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Watercolor Egg Place Settings

Easter Egg Place Setting

Brighten your Easter table decor with these quick and easy watercolor Easter egg place settings.

Easter Egg Place Setting

Happy Friday, my friends! Are you ready for the Easter holiday? The kids and I are enjoying the first few days of Spring break lounging around the house. Everyone slept in this morning, which was a nice break not having a busy morning running around trying to get everyone dressed, fed, and out the door. As the kids slept in I sat in my favorite lounge chair with my kindle and a cup of coffee with International Delight Caramel Macchiato creamer. It was pure bliss! Have you tried it? It’s my absolute favorite, with the Hershey’s Chocolate Caramel a close second. Sunday morning everyone is coming over for brunch after church and I already know a cup or two with my favorite creamer will be in my hands to prepare for the day. I’m also making a batch of Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake to kick-off our feast.

Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake

After making our Watercolor Easter Eggs I couldn’t get enough of these beauties. I decided to make egg place settings using American Crafts Thickers in white and watercolor paints. I placed the sticker on the egg then brush water over the egg and sticker. I then add drops of watercolor paint on top and let the colors run together. This is such a simple way to add color to your table decor and DIY a budget-friendly name place setting.

Watercolor Place Settings

Watercolor Eggs

Gold Leaf Eggs

Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

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Watercolor Easter Egg Place Settings

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How To Make Confetti Eggs

How to make confetti eggs

How to make confetti eggs for Easter and Cinco de Mayo. 

How to make confetti eggs

Hey crafty friends! The kids are officially on Spring break and they couldn’t be more excited. Since I’m headed to Utah next week, missing part of their break, I’m going to squeeze in as many fun activities for us to do until then. Homemade play dough, flying kites, and picnics at the park are definitely in order. I’m also surprising them with a day trip to the ocean in a few days, I can’t wait to see their faces when we arrive. The little guy is going to be excited to play in the sand and collect seashells., while the big kids will more than likely spend hours on the boardwalk rides.

Before we can start planning all of those things I’m still focused on getting things ready for our Easter celebration. Every year, for as long as I can remember, growing up my mother would make confetti eggs for Easter. We have some pretty funny pictures of surprising family members with confetti eggs getting cracked over their heads. My sister seems to get me every year when I least expect it. It’s always a great way to enjoy a few laughs and who doesn’t love colorful confetti?

Supplies:

Eggs

Food coloring, vinegar, water

Confetti

tissue paper in various colors

glue stick

Step one: carefully puncture the top of the egg with a sharp object. You will need about a 1/2 inch hole to fill the eggs. I used a kabob skewer to crack the eggs and gently mixed the egg yolk to help release it from the shell. Wash hallowed eggs thoroughly with soap.

Step two: dye eggs with kit or 1 cup water, 1 tbsp vinegar, and food coloring. Allow eggs to dry.

Step three: fill eggs with confetti.

Step four: cut a 3/4 inch square of tissue paper and glue to cover the hole.

Confetti Eggs tutorial

These DIY confetti eggs are fun for the whole family to enjoy and guaranteed to bring a few laughs. They’re also great for a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

How To Make Confetti Eggs Tutorial

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Lavender Eggshell Candles

Lavender Eggshell Candles

Decorate your Easter table with these lavender scented eggshell candles. 

Lavender Eggshell Candles

I feel like time has been slipping away these last few weeks. I thought Easter was still further away along with my trip back to Utah. Little did I realize that it’s shortly arriving and I am in no way ready for either events. This year we’ve decided to host our Easter celebration in our home instead of my mothers. This sudden change in plans has me a little frazzled since I have a trip to plan immediately after. I also still have a few more Easter kits to put together for the pre-egg hunting craft day. It seems my to-do list is growing by the day but I’m working on it..constant Starbucks trips seem to help keep calm. But of course when doesn’t Starbucks make everything better?

Eggshell Candles

While thinking about our Easter celebration I’ve been compiling a list of what I’d like our tablescape to look like. So far I’ve gathered a moss table runner and plan to add bright flowers down the center. I also plan to make more of these lavender eggshell candles to display in ceramic eggcups. Have you seen the eggshell candles you can buy in stores? I’ve always wanted to make my own at home. They seemed relatively easy and luckily they were. These candles are made with soy candle wax, dyed with food coloring, and scented with lavender essential oil.

Lavender Eggshell Candles DIYSupplies (yields 5 eggshell candles)

eggs

small knife or spoon

purple food coloring, water, and vinegar

1 cup soy candle wax flakes

candle wicks + adhesive

lavender essential oil

Step one: use a small knife or spoon to lightly tap the top of the egg. Gently peel off the broken eggshell, wash eggs thoroughly, dry upside down.

