Glitter Easter Eggs

Yesterday I attempted some glittered Easter eggs, and let me tell you, they are not as simple as you would think.

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The pink glitter is from the Target dollar bin and the bronze glitter is Recollections fine glitter from Michael’s.

These came out better than I expected them to, but only because I spent about an hour and a half completely covered in glue while Jack listened to me whimper.

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My best advice on the glitter and glue front is to use less glue than you think is necessary. I used way too much, which smeared when I then tried to roll the egg in the glitter. Also, if you have the time, try doing one side of the egg at a time, to let them dry more fully. I think you can tell why a couple of those bronze eggs are not fully covered!

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Happy Glittering!

Current Creations

I love working on crafty projects, so recently I have undertaken a couple.

The first was a mini chalkboard, which I got from the dollar section at Target! I bought permanent chalk pens, and got to work with my faux-ligraphy skills and wrote out a quote from the show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I also painted the easel pink to match my room!

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Jack and I have also been working on a scrapbook of our relationship. I know its super dorky, but we were looking for something to make together, and that was our best bet. Mostly I scrapbook and he supervises but its still fun!

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I can’t wait to post more pictures as we go along!

Bridal Shower

In the midst of finals and finishing my thesis, I helped Jack’s mom with the decorations and games for his sister’s bridal shower!

I made a Miss to Mrs sign out of card stock, and hung it in front of the gifts. I also made big paper pom poms, and three fun games about what is in your purse, bridal superstitions, and who has the groom? where whoever has a picture of the groom in their envelope wins!

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The groom’s family made the centerpieces, which were also favors for the guests.

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My favorite part was the Wedding Advent Calendar I made! for the two weeks before the wedding, Anna will be opening little gifts to get her excited, and also prepared, for the big day! After the wedding I will do another post that lists all of the gifts, but for now here is the final product:

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The bags are from Target, and the foam board and ribbon are from Michael’s!

Happy 23rd, Marissa!

This weekend I headed to NYC to celebrate my DZ Big Sister’s 23rd Birthday!

Even though she already graduated last year, I can’t help myself from crafting for her. I saw a giant martini glass at Michael’s and decided to decorate it and fill it with goodies.

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The stem is decorated with chevron glitter tape and strips of jewel stickers, which I cut from a larger square. The M came as a sticker, but I laid out the 23 myself by cutting individual jewel stickers from the larger strips. I put one long strip of jewels down the back to hold everything in place and cover up any seams.

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This is the final product! I filled the glass with regular and carmel Hershey’s Kisses and added small bottles of UV Coconut and Smirnoff Carmel and a set of bracelets from Capwell + Co. I also decorated the edge with Lollipops I found at Michael’s.

We made our way into Manhattan on the Lower East Side for a night out!

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What I’m Wearing

Dress: Arden B

Shoes: C. Wonder

After tons of getting ready, singing, and picture taking, we headed over to The DL, Delancey & Ludlow.

When you first walk in, it is a cute bar and restaurant with chandeliers and mirrored bar walls. Upstairs, however, are two more floors. The second floor was pretty empty when we got there, but the top floor has a rooftop garden feel, and it had just the right amount of partiers!

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We all had an amazing time! Happy Birthday Biggles, love you!

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