DIY Sunday: Spring Fling Easter Eggs

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Easter is finally here, and if you are scrambling to find the perfect egg design for your upcoming family lunch or dinner, then look no further! These spring fling Easter Eggs take just minutes to make and require no more than 4 supplies. With that in mind, pick up what you need and get crackin’!

Tools:

2 sheets pink or pastel coloured tissue paper, folded in 4
1 flower-shaped paper cutter
1 foam brush
white craft glue, must dry clear
4 eggs, white, hard-boiled

Instructions:

  1. Have your tissue paper folded and ready, then hole-punch it several times.Take all the tissue that has collected in the whole-puncher tray and put it aside.
  2. Take your hard-boiled egg and cover one side with glue using the foam brush. Dab the cut-out flowers on to the surface with your finger, making sure that the layers separate each time you dab. Aim to form a line as you go along.
  3. Let dry and repeat on the other side. Follow these steps one egg at a time.
  4. Once they have all dried, you can add a thing layer of glue over the trail of flowers to smooth them out.
  5. When ready, display them in your favourite basket or tray, and even use them as a centerpiece!

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DIY Sunday: Weekly Meal Planner

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Let’s be honest, us gals (and guys) have busy schedules. So busy in fact, that planning out a meal and even more so making one, can be the last thing on our minds. We’re always off to work, skipping over to spin class, or heading out for a night on the town! But with that being said, it’s important to look after yourself –and food plays a big part.

To make things a little simpler in our action-packed days, try using a weekly meal planner. Why? Because  you can have your lunches and/or dinners all figured out before your week even begins (being ahead is never a bad thing). And on top of it all you can list your ingredients so you’re set to grocery shop and stay on track.

In other words, this little guy can not only help you eat better by encouraging you to skip the store-bought and take-out food, but also helps you save money because you pinpoint what you need to buy.

To make your own, select pretty paper and print out my template by clicking here. Make sure you set up the orientation as “landscape”. For a round-up of what you need, see below.

Tools:
7×5 inch coloured craft paper of your choice
Printer
Magnets(if you want to stick it on the fridge)

Once you’re done, you can hang it up on your fridge (because of course, it’s pretty enough to show off), or stick it in your agenda for a quick glance at what’s on your plate.

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DIY Sunday: “You Make My Heart Flutter”Card

Valentine's DIYValentine’s Day is finally here and love is in the air. Whether you’re saying “je t’aime” to your sweetheart or just showing your friends you care, a card is the perfect way to put those feelings on paper.

Of course, you can dash to the store and pick up a printed card with pre-written texts and mass-made designs. But are those sentiments really your own? Be original this year and make a card from scratch. Plus, if you’re in a pinch for time and have special dinner plans tonight, this card should take no time to make. With lots of pretty pink layers, this is the most posh way to tell someone they make your heart flutter!

Tools:

Scissors
Glue
Pink patterned wrapping paper
Pink tissue/stuffing paper
Blank Card

Instructions:

  1. Cut a 12×18 cm piece of the wrapping paper and fold it in half. Draw half of a heart on the side, and cut along the outline. When you unfold, you should have a full heart.
  2. Do the same with the tissue paper, but make the dimensions slightly larger: 12.5×18.5 cm.
  3. Glue layer by layer only at the “seam” (middle or along the fold line) of the heart onto the blank card. Let dry and ruffle up layers once set, to give volume or “flutter”.

That’s all there is to it –three steps and you’re done!

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PS: Berkeley, my cat, decided to crash the photo-op and become part of the picture! Thought it would make a great outtake.

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DIY Sunday: Make Easter Glam with Glittered Eggs

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Easter is just a week away and with that holiday on the horizon, it’s time to get crafty. Of course, food, family, and the feast that usually ensues is the focus, but decorating the eggs is often what makes all of it fun. Traditionally, they are to be painted a deep shade of red –the hisotry of which you can read all about by clicking here!

You don’t have to stick to tradition because in certain cases, rules are made to be broken. So rather than putting all of your eggs in one colour basket, try a new look and glam them up with glitter!

Materials:

Hard boiled eggs, white

Egg dyes or acrylic craft paint

Large glitter flakes (not the fine, dust kind)

White glue, dries clear

Egg holder

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Instructions:

1. Colour your eggs with the dye shades you have selected, according to packet instructions. Let them dry. If you are using craft paint, apply it to one side using a sponge brush and let dry, then pain the other side and rest it on dry side.

2. Take your freshly coloured, but dried eggs and place them in an egg holder. With a crafts sponge brush, apply the glue to the top half of the egg I’m a downward motion, sweeping less as you reach the bottom in order to create an ombré effect.

3. Before it dries, sprinkle generous amounts of glitter onto the glue-covered end of the egg. Make sure to place a napkin or paper underneath to catch the flakes that didn’t stick, and re-use them!

4. Place it in the egg holder to dry for at least 30 minutes, with the glittered end facing up.

What are your favourite Easter traditions? Do you have any twists to the classic foods and customs?

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DIY Sunday: Crafting Tape Gift Tags

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It’s time for another installment of DIY Sunday: one of the more fun blog posts to write and make because it means it’s time to get creative! This week, you’ll be learning how to make craft tape gift tags. They can be used at any time of the year, for any event, and with any item. Clip it on to a box, or a paper bag, and watch your wrapping rise to the occasion.

What’s great about these, is that they can be personalized. Depending on the stamp you choose to use, they can spell out the recipient’s name or just say thank you (loot bag tags, right?). Not to mention, there are so many options of tape! So take out your sharpest scissors and ink pad, and start making yours. Here are all the secrets:

Tools:

Patterned Crafting/Scrapbooking Tape

Stock paper, beige or ivory

Mini coloured clothespins

Stamp

Ink pad, black

Scissors

TAGprep

Instructions:

1. Find the template of a tag you like online, and print it. Cut it out, and trace its outline onto the stock paper that you have chosen.

2. Cut that out as well using your scissors.

3.Measure a piece of tape that covers the bottom of the tag from end to end, and rip it so that it is a little longer. Line it up perfectly parallel to the edge of the tag and stick it on, wrapping the edges around to the back.

4. Attach the mini clothespin to the tag, and you can clip it on to bags, ribbons, boxes, and cards!

With those four steps, you’re set to start gifting! What was the nicest wrapping you’ve ever received? Leave your thoughts in the comment section or tweet @ThePoshDish.

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DIY Sunday: Heart-Shaped Origami Bookmark

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At a time of the year when everything is heart-shaped, your bookmarks should be too! What better way to celebrate your love for reading (and get into the Valentine’s Day spirit) than this origami DIY to mark your favourite page.  Follow the steps below to make your own!

Materials:

15 x 15 cm piece of origami paper

You can be creative here, and don’t have to stick to pink or red coloured paper. There are patterns, textures, and a whole lot of hues to choose from! If you’re ambitious, why not make one of each.

Instructions:

With so few materials needed, there isn’t too much that goes into making the bookmark. All you need is a little patience, practice, and this easy step-by-step video by Kawaii DIY.

Not too bad, right? By now you should all be origami masters who are ready to tackle more intricate projects. Feel free to show how your heart bookmark turned out by sharing a snapshot on twitter –tag @ThePoshDish!

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