Easter · Holidays

Plastic Eggs UpCycled

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Your all familiar with those plastic eggs that come around this time of the year for Easter. I always had Egg hunts in the backyard when my kids where young. That was so much fun hiding the eggs, then watching them running back and forth all over the yard looking for that one egg. I always had that one egg…the big prize egg! Inside I tucked a bill inside and some special surprises!

So thinking of the golden eggs…why not make your own. I took the plastic eggs outside to spray….DSCN4722.JPG

Yes, those plastic eggs you can purchase at the dollar store…a whole bag for a dollar! Then I sprayed them with Krylon Looking Glass Spray paint

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and to make some golden eggs….I used Rustoleum Mirror Effect

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This is how the eggs turned out:

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Before and after:

The silver eggs original colors kinda shine through. Don’t those look pretty? Those 2 cans of different paints I used on these eggs, I have used before on many crafts. Here are some:

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I sprayed the starfish and some of the shells with the Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint. I also did the Mercury Glass look with it. Once I figured out how to do this..I think I did it to all glass jars and candlesticks in my house…

Those projects are under ‘Home’- Home Decor

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The one below, I painted the handles, candle holder, and small flower pot:

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With the Rustoleum Gold Mirror Finish Spray Paint I did these:

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The Krylon is a little more in price….but it goes far. I still have both cans after doing all these projects with it.

I also did this with a soup can and Rustoleum Metallic Copper

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I was taking pics of Easter Stuff and I thought I would throw in this pic:

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I guess the  point I am trying to make here is….these cans finish a lot of crafts, so hang on to them.The metallic s  add so much shine and sparkle!

I took some pics I wanted to show you that has nothing to do with paint. I just wanted to show you how you can look at things differently and re purpose them. You know those candlesticks you get at the dollar store…You can do the mercury effect on them and you can do this:

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Take the small candlestick and place the bowl on top with some clear E600 craft glue:

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See how easy it is to make a regular bowl give more presence to the room, when it is lifted up under the candlestick. This is a work in progress…hahaaa.

Disclaimer: I do not work for any of these companies. I pay for all of these products out of my own pocket, except the cabinet paint from Rustoleum. To help me with the cost of making all these projects, I give you links to the products when I buy through Amazon. These links take you to the product I purchased and am using in the craft. Amazon doesn’t charge you more for the product, you pay the same as everyone else.

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Easter · Holidays

Mason Jar Easter Craft

Easter is just around the corner, hopping it’s way to us very soon. In celebration of the upcoming holiday, I’ve found some wonderful ways that you can incorporate mason jars into your Easter decorating. Mason jars can be used for everything from vases and candle holders to actual Easter baskets, and I love using them for my decorating, as you all know.

Many of these DIY Easter craft ideas involve candy – we love candy, though don’t we? They’re great for giving as gifts to teachers or family members, or adding to the Easter baskets that you are making yourself. I pretty much love anything that involves candy, especially chocolate and there are many craft ideas in this collection that use chocolate candies and many that you make yourself. There are even cookies in a jar and cupcakes that you bake right there in your mason jar.

From Easter trees and succulent planters to scrumptious mason jar baked cupcakes and loads of ways to store and display candy, this collection is the ultimate in mason jar Easter craft ideas. You know how much I love using mason jars for everything. They’re so very versatile and can be reused over and over again. If you’ve been wondering about how you can repurpose mason jars for Easter decorating – wonder no more. I’ve found the most amazing collection of DIY mason jar Easter crafts and I’m sure you’re going to love them all!So here we go:

Easter Tree Planter

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You can use a mason jar to house your Easter tree! Take a mason jar and “plant” a small branch or twig – you can paint it white or leave it natural – and then decorate.  Add some burlap or twine to the top of the jar for added decoration and you can use plastic eggs to hold your “tree” in place inside the jar. You can also do this with any vase you already have also.

Bunny Jar Toppers

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You can purchase these little bunnies at a dollar store. Paint the top of the lid in a pastel color, and glue the bunnies on top of the mason lid. You can put whatever you want inside the jar.

DIY Easter Mantel Decoration

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It’s a mason jar that is literally filled with Easter colors. Burlap gives it that great farmhouse country look and the pastel eggs are beautiful on top of a battery operated candle. This entire project just screams springtime, doesn’t it? I love the colors and how easy this is to put together. You can have it finished in about half an hour.

Tutorial: keepsakesbymelissa

Bunny Bait Jars

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Isn’t this just adorable!!! I love this one!They also make wonderful gifts. Just fill the jars with robin eggs, jelly beans, or other Easter type candy and cover with a cupcake liner. You can tie the cupcake liner on with ribbon or twine for extra decoration. They make a wonderful centerpiece for the dinner table or a great display for the mantel. Put them together in a wooden crate and add some moss for a really nice display.

