We’re kind of obsessed with Peeps around here, so I thought it would be fitting to make some decorations that reflect that. These were so easy and fun to do!
All you need is:
- paper (watercolor paper or cards -I used these)
- watercolor paint
- marker for faces
- hole punch
After making the cards (see my previous post), I made the banner as follows:
Punch the holes in the upper corners of the cards.
Tie a knot at one end of your ribbon (leaving excess ribbon to tie the banner up)
Thread ribbon through one side of the card (I threaded my ribbon to the back because I painted my peeps too close to the top. It would probably be cuter to thread it through the front if you leave yourself enough room).
Thread ribbon through other hole in card and tie a knot.
Tie a knot six inches away (or your desired length depending on how far you want to space them). It’s really hard to tie a knot six inches away. I found it was much easier to get the knot started approximately six inches away, and then measure and adjust the knot as you pull it tight.
Repeat the process until you have as many cards as you want on your banner.
To make centerpieces, write names on extra cards. Attach each card to a wooden craft stick. Insert into wheat grass (I transferred my wheat grass into little pails purchased at the dollar spot at Target).
Super cute and so easy!
We’re getting ready for Easter around here, so it’s time for some super easy decorations! I bought these little cards (they are meant for scrapbooking) and I’m painting little peeps on them with watercolors. I bet your kids can even help! When they’re dry, just add the little faces with paint or a marker. The beauty is that peeps all have different faces, so you don’t have to worry about making a mistake!
When they have dried I’ll punch holes and string them together with a ribbon for a cute banner. Yay peeps!
If you know me at all, you know that I love to learn new things. I love to take classes and I would probably take a beginning class in just about anything – just to see if I like it.
I recently took a watercolor class from Nicole’s Classes. It was taught by the amazing Monica Lee at Smart Creative Women. I loved it so much and I was so sad when it ended. Plus, one thing I learned from it is that I really need to learn how to draw better. After some poking around the internet, I found Skillshare. It is AWESOME! For just $10 a month you can take as many classes as you have time to do. They are all internet based too, which I love because I can watch videos while I’m on the treadmill at the gym. (Hello, motivation to get to the gym!) It’s a win-win!
The breadth of classes is amazing and includes things I’ve been wanting to learn, as well as things I didn’t even know I wanted to learn! And the level of instruction is amazing – from industry leaders in each area! Calligraphy and hand lettering, garment draping from Anya Ayoung Chee (Project Runway), making a pattern in adobe illustrator, map making, fashion illustration and watercolor from Katie Rodgers (paperfashion.net), and on and on. You guys, I am in heaven! All for only $10 a month. It’s like a dream come true for me! Hop on over to Skillshare and check it out!
This is one of my favorite recipes. I make them about once a week. It’s quick and easy, and makes a can of refried beans feel like a meal! Or, throw some steak on the grill and sautee some onions and peppers and you have fajitas in no time. Here’s the recipe:
- 2 c all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 c shortening
- 3/4 c warm water
Mix flour, salt and baking powder in medium-sized bowl. Cut in shortening. Make a well in the center and add water. Mix in with a fork. Knead 10 times. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Divide into approximately eight balls (about the size of a golf ball). Roll out on a lightly floured surface (to make them more evenly shaped, always roll from the center out to the sides of the tortilla). Cook over medium heat in a saute pan or on a griddle. Enjoy! This recipe is easily doubled, but remember they don’t last as long as the store bought ones – only a few days. You can keep the dough in the refrigerator for about two days (wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or put in a ziploc bag). Store leftover tortillas in the fridge too! Enjoy!
I’m taking an online watercolor class through Nicole’s classes. I am loving it! I always wanted to take a watercolor class in college, but never did. I’ve always regretted it. For one of the assignments this week (my kids think it’s hilarious that I have homework to do now) we were supposed to do fruit. I looked on my kitchen counter and saw bananas in various states of decay. I thought it was kind of funny, so here’s my fruit homework for this week.
I found this movie by accident. When I work out on the treadmill, I like to watch shows and movies. I stream whatever is free from my Amazon Prime account. I had been watching the show Parenthood, but I just caught up to what is current, so I needed something to watch. I just found this movie browsing in the free section. I was surprised by it, because I expected it to be more of a documentary type of movie. However, it was a dramatization of the life of JK (Joanna) Rowling. Whether or not this movie would appeal equally to the general public, I can’t say. But as a wannabe writer, I was captivated by the story. I loved seeing the little moments in her life that contributed to the stories we all know and love in the Harry Potter books. I also loved seeing the process she went through to have the manuscript published. I definitely recommend it!