How to Colour Easter Eggs

March 19, 2015 in Crafts

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Colourful Easter eggs are not only fun to make, especially if you involve your children, they also add to your home decor and Easter decorating nicely. Using them to place around a bowl of fresh flowers or placing pretty Easter egg on each dinner plate will make your festive decorating easy.

You can get very creative colouring your easter eggs. Some techniques are more complicated than others – but there really are very simple and easy ways to create a nice selection of colourful eggs. Here are few techniques, complete with instructions, that I hope will be helpful to you.

If you print this article, it’ll make it easy to have it with you while you make your Easter eggs with your kids. We’ll be creating 3 types of effects: marble, crayon and sponge styles of Easter eggs.

I’ve also created a list of Easter egg decorating tips that I’ve picked up over the years at the end of the article, if you’ve got any more tips then please leave me a note in the comments!

Marble Eggs

 

You will need:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Store bought dye or food colouring
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil (for each color)

How to Make it:

  • Mix dye according to package directions
  • Add 1 Tbsp vegetable oil to each color you want to marbleize
  • Dye eggs as directed on dye package
  • When you remove the eggs, the oil will have caused a very nifty marbleized effect

Crayon Coloured Eggs

 

What You Will Need:

  • Crayons
  • Boiled eggs
  • Neon food coloring and white vinegar (optional)

How to Make It:

  1. Be sure that boiled eggs are cool and dry.
  2. Place a double folded kitchen towel and place it on the table underneath child’s hands so if the egg slips out it will have a soft cushion to land on.
  3. Use crayons to draw designs on the egg.
  4. Have kids hold the egg gently so they do not crack the shell.
  5. This step is optional but adds a fun effect. If you like, mix 1 Tbsp of white vinegar into a coffee mug of water (filled ¾ full) then add several drops of food coloring.
  6. Dip the crayon coloured egg into the dye and let sit for about a minute.
  7. Remove and let dry. The dye makes the crayon look brighter, especially if you use neon food colouring!

Sponge Painted Eggs

 

What You Will Need:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Acrylic craft paints in the colors of your choice
  • Household sponge
  • Paper towel
  • Small bowl of water
  • Egg holder or empty egg carton

How to Make It:

  1. Soak a household sponge in water, then ring it out completely.
  2. Cut the sponge into several different pieces, enough so that you have one for each color.
  3. Using a paper plate as a palette, squeeze out small amounts of several different colors of paint.
  4. Place an empty egg carton upside down so that you can rest your eggs on it to dry once painted.
  5. Hold an egg in your fingers, and with your other hand, dab a sponge into desired paint color.
  6. Dab the sponge onto a piece of paper towel. The object is to remove the excess paint, but not completely dry it out.
  7. Now dab the sponge directly onto your egg, using any type of random pattern you like. Paint as much of the egg as you can and place it down to dry.
  8. Repeat steps four to six for each egg, using different colors.
  9. For a coloured background with white sponge marks, simply paint the egg a solid color with a paint brush or with one of your sponges. When dry, sponge on a pattern with white paint.
  10. When one side has dried, complete the other side and allow that to dry as well.
  11. Place eggs into an egg holder, or fill a bowl with Easter grass and arrange the eggs atop the grass.

More Easter Egg decorating tips and tricks:

  • To make pastel paints from primary colors, simply add enough white paint until you have reached the shade you want.
  • Use a pair of scissors to round the edge of the sponges. Square edge can make your design look choppy, whereas a rounded edge looks softer.
  • Instead of painting the eggs a solid color, you can always dye them with traditional methods, then sponge paint them with white. This is an easy alternative if you don’t have several different paint colors on hand.
  • Get creative! Make different shapes by cutting hearts or letters from the sponges. Dollar stores will sometimes have shaped sponges in the kid’s bath section.
  • To boil perfect eggs, place into a shallow pan, cover with water and boil gently for three minutes. Turn off heat and cover pan with a tight fitting lid and let sit for 15 minutes. Place pan in sink, carefully drain out hot water and let cold water run over them for several minutes. Turn off water and add several ice cubes and let sit for about 5 minutes more.
  • Try different types of food colouring, and for sure – try neon colors!

I hope you enjoy colouring eggs with your children, these days go by quickly! Please send in your comments, suggestions and pictures to share with the rest of us Moms and Grandmoms!

