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The Coolest Easter Basket Ideas for Every Budget When I was little, my mom would put together the most elaborate Easter baskets for my brother and I. Every single year. And while the idea of an Easter basket typically feels a bit cheesy, those baskets she made for us never were. They were filled with our favorite things.

Egg Shaped Easter Topiary Why hide your eggs when you can put them on display? We're putting a spring spin on topiaries this year with our egg shaped Easter topiary. This Easter project is extremely easy. All you have to do is gather the tools and materials listed below and follow our simple steps.

Sponsored post: How to make pink ombré candles We show you how to make some in this easy tutorial from Owl and Accordion, in association with Homecrafts. Step 1. Start by preparing your mould. Make sure it's clean and dry on the inside.

Printable Unicorn Party Decor We have assembled everything you need to create your own enchanting unicorn celebration. Scroll down for some unicorn party inspiration to tickle your fantasy fancy. Feel free to coordinate all of these projects to make your party dreams come true. Stay magical crafters!

Birthday Cake Edible Playdough: Sue Hendra Cake Activity 1 Tablespoon cream of tartar. 1 Drop glycerine. 1 Tablespoon cornflour. In a bowl pour in the cake mix, cream of tartar, cornflour and glycerine. I've added some oil but as cake mix can be quite greasy you could possibly do without this, the glycerine makes the playdough more shiny but if you don't have any it's optional so don't worry!

FREE Crafty Maths Boardgame! The bank holiday is coming and we know you'll be looking for fun and crafty ways to entertain the family. We've come up with this fun and simple boardgame which will get everyone together!

How To Perfect Your Skills With Calligraphy Practice Sheets Are you ready to master your calligraphy skills? You and me both! That's precisely why I decided to create this post; packed FULL of calligraphy practice sheets. So you can master brush calligraphy or script calligraphy. The drills are particularly helpful!

Make Bunny Pancakes for Easter! These are the Rabbit Rider jammies from Hanna Andersson. So once you've got your jammie game on point, get your pancake game rocking! I learned a few things with my XO pancakes that helped the bunnies go pretty nicely. Step 1: Mix up your favorite pancake batter from scratch or from a box.

Flying Bird Craft I set things up with a string that I tied from a door handle to the back of a chair and showed Ethan how we could slide a clothes peg along the string to make it fly across so that he could make a bird and attach it to the clothes peg to make it fly along the string.

3D Thursday - An Abstract Experiment In Pebble Painting A little bit of an experiment this week. I have been seeing a fair bit of pebble painting going on around the internet so I thought that I could see what I could do with that concept in conjunction with my CoLiDo 3D Compact printer.

Love for Coffee beans with Stampin’ Up! Coffee Break and Glitter! #1 Demonstrator Pootles - Love for Coffee beans with Coffee Break and Glitter! Oh I so love this card! As you may know, I had my birthday last week and my lovely husband bought me a Nespresso Expert and Milk Machine that is bluetooth friendly!

DIY Easter Pinata: Prepare For a Smashing Easter Holiday! At Create and Craft we love any excuse to get the kids crafting - so when we saw Helen Kirkham's fantastic Easter Pinata Chick we simply LOVED it! This adorable DIY pinata will provide plenty of fun - first when they make it… and then again when they smash it to get their hands on all the yummy treats inside!

The Cats Whiskers… Don't forget to join me at 6pm tonight on Hochanda for the launch of the Brand New Izink Diamonds from Crafts Too. I have had a fabulous few days making samples and have loved working with this product! I thought i would hare the Diamonds and one off the new stencil sets i designed exclusively for the show.

Quick Quick Easter Makes I frequently forget that over the years I have made loads of crochet patterns which are great for Easter. There are a number of patterns which are perfect for a non-chocolatey gift on this very blog. You are welcome. But also don't forget that my books also have some cute bunny makes.

15 Bunny Crafts for Kids Check out the links at the bottom of this page for more parent approved Easter and spring crafts and activities for kids. Shape rabbit craft from Housing A Forest. Bobble head rabbit from Fireflies and Mudpies. Paper plate rabbits from Kids Craft Room.

Floral Watercolor Easter Brunch Menu Featuring gorgeous watercolors by Lia's daughter, Emily Blue of @spellbound_blue, these brunch menus are both printable and customizable. So bring out the ham, deviled eggs, and that delicious trifle… it's time for brunch! Browse more Easter projects here.

Quick & Easy Easter Cards + Free Printable! Make these quick and easy Easter cards with the free Easter Bunny printable included with the tutorial. Add some glitter glue, or other embellishments to bring your card to life. It makes a great Easter activity for the kids!

Simple and Pretty Sponge Flower Painting Sponge Flower Painting is simple and easy and creates the prettiest flower pictures! We love how easy this sponge painting technique is even for very young children. This is a flower art that's great for kids across the ages and is a wonderful way to celebrate Spring and Summer.

Star Garland and Confetti This star garland and confetti will have you believing in magic. We love the shine and holographic effect this paper gives. The best thing about this project is how simple it is to make. Just gather the tools and materials listed below to whip up some whimsy with us.

How To Make Notebooks Using Greetings Cards. Raise your hand if you have more notebooks than you'll ever need but can't help buying more. Yeah, me too 😉 I'm a bit of a notebook-aholic. I have all different shapes and sizes but absolute favourites are the pocket size notebooks you can pop in your bag.

I Like This Poem - World Poetry Day Today is World Poetry Day, and even though I am rubbish at writing poems, I do enjoy reading them! When I was younger I used to go to Dacia Stevens Stage School - a local drama school, from about the age of 5 to 11. This photo is of the class I used to attend.

Worldwide Wednesday - Rory Walker, Illustrator, Teacher, Mentor, Painter, Print Maker and Father Occasionally, in this creative life, someone comes along that single-handedly reignites your passion for creativity and inspires you to go out and explore more, without even knowing it. This week I was able to get a Worldwide Wednesday feature written up about one of those inspirational people.

Metallic Heat Embossed Bag using Eclectic Expressions #1 Demonstrator Pootles - Metallic Heat Embossed Bag using Eclectic Expressions. Oh I love it! How pretty is this bag? I love to heat emboss metallics onto dark colours and these are just striking. I decided to use the sparkly image from the Eclectic Expressions stamp set as my background and dropped the embossing powder over the top.

Kew Gardens in March: the Orchids Festival Sitting down to write this blog post I've realised how terribly timed it is - here I am blogging about the annual Orchids Festival at Kew Gardens when this year's festival has literally just finished and you'll have to wait a whole year to see it for yourself.

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