Yay Valentine’s Day is approaching! How cute is this valentine garland?
Since I have last posted I have moved into a new apartment. The walls are still pretty bare, so I have been trying to keep them decorated for the holidays. I decided to get a jump start on valentine decorations because I often forget to make any because it sneaks up on me.
I still had a bunch of cupcake liners and found some cute new floral ones, so I paired that with my new botanical garland from Rifle Paper co ( which I got for Christmas.) to make a pink & gold valentine garland this year. I’m in love with the light pink and gold color pallet right now. I am hunting down any extra holiday tidbits that will fit into this theme.
So did you get a start on your valentine decoryet? I would love to see what you come up with!
Also check out my sweetheart valentine dessert table display from last year over here.
This year I wanted to update what I had. I left some of the same party decorations and ideas, but I also added a few new pretty cool items to the treasury. I love fireworks, and entertaining and having a grand time at a BBQ with friends on the 4th of July. I especially want to try those tie-dye cookies! MMM. They look good!
What projects have you made for the fourth of July holiday? I’d love to see photos of your baking, crafting and sewing so please, share away!!
Hello my loyal readers. I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekends. :)
I tried doing some of the Egg decorating tips that I posted below on my 8 Unique Egg Decorating Ideas post.
I did some of the silk ones, as well as using some tape but then I dunked them into the colors. I really wanted to do the crayon one, but I thought it would get quite messy! :)
Here are a couple photos of the eggs I colored.
The first couple are from girls night coloring eggs.
The red ones turned out really cool!
The orange one on top is mine! my friends are so creative, I ended up copying their idea because the eggs were just turning out so cool.
I ended up getting bored and I saw the stickers and thought they would look festive for a little while til they came off. So i put the little egg stickers onto my pre-painted lavender fingernails. They worked out okay, until i handwashed some dishes the next day, then had to take it all off.
On Saturday I went over to my parents to decorate eggs with my little sister as well. This egg was my favorite that I colored while I was there.
We also half dipped eggs for everyone who was coming over for Easter dinner on Sunday to make name place cards. Here’s what they looked like. A mason jar filled with grass and candies placed onto, with the egg gently resting on top. I also thought it would be fun since my parents decided to go with clear plasticware for dinner, to put a little bit of Easter grass under each of the plates to give the table a pop of color!
Also, I have some big news. My new website layout will be up shortly! I just wanted to give fair warning about my site possibly being under a little construction for a few days. :) But I can’t wait for you guys to see the final results! I have a fabulous Dessert table to share with you as the first post on the re-designed LeeMaeMarie website & logo!
Tonight a few girlfriends of mine are getting together to decorate eggs. I figure since we’re all in our mid 20′s that it was time for something a little different besides just the solid colored eggs. Here are some ideas that I liked the best when I was searching other blogs. To find out how to create each be sure to click on either the link or the photo to get directions.
1. Silk dyed Eggs via Our Best Bites
This is great if your dad or grandpa has a bunch of old ties they never wear.
2. Washi Tape Eggs by Pure Joy Events via Ucreate
With this there is minimal clean up/ mess, great if you don’t have a lot of time to decorate but still wanted to create something fun!
Simple yet classy approach to a one color egg.
Beautiful in pastels, a very dainty approach, perfect for any springtime brunch decor.
If you have a flower garden and tend to press flowers this might be a great way to showcase some of the flowers from the previous spring!
6. DIY Robin's Egg via Abby Jenkins
I love the feel of natural sometimes, this way of decorating would be great for a rustic styled Easter.
7. Crayon Easter Eggs via NYC Taught Me
This technique of melting crayons on warm easter eggs looks like so much fun! I wonder what it would look like with a bunch of all the same color family. Various Shades of purples on one egg or maybe a bunch of blues. (do they have pastel crayons…that would be cool too!)
8. Neon Dipped Eggs via Oh Joy!
So simple yet creates such a statement! Even if you chose not to use neon colors, I think this would still turn out pretty cool.
If you have tried any of these ideas out I would love to see your results, or if you know of any other pretty cool ideas, send them my way!