Archive for March, 2010

Easter Entertaining

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

If you need more Easter inspiration you absolutely must check out The Wedding Style Guide’s special Easter feature in their current issue. Included are some of the most beautiful details for a perfect Easter brunch. Themed invitations, place card tags, and mini paper poms are some of the charming details included. Best part, the invitation and tag templates are available for free in their downloads section! Hoppy planning! *wink

Easter DIY Roundup

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

DIY Easter Basket

DIY Marshmallow Peeps

DIY Easter Bunny

In case you missed them last year; here are a few DIY projects I made just for easter. All of them are fun and a snap to do!

Marshmallow Peeps: DIY marshmallow peeps, using cookie cutters makes this project a snap and pretty darn adorable to boot! (Full Directions)

Stuffed Easter Bunny: Just print, cut, stitch, stuff and delight a little one with this DIY Bunny stitch kit. (Full Directions and Download)

Paper Easter Basket: Try your hand at this fun DIY paper and ribbon easter basket. (Full Instructions and Download)

Easter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Monday, March 29th, 2010

There are few things that I love more than ice cream in waffle cones. It doesn’t take much convincing to go for a scoop so when I saw waffle butter cookies at Trader Joe’s I knew excatly what I had to do: ice cream sandwiches! They’re super easy to do and would make a great treat for Easter, just pick a pastel ice cream, sandwich it between waffle cookies and violá! Easter eggs! I used strawberry here but mint or sherbert would be cute too, honestly though, can you ever really go wrong when it comes to ice cream?

What you’ll need:
Carton of ice cream
Butter waffle cookies from Trader Joe’s
Round cookie cutter bent into an oval
Large knife
Cookie sheet
Parchment paper
Wax string

Take your ice cream (the boxed kind works best) and cut off a 3/4″ thick slab, it doesn’t have to be exact just thinner than your cookie cutter. Next, use your cookie cutter and cut out ovals from the ice cream, set the ovals on a cookie sheet with parchment paper and put the sheet in the freezer to firm up.

While you wait, cut out 9.5″x2.5″ strips of parchment paper to use as holders for the finished product.

Once the ice cream has chilled for a bit, transfer to the cookies with a spatula. For a little extra sweetness, add decorative chocolate sprinkles; simply roll the edges through the sprinkles for an even coating.

For the final touch, wrap in parchment paper and secure with waxed thread or baker’s twine then freeze until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Decorating with Tape

Friday, March 26th, 2010

I’ve been a huge fan of the Japanese masking tape trend and I’ve actually got a project that will hopefully be in the Design Sponge Book by Grace sometime next year. I’ve been dying to share it with all of you for months now but I will have to continue to be patient until the book is published. Fingers crossed it makes in!

In the mean time I thought I’d share these fantastic tape projects sent over by the talented Elizabeth Goodman of To Be Charmed. Both creative ideas are delightfully charming and a great way to spruce up serving wear for your next event. I just love the bunny silhouettes for an Easter brunch or bunny themed baby shower and the vases would make for a lovely gift as well! Thanks to Elizabeth for sharing and be sure to visit To Be Charmed for all the instructions and loads of other great inspiration and projects.

Wherever You Go

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Jane of Wedding Style Guide is one lucky lady! She received this adorable notebook from Viola of Chewing the Cud. Adorned with a quote from Confucius, a letterpressed gift tag and baker’s twine, it’s really just so perfectly sweet. Yet another consistently beautiful piece by Chewing the Cud. Be sure to check out more of their stationery as well as their lovely shop.