Posts Tagged ‘Easter’

Happy Easter!

Apr
08

It is a weekend of miracles! For my Christian friends, “Jesus is risen!” For my Muslim Friends, “The Beloved Prophet Isa (pbuh) has been lifted!” For my Pagan friends, may your spring be fertile and blessed with new beginnings. However you celebrate, may your day be full of love and light!

Easter Peeps cupcakes

Apr
07

Easter is tomorrow and if you’re still looking for a quick table centerpiece for your Easter dinner, I have another edible centerpiece that is quick and easy to put together.  Baby chick cupcakes!

All you need are some cupcakes, Easter Peeps, edible nest and some chocolate eggs.

Make as many Easter chick cupcakes as you need for your guests, then find suitable trays or platters for serving. I used these white platters I found at a local dollar store, filled them with bright coloured gum balls and placed my cupcakes on top for a colourful table display.

Add some flower sugar cookies and you have a pretty (edible!) flower garden for your nesting baby chicks. Pretty, simple and edible, perfect for an Easter centerpiece!

Are you ready for Easter?

A simple Easter centerpiece

Apr
05

With Easter only days away, the time for crafting is quickly coming to an end. Still stuck for a table centerpiece for your Easter brunch or dinner? Incorporate some of your Easter treats for a quick, easy and edible table centerpiece!

You can easily make a chocolate bunny table runner for your brunch by setting up your chocolate bunny and leaving a trail of chocolate eggs, gum balls, cookies and other sweet treats behind him down the entire length of the table.

Add pops of colour by placing strawberry and vanilla wafer cookies (easily found at most grocery stores) on a cake stand on either side of the bunny treat trail.

Add an Easter- themed cupcake at each place setting for guest to munch on after the meal.

If your table will be brimming with food, leaving no room for a centerpiece or runner, you could leave a chocolate bunny surrounded by sweets at each place setting to greet your guests as they sit down. It will also give them something small to snack on while the meal is being served. Who doesn’t love a little chocolate egg with brunch at Easter?

Keep the original boxes stashed somewhere to box up the treats for your guests to bring home, or use some paper treat bags in pretty Easter pastels and a little Easter grass.

An edible runner is a great way to incorporate the Easter treats you have put together for your guests while decorating your table for your family meal. It also means less clean up and storage of holiday items.

How are you decorating your family table this weekend?

Egg Heads

Apr
04

This makes me want to run out for egg cups.

From the fantastic Sweet Paul Magazine. Gotta love sweet Paul.

New To Shop | Easter in Stitches

Apr
03

Any cross stitch lovers out there? I have been a lover of cross stitch ever since grade 4 when I convinced my aunt to take me for a weekend and teach me the home art of cross stitch. i still remember my first cross stitch: a little heart sampler with the words “I love Mom”. I’ve been a regular stitcher ever since.

So for this Easter, with the art of cross stitch on my mind and the desire to create a simple, homemade celebration, I brought my love of cross stitch to my love of parties and created this sweet little Easter Cross Stitch Collection.

Only three items, available separately in my Etsy shop. Keeping the holiday simple and homemade.

The Easter Cross Stitch Tent Cards create a lovely place setting, but they would make sweet favor tags/thank you cards when attached to Easter treats! Don’t you think?

The Easter Cross Stitch Party Circles for decorating cupcakes and bars, or perfect favor tags when attached to little bundles of sweets for the kidlets that may be celebrating with you this weekend.

And the Easter Cross Stitch Bottle Wrappers for decorating your bottled beverages, also perfect for bundling up your napkins and cutlery.

Sweet with touches of homemade, just how this mama likes it!

How are you decorating for Easter this year?

Easter Crafting

Apr
02

Oh my goodness Easter is less than a week away! I did finish all my shopping last week, so this week I can focus on Easter crafting! Starting with an old family favorite… that didn’t quite happen.

I bought all the supplies: cheese balls, green ribbon, green tissue. The clear, disposable piping bags I already had on hand (we all know I love my piping bag crafts). Then in a moment filled with feelings of inadequacy, I opened those cheese balls and ate them! Well, I shared some with the girls, but I ate them. This is no sad loss, as I was not the only crafty mama who had plans to make piping bag carrots.

I am loving the Goldfish crackers in these “carrots” made by Party On! Event Planning and Design. Goldfish work perfectly! And I do love those tags.

I love making these Easter carrots as gifts for my girls, nephews and nieces as an alternative to chocolate and jelly beans (truth be told, I really dislike most jelly beans. I am a solid Jelly Belly Beans girl!). They offer a little savory amongst a world of sweet, and they are perfect for portable snacking. Perfect for those Easter parties in the classroom, yes?

