Holiday Decorating Quickie – Happy Easter!

Posted in HOLIDAYS
on March 28, 2013

I don’t know what the deal is, but I am a little obsessed with the idea of Mr. McGregor’s garden this Easter – I think I’m so done with winter, that I’m dreaming of veggie gardening and spring doing that thing called.. well, spring-ing, or something like that. I’m so influenced by Mr. McGregor and the flopsy bunnies that all that thought inspired this little gem. Here is Flopsy kicking back in the middle of a cabbage head just mocking poor Mr. McGregor. Some bunny is going to be in big trouble! Hardy-har-har..  I know, I know.. groan.

For your crafting pleasure, we offer an inexpensive and super easy Easter vignette including the “Somebunny’s in the Cabbage” centerpiece, a simple candle scape and a holiday themed card, each with a creation time of less than 10 minutes.

Quickie #1:

What I did:

1. I used two packages of tissue paper – approximately 20 sheets. Divide the tissue paper into two groups of approximately 10 sheets each. Lay each group of tissue paper out flat. Fold each accordion style.

2. Scallop all four edges by cutting ends.

3. Cinch in the middle of one grouping and secure with a twist tie loosely – if it is too tight it will not be flexible enough to wrap around the glass vessel. The other group, arrange in a pile in a crisscross pattern, alternating the position of the scalloped edge. Once piled, arrange one group over another in a T pattern. Fan out both groups.

4. Place glass vessel (I used a glass hurricane candle holder) in the center and arrange the tissue paper around the vessel by pulling and separating the tissue sheets, scrunching as needed. The idea is to largely hide the glass vessel.

5. Place Easter grass in to vessel and add bunny. Party on down.

Quickie #2:

What I did: 
1. Measure the length and circumference of your candle. Cut one piece of wrapping paper to the length of your candle, and one inch greater than the width of your candle, to allow for overlap.
2. Wrap the paper around the candle and secure with a glue dot.
3. Cut a piece of tulle length 1.5 times the circumference of the candle. Tie around the paper and candle.
4. Display! Without lighting!  
Quickie #3:

1. Cut your scrapbook paper to the size of your frame. My frame was 5×7″.
2. Download and print the rabbit silhouette from here. You will need to right click the picture on the pin, save it to your computer, and print. Cut out your printed rabbit silhouette.
3. Cut an 8″ piece of grosgrain ribbon. Tie in to a small bow.
4. Glue the rabbit silouhette to the center of scrapbook paper. Glue the ribbon tie to the rabbit.
5. Place your completed card in the frame. Enjoy!

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1 Comment

  • Designed Decor

    This is so cute and creative! I love the tissue paper idea! Thanks for linking up to Talkin’ About Thursday link party. I hope you will come back this week too!

    April 1, 2013 at 7:40 pm Reply
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