Friday, April 18, 2014

Washi Tape Easter Egg Decor


It's no secret that I love Washi tape and a few weeks ago while in the shower I had an epiphany of how to use washi tape to make a really cute Easter egg decoration for Easter!  It took me a little while to finally complete this craft but I am absolutely loving how my Washi Tape Easter Egg Decor turned out!!

Washi Tape Easter Egg Decor | such a simple and fun Easter craft made with Washi tape | click the image to learn how to make it | #washitape #easter #eastercrafts #crafts

I simply printed off two large Easter egg shapes and then went to work!  The top layer will be made by simply cutting the egg shape out of the paper (I actually printer my top layer on cardstock to make this a bit easier.)  This will create an egg shaped frame to cover your washi tape.

The bottom layer will be made by simply using the egg shape as a guide to lay your washi tape out.  Just cover your egg shape with strips of washi tape!

Washi Tape Easter Egg Decor | such a simple and fun Easter craft made with Washi tape | click the image to learn how to make it | #washitape #easter #eastercrafts #crafts

Then place your egg shaped frame over your washi tape egg and put it in a fun frame!

Washi Tape Easter Egg Decor | such a simple and fun Easter craft made with Washi tape | click the image to learn how to make it | #washitape #easter #eastercrafts #crafts

So so simple and so so cute!  I love how it turned out and I love having this on my entry way table!  It just makes me smile.

Happy Easter!

You Might Also Enjoy:
Gold Dipped Easter Eggs
Polka Dot Easter Eggs
Easter Egg Burlap Flag


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Egg Burlap Flag


I realized the other day that I didn't have an Easter wreath for my front door.  Tragic, I know ;)  But I didn't want to create a typical wreath, instead I decided that I wanted to create an Easter Banner or Flag to hang on my front door.  So pretty simply, with the help of my Silhouette Cameo (links in this post may be affiliate links), I created a really fun and pretty Easter Egg Burlap Flag for my front door decor!


I found a burlap place mat at Hobby Lobby for $3.  I snatched it up and knew it would be the perfect backdrop for my flag.  Plus it meant I wouldn't have to sew anything so it was a huge win in my book!

Then I simply cut an Easter egg shape out of Silhouette's Stencil Vinyl and then used it as a guide to paint an egg on my burlap!


The paint dried really fast, so in literally less then an hour, I had a really cute new Easter burlap flag for my front door!


Do you have a special Easter front door decor item?

You Might Also Enjoy:
Gold Dipped Easter Eggs
Mini Cadbury Egg Chocolate Mousse Trifle
Polka Dot Easter Eggs

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Whimsy Wednesday {111}


Woot woot!  It's another fabulous week and it's time for another amazing round of our Whimsy Wednesday Link Party!!  Do you know that this is seriously the BEST link party around!?  It's amazing and I am grateful to have such a great group of bloggers who link up every week!  You are what makes this party ROCK!  So thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and link up your latest and greatest!  Your inspiration is amazing!!

Remember that all 4 of our hosts LOVE sharing your posts on G+!  So be sure you are on G+ and follow us so that we can tag you if we feature you throughout the week!


We have been busy this past week!  Be sure you don't miss out and follow me on InstagramFacebookGoogle+, Pinterest and of course by Email!

Welcome to this week's edition of Whimsy Wednesdays!


Did you all know that Whimsy Wednesdays is the GOOGLE+ sharing party?  All of us are active on G+ with over 400,000 people having us in their circles combined.  We are looking to share your posts, which means just a bit of interaction for you, but we can't share if you're not there!  So, to make it easier for us to share your content, use the hashtag #WhimsyWednesdays when you share your content on G+.  We'll be searching the hashtag all week to see who's taking part in the party.

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Before we get started, come and check out these AMAZING features from last week!  I've rounded up The Everything Easter Round-Up!  You've got to check these out!!

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Rules:  Please do not link parties or shops.  Everything else is accepted.  Share the love and visit at least 2 other links.  DO NOT link up photos that you have purchased and do not have permission to share.

