2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up

2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up
THE HANDMADE HOLIDAY LINK UP IS A LINK PARTY FOR ETSY SHOPS, HANDMADE SHOPS OR A HANDMADE ITEMS THAT YOU SELL

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Etceteras: easter eggs

Here’s an idea if you want to decorate real eggs for Easter – save your cracked egg shells and glue them back together.

This method is ideal if you don’t want to eat dozens of hard boiled eggs or keel over trying to blow the eggs out of their shells. I carefully cracked the eggs open trying not to shatter them too much. I washed them out and left them to dry in a bowl. Once they were dry, I used Aleen’s Tacky Glue and a small paint brush and glued them back together.

To cover the glued crack, I used pieces of fabric and some berries. You can use paper, ribbon or any embellishment.

So next time you’re making scrambled eggs or baking a cake, remember to save your egg shells. By the time Easter is here, you could have a basketful of pretty eggs.




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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Show and Tell: bunny finger puppets

These adorable bunny finger puppets from the Purl Bee are perfect to add to an Easter basket or goodie bag. 

And, according to Molly at the Purl Bee, they’re easy to make.

The Purl Bee provides a material list, a free template download and more pictures with step-by-step instructions on how to make these bunnies.

All photos courtesy of the Purl Bee
I think these would also look great as part of a table centerpiece or as place cards for Easter.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Etceteras: pink berry wreath

I couldn’t resist these stems of pink berries from the dollar store.

I usually go with the “less-is-more” rule but in this case I went with the “more, more, more rule” and layered the clusters of berries all around the wreath.

 
I added a few of the leaves that came with the berries and this pink berry wreath is ready to hang.

A quick and easy project that adds a pop of pink to this room.  




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Monday, March 28, 2011

Etceteras: yarn wrapped plant markers

Don’t you love the look and smell of fresh herbs growing in a kitchen window?

I haven’t planted my herb garden yet but in preparation, I made these plant marker flags.
I started with corn cob sticks and wrapped yarn around the top half. The bottom half will go into the dirt so I wanted to keep that plain.
To identify the herbs, I made little flags and tied them onto the sticks. I used a permanent marker to handwrite the herb names onto the fabric.

Next on my to-do list: buy herb plants and enjoy the fragrance and taste of fresh herbs.



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