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Rainbow Pinata Saint Patrick’s Day DIY

Get ready to craft a Saint Patrick’s Day rainbow pinata DIY right in time before the holiday strikes on March 17.

Maybe it won’t strike but it will definitely take place.

Okay, you get the point…

As most of you know I usually don’t post on the weekend but I decided to skip yesterdays Ready for the Weekend post in order to show how to make a rainbow pinata today.

There has been a ton of Saint Patricks Day DIY inspiration that I have featured on the blog this month which you can see here,and there. Oh wait and maybe  here  to..

Craft is now in session:

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how to make a rainbow pinata

Here’s what you’ll need:

Materials:

Cardboard

Scissors

Modge Podge

Crepe Paper

Tape

Steps:

1. Trace then cut out two shapes of a rainbow out of your cardboard.

2. Next, gather two long rectangular stripes of cardboard to fit around the edges of your rainbow.

3. Now place those stripes of cardboard along the edge of your rainbow and securely tape the stripes to the edges. Repeat until you have completed the entire rainbow. Make sure to cut a hole at the top or bottom of your rainbow to stuff your candy inside.

4. Label your rainbow in the colors you would like to place on your rainbow. From bottom to top I used purple, blue, green, yellow, pink,and red.

5. Gather your pieces of crepe paper into rectangular stripes. Cut about 75% of the way up along the edges making sure not to cut all the way through.

5. Glue your crepe paper onto your rainbow and allow it to dry before adding another layer.

And it’s really that simple.

NOW START SWINGING AWAY!

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Saint Patrick’s Day party ideas

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style by viewing these Saint Patrick’s Day Party ideas.

Saint Patricks Bay Bash

Saint Patrick’s Day which is otherwise known as the Feast of Saint Patrick is a festive cultural and religious holiday that is celebrated in various parts of the world annually on March 17th every year. This date is recognized as the day the most commonly recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick deceased.

Didn’t think you would get a special doze of holiday history today now did ya
….
Your welcome.

So today in continuation of Saint Patrick’s Day craftalooza I thought I would do something different by creating a special inspiration board featuring Saint Patrick’s day kids party ideas and several ideas of party food and drinks to offer during this holiday.

For more details on the specifics of the images seen in this board click on the credits below.

Saint Patrick’s Day Palette Credits:
Saint Patrick’s Day Presents Seen on Pinterest// St. Patricks Day Engagement and Invitations from best friends for frosting Photography by Jessica McCoy Photography/ Saint Patrick’s Day Printable from A step in the journey// Rosemary Milkshake from Goulubkakitchen //Saint Patrick’s Day Tablescape from Home is where the boat is// Additional Holiday Information from Wiki

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Saint Patrick’s Day Lucky Boxes DIY

Can’t wait to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?
Saint Patricks Day Lucky boxes DIY
Start preparing by viewing today’s holiday DIY. If you haven’t heard the news Saint Patrick’s Day is officially 7 DAYS AWAY!! Now in continuation of my Saint Patrick’s Day Craftalooza DIY Project series I thought I would do something unique and creative leading up to this holiday this week. So what’s a pregnant gal to do when all she has are piles of cardboard, acrylic paint, and glitter laying around?…..

Well if you haven’t noticed she crafts a Saint Patrick’s Day Lucky Boxes. I hope you’re excited about learning how to recreate this easy DIY because they were fun to design and build. I personally love how versatile these lucky boxes are you can make them for yourself, children, or loved one. Whether you want to use them as a money box, candy/wishing jar, or to simply give it away to someone special filled with 20 reasons why you adore him or her, be my guest there all perfect ideas.