Please be aware that by sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays, you are giving permission for your projects to be shared on social media and in round up posts, which may be pinned using a scheduling tool for maximum exposure.  The feature will include a link back to you.

Happy Linking!






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Gold Dipped Easter Eggs


After creating a few different Easter Egg Crafts this year, I had a few left over wooden Easter Eggs and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them!  I wanted to create Gold Dipped Easter Eggs!

Gold Dipped Easter Eggs | learn how to simply create Gold-Dipped Eggs for Easter or Spring decor this year | #easter #spring #gold #crafts

These are so stinkin' simple to create...a tutorial is hardly needed!  But just in case...here you go!

Gold Dipped Easter Eggs | learn how to simply create Gold-Dipped Eggs for Easter or Spring decor this year | #easter #spring #gold #crafts

 You Will Need:

  • Wooden eggs
  • Painters Tape
  • Gold Metallic Spray Paint
How to:
  1. Tape off your eggs.  I taped some of mine straight across and some of mine on a diagonal.  Get creative and have fun!  Just be sure the tape is adhered really well!
  2. Spray paint the un-taped part of the egg with gold spray paint.
  3. Let dry and then remove painters tape.

Gold Dipped Easter Eggs | learn how to simply create Gold-Dipped Eggs for Easter or Spring decor this year | #easter #spring #gold #crafts

And then enjoy your beautiful Gold-Dipped Eggs!!

You Might Also Enjoy:
Mini Cadbury Egg Chocolate Mousse Trifle
Polka Dot Easter Eggs
Easter Egg Burlap Flag


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Monday, April 14, 2014

The Everything Easter Round-Up


Easter is a week away and this week's Whimsy Wednesday Link Party was hopping with AMAZING Easter Inspiration!  So today I am sharing an amazing, beautiful, and delicious Everything Easter Round-Up!

The Everything Easter Round-Up | Easter food, decor and games!  Come check out the "Everything" Easter Round-Up!  | #easter #easterrecipes #easterdecor #crafts #recipes

Enjoy!  And please take a moment to visit and pin these lovely ideas!


Glow in The Dark Eggs from Earning & Saving With Sarah
Easter Krispie Pops from Kleinworth & Co.
Bunny Head Fruit Platter from Worth Pinning




Peanut Butter Egg S'mores from The First Year Blog
Peeps in a Nest from Diana Rambles
Easter Basket Game for Toddlers from Slice of Southern Pie



3-D Easter Egg Cookies from Pint Sized Baker
Bunny Pretzels from Hoopla Palooza



Strawberry Carrots from Miss Candiquick
Bunny Bites from Bitz N Giggles
Coconut Marshmallow Bunnies from House of Yumm
Mason Jar Easter Printables from Yesterday on Tuesday

And just in case you missed it, here are a few fabulous ideas from Simply Designing that you won't want to miss!







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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Our Spring Break Plans + Giveaway


This post is part of a paid campaign with Snap and Darice, but all comments and opinions contained within are my own. #KidsCrafts #Foamies

Spring Break is almost over and can I tell you, we have had a lot of fun!!!  I am excited to end our spring break by being part of an AMAZING GIVEAWAY!  (more on that later)

We started off the weekend by heading to St. Louis for a Bloggy Boot Camp Blog Conference!  I got to meet up with a couple of my favorite bloggers while I was there and had so much fun!  My children had a great time going to the zoo and playing at the pool!  So our week started off strong...and then...I realized, I did not have a solid plan in place for the rest of the week!  Eek!

I needed to do some work, my kids wanted to go and do big huge pre-planned activities (that I didn't have planned)....and can I just tell you, by Tuesday, I knew I needed to come up with a plan for the rest of the week!  

So with a little planning we have made the rest of the week a blast!  Friends, trips to the park, bike rides, a trip to our local children's museum.  And...of course...plenty of craft projects!

My children LOVE creating!!  

And this was just what I needed to realize that I definitely need a plan for the summer!  I don't have all the details figured out but I already know that one day a week will be craft day!  My children love to create and I love encouraging them to create too!

Do your kids love to craft!?  Well if they do, I have the coolest, most amazing GIVEAWAY ever!!

