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Egg Meet Rice Krispie

These are a few of my favorite things! I LOVE Rice Krispie Treats and Egg shaped goodies and most of all CHOCOLATE!

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When they meet up all together in the same goodie, lets just say YUM!

Want to make some, here’s how:

First make up some Rice Krispie Treats.

Use greased hands to shape eggs, or press the cereal mixture into flip top eggs sprayed with cooking spray.

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Place eggs onto wax paper to cool.

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In a saucepan melt 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and 5 Tablespoons of shortening. You can use semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate. I like the milk chocolate ones, they are SWEETER!

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Stir the chocolate mixture over medium-low heat until smooth.

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Pick up your egg and dip the bottom portion into the chocolate. Yum!

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If you want you can then roll the chocolate covered portion of the egg in sprinkles, small candies, or anything else you want.

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Now, not only is your egg yummy, but adorably cute as well! I made these last year for Easter and they were a big hit. My kids had fun helping me make them and we all had fun eating them. We will definitely be making them again this year!

ALL Seasons Columns

Today I am going to share a neat project with you, Seasonal Columns with interchangeable toppers! I love things that serve more than one purpose. These columns can decorate your home in ANY season. Just replace the topper with a trinket suitable to whatever holiday is around the corner.

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Right now mine are dressed up for spring, but I am excited to change them for the 4th of July, Halloween, Christmas, birthdays, and everything in between!

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List of Supplies:

table leg (hardware store $3-$5 depending on size)

moulding corner (hardware store, moulding section $2-$3)

wooden dowel

spray paint

glaze (optional)

wood glue or Gorilla Glue

drill

 

First drill a hole in the center of your moulding corner. This is so that the screw in the top of the table leg has a place to go. Then drill a hole in the center of the bottom of the table leg, about 3/4” deep. This hole is for your dowel to fit into.

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Cut dowel so you have (2) 2 1/2” pieces.

Sand pieces if necessary, then spray paint. I glazed all pieces to make them look distressed. I love me some distressing!

After paint is dry, glue the table leg onto the square, I used Gorilla Glue, but wood glue would work as well. We use Gorilla Glue at my house so much that when my 5 year old broke her Barbie’s tiara last week she asked me if I could just fix it with “Daddy’s special Gorilla Glue” sigh…so cute!

Fit the dowels into the hole at the top of the table leg. Voila, hard part done!

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Now head off to the craft store and go straight to the wood nic-nac aisle. Pick out some stuff, (they are super cheap, like .25 to .59 cent cheap) bring them home and paint them. You can either glue them onto your dowel, or drill a hole in the bottom of your item and fit it onto the top of the dowel. I chose a birdhouse, and a cutie ovalish shape!

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The birdhouse I painted with acrylic paint and them glazed. The shape looked like a  sign to me, so after spray paint and glaze I printed out “Spring” in pink vinyl and used a brad for the dot on the “I”. Then I drilled holes in the bottom of both shapes and fit them onto the dowels.

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Now take note people, here is the cool part. I didn’t glue the dowels or the toppers on. So come the next Holiday, I can switch them right out with something more suitable. Here is a pic of some of the fun things I picked up for future use!

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This was a super fun, easy, affordable and totally functional project!

 

 

 

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Look at the EGGS now!

Okay, so remember those jute eggs from a few days ago. Look at them now! They were super cute just on their own, but check out this spring wreath! ADORABLE! I am in absolute LOVE with it!

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Spring Wreath, She Made it

My neighbor Melissa and I put this beauty together last night! We glued the jute eggs onto the wreath with hot glue. Added a cutie little nest we found at JoAnn’s. Tied some ribbon and a bow on it. And my favorite part…..the SIGN! Doesn’t it just make the wreath?

 

We used paint sticks (you know the free ones from the hardware store, I always grab a few when I am there, never know what you might need them for!) This sign used 2 paint sticks. We cute them down to size, and them glued them together with gorilla glue (one of my faves Smileit will glue anything together!) Then we sanded it by hand just a bit to hide the line where the sticks met and then painted it white. A little glaze to distress it and it was so cute. The word “Spring” cut out with my cricut in pink vinyl completed the look. Isn’t that font cute? It is Boingo, and it might be my new favorite!

 

So what do you think? I think I may need one for myself!!!! How many wreaths can you hang on your door? I already have one…..would TWO look funny? One of the outside of the door and one on the inside????? Smile

 

 

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Countdown to Easter

This is the project I guest posted at Mine For the Making last week. Just in case you missed it!


I don’t know about you but at my house right now we are ALL about EASTER!




