Easter Egg Bath Bomb with a Surprise Toy Inside

Easter Egg Bath Bomb with a Surprise Toy inside: the perfect diy fizzy, scented bath treat, with a surprise toy inside! Kids will love.

My little girls love taking baths, and playing in the bath.  If your kids do too, then this is the perfect little Easter treat for them; an Easter Egg Bath Bomb with a Surprise Toy inside!

Easter Egg Bath Bomb with a Surprise Toy inside: the perfect diy fizzy, scented bath treat, with a surprise toy inside! Kids will love.

This treat offers a beautiful scented and fizzy bath, with the fun of a surprise little toy inside.  What could be better?  And they’re simple enough to make and add to your Easter gift baskets for your own kids, or to give as gifts.

Easter Egg Bath Bomb with a Surprise Toy inside: the perfect diy fizzy, scented bath treat, with a surprise toy inside! Kids will love.

I used some sweet little Easter bunny plastic toys I found at the dollar store, but you could certainly personalize it for someone special.  How about mini dinosaurs for the dino lover you know, or shopkins, or little plastic unicorns?  So many fun possibilities.  And you can vary the colour and scent too of the bath bomb too.  We made some light pink, some light blue, some vanilla, and  some lavender scented.

Easter Egg Bath Bomb with a Surprise Toy inside: the perfect diy fizzy, scented bath treat, with a surprise toy inside! Kids will love.

Materials:

  • 1/2 cup citric acid (we found ours at the health food store in bulk)
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • witch hazel -a few sprays from a spray bottle
  • food colouring -few drops
  • scented oil -few drops
  • plastic Easter egg to use as a mold
  • small toy for the surprise
Easter Egg Bath Bomb with a Surprise Toy inside: the perfect diy fizzy, scented bath treat, with a surprise toy inside! Kids will love.

Instructions:

1.  Combine the citric acid and baking soda in a mixing bowl.
2.  In a separate bowl, combine olive oil, food colouring, and scented oil.
Easter Egg Bath Bomb with a Surprise Toy inside: the perfect diy fizzy, scented bath treat, with a surprise toy inside! Kids will love.
2.  Slowly add oil mixture to dry mixture until it reaches the consistency of wet sand.
3.  To bring it all together, spray lightly with a few sprays of witch hazel.
Easter Egg Bath Bomb with a Surprise Toy inside: the perfect diy fizzy, scented bath treat, with a surprise toy inside! Kids will love.
4.  Pack the mixture tightly into the plastic Easter egg mould and add the toy surprise to the middle.  Fill it completely and click it together, and let it set for 24 hours.
Easter Egg Bath Bomb with a Surprise Toy inside: the perfect diy fizzy, scented bath treat, with a surprise toy inside! Kids will love.
5.  After 24 hours, open the Easter egg and carefully remove the bath bomb.  These are fiddly, and we did break some un-moulding them.  If you’re worried you could just give them inside the plastic Easter egg.  We did get the hang of it though, and had lots of successes too.
Easter Egg Bath Bomb with a Surprise Toy inside: the perfect diy fizzy, scented bath treat, with a surprise toy inside! Kids will love.
We wrapped some of ours up in cello bags and tied them with ribbon to make the perfect addition to any Easter basket.
Easter Egg Bath Bomb with a Surprise Toy inside: the perfect diy fizzy, scented bath treat, with a surprise toy inside! Kids will love.
With Easter Egg Bath Bomb with a surprise toy inside, life really is a party!

Leather and Gold Leaf Feather Necklace

DIY Leather Feather Necklace: Use leather, gold leaf and some gold chain to create a simple and stunning leather feather necklace.

This Leather Feather Necklace with Gold Leaf is the perfect spring accessory.

DIY Leather Feather Necklace: Use leather, gold leaf and some gold chain to create a simple and stunning leather feather necklace.

It’s really easy to make, with just a few simple supplies.

DIY Leather Feather Necklace: Use leather, gold leaf and some gold chain to create a simple and stunning leather feather necklace.

Materials:

  • Leather
  • Scissors
  • Leather Hole Punch
  • Gold Leaf
  • Gold Leaf Adhesive
  • Gold Chain
  • Jump Rings
  • Wire Cutters
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
DIY Leather Feather Necklace: Use leather, gold leaf and some gold chain to create a simple and stunning leather feather necklace.

Instructions:

DIY Leather Feather Necklace: Use leather, gold leaf and some gold chain to create a simple and stunning leather feather necklace.

1.  To begin with, create a feather pattern you’re happy with and use it to cut out your leather.  Punch a hole in the top of the feather.

2.  Apply gold leaf adhesive to the bottom of the leather feather, creating a spotty coat so that some of the leather will still show through.  Wait for it to set, according to the manufactures directions, and then apply gold leaf.

3.  Using a sewing machine and coordinating thread, stitch a line down and back up the centre of the feather.  Pull threads through from the front to the back and tie off to finish.

4.  Cut fringe along the side of the feather with sharp scissors, stopping short of your stitch line, on each side.

5.  Using jump rings, add some pieces of gold chain in varying lengths to create a tassel, and then a chain.

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I can’t wait to wear this pretty feather necklace with some spring outfits.  It would also be great to make two and turn them into earrings.

DIY Leather Feather Necklace: Use leather, gold leaf and some gold chain to create a simple and stunning leather feather necklace.

With a DIY Leather Feather Necklace, life really is a party!

