Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Flower Wreath Tutorial

Today I am sharing with you a tutorial on how to make this gorgeous flower wreath. My goal was to make a wreath that was neutral but would still add a pop of something pretty on our door. I went to the craft store and fell in love with these hydrangea bundles. I decided on the green and white combo to make it simple and elegant looking. Take a look below to learn how to make this for yourself.

I purchased two bundles of the hydrangeas.
Each bundle had 5 flowers on it, 3 large and 2 medium sized. 
I used a wire wreath because that is what I had. You could use a foam floral wreath as well. 

I first used wire cutters to cut off each flower down to about a one inch stub.
Then I pricked off many of the smaller leaves to use as accents around the flowers.

I then laid out the flowers on the wreath to get an idea how I wanted them to go.

Then I began hot gluing the flowers onto the wreath.

Once all the flowers were glued I placed the leaves on, spaced them out and glued them down as well.

TA-DA! All done!!

Thank you for taking a look. 
I hope this inspires you to add a little prettiness to your door!

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Roundup

Are you ready for Easter yet? You have a little over a week so I wanted to share with everyone a roundup of all the Easter posts here on Pinkie for Pink. Take a look:

Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Today I am sharing with you my Vanilla Cupcakes with butttercream frosting. I decorated them for Easter using the Wilton grass tip and some Cadbury Mini Chocolate eggs, which is very simple yet very fun. 

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
Prep cupcake pans with liners.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. 
Add dry ingredients into a mixer bowl.
Add oil and mix on low speed, once incorporated add the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.
Mix on low speed for about 15 seconds.
Scrape sides and mix on low speed for about a minute or until the batter is all mixed together. DO NOT OVER MIX.
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake in oven for 18-20 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. For a moist cupcake you do not want to over bake them. Take them out before they turn golden brown and when you think they might be a little underdone. Cool cupcakes and ice with the following recipe.

1 stick butter softened
1 pound confectioners sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract 

In an electric mixer cream butter until fluffy.
Turn the mixer to low speed and add sugar a little at a time.
Add milk and vanilla extract.
Mix together while scraping down the sides of the bowl.
Add desired food coloring to fit your cupcakes.
Mix on medium speed for 3-5 minutes or until the icing is at your preferred consistency.


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Monday, March 18, 2013

Easter Mantel

Today I am giving you all a look at my Easter Mantel for this year. 
Some things are similar to my last years mantel but I switched it up a bit.

This year I made this Bunny Canvas piece and you can find the tutorial here

Here is my framed egg button art that I made last year and it was extremely simple.
Spray Paint and old picture frame
Cut a piece of cardstock to fit the picture frame
Track lightly a silhouette of an egg on the paper
Glue down buttons to fill in the egg silhouette

Easter subway art framed.

Thanks for taking a look and have a Happy Easter!

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

DIY Bunny Canvas Decor

Today I am sharing with you how to make this adorable yet simple Bunny Canvas Decor project. 
For my mantel I needed one more touch of something and decided some type of canvas piece would be fun. I decided on the fabric because I have never done it before and wanted to try it out. I also wanted to test out my fabric blade that I got for the silhouette machine.  So after a little planning here and there this project came about. I hope you enjoy it!

First I picked out two pieces of fabric to match my decor.

Cut the fabric for the background to be big enough to fold over to the back of the canvas and secure down. 

For cutting the bunny I used my Silhouette machine with the fabric blade. This blade is the same as the regular one just a different color so you will know to not use it on paper- it will dull the blade and not be able to cut fabric.

I took a clip-art image of a bunny and traced the outline on my Silhouette Studio program

Cut the bunny as instructed in the program

And Ta-da this is what you get :)
You could also print a clip-art image from your computer, cut it out, trace it onto a piece of fabric and cut the bunny out by hand.

To secure down the fabric I brushed on a very thin coat of Mod Podge onto the front of the canvas to get the fabric to really hold.

Pull the sides of the fabric to the back and staple down tightly.

Add a thin layer of Mod Podge to the back of the fabric bunny cut out

Apply bunny to the fabric covered canvas

I then took matching tulle and cut it into 2.5 inch wide strips. I only used 2 of them and the length of the tulle that came off the bolt was 60 inches so they were 2.5x60. 

Take both strips and wrap them around your 4 fingers like in the picture above. 

This is what you will have once you have wrapped the two.

Cut a little piece of scrap tulle and use it as a string to tie across the center of the folded tulle

Then take the scissors through the two ends and cut all the loops to be open. You will then take and fluff up the tulle into a ball. You will literllay pull some of the tulle in all directions until you get what you want.
Then lastly hot glue it onto the tail area of the bunny.

TA-DA All done!!!

Here is a little peak at my Easter mantel this year. 
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and have fun making some decor for the holiday as well!

Thanks for stopping by!

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