Have I mentioned that I LOVE lemon curd? I really do. I need to find a healthier option, but until then, I will enjoy it as a special treat. But seriously, it is one of my most favorite things ever.
I canned a few jars of it this week and needed a nice little gift tag for it. Fold it in half and write a nice message inside the card. Lemon curd should be consumed no later than a year after it’s been canned (who would wait that long?!), so make sure you write the appropriate dates on the back.
Fold it, punch a hold towards the top fold, and hang by a pretty ribbon or bakers twine.
*Will post a picture soon, my printer is out and I need to get them printed. If you are having problems with the quality, email me or leave a comment.
It can be easy to make quality photo pendants and charms using resin. Some resin can be tricky to work with, but I’ve found that Castin’Craft’s Easy Cast Epoxy is actually very easy to use. You just need a few supplies and before you know it, you will have fun charms or keepsake photo pendants for you or for gifts!
Glue (if using a bail or glueing a frame or scrabble tile onto another setting, use e600 or something similar)
Scrapbook paper, digital negatives, small pictures, or other paper-type item
Blow dryer (optional, but recommended)
Optional – chain, key ring or ball chain, bails, or cufflinks
Epoxy, digital negatives, and frame charms
For this project, I used Costco’s 5×7 digital negatives and frame charms. In the photo on the top of this post, there are cufflinks made out of scrabble tiles, using pictures from a vintage bug dictionary. You can also do photos or scrapbook paper on scrabble tiles and glue a bail onto the back, or use a cabochon setting.
To make tiny pictures: In a photo editing software or PowerPoint create a 4×6 inch shape, insert the pictures you want to use and minimize them to your setting’s shape. Do a couple different sizes to play around with, fill up your 4×6 shape and have printed at a 1 hour photo place.
Follow the Easy Cast directions and mix your epoxy. The amount you need will determine how many items you are using. A little bit goes a long way, so do several pendants at a time.
Cut your paper/photo to fit your setting, tile, or frame; glue into place.
Using your plastic knife, small spoon, or stick, carefully drop a small bit of resin on top of your photo. Use a toothpick to spread it into corners and sides. Add more if needed. Resin is thick enough to “dome” on to of a surface, like water on a penny.
Using a blow dryer on low, directly above your pendant, carefully blow out any air bubbles.
Keep in a warm, dry, place for 24+ hours until no longer sticky
Glue a bail on the back of your tile, attach chain or key ring to your pendant, and enjoy!
Charms for jewelry
Glue tiles onto bobby pins with settings, or other berets
Wine glass charms
Napkin ring charms
Glue settings onto rings
Glue onto picture frames
Make 3D stickers by coating store-bought or handmade stickers with resin
Every year we would get Easter Baskets from the Easter Bunny (just like stockings from Santa). My mom would fill our baskets with special treats and toys along with hiding Easter Eggs. It was almost like waking up on Christmas morning!
This year I only have my toddler-age Godchild to make a basket for, but I have been thinking about lots of other ideas! The following is a list of Easter Basket Filler Ideas that don’t involve candy – some to make and some to buy. Just follow the links for the craft tutorials or instructions!
What to use for baskets:
The cheap wicker Easter baskets they sell at the store
Other stores have more fun “baskets” like fabric animals and colorful pails
Colorful organizational totes at the dollar store (we get these the most – fun and functional for after Easter!)
Toy containers: baby doll bath tubs, strollers or cradles, Lego containers, etc. (holds the goodies and doubles as a toy)
Real baskets from a home or craft store
Instead of using Easter grass, use fabric, a new piece of clothing, a baby blanket, etc.
Easter Basket Ideas (other than candy):
Sidewalk Chalk (make your own without any toxic ingredients if you have the time)
Felt flowers are everywhere; these cute flora can be used for brooches, hair bands, home decor and more! Not only are there a ton of different things to use felt flowers for, there are a ton of different felt flowers as well.
Here is a compilation of some of my favorite felt flowers and tutorials. Stay tuned for Christmas Gift Ideas using these rad rosettes!
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