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Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials
Cardboard
Glue (Hot glue gun or modge podge)
Tape (Painters tape is the only kid I had on hand but you can also use scotch tape)
Scissors
Acrylic Paint
Construction Paper
Glitter

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easy Saint Patricks Day DIY
Steps:
1. Draw the shape of your three leaf clover onto 2 pieces of cardboard. Make sure the drawings are the same width and height then cut out.
2. Set those pieces aside and cut a long strip of cardboard to make your rectangular boxes. You are going to need 2 boxes so cut two long strips that will be able to fit inside your three leaf clovers.
3. Adjust your rectangular pieces ontop of your three leaf clovers and once it fits inside tape the sides of your rectangular pieces to make your box. Make sure your boxes fit inside each other so one has to be slightly smaller than the other.
4. Next gather some sturdy construction paper and glue the edges of that paper onto your cardboard boxes.
5. Once the glue has dried glue the edges of the paper attached to your box so it is permanently attached as seen above.
6. Next grab your black construction paper and glue around the edges of your box to conceal the cardboard.
7. Next paint both sides of your three leaf clover with green acrylic paint.
8. Once both sides have dried, lightly sketch the word lucky on top of your box. Using a pen trace around the words lucky with glue and place glitter on top. Allow it to dry and that’s it.

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Saint Patricks Day boxes
You’ve made your very own Saint Patrick’s Day Lucky boxes.

Saint Patricks Day craft ideas
Kids holiday craft ideas

All photos by The Party DIY, please use credit if using any photo.

If you would like more clarification on the steps described above just email me.
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Take Care!

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Chocolate Ricotta Pie

This Chocolate Ricotta Pie recipe slightly modified from Giada De Laurentiis will have your sweet tooth doing the happy dance. Just what that happy dance might consist of I’m not entirely sure but it may just resemble the excitement you felt the first time you entered a candy store..

OOH..Now that’s a HAPPY DANCE!

chocolate ricotta pie

If you’re like me you probably thought:
1. What an interesting combination chocolate and ricotta is..
2. How the heck is it going to come together as a dessert…

Well, if we’re being honest here that’s truly what I thought the moment I went to visit my aunt, to have what I thought was going to be one of her traditional dinner recipes like  Creamy baked Mac & Cheese in a herb meat sauce, (which might I add is beyond any mac and cheese I’ve ever tasted and have yet to completely master) or her savory mashed potatoes and green beans…

Yum….

Well we didn’t have any of that.. I know :( but instead we had a light dinner which was still amazing. After dinner my aunt informed the gang (my cousins an I) that she wanted us to try this new chocolate ricotta pie recipe she saw Giada De Laurentiis make on The Food Network Channel.

Homemade chocolate ricotta pie
Me and Chocolate go together like a fine German riesling, so of course I went ahead and made this chocolate ricotta pie recipe despite my apprehension. Once everything was complete, I have to admit guys this pie tasted incredible and the ricotta added such a nice touch to the creamy texture of the desert.

Since then I have made this recipe, several times for my family but have opted to not use the pine nuts and incorporate a graham cracker crust instead.

Sweet chocolate ricotta pie

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SOOOoooo the moral of this story is don’t judge a ricotta pie  by it’s cover because you never know how incredible it’s going to taste.. which it will.. Hope you guys enjoyed this recipe!

 

 

Chocolate Ricotta Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup graham crackers toasted (about 8 ounces in total)
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus 3/4 cup
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 large egg yolks

Instructions

  1. Blend the flour, cornmeal, 3/4 cup graham crackers, 1/4 cup sugar, and salt in a food processor until finely ground. Add the butter and pulse, just until the dough forms. Press the dough over the bottom and about 2 inches up the sides of an 11-inch-diameter tart pan with a removable bottom. Refrigerate until the dough is firm, about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Line the tart dough with aluminum foil and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake the tart shell in the lower third of the oven until just set, about 25 minutes. Carefully remove the foil and pie weights. Bake the shell until golden, about 10 minutes longer. Cool completely.
  4. Combine the remaining 3/4 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Cool the sugar syrup slightly.
  5. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate over very softly simmering water.
  6. Pulse the ricotta cheese and cream cheese in a food processor until smooth. Add the egg and egg yolks, 1 at a time, and process until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and process until combined. With the machine running, add the sugar syrup in a thin steady stream and process until smooth.
  7. Pour the custard into the tart shell and bake until the filling is almost set, about 30 minutes or until the custard has set. Scatter the remaining 3/4 cup toasted pine nuts on top of the filling. Let the tart cool completely before serving.
  8. The tart can be wrapped in plastic and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Return the tart to room temperature before serving.
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Made changes to my recipe but original recipe source from Giadia De Laurentis

