diy: robin's nest magnets

IMG_4379 Put a nest on it! These little magnets are so simple to make, and while I originally intended them to be a quick and easy Easter decoration, I'm pretty sure they'll be staying up all year...

The nests and eggs can be store-bought at craft stores, or you can make your own! Create little nests with twigs and twine/wire, and use paper mache to craft your own tiny eggs. Customize these by painting the eggs different colors, or even writing little messages/initials on them.

what you need: small nests, little eggs, paint & paintbrush, magnets, glue
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Glue a small magnet to the back of the nest. Then, paint your eggs a robin blue color, let them dry completely and then glue them to the inside of the nest. Repeat the process to make a matching set.

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diy: eggshell garden

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This is an eggcellent way to re-use those empty shells after breakfast. Use your mini-garden as an Easter table centerpiece, outdoor decoration, or as a gift.

what you need: egg carton, empty/cracked egg shells, soil, small flowers
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First, make yourself a few omelettes and save all the eggshells. Rinse each shell out and let dry completely. Then, fill each shell with soil to the top.
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Begin planting small flowers into each eggshell. Voila!

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recipe: carrot-berries

IMG_3504 I'm a sucker for a holiday-themed treat. These strawberries are perfect for Easter!

ingredients: 
strawberries
white chocolate
orange food coloring

IMG_3360IMG_3365 Wash and dry your strawberries. Melt your white chocolate according to the packaging, then add your food coloring (start slow and keep adding drops and mixing until you reach your desired color).
IMG_3370IMG_3378 Dip each strawberry into the chocolate mixture until it reaches all the way up to the stem. Lay each strawberry flat on a piece of parchment paper. Refrigerate for approximately one hour so they can harden. Enjoy!

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