Happy EARTH DAY!
Hi all! If you have been around here for a while, you probably already know that I am on a mission to help families go green and get healthy! Here is a great video that helps spread the word!!
GOING GREEN IN A TOXIC WORLD!!
Looking for a simple way to decorate your Easter table? You still have a little time to put together these Easter Mason Jars! Really, you can’t go wrong with Mason Jars, they are the perfect centerpiece for any holiday, so many uses! Here are five fun and festive ideas:
1. Jelly Bean Jar:
This one is my boys favorite! I found these Easter stencils at the dollar store, perfect! Trace them onto sticky backed vinyl and stick the shape onto the jar. Paint the jar and when completely dry, peel off the vinyl and fill with jelly beans!
2. Bunny Jar Vase:
I painted this vase on the inside, by shaking the paint to cover the inside of the jar. Place the Bunny vinyl on the outside of the jar and cover with Sparkle Mod Podge. Add a ribbon and flowers for a simple, yet elegant centerpiece!
3. Carrot Top Jar:
Shake the orange paint around the inside of the jar. Flip to let extra paint drain out. While that dries, tie strips of green tulle (6×14 in.) all the way around the lid. When the paint is dry, hot glue the lid to the jar and add some raffia. If your carrot top does not stand up straight enough, a little hairspray should do the trick!
4. Jelly Bean and Peep Jar:
Take the peeps out of the package without separating them. Arrange them in the bottom of the jar and then fill the rest with jelly beans. I used artificial flowers, but if you want to use fresh flowers, place a smaller vase inside the jar and just fill jelly beans around that vase.
5. Burlap Flower Vase:
After painting the jar, stencil on the flowers and hot glue the burlap strip to the jar.
Happy Easter everyone! Blessings to you and your family! ~Kelly
(A version of this post originally posted HERE as a guest post that I wrote. ~Kelly)
Prairie Shutters @ Heaven’s Walk
Crochet Flower Necklace @ Quinton Wench
Globe Cake Tutorial @ Inspired Housewife
Organize Dishes in a Small Kitchen @ The Pin Junkie
Peeps Houses @ Yesterfood
Stenciled Burlap Bunny Plaques @ View From the Fridge
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Egg dyeing kits are a very fun and popular purchase this time of year, but how simple it is to make your own dyes using natural spices, teas, fruits and vegetables! You can create beautiful egg displays experimenting with these natural dyes. Plus, you don’t have to worry about what ingredients are in store-bought kits.
These are some general recipes to try. Add more or less water/vinegar to vary the colors. So many possibilities!
See the rest of this post over at DAY2DAYJoys, where I am contributing today!
I am so pleased to bring you another project from my sister! This one is so her! To say that she has a serious coffee addiction would be putting it mildly. :-)
Hi again! Thanks for letting me guest post over here at Eyes on the Source. If you missed my last post about fruit infused water you can find it here.
I am a coffee lover and occasional tea drinker, I love my mugs I wanted to find a cute way to display my favorite mugs and also clear out some cabinet space.
This is a quick day or two project that can add some fun and function to your space for very little money. I was able to make mine from things I had in my basement and new hooks ($7) Here is what you will need:
I had an old wood crate from my Grandma that I have been using in different ways over the years, but nothing seemed quite right so it ended up in our basement. I forgot to take a pic before I disassembled the crate but here is the pile of wood that came from it :).
When I started brainstorming for this project I remembered this old crate and began measuring to see if I could make any pieces work. The longest boards were a perfect size! (6″x18″) This was a great money saver for me
I laid newspaper under my boards and used a white paint we had from another project. I chose white because my favorite mugs are multicolored and I wanted them to stand out. But you can choose any color that suits you
I used 3 coats of paint (letting the paint dry between coats) because of the light color and because my paint didn’t cover well (don’t forget the edges!) One tip my husband shared with me, after my mistake, is don’t let the wet board dry on the newspaper, it will stick! You can prop it up on spare boards before you start painting (as shown in the next pic) or just lift it off the newspaper before the paint starts to dry.
Next, I propped my dry boards on spare boards and lightly sanded the edges and top so my boards had a slightly distressed look. You can skip this step if you prefer a more fresh or modern look. I apologize for the lighting on these last pics, I decided to finish the project after my kids went to bed so the natural light was no longer an option.
Under the very close watch of my husband, I measured, to make sure my mugs would fit nicely, and drilled holes for my mug hooks. TIP: Keep your boards propped up, you do not want to accidentally drill a hole through your counter
Then line the holes in your hooks with the holes you drilled in the board and screw in the screws. (You can see my distressing a little better in these pics as well).
TADA! You have a beautiful new place to hang your mugs!
I left it to my husband to screw the finished boards onto our cabinets and he was happy to take his drill back
I love how this piece turned out and that I was able to use things I already had to create something new! Thanks for letting me share and I would love to see how your DIY pieces look.
Awesome job, sis!! I had to laugh reading about your love for your coffee mugs, remembering a time when your hubby broke one of them and was afraid to tell you, ha!! ~Kelly