WIN over $300 in Crafting Supplies or a Gift Card! | #kidscrafts #foamies #spon http://goo.gl/mZeblu

I have teamed with Darice and they want YOU to help determine what crafts will be hitting stores for the summer!!!

Seriously, how cool is that!?

All you need to do is to go HERE and fill out this quick survey!  It takes less then 5 minutes to fill out and if you leave your name and email address at the end, you are automatically ENTERED TO WIN the prizes above!!

I know I would LOVE to have those amazing crafts supplies (valued at over $300!!) to get us started on a summer full of fun!  But a gift card would also be fun to use to stock up on fun summer craft supplies as well!  I would love to win any of these prizes!

  
Giveaway rules: Giveaway will end on 3/16/14 at 11:59 EST.  Three winners will be randomly chosen.  Winners must be 18 years or older to be eligible to win.  Three winners total.  One winner will receive a kid's craft basket worth $300+, second winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card, and the third winner will receive a $50 Visa gift card. No substitutions.  No purchase necessary.  This giveaway ends April 16th, 2014 Midnight EST.  Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email address provided in entry form, by 4/18/14.  This giveaway is not sponsored by or associated with Visa.


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How to Make a Vintage-Style Drink Holder with Ball Mason Jars


I am excited to be a part of this fun #springHOA with Ball canning jars!  (Thanks Ball for sending the coupon for the free jars!)  So I created a really fun Vintage Drink Holder using a vintage blue Ball mason jar!

How to Make a Vintage-Style Drink Holder with Ball Mason Jars + Free Printable Drink Label | #masonjar #springhoa #hoa #vintage #wedding #bbq #party #freeprintable #free

These would be perfect for any summer BBQ, party, wedding or even just to use at home for fun!

Check out this video and learn how to make these really cute Vintage Mason Cups!

And right-click this image and click "save as" to download your FREE PRINTABLE Drink Labels!
Remember these are for personal use only and can not be used for commercial use or for profit in any way.  If you want to share these, please share a link to my blog post, as these may not be distributed in any other way.  Thanks!
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fabric Covered Eggs with a Twist


Yes, we have all seen fabric covered eggs before.  But I can almost guarantee you have NEVER seen fabric covered Easter eggs quite like this before!  These super cute Fabric Covered Eggs are made with...wait for it...Duck Tape.

What!?!?!  Yes!  Duck Tape now makes fabric tape and it is awesome!!!  Seriously.  So so cool!  And I want to say a big huge thanks to Duck Brand and Izea for sending me a great package full of fun Duck Tape including this fabric tape just for fun!  And boy, did the kids and I have fun!

DIY Fabric Covered Eggs (with a Twist) | come see what special item I used to make these cool fabric covered eggs which is like nothing you've ever seen before! | #easter #eastereggs #holiday #easterdecor #crafts


In fact, most of these eggs are made by my children!  I cut the tape into strips and then they peeled the backing off and applied the tape to the plastic eggs.

This is a great way for little ones to work on their fine motor skills while creating a really fun and pretty Easter craft and decoration!  My kids spent over an hour sitting and patiently working on these!  It was that much fun!!

So to make these Duck Tape Fabric Covered Easter Eggs, you will need:

  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Duck Brand Fabric Tape, assorted colors
  • Scissors  

How to Make Fabric Covered Eggs Like You've Never Seen Before | come see what special item I used to make these cool fabric covered eggs which is like nothing you've ever seen before! | #easter #eastereggs #holiday #easterdecor #crafts


Simply cut the fabric tape off of the roll into strips, varying widths are ok!  Then remove the backing and place the tape onto the plastic eggs, covering the entire egg with tape.

DIY Fabric Eggs | come see what special item I used to make these cool fabric covered eggs which is like nothing you've ever seen before! | #easter #eastereggs #holiday #easterdecor #crafts


That's it!  So simple, perfect for the kids to help with, and really fun!

Do you decorate for Easter?

You Might Also Enjoy:
Polka Dot Easter Eggs
Mini Cadbury Egg Chocolate Mousse Trifle
Bunny Mousse Tarts


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