Simple Spring Place Card

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Add a little whimsy to your Spring Table with this cute little Bunny Place Card.

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Make it personal, it’s fairly simple and very inexpensive to make. 

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For the Bunny Place Card…

I used inexpensive wood bunny cut-outs from Dollar Tree* and scrapbook paper.

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Directions:

  • First, you’ll need to add adhesive onto the back of the scrapbook paper. 
  • I like to use the Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to my paper. 
  • Put the paper design side up on the Xyron Creative Station* crank the handle to run the paper through the machine.  As it moves through the Xyron Creative Station it adds adhesive to the backside of the paper.  Easy to use and it doesn’t need any electricity.

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  • Lay wood piece onto scrapbook and give a gentle rub to make sure everything is stuck down.
  • Carefully cut around the shape with a craft knife.
  • Sand the rough cut edges of the shape with a sanding block*.  You can use an Emory board to get into small places to sand.

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  • Tie a thin pink ribbon around the neck of the bunny.
  • Glue small flower embellishment over the knot of the ribbon.
  • Print names using a computer-generated font onto white cardstock.
  • Cut into strips and cut a small “v” notch out of one end to make a small banner.
  • Tuck and glue banner under the edge of the flower.
  • Glue a small white pompom for the bunny tail.

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To make my bunny stand, I used a small wood piece cut from an old scrabble tray and glued it

onto the back using Dap Rapid Ruse All Purpose Adhesive*.

(Alternative suggestions would be a small kids block.)

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Now you’re ready to set the table using your good dishes and let the party begin.

Personally…I always considered these red toile dishes my “good” dishes and I only used them

for Holidays.  Now, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve decided to use them every day.  

Speckled Eggs for Spring

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Now that I only have a teen-ager at home, we don’t do the dyed eggs anymore.  (he’s no fun)

But… I still needed some soft pastel hued Speckled Eggs for Spring.

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I gave the eggs a light sanding to remove the ridge and painted them with a soft chalky finish.

Like the name suggests, these eggs have a smooth finish making them perfect for painting.

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The best way to paint an egg…

Use an small glass or candle votive to hold the egg.  Paint one half of the egg at a time.

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I especially like the look of speckled eggs, so I grabbed an old toothbrush for speckling.

  • Speckled the eggs by lightly rubbing the old toothbrush into brown paint and gently flicking the paint onto the eggs.
  • Make sure to wear an apron to protect your clothing.  Flicking can be quite messy.

 

This project was created for and sponsored by Smoothfoam™, The Crafters Foam.

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