 With Love,

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Top 10 Tips For Your Thanksgiving Table

October 1, 2014 in Featured Articles

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dv520008It can be easy – but first thing you will need to remember is that setting your table is almost is important as preparing and displaying your food. Paying attention to how you do it and remembering little details will make your holiday meal even more special!

If you are wondering what tablecloth to use, or if you should use placemats instead, or where to put the cutlery , if you should consider setting a buffet-style table and what to do about kids… here are some tips for you that will help:

1. Table Covers: If you have a beautiful table, you may want to consider using placemats. If you feel more comfortable using tablecloth, then start there. The rule in using the tablecloth is that it should be big enough to hang about 6 inches over the edges of the table. White tablecloth are the easiest to start with and make for festive feel – patterned tablecloths have a tendency to make the table look more cluttered. Little tip: if you find that your chosen tablecloth is wrinkled and creased – throw it into a dryer on air setting with a damp towel – that should take care of it, without having to pull out your iron.

2. Cutlery: Forks go on the left, spoons and knives on the right and they need to be placed in the order they will be used – first utensil on the far end from the plate, second one closer to the plate, etc. And the knife blade should be turned towards the plate.

3. China: Side plates go to the left of the main plate setting. If you are serving a salad, you can place the salad bowl either on top of the dinner plate or the side plate.

4. Glasses: Wine glass goes above the tip of the main course knife. If you are using more than one glass, arrange them in the order they will be used. Liqueur glasses don’t belong into your main setting – bring them out separately after clearing your dinner dishes.

5. Napkins: If you know how to make a pretty fancy fold, use it to decorate the table by putting it on the top of the main plate. If you are using it flat, place it on the side plate or under knife and spoon.

6. Place Cards: These a great idea if you are having a large gathering – having them will avoid awkward moments when your guests are seating themselves. Place Cards are easy to make – you can make simple ones by just folding an unlined recipe card in half and writing names on in calligraphy.

7. Buffet Style: This is a good option for a larger gathering when you need to have your guests take up whatever seating is available. Let’s face it – not everyone has a table large enough to accommodate  more than 12 people. When setting up your buffet, place plates, cutlery and napkins close to each other at one side of the table. I like to put cutlery into a neat little package, wrapped in the napkin and decoratively tied with a ribbon or a piece of craft twine. If you can, use larger plates – I prefer 12 inch size, that allows guests to pile on the food and not have to keep returning to the serving table as often. You will need to “police” your buffet table, refill serving dishes and keep it nice and neat. There is another alternative – kind of half buffet and half seated arrangement. Set up your serving dishes in the kitchen, have your guests serve themselves and then seat at the table. That allows the dinner table for being cluttered with serving dishes.

8. The Kid’s Table: It is definitely a good idea to set up kid’s table – and you can make it fun for them as well! Use bright paper or plastic tablecloth and its is perfectly fine to use plastic plates. Another great idea is to put a plain white tablecloth you can purchase at a second hand store and provide kids with markers to draw on it. You may even want to save these works of art for years to come and reminisce with then the grown up “kids” . Alternative to this would be paper placemats and crayons or activity book for each child.

9.Dessert Table: If you have an alternative table – such as one in the kitchen dining area, set up desserts, coffee and tea there. You can serve it in the dining room, after dinner dishes are served, but I find that separate setting works well, especially if you are serving a choice of desserts.

10.After Dinner Liqueurs: You can pick several types of liqueurs to serve – I like to create a tray (round silver one with a paper doilie works well) separate it into four sections, place show glasses filled with different liqueurs on with a little place card with liqueur name next to the each group of glasses and place it on the dining room table or walk around the guest with the offer.

Here are some creative place setting ideas for you:

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Hope this information was helpful to you – please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences – your input is always welcomed and appreciated!

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Easy Back to School Crafts

August 19, 2014 in Crafts

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It’s almost here! That exciting Back-to School time! Your children may be getting restless these days, ready to run off to school. Here are a few crafts you can make with them to help passing the time before the exciting new school year starts. These crafts are easy to make and you can have your children make extras for their friends or as a gift to their teachers!

Easy Back to School Crafts

Foam Pencil Toppers


Making these cute pencil toppers will allow your children to use their imagination without limit! You will be surprise at their creativity as they make their favourite topper. Suggest that they make unique toppers for their friends and as a gift for their teacher as well!

