A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

Happy Easter Weekend!

Enjoy your Easter! A few more ideas to take you into a beautiful holiday weekend…

Favorite Holiday Easter Ideas | PepperDesignBlog.com

I’m a sucker for a beautiful cake and I love the wispy chocolate sides (marshmallows are the secret) and the sugar top of this guy.

Here’s another no-dye Easter egg decorating idea to try (perfect for day-before-festivities egg decorating this weekend). Our no-dye idea from this year here.

Ombre Easter eggs.

I made my own shape-topped containers for Liv’s art table (I used wooden flowers from a puzzle) but I might like these bunny jars even more.

Such an excellent statement piece. I love the idea of creating a faux flower centerpiece for Easter or any other special day. Simple, girly, pretty.

Bunny envelopes! Why didn’t I think of that. Adorable.

These are the most amazing DIY bunny ears I’ve seen! They look pretty simple to recreate, too.

Teal + gold. Still possibly a favorite combination.

Have a beautiful, blessed and smiley weekend with your family. Hopefully Spring has found you wherever you may be!

Easter Craft: Decoupage Egg Kits {with Download}

Decoupage Easter Egg Kits | PepperDesignBlog.com

Instead of dying Easter eggs this year we tackled a technique that I’ve been meaning to try for a while. With seven of Liv’s little friends over, we threw a Spring Party and tried out decoupaging.

Glassine bag kits were an easy way to contain this fun little Easter egg decorating craft for the kids.

Decoupage Easter Egg Kits - Printing on Glassine Bags | PepperDesignBlog.com

These little kits made clean up a breeze as well (and something that kids can participate in), since everyone simply swept leftover bits and pieces from the finished project back into their bag.

I chose glassine (sort of similar to wax paper bags) because they’re easy to print on with a home computer. I love that they can be personalized for an event! I found mine here.

Decoupage Easter Egg Kits | PepperDesignBlog.com

Simply place the bag right side down in your printer and print just as if you were printing on regular printer paper. I chose to off center mine for a creative look. You can download my round ‘Spring’ badge here, it will look best on a white bag.

Then off to fill the bags!

Supplies for very simple decoupaging include tissue paper shapes, a glue and water mixture, brushes and eggs. To cut out tissue paper circles, I used a craft punch with a layer of printer paper (construction would work well too) over the top. Tissue paper is just too thin on its own and will result in frayed edges and a jammed craft punch.

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Decoupage Easter Egg Kits | PepperDesignBlog.com

We added two hard boiled eggs and a spongy brush to each bag as well.

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Every 2-3 kids shared a water and glue mixture. I used craft glue and a ratio of roughly 1 part glue to 4 parts water.

Decoupage Easter Egg Kits | PepperDesignBlog.com

Then with kit in tow, the kids set off to create!

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

The group of 8 kids were between the ages of 1 and 4, so I was impressed with the finished results ;). If you’re decoupaging with a more serious bunch, you might consider using blown out eggs and finishing with a spray lacquer or varnish to help preserve.

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

This was an easy project with easy cleanup, perfect for a group of preschoolers!

PS count down to Easter! The full party is chronicled over here with more Easter ideas to share here.

A Spring Party

Did anyone catch the lunar eclipse last night? We stood outside huddling on the deck at about 11pm to watch the moon turn a beautiful dark orange. Wow!

We celebrated the arrival of spring a few weeks ago with a little outdoor party for Liv’s friends. We did something similar last year as a ‘just because it’s summer’ sort of thing and it was a lot of fun. A good reason to all get together and play.

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Easter is just around the corner, so decorating eggs was in order!

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Rather than line up trays of dye, Liv and I created decoupage kits for each of her friends. It kept the mess a bit more contained and was an egg decorating style I hadn’t tried before.

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

I made big and bright tissue paper flowers to line the center of the table which felt a little more kid-friendly than a fabric runner, placemats or pretty napkins.

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

I love how they turned out. I attempted to keep them outdoors for a good week or so to brighten up the deck, it made my day looking out each morning from the kitchen to see such vivid pops of color! But eventually we had an unexpected overnight sprinkle. Womp womp.

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

We served smoothies in plastic cups dipped in matching paint colors as well as little finger food sandwiches for everyone to nibble on. Dessert? Polka dot cupcakes made from giant sheets of candy buttons.

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Teal & Pink Easter/Spring Party | Pepper Design Blog.com

Happy Easter week! I’m off to edit a few photos on some of the details from above, like printing on glassine bags (one of my favorite new discoveries that I’m planning on using again and again).

PS searching for more Easter ideas? Try here. And if you haven’t had a chance to decorate Easter eggs yet, we really went all out last year discovering five gold decorating ideas to try. Highly recommend for a little extra bling.

5 Gold Easter Egg Decorating Idea to Try : PepperDesignBlog.com

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