Lets Visit Martha Stewart for Easter Ideas

Hi everyone!
I thought I would share some Easter ideas I found while nosing around Martha Stewart.com
Crepe Paper Carrots
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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
How-To
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!
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These doily baskets would be pretty all year
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Tools and Materials

Stitched (not paper) doily
Bowl in the shape of the basket you would like to make
Fabric stiffener

Doily Basket How-To

1. 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
Eggshell bouquets
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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
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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!
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Crispy Critters
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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Stir 1/2 cup coconut, crushed chocolate pieces, and melted chocolate into mixture in pan. Press into bowls to form nests. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. 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 Note

Tiny Features: Try snipped licorice ropes for eyes, candy-coated chocolates for wings, and candy-coated sunflower seeds for beaks.
Eggshell Candles
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Everything is reborn in spring -- even Easter eggs, which can be transformed into votives for your table. Simple eggcups make a lovely base. First, make a hole in the top of each egg with a pin; enlarge the holes, and pour out the yolks. Clean shells, then dye them with food coloring (follow package directions). Nestle shells in a carton. Cut wire-core wicks to 4 inches long, flatten one end, and fasten in shell with a bit of warm wax. Using a funnel, fill shells with hot wax (tinted with dye pellets). Let the wax cool. Trim the wicks, and light
Just some pretty ideas.
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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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15 comments :

  1. I just got the Martha Stewart magazine I love a lot of her ideas.
    Cathy

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  2. Pretty! I love the different uses for the egg shells! Spring is just bustin out all over! Hugs, Linda

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  3. Amazing inspiration here.
    Thanks for sharing.....

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  4. Martha always has beautiful seasonal decorations. These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Enjoy a beautiful spring week.

    ~Emily

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  5. Wow they are beautiful!! Love the colors very festive!

    Birdbath

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  6. I love these ideas, but I'm not crafty enough to do anything Martha. I've tried, and you should see the mess I made!

    Happy Blue Monday, Diann.

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  7. Love the eggs with flowers. So dainty but so wonderful!

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  8. I get that emailed to me. Very cute ideas!

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  9. What great ideas! I really wanted to make some carrots this Spring but haven't managed to do it yet! ♥

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  10. So pretty, I love all her ideas. I just wonder how many of those she comes up with on her own ;) Happy Blue Monday!

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  11. LOVE the eggshell candles and bouquets. Recently saw the eggshell bouquets used on Barefoot Contessa's show on Food Network. Also LOVE the doily nests. TOO sweet. Just Perfect. Thanks for sharing. take care.

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  12. Those are wonderful ideas! Thank you for summarizing and sharing them with us.

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  13. Beautiful! Thank's for sharing very helpful:)

    Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.harpsterschronicle.com/2012/03/a-family-bible-story-book.html

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  14. I love the beautiful table setting and the wonderful ideas for decorating. Living in Wisconsin, we too are experiencing warm weather before it's time. Keep up the good work.

    Sheryl

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Thank you for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your ideas. If you ask a question, I will answer it here in a comment back to you. Please check back! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Diann :)