Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Easter Wreath



Hello again, and welcome back! Today I wanted to share with you all my Easter egg wreath that I made recently. This is my inspiration picture that I saw on Pinterest originally found on Etsy:
Bright & Colorful Spring Easter Egg Wreath - looks easy...wrap foam wreath with your choice ribbon then hot glue different color plastic eggs to the wreath then hang with ribbon.

Since I have bad experience with hot glue between fabric and plastic (high school art project), I decided this method wouldn't work for me. Instead, I thought a better approach would be similar to stringing beads on a necklace. Here are the supplies I used: 
  • Wire (bendable but sturdy)
  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • A drill with a small bit
  • Easter decorations from the dollar store (I got sparkly bunnies!)
  • Ribbon
Step One: Mold your wire into the shape you want. I did an outer and inner ring for a fuller look
     P.S: Don't close these up yet or you won't be able to string the eggs on!

Step two: Get someone's help! One person holds the egg while the other drills. My little brother James helped me drill while I held. You need 2 holes on opposite sides of the egg for stringing. Drilling on the inside prevents the bit from slipping. Make sure to shift these holes for some variety!

Step three: I strung these on one by one right after I drilled each one so that I could stagger color and position but you could easily drill them all first and then string them on. 
My Brother James :)
                                                                              
Step four: Make sure they lay how you want them. (if they don't stay, hot glue them together)


 Step five: DECORATE!!!! Ribbon, bunnies, chicks, pictures, Easter grass, etc. Use your imagination!


Thanks for reading! Come back soon!






Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Broccoli Mushroom Orzo Salad

     Tonight, I needed to make dinner but didn't have any ideas. I was watching Food Network like usual, and they were demonstrating a rice salad with scallions. So I decided to raid my fridge and pantry to see what needed to be used up or sounded good. I ended up finding broccoli, mushrooms and orzo. So without further ado this is what I pulled together.

Broccoli Mushroom Orzo Salad:

1 tsp. olive oil
1 onion, diced
1-2 heads of broccoli, cut into florets
1 container of mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 c. orzo
1 can black beans
1 recipe of your favorite vinaigrette (I used this Balsamic Vinaigrette without the garlic)
1 tbsp. dried basil
1 tbsp. dried oregano
1 tbsp. dried parsley


Saute onion and mushrooms in the oil over medium heat until tender. Boil or steam broccoli until tender. I boiled it for 2 minutes. Cook orzo according to directions on package. Make your favorite vinaigrette recipe. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Can be served warm or at room temperature.

This is just a basic recipe from what I had on hand. Feel free to substitute your own ingredients that sound good to you! Some suggestions are to sub Quinoa instead of orzo, or adding carrots, and bell pepper.

 


Hope this inspires you! Enjoy!

About This Blog

Hello everybody! This is my first ever blog so I wanted to begin by introducing myself as well as explaining a little about what this blog is about. I am an interior design student and about to graduate. I am a vegan so I may share some recipes that I create from time to time.

I wanted to start this blog to share with you my random projects that I do. I love most things crafty or DIY related. That said, I jump around to many different obsessions and they're getting a bit crowded in my head. Hence the name: That Random Project.

I hope you all enjoy!