Royal Fascinator

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We are just TWO days away from the Royal wedding, and I'm really excited to share another wedding-inspired project for your viewing party. Lovely Kate Middleton has been photographed all over London wearing Fascinators, these feathered hair accessories are so pretty, fun and, guess what?
 -- they're easy to make too. Grab your hot glue gun and get wedding-ready - the tutorial is on Disney's family.com

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Royal Wedding Cupcakes

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With Kate Middleton and Prince William tying the knot in just a few days, I thought it would be fun to share a few Royal Wedding inspired crafts. 
Disney's family.com is counting down to the Royal Wedding with crafts for a Royal Wedding Tea Party, and I helped design a few family-friendly projects for parents and kids who want to get in on all of the princess fun.
First up, a kid-friendly take on the British tradition of wedding fruitcake. This recipe is made using a boxed cake mix and dried cherries. Top your cupcakes with British-inspired designs made from fondant and marzipan.
Find this recipe, and lots of other Royal Tea Party crafts and printables at this link

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Egg Hunt Placecards




Here's a simple way to dress up your Easter table. Create egg hunt place cards for each guest. These cards are made using card stock and scrapbook paper. Fold down the "grass" to reveal the hidden eggs (and guests' names) underneath.
Cut ovals of colorful scrapbook paper for the eggs. Glue them to the center of each place card. Cut patches of grass from green card stock and glue them in place with a small strip of glue or tape along the bottom edge. A tape runner is perfect for this. Now fold each grass patch over to make a crease, this will make it easier for guests to peek underneath.

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Featured: FamilyFun Pillowcase Puppet Theater

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I was thrilled to have one of my projects featured in the April issue of FamilyFun magazine. This Pillowcase Puppet Theater can be set up in any doorway using tension rods. It's simple to make, and can easily be stored away in a closet. Summer is around the corner, but this project is perfect indoor fun on those rainy April days.
Check out the full feature in the April issue of FamilyFun magazine, or click over to FamilyFun.com for the how-to.

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Tweet Little Easter Eggs


It's been very quiet here at MirandaMade, but Spring has finally sprung, and it's brought with it lots of inspiration for sweet Spring crafting. I couldn't let Easter pass me by without creating some fun Easter eggs. I loved the idea of creating a whole flock of spring birds, and these yarn and twine nests make them easy to display.
Be sure to let your eggs sit in the dye for a long time -- it takes a while to get these super-saturated colors. These eggs sat in their dye for at least 15 minutes. 

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