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March 23, 2013

Easter Centerpiece: Spring Nest $4 Easter Table Decor

Easter Centerpiece

Easter Centerpiece

My table was in much need of some cute, simple Easter Decor, but my wallet told me it also needed to be inexpensive. So, I headed to the dollar store! I was able to put together a cute Easter centerpiece, a spring nest with 4 simple items, a little hot glue and a couple of things I had on hand at home.

Here is what you need:

  • 1 foam wreath
  • 1 package of spanish moss
  • 1 clip-on bird
  • 1 box of mini Robin Eggs Whoppers
  • 1 piece of cardboard
  • Glue gun and glue
  • ribbon ( I raided my ribbon stash!)
  • pretty plate for displaying your wreathContinue reading
March 22, 2013

$5 Easter Centerpiece: Kids Easter Table Decor

Easter Centerpiece

Easter Centerpiece

Holidays will be more fun with some festive decors, but it can be an added expense to your budget. Our tip is for you to plan your project well to be able to stay frugal. I have found that Target and the Dollar Tree provide many ways to decorate creatively for $1 an item. While it adds up, it is certainly easy to give your home some holiday spirit without spending too much.

The decorative centerpiece I created is appropriate for a children’s party or room and it is edible! How fun! I used a set of Easter bunny and carrot lollipops, the remaining Easter grass from my first Easter Centerpiece project, and a blue bucket. All of these items came from the Dollar Tree and totaled $3.

I hope these ideas inspire you to get creative with materials you may already have or are able to purchase cheaply. Spring is almost here and the bright colors will make your home cheery.

Thanks to Krystal B. of Krystal’s Kitsch for this guest post!

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March 22, 2013

$5 Easter Centerpiece: Jellybeans Candle Decor

Easter Centerpiece

Easter Centerpiece

It can be challenging to decorate you home for the holidays when trying to be frugal. Decor can be an added expense that just is not in many people’s budgets. However, I have found that Target and the Dollar Tree provide many ways to decorate creatively for $1 an item. While it adds up, it is certainly easy to give your home some holiday spirit without spending too much.Continue reading

Easter Craft: Jelly Bean Butterfly

Frugal Kid Easter Craft: Jelly Bean Butterfly

jelly bean butterfly

Butterflies are a sign that Spring is here. When you can’t wait for the real ones to show up in your neighborhood create your own with this delicious looking Butterfly. This is a great Easter Craft but with Jelly Beans being available all year round now, this makes a great anytime craft.

 

Jelly Bean Butterfly Supply List

Bag of Jelly Beans

1 – Snack Size Zip-top baggie

Clothes Pin

1 Pipe Cleaner

Markers

Googly Eyes

Jelly Bean Butterfly Directions

Decorate the clothespin with markers.

Glue googly eyes to top of clothespin (the clippy side)

Take the pipe cleaner and cut it in half.

Fold one half in half again, curling the tips to look like antennas

Fill the baggie with Jelly Beans.

Open clothespin and slide up the middle of the Jelly Beans Baggie.

Slip in the antennas and close the clothespin.

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Easy Cake Recipes for Kids : Easter Egg Cake!

Celebrate Easter with this Easy Cake Recipes for Kids : Easter Egg Cake

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I made the coolest thing today! I made a cake…inside of an EGG! Like, a real egg, how cool is that? I love finding new and fun things for me and my 4 year old to do, and when I saw the  Easter Egg Cake (on Pinterest of course!) I just knew we had to give it a try. Now, let me say, I am NO Martha Stewart, so it’s not perfect, but we had a great time making it, and it is super cute. We are going to make some more to leave out for the Easter Bunny! 

Here is what you will need to make an Easter Egg Cake:

  • A dozen eggs (I suggest either Large or Jumbo)
  • Cake Mix (I don’t suggest the strawberry we used, or funfetti, or any other kind of cake with small bits in it, they tend to get stuck in the syringe)
  • White Icing
  • Food coloring
  • A muffin tin
  • Foil
  • a Syringe

 

Here is how you make an Easter Egg Cake:

 

 

 

Step 1: Color your eggs using food coloring and vinegar, or you can get an Egg Dyeing kit if you want 🙂

Step 2: Take a push pin, and poke a tiny hole on the pointed part of the egg, then slowly chip away at the hole until it is big enough to fit the tip of the syringe in the hole.

Step 3: Poke a smaller hole in the other side of the egg, and then “Blow out” the egg, blowing through the small hole until all the inside of the eggs are out. (Save 3 of the egg insides for your cake mix!)

Step 4: Line the inside of the muffin tin with foil, creating little pockets for the eggs to sit in so they don’t roll around in the over while cooking.

Step 5: Now this is the fun part, you will use your syringe to inject the cake batter into the egg via the hole you created. This part took me quite a bit of time, the little pieces of “strawberry” from the cake kept getting stuck in the tip! So this is why I recommend using a plain cake batter! Make sure only to fill up the eggs about 1/2 way with batter (You can check this by shining a flashlight onto the egg so you can see inside it)

Step 6: Once all the eggs are filled, put them in the muffin tin and cook for 18 minuets at 375 degrees.

Step 7: Take the eggs out of the oven, and let cool. There will most likely be some cake running over the egg, which is fine, just scrape it off with a fork!

Step 8: Find something cute for your eggs to sit on. If you have egg cups that would look great, I didn’t have any, so I made little cakes and coloring some icing green to look like grass for the eggs to sit on.

Here is my finish Easter Egg Cake:

I used a little bit of icing to make the eggs look like they had yolks haha! A great bonus to making the cake in the eggs is that the cake was super moist! This whole project took about an hour to complete, and we had such a good time making it, I hope you like it too! Don’t forget to check out our other Easter fun on our Easter Page.

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