Tuesday, April 6, 2010

See You in 2011

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Meaningful Easter Favor

The Meaning Behind Easter Jelly Beans
RED is for the blood He gave,
GREEN is for the grass He made.
YELLOW is for the sun so bright,
ORANGE is for all He made right.
BLACK is for the sins we made,
WHITE is for the grace He gave.
PURPLE is for His hour of sorrow,
PINK is for the promise of life eternal.
Ann egg full of jelly beans so colorful and sweet,
Is a prayer, is a promise, is a loved one's treat.
These are nice for Easter favors. I made these to give to my VT ladies. Fill an egg with Jellybeans, wrap in cellophane and add ribbon. Print the poem on spring paper and attach to the ribbon on egg.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bunny Light

I don't care who you are this light is adorable! I always pick up square vases like this at yard sales because you can use them for so many things. I had all the stuff I needed to make this adorable light. It is on my entry room table now. My little boys are going to love it!
First here are the supplies you need:
  • Bunny ears and bow set.
  • Bag of marbles, plastic crystals, anything you can put with lights.
  • 2 black flat marbles
  • 20 count light set
  • 2 big pom - pom's
  • 1 bright pink 1 inch pom
  • 1 square vase
  • 2 pipe cleaners cut into 1/3's
  • Hot glue gun

How to do it:

I had to do it twice because my lights looked funny. I put a layer of crystal pieces in the bottom and then 6 lights on top. Then I added about 2 inches of chrystals and another 6 lights, then another layer of chrystals and the rest of the lights. Then I stuck the bunny ears in then more chrystals. Glued on the poms, eyes and pipe cleaner whiskers. Added the bow and plugged it in! Yippeee! I love fun, fast and easy projects.....especially when I had all the stuff for it!

This is the light in the dark:

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fun Projects to Do WIth The Children in Your Life

Look at this fun garland from Family Circle. It is made with ribbon instead of paper. What a great texture this is. Full instructions are at the link at the end of the picture.

Here is another fun projects to do with kids that make great decorations for spring.


Easter Centerpiece and Table Ideas

What a simple yet stunning spring or Easter table. This is from the Family Circle Websitel
This is also from the Family Circle Website.
This blog has a bunch of fun ideas for centerpieces http://whimsyandwise.blogspot.com/2010/02/easter-centerpieces.html
er at Celebrating Today there is a complete tutorial on how to make this adorable centerpiece. http://celebrating-today.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-flower-centerpiece.html

At the Celebration Shop are the instructions to make this adorable centerpiece. http://blog.thecelebrationshoppe.com/tag/easy-peeps-and-jelly-bean-easter-centerpiece/
This beautiful Egg is from Room to Inspire blog. She has all the instructions of how to make it. What a great job she has done! http://roomtoinspire.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-egg-project.html

Here is another great link for Easter Tables - it is over at "Between Naps on the Front Porch"
If you scroll down, you will see over 100 links for fun table ideas at Tablescape Thursday.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Easter Wreaths

I love wreaths that are a "Where's Waldo" type look. Last Halloween I took all the leftover stuff I had and turned it into a wreath and it is just perfect! I also did it with a bunch of tiny Santa's at Christmas.
Here is an Easter wreath with all kinds of fun stuff on it!



My friend Paige from Arizona, made this darling wreath - I have included her notes at the bottom of the picture of how she made it.

Basically it started with a straw wreath that I already had in my craft supplies, I hot glued yellow and green Easter grass around the wreath in about 6" patches, alternating, along with a couple swaths of a 2 1/2" wire Easter ribbon I had already. Then I cut the stems off of white & pink tiny flowers I got for $1 each at Walmart, alternated them around the circle - 6 stems each color. I cut the flowers off a purple (??? - maybe hydrangea?) and glued them around.

I did a search for "vintage Easter graphics" and saved 7 of them to my photos file and printed them off in wallet size. I spaced them around, glued in 6 or 7 small plastic eggs I got at Walgreens, made "chicks" out of yellow pom-poms with orange felt beaks and Google eyes. I found tiny little ducks at Fry's grocery store and used them, too.

I had some 2" straw hats in my craft cupboard so I added in 3 of those, and hot glued a ladybug button on each. Finally, I had a package of 3/8" pearl beads and I just added in about a dozen of those for effect.


This is a Peep's Wreath...the lights are peeps lights. I attached them to a wreath in bunches then covered them with tulle. The pictures really don't do this wreath justice, it is fun in person. There are also mini eggs here and there under the tulle.


