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?
 
 
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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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14 Creative Valentine Boxes

Hello everyone! 
Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips and More! I am Allison, from A Glimpse Inside, back again to share with you one last tip for Valentine’s Day. 
 
I remember being a kid and getting so excited about the Valentine’s Day party at school. I love making my own little box to take to allow everyone to drop their valentine cards into. When I was young though, a basic shoe box covered in construction paper and stickers was as creative I ever got but now a days, Valentine boxes are works of art! 

 I’ve rounded up 14 creative Valentine boxes that you can create with your kiddo to take to school that they will absolutely love!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What type of Valentine boxes have you created in the past? 
 
 
Stay tuned next month when we begin a whole new topic of must have posts! 
 
 


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15 Heart Shaped Foods

Hello friends! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! Kara from Mine for the Making here this week to share 15 Heart Shaped Foods… just in time for Valentine’s Day. I absolutely love crafting and food… combining the two is even more fun! So here are some ways you can show a little love in the food you make around Valentine’s Day! 

Hearts just happen to be my favorite shape, so I’ll put all the hearts on all the things if I have an excuse. Even food! Some of these heart food ideas would be great for breakfast, lunch,  dinner, and dessert. 

Here are a few breakfast ideas you might like for Valentine’s Day…

Eggs in a Basket by Juneberry Lane

Nutella and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast by Mel’s Kitchen

Loaded Baked Omelette Muffins by Skinnytaste

These heart shaped foods would be great for lunch or dinner…

Cheese Burger Pockets by Pocket Change Gourmet

Heart Raviolis by Hungry Happenings

Heart Shaped Sushi Rolls by Holly’s Helpings

Mini Heart Pepperoni Pizzas by Sarah Hearts

Chicken Noodle Soup with heart carrots by Recipe by Photo

Heart Cheese Quesadillas by Smart School House

 

Heart Shaped Monte Cristo by Williams Sonoma

Heart Shaped Calzones by Messy Aprons

Veggie Salad of Hearts by Jo and Sue

Heart Shaped Grilled Cheese and Creamy Tomato Soup by Make Myself a Home

These recipes would be delicious for Valentine’s Day dessert…

Sweet Heart Cherry Pies by Cake Student

Pear Raspberry Heart Pies by Martha Stewart 

So there you have it… 15 *unique* heart shaped foods that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Do you make something special for this holiday?

Join us next week for even more Must Have Craft Tips!

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15 Sweet and Simple Heart Projects to Sew

Hello friends! Welcome to another week of fun Must Have Craft Tips!

We are just a few week’s away from Valentine’s Day so I thought it would be fun to show you some tips on adding hearts to all the things! Clothes, home decor, even gift ideas. The fun thing about sewing with hearts is that it works for year round projects too – everyone loves hearts! So let’s dive right in!

Hearts on Clothing

Felt Elbow Patches

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Valentine Skirt

Sweetheart Apron

Sweetheart apron

Heart in Hand Gloves

Playground Patches

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Heart Jean Patches

Quick Heart Inspired Gifts

Felt Handwarmers

Heart Sachets

Felt and Fabric Heart Sachet Valentines - love these! They would be such great gifts!

Sweetheart Zipper Pouch

Sweetheart Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial.. a cute and simple Valentine's Day Sewing Project

Heart Wristlet

Sweet Heart Wristlet Pattern + Tutorial « Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog:

Heart Bookmarks

Quilty Hearts

Simple Heart Quilt

Be Good to your Heart Block

Big Love Quilt

Pixelated Heart Quilt

Front of Heart Quilt

Have you ever sewn up a heart project? Tell us about it in the comments!

Make sure you check back next week for more tips and inspiration!

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Clever, Printable, Free School Valentines

Happy New Year, everyone! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with the first Must Have Craft Tips of 2017!

This month we are turning our focus towards Valentine’s Day. There are so many fun aspects of this holiday of love: kid crafts, decorations, artwork, and any number of DIY projects. And, of course, Valentines!