Tutorial: cleanandscentsible

Speckled Egg Painted Jars

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I just love the speckled eggs at Easter. They have such a wonderful rustic country feel to them and would be perfect with your farmhouse décor. These are done with chalk paint which gives them that great vintage look. Once you’ve done the initial painting, you can create the speckled egg look with some brown paint and a toothbrush. It’s really easy and these would make wonderful vases when they’re finished.

Easter Chick

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These are perfect for gift giving or you could even add them to your kids’ Easter baskets. You need a yellow cupcake liner to make the wings, a black market for the face and a couple of orange paper flowers and some scrap paper for other features. Then just fill him with starbursts, skittles or yellow jelly beans.

Tutorial: shakentogetherlife

Easter Muddy Buddy Mix

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Need another great treat idea for Easter that you can store in mason jars? This muddy buddy mix is amazing and looks so colorful when you store it in clear jars. To make the mix, you need candy melts in different pastel colors, as well as powdered sugar and Rice Chex cereals. When finished, these are not only delicious but also very colorful and look great inside those mason jars.

Tutorial: therebelchick

Spray Painted Mason Jar Planters

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Spray paint is the best way to cover just about anything, even your mason jars. If you’re looking for a way to use up a few of those jars, these spray painted planters are perfect. Not only is it easy to color those jars with spray paint, you get wonderful planters for all of your indoor Easter plants and flowers. Be creative and add some bunny designs to the front or just make your planters different pastel colors.

Bird’s Nest Cupcakes

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All you wonderful bakers out there will enjoy this! They contain white cake, lemon curd, apricot and pineapple preserves and a delicious cream cheese topping with toasted coconut. They’re perfect for Easter Dinner desserts or anytime you want something light and yummy. They’re also the perfect way to use up some of those mason jars you’ve got on hand – the smaller jelly sized jars, that is.

Tutorial: atthepicketfence

Easy Mason Jar Spring Centerpiece

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Just take some paper doilies and twine to dress up those mason jars and then just add some bright and colorful daffodils or tulips and you have the perfect spring centerpiece. These are so very easy and you could use jars in whatever size you have available. I love the idea of using the larger jars for these. Just wrap the twine around the doily to keep it in place and you’re all done.

Tutorial: yellowblissroad

Easter Bunny Jar Treat

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I love just love this bunny jar idea as a gift for a favorite teacher. You just take a mason jar, fill with mini marshmallows or whatever Easter candy you want, add some rabbit ears and you have the perfect treat gift. You can find bunny ears headbands at most dollar stores right now for $1 each. Just cut away the headband part and you’ve got the ears which you can glue onto the jar lid. Tie up with some pretty ribbon or tulle and you’re all set.

Tutorial: icingdesignsonline

Bunny Munch Jars

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Aren’t these little bunnies adorable!  The bunny munch is made of white chocolate popcorn or kettle corn and mini marshmallows. Once you have your munch ready, decorate your jars with this cute bunny printable and add some ribbon or other decorations. These would make wonderful gifts for teachers, hostesses, or anyone that you need a little treat for.

Tutorial: icingdesignsonline

Carrot Mason Jar Centerpiece

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Isn’t this just beautiful!!! Just fill about six different mason jars with carrots and add some lovely spring flowers like daffodils and tulips. Then put them all in a wire crate. What a gorgeous display for your Easter dinner table! I love the simplicity of this and how just a few steps and a few minutes give you the perfect spring decoration.

Tutorial: kaleidoscopeofcolors

Spring Mason Jar Vase

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I made this one out of a wine bottle…you can decorate a mason jar the same way. Put 3 or them together filled with flowers. The dollar store has spring napkins for $1. It only takes a half of a napkin at most to decorate the outside of the jar.

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Easter Bunny Jar Cupcakes

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For these cute cupcakes, you will need to purchase the smaller mason jars.. You just bake your cupcakes in the jars – this is a great way to keep them moist – and then when they’re cool, decorate with homemade or store bought icing. Add sprinkles and even a tiny little chocolate bunny to the top for decoration. What a perfect Easter dessert especially for children.

Tutorial: bubblynaturecreations

Easter Bunny Granola

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Aren’t these adorable! This yummy granola can be made quickly and when you store it in this bunny mason jar, it’s the perfect companion for Easter breakfast. To decorate the jar, you’ll need googly eyes, a pink pompom for the nose, something for the whiskers and a few other supplies. The granola has oats, chocolate chips, and bunny shaped marshmallows, among other ingredients. This is a great way to get kids to enjoy a snack that’s healthier than chips or plain candy.

