Wednesday, March 31, 2010

How Tweet It Is!

Show all your peeps they are loved with this adorable Easter topper! One row of chicks fit perfectly into a snack size ziploc bag. Download the free printable from Eighteen25 here, then just print and staple or tape onto the bag! Much cuter than the cardboard box they are packaged in!

And be sure to download the matching "how tweet it is" cupcake toppers. Get the free printable here

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

For Peeps Sake!

I LOVE this project! Create a felt peep banner with Dana from Made over at V and Co. It's the perfect decoration to coordinate with my felt Easter cookies

Monday, March 29, 2010

Button Flower NoteCard

Simply sweet & such a fun craft project for kids. Jessica Jones from How About Orange shares this free printable notecard. Get it here

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Felt Easter Cookies

Say hello to my little friends!
In my continued quest to make a fabulous Easter basket, I came up with these little felt Easter “cookies”. They’re sure to be a fun addition to our ever growing felt food collection.

What you will need:
- Polyester Fiberfill
- Felt
- Embroidery Floss & Needle
- Fabric Glue
- Ric Rac Ribbon
- Black beads (for eyes & nose)

Download the templates here

1. Layer two pieces of felt and cut out the bunny & egg
2. Glue the ric rac ribbon to 1 piece of the egg. Set aside to dry.
3. Sew on the beads to create the eyes and nose
4. Put the matching pieces together and using a blanket stitch, sew around the edges leaving an opening for stuffing
5. Stuff your cookies with fiberfill, then sew the opening closed

Don’t worry you still have plenty of time to make these for Easter. They are super easy to make, so you can whip up several in no time.

Note to self...Never leave a curious 2 year old alone with a bag of fiberfill :o)

Friday, March 26, 2010

DIY Animal Stickers

There's something so modern & simple about these sweet animals. Print them on full label sheets for your very own stickers or I like to print them on cardstock and use them as gift tags. Imagine creating a cute little baby mobile. Just darling! Get the free printable from Lotta Bruhn here

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Avocado Pesto Stuffed Tomatoes

A great light and tasty cherry tomato appetizer! Sure to be a huge hit at your next party!

30 cherry tomatoes
1/2 medium avocado, pitted, peeled, and cut up
2 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. homemade or purchased basil pesto
1 tsp. lemon juice
Snipped fresh basil (optional)

1. Cut a thin slice from the top of each tomato. (If desired, cut a thin slice from bottoms of tomatoes so they stand upright.) With a small spoon or small lemon baller carefully hollow out the tomatoes. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Invert tomatoes on the towels. Let stand 30 minutes to drain.
2. Meanwhile, for filling, in a food processor bowl combine avocado, cream cheese, pesto, and lemon juice. Cover; process until smooth. Spoon filling into a pastry bag fitted with a large plain round or open star tip.
3. Place tomatoes, open sides up, on a serving platter. Pipe filling into the tomato cups.
Serve immediately or cover loosely and refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving. Sprinkle with snipped basil before serving.

Serves: 30

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

DIY Terra Cotta Easter Baskets

These terra cotta easter baskets are a great quick & easy centerpiece idea. They take just minutes to create using scrapbook paper, terra cotta pots, grass filler, embellishments & easter treats! Get step-by-step instructions from HWTM here
Another option... fill with wheatgrass for a more natural look.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Easter Bunny Favor Boxes

Get the tutorial to make these bunny favor boxes from Small Fry & Co. Mini take-out boxes would be perfect as party favors or use the large size as an Easter basket. Add some grass & treats and your all set! Hop to it!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Easter Egg Cups

These sweet egg cup holders will make an adorable addition to your Easter table or spring gathering. Also perfect as place card holders. Get the instructions from Paper Source here

Easter Carrots For Your Little Bunny

What you will need:
- Disposable decorating cake bags
- Green ric rac ribbon (I used one yard per carrot)
- Whole wheat goldfish crackers, Annie's cheddar bunnies, etc

Just fill the bags with your treats, gather at the top & tie with the ric rac ribbon!
They are small enough for little hands to carry plus portable to eat while you are on the go!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Is Here!

We went outside & enjoyed the beauty of the first day of Spring!

We picked some fresh strawberries
And enjoyed the fruits of our labor!
YUM! We love this time of year!

Happy Spring!

