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DIY | Seed Balls

DIY Seed Balls | Squirrelly Minds
If you remember from way back when, we made seed balls (or seed bombs) as our wedding favours. They’re such a great way to pack a tiny nugget of soil and clay full of seeds ready to burst out in full bloom! And with spring finally here and today being earth day (hooray!) it’s the perfect time to get your hands dirty.
All you need is soil, clay and seeds. Roll into balls, let them dry, and pop them into your garden. You could also put them in a little box and give them as a gift for your gardening friend.
DIY Seed Balls | Squirrelly Minds
Head over to Used Everywhere for the full DIY details.

What are you planting this year?

The Friday Five – Easter Eggs

The Friday Five - Easter Eggs | Squirrelly Minds

DIY Nest Placecards from The Proper Pinwheel / Floral Eggs from The Hunted Interior / Gold leaf eggs from Little Inspiration / Fringe Bellyband egg from House of Earnest
Glitter easter eggs from The Girl Inspired

You can breathe a sigh of relief. It’s the easter long weekend! Congratulations for making it this far.
(Did anyone else really need this break?)

In case you’re feeling like making some (more) easter eggs this weekend, the above are my favourite 5 for the year. I must admit, they’re all pretty feminine. I’m all about those soft pretty colours right now.

And in case you want more egg decorating, have you checked out these easter eggs crafts from yours truly? (You might not be able to make the easter egg advent calendar – but confetti filled eggs are fun any time!)

I’m heading off today for an easter weekend away with friends on a nearby gulf island, so I will be taking a wee bit of a holiday and won’t be back here until Tuesday.

What are your easter weekend plans?

Whatever the plans, sending you amazing weekend wishes full of easter bunny chocolate.
Chat with you on Tuesday!

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DIY/Holiday | Paint Splattered Easter Eggs

Paint Splattered Easter Eggs | Squirrelly Minds
Do you remember doing this as a kid? Loading up your paint brush with your favourite colour paint, raising your arm high and furiously striking it down, flinging the paint onto that crisp white piece of paper. Well what if that crisp white piece of paper were a crisp white egg instead?
Paint Splattered Easter Eggs | Squirrelly Minds
These paint splattered easter eggs are a ton of fun and a great flashback to mucky art days as a kid. And the bonus – they look great?
But just a warning – make sure you’re outside or in a well covered up area in clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Paint will be a flyin’.


  • White eggs, blown out and dried
  • Paint – various colours
  • Paint brush
  • A plastic bottle cap (like from a 2L pop bottle)

Paint Splattered Easter Eggs | Squirrelly Minds


Paint Splattered Easter Eggs | Squirrelly Minds1 Prep your eggs and your paint splattering area (if you’re inside, paint will get everywhere). Choose and prepare your paint colours.
2 Place your egg on an upside down bottle cap. Dip your brush into a paint colour. You want a generous amount but not so much that it’s gloopy and drooping off. Place the brush over the egg and tap the handle hard. Alternatively, you can also flick the handle, or go crazy and swish it about like you’re Harry Potter.
3 Repeat with desired colours and allow to dry for 1-2 hours.
Paint Splattered Easter Eggs | Squirrelly Minds
Paint Splattered Easter Eggs | Squirrelly Minds
You can experiment with colours a bit. I also painted the entire surface of an egg with copper coloured paint, then splattered it with black paint. I liked the look so much that I splattered black paint on white eggs too and they’re now my favourites.! Not very eastery, but very artistic.
Paint Splattered Easter Eggs | Squirrelly Minds
Paint Splattered Easter Eggs | Squirrelly Minds

Happy paint splattering!

The Friday Five – Easter Crafts

The Friday Five - Easter Crafts | Squirrelly Minds

Easter cupcake stand from Wayfair by A Bubbly Life / Eggheads printable from Sweet Paul / Easter egg hunt bag from Purlbee / Bunny clay bowls from Alice and Lois /
Figurine cake dome from Sugar & Cloth

Easter DIY’s are in full swing, and these are my favourite non egg dying crafts out there. Can you tell bunnies are dominating my Easter centred mind right now? I actually had to try hard not to make every craft bunny centred. They’re just too adorable and the perfect symbol for the holiday don’t you think?

I don’t know about you, but I definitely have an urge to hunt thrift shops for ceramic bunnies to convert to cupcake stands or cake domes.

If you haven’t already, check out current and past Easter DIY’s and recipes from Squirrelly Minds:

And check out more Easter ideas on my Easter Pinterest Board

What’s on your easter crafting agenda this weekend?

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