Friday, March 29, 2013

Chocolate Birds Nest

These sweet little chocolate birds nests are a perfect decoration and dessert for Easter! 

 1 bag chow mein noodles
3 packages mini chocolate bars
1 bag Cadbury mini eggs (or jelly beans)
Mini muffin pan
Cooking spray
Wax paper  (optional)

1. Break up chocolate and place in a microwave-safe container. Heat the chocolate in 30 second intervals until thoroughly melted. Be careful to not burn the chocolate. It took me two 30 second intervals. 

2. Carefully add the chow mein noodles, stirring until completely coated in the chocolate. 
3. Lightly spray mini muffin pan with cooking spray.

4. Spoon mixture into mini muffin pan. (note: if you don't have a mini pan, you can also spoon it into little nests onto the wax paper)

5. Refrigerate until firm, about one hour or so.

 6. One chilled, gently remove the nests from muffin pan. I used a paring knife to pop them out.

7. Place three Cadbury mini eggs (or jelly beans) inside each nest.
 Hope you have a fabulous Easter!

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter Bunny Canvas

Add some fun to your Easter decor with this pom-pom bunny 
and pennant canvas!

What you'll need:
Craft paint
Paint brushes
Bunny stencil
White yarn
Hot glue gun

1. Paint the entire canvas the color of your choice.
2. I googled bunny clipart & selected a favorite image. Print the image, cut it out & trace the image on to the canvas.
3. Fill in the traced bunny image with white paint.
4. Cut a few triangles from the fabric for the pennants. 
4. Using the glue gun, attach the triangles to the twine.
5. Make two pom-poms using the white yarn.
6. Attach pom-poms to bunnies butts with the glue gun.

That's it! Super quick & easy to make!
 Hope you have a Hoppy Easter :)

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

DIY Easter Treat Cones

These cute little chick, carrot & bunny cones are perfect for holding Easter treats! A great alternative to small baskets for each of your guests.

What you'll need:
Scrapbook paper
Paper hole punch
Googly eyes

Cut out a cone. I was to able to make 2 cones per sheet of paper.
Form cone shape & secure with glue. 
Punch holes on either side of cone. Insert ribbon & tie off with knots.
Add googly eyes, whiskers, noses, ears, etc.

Fill with treats & that's it! Super simple & so cute!

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Chalkboard Easter Eggs

This year I wanted to do something different with Easter eggs. Since my little girl likes to draw, I thought chalkboard eggs would be fun to try!

All you'll need is eggs, a bowl, chalkboard spray paint & of course chalk! I bought the paint at Michael's.

First you'll want to empty & clean out the eggs. Tap a small hole on one end & a pin sized hole at the other end. Now place a bowl under you and put your lips up to the egg. You'll want to blow through the pin size hole. All the egg guts will empty out the other end into the bowl.

Fill the egg with some hot water & give it a good shake. Empty out the water & repeat a few times.

Place a skewer in the larger hole & start spray painting! I did two layers of paint & allowed the eggs to dry overnight before drawing on them.

A cute idea for love messages!

For our Easter brunch, I plan to put one egg at each place setting with the guests name & a piece of chalk adorned with a pretty ribbon for them to doodle!

The chalk easily wipes off, so the eggs can be used over & over again!

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Easter Pennant Printable

Head over to Paper Coterie and download this free Easter Pennant. 
Just print, cut and you are all set!

The chocolate polka dot bunnies are just adorable and the fresh colors are perfect for Spring!

Get it HERE!