March 26, 2016

Dirt & Peeps

Happy Easter everyone!

For dessert yesterday I made a variation of dirt & worms that I saw on Pretty Providence via pinterest.

I messed with the recipe a bit to make a more layered treat so here's what I did.

2 packages prepared chocolate pudding
1 package prepared whipped dessert topping (or cool whip, or, if you're feeling decadent whipping cream)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
crushed chocolate cookies
coconut dyed green for grass (put coconut in a bag with a few drops of green food colouring and mix them together)
peeps/marshmallow chicks or bunnies
candy coated chocolate eggs

I mixed the cocoa powder into the dessert topping to make it taste chocolaty.

I layered a full package of pudding at the bottom, half the whipped topping, the second pudding, then the rest of the whipped topping.  To decorate (added just before serving so the crumbs didn't get soggy) I added the cookie crumbs to simulate 'dirt', then the dyed coconut.  I didn't do a full covering of 'grass' since I didn't know if everyone liked coconut.  I then added the peeps and eggs on top.

March 17, 2016

Easel Easter Card

I wanted to do an easel card, so I cut the frame backing out of white cardstock, then a top frame out of cream cardstock.  I decorated the card with some eggs, bits of grass and a bunny I cut out with my Silhouette.  I sponged some green grass in ink to make a background and added some glitter glue to the eggs before gluing everything down.  For the sentiment, I die cut a smaller frame and wrote the sentiment (in German) with a glitter pen.  I added a small jewel to help the card stand open.

March 15, 2016

Fairy Garden Easter Egg

I've had 2 craft ideas lately that I wanted to do: a fairy garden / terrarium and decorated blown Easter eggs.  After talking with a friend, I decided to join those ideas together.

Voila: a fairy garden Easter egg.

I started out by carefully cracking the egg to let the insides out, then broke a decent sized hole in the shell.  I died it with blue food colouring.

For the inside, I took a styrofoam ball and cut it in half, using that as my base.  While school glue didn't work for securing it in place, so I used a bit of hot glue at the front to hold the base in place.  I glued some chunky green glitter down as grass.

I made the little mushroom house out of a light, air drying clay.  I scratched in lines for windows and a door with a pin.  The roof was painted with red nail polish (I forgot to add the white dots).  I coloured in the windows, door, and some 'bricks' with copic markers.  I pushed a small piece of wire into the base, which is how I secured it to the styrofoam ball.

In the background is a pink pipe cleaner tree I made following this tutorial.  Instead of the paint the tutorial suggested to give the branches some definition, I used a bit of glitter glue.  I also added 2 plastic flower clusters from a plastic flower I bought at the dollar store to the front of the house.

To finish off the egg, I wrapped some vine ribbon around the opening, then added a thin ribbon to hang it from.  I also added some butterfly stickers around the shell so it wouldn't look too plain from the back.

March 10, 2016

Easter Card

I started this card with the cardstock I cut a frame out of for another card.  I stretched a piece of loose woven ribbon across the base of the card to act as grass.  I took a piece of white cardstock for the back panel and sponged some grass lines in 2 shades of green ink, and some blue sky with a shade of blue.

I added a rabbit and some easter eggs I'd cut out with my Silhouette.  The bunny I gave an edging of tan ink, the eggs I decorated with glitter glue.  I then glued the panel on.