DIY Pineapple Fingerprint Easter Eggs

easter-eggs-in-a-basket-with-colorful-pineapples-and-green-grass

We’ve feeling the Easter vibes today with a recent DIY Easter egg craft. These cuties were inspired by a pattern we saw in Target’s Bullseye’s Playground. You will literally make your mark with these eggs because the adorable pineapples on the eggs are made with fingerprints. Yes, adult or child fingerprints are all you need to make these colorful eggs. They are easy and quick, adorable, family-friendly and cute as can be.

easter-eggs-in-a-basket-with-colorful-pineapples-and-green-grass

Materials:

  • Acrylic paint, Michaels
  • Sharpie marker, black and green
  • Eggs, we prefer the faux eggs that can be used year after year, but real, hard-boiled ones work too

Directions:

Step 1: Dab your (or your kids) pointer finger in paint, and then press firmly on the egg. Your fingerprints will make the perfect shaped pineapple.

easter-eggs-in-a-basket-with-colorful-pineapples-and-green-grass

Step 2: Repeat step 1 until the eggs is covered in fingerprints. Let dry.

easter-eggs-in-a-basket-with-colorful-pineapples-and-green-grass

Step 3: With a Sharpie, add black lines on the pineapples – diagonals, waves and small v’s all work for pineapples marks. Don’t forget to draw the top of the pineapple. Fill in the leaves with a green Sharpie.

easter-eggs-in-a-basket-with-colorful-pineapples-and-green-grass

All this pineapple talk has us in the mood for a cocktail. Who’s ready for a pina colada?

easter-eggs-in-a-basket-with-colorful-pineapples-and-green-grass

Faux Moss Spring Cork Board and DIY Flower Pushpins

spring-cork-board-office-board-photo-diy-flower-push-pins

It’s almost spring time, so naturally we’re upgrading our cork boards. If you have to be stuck inside at work on a beautiful spring day with dingy, fluorescent lighting, why not add a little greenery and blooms to the walls for color and sunshine?!

Here’s how we made our DIY faux moss cork board and flower push pins.

Materials:

  • Faux moss, in this case a table runner from Pier 1 {you could also use turf}
  • Flowers
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Cork board squares, Michaels
  • Pencil
  • X-acto knife
  • Pushpins

Directions:

Lay out the faux moss runner. Measure the cork board squares on the moss, and pencil an outline of the cork board on the back of the moss. Cut the faux moss with the X-acto knife. We had enough moss to fully cover two squares, and decorate the third square with the word BLOOM, and grass/stems. If you want to trim all the cork boards into slightly smaller squares, there will be enough faux moss to cover all three.

cork-board-cut-turf

diy-cork-board-spring-flower-push-pins

Glue the moss onto the cork board. We lined the edges of the moss with hot glue, and pressed down.

turf-cork-board

cork-board-square

turf-cork-board

Pull the flower blooms from the stems, and glue onto the pushpins. We kept the middle plastic part of the flower to retain its shape, so we just cut the long part of the plastic stem from under the flower.

yellow-flower-push-pin-glue

yellow-pink-flower-push-pin

Glue twine onto the back of the cork squares {in the center} to hang the board.

diy-cork-board-spring-flower-push-pins

Hang photos, notes and art prints.

diy-cork-board-spring-flower-push-pins

photo-flower-push-pin-pink

diy-cork-board-spring-flower-push-pins

diy-cork-board-spring-flower-push-pins

diy-cork-board-spring-flower-push-pins

 

Personalized Book Giveaway and DIY Kite Easter Eggs

kite-easter-eggs-marker-stripes-bows-diy-

We are flying high with today’s post. Literally, we are as high as a kite in the sky! We love our newest DIY Kite Easter Eggs, and they were inspired by an I See Me! book, My Little Book of Blessings. We have always loved I See Me! products, and they remain one of our favorite newborn gifts. Recently we opened up the blessings book and found the graphics to be magical, and the words to be meaningful. A book that teaches children the golden rule, the importance of friendship and how to lend a helping hand is a book we want on our bookshelves. Plus, every page is customized with a child’s name, and a special note and photo on the front and back pages.

kite-book-i-see-me-books

The page about friendship has kite illustrations, and thus our DIY easter eggs were born. Please keep reading for a tutorial on the eggs, as well as a giveaway for a I See Me! book of your choice, just in time for Easter. The books are amazing, and the gift of reading is priceless.

diy-kite-easter-eggs-marker-coloring-bow-diy

Materials:

Directions:

Draw the kite designs with a pencil. If you mess up, you can erase it. We used free-hand to draw our designs.

pencil-egg-drawings-kite-easter

Outline the egg with a thin black Sharpie marker. Once the design is outlined, erase any pencil marks that remain on the egg.

vinny-diy-easter-eggs-black-lines

Begin to color inside the lines with Sharpie colorful markers. Continue until all kites are brightly colored.

diy-kites-easter-eggs-coloring-markers

diy-kites-easter-eggs-coloring-markers

To begin to make the kite tails, cut strands of embroidery string and cut mini bows from the card stock. You can find a template for mini bows online.

bow-string

Add glue to one side of the bow, and quickly place the string in the middle, and then cover with another bow.

glue-bow-string

string-bow

Once all the bows are in place, dab a tiny amount of glue to the bottom of the kite, and press the end of the string down on the glue.

diy-kite-easter-eggs-rainbow-markers

You’re done!

diy-kite-easter-eggs-rainbow-markers

easter-egg-kite-place-setting

Now, it’s giveaway time. Entry info below. Please make sure to leave your Instagram account name, because we will check the winner’s account. Good luck! The giveaway ends March 10, 2016.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

We received a product from I See Me! in conjunction with this post, but we would love I See Me! even if we didn’t. Thanks for supporting the companies that support our blog.

