Easter Tablescape with Some Easter Diy’s

Today my friends Terrie and Tammy and I are continuing our Easter decorating series. On Wednesday we showed you some Easter table decor we made. Today we are each showing our Easter tablescapes.

If you would like to see how I made the centerpiece you can see it here.

At each place setting I wrapped my grey napkins around a wooden egg and tied the top with some lace to resemble bunny ears.

For Name cards I cut out a bunny shape and punched a hole near where the tail would be and stuck a faux flower in the hole. Make sure there is a stem to help support the shape. It would be beautiful using a rela carnation too.

I also make a no sew bunny table runner. I will share how I made that in tomorrows post.

Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate everyone of you!! Now be sure and stop by my friends to see what they have done.

Terrie-

https://decorateandmorewithtip.com/

Tammy- https://patinaandpaint.com/

How I am Decorating My Hutch for Spring/Easter

Today I am joining Terrie and Tammy to share how we are decorating our hutch’s for Spring Easter time.

I have been adding bunnies and some florals around the home for Easter time.

I love this time of year when the grass has hope of getting green and the trees and bushes start to bud. All the birds have been singing loudly every morning.

I recently added some new wallpaper in the living room. It is about a quarter of the way up on the big window wall. So I decided to add some to the back of my hutch on this end of the room. I am obsessed with this wallpaper. It is so soft in colors and just makes me happy. That is what decorating your home is about, what makes you and your family smile when they come in.

Then I decided to add in some of my collection of Milk Glass, and some very light blue planters I had. I haven’t put plants in them yet, I am looking for just the right one.

On the bottom shelf I added my little cubby I had gotten at Goodwill a couple of years ago. I added some roses inside a couple of drawers to tie in with the wallpaper. I also added my Variegated Pothos from Plants.com

I added in some Ironstone with some faux Tulips. On the top shelf I added some vintage architectural pieces and some bunnies. These little vintage looking bunnies are so adorable in person. They are from Old World Christmas, such a good price and so cute!

Here are some items similar to mine.

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There you have it my hutch decorated for Spring. Be sure and visit my friends below to see their beautiful hutch’s.

I Needed a new Shelf, So I Made One Out of Hula Hoops. Hula Hoop Shelf.

Today I am sharing with you How I made a shelf out of hula hoops. It was much easier than I thought, I think the hardest thing was covering up the bright green of the hula hoop. I used an automotive black spray paint and that seemed to hold up the best. When I just used regular outdoor spray paint it seemed to peel as I turned them over to paint the other side. I also decided to put some polyurethane over it after it was all done.

I made this for my daughter to store some products on and also some green plants.

First I found both of my hoops were not exactly the same. So I took it apart at the same and cut the plastic part to measure the same as my other one. Then just snapped it back together and added a little glue to secure it. Then I spray painted both hoops, it took three coats.

I let these dry a couple of days just because I was worried about them chipping. I measured how big I needed my boards and cut them to size. I wanted two boards on this shelf. Then I drilled holes into each side towards the bottom and then screwed my board on each side of one hula hoop. I then flipped it over and did the same and made sure that first board was level.

Then I did the same for the second shelf. Making sure everything was level. This part literally took fifteen minutes. The longest part was waiting for the paint to adhere. I also am going to spray paint some L brackets and screw to the top shelf for hanging. This way it is not hanging from just the hula hoop.

Decorating in the Kitchen for Spring

Today I am joining my friends Tammy from @patinaandpaint and Terrie from https://decorateandmorewithtip.com/ as we decorate our countertops for kitchen. Today I am showing you my open shelving, island and countertops.

I added just a little bit of bunnies to the open shelving. I used my cricut to cut out some bunnies and put them on blocks I had stained.

I also added a green basket with flowers. I love bringing out the blooms real and faux for Spring and Summer. I used one of my vintage wood bowls and filled it with some faux speckled eggs.

On the island I put a vignette together of my watering can, a vintage jar filled with speckled eggs and blooms and some of the Target Dollar Spot bunnies.

These little vintage looking bunnies from @oldworldchristmas are so cute and go perfect in a vignette.

