Easter Bunny Craft

Easter is almost here! We still have some adorable Easter party supplies left, so hop in and grab some before they are gone!

While your there, pick up a honeycomb ball or two and make these super cute little honey bunnies (get it…honeycomb + bunny…honey bunny)!

Photo by Katie Hickenbottom Photography

These little cuties are so easy to make! Here’s what you will need:

Supplies

5″ Honeycomb ball

Card stock in 3 different colors (I used silver, pink and black)

Hot glue

Printable guide (print out on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper)

Print out the guide on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, then cut out the shapes. Trace the cutouts onto your card stock. For the ears and eyes I traced just one and then folded the paper in half and cut. Hot glue the inner ear to the outer ear, then hot glue the completed ears onto the honeycomb ball. Make sure the string to hang the balls is at the top of the head.

For the eyelashes cut along each of the vertical lines to make fringe, then cut every other piece off. This is a little tricky, but it makes the lashes more noticeable. Hot glue the lashes to the ball.

Next cut out the nose and hot glue to the honeycomb ball. You can add whiskers, but I chose not to.

Place the little bunnies on your Easter table or outside at your Easter egg hunt.

There you have it! A fun and fast Easter craft. What kind of Easter crafts, besides dying eggs, do you do at home?

Hoppy trails!

Katie

DIY Heart Pinata

Here at Fancy That we’re lovers, not fighters. With that in mind we designed this DIY Heart Pinata so you can tug on its heart strings (because smashing hearts to pieces on Valentine’s Day just seems wrong). If you pull the correct ribbon the heart will open up and the candy will flow out.

DIY Heart Pinata

 

This pinata is so easy to make and so adorable – if I do say so myself!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Supplies

  • Cardboard Box
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue Gun
  • Stapler
  • Twine
  • Ribbon
  • Fringe or Crepe Paper

Here’s how we did it:

Break down your cardboard box. You’ll want two big pieces for the front and back and several smaller pieces for the sides.

DIY Heart Pinata

Next get some paper and cut out a heart. I took two pieces of 8.5 x 11 paper and taped them together. Then I folded them in half and drew half a heart. I cut out the heart and taped it in place on top of a big cardboard piece and cut it out. Do this again to the second big piece of cardboard.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

The box I used  had skinny sides – if your box is a equal on all sides, you’ll want to cut a few thin pieces for the sides of your pinata. The width of your strips will depend on how wide you want your pinata to be.

DIY Heart Pinata

Before attaching the side pieces you can bend them all over so they curve easily around the heart pieces.

Now you can start taping the side pieces to the heart pieces. I used regular tape, but you can use any tape you want. The guts of the pinata do not have to look pretty 🙂

DIY Heart Pinata

When you get to the bottom tip of the heart leave a little extra cardboard, this will act as the trap to keep the candy in the pinata. Staple the winning ribbon to the inside of this piece.

DIY Heart Pinata DIY Heart Pinata

To hang the pinata I used a long piece of twine and knotted the two ends together. Place the twine in between the two sides and center it. Take the stapler and staple the twine inside the cardboard a couple of times (or a lot of times like I did) You’ll want the knotted end of the twine to be inside the pinata.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

Now you can attach the top of the pinata.

DIY Heart Pinata

Look how cute that is already!

Ok, time to attach the rest of the ribbons. I did mine in a few different colors and cut them all different lengths.

DIY Heart Pinata

I taped the ribbons on to all sides with tape. Try not to tape over ribbon that has already been taped because it will pull both ribbons off at the same time. These do not have to be taped on well – you want them to come off easily.

DIY Heart Pinata

Once you have your ribbons attached heat up that glue gun!

You can use crepe paper or fringe to cover your pinata.  I used 3 colors of fringe – red, fuchsia and white. Side note: don’t put the glue on the tape holding down the ribbons – glue around it.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

Fill the pinata with candy and tuck the trap door into the the pinata.

You did it! Now take a few seconds to admire your work and give yourself a well deserved pat on the back.

Happy crafting!

Katie

Thanksgiving Kids Table Ideas

I wish that I could be like the cool kids, ’cause all the cool kids get to sit at their own special Thanksgiving table!

Make this years kids table the place to be! Get your kids to help with the decorations and table settings – they’ll feel super special and they won’t be asking to sit on your lap while you try to eat your dinner (okay, they probably will, but you might get at least 5 minutes of adult time!).

I had my little darlings help make a Pumpkin Turkey! It turned out so cute and we had fun putting it together!

Here’s how we made it…

Turkey Pumpkin
For your pumpkin turkey you will need a pumpkin, a couple different colors of construction paper, scissors, a hot glue gun, googly eyes, and red fringe (available at Fancy That). We also glued googly eyes on the pine cones, just for fun.

 

Turkey Pumpkin
Stack your construction paper and cut out a feather shape. I totally eyeballed mine. Then make little cuts down each side of the feather and fluff them a little.

 

Turkey Pumpkin
Hot glue your feathers to the back of the pumpkin.

 

Turkey Pumpkin
Then glue on the googly eyes.

 

Turkey Pumpkin
Cut out a small triangle from the construction paper to make a beak.

 

Turkey Pumpkin
Use a small piece of fringe for the gobble (that’s what I call it anyway…)

 

We also added a little crown, because, well why not?
We also added a little crown because, well, why not?

We placed our Pumpkin Turkey, who we affectionately call Joey, at the head of the table – he will keep an eye on the kiddies to make sure they eat all their food, even the turkey (so sad…)

Thanksgiving Kids Table
Anyway…for the kids table I used kraft paper as the table cloth and put some crayons in a popcorn box. My sweet angels loved the idea that they could draw on the table and not get in trouble! I had also taken them shopping at Fancy That and they picked out orange fringe and orange plates. We lined the table with the fringe and added twinkle lights for a fun table runner!

 

Thanksgiving Kids Table
Our cute little pine cone friends wanted to come party at the kids table too.

 

Thanksgiving Kids Table
What sweethearts wouldn’t be excited to drink out of these glass milk bottles with fancy paper straws?!

 

Thanksgiving Kids Table
Don’t just place your cutlery on the napkin, wrap it up like a little present for your sweetie pies to open before they dig in.

Do you have a designated kids table? We’d love to hear what you do to keep your little ones, or not so little ones occupied while the grown-ups do boring grown-up things at their table.

Happy Turkey Day,

Katie

{photos by Katie Hickenbottom Photography}