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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!