You will need:

  • Foam sheets or shapes
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Pom-poms
  • Pencils

Directions:

  1. Start with 2 identical shapes – for example circles or hearts.
  2. Put glue around the edges of one shape, leaving about ¾” without glue – that is where you will insert the pencil.
  3. Press second shape onto the first one
  4. The glue will need to dry for couple of hours, but you can start decorating the outside at this point
  5. Decorate using wiggly eyes, pom-poms, glitter glue – whatever  the imagination calls for.
  6. You can also make flowers using several pom-poms
  7. Once the glue dried completely, carefully insert the eraser end of a pencil into the opening.

Tie-Dye Book Cover


Letting your child create this book cover will make it his or her own – reflecting individual tastes.

You will need:

  • Large brown paper bag or brown craft paper
  • Fabric pieces
  • White craft glue
  • Small bowl
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Wax paper
  • Scissors
  • Textbook

Directions:

  1. Make a shell for the book cover. After it is made, remove it and start doing the decorating.
  2. Start by cutting the paper bag open – cut from the top of the bag to the bottom at one of the corner creases. Cut the bottom off the bag – you should have a long rectangle when you are done this step.
  3. Lay the textbook in centre of the rectangle and fold top and bottom up so that the height is equal to the height of the textbook. Crease the folds using your fingers. Next – bring the left side of the paper over the book and line up ends with the right side of the paper cover. Then open the book and left side of the paper around the cover of the book. Repeat this process on the other side of the book as well.
  4. Open the cover and trim the paper to about half the width of the actual book’s cover. Use pencil to make the paper inside cover where you will trim it and repeat on the other side of the book as well.
  5. Remove the cover from the book and trim off excess paper with scissors.
  6. Carefully slide the front and back cover of the textbook into the temporary paper cover to make sure it fits well – you can adjust the height if the cover feels too snug or too loose. When youa re satisfied, remove the cover and put the textbook aside.
  7. Line surface with was paper
  8. Then mix together 2/3 of glue and 1/3 of water in a bowl with your paintbrush.
  9. Cut fabric pieces into shapes – best to work with are 2” x 2” pieces.
  10. Open paper book cover and place it good side up onto the wax paper.
  11. Start by painting a 2” section in a top corner with glue mixture. Place fabric piece onto the glue painted part. Add more glue mixture to your paintbrush and paint over the top of fabric – smoothing with the paintbrush as you are working on it. The fabric piece should be saturated but not dripping.
  12. Repeat these steps, until paper is covered completely and make sure you overlap fabric pieces to create a tie-dye effect.
  13. When paper is totally covered with fabric, open the book cover and carefully place textbook inside. Close the book carefully and place a piece of wax paper in between the front cover and front page, as well as the back cover and back page. This will keep the wet covers from sticking to the actually textbook as the cover dries. Let dry overnight.

Apple Core Magnet

This cute magnet can be used to hold pieces of special artwork, schedules, school projects or even the grocery list.

What you will need:

  • Red craft foam
  • White craft foam
  • Green craft foam
  • Brown chenille stick
  • Brown marker
  • Round magnet
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Trace the pattern onto red foam and cut pieces out, then repeat with white foam.
  2. Glue red foam to the white with the red on top
  3. Cut out two leaves from the green foam and use white glue to attached the leaves to the top os the apple – behind the red foam.
  4. Let dry.
  5. Cut a two inch piece off the chenille stick and hot glue it to the back of the apple, leaving about one inch showing. Bend the stem slightly.
  6. Then use brown marker to draw a few seeds.
  7. Use hot glue to attach the magnet to the back of the apple and you are done!

Hope you have enjoyed these crafts – please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences, your imput is always welcomed and very much appreciated

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Easy Easter Table Decorations

April 8, 2014 in Household Hints

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easter chicksAdding creatively arranged flowers or handmade centerpieces along with colourful easter eggs of Easter decor will make your home and your festive dinner table more appealing – and it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a couple of my favourites to give you an idea or two – do not be afraid to get creative, use your favourite flowers and enjoy your holiday! 