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
My boys love trading Valentines with their friends at school. In fact, I think that all of the children (and their parents) do since each year my little guys receive more and more clever, crafty Valentines from their friends! And, of course, we pass them out, too. I have gathered several CLEVER, PRINTABLE, and FREE school Valentines you can send along with your kids to school on February 14th!

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Pokémon Valentines from Tattered & Inked

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Cookie Cutter Valentines from The Scrap Shoppe

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Tic Tac Toe Valentines from Nest of Posies

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Watercolor Valentines from A Glimpse Inside

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Mustache Valentines from Mine for the Making

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Valentine Coloring Bookmarks from I Should be Mopping the Floor

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Star Wars Valentines from The Idea Room

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Battlefield Valentines from Love and Marriage

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Emoji Valentines from Landeelu

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Homemade Glitter Chalk Valentines from The Scrap Shoppe

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Kool-Aid Valentines from My Name is Snickerdoodle

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Kiss & Hug Valentines from Mine for the Making

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Paper Fortune Cookie Valentines from Evermine

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Pink Eraser Valentines from Paging Supermom

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Cutie Valentines from It’s Always Autumn

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
LEGO Valentines from The Scrap Shoppe

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Glow Stick Valentines from Little Bins for Little Hands

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Aren’t these school Valentines adorable? Check back next week for our next Valentine’s Day installment of Must Have Craft Tips!

 

 

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Rudolph Pencils

Hello there makers! I have a quick and easy Christmas craft that the kids will love! They make great little gifts to pass out in class, to your teammates, and to your friends. Today I am going to show you how to make Rudolph Pencils!

In a few easy steps with a minimal supplies, you can make these adorable pencils for under $5. 

You will need:

  • Christmas pencils
  • brown pipe cleaners
  • red mini pom poms
  • mini googley eyes
  • small gold bells
  • glue gun and glue sticks (or craft glue for the little ones)

To make the pencils, just watch the video where I show you how to make a Rudolph Pencil in under a minute. 


 

First, slide the gold bell half way down a brown pipe cleaner. Then twist the pipe cleaner to the pencil, making sure it’s tight. Accordion fold both ends of the pipe cleaner and then stretch out a bit. Hot glue the mini red pom pom to the bell and the googley eyes above the bell, onto the pencil. DONE! It’s that easy. Repeat until you finish your pencil pack and then pass them out to your friends for Christmas.

If you like these Rudolph Pencils, you’ll probably like the printable Build a Snowman game and the Candy Cane Ornaments for kids too!

I hope y’all have a great weekend. Happy Christmas crafting!

15 Ways to Display Holiday Cards

Hello friends! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! Kara from Mine for the Making here this week to share 15 Ways to Display Holiday Cards. I absolutely love holiday cards and always have. For years I didn’t know how to put them on display to show them off, but I love all the ways others have found to incorporate cards into their holiday decor. 

There are so many fun ways to display your holiday cards. Some ways require a DIY project and others are just creatively hung or strung. I really love them all, but first let’s take a look at some of the card displays that require you to build something. Most of these projects are simple DIYs.

This Wooden Christmas Tree Card Holder has clothespins to clip the cards on and a hook so you can slip the holder onto a door. I also like the free standing Tree Card Holder.

This Christmas Card Holder is made using wood with a couple of slits to slip cards into. Simple yet so pretty.

This card display requires wood and ribbon! How cute!

I have always wanted to make one of these framed chicken wire displays! I love how the cards look on it!

This frame turned card holder is a fun craft…. just grab your trim and ribbon!

This board card display looks simple to make and like you can display quite a few cards!

If you know me, then you know I love a good sign. This wood sign card display is one of my very favorites and one I know I could make.

This mousetrap Christmas card display is so creative and fun!!

Who knew there were so many things you could build or make in order to display your holiday cards in such a pretty way! Now let’s take a look at some of the creative ways to hang your cards.

Hang your holiday cards from vintage windows, with washi tape in the shape of a tree, or string them on an old ladder

I love the look of the cards hanging from the garland on the doorway, the staircase, and the chalkboard wall! Such pretty displays for Christmas. 

There you have it, friends… 15 ways to display your holiday cards. What creative ways do you display your holiday cards?

Check back next Friday for more tips!  

 

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