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"Pink Saturday & Paper Chickens"....

Friday, March 26, 2010

Hello to our hostess "Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound",.... as well as all the "Pink Ladies" of this week's Pink Saturday!...Now I am aware that this is "not" our Easter post quite yet,.... however, I just had to share this darling craft with you from Martha Stewart, just in case you may want to make these "Hens & Chicks" for your Easter celebration this year!
I felt there was enough "pink" in this photo to qualify it for Pink Saturday...I hope you all agree!
These darling decorations are "down-loadable" & so easy to put together! ...I am so making these for my Easter table!...If you'd like to join me,'s how!....Off to visit you all....Heidi XO
From Martha Stewart's website:

Feather your Easter or spring party table with a mother hen and her brood of chicks. Hyacinths nest within the centerpiece, and candy peeps out from the hatchlings, which serve as favors. Your guests will cluck their approval.

Chick Favor How-To
You'll need heavyweight matte paper, scissors, a bone folder, a glue stick, small white paper bags (look for ones that are 3 inches wide by 2 inches deep), cellophane bags, and ribbon.

1. Download and print our chicken template onto paper twice.
2. Cut roughly around images. Score along dotted lines with bone folder, and then fold. Glue wrong sides together. (You should have 2 double-sided chicks.) Cut out images carefully.
3. Trim top of paper bag so it is 2 inches tall. Glue a chick to one side of closed bag, aligning base of image with bottom of bag. Unfold bag and repeat on other side.
4. Fill a cellophane bag with treats, such as candy-coated chocolate eggs, and tie with ribbon; place inside paper bag.

Hen Centerpiece How-To
You'll need heavyweight matte paper, a glue stick, scissors, white paper bags (look for ones that are 6 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches deep), flowers, twine, and a low vase or glass.

1. Download and print our hen template onto paper twice. Using the mirror-image function on the copier or your computer, make 2 reverse images.
2. Glue wrong sides of images together, creating 2 double-sided hens. Carefully cut out images.
3. Trim top of paper bag so it is 5 inches tall. Glue a hen to one side of closed bag, aligning base of image with bottom of bag. Unfold bag, and repeat on other side.
4. Trim flower stems so that blooms will peek out just over the top of the hen; bundle stems with twine. Arrange flowers in a water-filled vase, and set container inside paper bag.


Charlotte March 27, 2010 at 2:06 AM  

Happy Pink Saturday! I got sidetracked with the previous post. Love the hens & chicks.

Fleur de Bee March 27, 2010 at 2:52 AM  

JUST DARLING!! Thanks so much for the link too! Happy Pink Saturday dear friend hope the moves been a success!! xoxo Molly

Thru Pink Curtains March 27, 2010 at 6:50 AM  

thought i recognized martha stewart idea and it just goes so well with the pink dishes. really nice table setting. happy pink s

EvalinaMaria March 27, 2010 at 7:18 AM  

Lovely! Thanks for the instructions and enjoy your Pink Saturday.

Lynn-Teacupstitches March 27, 2010 at 8:46 AM  

Hello Heidi! I found your blog thru Beverlys and think its wonderful!
The paper chicks are adorable and thank you for sharing the idea! I've become a follower and will be sure to check in your pretty site often!!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something March 27, 2010 at 9:03 AM  

absolutely delightful! I have bookmarked your terrific tutorial. Thanks so very much! I'm enjoying my first Pink Saturday hopping around to see all the pretties! I invite you over to my place to see my little Basket Full of Sunshine. until later...

Shabbychicdiva March 27, 2010 at 9:22 AM  

Happy Pink Saturday. So pretty. Have a wonderful weekend. Winona

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien March 27, 2010 at 10:36 AM  

Very cute projects! I always look at Martha's projects but then I start thinking that mine won't probably turn out as well as hers and I 'chicken' out! LOL!
Yours are beautiful and look awesome!

Beth Niquette March 27, 2010 at 11:21 AM  

How sweet. This is just wonderful!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble March 27, 2010 at 12:41 PM  

What a darling tablescape!! So cute!

Maggie March 27, 2010 at 3:56 PM  

This is cute! Thanks for the tip!

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Look in the Nook March 27, 2010 at 7:57 PM  

Thanks for sharing the adorable hen & chicks. I plan to make them.
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

Sherri March 28, 2010 at 10:01 AM  

Heidi, love the decorations!

Kansas Amy April 2, 2010 at 6:43 PM  

THANK YOU for sharing!!

Linda April 2, 2010 at 11:20 PM  

What a cute idea thanks for the link and what a great Pink Saturday. Happy Easter

Sarah April 3, 2010 at 7:35 AM  

Happy Pink Saturday to you! Love these darling table decorations. I'm a Martha fan but missed seeing this. So thanks for the heads-up on this one. I'm off to take a look. Happy Easter!

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