I thought I would share some Easter ideas I found while nosing around Martha Stewart.com
Crepe Paper Carrots
Tools and Materials
- Leaf template
- Crepe streamers, in Apricot, Golden Yellow, and Orange
- Green crepe paper, in Leaf Green,
- Hot-glue gun
- Assorted small gifts
1. Loosely wrap orange streamer to form carrot shape, making it thicker at top. Tuck in gifts as you work. [See image 2 above]. Press end of paper down into top.
2. Fold green crepe paper in half across its grain. Download leaf template, and trace onto folded paper. Cut out; bunch up. Tuck leaves into carrot top; secure with dab of hot glue.
I just loved this idea as a centerpiece!
These doily baskets would be pretty all year
Tools and MaterialsStitched (not paper) doily
Bowl in the shape of the basket you would like to make
Doily Basket How-To1. Soak doily in bowl of fabric stiffener until saturated.
2. Remove doily from stiffener and place over bowl (or along inside of bowl) to form a basket shape.
3. Allow to dry. Carefully peel dried basket from bowl
Hollowed-out eggshells make naturally beautiful vases for tiny flower arrangements. Break an egg at the top of its shell, drain the contents, and carefully rinse out the inside. Next, fill the empty shell with room-temperature water and place it in an eggcup for stability. Finally, insert small cuttings of your favorite blossoms (we used lilacs, lily of the valley, and violas). Individually or grouped together in a centerpiece, these tiny arrangements make a wonderful addition to the place settings at your table.
Sweet Little Paper Bag
All you need are small brown paper bags and baby-food jars or shot glasses to hold the flowers for individual place settings. A centerpiece requires a larger bag and a mason jar or drinking glass as a vase. The bags you use must be gusseted, with side pleats and a flat bottom.
1. Draw lines on a bag to make an upside-down T with a fat horizontal bar.
2. Cut along the lines with decorative-edge scissors. [See image 4 above.] Open the bag. Arrange a bouquet of fresh flowers in a vessel of water; set bouquet inside the basket. Join the two halves of the handle with double-sided tape.
This is such a cute Easter tree!
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for bowls
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 3 1/2 cups finely crushed corn flakes
- 1/4 cup black and brown candy-coated chocolate pieces, crushed
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels, melted
- 2 teaspoons smooth peanut butter
- Candies, for decorating
- Toast coconut in 350 degree oven until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, stirring once. Butter seven 3 1/2-inch bowls; set aside. Melt butter in saucepan. Add marshmallows; stir until melted. Stir in cornflakes. Set aside 1 3/4 cups of the mixture in a medium bowl.
- Stir 1/2 cup coconut, crushed chocolate pieces, and melted chocolate into mixture in pan. Press into bowls to form nests. Refrigerate 1 hour.
- Form chicks from reserved mixture (attach 1- and 3/4-inch cereal balls with peanut butter). Decorate with candies. Remove nests from bowls; line with coconut. Add chicks.
Cook's NoteTiny Features: Try snipped licorice ropes for eyes, candy-coated chocolates for wings, and candy-coated sunflower seeds for beaks.
Just some pretty ideas.
All of these pictures and ideas cam from MarthaStewart.
There are a lot of fun ideas at this site. Check it out to get inspired!
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