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Savory Bacon, Apple, and Egg Salad

I can easily remember the moment I first tried today’s dish and instantly fell in love with the sweet and savory mix of flavors.

Savory Bacon, Apple, and Egg Salad

I was hanging out at a friends house, when it was time for dinner. I wasn’t really expecting to stay for dinner that night, but as they all say time flies when your having a good time. And boy did I have a good time especially after eating dinner, haah.

One of the first meals we had that day was this savory bacon, apple and egg salad. I had always been a fan of balsamic and olive oil in my salad topped with a nice sprinkle of parmesan cheese. So you can only imagine how amazing I thought this dish was because it was do different than what I was used to.

It incorporated crisp bacon which was chopped into perfect bite-size pieces. Had a slight sweet flavor which was enhanced by the apple, and everything just came together in beautiful harmony with the chopped hard boiled eggs in a ranch dressing.

Savory Bacon, Apple, and Egg Salad in ranch dressing
So if you’re like me and tend to have a salad staple, why not try stepping outside your comfort zone and eat something new like this incredible savory bacon, apple, and egg salad. Time to prepare your stomach’s for an incredible salad recipe.

Savory Bacon, Apple, and Egg Salad

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 head of Romaine lettuce
  • Ranch dressing
  • 1 hard boiled egg, chopped
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • Optional: Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon according to package directions. If you prefer more crispy bacon cook for a few minutes longer.
  2. Wash and prep the rest of your salad items. Chop up your head of romaine lettuce and place inside a large bowl.
  3. Gather a cutting board, chop your bacon, eggs, and apple and place inside your large bowl with lettuce.
  4. Top your salad with some ranch dressing and enjoy. If you want, you can also sprinkle on some cheddar cheese on top.
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Ready for the Weekend

Despite Easter being a month or so away I thought it would be great to feature easy Easter DIY that include simple household items that can be revamped to create incredible crafts. Whether your looking for an Easter Egg Boxes to stuff candies in or maybe want to create something more festive like paper Easter egg pinatas this week I’ve rounded up several affordable Easter craft projects I’m sure you’ll love.

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1. Expect to see one of these adorable Easter Egg DIY baskets on the blog next month from Damask Love

2. Paper Mache, Balloons and, crepe paper are just some of the affordable items used to make this adorable Easter DIY from Oh Happy Day.

3. These jelly bean topiary from The Craft Sisters are the perfect decorations for Easter

4. Looking for something creative to stuff your treats this Easter? How about these fantastic bunny ear pouches from The Sweetest Occasion.

5. It truly isn’t a party without a party favor.. and some candy of course. Head over to Confetti Pop to view this delightful favor box .

These easy Easter craft projects are the perfect diy activities for any Easter celebration.
Enjoy your weekend and see you Monday!

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Saint Patrick’s Day Banner

It’s time to start getting ready for Saint Patrick’s Day Craftalooza!! Starting with the first craft of the week a Saint Patrick’s Day Banner. What in the heck is a Saint Patrick’s Day DIY Craftalooza? Well to be honest, it’s just a word I put together to celebrate the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day crafts to […]

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Ready for the Weekend

This week I couldn’t get enough of the cute kids diy party ideas that I came across around the web. There we’re a few cupcake toppers, delicious edible gold speckled macaroons, and an adorable pot of gold pinata that’s perfect for the upcoming Saint Patrick holiday. I must say I’m pretty excited about recreating a […]

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