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My kids are pretty obsessed with the Easter Bunny right now. They celebrated their first Easter last year, but were too young to remember. It’s so fun that they are finally at the age where they get excited for holidays. Since they love spotting all of the Easter Bunnies, I thought I would make one to add to my Easter display this year.
I headed to Michael’s to find my inspiration for my DIY Easter Bunny. I was strolling past the wooden aisle casually scanning all of the raw wood pieces when I spotted a large wooden egg. I grabbed the egg and inspected it for a second. (more…)
You guys, I’m super excited because I figured out how to create my very own template in the Cricut Design Space! Woo Hoo! I wanted to create some easy decorations for Easter and thought a carrot craft would be perfect. So, I embarked on a journey to create my very own carrot template! Now, I know this is a super basic design, but for me it feels like quite the accomplishment since I am new to the Cricut Design Space.
When I decided to try and create my own carrot template, I had to visualize how to make it 3-D. Obviously I knew an elongated triangle would be part of the design. I ended up attaching 3 triangles and added a small rectangle to use as the connector piece. (more…)
Spring is right around the corner, which in my book, means plants, plants, and more plants! I always get the urge to increase the greenery and flower situation in my house as well as outside when the season finally changes over to Spring. Since the weather here in Chicago can be quite unpredictable until about April, I usually focus my plant attention on the inside of my house. It’s so nice to add live plants to a room – it really freshen it up.
Not only is Spring a great time to add plants back into your home, it’s also a great time to liven up your home decor. To me, Spring means cheery accent pieces that make a room feel inviting. So, I decided to put together a round-up of bright and colorful planters to house all of your plants since the vessel they live in should also be pretty! I don’t know about you, but I want to make all of these planters. I will definitely be making number #7. It’s such an awesome idea!
1.This DIY Confetti Planter via A Kalio Chic Life is like your planter decided to throw itself a little party, but kept the mess off the table!
2. I am a HUGE fan of llama anything. I’m not really sure when this obseession started, but is hasn’t gone away. When I saw this DIY Llama Vase via A Beautiful Mess I knew I had to add it to the list of planters I need to make stat!
3. You don’t need to be a skilled woodworker to make these cute DIY Mini House Planters via Club Crafted. All you need is wood, a craft knife, and glue – so simple!
4. Do you love stickers? This DIY Heart Planter via The Crafted Life takes heart stickers created with a punch and adds them to a chic vase for a new and improved look.
5. These DIY Hand-Etched Mini Succulent Plants via Fun365 via Dreem Green DIY look like expensive planters you would find at West Elm, except these planters are super affordable to make!
6. You can add an air plant to your decor with this DIY Metal Air Plant Stand via Happiness is Creating made out of a metal serving tray from the Dollar Store!
7. This Pyramid Stud Vase DIY via A Beautiful Mess looks super high-end, like you spent a ton of money on a designer planter, however, it’s actually made out of decking supplies from the hardware store. Mind=blown.
8. I love the look of abstract art. This DIY Modern Bowl Planter via Lovely Indeed incorporates this trendy look along with a DIY plant stand that was meant to pizza hold. Say, what?!?
9. If you love a unique planter, this DIY Stitched Planters via The Pretty Life Girls is just for you. I love the beautiful texture the floss adds to the wooden planter.
It’s that time of year again. Time to bust out your eggs and start decorating them for Easter! Over the past decade or so people have really amped up their egg decorating. It’s gone from the tradition dip, dye and repeat to turning eggs into mini works of abstract art with paint and even grabbing tiny stamps made for planners to give eggs a quick, but impactful makeover. All of these awesome ideas made me want to try something new this year.
For my egg decorating, I decided to think a little outside of the box. I grabbed some faux eggs since I’m not historically the best when it comes to real eggs! The look I went for is super easy to achieve. All I did was paint my eggs and slap on some vinyl stickers I cut from my Cricut Explore Air 2. It looks like I spend hours painting delicate floral design on my eggs! Check out the full tutorial below to see just how simple this egg decorating technique is – you can even get your kiddos to help!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fake or Real Eggs
- Craft Paint
- White Adhesive Vinyl
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Design Space File (Flower Card #M41307)
After I resized my floral images (I used a free floral template from the Cricut Design Space), I ran my vinyl through my Cricut machine to cut out the designs.
Add a coat or two paint to your egg. Once it’s dry, peel out the floral vinyl pieces and add them to your egg.
Continue adding designs around your egg. I placed my designs towards the bottom of my egg. You could also have them scattered all of over. Choose a design that works for you!
When your finished, just add your Easter Eggs to a basket or place them in an egg stand so all of them can be on display. When Easter is over, you can save these bad boys and use them again next year!
When new neighbors move into the neighborhood it’s always a nice gesture to bring a gift over to welcome them. Most people opt for a pie, cookies, or cake, but why not mix it up a bit with a plant! This is not just any old plant, it’s a succulent in an old soup can!
When food containers are empty, we always toss them into the trash. In the case of the metal canned good, you may want to rethink tossing this out since it can be upcycled into a cute vessel to house a housewarming plant. (more…)
Did you know you can make a four leaf clover out of hearts? Yep, it’s that easy! I made numerous pint-sized clovers to create my DIY Clover Bouquet for St. Patrick’s Day! I cut out a ton of mini hearts using my Cricut Explore Air 2. I laughed because my husband saw the negatives and said: “Man, that would have been a huge pain to cut out by hand!”. Ah, if I didn’t have my Cricut I would not have made this project!
I love how versatile this project is. You could pop this in cool thrifted container like I did, or a traditional vase. (more…)