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We’ve got eggciting news today and two Easter Specials! Here’s a quick rundown:

– Purchase any pail from our regular line (we used the WHITE pail), and receive a free packet of our Junior stickers. This will help you create the adorable bunnies that we’ve posted this week! Just type in “EASTER” in the comment section at check-out and tell us if you would like the Junior Girl (pink) stickers or the Junior Boy (brown) stickers (a $4.50 value). Special ends April 15th.

– AND, be among the first five to place an order and we will GIVE YOU the bunny eggcessory props from our photo shoot (limit one per order). That includes the bunny ears, hand-made nose & whiskers, and the bunny tail. We put magnets on the back of the nose & tail, so they attach right to the pail.

If you’d like to make your own “Peter Cotton Pail” to use as an Easter decoration or Easter basket, here’s what you need to do:

1) Create a child’s face using the Junior sticker pack which is included free with your order (between now and April 15th).

2) Be one of the first five to place an order and we will include a pack of Bunny Eggcessories (limit one per order). Or, you can easily make them yourself – we purchased our bunny ears at Joann’s, but we’ve also seen them in the dollar section at Target.

3) For the nose, take a white pipe cleaner and cut it into three pieces. Gather the pipe cleaners in the center and hot glue them onto a pom-pom. While the glue is still hot, attach a small magnet to the backside.

4) For the tail, just hot glue a magnet to a white pom-pom and attach to the pail (you can also use a large cotton ball).

That’s it! This also makes a simple and fun DIY craft to do with your kids. After Easter is over, just take off your bunny eggcessories and use your Persona Pail throughout the year!

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As you can tell from the photographs, we continue to find FUN new ways to use the Persona Pail! Not sure if you can see through our clever disguise, but underneath those cute whiskers and bunny eggcessories, you’ll discover our very own Persona Gift Pail. These adorable bunnies make great Easter decorations and perhaps you can even start a new tradition and fill an Easter Pail instead of an Easter Basket!

On Wednesday, not only will we show you how to create your own Peter Cotton Pail, we’ll also offer a fantastic Easter special AND provide you with free Easter printables! Hope the pics below put a little hop in your step this Monday morning!

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Awhile back, we decided to highlight Kind-Hearted Keysha this week, partly because today is Valentine’s Day, but also because we love what she stands for. Then, we soon discovered that this is also “Random Acts of Kindness” week! As a reminder, we have designed this simple “BE KIND” bookmark and framed art. It’s just a simple way to keep kindness front and center in our lives!

Throughout the week, we will highlight simple gestures and acts of kindness like thanking a teacher or planting a tree. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation keeps a top-notch website full of inspirational stories, quotes and ideas. In fact, they have a database with 100’s of Kindness Ideas.

Download the bookmark and art here.

What “Kind” of ideas do you have for this week? We would love to hear them! cast@personagiftpail.com

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so we’ve found 6 ways to say “I Love You” AND satisfy your sweet tooth!

1) Beautiful cake pops by Cocoa Confections in your choice of cake flavor. Order comes in a dozen cake pops, each wrapped in a cello bag with a twist tie.

2) Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie Blog has come up with this brilliant idea to serve hot chocolate and convey Valentine’s wishes at the same time. With baker’s twine, edible markers and of course, marshmallows, you can easily make these special edition “tea bags.” Our favorite sentiment is “You’re Hot” – very clever!

3) These “sweet eats” by Better Homes and Garden are so simple and we love the fact that the recipe requires no baking!

4) Everyone LOVES Rice Krispie treats! Here’s a new twist on an old favorite by Skip to my Lou.

5) Love these Crescent Hearts using Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and red sugar! See recipe here.

6) Last but not least, this Valentine’s Gumball Necklace is to DIY for! Created by One Charming Party, we found it through InkSpot Workshop’s post last week. Perfect to give to the sweet girls in your life or hand them out at a Valentine’s Party!

 

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In creating the elf characters as part of our Holiday Collection, we grew quite fond of these charming little creatures – with pointed ears, fuzzy hats and striped tights – they bring the magic and fun back into Christmas for kids of all ages! We just couldn’t help ourselves so we searched high and low to find a few of our favorite elf gifts, accessories and crafts!

