DIY- Vintage Easter Egg Dye Garland or Treat Boxes


I don’t have a lot of Easter decorations (when you compare it to my Christmas and Halloween goodies) so I decided I wanted to make a garland this year using scans from old boxes of egg dye. You could turn these little boxes into a garland like me, or use them as treat boxes instead.
I printed mine on card stock, and then punched small holes on either side so I could thread them onto string. You could also use holes to thread a handle for boxes. Just make a knot on the inside of the box to hold it in place.
You can download the boxes for printing here:Easter Boxes
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You can string yours up with some beads, or mini foam easter eggs would be adorable too!
**For personal use only. Personal use means non-commercial use of the boxes including copies and print outs for yourself, your personal crafts/scrapbooking and to give to friends. The boxes may not be used in any way whatsoever in which you charge money, collect fees, or receive any form of remuneration.***

December Crafternoon








This should be my last post about December (which seems so far away now!) I didn’t have a crafternoon in January because some times it’s nice to take a month off and have plenty of time to plan the next one. December’s crafternoon is always a favorite of mine because everything is decorated all festively for Christmas, I get to make my annual holiday mixed cds for everyone, and there always seems to be plenty of Christmas cookies. We made felt stockings, decorated with colored floss, sequins, and buttons. I purchased some blank stockings for anyone who didn’t want to make their own, and then had felt sheets in as many colors as I could find for decorating them. Jessee brought her Sizzix Fabi machine with a few dies like snowflakes, and hexagons. I really need to look into these machines, some of my paper and fabric cutting for Plush Of The Month gets a little out of control. I think most people liked being able to have something pre-cut from felt, and it might have just been Molly and I who cut out our own shapes. I knew ahead of time I wanted to make several stockings and ended up with a snowman, reindeer, and tree (though I only took a photo of my snowman and the others are packed away with the Christmas stuff now). It was a wonderful time, and going through my photos has me even more excited for February’s Valentine crafternoon!

November Crafternoon






November’s crafternoon was spent making surprise balls. I had some small goodies saved from thrifting, and then I bought some items from Tiny Things Are Cute. I made three balls in total but would of made even more if I had not run out of surprise fillings. They are lots of fun to roll up!
Here are some ideas for adding to surprise balls:
-fun balloons (animal shaped etc)
-origami items (like a cute folded paper crane)
-vintage charms or cracker jack toys
-small stickers
paper balloons
-candy
-tiny whoopee cushions (I saw packs of these in the party aisle of Target)
-fortune fish
-confetti poppers
-coins
-tiny plush
-enamel zipper pulls
-phone charms
-re-ment type miniatures
-jewelry
I hope those ideas help should you decide to make some surprise balls of your own. The photo at the bottom is the white elephant gift I gave. I had been doing lots of production sewing for Plush Of The Month Club, so it felt great to take some time to sew something a little different. The bag is a free pattern you can find here.