I will have to get more cheese balls… or Goldfish.

lollipop covers

Apr
21

Welcome back for the last installment of “what can you do with the free Easter Egg printable?” Today’s craft is another childhood favorite. This one comes to you care of one of the handful of Sunday school classes I attended as a child, lollipop covers. I remember making about 4 covered lollipops, sticking them into bits of styrofoam placed in a piece of egg carton and covering the styrofoam with Easter shred so you couldn’t see it. I remember proudly walking to my mother after the class, ever so carefully holding my egg carton filled with lollipops, with a beaming smile on my face. Oh the funny things we remember from our childhood! I’m happy to remember all the crafty things I did as a child, and believe me, if it was crafty, I remember it! Then I save these memories for when my girls are just the right age and I pull them out of my sleeve and sit down for an afternoon of crafting! This is another one of those simple crafts I love making with my children!

The free Easter Egg printable sheet is designed with two rows of Easter eggs to make it easy for you to make lollipop covers with your children, again it’s all in the cutting! All you need is the free Easter Egg printable sheet, scissors, hole punch, tape and some lollipops.

 

Cut out each pair of eggs with a bridge between the eggs and a tab on one egg.

 

You can omit the tab on the egg and it will work out just fine.

Punch a hole in the bridge between the two eggs.

 

With the patterned side down, slide the lollipop into the hole.

Fold both sides up (patterned eggs now facing outwards).

If using the tab, fold the tab, slip inside the egg on the backside and secure with tape.

If not using the tab, use a dab of glue near the top of the eggs (on the blank side) to glue the eggs together or use a bit of tape to secure the front and back sides.

Enjoy!

I think a selection of these in an Easter basket, or in half of an egg carton, would be a very cute display for an Easter luncheon or gift for a parent or sibling.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these simple and fun Easter crafts! Now head on over to Scribd, download the free Easter Egg printable if you haven’t already, and have fun crafting with your children! If you want a little more decor for your Easter celebration, check out the coordinating Easter Egg Holiday Collection DIY Printable Party in my Etsy shop! It’s 50% OFF until tomorrow!

easter egg diy printable party pics!

Apr
20

Last week was the launch of the Easter Egg DIY Holiday Collection Printable Party. I was so excited about this collection that it was launched sans photographs. I am happy to say that I finally have pics of the Easter Egg collection!

Don’t forget the collection is still 50% OFF, but only until Friday!

 

Hop on over to Etsy to get your Easter Egg Holiday Collection for 50% OFF!

simple egg stands

Apr
20

Welcome back for another installment of “what can you do with the free Easter Egg printable?” This craft comes to you care of my days as a 4yo in primary school. Do you remember the crafts you would make around Easter in kindergarten and grade 1? I remember a lot of simple cut and paste, strips of paper and egg cartons. One of the crafts we would make were egg stands, simple strips of paper curled into a circle which we used to balance and display our freshly painted Easter eggs. Sometimes we would glue bunny heads on the front, or flowers. I would make a couple at school and then go home and make one for every member of my family, so we all had an egg stand at breakfast! Yes, I was that girl.

This is a fun craft to do with your children for Easter! All you need is the free Easter Egg printable, a second sheet of decorative paper (I used a polka dot paper found in the coordinating Easter Egg DIY Printable Party collection available in my Etsy shop), scissors, tape and a hard boiled egg.

Cut out the easter eggs on the printable sheet. Cut your decorative paper into strips, approximately .75″ wide and 5″ long.

Curl your strip of paper into a circle and secure with tape.

Attach the Easter egg to the paper circle with tape on the back side of the egg.

Place your hard boiled egg into the egg stand.

Decorate your place settings for Easter breakfast!

Tell me, do you remember making these as a child?

Come back tomorrow for our final installment of “what can you do with the free Easter Egg printable?”. Tomorrow we make lollipop covers!

what can you do with our free easter egg printable?

Apr
19

With Easter less than a week away, the world is a flurry of shopping and preparing Easter crafts. But Easter celebrations needn’t be elaborate if you don’t have the time (our family will be away enjoying a family luncheon, so we are keeping it simple this year). This week will be full of simple paper crafts you can craft for Easter using the free Easter Egg printable up on Scribd!

The free Easter Egg printable is designed to make it easy for you to create bottle wrappers, cupcake toppers, lollipop covers and egg wraps for your Easter table. Yes, all in one printable! It’s all in how you cut it.

Let’s start with the simplest (and most obvious), the bottle wrappers.

All you need to create bottle wrappers is the free Easter Egg printable sheet, scissors, tape and a bottle of water, or a bottle of bubbles!

Simply cut out a strip of eggs,

 tape to the bottle,

 

and voila, a simple and colorful bottle wrapper!

The cupcake toppers are just as easy! One sheet of the free Easter Egg printable creates 10 Easter Egg cupcake toppers. All you need to create cupcake toppers is the free Easter Egg printable sheet, scissors, tape, lollipop sticks and some cupcakes, or cake pops or mini donuts, or your favorite sweet treat.

Cut out each Easter Egg. Attach to lollipop sticks using a bit of tape.

Stick into a cupcake!

Two simple, and the most obvious, crafts you can create with the free Easter Egg printable on Scrib’d. But seriously, wouldn’t a tray of cupcakes with Easter egg cupcake toppers be terribly cute? 

Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you how to use the free Easter Egg printable to create quick and easy egg wraps!