Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fun Easter Egg Dying Ideas

I found these egg ideas on a better homes and gardens website and I just had to try them. Feel free to post any comments or concerns in a comment or email me at
•Easy Taped Easter Eggs

Create a collage of showstopping patterns by cutting out small pieces of washi tape. Press the tape onto the eggs, making sure to remove any air bubbles, in geometric patterns before dipping into dye. Remove a few of the tape pieces before dying the eggs a second time. The result? Ombre eggs as pretty as a painting.

•String-Wrapped Easter Eggs

Tie eggs tightly with string, then plunge into colorful dye baths. Let them dry before removing the string to reveal white lines. To make stripes that are a lighter shade of your desired color, dye eggs first, then add the string and dye again.

•Chirping Chick Easter Eggs

These so-cute (and so-creative) Easter egg chicks are surprisingly easy to make. Dye white eggs canary yellow, let dry, and glue a quill feather to the top. Cut out a beak from orange paper and glue it on. Use a marker to make two dots for eyes, and place your feathered friend in a piece of cracked eggshell set in a nest of raffia.

•Fabric-Dyed Easter Eggs

Wrapping an Easter egg in textured fabric before dyeing makes an intricate pattern that looks like hand-painting. To create this look, use fabrics such as lace, cheesecloth, or netting. Wrap a square of your chosen fabric tightly around the egg, twist to close, and secure with a rubber band. Dunk the egg in food-safe dye, using the fabric tail as a handle.

Easter Egg Tip: For best results, use a new piece of cheesecloth for each egg. Other fabrics can be used multiple times.

•Glitter Easter Eggs

Add a little sparkle to your holiday with this simple way of decorating Easter eggs! To make this easy Easter egg idea, simply mix glue with glitter that matches your dyed egg and paint on with a small paintbrush. The glue will dry clear, leaving just the glitter visible.

•Band Egg Design

Decorating Easter eggs has never been easier. Create a bold look with graphic stripes on dyed eggs with rubber bands. Wrap eggs with wide rubber bands (the ones often found on broccoli at the supermarket) before dunking them in dye. Wash rubber bands well between uses to avoid transferring dye.

•No-Fuss Painted Eggs

Anyone can easily re-create this egg design with a bit of paint and a few different brushes. Once your dyed eggs have dried completely, dip a thin-tip paintbrush in one color of paint and add a few dots. Let dry for a few minutes, then rinse your brush to add a different color of paint. Play around with brush size and paint color to create a stylish egg design.

•Pretty Ribbon Easter Eggs

After dyeing Easter eggs, give them a quick and stylish band. Cut a 1/2-inch-wide strip of patterned paper long enough to wrap around the middle of the egg. Use a border punch on the strip edges for a fun design, and adhere the ends using white glue. Attach an adhesive paper flower to the band for an extra dose of spring charm.
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Monday, December 1, 2014

The Microwaveable Rice Bag

Thanks to the 14 people that have viewed my blog as of now. You all inspire me to keep thinking of crafts and keep blogging about them. Today I want to share with you all a handmade miracle worker that works for everyone, from your bouncy baby girl to your 50 year old mom. I give you... the microwaveable rice bag!

You will need:
  • 2 equal pieces of fabric
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Rice
  1. Take the fabric and put the patterned sides together on top of each other. You should now see the UNPATTERENED side. This is important for when you stuff the bag.
  2. Stich the two pieces up using the needle and thread until you are 1/4 of the way all around the fabric.
  3. Turn the bag inside-out and stuff with rice, this will prevent you from seeing the thread line.
  4. Stuff the bag with rice and finish sewing.

To use, heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds to sooth bruises, aches, and pains.

Will you all send me pictures of your bags and tell me how they went? Thanks!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

"Snowman Poop" Tictak Holders

With Christmas less than a month away I thought, how about I do a nice Christmas craft to kick off my blog? I don't even have my Christmas tree up yet but this is a great stocking stuffer and will not cost more than $10. I actually found this craft on Pinterest but made a few slight alterations to it. 

You will need:
  • Red and green cardstock
  • Package of white tictaks
  • White ribbon
  • Medium-sized styrofoam ball cut in half
  • White paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Double-sided tape or glue dots

1. Take the red cardstock and outline your tictak package, move the tictak package over the width of the package and outline. Cut out rectangle with about a 1/8 of an inch margin from the outline

2. Fold the cardstock on the inside outlines and secure the tictaks with tape or glue dots on the right section of the cardstock, tape white paper over the left outline.

3. On the left side write a message or use mine, "I heard you were naughty so here's the scoop, all you get for Christmas is snowman poop".

4. On the front, attach the ribbon lengthwise with about 1 & 1/2 inches from the edge of the paper on both sides. Tape or glue a circle of green paper slightly bigger than your styrofoam half-circle on the front and attach the half-ball over it. Tie the ribbon and you are done

5. (Optional) You can write a holiday saying such as merry Christmas, happy holidays, or seasons greetings on the top or bottom edge of the front.

The Stuff About Me

A Few Things About Me

  • I have 2 sisters (8 and 9) and 1 beagle, (12) named Trixie.
  • I have a passion for making greeting cards, baking, and crafting (hence the blog)
  • I live for gymnastics and also do basketball
  • My dad is fogdog77 from "Diary of a Fat Man - The Weight Loss Journey"

  • And, oh yeah, I'm 11 years old and in 6th grade

Why I Started This Blog

     I realized early on in fifth grade that I enjoyed teaching other people new things. When I got the A honor role at graduation I thought to myself, I know a lot about a lot of things, why not share my knowledge? I also enjoyed playing school with my sisters (even though they never listen) and thought, I can use the internet to teach people new things that I enjoy also. That's when I started this blog.

What's Going to Happen in This Blog

  • I cannot promise short, to the point instructions of crafts
  • I will try to do one post at least every two weeks
  • I cannot promise to have perfect grammar