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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter In A Jar

Here is a little something that I threw together 
last year when trying to spruce up my 
breakfast bar for spring.

I had trouble trying to come up with a name for 
this thing. Basically it's a decorated mason jar 
with 3 Easter eggs on candy sticks!

Materials needed:

Mason Jar
Scrapbook Paper
Candy Sticks
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Spray Glue or Mod Podge
Foam Easter Eggs
Basket Filler
& Whatever you may have lying 
around to decorate the eggs.

The mason jar embellishments are pretty self explanatory so I won't dwell on instructions for that.

For the eggs: 
Poke the candy sticks through the foam eggs and secure with a little hot glue.

I wrapped one egg in what I call furry wool!
One in twine that I painted a lime green 
(securing the twine & wool with hot 
glue throughout  the wrapping process).
And one I covered with glitter (use the spray 
glue or Mod Podge for this)...gotta love me 
some glitter!
I filled the jar with basket filler to give the sticks a little something to rest in allowing more control of how they are positioned in the jar. And that's it!

Imagine Improvise & Invent

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Monday, March 26, 2012

A half dozen eggs

I have been experimenting with more paper punched eggs. I have a flower punch that is relatively small 
so I figured I'd give it a try.
Click here to see my other paper punched Easter 
eggs and for a mini tutorial.
The only thing I did differently with these eggs is I painted the foam eggs a pastel turquoise before pinning the paper petals.

I picked up a cute little glass stand at Winners that I thought was perfect for spring and while grocery shopping I snagged an awesome 6 egg holder for .94 cents! The eggs look sweet in both displays.

Here are a few pics...

Imagine, Improvise, Invent


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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Make the Scene Monday # 18

It`s Make the Scene Monday time again!

Who is up for some



It will be a late night for me, it doesn't air here 
until 10:30pm and it's a 2hr premier, geesh!
I'll be sleepy eyed tomorrow.

Here are the top viewed links from last week 

Laughter and Grace

My Easter Mantel

Vixen Made

Fabric Covered Dollar Store Baskets


Burlap Home Wall Art Frames

Grab a feature button ladies! 
If you haven't already, be sure to "linky" follow - let me know and I'll follow you back!

Click here to follow this blog and view my other followers...

Lets get this party started!
I would love for you to follow me via GFC, FB, Twitter or Pinterest but it's not a rule :) But if you decide to follow me, leave a comment and I'll follow you right back!
I just have a couple of incey weencey rules and they are that you keep it family-friendly, and that you not link directly to your shop. I would love to host a giveaway if you want to promote your business!

Happy Monday everyone!



Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Spring Wreath

I have been lovin' the
that I've seen around lately. 
I put it on my to do list except I kinda cheated.

I saw one at Wal-Mart and figured it was 
just as cheap to buy the pre-made 
wreath as it was to buy the wreath 
form & moss to make my own.

So I opted for the easy way out, but I 
dressed the wreath up a little. I added 
the tulips which I bought at the Dollar Store 
and I added the chipboard stickers 
that I already had on hand.

She's a beauty now....

Imagine, Improvise & Invent

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Mother's Day Printable

Hi everyone!
I know it's a little early to be talking
about Mother's Day....
most of us are still decorating for Easter!

I had an idea to do a

Mother's Day

printable and it was so quick and easy to put
together that I figured I'd post it early.

I have a framed & no frame version in 8x10.

Download 8x10 No Frame

Download 8 x 10 Frame

Imagine, Improvise & Invent

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Scrapbook Paper Easter Tree

I really enjoyed putting this tree together with the help of my awesome daughter.
We used a hand drawn cardboard leaf as the template and traced it onto the most beautiful scrapbook paper from Glimpses, please click here to check out their products - you won`t be disappointed!
Then my daughter cut out all of those leaves for me!

The branch is one from my yard, the vase I picked 
up at Winners...I just couldn't resist - it`s beautiful.
I placed some yellow Easter basket filler in 
the bottom and then the pastel Easter eggs 
to hold the branch in place.

All of the leaves were hot glued on, but it 
was very quick...just dab and stick.

Glimpses has a wide variety of paper craft products and they are all wonderful, the latest designs & colors and the paper quality is fabulous.

Imagine, Improvise & Invent

The 36th AVENUE

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