Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's way! I am getting very excited about Easter and all the fun crafts that go along with this holidays so with that in mind I was thumbing through the pages of magazines (All You) looking for new Easter craft ideas when I came across these adorable Easter vases. Pretty & Easy...the perfect combo for me.
YOU'LL NEED (makes 1 egg vase):
Blown eggPaint or spray paint
Finely milled glitter (various colors)
Small scissors or tweezers
1 daisy (or any other flower you prefer)
1.Paint a blown egg using paint or spray paint, then roll it in a bowl of finely milled glitter while paint is still slightly wet. Let dry completely.
2.Working from one of the holes you made for blowing, use tiny scissors or tweezers to gently break away bits of eggshell until the hole is big enough to fit a flower stem. Place a glue dot over other hole; let dry fully.
3.Fill egg with a small amount of water. Insert a flower. Place in an eggcup to display.
Craft and Photo by All You Magazine
How about something exhilarating this Friday? Spring is in the air and I am in the mood for something light and breezy like these refreshing wine spritzers; they are perfect for this weekend's entertaining enjoyment.
1/4 to 1/2 cup wine
1/4 to 1/2 cup sparkling water
Lemon slices, for garnish
Pour wine into ice filled glass, top off with sparkling water and garnish with lemon slice.
Wrap tin cans with gold, black and copper bronze bead strands than fill with cut flowers. How much easier could a DIY project be.
Use them as centerpieces for your tables or as vases around the house. The cans will look stunning lined up on the table.
If you are looking for a little extra something to make a big impression and add a little something something to your cupcakes...check these great fondant toppers. They are very decadent especially when mounted on a scrumptious swirl of frosting. If you opt to make your own treats for your next kidde bash, baby shower or bridal shower whatever the occasion these are great way to keep party costs down and add a personal touch to the affair, wow your guests by icing your little cakes with edible cupcake and cookie cover embellishments. These designs by Etsy seller Cookie Covers, range in cost from $11 to $12 for a dozen, so you can fake fantastic fondant skills for less than a dollar a pop.
I don't know about you but I absolutely L-O-V-E cheesecake! A few years back my husband went through a cheesecake phase he was determined to become an expert at making cheesecakes and I definitely think he mastered it with his oreo cookie crust cheesecake...Yikes! It was a little piece of heaven so I think I am going to make-up a batch of these this weekend in honor of his cheesecake making days! They would also be perfect for my friend, Sara's bridal shower.
1 part Finlandia®Vodka
1 part Chambord®Liqueur
1 part heavy cream
½ part sour mix
Shake ingredients over ice, strain and serve into a martini glass.
Perfect for your next birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower, holiday table or girl's night out!
Whatever the occasion...Don't settle for cookie cutter toppers, when you can get detailed, hand cut and drawn fondant cupcake toppers to make your party the talk of the town!
I think this is such a great idea for a bride that is looking for some inexpensive, stylish table centerpieces. These well shred centerpieces are very chic and perfect for a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower or dinner party. You can make these whimsical rumpled-chic topiaries with basic printing paper (or colored paper).
Shred a hefty amount of paper in colors you like, or pick-up some preshedded paper from a craft store. Drizzle glue on one side of a styrofoam ball and roll it in a pile of the cuttings, pressing lightly to adhere (this is one project that the kids can even help with). Fill in any bare spots and repeat on the other sides. Cover as many foam balls as you will need for your table. Let them dry then pile them on top of one another with dowels (or chopsticks) and place in flowerpots or cluster in the center of the table. So cute and so easy to make.
Any day, any party, any centerpiece...these DIY tabletoppers really will dress up your get-together, no matter what the occassion.
Idea comes from star stylist and interior designer Robert Verdi featured in Everyday with Rachael Ray.
In honor of Easter our signature cocktail this week is the Jelly Bean cocktail so shake up some Easter fun with this festive springtime drink.
Combine the liquid ingredients in a martini shaker filled with ice; shake vigorously. Strain into martini glasses. Garnish with 3 jelly beans.