(Used in this project: Square Labels in Boxicle style and Pinwheel Clasp Boxes.) Days are becoming longer and the air bites less, bumblebees are dancing from bloom to bloom. Spring is such an inspiring season! It was difficult to choose from all the creative treat shapes and themes out there for my niece’s 2nd birthday. It was important for me to pick a recipe that didn’t include a ton of sugar, as to not terrorize my sister or any other parents of Lucy’s little friends— therefore I … [Read more...]
Sources left to right: Easter Favor Baskets (My Own Ideas), Mini Easter Terrariums (My Own Ideas), Egg Planters (Emporio74), Sugar Cookies (source unknown), DIY Doily Easter Baskets (My Own Ideas), Daffodil Centerpiece (My Own Ideas), Daffodil Candy Cups (Martha Stewart) Easter Gift Ideas: Easter Basket Favors Handmade Doily Baskets Easter Egg Cookies Mini Easter Terrariums Easter Brunch Recipes: Yogurt Berry Clusters Baked Doughnuts Bacon … [Read more...]
A fun Easter craft for all ages!
In my opinion, holidays are the best excuse to get crafty. I love making little gifts or favors for each and every holiday. With Easter just a few weeks away, I thought I'd share with you this fun idea: Easter Basket Favors. I'm making mine for friends and coworkers, but this is a gift anyone will enjoy and a great project to do with kids! Supplies Needed: • Small party cups or dixie cups (I found mine at the Dollar Store) • Your favorite Easter candy (I chose mini robin's eggs) • … [Read more...]
For the perfect springtime celebration!
With Spring officially here its time to enjoy my favorite flower, the daffodil! One of my favorite springtime activities is taking walks through my neighborhood in NE Portland and seeing all the flowers start to bloom. I especially love all the pops of yellow, which is what inspired my latest project, creating daffodil centerpieces for my friend Sabrina's wedding! Daffodils are perfect decoration for any kind of springtime event, whether it be a wedding, baby shower, birthday, or Easter. To … [Read more...]
Homemade gifts in thirty minutes or less!
As part of Jewish Passover festivities, children ‘steal’ the afikomen (a piece of matzoh), and the adults have to ‘buy’ it back from them with coins or other treasures. Chocolate coins are also a part of Hanukkah when children play dreidel games with coins as the prize. Our family is not Jewish, so our way of distributing the treasures is to hide them in our pockets, and then when we (or the children) arrive, they must search us to find their goodies. Somehow it is always a really … [Read more...]