At my coffee station I just added some of my favorite white Tulips with my jadeite dishes.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my kitchen. Tomorrow we will be sharing on our Facebook pages a craft we have made for our countertops.

Now stop by my friends blogs to see how they have decorated you will get so much inspiration!

Terrie

https://patinaandpaint.com/easter-in-the-kitchen-2/Tammy

Coconut Nests with Chocolate

Today I am sharing another fun and easy Spring treat that I am making for Easter. These were so fun to make and tasted so good I may have ate a couple and had to make new ones before I got the pictures taken. I love coconut in almost anything and so these were right up my ally. My hubby not so much a fan but after he tasted them with the chocolate in the nests he loved them.

Here is what you need, coconut, white or dark melting chocolate and whatever eggs you prefer to put in the nests.

Mix your sugar, egg whites and salt together and then add in the coconut. Stir well. Spray your mini muffin pan and add about a tablespoon of the coconut. Make a well in the center and bake at 300 degrees for twenty to thirty minutes.

Let the nests cool when done baking. Then melt your chocolate in thirty second intervals until melted.

Add In about a tablespoon or however full you want the nest to be. Just remember you are adding some eggs in.

I added my eggs after the chocolate dried just because my hubby wanted to eat them separate. Yes he is my tester and loves it. But for Easter I am going to put the eggs in when the chocolate is drying. To help glue them into the nests.

Here is another recipe I made for Easter treats.

Chocolate Coconut Nests

So fun t make for the kiddos.

Equipment

  • 1-2 Mini muffin pans

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Egg whites Mixed up
  • 1/4 t Salt
  • 1 Package Coconut
  • 1/2 Bag Melting Chocolate
  • 36 Candy eggs

Instructions
 

  • Mix sugar, salt and whipped egg whites together.
  • Add coconut and stir well.
    Spray your mini muffin pan and add a tablespoon of the coconut to each.
    Make a well in the center.
    Bake on 300 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
    Melt your chocolate
    Add a tablespoon to each well after the nests have cooled.
    Add in however many of theeggs you want.

How I Made an Easter Bunny Coaster

Easter is on it’s way so I am busy making all the cute crafts for it. Today is a bunny coaster. These do not have to be for Easter they can be out for Spring and Summer. I used the thick jute from the dollar store and the think white rope from the dollar store. I liked using the white one the best, it is softer and easier to handle. I think they would be cute in the jute twine too.

Make a loop and put some hot glue where you start and end the first loop. Then just keep gluing and wrapping around to for as big of circle as you like.

When you get towards the end then make sure you have enough to make one of the ears. Hot glue both sides of that ear.

Now make a loop from another piece of the rope for the other ear and hot glue that on. For the white one I used some twine to tie each ear together.

I then tied a bow with ribbon for the one ear to make it look cute. On one I added some ribbon behind the ears too. It would be cute as the bunny butt with a pom pom hot glued on one. I also hot glued a piece of some ribbon behind the white ones ears to make it pretty.

Spring Flower Pretzel Bites

My family is not big cake eaters, which I love cake. Especially for Easter my mom always made a bunny cake. You know the kind with coconut all over for the fur and licorice for the whiskers. I miss that! So this year I have decided If I cant make the cute cake then I am going to make some cute treats. These flowers are a little messy to make but fun and easy and you know I love that!

First your supplies are pretzel bites, colored chocolate in wafers or blocks and the pastel M&Ms.

Now comes the messy part. I used a fork to dip the pretzel in the chocolate. At first I added too much chocolate and that just made them too messy. Dip the pretzel and tap it on the side of your bowl to get the extra chocolate off.

You will want to do them one at a time. My chocolate was hardening too fast to do more than that.

Then lay your M&M’s in a circle pattern around the pretzel and put the color of your choice in the middle.

Aren’t they the cutest. Easy to make and hopefully my grandchildren think they are good.

I am going to be sharing some more easy recipes up until Easter in case your family isn’t the bunny cake eating family either.

Spring Flower Pretzel Bites

Easy and fun recipe to make for Easter.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Small pretzels
  • 1 package Melting chocolate
  • 1 package M&M's Pastel colored

Instructions
 

  • Melt your chocolate in 30 second intervals until melted.
  • Dip each pretzel into the chocolate and shake off extra chocolate on side of bowl.
  • Immediately add your M&M's in a flower pattern.
  • Continue on until you have the amount you would like.

