Delicious and Creative Easter Foods

Welcome to the final Must Have Craft Tip and More post for March. Easter is only a few weeks away and it is never too early to start planning your menu. Today, I am sharing some delicious recipes you can include in your Easter dinner as well as some fun creative foods that are perfectly festive for other times of the day.
 
 
 We’ve got everything you need for breakfast, brunch, treats, and hearty eats! Click the links to for the how-tos and recipes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What are your favorite recipes to include in your Easter meal?
 
 
Be sure to join us again next month when we begin a whole new topic of Must Have Tips. 
 


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Creative Easter Wreath Ideas

Hello friends and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! Kara from Mine for the Making here and although today is my favorite Irish holiday, this week I’m here to share Creative Easter Wreath Ideas with you! 

I love spring time and I love Easter… there’s something so fresh and happy about this time of year! And I would love a pretty way to greet my guests as they approach our front door this spring. Let’s check out ten creative ways to decorate your front door that are perfect for Easter!

Spring Pom Pom Wreath

Spring Baby Grass Wreath

Rain Boot Spring Wreath

Spring Chevron Wreath

Spring Tulip Wreath

Spring Monogram Door Decor

Boxwood Easter Bunny Wreath

Easter Chicks Spring Wreath

Garden Hose Spring Wreath

Boxwood Easter Wreath

 

So many creative ways to decorate your door this spring for Easter! Which wreath is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by today! Join us next week for more Easter tips! 

 

 

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Adorable Easter Sewing Projects

Hi all! It’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here with this week’s Must Have Craft Tips!

Sewing is such a fun way to show off your style and make custom things for your decor and for gifts – and Easter is a great time to do that! I’ve gathered up some of my favorite, adorable Easter sewing projects for you – I know I’ve added a ton of these to my “to-make” list!

Roly-Poly Easter Bunnies

Roly Poly Fabric Easter Bunnies:

DIY Easter Basket Totes

Simple and Sweet Wonderland Pillow

Simple and Sweet Wonderland Spring Pilllow:

Quilted Easter Topper made from selvedges

Easter Selvage Table Topper by Let's Eat Grandpa

Canvas Bunny Tote

Wear The Canvas: DIY Bunny Tote Bag :: try using fabric markers if you don't want to do the embroidery:

Scrappy Bunny Wall Hanging

ticker tape reverse applique bunny by nanaCompany

Bunny Backpack

Easter Bunny Backpack Sewing Pattern by Sew Much Ado

Bunny Kitchen Towels

DIY Spring dishtowels

Drawstring Bunny Bag

Drawstring Bunny Bags...fun for Easter, or ALL year long! | Make It and Love It

Sweet Bunny Lovey

How to Sew a Bunny Lovey

Spring “Peeps” Embroidery Hoop Art

Spring Peeps Embroidery Hoop Art

Snuggle Bunny

Little Softie Bunnies

Try this super cute Bunny Pattern - FREE and easy bunny pattern to make. So cute!:

Fabric Easter Eggs

Fabric Easter egg tutorial by Retro Mama Peeps Plushies

marshmallow bunny plushie pattern and tutorial

Spring Bunny Pillow

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Aren’t they all so cute?? Which will you make first?

Make sure you come back next week for lots more fun Easter inspiration!

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Creative DIY Easter Baskets

Hello, friends! It’s a new month so that means we have a new theme for our Craft Tips & More series!
With Easter around the corner we are focusing on all the things to help you get ready for that special Sunday from home decor to food to sweet sewing projects.


Today I am focusing on Easter baskets. Easter baskets can come in all shapes and sizes, personalized or not, and are great not just for your little ones, but using in your Easter decorating as well.

I have gathered up some creative baskets, all DIY projects, with varying levels of difficulty. The end result on all of them though? Total cuteness!

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Easy Easter Bucket from The Pinning Mama

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Stuffed Animal Easter Basket from The Idea Room

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Simple Easter Basket from A Glimpse Inside

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
No Sew Easter Basket from Max & Me

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Mini Easter Baskets from Mine for the Making

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Fresh Flower Easter Basket from Paper & Stitch

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Popsicle Stick Easter Basket from The Pinterested Parent

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Mickey & Minnie Easter Baskets from The Fairy Tale Life

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Felt Easter Basket from Jen Loves Kev

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Bunny Basket from Pen + Paper Patterns

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Easter Basket Totes from The Scrap Shoppe

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Fabric Easter Basket from V and Co.