DIY Paper Food Baskets

Make your own paper food baskets with a super easy template from Zakka Life. Imagine using these little guys for summer BBQs! You can coordinate them to match your party colors, theme, etc. And the best part? No dishes to wash. Yippee!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Easter Printable

I love this sweet & modern greeting card from Benign Objects.
Get the free printable here and send some Easter joy!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

DIY Cookie Favors

What a creative way to package cookies! Perfect for showers, birthdays, weddings & more! All you will need to wrap these awesome favors are white CD sleeves, full sheet labels and scallop scissors. Get the free downloadable label, recipe and details from Intimate Weddings.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Felt Easter Bunnies

These little bunnies are so cute, you'll be tempted to take a bite. They'll make fun additions to Easter baskets (and the best part... no sugar & zero calories)! I can't wait to add these to our felt food collection. Get the pattern at Playing With Your Food

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Wish Necklace

Put on this necklace & whisper a wish…
When your necklace wears off...
Your wish is ready to come true!

I'm giving away one of my wish necklaces over at Thoughts of Creativity Bubbling Over (winner gets to choose their favorite from my shop)!

2. Head over to Thoughts of Creativity Bubbling Over and leave a comment with your name, a favorite item from my shop & your email address

3. Bonus entries for Facebooking, Twittering, and Blogging about the Giveaway (Just leave a comment with the link for each action)

4. Another bonus entry for becoming a follower of either this blogand/or Thoughts of Creativity Bubbling Over

That's 6 chances to win! GOOD LUCK!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Donut Hole Bags

Wouldn't these donut hole bags be a fabulous addition to the ice cream sundae buffet? The nostalgia feel and colors just scream fun! The bags were featured in the Spring 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings (from the wedding of Hello! Lucky's creative director). Their wedding was full of amazing inspirations. And they've shared some incredible DIY free templates including the donut hole template!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Burlap Wreath

I'm finally caving on the burlap trend. This wreath from Tater Tots & Jello combines a feminine touch with Amy Butler fabrics along with the ruggedness of burlap. I'm planning on adding some rhinestones, because everything in my world needs to have a touch of sparkle. Get the instructions here

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pom Pom Flowers

LOVE! Learn how to make these fun pom pom flowers at Domestifluff

And it gets better! You can also download free coordinating printables; pom pom patterned paper, invitations, gift tags & place cards. Available in peachy pink, warm gray & a buttery yellow. Get them here

Friday, March 12, 2010

Make Your Own Sundae Buffet

I love the idea of a sundae bar! We've done this numerous times at parties and it's always a huge hit. The best part is coming up with fun toppings! Eat Drink Chic has an array of free editable printables that will add a personal touch!

Some of my must-have toppings:
m&m's, gummi bears, white chocolate chips, sprinkles, nerds
peanuts, almonds, walnuts, shredded coconut
Fresh fruits:
raspberries, sliced strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, cherries
hot fudge, caramel, butterscotch, raspberry

What are some of your favorite toppings?

To get even more ice cream party inspiration, head over to Eat Drink Chic.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mint & Prosciutto Asparagus Wraps

Fresh asparagus on the grill is incredible! But when you wrap each spear with mint leaves, prosciutto & sprinkle with lemon zest you have a flavor explosion. Get the recipe from HWTM here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Belle of the Disco Ball

Superstar Barbie (originally released in 1977) is available now for a limited-time promotion of just $3 through March 13. This year, she's redesigned in a modern way with all the fashion and accessories you loved as a girl. She's decked out in a (much shorter) pink satin halter dress with matching sky-high platforms, a fabulous boa and that must-have diamond ring!

Sadly, none of our local stores are carrying her, but hopefully you grab one at this superstar price! Hurry, there are only three days left. More details here

Love Thy Neighbor

Surprise your neighbors with a box of yummy treats wrapped with this adorable label from Joy Ever After. Such a thoughtful idea, especially if you've moved to a new neighborhood. So very June Cleaver of you. I'm sure the Beav would approve! Get the free printable here.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Stylish DIY Button Rings

How fun & funky are these button rings? This is great for all those excess fabric scraps I have been clinging on to for the perfect project. Get all the details at Smashed Peas & Carrots

Sunday, March 7, 2010

And The Award Goes To...

So it's a little late for this year, but here are some fabulous ideas for your next Oscar party!
Free Oscar Party Printables from Twig & Thistle

Hollywood Glam Decorations from HWTM

Tuxedo Strawberries from Taste of Home

Award Night Sugar Cookies from Bakerella