Not your Mom’s Easter Eggs

Hi Friends,

I’m getting of to a late start this morning but sometimes that happens. All is well in my hood, I’m pretty excited to share these creative egg decorating tutorials with all of you, I really don’t have much else to say so lets jump in.

Egg Face

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What you need:
  • Pictures
  • Tissue paper
  • Printer paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Clear drying glue
  • Paint brush
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  • Pick out your picture
  • This was pretty easy for me, I wanted a fun head shot of myself making my signature silly faces
  • Cut tissue paper into 4s
  • Try cutting along the creases to make printing easier
  • Table tissue paper to center of printer paper, make it as tight as possible
  • Feed tissue paper-printer paper into printer and print picture
  • Do a few test runs to so what size you need to shrink your photo, I scaled mine down to 20% in my printer options and that worked for me.
  • Everything depends on the size of your eggs, sadly I had smaller eggs so I didn’t have much space to work with
  • Print
  • This was the hardest part for me, my black ink bled on most of my pictures but a few came out great
  • Pour your glue into a paper cup or bowl
  • Carefully remove tissue from printer paper, CAREFULLY!!!
  • Remove any extra layers of tissue if needed
  • You should have a very thin picture
  • Cut tissue picture close to picture but not too close
  • Using your paint brush, brush a thin layer of glue on egg
  • Carefully place you picture
  • Seal edges of picture with glue and paint-brush
  • Allow to set for 10-15 minutes
Step 11
Enjoy!!!

Silk Tie Dyed Eggs

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What you need:
Silk ties – make sure that they are 100% silk
White fabric – pillow case, old t-shirt etc
vinegar
twist ties or rubber bands
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The eggs will not be perfect and it looks pretty cool
  • I purchased a few silk ties from the thrift store, they were only $1.50 and some of the ugliest ties I’ve ever seen!
  • Flip ties over and cut down center to open them up
  • Remove/cut out the lining of tie
  • Place 1-1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup vinegar in deep pot and bring it to a boil
  • Place raw egg on the wide part of your tie, you don’t need the entire tie so you can cut it just make sure to leave enough to fully wrap the egg
  • Lay egg on the color side so colors will easily transfer to egg
  • Wrap egg tight and secure it with rubber band or twist ties
  • *Make sure tie fabric comes in contact with entire egg
  • Now wrap them in white fabric and secure again with rubber band or twist ties
  • Carefully place eggs in boiling water and boil for 10 minutes
  • Once done boiling allow eggs to cool,
  • Then unwrap and see what’s inside!
That’s all today folks!
XOXO
MARY

Cheap & Easy Easter Crafts

Hi Friends,

I want to piggy back on yesterday’s post. I mentioned Nattie, a WWE Diva posted a picture of us on her Instagram and twitter account. I was pretty excited about yesterday’s event and didn’t think anything could bring me off of cloud 9. Then I started reading some of the comments on the picture, there were over 200 comments and 8,000 likes, when I last checked.
The comments on the pictures were super toxic. People said that I look like a WWE wrestler, Booker T Washington, ugly, and a man. I’ve read many articles about bullying on social media and witnessed my fair share of Social media fights. I always swore I would never engage in anything as low and classless as that but I can understand how some people get pulled into it. I was so excited to get some exposure but I wasn’t ready for such mean-spirited comments. My feelings were hurt for 2.5 seconds, then I remembered I don’t really care what others think about me, yet it was hurtful to read such awful comments. I can’t believe people would be so cruel and mean-spirited but it is what it is. I can’t please everyone and I don’t want to. I wanted to get all of that off of my chest and move on to the next subject.
Enough with the deep stuff, now to the fun stuff.
Easter is right around the corner so its time to jump into a few DIY Easter crafts.
I’m posting some quick and creative ways to decorate eggs next week. I went back and forth on posting these tutorials this week but decided not to. All tutorials are quick and easy so you can squeeze them in as a weekday craft with the kiddies or some friends.
This is my first video demo. What do you think??? I love it, it was easy to make and captures my personality.

Yarn Carrots

Difficulty level: 2 out of 10, kid friendly
Cost: $5
Time: 30 minutes to make 3 carrots

Materials

Colorful yarn – purchased 3 spools at Michael’s – $0.99 each
Fake Grass or flowers – purchased at Michael’s for $1.99
Brown paper bag
Clear Tape
Scissors

Directions

Start with fake grass or flower, bend end making it your desired length
Rip paper bag into big and small pieces
Wrap smaller pieces around top of grass/flower, then wrap larger pieces around until you have a somewhat cone shape
Wrap tape around paper to secure newspaper
Use hands to get desired shape
don’t worry it will be a little weird-looking but that’s ok
Starting towards the tip of your carrot, wrap yarn around and around and around until you cover all paper
It will take a while but be patient
Once happy with your shape cut yarn and tuck to secure
Enjoy as table decorations or use to decorate a wreath

Bunny Garland

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Difficulty level: 2 out of 10, kid friendly
Cost: $8
Time: 30 minutes to make 3 carrots

Materials

Spring themed paper – I used scrapbooking paper on sale at Michael’s 120 sheets for $5.99
Scissors
Hole punch – Purchased at dollar store – $0.99
Bunny cut out – download here
Cotton balls – Purchased at Michael’s $1.49
Twine – Purchased at dollar store – $0.99
Fine tipped pen or pencil
Glue –  Purchased at dollar store – $0.99
I used a heavier stock paper to make it easier to trace
 
Cut out bunny carefully
Use this cutout as a guide and make 12-15 bunnies
I cut 2 bunnies at a time to make it go faster
 
Glue bunny tails to the tail part of your bunny
Allow at least 10 minutes to fully dry
Punch hole in your bunny
Using your twine string up your bunnies
Hang them anywhere
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I needed to craft to get rid of all that negative energy
Have a wonderful weekend!
Peace & Love
Mary