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Paper Plate Easter Bunny Basket from The Girl Creative

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Edible Easter Basket from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Handmade Birch Bark Basket from Damask Love

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Crochet Bunny Basket from The Lavender Chair

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Yarn Egg Easter Basket from Centre Street

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Upcycled Coffee Can Easter Basket from Northstory

Create a unique and inexpensive custom Easter basket for your little ones!
Ruffled Easter Basket from Crazy Little Projects

Aren’t all of these baskets darling? It really makes you think outside the box, or basket. Any favorites? Have you made an Easter basket before? We’d love to hear about it!

Don’t miss next week when we bring you more fun Easter ideas!

 

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Spring Wreath

Oh boy. I can’t believe spring has finally sprung. Even though it was a very short winter here in Utah, I am still stoked to have some nice weather. Living in our new home makes it even more fun to decorate when new seasons come along, and one of my favorite ways to dress up the house is with a new wreath! I’m Ali from Dream Crafter and today I am going to show you how I made this Spring Wreath for my front door. 

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I started out with a foam wreath form that I got at Walmart for just a few dollars. I happened to already have the eggs (I got them off an old wreath my mom was going to throw in the garbage because it was broken) which was nice because the eggs already had a spike on the bottom. Easy crafting! You will also need some layering moss and glue. (I used wood glue but I’m sure just about anything would work fine…just DO NOT use hot glue on a foam wreath. Been there done that and it’s not pretty). 

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As you can see I just started by sort of patching on the moss at random. I decided to wrap it around the back and used the whole package of moss to cover as much of the wreath form as I could. I got this moss at Walmart (since I don’t have a real craft store nearby in the hick-town I live in), but I’m sure you could find higher quality moss at Michaels or JoAnn. Once the moss is dry (I let it dry overnight), start adding your eggs. Though I repurposed my eggs, you can find them at your local craft store as well. 
 
 
I just used as many eggs as I thought I needed to cover the holes in the moss. I’m thinking about adding a ribbon or something…what do you think? I like to keep this wreath on the INSIDE of the door because of the crazy winds here. I don’t want my precious moss flying all over my front steps! You can hang yours on the outside of your door, above a mantel, on a window, inside a frame… the options are endless with wreaths!
 
 
This wreath was so simple to make it took me less than an hour (not counting the over night dry time) and I love how it turned out! I’m going to keep this up way past Easter since it’s so cute and just right for spring! Stop by Dream Crafter to see what other crafts I am dreaming up over there! 
 
Happy Easter!
 

Non-Candy Egg Fillers for Under $10

Hi Mine for the Making lovelies! Michelle again from Delicate Construction and today I thought I would share how I filled all of the plastic eggs I needed for Avery’s egg hunt for under $10! If that wasn’t cool enough, what if I told you there was no candy involved?! I got your attention now right? Check out these Non-Candy Egg Fillers for Under $10! 
 

My biggest secret? My favorite place, and I am sure yours as well, the Target One Spot! The dollar store would also be a great option but basically I was looking for anything that had multiple items in the package for a dollar. I found lots of great things like small rings, erasers, pens, tape, hair clips and stickers in all of her favorite characters.

 

When it came to filling the eggs, I just broke everything up into singles and got to work! Things like the erasers I put a few at a time in but the barrettes and such were just one per egg.

 

The stickers I cut into strips and maneuvered around all of the character so I could get about 4 strips from each sheet.

Once they were all cut, I just rolled them up and stuck them in their own egg as well! Super simple and this one got a huge bang for the buck!
 

I can’t wait until Sunday when Avery gets to go on her hunt! She is going to have a blast! Bonus points that I won’t have to have extra candy in the house tempting her or me!

Hope you have a Happy Easter!

Michelle {Delicate Construction}

Carrot Cake Chocolate Cookies

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It feels like springtime here in sunny Arizona! I’m decorating for spring and getting my spring baking on too. I’m excited to share this yummy, but super simple recipe with y’all today. And only 4 ingredients are needed to make these soft baked Carrot Cake Chocolate Cookies!

