Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Easter Bunny Ears Napkin Rings

So happy to have our friend Landee from Landeelu back today sharing another adorable project! 

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Hi! It's Landee from landeelu.com and I'm so happy to be back here with my besties, the eighteen25 girls, to share with you a cute and easy craft to add the perfect little touch to your Easter dinner table this year... Easter Bunny Ears Napkin Rings! I know, right?  How stinkin' cute are these?


DIY Bunny Ears Napkin Rings | landeelu.com  Easy fabric bunny ear napkin rings to add a cute Easter touch to your table!

DIY Bunny Ears Napkin Rings | landeelu.com  Easy fabric bunny ear napkin rings to add a cute Easter touch to your table!

They don't take much time and are so easy to make! If you would like to make some too, here is what you'll need:
  • Fabric (assorted or all the same, whatever you'd like!) And you don't need much.
  • Fusible Web (I found some EZ-Steam II sheets at Hobby Lobby)
  • Bunny ear pattern for fabric and fusible web, cut apart. Download HERE.
  • 26 Gauge wire (you can use thicker but this gauge worked and didn't show through the fabric)
  • straight pins
  • fabric scissors
  • iron

DIY Bunny Ears Napkin Rings | landeelu.com  Easy fabric bunny ear napkin rings to add a cute Easter touch to your table!

STEP ONE: Pin two layers of fabric (wrong sides together) and the bunny ear pattern together and cut out. 

STEP TWO: Cut out fusible web with pattern for the fusible web piece and place between the two pieces of fabric as well as a piece of wire 7-8" long. Follow the directions for how to use your fusible web. 

STEP THREE: Place other fabric piece on top and iron pieces together, making sure wire is running down center of pieces (again, follow the directions for your brand of fusible web here). 

STEP FOUR: Wrap around napkins and twist together to make your cute little bunny ears!

DIY Bunny Ears Napkin Rings | landeelu.com  Easy fabric bunny ear napkin rings to add a cute Easter touch to your table!



DIY Bunny Ears Napkin Rings | landeelu.com  Easy fabric bunny ear napkin rings to add a cute Easter touch to your table!


DIY Bunny Ears Napkin Rings | landeelu.com  Easy fabric bunny ear napkin rings to add a cute Easter touch to your table!


Just making these got me excited for spring to arrive! Happy Easter crafting!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Easy Spring Floral Decor


How does Springtime in Paris sound? It sounds pretty amazing if you ask us! For this month's Michaels Makers project we were asked to make something Parisian-inspired to help spread the word about the awesome contest Michaels has going on. We've never been lucky enough to visit Paris, but we've always thought of it as a beautiful and romantic place.


I'd like to picture myself sitting at a little cafe overlooking the Eiffel Tower with these pretty little painted mason jars sitting on the tables. They'd be filled with the most perfect mix of flowers. 

Now I can add them to my home and every time I see them dream about an amazing trip that I'd love to make some day. 


SUPPLIES:
- Floral summer stem bundle
- Quilted Jelly Jar
- Paint - FolkArt has a Matte Acrylic Paint that gave kind of a chalk paint look that we liked. We used the colors, Bright Baby Pink, Soft Apple and Vintage White
- Paint Brush
- Nail file or sand paper (I prefer a nail file)


Give your jars a couple thin coats of paint. Let them dry a good hour in between each coat. Then let them dry a couple hours before you use the nail file and lightly sand of the paint from the raised parts of the jar. Then simply set the floral bundle in the jar. (We did have to trim the ends of some of the stems - some bundles were longer than others)


You can enter to win a trip of a lifetime to Paris! How? Create your own Parisian-inspired art, floral, baking or paper crafting project and upload a photo to www.paris.michaels.com through March 31, 2015. You can also share your project on social media using the hashtags #SpringtimeInParis #Contest

What can you win? A four-night trip for two to Paris, 1,000 euros, a VIP tour of the Louvre, private classes including sketching, floral arranging, baking and more!

If you need a little Paris inspiration to get you started, take a look at some of the Springtime in Paris projects on Michaels.com


Are you ready to get started?  We can't wait to see what you come up with and if you win, can we squeeze inside your luggage?  Good luck!



Friday, February 27, 2015

Kiss Me I'm Irish Chocolate Suckers


One of the best things about St. Patrick's Day is that we get to claim we are Irish...even if we are not. (The kissing is not bad either...but I guess that depends on who you talk to.)


Here's what you need:
Cellophane Bags (4in x 6in)
Candy Melts (we used Red and Bright Pink)
twine or ribbon



Just melt your chocolate following the directions on the bag. Place your sticks in the mold so that it goes about to the middle of the lips. Pour or spoon your chocolate into the molds and then lightly tap to even out the chocolate. We placed it all in the freezer and they were done in about 15-20 minutes. They can then be placed in the baggies and tied up with twine and the cute tag. 


These cute chocolate suckers are so easy to make and really fun to pass out to those you love! Better wear plenty of lip gloss!!