10 DIY Easter Ideas To Get You Ready

10 DIY Easter Ideas To Get You Ready

Decorating for the holidays should be fun for the entire family. Whether you and the kids love edible projects or you’re more of a crafting household, there are plenty of Easter ideas that will get the house ready for a festive, vibrant holiday. These can’t miss craft projects will be a hit with guests and friends during your celebrations this year. 1. Make a Beautiful Easter Egg Wreath Buy a ready-made grape wood wreath from the craft store. Before you dye the eggs, hollow them out with a paper clip. The kids will have plenty of fun by picking the dye colors. Attach the eggs to the wreath with a glue gun. 2. Make Your Own Chocolate Easter Bunnies Invest in one or two plastic Easter bunny molds (you’ll find plenty on the internet or in craft stores). Temper 1 1/2 to two 2 pounds of milk or dark chocolate (yes, chocolate chips work) and then pour the liquid chocolate into the plastic molds. Pour the excess chocolate back into the bowl, and tap the mold to remove air bubbles. Clean the edge of the mold with a knife. Repeat this process two more times. Clip the mold closed so the chocolate seals together. Voila! 3. DIY Metallic Easter Eggs The kids will love to make centerpieces with this shimmering Easter idea. Hollow out eggs first, and then using metallic craft paint, carefully paint the eggs with copper, silver, and gold craft brushes. Make a drying rack with an old polystyrene takeout container and toothpicks. Set them around the mantle, in a basket, or in a clear vase for...
Six Simple Ways to a Green Thumb

Six Simple Ways to a Green Thumb

Growing your own mini-garden has become a very popular trend in recent years. Not only can you cultivate your own private treasure trove of nutritious fruits and vegetables but it’s also a relaxing hobby nearly anyone can do in their spare time. The great thing about planting and tending to your own garden is that it doesn’t take as much space as you think. Do you have a small empty patch of dirt near your house? Why not convert it into your own personal mini-garden where you can grow different kinds of produce? Growing your own mini-garden has lots of advantages. Not only can it save money because you are producing your own herbs and vegetables but it also reduces your carbon footprint and we all want to do our part for the environment. But before you start your own mini-garden, let’s take a look at a simple steps that will help make your hobby fun and meaningful.   1. Decide on what to plant. In the beginning, try not to be over-eager and choose a large variety –hoping something will take root. First, think about what plants you prefer and how much you want to grow. It’s also important to note that if this is your first garden, it is best to start small. Think about the purpose of your garden: herbs or vegetables, seasonal or all year? If your garden is intended for mainly produce, think about what time of year it is now and what time of year it will be when it is time to harvest. If you want vegetables that will continue bearing fruit...