Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter eggs

This year I decided to forgo traditional egg dying for something that would last a little longer. I have started to grow my collections of holiday decor now that we have a little one to decorate for. Since Brooklyn is so small she wouldn't miss out on dying eggs anyways.

I blew out the eggs and went to town with colored sharpies. I also decided to make a few into ornaments. I just took a piece of thin twine and strung it threw the egg with a button on the top and bottom to hide the holes.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

How to make fabric garland


1/8 yard fabric

2 1/2 yards twill tape



sewing machine

pinking shears

First choose your fabric.

Cut 3" by 4" rectangles with pinking shears.

Space your rectangles on a your piece of twill tape 3"-4" apart. Mine are spaced every 3". Pin them in place.

Take your garland over to the sewing machine and top stitch your rectangles to the twill tape. Just sew the entire length of the twill tape, there is no need to stop and start sewing on each piece of fabric. I also sewed loops at each end of my garland so I could just loop it over the ends of my curtain rod to hang it.

Hang garland and enjoy.

This is a fun and easy way to decorate for a holiday or everyday. You can also add letters to create message banners as well.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Decorating for Easter

Little bits for Easter around our house.....

My Grandma's vintage milk glass makes a perfect little candy dish.


The garland was a quick DIY project that I tackled last week, stop by tomorrow for a tutorial on it.

Here are the bunny finger puppets that I made last year. Go here for instructions.

Last but not least is a carrot dish that I picked up at Salvation Army a couple of years ago. I used it for remotes and a catch all on the coffee table, it would be a great candy dish too. However I don't need that much candy around the house right now. It can all stay hidden in the cabinet....