Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Back again today with more Easter crafts that are cute and quick!

I had a large terra cotta saucer left over from a pot that was broken and a smaller pot had a chip on the edge. They were sitting in my courtyard and I had stacked them on top of each other by the gate to recycle them into pot filler when I saw it - a candy dish!

It's like love a first sight when you have a Crafty Epiphany like that!

Wash the pot and saucer and let them dry. Base coat the outside of the pot plus the inside and outside of the saucer with Americana acrylic paints by DecoArt in Titainium White. Don't worry about being neat, just get a nice coat on the surface.

Cut two bunny ears from canvas or white craft foam. Sponge the pot and the ears with Light Buttermilk to get the "furry" texture effect. Paint the plaid on the pot rim with alternating vertical stripes of Hauser Light Green and Tangelo Orange. Paint alternating horizontal stripes of Country Blue and Moon Yellow. Paint a triangle with rounded sides in Gooseberry Pink for the nose. Paint large circles in Gooseberry Pink, diluted with water for the cheeks. Using a black Sharpie marker, draw the eyes, outline around the nose, mouth and whiskers. Hightlight the eyes with a dot of Titainium White paint, using the wooden end of your paint brush.

Paint the bottom of the saucer Moon Yellow. Base coat the middle ridge with Lilac and stripe with Tangelo Orange. Paint the top edge with Hauser Light Green.

Base coat four 2" wooden Doll Heads/Ball Knobs from Lara's Crafts with Country Blue. Add polka dots of Titainium White paint, using the wooden end of your paint brush.

Flip the saucer upside down and glue the flat edge of the wooden Doll Heads/Ball Knobs to the bottom with Aleene's Orginial Tacky Glue, let dry.

Top coat the pot and saucer with Americana Spray Sealer/Finisher in Matte. Insert the bunny ears in to the hole in the pot, place bunny on saucer, fill with candy and ENJOY!

NOTE: Make sure to only use wrapped candy in your dish, due to the spray finish not being non-toxic!


Thanks for stopping by! -Beth

Monday, April 2, 2012


Today's DCC Hop is all about SPRING!

Love Spring and Easter, so I have decided to share this cute craft I did this weekend with my Niece, Marlee and my Nephew, Zach. They like to give crafts to their Mom, Great-Aunt, Grandmoms and Great-Grandmom for special holidays. I always make them sign and date the project on the bottom, which turns a simple kids craft in to a true keepsake!

I base coated recycled round light bulbs with Krylon's Primer in All-Purpose White, this allows the acrylic paint to adhere better. We used Americana Acrylic Paints by DecoArt in Titainmum White to base coat Bunny and sponged Light Buttermilk over top to create the "furry" texture. Once dry we rubbed on some watered down Gooseberry Pink paint for the cheeks and painted on the nose. A great resource for crafting with kids are Sharpie markers - so easy to use for details like facial features! Cut Bunny ears from white felt and glue across the top of the light bulb with Aleene's Original Tacky Glue from ilovetocreate. Top with a miniature straw hat embellished with a strip of scrap fabric and a fuzzy little chick. Glue the light bulb Bunny to miniature grapevine wreath and ENJOY!

Please use the DCC navigation on the right sidebar to hop around to the other Designers on our web ring and view the creative projects that they have posted for March.

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth

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