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Get ready for Easter – DIY projects

This year my husband and I have invited my whole family for Easter lunch.

Since my grandfather passed away last Christmas, I wanted the whole family to get together even more. We’re the only ones left, and I want us to stay close and be in each others lives. Not a day goes by where I don’t think about my grandfather – I miss him so much – but this way I know he and my grandmother would be proud.

I’m trying to plan which dishes to make, but I’ve still got a long way to go. Instead I started looking at DIY projects for Easter. I know the kids will love making hama bunny’s and decorate Easter eggs.

I’ve collected some of my favourite Easter DIY projects. I hope you and your family will have a fun time while making decorations for the Easter table.

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Source: Hama bunny’s via frk Hansen | Pastel Easter eggs | Easter Eggs a la Stylizimoblog | Good Vibes Easter eggs | Bunny cake | Follow the bunny | DIY decorations | Golden Easter Egg |

Vacation time and DIY projects

I’ve got a few days of vacation time coming up this week. I’ve got a few projects planned for the week, but more importantly, the whole family is going to enjoy a few days off. Just relax and enjoy some time together.

It’s time for sleeping in, playing games, reading books, eating out and watching The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren with my daughter. We finished the book last week, and now we just need to find the movie somewhere.

Hopefully, my daughter will join me in some DIY projects. We’re planning a make over of her room, and it would be cool for her to create a few things for the room herself. I kind of like these paper fruit prints made out of colored tissue paper. Find out how to make them on The lovely drawer. diy-tissue-paper-fruit-art-3

Last weekend we moved a few things in her room, and I’ve been cleaning out some of her stuff yesterday. It’s time to add some new and fresh items and welcome spring. The sun has been shining all day yesterday, and I’ve even cleaned her room with one window open, while singing along to some music. What a fantastic time of the year we’re approaching.

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I’m collecting cool prints to make a picture wall in her room. This one is already in my boy’s room, but I think I’m going to add it in her room as well.

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When you find something cool too late…

That’s how I feel. Yesterday, I came across some pretty cool prints. The first thing I saw was the Valentine’s Day Coasters on Oleander + palm – aren’t they super cool? Well, I fell in love at first sight. But I was too late for Valentine’s Day.

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I know I missed the opportunity to make them for Valentine’s Day this year – and some might say that now is not the perfect timing to share this. However, I’m actually considering having them made now anyway. They would be super cool in my daughters room, and then I could borrow them from time to time. What do you think? You can download the prints for the coasters right here.

And since I started looking around, I found a few other cool things – which I’ll save for Valentine’s Day next year <3. How about the chocolate bar wraps – and of course it is the same cool design. And when you’re at it, why not throw in a card as well. If I can’t wait till next year’s Valentine’s Day, I might use it for our wedding anniversary.

11 Gift wrapping ideas for Christmas

Are you ready for some gift wrapping ideas?

If there is one thing I like it’s wrapping Christmas presents. I don’t mind, actually I love it, if the shop wraps the presents beautifully. If the owner has put some thought into the whole Christmas wrapping thing, well then I get really excited, and tend to buy my presents in that shop. I really hate it, when I’m standing in line to buy a present and then I get some messy wrapped present afterwards. It’s almost embarrassing to give such a present for Christmas. On the other hand, I get really excited when I get a beautifully wrapped present. To me that is when the you of Christmas shopping appears. It’s all about buying the personal gift, and making sure that it’s wrapped beautifully.

I’ve collected 11 different gift wrappong ideas for you today. I hope you’ll be inspired before wrapping the last Christmas presents this year.

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The Advent calendar – Part Two

A few days ago I showed you some pretty cool DIY Advent Calendars in this post. Today, I want to show you a few more. While picking out which ones to show you here on Espresso Moments, I regretted not sticking to my original plan and buy a little something for each day before Christmas Eve. But done is done, and I’ll never talk my husband into doing it anyway. But next year, I’ll have a lot of inspiration to pick from.

I hope you’ve picked one to make for your kids – if so please share it with me – either in a comment or on Instagram (I’m @espressomoments there). I would love to see what you’ve done this year.

Have a lovely day <3

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Newspaper Advent Calendar | White Advent Calendar via Jennifer Hagler | White Advent Calendar tree via Elisabeth Heier/Pinterest | Advent Calendar via Ikea Livet Hemma | Toilet paper roll calendar | Advent Calendar via Pinterest