DIY Photo Easter Eggs with Flower Crown

diy-photo-eggs-flower-crown-ladies-brunch-placecard

We have some egg-tastic Easter eggs coming your way. First up, photo eggs with flower crowns.

If we could wake up every day and wear a flower crown, we would. Ok, Jenna probably wouldn’t unless it was made of black and white anemone’s. But, seriously, how pretty would we feel if we were crowned with such beauty on a daily basis? We would feel like a beautiful princess.

One day, just to be spontaneous and special, we are going to go through our daily, wonderful mom routine {cooking, cleaning, tantrums, laundry, poopy diapers and playdates} with a DIY flower crown on our heads. Who says we can’t walk around in our yoga clothes and feel like a princess for the day?

Since wearing a floral crown everyday is not always feasible, we found an adorable plan b – DIY photo easter eggs with flower crowns. Now we can crown our heads with pretty flowers, and put it on display. This egg project is an easy and fun project to do with kids {or friends}, and it’s a lovely easter egg display. Plus it also makes for beautiful place cards on easter. Everyone just needs to look for their beautiful face at the brunch table. For the men, add a bow tie or newsboy hat!

diy-photo-eggs-flower-crown-ladies-brunch-placecard

Materials:

  • wood or paper mache eggs
  • Mod Podge
  • card stock
  • White tissue paper
  • Frog tape
  • Paintbrush
  • Photos
  • Scissors
  • Fake flowers
  • Floral wire
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue

Directions:

Find photos of your family and friends. Crop and edit them in Microsoft Word. No Photoshop necessary for this. Just crop them into an oval shape, and make sure they fit the size of your eggs.

Tape a piece of tissue paper onto the card stock and print. Then, cut out the photos.

photos-tissue-paper

Paint a small amount of Mod Podge {about the size of the photo} onto the egg. Gently press the photo down on the egg and smooth out as many wrinkles as you can. We don’t need more wrinkles than we already have, right?

After about 5 minutes, paint a small amount of Mod Podge over the photo and surrounding area. Do not swipe the paint brush too many times over the photo, or the ink will smear. Let the egg dry.

To craft the DIY floral crown, cut the small stems from your branch and put together with floral wire wrapped around each stem, and shape into a circle. Make sure the size/shape fits over the top of your egg.

diy-flower-crown-pink-flowers

Dab a tiny dot of glue to the back of the egg, and press the back of the crown down on the glue{so the flowers are in front}. This will keep the crown in place.

flower crown-for-easter-eggs

Display on egg holders, plates or in baskets. FYI – this is the only time you will see a pink flower crown on Jenna, so let’s take it all in.

woman-pink-flower-crown-diy-photo-eggs

diy-photo-eggs-flower-crown-ladies-brunch-placecard

photo-egg-flower-crowns-pink-flowers-easter

Bloom into Spring with DIY Watercolor Flower Cups + Giveaway

watercolor-flower-cups-diy-poppy-spring-placecards-easter-brunch

Clearly, Jessica is in the mood for paper cups and watercolor this spring. Jenna was described as the ‘flower child’ growing up, but it seems Jessica’s inner flower child is coming out now. First came the bunnies, and then came the flowers.

Our Nani, fabulous as ever at age 79, is a proper lady that loves to entertain and host. She’s good at it, too. Amazingly, she has more energy then we do. Just like mother’s do, she will still walk up to us at a party {even in our 20′s and 30′s}and remind us to say hi to Mr. and Mrs. so and so, and congratulate them on their recent successes. We never understood it until we became mothers. Being the hostess with the mostess that she is, the thought of using plastic and paper glassware and flatware at a party is unbearable. It must always be china or glassware.

But, these DIY watercolor flower cups got the seal of approval from good ‘ole Nani P. They are paper, but they look lovely, and they don’t look cheap. You can fill them with water, juice or a fave cocktail, or fill them with a favor. They make for a great place card, too, with custom names painted on them. Use them for Easter, a spring brunch, bridal shower or baby shower.

floral-wreath-diy-watercolor-cup-easter-brunch-table-setting-placecard-flowers-watercolor

 

If you like them, and think they would be a great fit for your next event, follow us on instagram, then tag a friend in comments under the photo of these cups. Those who follow and tag will be entered to win a set of 30 of these watercolor cups for FREE – you can choose to receive a variety, or pick your faves. We are not professional artists, and what you see is what you get. But, for free, they are darn adorable. Giveaway starts March 25 and ends March 31, 2015. Giveaway is not sponsored by Instagram. Names are NOT included on cups for giveaway. Good luck.

Questions? Email us at hello@jsorelle.com.

watercolor-spring-cups-poppy-flowers-easter-brunch-table-setting-place-cards-diy-paint

To make them, you’ll need:

  • Paper Cups {$1 for a pack of 10}
  • Watercolor paints
  • Brush
  • Water

The amazing one step tutorial is…explore floral inspiration in your head, online or on a print, experiment with watercolor paint.

diy-paper-cups-flower-wreath-spring-brunch-table-setting-watercolor-art-bridal-shower-favors

{images via j. sorelle}