Notes

Be sure and shake the extra chocolate off.  I didn’t at first and they just looked messy.

Peanut Butter Krispies

We have been making these easy bars for many years. My children loved them when they were younger and now they make them for their children. They are quick and easy to make. For the topping you can use all milk chocolate or I use a mix of butterscotch chips and milk chocolate. If you like semi sweet better feel free to use them instead. Either way they taste so good.

Melt your corn syrup and sugar together. Bring to a boil and take off the heat and add your peanut butter.

After teh peanut butter has melted add in your rice krispie cereal. Stir quickly they come together fast. Spray your baking pan and put your mixture in the pan.

Make sure to pat them down evenly in pan.

Melt your chips whatever flavor combination you want. I melt mine in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time stirring in between until fully melted and shiny. Spread on top of the bars.

Let set for a couple of hours until the chocolate mixture hardens. Cut into bars.

Peanut Butter Krispies

These are so quick and easy to make. They make a great after school snack.
Course Dessert

Equipment

  • 1 Stovetop

Ingredients
  

  • 1 C White corn syrup
  • 1 C Granulated sugar
  • 6 C Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 1 C Creamy peanut butter
  • 1 C Chocolate chips
  • 1 C Butterscotch chips

Instructions
 

  • Melt the corn syrup and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil.
    Take off heat
    Add in peanut butter stir until melted
    Add in the cereal and stir until combined
    Spread in greased 9" by 13" pan
  • Melt the cholate and butterscotch chips until melted.
    Spread on top of bars until coated

Notes

You can use a combination of any chips you want.  They all taste good!

Diy Easter Decorating in the Farmhouse

It’s March and I’m not going to lie I am happy Winter is on its way out. This month promises the first day of Spring. Here in Michigan the weather really doesn’t cooperate that well. So we need to bring Spring inside and Easter. This is my first Easter diy to share with you. Bunny bait, I thought it turned out cute and looks cute beside my white faux bunny.

I will say after this picture I added some small pepples from the dollar store to the bottom of the bag which helped it stand on its own.

I started using some of my dropcloth. Cut it into a rectangle and glued the edges together. Waited for it to dry. Then I wrote with a permanent marker Bunny bait.

Then I took my carrots I had and white washed some paint on them. I wanted to tone the orange down. I also washed some on the green tops.

I took some sage green yarn I had from the dollar store and wrapped it around the tops of The carrots and glued them on.

After the white dried I added some antique wax and rubbed a little on the carrots.

I filled the bag with Spanish moss and some raffia for texture. And then I took some antiqued muslin and tied a bow and glued it on the bag.

What do you think? Let me know if you make it and show me your version. That is always fun!

How I Repurposed Spindles into Easter Decorations

Today I am joining some sweet ladies for our Under Ten on the Tenth Blog hop. They are all so talented I can’t wait for you to see their projects.

If you have been following me for long you know I love to repurpose Items. When I seen these spindles in my supplies and knew what I would finally use them for. I am making some Easter carrots form some old spindles I had. If you do not have any laying around you can get some finials at Hobby Lobby or Walmart and do the same thing. Or you can buy inexpensive big spindles at your lumber company they are around $3 each at ours.

Here are the supplies I used: Old spindles, jute some greenery. Tools you will need are glue gun, scissors, sandpaper your choice of paint.

First I painted the spindles it took three coats to really cover them good.

After they dried I sanded them a bit to give them a distressed look and added some antiquing wax to them.

Then I started the stem by drilling a small hole in the top of the spindle and gluing a piece of the greenery in it. My greenery was a little heavy but I like the way it drapes like a real carrots would. And then just keep wrapping your jute around the end of the spindle until you like the way it looks.

Now be sure and visit the other ladies projects below, you will be inspired for sure.

Tammy from https://patinaandpaint.com/

Niki from https://lifeasaleowife.com/

Terrie from https://decorateandmorewithtip.com/

Allison from https://southernsunflowers.com/about-2/