Posts Tagged ‘easter crafts’

Easter Eggs Gone Glam

Posted by    |    April 6th, 2012 at 7:00 am

Cute handmade sock bunnies...cute idea to put in Easter basket!

It’s almost here! Grab those Easter baskets and get ready to hunt for eggs…and hopefully some candy, too.

Wait…you haven’t dyed your eggs yet?  No worries, you still have a few days left to get those babies dressed and ready for the yard.  (Or the living room, depending on this cray cray spring weather.)  If you’re thinking of being a bit more dramatic and forgoing the traditional dyed eggs, glitter eggs may be just what the bunny ordered. (more…)

Easter Surprise: Bunny Butt Cake

Posted by    |    April 4th, 2012 at 7:00 am

With Easter just a few short days away, it’s time to get to the nitty-gritty of what to make for Easter treats.  When I saw Betty Crocker’s “Bunny Butt Cake”, I almost fell out of my chair.  It’s hilarious, holiday-appropriate, and easy to make!

After reading this comment by someone who tried it, I decided this was the year to make this my family tradition as well.

“When I was a child, my mother always made a bunny cake for Easter (though never from this perspective) and I have continued this legacy for my kids and grandkids. This year I intend to make the Bunny Butt cake but, being from northern Texas, I think I’ll use coarsely ground ginger snaps to simulate our clay soil under the green “grass” instead of chocolate cookies. And to further explain what the bunny is doing, I’m going to build up the area around the edges of the “rabbit hole” with extra “dirt”. I’m certain that my family will LOVE it!! Thanks Betty Crocker!”

Get the recipe and helpful suggestions if you don’t like coconut HERE.

Hoppy Easter!

Wardrobe Remix: Dip-Dyed Skirt

Posted by    |    March 29th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Breathing new life into old clothes is an art form.  Some people have vision for old clothes being new trends that the rest of us just don’t have.  When I stumbled across A Pair & A Spare blog, I realized just how talented some of these remix masters really are.

Read the description of Geneva, the brains behind this super cool blog: A Pair & A Spare is a chronicle of Geneva’s day-to-day addiction to Do It Yourself fashion, where she shows you how to create the most desirable and on-trend fashion and lifestyle projects with minimal skill. Originally from Brisbane, Australia and now living in Hong Kong, Geneva believes in a sustainable approach to fashion and revels in making old new and on-trend using sewing, beading, studding, refashioning and a host of other projects. Proving that DIY Fashion can complement traditional fashion ideals, Geneva also posts a weekly DIY tutorial over at Harper’s BAZAAR Australia.”

Wow, do I feel like an underachiever.  Luckily, Geneva is nice enough to post easy-to-follow tutorials to teach us her crafty ways.  When I saw the gorgeous lilac dip-dyed skirt she created from an old white skirt, I fell madly enough.  Check out these photos and follow her tutorial to create your own. (Isn’t it perfect for Easter?)