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Home DIY projects make for great weekend activities. While weekends tend to fill up with plans, it’s a great feeling when you find yourself with an open Saturday and time to craft. Once you finally find yourself with extra time on your hands, nothing kills the crafting buzz faster than needing to go out and buy all of your materials. To make sure you have a well rounded supply kit, we’ve put together a list of craft staples you’ll most likely need to begin your DIY project.

 

1. Claw Hammer

It is good to have a hammer for those projects that require a little extra handiness.

 

2. Mason Jars

Mason Jars provide endless options for DIY projects. You can paint them, hang them, or use them as decor in their original form. Having Mason Jars on hand is an easy way to get your crafting fix.

 

3. Stencils

Stencils allow you to create without dragging out all of your DIY supplies, and are an easy way to learn calligraphy or create beautiful cards.

 

4. Twine

Twine is a crafting essential that works for a variety of DIY projects.

 

5. Variety of Paint

Many DIY projects include paint. Having a variety of paints (paint pens, chalkboard paint, outdoor paint, watercolor, spray paint) will equip you for making colorful creations that you’re proud of.

 

6. Faux Flowers

Faux flowers make great accessories for pieces of decor. Whether you’re creating a vase or homemade garland, having faux flowers on hand will add the perfect finishing touch.

 

7. Scissors

If you are setting out to do a DIY project it is inevitable that you will be needing a pair of trusty scissors.

 

8. Bifocals

Nothing ruins an afternoon of crafting quicker than needing to constantly squint in order to see the project details. A pair of bifocals will help you see those finite details with ease. Luckily, we know where you can get your very own pair.

 

9. Card Stock

Card stock paper is perfect for any DIY paper project you have in mind. It is also good for making unique and personalized cards.

 

10. Hot glue gun

No craft supply kit is complete without a hot glue gun. You may not need your hot glue gun for every project, but you will be happy to have it on hand when you dive into those more complex projects.

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5 Simple Ways To Spruce Up Your Easter Get Together //wp.readers.com/blog/5-simple-ways-to-spruce-up-your-easter-get-together/ //wp.readers.com/blog/5-simple-ways-to-spruce-up-your-easter-get-together/#respond Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:22:25 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14265 With the arrival of April, many of us are beginning to plan our Easter meals and get togethers. As we begin to plan our menus and decor, it is tempting to turn to our tried and true recipes and decorations. However, this Easter switch things up at your table with one of these simple recipes […]

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With the arrival of April, many of us are beginning to plan our Easter meals and get togethers. As we begin to plan our menus and decor, it is tempting to turn to our tried and true recipes and decorations. However, this Easter switch things up at your table with one of these simple recipes or festive DIY decorations. Your guests are sure to be impressed and, who knows, you might just end up having a new staple decoration or recipe!

1. An eye catching place setting

Supplies: Colored napkin, coordinating ribbon, tulip

Directions: To create this warm and welcoming place setting, simply fold the napkin and place the tulip or decoration in the center. Finish by loosely tying the ribbon around the tulip and napkin. Not only will guests love being greeted by this piece, but they will also enjoy having a sweet flower to take home.

 

2. Easter bunny dessert platter


3. Festive centerpiece

4. Strawberry cream mimosa

 

5. Slow cooker pineapple glazed carrots

For the perfect Easter side dish that adds a punch of flavor, try pineapple glazed carrots.  

Ingredients: 2 lbs carrots peeled and sliced, 1 (540ml) can pineapple tidbits with juice (or about 2 cups), ½ cups brown sugar, 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, ¾ tsp. salt, 2 tbsp. cornstarch

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl, combine pineapple with juice, sugar, vinegar, salt, and cornstarch until combined.
  • Add carrots to slow cooker. Pour pineapple over top and stir well.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours until tender. Serve.

 

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