Carrots from the Easter bunny

The Easter bunny has been busy preparing his sweet filled carrots to deliver this weekend. If you’d like to make your own, follow these simple steps.

You will need;

Square piece of cellophane (approx 25 x 25cm)
Square piece of orange tissue paper (approx 15 x 15cm)
Cellotape rubber band (optional)
Green ribbon
Mini eggs

Take the square piece of cellophane and lay it flat on the table. Place the orange tissue paper on top of the cellophane and align it in the bottom right corner.

From the bottom right corner, fold both the cellophane and tissue paper in half to make a triangle.

Then fold it over half way to the centre of the triangle and secure this with a piece of cello tape.

Fill the cone shape with mini eggs until you reach the top of the orange tissue paper and fold over the eggs to secure them in place.

Scrunch and twist the cellophane, I have secured this with an orange rubber band but you could just use ribbon if you prefer.

Tie the green ribbon round the rubber band if using and fan out the cellophane above.

Attach a gift tag if you wish, I have cut out my tags using a bunny shaped cookie cutter but you could use any shape.

These carrots would be perfect to use around the garden as part of an Easter egg hunt for little ones.

Have a fabulous Easter weekend everybody!


Decorate a Christmas wreath

It is the first year that I have put a wreath on my front door,  mainly because I’m used to living in flats but I also thought they were really expensive to buy. Ofcourse they can be if you go for a really fancy ready-made one,  however I found this plain wreath in tesco and it only cost £5.  As it’s fresh I obviously won’t be able to use it again but at least if it gets damaged or blows away I won’t be too upset.

As the wreath was quite plain I decided to inject some of my own style into it by adding some more pine cones, berries and dried orange slices that I’ve been keeping in my craft box.  You could use all sorts of different things such as ribbons, bells, baubles or even cinnamon sticks as I have done.  Just tie each item on to the wreath with some florists wire, it was so easy to do and didn’t take much time at all.  I enjoyed it so much I found myself wondering what it would be like to do a flowering arranging course, haha.