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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!
xo


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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’.

Materials

  • 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

Steps

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!

Holiday | Easter Table Settings

Easter Table Settings | Squirrelly Minds

Trendsender / Agnetha Home / Design Dining Diapers / Stylizimo / WunderWeib / Finding Home


I waded through German and Polish websites to find you the most fantastic easter table settings for 2014. And let me tell you, these pictures make me want to host 6 different easter meals.

I’m a traditionalist when it comes to Easter dining decor – I love using eggs as centrepieces and place cards (like these) and especially love robins egg blue speckled eggs. They’re just so darn pretty.

If you’re looking for a menu to place on your table, you can print off this menu I created last year. Throw that on the plate with some beautifully styled eggs in the middle and you’re done!

What are your easter day meal plans?
(I say meal, because in my family Sunday is all about the
big lunches and small dinners).

Eat/Holiday | Easter Nest Cupcakes

Easter Nest Cupcakes | Squirrelly Minds
You know how much I love cupcakes, so of course in addition to the mini egg explosion cupcakes, I had to make another batch for easter.
Check out the easter nest cupcakes featuring, yet again, mini eggs. With just a bit of piping it’s easy to nestle those candy eggs in a nest of chocolate icing.

Hop over to Wayfair for more pics and the recipe!

And, because easter is all about the sweets, here are some delicious easter treats I’ve spotted around town (aka the web)

Easter Nest Cupcakes | Squirrelly Minds

Easter meringue pastel kisses from Say Yes / Toasted coconut and mini egg cupcakes from I Heart Naptime / Easter bread from Bon Appetit
Lamb cake DIY by Coco Cake Land on Handmade Charlotte / Homemade reese’s peanut butter eggs from Real housemoms / Easter cupcakes baked in an egg from Cupcake Project

See more treats and crafts on my Pinterest Easter Board

What’s your favourite easter treat?


See you at Wayfair!

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