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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vintage Halloween Decorating Inspiration

I was cruising the Better Homes and Gardens website and came upon this neat article. This artisan and Halloween collector, Bruce Elsass, has some amazing vintage Halloween decorations! These pictures really inspire me!


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Button Egg Craft

I was inspired by a push button Christmas ornament I saw on Pinterest and decided to do an Easter egg. Let me just say that is was actually pretty hard work!  It took me about a month and half of sitting down here and there to work on it and nearly 1,000 push pins.  Next time, I will definitely go for a smaller goal if I ever make this kind of craft again:)

To make one of these, you need a foam shaped egg, button and push pins.  I started at the top of the egg and went down, laying layers of buttons, pushing pins into them and then finally, filling ALL spaces with extra pins.

It's weighs a ton!  LOL!  I flipped over the bottom half of a vintage Fiesta sugar bowl to use as an egg cup.

Hoppy Easter!  Hope the Easter Bunny visits your house and brings you lots of nice treats!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Vintage Easter treat bag printables

Thanks to "Tip Junkie" you can take a regular lunch sack and turn it into something really cute!  I bought some brown paper lunch bags and tried this myself at home.  Works great! 

You can download for both brown bags or for white bags here.