, easter eggs and inspiration from The Nate Berkus Show?

Brown paper flowers for easter, of course.

This might be the cheapest project I’ve ever done – the eggs were .50 cents, and I already had brown paper bags and hot glue. My husband would say the word ‘cheap’ is not in my vocabulary, but after this project I beg to differ.

The creator of this simple and adorable project {that can be used for holidays, or even decor for birthday parties} is Destiny from A Place For Us. She created them for her mantle, and has a wonderful tutorial on how to make the flowers.

I followed her tutorial, then made the flowers Easter-friendly by gluing one side of a plastic easter egg to the center of the flower.

Step 1:
Draw and cut out a leaf template or find one online. I used three different sized leaf templates, small, medium and large.

Step 2:
Trace your leaf template onto brown paper bags. I used about 20 bags for this project.

Step 3:
Fold each leaf length-wise so it will help create a multi-dimensional effect when displayed.

Step 4:
Start with the largest size leaf, and begin to glue {I used a hot glue gun} each leaf on top of one another in the same central point. Continue to glue leaves on your flower, layering the large leaves, then the medium-sized leaves, finishing with the small leaves.


Step 5:
Cut one side of a plastic egg and glue to the middle of the flower.

Step 6:
Add tape to the back and find the perfect spot to display in your home.

{images via Tutto Bella}

easter eye-candy

17 Apr

Peeps DIY Easter Decor

 

Peeps DIY Easter Decor
{images via tutto bella}

Easter is just a week away, and although I am upset the deer (or some animal) ate ALL my beautiful, almost-bloomed tulips, I am happy spring is here and I get to spend the holiday with my loved ones.

Peeps are always associated with easter, and although cute, they are not appetizing in my opinion. So, I decided to be resourceful with the product this year…instead of adding unnecessary calories to my day (although I never count), I would use the marshmallow bunnies as decor. Simple, cute Easter decor that cost about $7 and took about 1 hour of my time.

Step 1: Buy the flat Peeps and jelly beans from your local grocery store (I bought 1 bag of each color of Peeps and two medium size bags on jelly beans).
Step 2: Buy or re-use existing vases. You will need one large vase, and a smaller vase that’s the same shape to fit in the inside the larger one. You will need 2 inches or so between the vases for space for the candy to fit in between.
Step 3: Start to layer the candy in between the two vases, fill the case to the top 
Step 4: Add a bow with bright colors and/or flowers