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    Easter is just around the corner, and Pinterest is brimming with fun kid-friendly potluck recipes to try. I couldn't resist the colorful spin on the traditional deviled eggs of these Jello flavored deviled eggs, and I quickly got to work!

    This could be a great after-school treat, a fun dessert, or even a great addition to our Easter brunch spread.

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    The garden hose wreath has been making the rounds on Pinterest this season and I just couldn't ignore it! After a long winter I was actually looking forward to adding a cheerful splash of color to my front door and a decorative wreath sounded like the perfect solution.

    I grabbed a 15-foot garden hose, a handful of flowers, a pair of gardening gloves, and some burlap ribbon, and I got to work!

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    I love the delicate look of the string Easter Eggs crafts I've been seeing on Pinterest and thought this week would be the perfect time to test them out! Whether you want to string together a garland for beautiful Easter decor or pop these string eggs in a bowl as a Springtime centerpiece, it could be the perfect touch in your home!

    I created a stiffener by mixing 3 tablespoons of corn starch, 1 1/2 cups of boiled water, and 1 tablespoon of flour.

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    Every spring I look forward to seeing an abundance of Peeps marshmallow treats popping up in our grocery store. All this time I thought they were only good for snacking on. Little did I know the idea of using the Easter treats as spring home decor has been spreading across Pinterest like wildfire!

    After viewing a plethora of different Peeps topiary centerpieces, I decided I needed to get in on that Easter craft action too!

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    Mason jar terrariums look like a really fun way to bring a miniature piece of nature inside. After researching many of the pins I saw on Pinterest showing how to put something like this together, I decided to give it a try.

    All the materials you need to complete this project can be found at a craft store or in your own home. I grabbed a mason jar, pebbles, dirt, moss and a couple fun figurines and got to work!

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    St. Patrick's Day, birthday parties, and spring on its way are all great reasons to celebrate with rainbow decor! I went to Pinterest to find out how people are using rainbows to brighten even the dreariest of day and found these clever rainbow goodie bags.

    The idea is to layer candy from every color of the rainbow over gold colored candy for the perfect rainbow treat. 

    While I think these candy-filled rainbow goodie bags could make anyone happy all year long, I wasn't sure how easy it would be to maintain that layered rainbow look.

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    If there's one thing I'm enjoying this winter, it's a cup of coffee to warm up with every day. It's not uncommon to find me cuddled up with a mug in the morning, which is why I was thrilled when I saw how easy it is to design my own mug using Sharpies! There are thousands of pins on Pinterest linking to tutorials with pictures of personalized mugs and from the moment I saw one, I knew I had to try it.

    I picked up mugs at the dollar store for myself and each of my kids and because I didn't trust the Sharpie mug tutorials completely, I picked up porcelain markers as well as regular Sharpies.

    This turned out to be the perfect winter break craft for my kids. They used their personalized mugs for hot chocolate all week long!

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    I wish leprechaun trap ideas on Pinterest had been available five years ago when my daughter came home from preschool with a homework assignment to create one for St. Patrick's Day. Leprechaun trap? I had no idea there was an actual leprechaun creating havoc in the world or that it needed to be captured.

    We did our best to put something together that could lure a leprechaun in, but it definitely wasn't super creative. I was happy to test the three most popular leprechaun trap ideas I've seen on Pinterest recently and my son was thrilled to play along!

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    There's no doubt it has been a chilly winter for many of us. This is the time of year for bundling up and staying warm, so I was in luck when I found a viral pin that upcycles old sweaters into mittens! I've been dying to try this because it looks like it could actually work, but I had my reservations. Could the sweater mittens keep my hands warm? Do I have to know how to sew to complete these? Would they fall off my hands?

    I had to give it a try!

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    It's almost St. Patrick's Day, and it's almost time to taste the rainbow. Taste the rainbow fruit platter  that is! They're all the rage on Pinterest for the big holiday!

    I love the idea of this fruit platter because not only is it visually pleasing, but it's healthy and delicious too! I thought for sure it would be Pinterest win as a snack for my kids and I'm thinking it would make a really easy birthday decoration for hungry kids.

    The marshmallow clouds and pot of gold (Rolo candies) at the end of the rainbow fruit platter look like the perfect final touch!

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Kat Bouska

So many of us bookmark projects, crafts, and recipes we see online -- but rarely do we find the time to try them out. Kat Bouska is going to help us sort through which ones are really worth our time. Here, each week, she will record her attempt at a new craft. WIN or FAIL, as the mother of three and a home daycare owner, she's not afraid to get her hands dirty. Be sure to tune in each week to see if she is really up to the challenge!

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