We’ve kept our Easter decorations really simple this year. We have our white seasonal tree up and it’s decorated with clear plastic eggs filled with pastel coloured pom poms and mini eggs. I found some ceramic eggs in the craft shop and thought these would be a great addition to our tree. They came in a little kit with some paint but I kew they would look much better if I decorated them with temporary tattoos instead.
To tattoo Easter eggs you will need ceramic or polystyrene eggs, temporary tattoos, water and a brush.
How to make temporary tattoo Easter eggs
Choose your tattoes and carefully cut around them if necessary. I already had these beautiful bird tattoos from the Stocking Box subscription box I reviewed here. They were the perfect size for decorating eggs. I chose four designs and cut round them.
To apply the temporary tattoo to your egg, carefully remove the clear or paper backing from your tattoo and place the tattoo face down on your egg.
Carefully brush the tattoo with enough water to lift it from the paper. Gently press it down on the egg for a few seconds and smooth it down with your fingers.
Remove the paper and your tattoo should be stuck onto the egg. This is a really simple craft but so much fun!
The ceramic eggs had loops on the top to hang them but I made some more decorated eggs using my children’s tattoos and polystyrene eggs. These worked just as well and I made my own loops with a piece of ribbon and a pin so we could hang them up.
I also made some with My Little Pony and Star Wars tattoos which the children loved. In fact, I kept going until I couldn’t find any more temporary tattoos!
This year I want to make a little mini quilt for my quilt gallery wall each month of the year. So when I was invited to take part in the Brother Crafts Challenge I just had to say yes.
I have some really pretty fabrics in my stash and decided to use this sweet Spring time print from Belle and Boo. It’s a Cotton Poplin which I’ve used in a couple of projects around the house. Featuring Boo and the butterfly tumbling across this traditional patchwork-style fabric, I knew it would be perfect for a Spring time mini quilt.
I cut out a piece, roughly 35x45cm, and matching pieces of quilt wadding and a linen backing fabric.
I pinned the three layers together before sewing around each hexagon featuring Boo the bunny with my sewing machine.
This helped to keep the layers together and also quilted the mini.
As the fabric was doing all the hard work for me I wanted to add a little embellishment. I found a length of cream lace and hand stitched it across the lower third of the mini quilt.
The next step was to make my own binding so I cut strips from some pretty Dear Stella fabric, to compliment the colour of the mini quilt. I wanted to machine stitch my binding which I don’t normally do. So first I hand basted it to make sure it would stay in the right place. Then I machine stitched it on.
To finish it off I added a little linen patch in the bottom right corner. I’m gathering ideas for a NanaCompany swap I found on Instagram so tried my hand at making her favourite patch, the instructions of which I found in Amy Sinibaldi’s book, Sweetly Stitched Handmades. I made the patch, then embroidered the word Spring, and hand stitched it in place.
I’ve hung my simple Spring time wall hanging on my quilt gallery wall and love it. Have you been stitching anything for Spring?
This post was written in collaboration with Brother Sewing.
Happy Friday everyone, today I’m sharing a simple way to use your Sizzix Big Shot Plus to make an Easter treat bag.
We love organising an Easter Egg Hunt. We have wooden signs to hang up and little chick decorations to place around the garden. Each child has their own colour of eggs to look for so I thought I would make them their own Easter treat bags to hold them in.
I used my Sizzix Big Shot Plus and the Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Uppercase Die – Sassy Serif Letter “E” and “N” to cut out the letters. Pop on over to the Sizzix blog for the full Easter treat bag tutorial.
Don’t forget you can find up to 80% off at the Sizzix sale.
You may be interested in my other makes using the Sizzix Big Shot Plus:
Hand painted feather tshirt
Dipped paper feather
Personalised Liberty pouch
Easy heart sun catcher
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