My 2 girls LoVE Easter, (of course they do, egg hunts and candy, what else could they want?)



I have come up with a terra-cotta bunny pot. A cute place to keep treats and to count down the days ‘til Easter is here!
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Supplies:
Terra Cotta Pot
Foam Brush
Glue Gun
Acrylic Paint (I used pink)
Spray Paint (I used green)
Foam sheets (dark and light pink and white)
2 black pipe cleaners
fluff balls (white and pink, different sizes)
plastic googly eyes
dowel
cardstock and patterned paper
Black marker
vinyl wording (optional)



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Okay, so there you have it! Now anything I say beyond this point you probably won’t even read….but I just have to share! My girls really love doing crafts with me, so I bought them each their own small terra cotta pot and they made bunnies of their own.

Check it out! So cute! You could totally do this with your kiddos!

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What a cutie faced, “HOPPY” little bunny pot family! I know too “punny” I just couldn’t help myself!


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Jute Eggs

My good friend (and neighbor) Melissa, has been trying to come up with a way to put those plastic easter eggs on a grapevine wreath to hang on her front door.

I have been helping her out. First we glued them shut and spray painted them. FAIL, they looked horrible ( I should have taken a picture!) The paint dripped while wet, and then cracked as it dried, and you could see the seam where the eggs closed. So…we then filled the seam with wood filler, sanded it smooth and THEN spray painted. The eggs looked good, but let’s face it, TOO MUCH WORK!!!

I saw on a blog somewhere (sorry don’t remember where) jute wrapped easter eggs. They looked fantastic, all organic and brown. Totally cute. When I presented the idea to Melissa she loved it, but didn’t love the brown jute color. So, Melissa wrapped them in jute (hot glueing as she went) she left a long tail so we could hold them up and spray paint them in bright spring colors. So much better than the brown!!

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There are small eggs (foam ones I got at the dollar store) and then regular plastic ones (also from dollar store.)

After spray painting them we used binder clips to hang them from a crate so they could dry without touching anything. Leaving that long tail was a genius idea. It was SO helpful for painting and for drying! After they were all done we just cut off the tail!

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These eggs are gonna look AWESOME on her wreath, and they would look awesome pretty much anywhere in your spring/Easter décor! Can’t you just see them all gathered in a bowl on your table? I am planning on making some for myself to put in an apothecary jar. Can’t wait, these are just what I have been looking for to finish my Easter decorated mantle!

Easter Subway Art

I know, I know, I haven’t posted all weekend!!!! Sorry, we were off camping (in a cabin….is that still called camping?) We had SO much fun and SURPRISE it SNOWED! I live in Arizona, and it hit 100 degrees last week, so snow was the last thing I expected. The kiddos loved it and it was fun to be snowed in with good friends, good food, and a good book! But the relaxing weekend is over and it is CRASH, back to real life.

I decided as I was unpacking our camping stuff (ugh, unpacking :(  ) that I needed more Easter decorations. I have this cutie little white frame that was in dire need of a cute print. I found this Easter subway print over at Bunch of Craft.

Go check it out, cute blog. I just printed out the subway art on my color printer and am off to put it in a frame. You should do the same!

Easter Egg

I made this egg last year, BUT I love it and want to share it with you because it was super easy, and super cute!

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I bought this ugly blue egg at Michaels and it was about $5 bucks after I used my coupon, I also bought this little frame and the ribbon for $1 each there as well. The frame was mustard yellow and not cute. But it had GREAT detail.

I spray painted the egg pink, then speckled it with brown acrylic paint. Just dip an old paintbrush in paint and flick it over your egg. Not clean, but effective!

I spray painted the frame and stamped an egg and “Dream” onto cardstock and glued it behind the frame.

I wrapped ribbon around the egg. Made a bow and attached it at the top.

There you go. Simple. Easy. Cute. Very Easter!

Easter Banner

I LOVE Banners!!! Don’t you? I love banners for every occasion, birthdays,  baby showers, parties, and holidays!

I made this Easter Banner using my Cricut. I just cut and layered the coordinating papers and then glued them together and glued the letters to the top layer.

And of course I had to INK everything! I love to ink the edges of things, I am a compulsive paper distresser! All my friends will agree that this is true. It is one of my dirty little secrets!!

Then I punched holes in the right and left sides of each piece, and then tied then together with not only ribbons but fun fibers. This, I believe is the secret to a really cute banner!

 

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Now that I have a cute Easter Banner I need to figure out what to do with the mantle. Right now all that is up there is a lonely Spring Wreath. Any ideas on what I could put up there to make it cute and springy?

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