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DIY Easter Chick Treat Bag

DIY Easter Chick Treat Bag DIY Easter Chick Treat Bag
This spring chick is easy to make and simply adorable! Children will love receiving this themed treat bag. Make several of them and display them at your next party or put them in your children’s Easter baskets to add a personal touch.

Time to complete: 10 Minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Clear treat bag
Yellow craft foam sheet
2″ Yellow Pompoms
Hot Glue Gun
Tape
Candy
Orange Felt
Googly eyes
Ribbon
Scissors

Things to do:
1. The first step is making a pattern for the base of the project. This heart shape is sturdy enough to hold up your treat bag, and it looks adorable! I’ve found that the easiest way to make this pattern is to cut a square that is 2 ¾ inches, fold it in half and cut a half heart shape out. For the wings, cut a 2″ by ¾” half circle.
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2. Trace your patterns onto a piece of yellow foam and cut them out.
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3. Fill a plastic bag with an assortment of candy. Fill the bag until it reaches your desired height. Fold the top of the bag over and tape it down so the zipper doesn’t show on the sides.
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4. Use a hot glue gun to attach the candy-filled bag to the heart base.
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5. The next step is creating the head of the chick. Put a little hot glue at the tip of the beak and attach it to the pompom. Hot glue wiggly eyes to the pompom. Once you’ve added the facial features, simply attach the head to the treat bag using hot glue.
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6. Hot glue the wings to the side of the chick.
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7. To finish the project, tie a bow out of ribbon and hot glue it the front of the chick and enjoy!
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DIY Decoupage Easter Eggs

DIY Decoupage Easter Eggs DIY Decoupage Easter Eggs
These decorative eggs are so easy to make and look adorable on display. Have fun experimenting with a variety of patterned paper, creating a collection of festive decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Paper
Mod Podge
Wax Paper
Scissors
Styrofoam eggs
Hemp twine or rick rack ribbon
Paintbrush

Things to do:
1. Cut strips of paper to decorate the egg with. For this tutorial, I’ve chosen to use music paper. Measure the size of the egg to determine how long to cut the strips of paper. My foam eggs are 3 ½”.
2. Use a paintbrush and cover the surface of the egg with Mod Podge.
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3. Lay the strip of paper onto the Mod Podge covered egg and apply a second layer of Mod Podge over the top to secure it.
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4. Continue this process until the entire surface of the egg is covered.
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5. Allow the egg to dry and then apply a second layer of Mod Podge over the surface of the egg. This will add shine and secure the paper.
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6. Once you’re happy with the look, tie a piece of hemp cord or ribbon around the outside of the egg and display it in an Easter basket.
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DIY Burlap Easter Eggs

DIY Burlap Easter Eggs DIY Burlap Easter Eggs
These burlap eggs make the perfect addition to any Easter basket. Place them in a bowl on your counter as decoration or hang them from a piece of string as garland. You’re sure to love these burlap eggs, no matter how you display them.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Burlap fabric
Styrofoam Eggs
Ruler
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Paintbrush
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Count three strands over form the edge of your piece of burlap. Grab a hold of the fourth strand and pull. This step will open up the burlap, allowing you to cut it without it unraveling. Cut the piece of burlap.
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2. Measure the egg to determine how long your strip of burlap needs to be. The egg I am using is 3 1/2″. Cut the strips to fit.
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3. Cover the surface of the foam egg with craft glue. Once the entire surface has a thick coat of glue on it, start covering the surface with strips of burlap. The strips of burlap should overlap slightly. Continue applying strips of burlap until the entire egg is covered.
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4. Allow time for the glue to dry before displaying.

DIY Blooming Tree Branches

DIY Blooming Tree Branches DIY Blooming Tree Branches
The sun is starting to peek through the clouds and the birds are singing. Yes, it’s almost springtime! In preparation for this sweet season, we’re experimenting with blooming branches. This DIY will bring nature indoors, making your house a spring haven.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Branches
Assorted paper
Jute
Scissors
Pen
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is making a heart pattern. The easiest way to do this is to fold a piece of paper in half and cut half of a heart shape. Unfold it, and you’ll be left with a perfect pattern!
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2. Once you’ve cut out your pattern, you’ll want to trace it onto several different kinds of paper. Cut the same number of hearts out of each different piece of paper.
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3. Fold the heart shapes in half, using the handle of your scissors to make a sharp crease.
4. Run a line of hot glue down the crease.
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5. Attach the heart to the branch.
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6. Repeat these steps until the entire branch is covered in blooming hearts.
7. Use jute to tie a decorative bow on the branch.
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DIY Sparkling Easter Eggs

DIY Sparkling Easter Eggs DIY Sparkling Easter Eggs
These sparkling Easter eggs will have everyone wondering how you made them! This craft is so easy and creates a wonderful finished product, making it a great DIY to try with your kids.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 Minutes
Age range: 5 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Wax Paper
Cake Cooling Rack
Epsom Salts
Plastic Eggs
Mod Podge
Paint Brush

Things to do:
1. Cover a plastic egg with a layer of Mod Podge. Be sure to cover the entire surface.
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2. Once you have a thick layer of Mod Podge, cover the egg with Epsom salts. I’ve found that the best way is to pour a pile of Epsom salts onto a piece of wax paper and roll the egg around in it.
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3. Allow the egg to dry completely before displaying it. Place is on a cooling rack for a few hours to ensure it’s totally dried. Make several sparkle eggs in different colors to create a beautiful and festive display.

