Tag Archives: Holidays

Easter Containers That Aren’t Baskets

Easter containers ideas that go beyond the woven basket

Easter containers ideas that go beyond the woven basket

You may have noticed that I love celebrating holidays. But what I don’t love is spending a bunch of money on things that only have a very limited use. So while I’m all about giving Easter treats out, I don’t see the need to buy an Easter basket when I have containers around the house that will work just as well. Here are five suggestions for Easter “baskets” that don’t involve the basket.

A berry crate as a small Easter basket

Image Transfer Easter Eggs {with freezer paper}

Image transfer of photos onto Easter Eggs using freezer paper

Do you ever finish a project and you’re not sure if you love it or hate it? Honestly, that’s how I feel about these photo transfer eggs. They didn’t come out quite the way I wanted, but it’s a really cool effect for Easter eggs that I’ve never tried before. Let’s get down to it.

Image transfer of photos onto Easter Eggs using freezer paper

My original idea was to transfer photo images onto my eggs. So I hopped into Photoshop and copied over pictures of my family. I made each image no taller than 1.5 inches so it would fit easily onto an egg. I also deleted the background of each image using the quick selection tool, so the picture was just my main object.

Since this was a completely new concept for me, I also added a couple pictures of flowers, a bird, and some wide landscape scenes.

Stacked Valentine’s Bunting

Stacked Valentine's Bunting -- DIY Decoration

Stacked Valentine's Bunting -- DIY Decoration

Normally when I make bunting to hang up, I get lazy and I only create one design. But, honestly, decorations always look better when strategically stacked or accessorized properly. So for this Valentine’s Day, I put in the time and created three different hanging decorations and stacked them all together.

Cutting felt circles for hanging Valentine's Day decor

Advent Calendar with Mini Boxes

DIY Advent calendar with mini boxes

DIY Advent calendar with mini boxes

As you may know, I really love the holiday season. Right now I am gearing up for Christmas and already imagining how we’ll decorate and re-arrange after Thanksgiving (I prefer to wait until after Turkey Day to do any real decorating). Anything that spreads the holiday excitement around is something I’m all about, which is why I decided to create an advent calendar for George this year.

Favor boxes by Celebrate it from Michaels in black

Decorating Pumpkins With Christmas Lights

Decorating Pumpkins with Christmas lights -- a nice alternative to carving for Halloween

Decorating Pumpkins with Christmas lights -- a nice alternative to carving for Halloween

I am one of those people who can never successfully carve a pumpkin face. I’ve dodged this sad fact by painting pumpkins for Halloween instead, but I was tired of the same old projects. This year I did something a little bit different and drilled holes for white Christmas lights. And it was fool proof!

Large pumpkin for halloween carving