Make Your Easter Table Special With This Easy Floating Easter Centerpiece

Easter Centerpiece

Easter is almost here! Are you hosting an Easter meal? Are you concerned about a centerpiece for your table? Here’s an easy Easter centerpiece that will make your guests think you are genius!

Supplies:

  • Mug or tea cup
  • Saucer or small plate
  • Fork
  • Moss
  • Figurine
  • Assorted flowers
  • Glue gun

Whenever I come up with some idea for a project, I always scout out thrift stores. Since I volunteer as a cashier for the Dorcas Shop in Cary, NC, that is always my first stop.  I found a beautiful cup ($.25), plate ($.50), fork ($.25), bunny figurine ($.50) and a scarf ($1.00) I thought would be fantastic for this project.

Next, I made a trip to my local craft store to find some flowers to add to my design. So far, I have a color pallet of white, yellow and green so I knew I wanted to add some flowers which would compliment and contrast this pallet.

After assembling all the supplies, it’s time to start creating!

The first step is to bend the fork so the tongs sit on the plate and the handle fits against the cup at the desired angle.

Add a large quantity of hot glue to the center of the plate and position the fork into the hot glue. Hold the fork until the glue starts to set. After the glue sets, cover the fork with more glue to secure.

Add a large quantity of hot glue to the center of the cup and position the handle of the fork. Hold the cup against the fork until the glue sets. Add more glue to secure the fork to the cup.

Now, the fun begins! Hot glue the moss to the cup, down along the fork and onto the plate. This is now the base of your arrangement. Arrange the figurines and flowers until you have an arrangement you’re happy with. Use hot glue to adhere the figurines and flowers in place.

I used my scarf and came up with this:

Then, I recreated the arrangement with moss and this is how it turned out:

Which do you like better?

Happy creating!

 

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Upcycled Easter Chick Gift Can

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I’m on a roll with upcycling cans! Could be turning into the theme of this year. Since Easter is fast approaching, how can we turn a can into an Easter treat?

My first thought was to paint the can yellow and paint on features to turn the can into a “chick”. That didn’t work out well. However, I wanted a can with a chick! How about a pom-pom chick attached to the can? We can do that!

Pom-Pom Chicks:Pom Pom Chick Supplies

  • 1″ wide strip of chipboard (I used an old cereal box)
  • 1/2″ wide strip of chipboard
  • yellow yard
  • small piece of yellow or orange felt
  • orange chenille
  • black beads
  • glue gun or tacky glue

Cut a length of yarn and lay parallel to strip (use a piece of tape to hold if necessary.) This is the “anchor yarn”.

Pom Pom Chick Anchor Yarn

Wrap the yarn around the strip evenly at least 100 times. Do not wrap too tight as the yarn needs to slide off the strip.

Pom Pom Chick Wrapped Yarn

Slip the yarn off the chipboard and tie the ends of the anchor yarn tightly.

Pom Pom Tied

Holding the anchor yarn, cut through the loops. Trim the yarn into a nice shape.

Repeat for the smaller pom-pom.

Pom Pom Cutting

Using the anchor yarns, tie the two pom-poms tightly together.

Pom Pom Pieces

Cut (1) piece of chenille 4″ long and (2) pieces 1″ long.

Fold the 4″ piece in half and then add a bend to make legs.Pom Pom Chick Legs

Wrap the 1″ piece around the end of the longer chenille to create feet.

Add a dab of hot glue or tacky glue to the top of the legs and place the pom-pom chick on top.

Cut a small diamond shape from felt.  Fold in half and add a small dab of hot glue (or tacky glue) and attach to chick’s head.

Hot glue (or tacky glue) black beads to the head to create eyes.

Pom Pom Chick Finished

Upcycled Easter Chick Can:Upcycled Easter Chick Can Supplies

  • clean can
  • blue spray paint
  • pom-pom chick
  • treat bag
  • tissue paper
  • ribbon
  • candy
  1. With the opening on top, spray paint the can and inside. After waiting at least an hour, turn the can over and spray again, including the bottom. Let the paint dry over night.
  2. Fill the treat bag with candy and wrap in tissue paper.
  3. Gently place the tissue wrapped candy into the can. Tie with ribbon.
  4. Hot glue (or use tacky glue) the pom pom chick to the can.

Happy creating!Upcycled chick can

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Baaaaa – Little Lamb Cupcakes

It’s spring! For me, this invokes thoughts of Easter and new life.  Easter candy has always been my favorite – Peeps, Robin Eggs, jelly beans and chocolate bunnies. Think about it, the candy represents new life. Let’s make some little lamb cupcakes to celebrate spring and new life.

First we need some cupcakes – use whatever is your favorite. This tutorial is geared for 12 cupcakes, so please keep that in mind. I made an eggless and peanut free chocolate cupcake for my young friends, Claire and Caleb.

Let’s Gather the Supplies:

  • 12 cupcakes
  • 1 batch buttercream frosting
  • green food coloring
  • purchased Rice Crispy treats
  • pretzel sticks
  • chocolate covered raisins
  • Wilton tip #21
  • Wilton tip #235
  • Wilton tip #3

Lamb-supplies

  Buttercream Frosting:

Cream 1 cup softened butter. A bit at a time, add 3 cups sifted powdered sugar and then 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. Mix until combined and fluffy.  Slowly add 1 – 2 tablespoons heavy cream to achieve piping consistency.  Divide the frosting:  leave 2/3 white and to the remaining 1/3, add green food coloring.

Sheep:  Cut the purchased Rice Crispy treat in half and form into an oval shape.  Insert four pretzel sticks (broken into the appropriate size) for legs.  The sheep will stand better if the pretzels are inserted at an angle instead of straight up.

Lamb-forming

Using a Wilton tip #21, swirl on a row of white frosting.  Swirl another row next to the first until the lamb is covered.

Add a chocolate covered raisin for the head. Then, change the top to a #3 and add dots of frosting for the eyes.

Lamb-Frosting

 

Grass:  With the green frosting and a Wilton tip #235 , apply frosting to the cupcake.  Slightly pull up on the bag while frosting to add length to the “blades” of grass.

Lamb-Grass-Frosting

Place a finished lamb on top of the grassy cupcake.  I had extra Royal icing violets left over from another project, so I added a few.

Lamb-cupcakes

 

Happy Spring and Happy Creating!

 

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