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YO U R G U I D E TO I N S P I R E D L I V I N G 7 original DIY projects with 5 downloadable templates!

Easy, Ad o rab le, M n Bunny B askets

Easter B run ch Tab lescap e Id eas

Fab u l o u s Fab e rgĂŠ -l ke Eggs

E A ST E R

G o rge o us Easter Flo rals

E L E G A N C E


Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Kathryn Severns Avery Design and Layout Hallie Davis Special Projects Manager Robert Sawyer How to contact us: My Life with Style, LLC 787 Kendall Court Lakewood, CO 80214 (303) 725-2301 Info@mylifewithstyle.com www.mylifewithstyle.com Copyright Š2013 My Life With Style, LLC. All rights reserved.  No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. Unauthorized commercial use of this publication is strictly prohibited.

Springtime is upon us. The days are noticeably longer. Leaf buds are appearing on trees. Brave crocuses, tulips, and daffodils push their leaves up through the cold ground in search of warmth and sunlight. This season of renewal reminds us of the continuous cycle of life. After being dormant during winter, all living things are invited to renew their growth in the spring. This is a great time of year to clean house literally and figuratively by getting rid of things you don’t need or use and renewing your commitment to personal growth and development. Easter is a very special time of year for Christians, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus and the promise of eternal life. No matter what your beliefs, we hope the designs in this e-book will inspire you and enhance your celebration of Easter and the coming of spring.


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Mini Bunny Baskets

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To start either the Baby Bunny or Bunny Hugs project you will need . . . Terra Cotta pots (2 3/4in. x 2 1/4in.)

Scissors

Small foam paint brush

Crayons or markers

White acrylic paint

Spray adhesive

Pastel acrylic paint (coordinate with paper color)

Glue

My Life with Style Bunny and Egg Templates 12 in. x 12 in. Scrapbooking paper (one sheet will make 2 to 3 bunnies depending on the paper’s pattern)

Clothespins 1 in. White pom poms Easter grass Candy

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Baby Bunny

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Step 1: Paint the pot with a coat of white acrylic paint. Allow to dry thoroughly. Multiple coats may be needed. Be sure to allow thorough drying between coats. Step 2: Cut out the template with scissors.

Step 3: To add dimension, fold the ears forward

Step 4: Then gently shape the ears by pinching the side together slightly.

Step 5: Glue the head to the rim of the pot.

Step 6: Use a clothespin to hold the head in place while drying.


Step 7: Wrap the body around the pot.

Step 8: Using a pencil, lightly mark where to glue the body to the pot.

Step 9: Place a small line of glue along the edge where marked.

Step 10: Use a clothespin to hold in place while drying.

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Step 11: Glue a pompom tail onto the back of the body. Step 12: Fill with grass and candy.

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Bunny Hugs

Step 1: For true paint colors, prime the pot with a coat of white acrylic paint. Allow to dry thoroughly. Then paint with colored acrylic paint. Multiple coats may be needed. Be sure to allow thorough drying between coats.

Step 2: Cut out blank bunny head and body templates.


Step 3: Using a pencil, trace two bodies and two heads onto scrapbooking paper. If paper is patterned, be sure heads and bodies have patterns going the same direction.

Step 4: Follow pencil marks and cut out shapes

Step 5: Spray glue onto the back of one set of shapes.

Step 6: Carefully align the back sides of cutouts and press together.

Step 7: Trim any excess where the shapes don’t align perfectly on both the front and back.

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Step 8: Color an egg template and cut out.

Step 9: Place a small line of glue on the pot rim and then position the egg on the glue so that the top of the egg extends well above the rim.

Step 10: Attach clothespins to hold in place and let dry.


Step 11: Place a line of glue from the sides to the back of the pot. Step 12: Making sure the paper contacts the line of glue, wrap the body around the rim of the pot. Use clothespins to hold the body in place while drying.

Step 13: Carefully glue the back of the top paw to the front of the bottom paw to hold the egg in place. Be sure not to get glue on the egg!

Step 14: Hold the paws together with your fingers until dry. (About 5 minutes.)


Step 15: Gently bend the head to create a slight curve.

