Favorites: Fun Kid Easter DIY’s!

I don’t know about you, but this was a busy week for me. So much going on and I gotta say: thank goodness it’s Friday. I get to sleep in tomorrow morning! Yay! Ha. So, the approaching weekend ALSO means we are just over a week away from Easter. We’re starting our Easter Egg Countdown on Sunday and planning out how we’ll be coloring our eggs to give to the Easter Bunny (the kiddo has mentioned there will be A LOT of purple and pink). Secretly I’ve been collecting some kid Easter DIY’s to make for, or with, my daughter. Below you’ll find a little collection of my favorites.

 

Bunny Candy Pouch (so cute): Mer Mag.

http://mermag.blogspot.com/2012/03/easy-bunny-candy-pouch.html

 Crepe Paper Carrot Surprise: Martha Stewart.

http://thecraftsdept.marthastewart.com/2011/04/crepe-paper-carrots.html

Easter Birds’ Nest: Lulu The Baker.

http://luluthebaker.blogspot.com/2014/04/diy-easter-birds-nests.html

Surprise Egg Countdown: The Paper Mama Blog.

Cascarones Easter Egg Surprise Countdown // thepapermama.com

Egg and Box DIY: Carrie Can Blog.

http://www.carriecanblog.com/2014/04/easter-printable-egg-box-diy-tutorial/

Clay Bunny Bowls: Alice and Lois.

http://aliceandlois.com/bunny-clay-bowls/

 Bunny Tails: Eighteen25.

http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/2011/04/bunny-tails-more-i-love-us-prints.html

 Mini Carrot Balloons: Jacks & Kate.

http://www.jacksandkate.com/mini-carrot-balloons/

 Origami Easter Bunnies: Oh So Very Pretty.

http://ohsoverypretty.com/2013/03/18/ultra-cute-origami-easter-bunnies-with-cotton-bums/

 Easter Egg Popsicle: Ramblings of a Handbag Designer.

http://kailochic.blogspot.com/2012/03/easter-egg-popsicles.html

 Have a very happy weekend!

- Chelsey

Pressed Flower Cake Decor

Paper Flowers Cake Decor // thepapermama.com

Paper Flowers Cake Decor // thepapermama.com

It’s Spring. Yes it is. I thought this would be the perfect time to share this cute cake. I’ve officially used my pressed flowers printable 3 times: paper flower frame, decoupaged flower eggs, and now my pressed flower cake decor! I think this little cake turned out pretty adorable. How sweet would this be for Easter or Mother’s Day? It’s so easy, especially if you buy a cake instead of make it. Hee.

Supplies:

- pressed flowers printable

- toothpicks

- hot glue

- delicious cake

Directions:

Paper Flowers Cake Decor // thepapermama.com

1. Print out your pressed flowers printable. Use some scissors to cut out the flowers you’d like to use. Use your hot glue to attach the toothpicks to the back of the flowers.

Paper Flowers Cake Decor // thepapermama.com

2. Pick off any lose bits of hot glue string, and your cake decorating flowers are ready.

Paper Flowers Cake Decor // thepapermama.com

3. Organize then on the top of your cake. I arranged the flowers so the taller blooms were in the back.

Paper Flowers Cake Decor // thepapermama.com

Enjoy!

- Chelsey

P.S. I picked up this beautiful cake from a local Portland bakery, The Cakery. Highly recommended if you’re in the area and don’t want to bake a cake.

Sad day for the chicken eggs.

Day 6 Candled Egg infertile // thepapermama.com

Well, sad day for our chicken eggs. The eggs we set under our hen last week are all duds. I’m sad (and she worked so hard), but there just weren’t any chicks developing in the eggs when we checked. BUT, we aren’t giving up. We went to the Portland Homestead Supply Co. and bought some of their blended fertile eggs to TRY and hatch. We picked out a blue egg, green egg, and super dark brown egg. PLUS, they gave us a couple tiny eggs from the chickens they have at their store.

Cross everything that this works. Our broody chicken has been working so hard to hatch those eggs, I hope it works this time. I guess we are starting the countdown all over again…. IF these eggs are fertile (and make it through) we will have some chicks on April 29th. I’ll be sure to share updates!

- Chelsey

Fortune Cookie Cash Jar

Fortune Cookie Cash Jar // thepapermama.com

Well, just a couple more months and there will be a fresh batch of graduates out there. This is a fun and unique way to give some cash to your special someone! The fortune cookie cash jar makes your graduate work for their gift. Hee. All you have to do is cut out the cookie shape, add some money, and a fortune… then make the cookie. All the instructions and free printables are over on the HP blog.

- Chelsey

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