Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hippity Hoppity: Easter Bunny Cupcakes


Today I want to share some cute Easter cupcakes that I whipped up for Easter dinner today. For the cupcakes themselves, I just used the Funfetti cake mix (it's a hit in my house) and the Funfetti vanilla frosting.

To decorate the cupcakes, I made bunny ears and used blue M&Ms for the eyes and pink ones for the nose.

How I Made the Ears

1. Trace the outline of the ears and cut them out.

I just freehand drew the first ear, cut out a template and drew the rest of them. Do two sets of ears, so there is a larger outside ear (the white ones) and the inner, smaller ear (the patterned one).





2. Glue the patterned paper to the white cardstock. 

I used clear memory book glue to do this.



3. Tape the ears to a toothpick.

I just used a tiny bit of masking tape to do this.





4. Make two ears for each cupcake and decorate.





5. Share the cupcakes.

These are too cute to keep to yourself!







Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Easter Bunny Egg Wreath






I put together this pretty rainbow wreath a few weeks ago and I'm so excited to share it with you all today! This is the first part of the project that I did with glittery Easter eggs. I shared the other part of this project in my Glittery Easter Egg Topiary last week.

I love how the glitter adds a new dimension to ordinary plastic Easter eggs. Aren't they pretty?

Materials and Supplies

  • Plastic eggs 
  • Wreath form
  • Hot glue gun
  • Mod Podge
  • Ribbon
  • Foam brush
  • Glitter
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors

How To Make This

1. Cover the Easter egg in a fine layer of Mod Podge or other glue.


2. Roll the Easter egg in the glitter. 

I had the best luck by putting the glitter in a disposable bowl. After the first pass, there were some unglittered spots from where my fingers were. Once the eggs dried, I spot-touched them to make the glitter more even. Click here to see more about how I glittered Easter eggs.




3. Gather your wreath and ribbon.

I used about 15 feet of ribbon ( 1 1/2 rolls).


4.Cover the wreath form in ribbon. 

Wrap the ribbon around the wreath. Tuck the ends under the wreath to hold it in place. You can also dab a bit of glue to the ribbon when you get to the end.


5. Lay out your eggs around the wreath.

I tried a few different combinations and decided to go with a pastel rainbow.


6. Hot glue the eggs to the wreath.

I put my eggs right up against each other, but you could also do it with some small gaps.


7. Add a bunny outline.

My wreath had a large opening and needed some interest in the middle, so I added a bunny silhouette to it. I traced the outline of a bunny on scrapbook paper and cut it out. I used the bunnies that you see on either end of my Easter Mantel to trace the outline.

Make a loop with your ribbon that goes over the wreath. Then glue the ends of the loop to the back of the bunny silhouette.


8. Hang the wreath on the door.

I wasn't able to use a wreath hanger with this because of where the eggs sit on the wreath. You could add more ribbon to hang it from. I ended up just resting it on a nail that was already on my door.


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Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Mantel a Month: Easter Mantel

March has two holidays, which means I'm sharing two mantels this month! A few weeks ago, I shared my St. Patrick's Day Mantel. Now I'm overachieving this month, with a second mantel to celebrate Easter!

I had a lot of fun working on the crafts for this mantel. I also pulled out some decorations that I've picked up over the last few years at various stores.





What's on My Mantel

Above the Mantel







Left Side


  • Easter Bunny Candle (purchased last year)
  • Spring Candle--I will be posting a tutorial for this sometime this week
  • Easter Bunny (purchased last year)
  • Glitter Easter Egg Topiary
  • The Little Guy's picture with the Easter Bunny from this year



Center


  • Easter Bunny Candle
  • White Bunny (purchased at Target a year or two ago)
  • Easter Bunny Candle 
  • Easter Egg Garland (purchased two years ago)



Right Side






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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easter Tissue Paper Egg




My Valentine's Day Tissue Paper Art was one of my favorite projects this year. Although it was a pretty time-intensive project, I loved the results. I decided to take on another tissue paper project. This time, I made a multi-colored Easter tissue paper egg.



