Happy Easter Decoration

Happy Easter!
(created by Sophia Vida)

Jump into Spring with this easy and fun Easter project. With bunnies, flowers and more!!!

For this project you will need:

– 3.75″ x 3.75″ thick border wood frame
– Foam Easter decorations
– 2-3/4″ Square pre-made wooden Happy Easter Sentiment
– 1-1/2″ wide wired ribbon
– White butterfly ribbon
– White pom-pom ribbon
– Back of bunny stamp (found this in the $1 section of the craft store)
– 4″ square aqua blue cardstock
– Acrylic Paint: Yellow and White
– Dark brown water based marker
– Staz-On Stone Gray Ink
– Stickles: Stardust and Cotton Candy (Pink)
– 3.75″ Square Aqua Blue Cardstock
– Aleenes Tacky Glue
– 3/4″ Flat Paint Brush
– Spotter Brush
– 2 Plastic Coated Paper Plates
– Paper Towels
– Container with clean water to rinse the brushes
– Fine Grit Sandpaper

  1. Remove the center cardboard from the frame. Cut a 3.75″ square from the aqua blue cardstock to cover this piece entirely. Glue onto the cardboard.
  2. Put glue on the back of your wooden Easter sentiment and adhere to the middle of the aqua cardboard from step 1. Hold it in place on the frame to make sure you have good placement. Remove again and set aside. Let dry. 
  3. Sand any rough edges on the frame and wipe off any dust with a paper towel.
  4. Semi mix equal amounts of white and yellow paint on the paper plate. Using the 3/4″ flat brush paint your frame (front and sides). By not fully blending the two colors and leaving the paint a little swirly, you will have light and dark variations in your paint. Let dry.
  5. If you like you can lightly sand the edges and sides of your frame for a distressed look. Wipe off any dust with a paper towel.
  6. Ink you bunny stamp with the Staz On ink and stamp a bunny image slightly offset on the left bottom corner. Repeat for the right bottom corner. Let dry.
  7. Add a small amount of white paint to the paper plate and paint the bunnies using the spotter brush. If you go over the stamped lines you can fill them in later with a permanent fine tip black marker.
  8. Color a small spot on the paper plate with a dark brown marker. Dip your spotter brush in the water and pick up a small amount of the dark brown ink. Add a little shading to the ears, head and body. Let dry.
  9. Cut a white pom-pom and glue one on the stamped bunny image for the tail. Repeat for the second bunny.
  10. Add your foam Easter stickers to the bottom and sides of the frame.      
  11. Cut 2 butterflies from your ribbon and glue them to the left and right middle side of your frame. Cut 2 more butterflies and glue them to the left and right top side of the frame.
  12. Add startdust stickles to the wings of the butterflies. Add cotton candy stickles to the body of the butterflies. Let dry.
  13. Make your bow with your 1-3/4 ribbon. Glue to the top center of your frame. I prefer wired ribbon for this type of project because you can easily shape your bow.
  14. Insert your Easter sentiment back into the frame.  Voila! You have a beautiful Easter decoration!

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this Happy Easter Decoration!

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Autumn Wheat Centerpiece

Autumn Wheat Centerpiece
(created by Sophia Vida)

For this project you will need:

– 2 bundles of wheat
– 2 yds of 2-1/2″ Wide Harvest Colored Wired Ribbon
– 1 piece coordinating pipe cleaner stem to match your ribbon
– 24″ Floral Wire
– Wire Cutters
– Scissors
– 1 large rubber band
– 1 book 6-7″ in length and about 1″ thick (be creative there are so many things you can use for this – it doesn’t have to be exact)

This is a super easy fun project to make that looks great as a table centerpiece or home decor. The wheat bundles can be found at your local craft or grocery stores this time of year. Depending on the size of the wheat bundle, you may want to purchase 2 so that when combined your finger tips can almost wrap around the base.

  1. Put your wheat together in one bundle and secure with the rubber band.
  2. Using the wire cutters, cut a 24″ piece of floral wire and wrap it around the middle of the stem of the bundle several times and twist the ends closed. Cut off any excess with the cutters and tuck the ends back into the bundle so you won’t get poked.
  3. Work the bottom part of the wheat stems and spread them a little to make it stand.
  4. Cut about a 15″ piece of ribbon and wrap it around the bundle covering the floral wire and tie it off. Tuck the ends back under the ribbon.
  5. Using your remaining ribbon, leave a 6″ piece of ribbon loose then start wrapping the ribbon lengthwise around your book. You should make 3 complete circles around the book and end up with about a 8″ piece of ribbon for the other end. (Note: Each wrap around the book equals two loops on the bow)
  6. Carefully slide the ribbon off the book and pinch it together in the center. Using the pipe cleaner stem wrap it around the center and twist.
  7. Bring the longer end piece back around the front to make a loop and secure it with the pipe cleaner stem through the middle of the loop. Then secure the bow with the pipe cleaner stem to the ribbon around the base of the wheat bundle.
  8. Cut the ends of the ribbon so they are both about the same length.
  9. Shape your bow and end pieces. Voila! You have a beautiful autumn centerpiece.

Tips: For extra pizzaz, add some dried florals or colorful feathers to your centerpiece. Also, if bow making is not your thing, just buy a pre-made bow and attach it to your bundle with coordinating ribbon.

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this Autumn Wheat Centerpiece!

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