Step two: dye eggs by mixing 1 cup of water, 1 tbsp vinegar, and 3-5 drops of food coloring. Allow eggs to dry upside down.

Step three: place candle wicks in the center of the eggshell with an adhesive (I used glue dots).

Step four: melt soy candle wax in microwave or in double boiler. Once wax is completely melted stir in 2-4 drops of lavender essential oil.

Step five: use egg carton to hold eggs in place. Carefully pour wax into the eggs, make sure wick is centered as much as possible. Allow 2-3 hours for wax to harden. Trim wick to 1/4 inch.

How to make eggshell candles

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Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

Easter egg decorating ideas – how to gold leaf Easter eggs.

DIY Gold Leaf Eggs

Happy Friday, my crafty friends! Are you excited about the weekend? We’re going to reach 90 degrees here..yikes! I see water balloon fights in our near future. The kids recently picked out super soakers at Target and have been anxious to use them. It’s hard to believe how quickly this year is going by already. Easter will be here soon and I’m still having fun coming up with Easter egg decorating ideas with the kids. On the days Madi doesn’t have preschool we’ve been decorating eggs and putting together Easter craft kits for our Easter celebration with family. Every year we head to my mother’s house and have the kids engage in various games and Easter crafts before the big egg hunt. The kids look forward to this every year. I’m always in charge of the games, which I happily enjoy doing.

Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

Like I mentioned in my Gold Leaf Succulent Planter post I’m a tab bit obsessed with gold leaf right now (visit post for a thorough picture tutorial on how to gold leaf). I’ve been using gold leaf sheets on anything I can think of. This gold leaf egg idea is great for eggs you don’t plan on consuming or have been  hallowed out. You can also find white wooden eggs to paint and gold leaf at the craft store. 

Supplies:

Gold leaf sheets

gold leaf adhesive

brush

gloves

dye kit

Gilded Easter Eggs

 Step one: dye eggs to desire color or paint eggs with watercolors.

Step two: with a small brush lightly apply a thin layer of adhesive onto the eggs. I only applied small sections of glue instead of covering the eggs completely. Allow glue to dry for 10 minutes or until it becomes tacky.

Step three: place a gold leaf sheet onto the eggs and gently rub the gold leaf on. Use a gilding brush to press the gold leaf on and brush away any excess.

The great thing about gold leaf is that the mistakes are easily fixable and the imperfections make it all the more unique. These gold leaf beauties are currently adorning my entry way with a few other Spring accessories that help brighten up the room.

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Watercolor Easter Eggs

How to make a sock bunny

Easy sock bunny tutorial

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Gold Leaf Eggs

Duck Tape® Easter Basket

This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine.

Create a mini Easter basket made from a box using Duck Tape®, lace trim, and ribbon. 

Duck Tape Easter Basket I think I’ve mentioned a time or two about our endless rolls of Duck Tape® around the house. The kids enjoy using them for all sorts of crafts and activities. We’ve made wallets, flowers, wrapped gifts with it, and used it for a few games. Have you tried the glow-in-the-dark Duck Tape®? My kids love that stuff! Using these bright and colorful rolls of tape I whipped up a few Spring crafts that are easy to make with kids just in time for Easter. Duct Tape Crafts for kids Can we talk about this floral and gingham hexagon print? Swoon! This has to be my favorite Duck Tape® print EVER! I think the pastels are perfect for Spring crafts and I immediately thought of making an Easter basket with it.

Duck Tape box After covering the box with tape I glued lace trim around the edge and a bow to the center. 

Hexagon floral print

For the handle I folded a 12 inch strip of tape in half (top and bottom to the center) then glued it to the inside of the box. Note: use a small amount of low temp hot glue to avoid burning through tape.

Spring Crafts - Duck Tape I also made flowers using the white and mini green and black Duck Tape® rolls.

Duct Tape Flower Tutorial To make the flowers I layered two 12inch strips of tape, slightly overlapping. Tucking one of the exposed edges down I then used scissors to create a fringe on the tape. I stopped about a quarter of an inch away from the bottom. I then wrapped the tape around a striped paper straw to create the flower. (Note: I covered the tip of the straw and created a smaller fringe with the mini Duck Tape® first). Duck Tape Flowers The last craft I made were these mini Duck Tape® bows that are perfect for embellishing party favors and treat boxes. To make them I folded the mini tape in half, then pinched the center and placed a thin piece of tape to hold it together. I used the same method of the handle above..folding from top to center and bottom to center to avoid having exposed edges. Mini Duct Tape Bow

What are some of your favorite Duck Tape® crafts to make with your kids?