Step 16: Above the pot rim, dab glue between the bunny’s shoulders.

Step 17: Position head on glue above pot rim and hold in place until dry.

Step 18: Glue the tail in position on the back as shown.

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Step 19: Fill with grass and candy.

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Easter Brunch 16

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Below, a "runner" created from paper bunnies using the MLWS templates adds a touch of whimsy to the table.

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Materials Needed: Terra Cotta pot (5 ½ inches x 4 ¼ inches) Gold spray paint 4 ½ inch florist foam ball Flowers (our arrangements include yellow daisies, pink wax flowers, mini white mums, mini carnations, purple and lavender statice flower) Step 1: Spray the interior and exterior of the pot with gold spray paint (you may want to use rubber gloves). Let dry comletely.

Step: 2 Use a faucet to lightly soak the florist foam ball with water. Allow the foam to absorb the water before proceeding.

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Step 3: Place the florist foam ball inside the pot.

Step 4: Cut flower stems to approximately 1.5 inches and then insert into foam.

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Completely cover the ball with flowers.

Step 6: Fill holes between flowers by inserting wax flower sprigs.

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Beautiful Blossom Wreath

Materials Needed: 18 inch Florist foam wreath 1 package Floral greening pins Fresh flowers (flat headed flowers work best) We used: Yellow Daisies Lavender Statice Solidago (Golden Rod) Pink Wax Flowers


Step 1: Briefly soak florist foam wreath in water. Allow excess water to drain off before proceeding.

Step 2: Trim several stems of Solidago sprigs to approximately 1 inch. Insert into the outer ring of the wreath securing with greening pins if necessary. Repeat until the entire outer ring is covered.

Step 4: Trim several Yellow Daisy stems to approximately 1 inch. Insert into the outer ring of the wreath just above the Solidago layer. Repeat until the entire outer ring is covered. Step 5: Create small bunches of wax flowers and attach to the top of the wreath with greening pins. Repeat until the top of the ring is covered.

Step 3: Trim several stems of Lavender Statice to approximately 1 inch. Insert into the inner ring of the wreath securing with greening pins if necessary. Repeat until the entire inner ring is covered.

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Exquisite Eggs

Materials Needed: 2 ½ in. Styrofoam egg 250–300 Purple 5 mm sequins Pink seed beads Applique Pins

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Step 1: Put a pink seed bead on a pin.

Step 2: Add a purple sequin cupped side facing the point of the pin.

Step 3: Starting in the middle at the top of the egg, insert the pin with the bead and sequin.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1 and 2 and insert pins Step 5: Extend rows down each opposite side into egg slightly overlapping each adjoining of the egg, filling in where needed until egg is sequin. Start with a ring around the top. entirely covered with sequins. Š 2013 My Life With Style, LLC. All rights reserved. www.MyLifeWithStyle.com

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Materials Needed: 2 ½ in Styrofoam egg 250–300 Pink 5 mm sequins 20 Yellow 15 mm flower sequins 20 Gold 3 mm sequins

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20 Yellow 5 mm sequins 60 seed pearls Pink seed beads Applique Pins

Step 1: Put a pearl on a pin. Step 2: Add a gold sequin, followed by a yellow sequin and a flower sequin. Cupped side of all sequins should face the point of the pin.

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Step 3: Starting in the middle at the top of the egg, insert the pin with the pearl and sequins.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1 and 2 and insert pins into egg slightly overlapping the neighboring sequins to create a band around the middle of the egg.

Step 5: Put a pearl on a pin. Step 6: Add a pink sequin cupped side facing the point of the pin.

Step 7: Insert the pink sequin behind the row of flower sequins.

Step 8: Continue adding pearls and pink sequins until you have completed rows on both sides of the yellow sequin band.

Step 9: Place a pink seed bead on a pin followed by a pink sequin. Make sure the cupped side of the sequin faces the point of the pin.

Step 10: Repeat placing pink seed beads and pink sequins on pins. Step 11: Insert rows of pins into egg slightly overlapping each adjoining sequin. Step 12: Continue inserting pins with beads and sequins on both sides of the middle band until the entire egg is covered.

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Versitile Positions! Jumping!

Each one has their own personality!

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