D.I.Y.

Easter Egg Ideas

Easter is just days away, and frankly I’m excited about it. Normally I’m neither here nor there when it comes to the holiday- sad I know. I think the corniness¬† of it and the dumbing down of the gospel over the span of my life really sucked the joy out of it. But thankful over time and through growth, my heart has been made anew. I cannot wait to decorate me some eggs! I was searching for some creative and fresh ideas, and here are some that really stood out to me:

How freaking gorgeous are these Polish eggs???

 

These neon decorated Easter eggs remind me of the 60’s! They are really neat looking and easy to make. Just visit oh joy! for the tutorial on these beauties.

Want to skip all of the frill and decorate your eggs to look natural and muted? Check out B nature for the tutorial.


HOW FANTASTIC! I wish I had the patience and hand coordination to do this. I would probably destroy the poor eggs. Think you can do this? If so head on over to Design Sponge and get that thread and needle out!

I think this is my favorite out of all of them…. silk dyed eggs!!! Just take your man’s old ties or head over to the thrift store and clean them out and then follow this tutorial over at Our Best Bites! I think I’m actually going to do this.

Don’t have the creativity or the time for all of this do it yourself egg dying? Run down to the store and grab you a PAAS coloring kit. Throw the tablets in some vinegar or water, and watch those white eggs transform into pretty colors. You could even get a little wild and take an egg out of one color and put it in the other. Craziness!

Shimmery Spring Headband Tutorial

Happy Monday! If you are wondering who the winner is of the A Nice Weekend Indeed Contest……. Miss Julianna Hendrix! She gets to pick any item from my etsy shop for free, and I’m even gonna take care of the S&H. Thank you to those who participated.

So anyways, I love spring, and so far it has been a wonderful one here in the ol’ Sunshine State. I’ve been searching and dreaming about accessories and such that woul compliment said season, and I saw this picture my friend Haley posted on Pinterest.

I thought this was really cute, and wanted to make one for myself. I’m not really into stars right now, so I made one with triangles. My current favorite shape. Ridiculous I know. Wanna see how I made it?

The supplies for this headband are simple, and you probably already have them lying around your house! Fetch you some scissors, white felt, a headband or ribbon, glitter, Mod Podge, a glue gun and glue sticks.

Cut out the shapes of your choice. They can be anything, and if you aren’t good at free-styling it, then just make a paper stencil first.

Take a paint brush and apply a liberal amount of Mod Podge to one of your triangles.

Sprinkle your glitter onto the triangle, and then repeat for the others. Don’t be afraid to use that glitter, you can pour the rest back in the container when you are done.

Let the beauties dry.

Once your pieces are dry, get your glue gun and attach the pieces to your headband. Make sure to space them correctly before you glue them, and be careful! Don’t burn your fingers like I always do.

For extra hold, cut small rectangles from your left over felt and glue them to the backs of your pieces, making sure that they don’t show from the front of your headband.

Your done! Now you have a shimmery spring headband to wear and make all of your friends jealous. Now for the fun part…. put it on!

If you like this headband but don’t feel like making one yourself, you can visit my etsy shop and buy this one! Not a fan of triangles? That’s o.k. Not everyone is perfect. I’d be glad to custom make you a headband with whatever shapes you like. Just shoot me an email at meganlee26@gmail.com.

Now get to work!

Got’em!

As far as I know, all of the supplies I need for Abram’s party are here. It doesn’t look like much, but I am going to be D.I.Y.-ing many of the other supplies and activities. I’m not much of an online shopper, but it has been fun scouring the web for the best prices on things and purchasing it without having to travel to Gainesville.

Most of the goodies you see here are from Oriental Trading. I wanted to do teals, greens and browns as the color scheme, with other colors here and there for accents. The cute paper straws came from HeyYoYo on Etsy; the best online shop for vintage and fun cupcake and party accessories in my opinion. I got 4 giant yards of burlap fabric for the table clothes from the Online Fabric Store. I thought these would add to the theme, and I can also use it for other crafts in the future.

These cute little mushroom containers are going into the Neverland bags the kids get. Children just love to put things in other things, so I thought these were perfect for them to take home and play with.

The gold coins will be hidden in the buried treasure chest that the kids get to find on a treasure hunt, and the telescopes will also be in there Neverland bags.

I thought it would be neat to make the Neverland bags out of this old drop cloth. I would tie them up with twine and stick a feather in the twine to give it that peter-pan-and-lost-boy feel.

Well, we all know what those glow sticks, glitter and ball jars are for. Fairies in a jar!! The spray paint will be for the dessert trays I make out of old plates and cups, as seen here on my crafty Pinterest board. The pitcher with the spout and the baby food jars are going to be for the bubble station. I found a great recipe for homemade bubbles and bubble sticks!

That’s the plan for now. I’m going to hang jars with tea lights from the trees, and use our wedding lights and lanterns for the patio and the backyard. Somewhere by our big tree in the yard I want to build a fort for the kids to go in and use their imaginations, and also get to see the fairies in their jars light up, since the party will be day lit. I think I might also hand paint some wooden signs for each section of the party just to add an extra fun touch.

Someone wanna build me a little pirate ship?