Sweet Surprise

How to Make this Pretty centerpiece:

  • Trace the mouth of a paper cup onto paper.
  • Draw petals around the circle you traced; each petal should be about 2 inches long.
  • Trace this flower shape onto coloured paper and cut it out.
  • Pierce the center of the flower with a pencil.
  • Cut triangles from this center hole out toward the petal, making sure to stop about an inch from the edge.
  • Slide the flower over the cup so that it comes up to the rim.
  • Cut off the excess paper at the tips of the triangles, then tape the base to the cup.
  • Trace the flower-shape template onto green paper and extend each petal into a point to form a ring of “leaves.”
  • Repeat the same process with the leaves and tape beneath the petals.
  • Place a small bowl filled with jelly bean in the centre.

Sweet Centerpiece

How to Make this Prettty Centerpiece:

  • Center a small glass vase (or a juice glass) inside a larger one.
  • Fill the space in between the two vases with an assortment of brightly coloured jelly beans.
  • Pour a few inches of water into the inner vase, then set your blooms in place.
  • I made this centerpiece last year and used yellow silk tulips. After the holidays, I wrapped it in plastic and stored it on a shelf – and I have a ready to place centerpiece this year!

Enjoy your holidays and send in your comments, suggestions and experiences – your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!

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How to Make Easter Egg Holders

April 1, 2014 in Featured Articles

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If you don’t feel like getting too involved in decorating Easter Eggs, you can make it easy by just colouring all your eggs in solid colours and creating adorable egg holders.

The best way i could recommend to you is to involve your children and have them colour the egg holders with their crayons of markers – the kids will love making their own holders – guaranteed!

Directions:

  • Print out the template(s) you want to use
  • Colour as appropriate (water colour paints work nice – but have your children select their own method of colouring)
  •  Cut the holders out. (There are three on each template)
  •   You can make an egg decoration — wrap the strip of paper around the egg and attach with a small piece of tape (you may have to trim the ends of the paper depending on how big your egg is.Or:
  • You can make an egg holder — cut a toilet paper roll into a one inch ring.  Glue the strip of paper around the roll and place the egg gently in the ring.  It should stand nicely on the table

 

Here are your templates (please enlarge them to the size that will print desired size on your printer)

Template # 1:

Template #2:

Template #3:

 

Hope you have fun making these Easter Egg Holders – please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!

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Fun Easter Games for Kids

March 31, 2014 in Featured Articles

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easter eggs (284x177) (284x177)It is definitely a good idea to have few games ready for your Easter gathering – especially if there are children present. You can easily have these games organized ahead of time – when I do it, I have little plastic baskets filled with materials for each game ready to go on a moment’s notice. If you decide to do that, you will find out that it is very easy to call the kids together and occupy them for quite a while. And don’t be surprised if adults get involved as well – after all – being competitive is just human nature, even if it involves cupcakes and Easter Eggs!

 

Easter Cupcake Walk

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Materials:

  • Cupcake for each child
  • Numbers taped to the floor
  • Easter basket to hold number call cards
  • Music

 How To Play:

When the music starts the children begin to walk around the room stepping on each of the numbers as they go. When the music stops the children should step on the number closest to them. A number is pulled from the Easter basket and the child standing on that number gets to choose a cupcake and return to their desk. That number is then removed from the floor and the bag. Continue until every child has a cupcake.

Egg Toss

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Materials:

  • Large cardboard with Easter basket drawn on one side and a good size hole cut-out in center of basket, or a few small holes for older kids.
  • Colourful egg-shaped bean bags (Easter eggs)
  • Bucket to hold bean bags
  • Tape to mark distance line

How To Play:

Place cardboard basket a little distance from a wall with a paper box lid on floor to catch Easter egg bean bags. Mark your distance line according to age and skill of children. Line children up behind the line and place a bucket of Easter egg bean bags beside them. Give each child three tries to get their bean bag through the hole. Get all three Easter egg bean bags in and earn a ‘egg-licious’ reward.

Easter Egg Roll

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Materials:

  • 1 hard-boiled Easter egg for each team (maybe a few extras)
  • 1 spoon for each team

 How To Play:

Divide children into teams. The goal is for the first person to roll the egg with the spoon to the end of the course and back. The person hands the spoon to the next person in line and the relay continues until a team finishes.

 

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How to Make Chocolate Truffles

February 10, 2014 in Recipes

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I really wanted to do something special in time for Valentines Day this year. Since I bake all the time (pretty much), I decided to give a try to making truffles. I do recall trying it few years back and not really having much success. But this time – with a little bit of patience – they turned out great!

