Peach rose tartlets celebrating spring


IMG_4649A beautiful and elegant tart, ideal to welcome the spring season and embellish your Easter table. Very refreshing and fall in the wow category of desserts, and what makes them even better they are very easy to do.

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For these bright tarts you need to prepare Crème pâtissière (pastry cream). Check the link of the recipe posted earlier.

To make the crust you need: (yields 12 small-medium tarts)

  • 100g butter
  • 1 1/2 cup flower
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Combine all together and knead until the dough is smooth. Let it rest couple of hours or better overnight before rolling it in small tart molds.

Bake for 6-8 minutes on 180°C, Keep on checking, when the edges start to turn to golden, it’s time to remove, you don’t want them to get brown.

IMG_4645Remove form oven and let it cool. Take out the pastry cream already prepared and stored in the fridge, spread a rich layer of the cream before adding the peach slices.

IMG_4647If you are hosting a lunch or even afternoon tea, prepare them an hour ahead and keep them in the fridge. The best served cold, soooo refreshing!

IMG_4663As festive as flavorful, these tarts are to be considered on your to do list for this season. You would love to close your eyes when eating to involve all your senses.

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Napkin folding Easter bunny


IMG_4579Setting the table for special occasions makes it more special. Folding the napkin in a cute bunny shape improves the table adornments if you are willing to organize Easter lunch at your home.

Follow this step by step tutorial to know how to transform a flat sheet to a 3D shape Easter bunny.

how to fold napkin as bunny

Et voila the lovely bunny!

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I am sure this cute bunny can energize any Easter table! You don’t have to be an origami master, all you need is enthusiasm. If you have kids, include them in this fun activity and teach them about Easter while playing :)

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Easter bunny burlap bunting – Crafts for little hands


Easter bunny burlap buntingSpring has officially started so now let’s hop in Easter mood! Meaning it’s time to start our DIY home decoration. This year i am using burlap (jute) as a main element.

Crafting with my son is becoming even more fun as he grows up. He shows more interest and skills which makes me happy and proud. Not just that, he has an opinion too!

We started with a colorful bunting. First you need to cut out burlap triangles. Cut as much as you need and the convenient size, so when attached together, it makes the bunting length you want. Nady chose blue and green paint to make dots on the triangles with his tiny finger. You can use textile paint or acrylic paint.

IMG_4443My little man is becoming so independent, he refused any assistance! I was just sitting, watching and taking pictures!

burlap dottingWhen all done, leave them couple of hours to dry. In our case we left them overnight to extend more the fun!

IMG_4449Next step we used different colors of felt to cut bunny shapes. If you don’t have felt, choose any textile available. Crafts should be fun and entertaining not energy consuming. Enjoy this precious time with your little ones and make the most of it to be instructive too.

burlap rabbit buntingStick on each triangle a bunny. Click on bunny to download a high resolution file, you can adjust the size of the bunny depending on how big you want it.

Now bunnies need tails. The favorite part for nady. He loves pompoms! you can find pompoms everywhere in our house, even in the fridge! Yes in the fridge near the yogurt his favorite snack!

IMG_4464He was so excited using the glue alone without my help! The most phrase i heard in this craft was “tout seul maman”! (all alone maman). I remember last year when we did a bunny garland i was introducing a lot of new words that i was hearing this time gracefully. Kids grow up fast!

IMG_4466We had so much fun and it was a good exercise developing the fine motor skills and improving his vocabulary.

Use a thread or ribbon to attach the triangles next to each other.  Hang the bunting and enjoy :)

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“My angel” Palm Sunday candle – DIY


IMG_4630There are endless ways to decorate a Palm Sunday candle; fast, simple yet elegant. This one is so fresh and springy and could go for both boys and girls and match several outfit colors. It won’t take too much of your time and doesn’t require craft skills.

Follow the step by step tutorial and make it ready in less than 10 minutes. All you need is : A candle (i chose light green), burlap ribbon and angle motif (i chose a white wooden one)

how to do angel palm sunday candle

  • Wrap a piece of the burlap ribbon around the candle
  • Make a bow of the same ribbon and stick it on it
  • Hand the angel motif with a burlap thread in the center of the bow

I told you it won’t take even 10 minutes. To prepare the material requires even more time!

IMG_4631For more Palm Sunday candles ideas, check these ones posted before on marmite et ponpon:

1- Baby aviator Palm Sunday candle

2- Nautical Palm Sunday candle

3- Marine Palm Sunday candle

4- Flowers Palm Sunday candle

5- Traditional olive branch Palm Sunday candle

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DIY – Baby aviator Palm sunday candle


IMG_4599Sometimes when you have a baby (who is not able to hold his candle on his own), you found yourself hesitating whether you get him a decorated candle or no. Personally i do encourage having one, if you choose a smaller size candle with convenient decorations. When your baby is 3 months+  it’s possible he can keep a firm hold of it, with your help. I did it but without lighting the candle, he really enjoyed it!

If you are willing to do one, follow the step by step tutorial for a baby aviator Palm Sunday candle:

how to do plane palm sunday candle

  • Wrap a blue ribbon around the candle you choose. I used a baby blue one
  • Stick a cut out cloud (foam) on the ribbon
  • Make a bow of the same blue ribbon and stick it on the cloud
  • Metal, wood or even paper plane look beautiful on the cloud, direction up as if flying

It’s a very easy craft, It doesn’t require too much skills and the outcome is amazing. When you DIY something for your kids, it holds lots of love and memories and It means a lot to your kids as well, they will remember it for a long time!

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