Happy Easter! Bunny Ornaments

For those of you celebrating Easter today, I hope that you are having a wonderful holiday!

I wanted to share a quick Easter craft project. I few weeks ago I found these little bunny ornaments at a dollar store. The ornaments came in a package with primary color paints, but I set aside the paints in the package and used some acrylic craft paints that I had on hand to paint the rabbits. Continue reading

Winter Pinterest Challenge: DIY Paper Tulips

This last week I was surfing craft blogs when I saw a tutorial for gorgeous paper tulips.  I added the tulips to my ever expanding list of projects I would like to make.  I am inspired by so many of the beautiful projects I see online, but recently have not had time to craft.  The winter Pinterest challenge hosted by Sherry of Young House Love gave me the motivation I needed to take a hour to craft.

DIY Paper Tulips

While I haven’t seen any tulips yet this year, tulips are one of my favorite flowers because they are one of the first flowers of spring.  Here is a photo that I took last spring when I visited the Tulip Library on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Aren’t the tulips cheerful?

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Botanical Grape Juice Dyed Easter Eggs

After making the onion skin dyed eggs that I blogged about earlier this week, I decided to try my hand at a simplified version of those eggs using the same basic technique. Using hard boiled eggs instead of hollowed out eggs and dying the eggs in grape juice in the fridge instead of in an onion skin dye on the stove, made the grape juice dyed eggs much simpler to make than the onion skin dyed eggs.  Plus, the grape juice dyed eggs made a lovely breakfast the next day.

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Carrot Boxes

I am beginning to run out of time (and steam) for Easter projects, but before I do, I want to share a couple of last minute projects.  These projects are fairly quick (especially compared to the egg boxes and decorative eggs I posted earlier this week).   If you are looking for a last minute project (or two) to complete before Easter one of these projects may be just what you are looking for.  I think these little carrot boxes would be adorable filled with foil covered candies and tucked into an Easter basket.

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Onion Skin Dyed Decorative Eggs

When I was a child my mom had some hollowed out terracotta colored eggs with plant silhouettes on them.  I thought they were very pretty.   Every Easter when my family decorated eggs I wanted my eggs to look like those.  They never did.  Given that I am still thinking about those eggs (20+ years later?), I finally decided to get serious about trying my hand at creating my own version.  These eggs are not simple, but I am pretty pleased with the results and they look like my original egg-spiration (sorry, last corny egg joke, I promise).  The originals have long since perished so no side by side comparison photos are possible.  You’ll just have to take my word for it.

Later this week, I’ll post a simplified version of these eggs (using hard boiled eggs, an easy dye and edible plants).

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