Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fun GIANT Easter Egg Hunt - Surprise the kids! COOL IDEA - NOT your average hunt or Easter basket

Change up the traditional egg hunt with these GIANT eggs! Wait until you see their faces. Priceless!

We've done this for the past few years in lieu of Easter baskets. Plus it's a super fun way to give non candy treats or gifts. 

I found them at Micheal's craft store. I used a 40% coupon and made two visits (one coupon per visit) to get them a little cheaper. I just saw them today and I think they are $19 and you get 4 or 5. They are like nesting dolls, one large egg and each one fits inside the other. 

We still do smaller eggs but you are limited on what will fit. I have gotten really creative and crammed things that normally wouldn't fit. BUT these make the possibilities endless!

I think we started going the more gift or novelty vs the candy. Don't get me wrong, they still get sugared up like crazy with lots of candy. 

See? Still tons of sugar. Last year I put little games, colored mustaches, magic tricks, and toys in all the big eggs. We let them go crazy for 10 mins with the candy and then it gets hidden with a few pieces the next day and maybe in their lunch for a couple more days. At this point I throw it out. I feel a few days is all my willpower can stand. It's not Halloween, I buy the good stuff so ALL the candy is something I want.

Boys having fun with the egg halves. :)

Easter 2013

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Floral Arrangement - Outside Topiary - Entryway decorations {{quick and easy}}

So today I was tired of my porch looking so dreary. It looked that way because all my plants were dead and very crispy. 
See!? Very crispy

We keep having a random freeze so I can't plant anything real. Boooo!  I decided to use some floral vines (past photo props) I had and Micheal's has all floral on sale for 60% off right now. Worked out perfect! 

Ooooh color!!!!

This is what the other before - before looked like last summer.

These are all real flowers and plants. So pretty. 

In the meantime while the weather decides if it's spring or winter....

 I purchased the green and purple flowers at Micheal's, had the floral vines and found these large flower decorations I purchased at Hobby Lobby last year. I used some to decorate the front office at the school and these were leftovers. 

I took the floral vine and measure to cut in half

I took out everything and filled with mulch. Why mulch? Because we had it. :) If I had dirt I would've used that. 

Separated with a wire cutter

Filled around the tulips 

The vine filled in the empty space perfect!

It looked great but I really wanted to add these giant flowers

Hot glued dowels to the back

I LOVE the color. 
I have two planters on my front porch and the other one has the blue and orange flowers. It started to rain so I didn't get a good photo of both.

Now I'm making a wreath and giant peeps to complete my entryway. Will post updates soon!

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