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Handmade Easter Basket

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Watercolor Easter Eggs

Hey crafty friends! Easter is less than a month away and today I’m sharing a quick Easter egg decorating idea. These watercolor Easter eggs are easy to make and allow your little artist to create any designs they’re imagination desires in a few simple steps.

Watercolor Easter Eggs

The weather has been amazing here, almost a little too perfect. It’s been between 75-85 …..in March! We’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors soaking up the sun and enjoying every minute of it before it gets too hot. In between our outdoor playtime we’ve been working on a few Easter crafts with the kids. Last week Madi, our 4 year old, asked if we could dye Easter eggs and I thought it would be fun to let them watercolor paint the eggs. Other than playing outside the kids have been into painting..a lot! They ask to paint everyday (thank you giant $5 ikea roll of paper). We quickly went through an entire carton of eggs, working like mad with our paint brushes and watercolor paints. The little guy LOVES, I mean LOVES LOVES painting so he enjoyed this activity the most. I can’t wait to work on a few new Easter egg decorating ideas with them over the next few weeks.

To color our eggs we used a watercolor palette from Michaels.

Watercolor Craft Ideas

Using the watercolor paints we painted random designs onto the eggs. Sometimes we allowed the paint to dry in-between colors other times we mixed the wet paint to allowed them to run together, which creates a marbled look. You could also dip (or brush on) the egg in water then add drops of watercolors onto the egg and let the colors swirl on their own. 

Watercolor eggs

I think I’m having just as much fun as they are coloring eggs. These watercolor eggs inspired some major Easter crafting that I can’t wait to share with you!

For more Easter Ideas …..

Sock Bunnies

Easy sock bunny tutorial

Polka Dot Glitter Easter Eggs

DIY Glitter Polka Dot Easter Eggs

Watercolor Easter Eggs

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Faux Etched Vase

how to make a faux etched flower vase.

Hey, hey crafty friends! I’m in Utah for SNAP Conference with 400 creative bloggers and having a blast meeting bloggy friends in real life! Today I have a quick project to share that’s perfect for Mother’s Day. It’s a faux etched vase that I made with frosted vinyl.

how to make a faux etched flower vase.

Remember the Mother’s Day flower vase from last year? I recently saw it in my mother’s living room and wanted to make one for my home as well. This time around I used frosted vinyl to create a faux etched design on the vase. The vinyl is a light, transparent silver that appears etched on glass and mirrors.

Faux etched vase

To make the faux etched flower vase I used a dollar store vase, frosted vinyl, adhesive pearl embellishments, and a flower punch. This project really couldn’t be any simpler to make, it took me maybe 10 minutes from start to finish.

how to make a faux etched vase

I used the punch to cut flowers out, about 15 total, then stuck them on a vase. Usually when working with vinyl you want to use transfer paper but since this flower design doesn’t have intricate detail I just peeled the back off like you would with a sticker. A pearl embellishment fancied the vase up a bit and that’s it!

Silhouette is currently holding a BIG sale on their vinyl…25% off using a promotion code! That drops their regular vinyl price form $14.99 to $9.99! Now is definitely the time to stock up on all those bright colors for Summer projects. The Silhouette Cameo & Portrait is also on sale with a starter vinyl bundle. To take advantage of the sale go here and enter PUMPKIN at checkout.

How to make a faux etched vase.

 

 

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Silhouette provided me with the vinyl to create this project and will be shipping the Portrait directly to the winner. Giveaway runs April 18-21. Winner will have 48hrs to claim prize and must have a U.S. shipping address.

Moss Clay Pot

moss covered clay pot

Happy Friday, my friends! I’m feeling especially giddy about this weekend because we are headed on a little family vacation before my four day trip to Utah. You can follow along my adventures on instagram! Before I leave for the next 8 days I wanted to sneak in a little gardening and spruce up the porch. I liked my porch so much last year that I knew I had to do the same this Spring. The first part of my Spring porch update was to make a Moss Clay Pot to hold bright and colorful flowers in.

moss covered clay pot

To make the moss covered pot I used:

-Sheet moss (available at most craft stores)

-clay pot

-white acrylic paint

-burlap ribbon

-hot glue

Step one

Paint the pot in the color of your choice. I chose white but a bright yellow or turquoise would look great for Spring.

Step two

Once the paint has dried, glue the moss onto the clay pot. Trim off the excess moss with scissors.

moss covered clay pot

Step three

Use burlap ribbon to embellish the clay pot. If you’re wondering why I didn’t sew the pleats its because my secret is wired burlap ribbon! Its really easy to work with, especially for making bows in case you didn’t want pleats.

moss covered clay pot

Step four

Fill your pot with soil and a flower. I plan to find a yellow plant to replace the purple, since my porch is getting a yellow makeover this Spring..more details coming up!

Spring Flower Pot

 

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