Tutorial: yesterdayontuesday

Easter M&M Cookie Jar Mix

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Have you ever made cookies in a jar? I just love the idea of giving these out to your friends, and teachers. You normally see them around Christmas, but look how cute these are. It’s cookies in a jar with an Easter twist. Fill the mason jar with your cookie mix and then add pastel colored M&Ms to the top and tie up the lid with a colorful ribbon or some twine.

Tutorial: thefrugalgirls

I hope I gave you so ideas! Most of these are so simple to make. If you have any favorites you have created…I would love to see them!

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Holidays

Luck Of The Irish

Hi everyone! Is there any Irish in you? I have a lot of Irish in me, so I thought I would do a really easy craft that all of you could do. This is all you need:

  1. Empty Can
  2.  2-3 Colors of Green Glitter
  3.  Modge Podge
  4.  Sharpie
  5. Rustoleum Gold Paint
  6.  Flowers
  7. Craft paint (light green)
  8. Half round styrofoam piece

At the bottom of this post I will show the items I purchased.

I started by painting the can gold.DSCN4575.JPG

Isn’t that Gold pretty!!! Let it dry completely. Then with a Sharpie…draw a clover..

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Then pour a little bit of the mod podge into a small dish . If you have any round pouncers you can use them to dip into the mod podge, then apply all around and inside of the clover. If you don’t have any, just use a small craft paint brush.Then add your first layer of glitter.

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After the clover was completely covered, I covered it again with mod podge. DSCN4582 (2).JPG

I then used the second glitter….a brighter green….covered that green with mod podge, then added the third…..these are the greens I used:DSCN4585

I happened to have these emerald color teardrop pieces…I put at the bottom of the clover..

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This is a bad pic…but…you can see how I traced around the clover with a green patio paint:

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I then cut the styrofoam piece around it’s edges so it would fit inside the can. I then placed some flower inside. (I forgot to mention. I drew another top of a clover on the bottom rim of the can….I was going to paint ….’Luck of the Irish’, but I it got so messed up)I happened to have these emerald color teardrop pieces…I put at the bottom of the clover..

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I placed the flowers inside and used some sphagnum moss as a filler.

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This is what it looks like when your finished:

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I hope you like it!

 

 

 

 

Holidays · valentines day

Valentine Banner

Well I have one for all of you out there that wants to add Valentine decor to your home. I saw something like this at Darby Smart. This is a  VERY  easy and inexpensive, and quick valentine craft, that just about anyone can do….fun for kids too!

Gather some colored paper…pinks and reds and any other color you want to throw in the mix. Scrapbook paper works well too! (dollar store)

I would suggest making one 6″ heart, then using it as a template for the others. Cut out as many hearts as you like. The more hearts..the longer your banner will be. I wrote some little messages on them and then punched a hole on each side.

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Then I took some colored string….(dollar store sells pack of 3 colors)

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You pull the string through the front of the first heart to the back and into the opposite side. Doing it this way will keep the string from going side to side in front of heart

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This is what it looks like when hung….I placed mine on my mantel.

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See, it’s that easy….and so inexpensive! Gather the kids…I am sure they can think of some really cool stuff to put on the hearts!

 

Holidays · valentines day

Valentine Tea Light

I have been busy working on a project, but I thought I would throw in this small project. It is easy, inexpensive and makes a pretty decoration for Valentines Day!

First you will need a small glass votive candle holder. I picked up this one at a dollar store.DSCN4321.JPG

It’s just a small square glass votive holder. You can find at a dollar store.

I started by taking a red marker and making half a heart on the bottom of the left front side.

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Just like that….then you take Modpodge or white glue…and cover the inside of the heart and along the red outline. You don’t have to be exact…

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Then you sprinkle red glitter on it!

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Then I thought since it’s Valentines Day…the heart is bursting with love…(call me silly okay). So what I did was take a toothpick…or anything small point…and put glue in little spots coming from the heart….this is what I did…

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I added more glitter… then I took a candle holder…from the dollar store…and put hot glue around the top…dscn4332

Then I put the heart candle holder I just made up on top…

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From here you can do anything….fill with those heart candies and with a candle…

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You can dress up the bottom with red rhinestones…from dollar store…

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Or you can put the mod podge on the candle and sprinkle with red glitter and add those clear glass fillers you can get at dollar store….love that dollar store!!!!

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To keep the glitter in it’s place…you can mod podge over the heart.

So that is my little project for today! Back to work on my project! Thank you so very much everyone that is reading my blog!!!