Materials and Supplies


  • Cardboard (I used a box)
  • Tissue paper in various colors
  • Glue or Mod Podge
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Crayons (optional)




 How to Make This

1. Draw an oval.



2. Cut the circle out of the cardboard.



3. Draw the design that you want to fill in on your cardboard egg.



4. Color the Easter egg shape.

I colored it to identify where each color should go. I thought this would also help in case the cardboard showed through between tissue paper pieces.


5. Cut strips of tissue paper into strips, then squares.

I have the best luck with larger squares when adhering them to the egg.



6. Center the eraser of the pencil on the square of tissue paper.



7. Cover the entire eraser in the tissue paper.



8. Dab the tip of the eraser in the glue and attach tissue paper to the Easter egg.




9. Continue to attach the tissue paper to the egg. 

I have the best luck by outlining the egg in one color at a time. Then I also filled in all the yellows.


10. Keep filling in all the areas of the egg.

Try to fill in all of the holes and go as close as possible, especially between colors, to give a full look.


11. Attach a ribbon to the back of the egg.

I had the best luck hot gluing the ribbon, then taping over it with clear tape.



12. Hang up and admire!




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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Easter Bunny Silhouette



Easter bunny silhouettes have been filling up my blog roll. I LOVE the bunnies at I Should be Mopping the Floor, Create Craft Love, and Peterson Stories.

This is one of the easiest Easter crafts that you can do. Easy-peasy, with great results!


Materials and Supplies

  •  Picture frame
  •  Patterned paper, two different papers
  •  Bunny cookie cutter
  •  Pencil
  •  Scissors
  •  Pom pom or cotton ball
  • Glue (not shown)


How to Make This

1. Trace the background paper to fit your frame.



2. Cut the background paper to size.


3. Place the cookie cutter on the second paper and trace the shape.

I used a cookie cutter to trace my bunny. You could also print a bunny, then cut out the silhouette and trace the inside of it.


 4. Cut out the bunny silhouette.



5. Glue or tape the bunny to the background paper.



6. Glue the pom pom to the picture.

You could also use a cotton ball.


7. Place the picture in the frame.




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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Glittery Easter Egg Topiary



This project started out as a way to use some leftover Easter eggs from my wreath project (which I'll be posting later this week). However, it turned into my favorite Easter craft so far! I am in love with the glittery Easter eggs. Here is how I did it.

Materials and Supplies

  • Styrofoam topiary
  • Plastic Easter eggs (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter (I used clear, extra fine glitter)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Green grass (paper kind)
  • Foam brush (not shown)

How to Make This

1. Cover the Easter egg in a fine layer of Mod Podge or other glue.



2. Roll the Easter egg in the glitter.

I had the best luck by putting the glitter in a disposable bowl. After the first pass, there were some unglittered spots from where my fingers were. Once the eggs dried, I spot-touched them to make the glitter more even.

Tip: Glittering the eggs can get messy! I bought a disposable casserole dish and a plastic tablecloth at the Dollar Tree. I put the bowls of Mod Podge and glitter inside the dish. When I was done with the project, I wrapped up the tablecloth and threw everything away.



3. Glue the Easter eggs to the styrofoam topiary.

I put a fairly large glob of glue on each egg, using a hot glue gun.


4. Press the plastic eggs to the topiary.

I held each egg in place for 20 to 30 seconds to make sure they would stay.


5. Continue applying eggs until you've filled the topiary.

I tried to space them out a bit, while not leaving large gaps.


6. Fill in the gaps at the top of the topiary and between the eggs with paper grass.

I used a hot glue gun on some of the larger gaps to help hold the grass in place. Most of the grass stayed in place, just by putting it between two eggs.


7. Trim any errant grass.

I kept mine fairly wild, but you could make yours neater, if you're going for that look.




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