paint Easter eggs with chalkboard paint

Paint Easter Eggs

When I was a kid we never used plastic eggs for Easter. Never. With my kiddos I’m a bit nostalgic and we dye and paint real eggs. However, we’re not opposed to a few candy filled plastic eggs! But we do like to doll them up a bit. {grin}

To make chalkboard paint Easter eggs, you only need three things:

Paint Easter Eggs

I chose to only paint one half of the egg so that they would still be colorful.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter holiday! And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Sharpie Easter egg decorating

How to Decorate Easter Eggs

Want another fun way to decorate Easter eggs with the kiddos?!

Try decorating them with Sharpies! Is it food safe you ask… I have no idea. With that in mind, I would suggest not eating the eggs afterwards. But hiding them is perfectly acceptable! {grin}

My boys were thrilled with the idea because they could easily draw anything they liked, their name, the earth (oh yes… he’s not finished it yet or you’d see it here)... and with Sharpies there was no bleeding, smearing and there are so many colors!

Sharpie Rainbow

Okay, I happen to collect them for crafting… I sketch my ideas with them. You would think I’d use a pencil… nope. {smirk}

Decorating eggs with Sharpie

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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NOTE: This is not a paid post. I just happen to like Sharpies!

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Easter bunny ear rice krispies bars

Easy Rice Krispies Bars

You’ve got to try my easy Easter Bunny Ear Rice Krispies Bars! The best part… I made them from the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats snack packs so I didn’t even dirty a dish. {grin}

Easy Easter Bunny Treats

You’ll need:

  • Bunny cookie cutter
  • Coconut
  • Candy hearts
  • Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats Snack Bars
  • Icing (I use Pillsbury Cream Cheese Icing)
  • Wilton icing bottles (or resealable bag with an icing tip)
  • Lollipop sticks

Rice Krispies Bars

The easy steps for making your own Easter Bunny Ear Rice Krispies Bars:

  1. Starting with a cooking cutter, cut your rice krispies bar. Depending on the depth of your cutter, trim off the excess with a knife
  2. Insert lollipop sticks (don’t wait to do this or you could break your icing design once it dries).
  3. Spoon icing into two icing bottles. Set one aside and heat one for eight seconds (reheat as needed, but 8 seconds will take it to a smooth liquid)
  4. Outline the ears with one bottle and fill the ear shape with the other, pulling icing to the edges with a toothpick if needed. Toothpicks are also great to pop any bubbles if necessary.
  5. Add a heart for the nose and a few sprigs of coconut for the whiskers. Allow to dry.

I displayed my Easter Bunny Ear Rice Krispies Bars in mini dessert jars filled with pink sixlets. Hope you like them! I know my kiddos did! {wink}

rice krispies bar

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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mother’s day brunch placesetting

Mothers Day Brunch

I’m absolutely giddy for Spring. I’m an early riser so I tend to see the sun come up each morning and this time of year that means I also get to hear the birds chirp the day in. It’s my favorite time of day to just think and be creative.

And those little chirps led me to this Mother’s Day brunch, sweet baby shower, or even Spring party placesetting idea.

I picked up these lovely new Easter dishes from Target. I love how girly they are. I’m the only girl in a house of four so sometimes it needs to be a bit about me. {grin}

The malted milk ball candy eggs make this party placesetting perfect for a baby shower…

Mothers Day Brunch

but I chose to craft little baby birds for a Mothers Day brunch. I just thought how sweet to be able to put the number of babies in the nest that each guest has!

As you can see, I have two little birdies in my nest! {proud momma smile}

How to make a paper blue bird

So here’s how you make these sweet paper bluebirds. You’ll need:

  • Blue cardstock
  • Yellow cardstock
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors, small and sharp is best
  • Hot glue
  • Stick glue
  • Optional: Sharpie if you’d like to add eyes

How to make a paper blue bird

And here are the easy steps:

  1. For the mother blue bird, trim strips of scrapbook paper in 2″ (body) and 1 3/4″ (head) strips
  2. Curl the paper slightly by running it through your fingers. If you don’t the paper will crease.
  3. Determine your body circle size (based on your nest and plate) and hot glue the ends together trimming off any excess. Repeat for the head, making it slightly smaller.
  4. Trim an oval out of the yellow scrapbook paper, then trim down the sides to a beak shape.
  5. Attach the beak with glue, not hot glue or it might show.
  6. Perch the bird on the nest with a small dot of hot glue and hold 5 seconds until it sets.