Easter Egg Wreath Tutorial

Easter Egg Wreath Tutorial Easter Egg Wreath Tutorial
If you’re looking for a beautiful way to adorn your door this Easter season, then this DIY Easter wreath tutorial was made for you! In just a few simple steps, you can create a customized wreath that you’re sure to love.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Age range: 10 and Up *Younger ages may need help with the hot glue gun
Time to complete: 30 Minutes

Things you’ll need:
Grapevine Wreath Form
Hot Glue Gun
Decorative Eggs
Ribbon Bows
Moss
Pip berry pick

Things to do:
1. The first step is gluing Easter eggs onto the wreath form. I’ve found that hot glue works best, because it holds the eggs securely in place. Add as many eggs as you want, until you find a look that you like.
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2. The next step is adding moss. Use hot glue and attach moss to the wreath form in-between the eggs. Fill the entire wreath with moss.
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3. Add dried flowers and bows sporadically around the wreath. These add a little more decoration and complete the look of the wreath.
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4. Have fun using a variety of colors and experiment with different decorations to create a wreath that you love!
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St. Patrick’s Day Gift Bow

St. Patricks Day Gift Bow St. Patricks Day Gift Bow
While St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a traditional gift giving holiday, there are, of course, time when you do want to give someone more than just the gift of the gab on that green themed day. These little gift toppers take the place of a bow in true leprechaun style and are sure to add a little bit of magic to the day!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes plus dry time

Things you’ll need:
Mini top hats
Green and gold spray paint
Glitter spray
Gold burlap ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Narrow ribbon
Scissors

Things to do:
1. In a well ventilated area, spray your top hats green and/ or gold in several thin coats, being sure to let each coat dry before adding the next.
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2. Once the initial color is dry, top it with a generous layer of glitter spray. Allow the glitter to dry thoroughly before proceeding.
3. Tie ribbon around the hats as desired, finishing with a bow or a knot as desired!
4. Cut a length of burlap ribbon to fit around your package and glue the tiny hat on.
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DIY Leprechaun Hair Clips

DIY Leprechaun Hair Clips DIY Leprechaun Hair Clips
Top of the Morning to You! That’s right, it’s about that time of year when the leprechauns leave their gold out and everyone is wearing green! These cute little hair clips will get you in the St Patrick’s Day mood and a bit of the Emerald Isle to your outfit. Be sure to attach the bobby pins flat side to the hat so that the both adhere to the hat well and hold better in your hair.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 10 minutes plus dry time

Things you’ll need:
Tiny top hats
Green and/or gold spray paint
Glitter spray
Bobby pins
Narrow yellow ribbon
Scissors
Super glue

Things to do:
1. In a well ventilated and covered work area, spray paint your hats with two or three coats of paint and then one of glitter, allowing each layer to dry before adding the next.
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2. Wrap ribbon around each hat and trim so that the ends just overlap, secure the ribbons in place with a drop of super glue.
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3. Flip the hats bottom side up and glue the bobby pin flat sides down to the hats. Allow them to dry completely before wearing.
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DIY Gold Strings Lights

DIY Gold Strings Lights DIY Gold Strings Lights
Christmas might be over, but that’s no reason to put away all the twinkle lights! Turn them into an year round decor piece with a little time and paint and you’ll end up with something fun and fabulous! While any color can be used here, gold makes an excellent pairing with the glow of the lights and is perfect indoors or out.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 1 hour plus dry time

Things you’ll need:
Strings lights, either traditional or LED bulb style
Gold plate spray paint
Masking tape and/ or paper towels

Things to do:
1. Before you begin to paint, you’ll need to mask off or remove the bulbs from your lights. If you are using non-removable LED bulbs, wrap the glass of each bulb in a small piece of masking tape. If you are using traditional lights or LED lights with removable bulbs, pull out each bulb, set it aside, and stuff a small piece of paper towel into the cavity where the bulb was. Repeat for all the lights on the strand.
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2. Mask off the prongs of your plug or, if you are using solar lights, the end of the wire and the solar panel using tape and paper towels to cover the unit.
3. In a well ventilated area, spray the lights with thin coats of paint on a covered work surface, turning the strand over as each coat dries to make sure the whole things is well covered.
4. Once the cords and bulb bases are painted and dry, remove the masking or paper towels and replace the bulbs on the removable style strands. Plug in and enjoy!

Hands and Feet Love Print

Hands and Feet Love Print Hands and Feet Love Print
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I always like to think up something fun and meaningful to send off to the grandparents and other family members from the kids. This year we are spreading the love with some fun hand and footprint art that I know the grands will treasure forever!

Time required: 20 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy

Things you’ll need:
Canvas or heavy cardstock
Red craft paint
Foam brush

Things to do:
1. Paint the bottom of each foot and press onto the lower left hand side of the canvas so that the heels over lap to create a V.
2. Paint one hand and press it onto the upper right corner of the canvas. This will serve as the O.
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3. Using your paintbrush, paint, or allow your child to paint, an L in the upper left corner and an E in the lower right corner to finish. Allow the paint to dry.
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