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Easter Burlap Bunny Bag

This is the first Easter where I have not put together Easter baskets for my kids….I usually have a basket for at least one of them! But this year they are ALL adults and all out on their own. And I’m not liking it one bit. Nope, I do not particularly enjoy the “empty nest,” it’s a little too quiet, a little too uneventful, a little too boring. We didn’t even color eggs this year.

Before you get too sad for me and my kid-less situation, I must tell you that we did have a BEAUTIFUL Easter Brunch and Easter table setting! :)

And I did sew up an adorable “Burlap Bunny Bag” for my daughter.

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I had all the makings for an adorable Easter pouch to send to my daughter: burlap, pink gingham ribbon, pink glitter iron-on vinyl….(I’m in love with this new glitter iron on vinyl! I learned about it from The Glitter Academy…and now I’m sold. What else can I make with this stuff?!? I am sure I will be coming up with more fun projects for this new vinyl.)

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I sewed up a simple bag (using a straight stitch, and then a zig zag stitch on the edges to keep the burlap from fraying), then ironed on the glitter vinyl bunny. {I cut out this bunny with my Cricut earlier.} I used a tea towel over the vinyl as I ironed it down for about a minute or two. Then I peeled off the protective covering to reveal the brilliant glitter. I stitched on the pink ribbon and Voila! An adorable Burlap Bunny Bag to send to Amber!

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I’m going to fill it up with plenty of Easter candy and maybe a special small treat just for her (like nail polish or hair ties)! Do you think she will like it? I sure did miss her this Easter!

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I hope your Easter is overflowing with Hope, Joy, Peace, Kids and Easter Baskets! 😉

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Easter Surprise Rolls

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These Easter Surprise Rolls are simple to make and delicious! I made these growing up and I think since they are SO easy to make, we actually made them more often than just Easter time! They take only minutes to put together, and are so fun to make with kids (I know, I made them when I was a kid!)

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First gather the simple ingredients: Crescent Rolls, Marshmallows, Cinnamon Sugar, Melted butter.The next steps are super easy, and I will show you how to assemble them in pictures:

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Seal those crescent rolls well…you don’t want the marshmallow to escape! Dip just the bottom of the roll in butter and place it in a muffin tin. Now just bake them at 375 for 10-12 minutes! But be sure to put a cookie sheet underneath your muffin tin. The marshmallows tend to seep out a bit and they like to drip. {You will thank me later!} While the rolls are baking, prepare the glaze.

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Just 3 simple ingredients: powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. I used my Watkins vanilla for this one. (Read the vanilla taste test here). After I made the glaze, I realized that I could have used my CLEAR vanilla and it would have kept the glaze a nice white color.

Allow the rolls to cool a bit, then drizzle on the glaze.

The surprise comes when you bite into one of the warm rolls and find they are EMPTY! What happened to the marshmallow?!

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Easter Surprise Rolls

1/4 c. sugar
1 t. cinnamon
2 pkg. crescent rolls (refrigerated)
16 large marshmallows
1/4 c. melted butter

Dip large marshmallow into melted butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place in wide end of crescent roll, fold corners over and roll to point. Seal edges well. Dip point side into butter and place down in greased muffin tin. Place pan on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Remove rolls from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Glaze while warm.

Variation: Place spoonful of canned apple pie filling in crescent roll and then put a large marshmallow on top of the pie filling. Fold, roll and bake.

Glaze:

1/2 c. powdered sugar
1-2 T. milk
1/2 t. vanilla

Whisk ingredients together. Spoon over warm rolls.

 

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Aren’t they beautiful? Enjoy!

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Dose of Sunshine Monday — Easter Hope

Happy Monday! I’ve been singing this phrase in my head lately, so I thought I’d better put it into a printable format. (Does that ever happen to you?)

Here is my chalkboard rendition for Easter Hope:

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{To see my other Easter printables in spring colors, click here.}

I hope your Easter is filled with hope, peace and joy.

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Then download the print here (the download will not have my website on it):

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Easter Trio & a Spring Thank You Gift

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I’ve been working on TWO holidays at once: Easter and April Fool’s Day planning. I don’t usually do much for April Fool’s Day, but this year we are having an outdoor party on that very day, and so I MUST have a little fun! (Don’t you agree?) I’ll be sharing my April Fool’s pranks in a later post, but for now here are some Easter prints I’ve been designing and re-designing.

The first one is really a reminder to me to get moving on all these projects and party plans! Ha! I need to post this one on my phone for a while as a wallpaper!

Which one would you choose to display?

I love the “Hello, Spring” in a frame. Now that I look at this picture, I think I might need some white “Spring” frames! Any suggestions on where to find some cute ones?

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You might notice my little spring jars that I decorated up with some Easter vinyl. I cut these vinyl Easter creatures (bunny and blue robin) with my Cricut die-cutting machine and adhered them to the jars. Then I filled them with chocolate treats, printed a 2×3 of the Hello, Spring printable and used it for a tag on the jar.

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I’m using this one as a special thanks to a friend who has helped me out so much! Hope she likes it.

Have a wonderful 2 days of holiday celebrating!

P.S. If I get enough requests, I will make these Easter printables available to you on this post!

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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