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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

DIY Easter basket liner

It's easy to pretty-up an Easter basket with a cute, DIY, liner made from up-cycled fabric. I still have an Easter basket from childhood (the one on the left below). It needed a little pretty-up. 
It was fair weather this past weekend, so I spray painted outdoors.  Two baskets took two whole cans of spray paint, yikes. I sprayed the inside first. Took my dog for a walk and let that dry.
Then flipped and sprayed the bottoms.
how to paint an Easter basket
I reused the bicycle basket liners I made last Spring. You can see how I made them here. 
how to make an Eater basket liner from a recycled shirt
I trimmed a bit of fabric off the bottom of the gray and white stripe liner. Re-stitched the bottom closed. Then added box corners, so it fit the basket better. 
This pink and gray, girls top, size large, is a perfect fit for my large egg shaped basket. 
I made this liner just like my bicycle basket liners, except I stitched box corners.
how to spray paint and Easter basket, DIY Easter basket liner from up cycled fabric
Now all we need is some Easter candy!
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Monday, February 22, 2016

gluten free peanut butter cups

home made peanut butter cups
Home made peanut butter cups are easy to make for Easter. You can even make them gluten, soy & dairy free with semi sweet chocolate chips by Enjoy Life.

Ingredients/supplies:
1 bag of chocolate morsels-I used dairy free, soy free, and gluten free semi sweet mini chocolate chips. 
1/8 cup confectioners/powder sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup all natural creamy peanut butter
paper cupcake liners
9 space cup cake pan
Directions:
1. melt chocolate-place chocolate in a covered microwave save dish and microwave 3mins, stop and stir each minute.
2. in a separate bowl, mix peanut butter, vanilla, and confectioners sugar.
3. spoon hot chocolate into lined, cupcake pan papers.
4. spoon a bit of peanut butter mixture onto chocolate, and then spoon a bit more chocolate on top.
5. thump pan to even out chocolate.
6. cool in refrigerator and serve.




 Happy Easter!