Easter egg decorating ideas using markers and watercolor pencilsEaster Egg decorating can be loads of fun but sometimes you might want some interesting new decorating ideas.

I love to have colored eggs but every year we try to do something a little different in the mix. 

Partially dipping the egg so you have a oval area to decorate can bring out your inner Rembrandt. 

Using markers and water color pencils give an opportunity for some interesting creative ideas.

Here are 3 different decorating ideas that you can try on your eggs this Easter.

Fast Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

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how to cook fast perfect hard boiled eggsThere has been a lot of odd things written about how to make perfect hard boiled eggs that include all sorts of additives to the water.

When you need hard boiled eggs that look perfect in the shell it is frustrating when half of them end up cracking.

I have two methods on how to cook eggs so that they are perfect and will reduce cracking. Chose which one is best for you for the situation.

Easy Easter Bunny to Sew

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super easy Easter Bunny to SewThis bright cheerful little Easter Bunny is quick to sew and fun to give.

Pop him into an Easter Basket as a lovely gift.

It is a super easy bunny to sew and take only 11 x 15 inches of fabric.

You could sew up a bevy or bunnies!

My easy pattern and sewing  instructions are simple enough for a beginner and fun for an experienced sewer to whip through.

Toss a few on the mantle to welcome Easter.

Printable Easter Card

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Easter chick card free printable
Antique Easter postcards have lovely graphics to them and I pulled this image from one of them to make into Easter card for either your Easter Baskets or gifts that you are giving at Easter.

I have always found small cards to be so useful in gift giving and decorating. 

You could use this on your Easter table with a sentiment inside.

This Easter image came from the heyday of postcards which was from about 1907 to 1915.

These size of the card is 3  3/8 inches by 4 inches.

Easter Carrot Box - Printable

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Easter carrot box free printable
Here is a fun way to give gifts at Easter. Print off a fast and simple Easter Carrot Box.

These small boxes are a perfect addition to your Easter Basket or you could use them as a small gift or as a table decoration!

It is best to print this off on card stock if you want it to be sturdy but if you just need a decorative one-time-use little box then regular paper will be fine. You would have to tape all the edges for added support and once opened it would be finished.

So what to put in this little Easter Box? You could put in a special candy, a small piece of jewelry or the beginning clue to a treasure hunt, the options are endless.

Decorating Easter Eggs With A Glue Gun

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Decorate your Easter Eggs with a Glue GunFor a different way to decorate your Easter Eggs this year why not use your glue gun?

I used a glue gun to make a simple design on these boiled eggs then dipped them in food dye to achieve a beautiful mauve/blue.

The clear glue from the glue gun leaves a subtle raised design.

For something a little unusual try these Easter Eggs Decorated with a glue gun.

Planting An Easter Lily in a Bowl

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Easter lily, planting an Easter Lily in a bowl
Make your grocery store plant look as if it came from a designer florist.

An Easter Lily is a beautiful plant to have in the home during the holidays but the the plain ugly plastic container they come in are not very attractive.

Even if they are sold with foil wrap around them they don't really do justice to the beauty of the plant.

A very decorative way to present pants is to plant them in bowls. This Easter Lily looks stunning planted in a blue and white Chinese bowl.

There are some tricks and tips that you need to know if you are planning to do this. 

Easter Place Card- Painting Bunny Printable

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Easter place card, bunny painting place card
Add a little bit of whimsy to your Easter table with these Easter Place Cards - Painting Bunny Printable.

The original image is taken from an antique Easter post card.

One bunny is doing the painting while the other bunny looks on critically. 

I've modified the image to make it look as if the bunny is actually writing out the name on your place card.

It adds an amusing touch to your table.

Organizing Your Crafting

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Organizing your craft room
Your crafting hobbies can take over your house!

There is a world of crafting for us to enjoy but as most of it requires that you buy some type of specialty supplies or equipment and the cost of it can pile up very quickly (and so can the space that it uses.)

It use to be that crafts were considered to be a inexpensive hobby that would save people money but now craft stores are filled with all sorts of fun and expensive things to buy.

If you are an avid crafter you might have everything from paintbrushes to yarn, all squirreled away ready for you to delve into. But sometimes crafting can get out of hand.

It becomes depressing, not fun, when there are piles of half finished crafts though out the house or worse still, crafts that are half done but get ruined because they are moved from spot to spot to make way.

Organizing your crafting can make you hobby more fun when you know that your supplies are neatly placed away ready for you to start your next project without having to search through out the house to find what you need.

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