A Little Easter Re-use

Well I will get to the “re-use” part in a minute.  First I wanted to share the cute Easter “pails” I put together for our nieces and nephews.  I’m all about the “basket” part of Easter baskets being useful.  I know my sister-in-laws appreciate pails or bins that they can reuse for the kids toys or even clothes in a closet.  So I went to one of my favorite stores {Target} to find a bin or a pail for the kiddos.  There are 5 kids.  Let’s take a look at each one.

Here is one for our almost 1 year old niece.  I know my sister-in-law loves aqua and pink for the girls.  So this nieces got some outfits and a little bit of candy that I’m sure her older sister and brother will probably eat instead.  πŸ˜‰

Here is her sisters pail.  She is 2.5 years old, so she gets more candy, glitter sidewalk chalk & punch balloons and there is some nail polish hiding at the bottom of the pail for her too.  She loves her nails painted.  And there is some small candy in those plastic eggs.  This girl loves her chocolate and she loves Kit Kats.  They had Kit Kat bunnies.  They are very cute when you open them.  What?  We had some left over, we had to test them out to see if they were good for the kids of course.  LOL  πŸ˜‰

This pail is for our 3 month old niece, so she got a couple of outfits, a little toy that plays music and a cute egg just because it’s Easter.

Our nephew & godchild is the big brother to the 3 month old niece and this is his pail.  We got him a gun that blows out bubbles so it’s nice and easy for him to play with and not make a mess, he also got some punch balloons {Target-$1.99} and one other larger toy that couldn’t fit in the pail.  And of course some eggs with candy inside.

Now here is where the “re-use” part comes in.  We also have a 9 year old nephew {older brother to the almost 1 year old and 2.5 year old nieces} that might feel he is a little too old for a “Easter basket”, so I had to think of something to put his gift card to Target in, with some candy of course.  Well this big plastic egg with a handle was staring at me and I thought, “Oh why the heck not, let’s see what everything looks like in there for him”.  I loved it.  My sister-in-law can re-use it or just recycle it.  :)   Well I hope our nephew likes it and doesn’t think it’s too baby-ish for him.  πŸ˜‰

The pails were $5.00 each and the big plastic egg I believe was $2.99 for all those eggs we used for the candy.  The filler was from Target as well and was .49 cents per bag.
{I didn’t even use the whole bag of filler in each pail, so I have some left over for next year or something else throughout the year}

All clothes were bought at Carters…I love their selection and the price is always right.  I always get to buy more for my money which I love.

Well I hope everyone that is getting ready for Easter is having fun with their baskets.  I had a great time putting mine together.  What do you use for “baskets”?  Are you like me and want those basket to be useful or do you love the colorful Easter baskets that are out there and you reuse them the following year?  What do you do for Easter?  Love to hear all about it.

Have a post about Easter?  You can leave a link to it in the comments area so everyone else can see it too.  :)

Thanks for stopping by everyone!!!  Have a great day!!!  Happy Friday!!!  :)

Entertainment Center Christmasfied!!!

Of course I had to layer my entertainment center.  I couldn’t just layer the Dining Room table.  You can check that out here.

I started out with one small picture frame on the left {it’s one of our engagement pictures} and two small bowls with ornaments on the right side.

I felt that the two small bowls weren’t enough, so I went and got one of my small white planters {from Ikea} and put some ornaments in that too.  The arrangement needed some height and this little wite planter did the trick.  I can’t block the TV you know. πŸ˜‰  And I don’t have a mantel to play around with, so this in a way is our mantel.
Close-up!!!
{small turquoise bowls from HomeGoods & white planter from Ikea}
I added some Turquoise beading that I bought at Target, that was left over from my Dining Room Tablescape.  So this all cost me $0 because I had already bought some of it and I had some of the decor.
Added Gold beading, also left over from the Tablescape.  Just keep layering it in until you are happy with what it looks like.
Some of the details.

Tip:  if you don’t have enough ornaments to fill the whole vase or bowl you can add filler to the bottom of it.  You could use paper crumbled up or even a small cup up-side-down to fill in the space and the cover with the ornaments.

I really love using small bowls or planters, some small ornaments {there are actually two sizes of ornaments} and some beading and/or garland to layer.

Have you Christmasfied your Entertainment Center or Mantel?  Let’s see some pictures.  Link up your blog in the comment area and share please.  I love to see what others are doing and get some great ideas for next year.  Let’s share the love…well in this case the Holiday Decor.  :)

Come back next week and I will have more of my Christmas decorating up on the blog.  The tree, tree skirt & our Family Room….just to name a few.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!!!  Have a great day!!!  :)

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

I wanted to stop in and say “Happy Thanksgiving” to everyone!!!  I hope your tummies are nice and stuffed tomorrow.  I really enjoy Thanksgiving food.  What is your favorite?  What is your special dish to make?  I love eating Pumpkin pie….I don’t need anything else.  πŸ˜‰
I’m grateful for my life, my family, my very special hubby and for friends!!!  What are you grateful for?  Let me here all the details my friends!!!
Thanks for stopping by everyone!  Have a great day and most of all have a safe holiday.  I’ll be back after the holiday with some Christmas decorating posts.  The fun begins this weekend in our house and I’ll be sharing the fun here on my blog next week.  :)