Give Painting Portraits This Easter Season

Easter is such a special time of the year. It is the time for springtime festivals when Tulips, Crocuses, and other flowers are most wanted. The precise date of Easter has always been a matter of contention. Much has been said about the right date to celebrate Easter. Despite of this uncertainty, only one thing is certain. Easter is the time to celebrate the resurrection of our savior. The Non-religious Side of Easter Since its contention as a holy or religious celebration, Easter has had its non-religious side. For one, Easter was originally a pagan festival. The traditional and the most recent symbols for Easter are other representations of the non-religious side of the said celebration. Just like all other …

How to Make Your Own Unique Music Box

For the music box and antique collectors who are creative and love arts and crafts, making a music box of their own can be fairly easy and great fun. Here are simple directions to make an exquisite music box called “Peter Cottontail”. These unique directions are from Sharon Ganske’s book, “Making Marvelous Music Boxes”. Material Needed For the Base, Including Music Box Accessories: Round chipboard box, 2 ¼ high and 5″ diameter; Square of wood, 2 ½ X 2 ½ X ½” thick; 18-note key-wind musical movement, including a magnetic swing arm Key extendeder; 3/8″ T-bar winding key ¾”; 4 wooden beads, ½” Decorative Accessories for Music Box 3 prepainted resin bunny figurines, 2″; Prepainted resin Easter tree, 3 ½” …