Here is the recipe and step by step directions – it is really easy! All you have to remember is to be patient making them and then get creative with the finishing touches:

Chocolate Truffles:

  • 9 oz. of bittersweet chocolate (finely chopped)
  • 2/3 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of coca powder

Directions:

I have developed a habit of laying out all required ingredients first – regardless of how many of how few there are. It really makes the task easier.

I used sharp, heavy knife to cut large chocolate pieces into smaller ones first.

Using my Magic Bullet is a great help in the kitchen – it is fast and easy to clean. The finer pieces you chop the chocolate into, the faster it will combine with your cream.

Put your cream into a small pot and bring to just the boiling point – when small bubbles start forming around the edges

Pour the boiling cream over chocolate and whisk until uniformly mixed. Let stand for a while, until the mixture cools to about room temperature.

Cover with plastic wrap and out into your fridge to cool for a minimum of 3 hours. I did this overnight – made the mixture night before I was ready to finish my truffles.

Making sure there are no chunks of cocoa before rolling the truffles in it is important – use a fine sieve to put the cocoa through

Form small balls from the truffle mix (this will be messy so get ready to wash your hands in between rolling the truffles) then roll them in the cocoa. I used little gold candy cups to place them into

Half on my truffles were coated with cocoa – the other half with ground almond. Then I place a slice of almond on the cocoa coated ones and a few chocolate slivers onto the almond coated once.

 

I hope you will try these – making your own handmade truffles and getting creative with the finish can really give you a great sweet gift to share on Valentines Day!

 

 

 

 

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How To Make a Special Valentines Day Card

January 23, 2014 in Crafts

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It always means more when you – or you along with your child – take the time to let your creativity kick in a make a special card for that someone special. And Valentines Day is as good as any other time to do that. Here are some creative ideas that will help you do that:

Thumbprint Valentines Card

You can make this card with even the youngest child – just help them to dip their thumbs into poster paints and show them how to put them onto the card (you may want to do a little practice  session or two)

What You Need:

  • Sheet of pink construction paper
  • Red and pink poster paint
  • Shiny pipe cleaner
  • Markers

How to Make it:

  1. Fold the sheet of construction paper in half and crease to create your card – trim to desired size
  2. Dip thumb in red paint and press onto card at slight angle. Lift and repeat to create the desired design – check out the picture for guidance, but feel free to get creative!
  3. Use the pipe cleaner to create a heart for centre of the card and markers to write your – or your child’s message. You can get even more creative here – use the marker to add arms and legs to the heart and even add a smiling face!
  4. Then just write a message into the centre of the card and you are done!
  5. Instead of construction paper, you can use white or coloured stock for this card

 

Hope all this information will help you have a very special Valentines Day – please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is welcomed and much appreciated

 

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Easy Christmas Crafts

December 13, 2013 in Crafts

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Christmas-tree-with-bulbsSome of the best Christmas gifts are the ones that create memories. I chose those to pass onto you– as times go on and years fly by, these creative gifts will become more and more precious.

If you don’t have a tradition of making something like the Wreath or a little Christmas tree from your child’s handprints for grandparents yet – give it some serious consideration. You can create a wonderful tradition and these gifts have a very minimal cost attached to them!

Make a Wreath from Your Children’s Handprints

 

 You will need:

  • Green Construction Paper
  • Piece of red construction paper or a red ribbon
  • Pencil, scissors, glue
  • Glitter or glitter glue

Instructions:

  1. Trace your child’s hand on a piece of green construction paper.Cut out the hand print.
  2. Make about 10 paper hands for each wreath.
  3. Glue the hand prints together in a wreath shape, with the wrists overlapping a little bit.
  4. Glue on a red ribbon bow (or make one from red construction paper).
  5. Optional: Decorate your wreath with glitter or glitter glue.


Make a Christmas Tree from Your Children’s Handprints

 

 You will need:

  • Green construction paper
  • Brown construction paper
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Large piece of paper or cardstock for background (use colour you like)
  • Pencil, scissors, glue
  • Glitter  or glitter glue and paper ornament to decorate the tree with

 Instructions:

  • Trace the child’s hand on a piece of green construction paper.
  • Cut out the hand print and fold the wrist over.Make a lot of paper hands (the number you’ll need depends on the size of your tree). If this is a class project, you may want to put each child’s name on his or her hand print.
  •  Draw a tree shape on a large piece of paper.Cut out a small piece of brown paper in a rectangular shape – that will be the tree trunk – and glue it in place.