Note: Baby birds strips should be 1″ and 3/4″.

Mothers Day Brunch

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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easy southern potato salad recipe

Easy Southern Potato Salad

This Easter I’ll be making my mom’s Southern potato salad for Easter brunch. The recipe is amazing (a real family favorite that everyone requests!) and super easy!

I’m sharing our family recipe for easy Southern potato salad (remember, I’m from Alabama!) and a few more fun Easter brunch ideas in my latest post with Kellogg’s Snackpicks.com.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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kid crafted Easter bunny photo props

How to make Easter bunny photo props

Easter pictures at my house are a given.

Posed pics of the family in their Sunday best.

LOVE them!

This year, we’ll not only be taking the family photographs and the shots of the kids running in the grass gathering eggs, but my boys and some family will get creative and make their own easy Easter bunny photo prop craft for our Easter brunch!

Hop over {I’m a riot, I know…) to my most recent post on Kellogg’s Snackpicks.com for all the DIY details to make your own Easter bunny photo props!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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7 Easter egg dyeing techniques

7 Easter Egg Dying Ideas

With snow on the ground still here in Ohio, the only spring I can find is in my kitchen and my craft room. So as I collected Easter egg dyeing techniques and tips on my Easter Pinterest board to try with my kiddos, I decided to share a few of my favorite here with all of you. They range from vibrant to subdued, but all lovely! Oh, and I threw one of my own creations from last year into the bunch too. {wink}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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free Easter bunnies & more

Easter Bunnies

Love Easter bunnies?! Me too! We designed these free Easter bunny printable templates and there are so many ways to use them. On candy jars… in candy jars,

Easter bunnies

on push pops, on straws… in the grass {grin},

Easter Bunnies

and even on Easter bunny cello bags with fluffy bunny tails for Easter egg hunt party favors and on Easter bunny cakes!

Download my free Easter Bunnies now!

Easter Bunnies

Want more lovely DIY Easter Party Ideas?! Hop {wink} on over to some of my lovely blogger friends at:

  • Bird’s Party and learn how Bird made this adorable Easter Egg Bouquet,
  • Celebrations At Home and see how Chris made lovely fabric favor bag for her family Easter baskets, and
  • The Cake Blog so Carrie can show you how to ice the perfect Speckled Easter Egg Cake!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Easter egg hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

It’s time to talk Easter egg hunts! As you all know, I live in Ohio, but grew up in Alabama. Right now in Alabama the flowers are blooming and the weather is in the 60s and 70s… right now in Ohio… not so much. It’s cold… like 20s and 30s. Needless to say, I’m ready for spring. And ready for some lovely images to help inspire me for my own Easter egg hunt this year. And praying for warm weather and no snow… it’s hard to find eggs in the snow. {smirk}.

These are a few ideas I rounded up from around the web:

  • Crafty Carrot Sign from Lisa Storms for Fiskars ~ love how simple and adorable this carrot paper craft is.
  • Peeking Easter Bunny Cookies from Meaghan of The Decorated Cookie ~ these just made me giggle, plus Meaghan shares how all the DIY!
  • Dyed Eggs from Family Circle ~ I love to decorate eggs for Easter with my boys, but there is something to be said for simple bright colors.
  • Easter Egg Hunt Games with Martha Stewart ~ plan more than just the egg hunt
  • Easter Bunny Cake with free 3-D party templates from The Celebration Shoppe
  • Easter Hunt Baskets and Party Sign from Sweet Scarlet

Want more Easter egg hunt party ideas, hop {clever, right?!} on over to my Holiday ~ Easter Pinterest board. And while you’re there, make sure you follow me!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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easy Easter carrot cake & cupcakes

Easter carrot cake

If you’re hosting an Easter celebration this year, I’ve got an easy carrot cake and carrot cake cupcake idea for you!

I’m over at Red Barn this morning sharing all the details: cake + decorating and styling tips. Hop {grin} on over for all the details and tons more pictures! And if you want some fabulous carrot cake recipes, here are six of my favorites!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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