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Carrot cake just screams ‘spring is here!’, don’t you think? Instead of baking up a cake, my daughter and I whipped up these easy cookies in no time at all. And since M&M’s® are one of our favorite baking add-ins, we had to pick up a bag of M&M’s® Carrot Cake. Here’s what you will need to make a batch of your own:

  • one box of carrot cake mix
  • 1 cup of M&M’s® Carrot Cake
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of oil

Yep. That’s all you need. This is a super kid-friendly recipe, so don’t be afraid to invite the kids into the kitchen with you. 

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To make these cookies:

1: Preheat the oven to 350*

2. Whisk together carrot cake mix, eggs, and oil

3. Scoop cookie dough in 1 inch balls onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet

4. Press M&M’s® Carrot Cake into the tops of the dough balls

5. Bake for 8-10 minutes

6. Remove from oven.

7. Let cool for 3 minutes on the cookie sheet then transfer to a cooling rack.

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Not only are these cookies easy to bake up, but they will be eaten up quickly because they are SO good. Perfect for spring and Easter. You can find all of the ingredients, including the M&M’s® Carrot Cake, at your local Walmart. 

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So tell me… what’s your favorite recipe to make to welcome spring?

Easter Bunny Burlap Canvas

Hello there friends!

I am sharing the last of my Easter projects with you today. I actually made it over a month ago, but it’s been so busy around these parts I haven’t had the time to photograph it and type up the post. But alas, here we are, finally! Say hello to my sweet little Easter Bunny Burlap Canvas!

Easter Bunny Burlap Canvas4

It’s the perfect addition to my springy Easter entry table. I purchased the 10×10 burlap canvas from Hobby Lobby and everything else I had on hand in my craft stash.

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Here’s the easy HOW-TO so that you can make your own.

Place a bunny stencil on the canvas and paint with a sponge brush. I created my bunny stencil on my Silhouette, but you could trace an image or draw one yourself too.

Cut out an egg shape from a scrap piece of fabric and glue onto the bunny’s hands. Add ric-rack or other embellishments if you choose. 

Make a yarn pom pom and glue it to the bunny’s bum.

Add ribbon to the sides of the canvas with fabric glue. 

DONE! 

Cute little Easter Bunny…I do love him!

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See how cute it is on my entry table? It goes perfectly! Here’s the break down for the table starting from left to right…

Scrappy Spring Wreath

Bunny Blocks

Spring Monogram Door Decor

Yarn bird from Target

Easter egg tree from Target

Bird cage from Michael’s

Faux Easter eggs from JoAnn

Mini Easter Bunny figurine from Kmart

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Thanks for stopping by today friends!! I hope you have a blessed Easter weekend with your family and friends. I am so grateful for this holiday and the reminder it brings to the world of our Savior, who died so that we can live again.

Happy Easter!

 

Mason Jar Edible Bird Nests

Hello there friends!

I’m super excited to share this last minute Easter treat with you. It’s easy to make, affordable, and I even made cute printable tags to go with them. How adorable are these Mason Jar Edible Bird Nests?

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I just love them! And they are easy for the kids to help with too. Here is a list of supplies you will need:

  • Mini mason jars
  • Edible Easter grass (or green coconut)
  • Egg shaped candy such as Jelly Beans, Robin’s Eggs, etc. 
  • Baker’s twine
  • Hole punch
  • Printable “You are an EGGSellent someBUNNY” tag

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Just place the grass and eggs in the jars, twist on the lids, print off the tags and attach them to the jar with baker’s twine. Cute and easy right? These would make great gifts for teachers, coaches, neighbors, coworkers, friends…

You can download and print off the Easter tags I made HERE. I just love the cute little bunny peaking in, don’t you? Please remember all freebies are for Mine for the Making readers’ personal use only. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I have one more Easter project I’m hoping to share…BEFORE… Easter. Fingers crossed! ;) 

 

Teach Me Tuesday: 25 Ways to Do Easter Eggs with Kids

 Hello there and welcome to Teach Me Tuesday… a weekly series where I share all things that are kid-friendly and that you can teach your children to do! 

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We absolutely LOVE spring and all it has to offer. From the weather to the holidays, we love it all! I want to do an entire Easter Egg unit (week) with my daughter for homeschool so I thought I would round up 25 Ways to Do Easter Eggs with Kids! They all look so fun and there is something for all ages. Science is even incorporated in a lot of them! Check out the full tutorials by clicking the links below. 

  25 ways to do Easter Eggs

I think we are going to do the Natural Dyed Eggs and the Nail Polish Easter Eggs first. What about you?