  • Glue the hand prints together in a tree shape, gluing the folded part of the wrist to the background. Start at the bottom of the tree. Starting with the second row, make the fingers overlap the next hand a little bit.

  • Cut out a yellow star for the top of the tree. Glue it on the tree.

 

  • Write a Christmas message around the tree. Decorate your tree with glitter, glitter glue, or paper ornaments.

Hand and Footprint Reindeer

 

You will need:

  • Brown and tan (or orange) construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes

Instructions:

 

  • Trace around the child’s foot using brown construction paper. This will be the reindeer’s head.

 

  • Trace around the child’s hands using tan construction paper. These 2 pieces will be the reindeer’s antlers.

  • Glue the handprint “antlers” to the top of the reindeer. Add a bright red paper nose, a paper (or drawn) mouth, and googly eyes (or paper eyes) to the reindeer’s head.

You can now decorate your house for Christmas with these cute reindeers. Don’t forget to put the child’s name and age on the back of the reindeer!

Hope you will enjoy making these and creating your own special memories – please send me your comments. suggestions and experiences along with pictures of your special creations, your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!


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All About Amaryllis

December 4, 2013 in Featured Articles

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Amaryllis 001With Christmas just around the corner, it is worthwhile to consider creating beautiful decorations or special gifts using the magnificent Amaryllis.

Amaryllis are big, bold and very easy to grow. And if you don’t want to take a chance on growing your own, you can purchase the blooms from your local flower shop – they will last for about 2 weeks.

Amarylis are truly magnificent – they hold themselves proudly on sturdy stems that are about 18 – 24 inches tall and each stem can produce up to four showy, trumpet-shape blooms and deep red, pink, snow-white or multiple colours.

Amaryllis is a native or Central and South America and once you bring the bulbs home, they will need little encouragement – only a spot where they can shine.Here is what you need to do:

Water well: Allow water to drain through the pot and make sure the water stays below the top of the bulb.

Place the pot in a sunny spot: Water sparingly until a flower spike appears. Soil should be moist but never soggy.

Keep the pot warm: Amaryllis are touchy about cool breezes so you will need to put the pot in a draft-free spot.

Wait patiently: Most Amaryllis will bloom four to six weeks after planting.

Move flowers: Once flowers start to appear, indirect light is best. Snip off flowers as they fade. Cut the stems about an inch for the base after all flowers have bloomed. Strappy leaves grow as the flowering period ends.

If you are thinking about giving Amaryllis as a gift or using it as a decorating item in your home, here are a few ideas:

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Couple plain containers, pieces of ivy, ribbon and a card -that’s all it will take to create this beautiful hostess gift.

Use old Christmas cards to create an inexpensive and very effective holder - stitch side together with a thin red ribbon or knitting wool, use florist foam inside and insert blooms you have grown! Great gift or your own dinner table centerpiece.

Use old Christmas cards to create an inexpensive and very effective holder – stitch sides together with a thin red ribbon or knitting wool, use florist foam inside and insert blooms you have grown! Great gift or your own dinner table centerpiece.

Amaryllis gift vase

Choose a glass container that will give you the height you prefer, fill with any florist filler, beads or decorative stones (it is a good idea to use a piece of florist foam to secure the stem), tie a festive ribbon around the container – and here you have another hostess gift or a pretty centerpiece.

 

I absolutely love this one! One flat dish, filled with cranberries, one pineapple, carved to allow the insertion of Amaryllis blooms and the addition of little Christmas ornament if you wish - this will definitely be admired, whether you give it as a gift or use it in your Christmas decorations!

I absolutely love this one! One flat dish, filled with cranberries, one pineapple, carved to allow the insertion of Amaryllis blooms and the addition of little Christmas ornament if you wish – this will definitely be admired, whether you give it as a gift or use it in your Christmas decorations!

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Absolutely stunning is all I can say about these blooms! And all you have to do is to add a few little holiday decorating touches to the Amaryllis pot and you will have most admired gift or a decorating item!

Hope you have enjoyed this information – please send me your comments and pictures as well – your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!

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