Bunny Makeover

I’ve had this cute bunny for years! She has seen better days and has a couple broken spots, but I still bring her out each Easter and put her on my front porch.  I wanted to give her a fresh new look so I took some good ol’ spray paint to her.  I used heirloom white satin finish, gave her one light coat and called it good.

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This is what she looked like before her makeover:

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And this is how she turned out:

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I’m happy with her new look. How do you think she turned out?

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Easter Brunch

Every year for Easter we do a big brunch with the family.  My family rotates who hosts and this year it’s at my aunts.  Which will be so nice to go and enjoy and not have to stress out about all those things you stress out about when you host.  But, a little crazy part of me wishes I was hosting so I could set my table for a Easter brunch!  So, I thought it would be fun to set up my table how I would want it to look anyway.  With Heidi’s help of course!  We made some tissue paper and coffee filter flowers to add to the table decorations, and I love how it turned out.  The best part is I only had to do 4 place settings not the 40 that we usually have when we all get together.

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I’m all about using what you got and getting a little creative with it.  The table runner with the white polka dots is craft paper.  I used sheet moss for under the flowers on the plates. On top of that is the  coffee filter flowers the tutorial we used is here.  The tiny pink tissue paper flowers we made has q-tips in the centers and we hot glued them to the branches.  The tutorial for those flowers are here.  Heidi and I had so much fun getting together to make the flowers.  They were really cheap to make and it adds a lot to the decorations.

So there you go, yes I’m a little nuts but thats what makes me, me!  I think I’ll keep it like this for a while because it make me smile whenever I walk into my dinning room.

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Easter Craft ~ Branch Cross

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I’m all about free craft projects!  I have been wanting to make some crosses for Easter decorations around my house.  I have tons of branches in my backyard so I went outside with some cutters and gathered up some.

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This project was so easy and fast that by the time I was done I had seven!  I think I’ll give a couple away as gifts.  Since I’m not hosting Easter at my house, maybe I bring one for a hostess gift.  I made a couple big ones to put in my urns on my front porch and some little ones to put in the house.  The big ones measured about 2.5 Ft x 15 inches and the littles ones varied in sizes but were around 12 inches x 6 inches.

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After I gathered up some branches and cut them to size I just tied some jute around them and tied it off with a knot in the back.  It was as simple as that.  You can get jute at craft supply stores or at your local hardware store.  I already had some lying around so I used what I had.

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I got an idea to add a little fabric to my cross and I’m still not sure if I love the look.  I asked Heidi what she thought and she said her hubby thought it looked like T.P.  lol!  After he said that I thought  ya, now that you say that it kind of does!  Haha, oh well I just decided to live on the edge and just go with it!  It’s a good reminder to me why we celebrate Easter.

FullSizeRender-5My sister came over and I asked her the same thing, she thought it looked a little over the top. Actually her exact words were “It’s a little crazy!” My sister usually thinks the things I do are a little crazy so I was kind of expecting that.  I really do appreciate their honest opinion.  What do you guys think, yes or no to the fabric?

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Banner for a Friend

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My friend asked me the other day if I would mind making a banner for a memorial she was getting ready for, and of course I said yes!  Banners are one of my favorite things to make.  They’re so easy to pull together and I usually have enough stuff lying around my craft room to pull one together.

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Her only requests were that she wanted it to be simple and black and white.  So I gathered up some supplies and had some fun.

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 These are the two ideas I came up with and let her pick.  Drum roll please… and she decided on the first one!

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I just traced an old banner I had and cut it out.

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I wanted to add a little extra texture so I rubbed chalk along the outside.

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Then I just took a chalk marker and wrote the letters free hand.

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Here is the finished product. She wanted it hung on the palette board I had and it all came together nicely.  It says Richard remembered.

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The memorial was a beautiful tribute and so were the decorations, she did a really good job.  I wish I had more pictures to show you of all the decorations.  You can kind of see the table center pieces in the background of this picture.  She did wood rounds and added cute touches on the top, every table was a little different.

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Decorating my House for St. Patty’s Day

I normally don’t decorate for St. Patrick’s Day but this year I got inspired.  I didn’t do a whole lot just some little touches here and there.  So I thought I would share…

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Here’s my front porch and one thing I have realized is how hard it is to take pictures.  I have a fancy camera that I don’t know how to use.  The sun is never in the right spot among many other issues.  I think I need to take a class!

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I put together a banner for our green dinner the other day so I added it to my wreath when we were all done with it.

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The green polka dot is tissue paper, my porch is covered so I can get away with putting paper products outside for a little while.  Oh and Kitty wanted to be in the photo shoot, she’s such a good model.

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My mantel all dressed up!  I found this “You are my Lucky Charm” print on Pinterest here and it’s free!

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 Ok… I admit once I got started decorating I was having too much fun and didn’t want to stop.  I promise this is the last picture …

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I’m hosting Bunco at my house this month, so I thought it would be fun to decorate a little for the holiday. Now that the decorating is done I need to clean. I don’t know about you, but when I start decorating I make a huge mess. Do you decorate for St. Patrick’s Day?

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