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April 04, 2014

Start off your Weekend with DIY Easter Ideas!

Sweet Sentiment Easter Favours Clare Charvill Pic 2

It's Friday G45ers!

Boy, do we have some great projects for this beautiful Friday. Denise Johnson shares a fabulous Botanical Tea Easter tutorial. Then, Clare Charvill has great Sweet Sentiments Easter treat bags with a downloadable PDF template - the shares are amazing today! 

Now, it's time to announce our randomly chosen grand prize winner from Facebook comments! Drumroll, please...

-Vallie Ely Taylor: Would love to win!

Congratulations, Vallie! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part in our contest this week!


Don't you love these Botanical Tea decoupage eggs from Denise Johnson? Such a great project simply using stamps and some great techniques shared below in Denise' video tutorial.

"Create these beautiful decorative eggs using just a few supplies, eggs and your favorite stamp images. These eggs are perfect for Spring decor, Easter basket gifts or party favors." - Denise Johnson




Link to Denise Johnson's YouTube Tutorial







Botanical Tea Stamps
Tissue paper
Stayzon Ink
White glue
Stiff bristled brush
Eggs (I used real eggs, but faux eggs would work as well)

Clare gives a great idea of how to spruce up your Easter sweets with these precious Sweet Sentiments treat bags. She even share a template below of how to make your own versions of these treat bags!

Sweet Sentiment Easter Favours Clare Charvill Pic 1

  Sweet Sentiment Easter Favours Clare Charvill Pic 2

Sweet Sentiment Easter Favours Clare Charvill Pic 3

Download the Treat Bag Template PDF

Supply List

Sweet Sentiments Paper
Sweet Sentiments Chipboard
May Arts Ribbon

We have an extra gem to kick off your weekend right. Try this upcycling salt and pepper shaker idea from Maria Cole! We love this idea!

Check out How to Make Craft Storage With Salt & Pepper Shakers by Maria Cole on Snapguide.  

How to Make Craft Storage with Salt & Pepper Shakers

There's a whole fun weekend coming up to try these great projects! Which one do you think you'll try? Big thanks to Denise Johnson and Clare Charvill for their wonderful Easter ideas!

Have a great weekend,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Oooh, I really like those eggs! The baskets are super cute too.

These are ridiculously cool!!! I adore these eggs and will absolutely try to make them. Thank you so much for the inspiration, these projects are AWESOME!!!

Today, it's the eggs!

Those eggs are fabulous!

I love the eggs. Thanks for sharing.

very awesome eggs!!!! Congrats VAllie

i would love to find me some faux eggs to make these. where may i find the free template?

Cool eggs, I'm trying this! Thanks for the inspiration.

Those eggs are so gorgeous and creative as is all the projects here on the G45 blog!

HAVE to see the video for eggs, cool as!!
Cute little bags too. Congrats to winner! :))

Love them all!

Thanks for the fun video with the eggs. So fun and pretty.

Fantastic projects! Especially the eggs. Have to give this a try.


The eggs are absolutely grand!!!! What could be better than Graphic 45 Easter Eggs??? These will be at my house!

So gorgeous. I love the treat bags idea. Amazing.

The decoupaged eggs are simply stunning and I love the Sweet Sentiments treat bags!! You could fill them with the beautiful eggs!! TFS!

Oh my gosh, those eggs are each in themselves a piece of art! Gorgeous! Love the salt and pepper shaker ideas also!!

Now where did I put the salt and pepper shakers I bought at a yard sale?

I LoVe the eggs & the baskets. I have 3 granddaughters & I know I'm going to make each of them a basket. If I can find some good faux eggs I will make some of them as Easter gifts. I will put my old salt & pepper shakers to good use in my craftrroom.
I'd like to thank all the ladies for sharing their ideas with us, it's so generous.
Thanks for the chance to win Graphic 45. I want to win some of your paper so bad.

Thanks for the treat bag pattern! Always looking to try something interesting and I can count on G45 to provide inspiration!

Such fantastic projects.

Such fun Spring projects! Love the eggs! And treat bags are too cute !
The Sweet Sentiments and the Botanical Tea are so pretty so perfect for so many Spring themed projects !

Love the eggs.

those eggs are gorgeous!!!

Those eggs are fabulous. Who would have thought they were decorated with tissue paper!

Love the fabulous decoupaged eggs and the treat bags are my answer for presenting my grandchildren with their Easter goodies. Thanks to the designers

The Easter egg decoupage project is so unique looking. What a centerpiece they would make!

wow I love the easter, are fabulous!

Such great Easter ideas, I especially loved the eggs.

Those stamped eggs are "TO DIE FOR" gorgeous! Definitely something that looks like a treasured heirloom! How sweet are these cute egg shaped baskets?! Oh my! Can't wait to try these for my niece and nephews this year!!! Always a pleasure stopping by your blog!

Wow -- three fabulous projects!

I have to try the Easter treat bags. They are so sweet!
If those are a success, I will try the eggs, too!

Wowzers...those eggs are so precious and awesome!
I absolutely LOVE the treat bag and may give it a go!!!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Those eggs are terrific! Thanks for inspiration!

Love the decoupaged eggs!

Let the Easter treat bag making begin. Thanks for the pdf ... I'm off to cut and glue.

Great egg decorations Would look super on the table. Thanks.

Love the eggs! Need to blow lots, so scrambled eggs for us this week!

Congratulations to Vallie !!
Stunning projects today, I don't know how you come up with these fantastic ideas !! but so glad that you do and that you share them with us xx

Such beautiful projects here again today. I just love the little cute treatbag and thanks sooo much for sharing the template for it too.
And big congrats to the lucky winner here today too. Please have fun with the awesome prize here.

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