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How To Make Bath Bombs For Easter

Let me show you how to make bath bombs to pamper your loved ones this Easter! Fill baskets with egg shaped capsules that will turn their bath into a luxurious soak.

How To Make Bath Bombs For Easter

Spring is the perfect time to pamper someone special with some precious bath bombs. Why not give them (or yourself) a reason

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Sprinkle Easter Eggs

Adorn your Easter eggs with colorful sprinkles this year. This sweet touch of whimsy will take hard boiled eggs to a whole new level of darling!

Sprinkle Easter Eggs

I’m always searching for new and exciting ways to decorate my Easter eggs. This year I decided

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Sequined Easter Eggs Tutorial

This sequined Easter eggs tutorial will show you how to make exquisite decorative eggs that you can use to adorn your home for years to come.

Sequined Easter Eggs Tutorial

I’ve been making these beautiful sequined eggs with my elementary students at school for years now. Every Spring I pull out the foam shaped eggs, sequins and straight pins and we go to town chatting and sharing stories whilst we create a magnificent specimen out of layered colorful circles held together with pins. I cherish this special time with my students. We sit together working quietly as our imaginations slowly unfold in a relaxed repetition of jewel-like splendor.

Sequined Easter Eggs Tutorial

Some students choose to make their egg into patterns of color, some choose a solid palette, while others cover the surface with a myriad of sizes, shapes and colors of sequins. There is no wrong or right way. Each egg comes to life at the hands of unique individuals who take the time to sit and create them. And each egg is as beautiful as the individual who creates them. And I tell them so.

Sequined Easter Eggs Tutorial

I love watching their faces glow in self discovery and awe of what their each capable of.  Most of the children can’t sit still for more than five minutes, but this project can capture them and entice them into a creative trance. And the end result of their hard work and dedication is truly priceless…

Sequined Easter Eggs Tutorial

just like each one of the beautiful children I am so fortunate to know and teach.

Items you’ll need to make sequined Easter eggs ::

  • Foam shaped eggs found at any craft store
  • Multicolored sequins, I like to get various sizes for layering
  • Flathead push pins

Take time to sit down with those you love and create something together. You’ll be surprised by the beauty that unfolds.

Happy creating,

Wenderly

 

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Easter Round Up!

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Easter is but a hop, skip and a jump away! And I have rounded up four fun and easy peasy Easter ideas for you to enjoy! 

First up is the traditional Greek Easter bread! otherwise known as Tsoureki. 

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Isn’t it just beautiful? It’s a treasured family tradition at our house.

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We all look forward to the delicious, semisweet bread at our Easter table. Yaya always uses the Tsoureki as a lovely centerpiece for all to admire throughout the meal and I must admit that we all can’t wait for the glorious waft of coffee brewing from the kitchen because we know that the Easter bread will finally be sliced. Hop on over to check out the Easter bread recipe. 

If you want to dabble in some crafty sweet confections give the Adorable Edible Easter Egg Tree a whirl!

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All you need are some pretty pastel candy melts, plastic egg candy molds and ribbon!

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Click on over for the scoops on the Edible Egg Tree! 

Now I don’t know about you, but I just can’t resist the Sweet & Sparkling Sugar Covered Easter Eggs with Fondant. 

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They simply melt my heart! Why should cakes & cookies get to have all the fun? They are a crowd pleaser for sure! Check out all the sweet details here.

And last but certainly not least. My grandmother’s tangy, salty and slightly sweet Roquefort Cheese Dip. 

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This dip is simply swoon worthy.

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A creamy, dreamy dip that will adorn any spring vegetable with grandeur!  Here is the Roquefort Cheese Dip recipe.

Wishing you all a most blessed and beautiful Easter spent with those you love and cherish.

Wenderly 

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Easter Eggs Covered In Sugar And Fondant

Dress up your Easter eggs this year with some sweet fondant shapes encrusted with sparkling sugar. They’re edible but almost to pretty to eat!

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This year we decided to gussy up our Easter eggs. Add a little glitz and glam if you will. I mean why do cookies and cakes get to have all the fun?

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Oh sure, we still went through the traditional steps of dying our boiled eggs with little tablets of dye dropped into vinegar and water.

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It’s what we did with them after their colorful bath that made it so fun!

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This year I wanted to do something a little different and I thought “why not use sweet confections to dress up our eggs”?!  I went to my local craft store and bought some white sanding sugar,

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as well as some pre-made pastel colored fondant that I cut it into little Eastery shapes with teeny tiny cookie cutters.

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I dyed the hard boiled eggs, let them dry, brushed them with egg whites (just to keep it all green and non-toxic) and then carefully rolled them in sugar.

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I experimented with some already colored sanding sugar but I noticed the dye from the sugar started to melt onto the egg and it just looked messy to me. So I stuck to the pre-colored egg rolled in white sugar and got the effect that I was going for. I thought that the fondant shapes looked sweet dressed in sugar as well.

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We used the egg whites for sugaring the fondant shapes as well as adhering them to the eggs. Just make sure that everything dries before moving on to the next step.

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Let your imagination go! We even made a few polka dotted eggs. Don’t you just love polka dots!?

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I used a straw to make the fondant circles.

Note: If by chance the fondant sticks inside the straw, don’t worry, just blow it out. My daughter relished in pointing that handy tip out to me when I became perplexed that my fondant circle stuck inside the straw. I shall never live that one down. 

Look how sweet the plain colored egg looks with just the sugared the fondant shape.

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Isn’t that dear?

I’m planning to use these adorable eggs to decorate each place setting at the Easter table.

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You could even use blown out eggs and save these little dearies to use again and again. As a matter of fact, these sweet little eggs remind me of my beloved sugar eggs that I used to relish in when I was a little girl. Do you remember those? The entire egg was made of hardened sugar, hollowed out and pipped with colorful icing. The end was open and inside sat a delightful surprise! Sweet little scenes of bunnies and spring flowers that were made of icing too! I used to gaze into those magical eggs for hours on end. Those precious memories guided me as I created these precious little dearies.

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Simple, sweet, sugared eggs. How fun is that?

Wishing you an Easter that’s as sweet as can be!

~Wenderly

Easter Eggs Covered In Sugar And Fondant
Recipe Type: Easter Eggs
Author: Wendy Hondroulis |Wenderly
Dress up your Easter eggs this year with some sweet fondant shapes encrusted with sparkling sugar. They’re edible but almost to pretty to eat!
Ingredients
  • hard boiled eggs
  • easter egg dye
  • pre-made colored fondant
  • sanding sugar
  • egg whites
  • tiny cookie cutters
  • straw to make polka dots
Instructions
  1. Dye hard boiled eggs with easter egg dye. (I left a few plain white as well)
  2. Once eggs are completely dried, brush them with egg whites and roll in sanding sugar and let dry.
  3. Cut fondant into small spring shapes with tiny cookie cutters. I covered some of the small shaped with sugar and left others plain fondant.
  4. Brush the backs of fondant shapes and stick to eggs. Take care not to push to hard to crack egg or rub off sugar.
  5. Use the end of a straw to make make polka dots. Gently blow end of straw if the circles get stuck. Brush the polka dots and stick onto eggs.
Notes
Let your creativity run wild! You can hunt these gorgeous eggs, set them out for display, use them as table decorations or even to greet guests at each place setting.