Paint Dipped Wooden Spoons

Paint Dipped Wooden Spoons: Easy DIY to take dollar store wooden spoons from boring to beautiful.

These Paint Dipped Wooden Spoons really couldn’t be simpler to make, but every time I look at them they make me smile.  They’re very easy to make, and definitely worth the little effort.

Paint Dipped Wooden Spoons: Easy DIY to take dollar store wooden spoons from boring to beautiful.

I asked my husband for some new wooden spoons for Christmas, and then said I’d really like some of those paint dipped ones, but don’t buy expensive ones…could you just make some for me?  And then we both laughed out loud.  He’s not really the diy-er in the family.  So I tucked this project away in my mind, and today I had time to make them.  (He did get me some really beautiful, chunky wooden spoons for Christmas though.)

Paint Dipped Wooden Spoons: Easy DIY to take dollar store wooden spoons from boring to beautiful.

They’re really easy to make, here’s how you do it.

Paint Dipped Wooden Spoons: Easy DIY to take dollar store wooden spoons from boring to beautiful.

Materials:

  • wooden spoons
  • painter’s tape
  • craft paint
  • sealer
Paint Dipped Wooden Spoons: Easy DIY to take dollar store wooden spoons from boring to beautiful.

Instructions:

1.  Begin by taping off your wooden spoon handles where you’d like the paint to stop.  I used painter’s tape.

2.  Give your spoon handles two coats of paint.  I love the white, but any colour would be great.  You could even add stripes of different colours if you’re really adventurous.

3.  After the paint’s all dry, give your handles a coat of sealer or varathane so the craft paint won’t come off when you wash them.  Once it’s dry, remove the painter’s tape and you’re all set.  Remember to hand wash.

Paint Dipped Wooden Spoons: Easy DIY to take dollar store wooden spoons from boring to beautiful.

These new little spoons make me want to bake something yummy.

Paint Dipped Wooden Spoons: Easy DIY to take dollar store wooden spoons from boring to beautiful.

With new Paint Dipped Wooden Spoons, life really is a party!

Mini Hearts in a Bottle

Mini Hearts in a Bottle:  Tiny felt heart flowers inside a glass jar create a magical terrarium garden.

These little mini hearts in a bottle are so sweet, and really easy to make for someone special this Valentine’s Day.

Mini Hearts in a Bottle:  Tiny felt heart flowers inside a glass jar create a magical terrarium garden.

I was inspired by the mini glass bottles with the sweet little cork tops.  I thought it would be cute to make a miniature heart flower that was like it was growing inside.

Mini Hearts in a Bottle:  Tiny felt heart flowers inside a glass jar create a magical terrarium garden.

These little bottle gardens remind me of teeny, tiny terrariums.  You can get a sense of the scale and how small they really are by the thimble.  The thimble was too big to fit inside the glass bottles, so I made a cute little stand alone one with the thimble as a tiny flower pot.

Mini Hearts in a Bottle:  Tiny felt heart flowers inside a glass jar create a magical terrarium garden.

Here’s how to make your own:

Materials:

  • mini glass bottles
  • moss
  • air dry clay
  • white glue
  • felt
  • stuffing
  • thread
  • glue
  • wire
  • green embroidery thread

Mini Hearts in a Bottle:  Tiny felt heart flowers inside a glass jar create a magical terrarium garden.

Instructions:

1.  To make the heart flower, start by cutting out two matching hearts (a front and a back) , small enough to fit through the mouth of the glass bottle.  Sew them together with coordinating thread, using a blanket stitch.  Before sewing all the way around the heart, add in a little stuffing.  Finishing sewing it all the way around.

2.  To make the stem, cut a small piece of wire.  Using green felt, cut out a very tiny leaf or two, with a narrow stem piece.  Tie on some green embroidery thread to the top of the wire, and wrap it around the wire tightly.   Part way down, wrap in the stem of the felt leaf.  At the end of the stem, finish by tying the thread off, and using a little white glue to secure it.

3.  To assemble the heart flower, use a tiny piece of air dry clay as a base, and insert the stem into it, so it’s able to stand up on its own.  Glue the heart onto the top of the stem to create the flower, pushing the wire up into the felt heart.  Allow the clay and glue to dry.

4.  To assemble the jar, put a tiny amount of glue in the bottom of the jar with a toothpick.  Glue the flower in place in the jar, using tweezers to position it.  Cut the moss into tiny little pieces and add to the bottle.  Use a toothpick and tweezers to push it down and compact it at the bottle of the flower.  Optional:  Add a little handmade tag that says “love grows here”.

5.  To create the thimble flower, make the flower in the same way, with the clay pushed into the thimble and topped with moss.

Mini Hearts in a Bottle:  Tiny felt heart flowers inside a glass jar create a magical terrarium garden.

Make a few for a pretty little grouping, with different shades of pink felt hearts.  Use little birch tree rounds to create different heights in your display, and different sized bottles.

Mini Hearts in a Bottle:  Tiny felt heart flowers inside a glass jar create a magical terrarium garden.

I love how these turned out and they were really simple to put together.

Mini Hearts in a Bottle:  Tiny felt heart flowers inside a glass jar create a magical terrarium garden.

They remind of fairies.  Any little fairy fans on your Valentine’s Day list?  These would be perfect.  I know my little girls love them.

Mini Hearts in a Bottle:  Tiny felt heart flowers inside a glass jar create a magical terrarium garden.

With Mini Hearts in a  Bottle, life really is a party!

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