End of the School Year Printable! (We Believe in YOU!)

I've been working on all of the end of the year things and just wanted to give a little bit of encouragement to our teachers, who I know, have got to be weary! I know I am!! I whipped up a little something cute to get my message across and added a cupcake.

A cupcake solves all things, right?

A little hint for you, drop the cupcake in a clear plastic cup and then into a plastic treat bag for safe transport! 

Add a cute printable and you're good to go!

Download the free printable here!

Silk Tie Egg Dying - 20 Minute Crafter

Yesterday a friend brought me a dozen and a half of duck eggs saying they were to decorate for Easter.  I had honestly not thought at all about decorating Easter eggs but decided soon after to finally give this method a try! It was super easy and worked surprisingly well! Want to make some?
 First you need 100% SILK ties.  It has to be silk.  I found these at Goodwill for $1 each and while I was initially disappointed with the lack of "pretty" ties, I was pleasantly surprised at the results. I'll be keeping an eye out over this next year for ties to use next year.
 The first step is to deconstruct the tie.  Remove all but the outer silk shell.  I could wrap two eggs with each tie.  Wrap the eggs snugly with the ties, the smoother and firmer you wrap them, the better the transfer.  Secure with a twist tie. 
 Experiment with wrapping them long ways and short! (the twist tie at the top of the egg or the side).
Then wrap them all in scrap cotton.  I'm pretty sure this is keep the colors from bleeding into each other.  Secure with twist ties or string.
 Cover them with water and add a healthy amount of white vinegar (about 1/3 a cup or so).  Bring to a boil, turn off the heat and then allow them to sit in the hot water for 20-30 minutes.
 When they are cool enough to handle, get to unwrapping! Here are my results, the bottom image reflects the top one. 
 Look at the detail! That amazes me!

Such pretty results! This will be my go to from now on! Have fun making some! :)
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