Easter Bunny Decorations

I’ve got bunnies on the mind.

I can’t help it.  Easter is nearly here and I’m still trying to decide what kind of cookies I’m going to make.  I just know I want them to be bunnies.  :)

Thus, with the bunnies already on my mind, while cruising the web I found a couple I just HAD to share.

They were way too cute not to.

Anyway, the bibliophile in me loved these decoupage bunnies:

October Hill 3 Piece Decoupage Bunny Figurine Set

And the graphic designer in me loved this colorful pillow:

Fauna Picos Organic Cotton Bunny Pillow

Okay:  I’m better now.

Got some of the bunny-ness out of my system.

For now.  :)

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Chalkboard Pumpkins: Halloween Crafts

This October, I decided to incorporate my daughters’ love of chalk into our Halloween activities.

The result?

Chalkboard pumpkins!

chalkboard pumpkins halloween and thanksgiving crafts for kids

These were so easy.  I started with a can of my trusty chalkboard spray paint, and picked up 3 foam “carve-able” pumpkins from the Dollar Tree.

Since the pumpkins were a bit porous, I did a few more coats than I normally would.  I placed them on some old cardboard, sprayed the bottoms first, then turned them over and sprayed the top.

Did 5 coats over the top half-ish.  Let the paint dry between coats, of course.  Then took them, and a box of chalk, outside.  Did some crafting in the fresh fall air.

chalkboard pumpkins halloween and thanksgiving crafts for kids

The girls spent a lot of time decorating their pumpkins.  Spent some time wiping off the designs with a damp paper towel, and then drawing all over them again.

The pumpkins are decorating our house now.  And they’ll be re-decorated themselves a few times before Halloween even gets here.  But, because they’re pumpkins, we’ll probably leave them out for Thanksgiving, too.

One thing important to mention, is that we did initially play with these outside, but they’re really indoor decorations because of the material the pumpkins are made from.  But you could always use something different if you want to display them outdoors.

chalkboard pumpkins halloween and thanksgiving crafts for kids

chalkboard pumpkins halloween and thanksgiving crafts for kids

And just for informational purposes, here is a photo of the half-finished pumpkins, to give you an idea of what they looked like while they were being painted:

chalkboard pumpkins halloween and thanksgiving crafts for kids

Have fun – and let me know if you try it!  :)

Oh, and here are our Halloween crafts from last year!

Plus, read about the Digital Wasabi Tape I used in this post.

This project was featured at:

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Precious Plush Mobiles

These precious plush mobiles would be an adorable addition to any nursery!

I can just see them:  gently swaying above the intense and curious eyes of a newborn, bringing out warm, toothless smiles and soft coos.

3 plush bird mobile on stick

plush 3 little pig with houses mobile

plush pink bird with sun and cloud mobile

I seem to have a wee bit of baby fever lately!  :)

Of course, these charming creations aren’t shipped outside of France (and a couple other EU countries) so you may have to make you’re own if you’re particularly fond of them.

Check them out at A Little Market:  3 Bird Mobile, 3 Little Pigs Mobile, Pink Bird with Sun & Cloud Mobile