When I was little my grandmother used to dye eggs with us using all natural things she had. Here are a few of the colors I remember:

Yellow - 1 t Tumeric &2/3 c -Boiling water (Stir til dissolved) Add 1/2 tsp Vinegar

All Different Colors
BOIL EGG WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING and add 1/2 tsp Vinegar
Onion skins - (gold)
Grape Juice - (light purple)
Spinach - (green)
Beets - (violet)
Red Cabbage Leaves - (pink)
Wash farm eggs in warm soapy water. (Grocery store eggs are already washed.) Simmer for 20 minutes.

Easter Goodies 2010

Aren't these so fun! What a fun spring or Easter Treat.

Look at these very awesome Easter Egg Ice Cubes:

You can find the instructions at:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Spring 2010

I will be back for Spring 2010 - see you then!
Please come and visit me in my blog Holiday Rooms listed above!


Fun to for an Easter Gift

Some fun ideas for Easter gifts

This would be a fun project to do with children. String one peeps and five jelly beans then repeat until you have a garland. Fun to do!


This blog has lots of cute baskets that you could make with the children in your life.This is one of the projectshttp://tipjunkie.blogspot.com/2009/03/homemade-easter-baskets-paper-baskets.html

Homemade Easter Tree
by Rachel KellerHere's another great Easter tradition to share with your children or grand children. You can make it ahead of time make sure they have it to do it with their family.
Two weeks before Easter, we get out our Easter tree. Each day, we place one egg on the tree and read the corresponding Scripture, discussing how it relates to Easter. When my children were younger, we read the Bible story from their picture Bible story book.Easter TreeYou need a tree. (I got mine at the Dollar Store several years ago. I've seen these used as money trees for showers.) You also need several very tiny Easter eggs (to put on the tree), small baggies to hold the Easter eggs, and small strips of paper with the following verses:Day 1: Genesis 3:1-19 (God's first promise of sending a Redeemer)
Day 2: Genesis 22:1-14 (the story of Abraham and Isaac when God provides the ram for the offering)
Day 3: Exodus 12:21-30 (the first Passover)
Day 4: Numbers 21:4-9 (Moses and the brass serpent)
Day 5: Matthew 21:33-46 (parable of the unfaithful stewards)
Day 6: John 12:1-11 (Mary's anointing Jesus' feet with her hair)
Day 7: Matthew 21:1-11 (Jesus' triumphant entry--Palm Sunday)
Day 8: Matthew 26:14-30 (the Last Supper)
Day 9: Matthew 26:31-46 (the Garden of Gethsemane)
Day 10: Matthew 26:47-75 (Judas' betrayal)
Day 11: Matthew 27:11-31 (Jesus' trial before Pilate)
Day 12: Matthew 27:32-56 (the crucifixion)
Day 13: Matthew 27:57-66 (Jesus' burial)
Day 14: Matthew 28:1-10; Mark:16:1-20; Luke 24:1-49; John 20:1-31 (the resurrection)
Start two weeks before Easter. Each day, take the egg out of the little bag and hang it on the tree. Read the verses and discuss the meaning of the verses. On Easter morning, the tree is covered with eggs. (I have extra eggs I hang on the tree and a few other decorations to make it look beautiful.)http://blessingsforlife.com/crafts/eastertree.htm

Easter Is Coming!

Here are a few fun Easter Decor ideas:

Washcloth Easter Bunny
I have made lots of these and they are quick, easy and fun!
Insructions at: http://www.allfreecrafts.com/easter/washcloth-bunny.shtml

Craft Ideas has a lot of fun ideas - here are a few:
A CLAY POT EASTER BUNNYInstructions found at: http://www.craftideas.info/html/clay_pot_bunny_b.html
Spoon BunnyInstructions at: Instructions at: http://www.craftideas.info/html/happy_easter_bunny.html
BHG Jelly Bean Busckets

My friend Jacque shared this link with me: Easter Egg Wreathhttp://www.tallmouse.com/projects/spring/eggwreath/index.htm

Spring Wreath

Friday, March 27, 2009
My Front Door Wreath

We wrapped a grapevine wreath with Ivy and stuck loose spring flowers here and there. A cheery wreath to see everytime we come in the house.
Here are some darling "Spring Letters" Rose made that I just have to share: Here is the link to make them: http://sugarplumcottage.blogspot.com/2009/03/project-friday-wooden-letters.html
Fresh Flower Centerpiece
Though these flowers are more of a summer flower - at least in Idaho they are! THis could be made with any of your spring flowers for a great spring fresh flower centerpiece.
My friend Jacque share this link with me. It ihas lots of fun ideas in it. http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/cms/Idea.asp?ArticleID=1511