1)  Elves actually aren’t too fond of chimneys and doorknobs are just too high for them to reach–until now. Follow these simple directions from Family Fun, and, in a twinkle of St. Nick’s eye, you and your kids can provide elves with an alternate means of access to your house or apartment!

2) Love this simple elf hat by Lucy Kate Crafts blog!

3) All you need are pinecones, pipe cleaners, and other simple supplies (no toy-making expertise necessary) to make these adorable elves from Martha Stewart. They can be used as decorations on a mantle, under a tree, or atop presents.

4) The Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas tradition that the entire family will cherish. The charming children’s book explains that Santa knows who is naughty or nice because he sends a scout elf to every home. Each kit contains the charming 10″ x 10″ hardcover book (illustrated by award-winning artist Coe Steinwart), a vintage-inspired elf doll that sits approximately 8″ tall, and a certificate commemorating the adoption of the elf by a family, teacher, or other group. 

5) These original, adorable Elf Magic Elves™ magically visit children during the Christmas season and enrich lives with a timeless Christmas tradition. Santa himself placed an embroidered snowflake over each Elf’s heart so everyone will know that these are indeed his authentic Elf Magic Elves. They magically arrive straight from the North Pole excited to become a part of your family!

6) These whimsical slippers can be made in any size from petite women’s sizes to the largest daddy elf sizes. Made with extra-bulky yarn or a doubled strand of worsted-weight. Pattern includes two styles of slippers—curly-toed slippers and pompom toe slippers. From Maggie’s Crochet.

7) Trendy Tree offers these RAZ whimsical Elf boot and hat style Christmas decorations, glittered dots, and diamonds. Very unique!

8) 8) Your little one will be presently surprised how warm and cozy this luxurious green velour elf hat can be. Great for girls or boys, this cap is a perfect match to the elf overalls or dress from Best Dressed Tot.

9) Elf Ultimate Collectors Edition for Blue Ray… a must-have for any movie collection. Elf is a hilarious Christmas film about the tale of a young orphan child (played by funnyman Will Farrell) who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf. Set includes: Elf 2-Disc DVD with Fun Special Features, 5×7″ Magnetic Elf Picture Frame, 15 Elf Gift Tags, 5 Track Elf Soundtrack, 14″ Plush Elf Holiday Stocking, all in a collectible tin box. Available from Amazon.com.

10) Cute, cute, cute craft for kids to create an elf candy cane holder with foam materials and glue dots! Click here for instructions.

11) Last but not least – this DIY elf bowling set from DIY Life is easy and sure to please!

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Are you going to make sweet holiday treats for friends, family or neighbors? Christmas Candi (created with the YELLOW pail  and our holiday sticker sheet) LOVES cookies, candy canes, gum drops and especially hot chocolate! She’s the perfect pail to feature alongside our new FREE printable collection.  Just click on the link below, download and print for your “sweet” packages. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD  Persona Printables Christmas Candi 1 (note card, hang tag, labels) and the Persona Printables Christmas Candi 2 (candy paper wrapper).

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As families gather across America this week, it’s the perfect time to share stories and learn about your family’s  history. The Family Tree is a great way to get the conversation started, so here’s some of our favorites from around the net. The possibilities are wide open…you can purchase a family tree with a personalized plaque (#5), or pick up a nice branch from your yard and pop it into a flower pot (#7). These would also make wonderful centerpieces for your family gathering and a fun (and educational) craft for the kids!  Happy Thanksgiving!

1) Recycling at its best! This family tree starts with a 24″ high cardboard box. Download the tree and ornament templates here.

2) From Martha Stewart crafts, create a contemporary family tree on a bedroom or playroom wall.

3) Purchase 200 silk fall leaves for just $6.99 and use creatively to make a family tree. Write names with permanent marker and place on a poster board or even a branch from outside!

4) This shadow box family tree was created by Kandis Smith at My Creative Treasury blog. Just beautiful! 

5) From Personal Creations, this exquisite family tree features a metal base and beautifully detailed branches and leaves. Comes with 6 metal frames (additional frames sold separately). Your family name can be engraved on the brass plaque.

6) Use left over paper scraps to make this charming family tree, perfect to tuck into a scrapbook or frame for display (from Crafting a Green World).

7) Another shadow box idea from Poppytalk to showcase your family’s heritage.

8) 8) Let your family put their gratitude on display with a classic tree of thanks. Your kids can set up the tree ahead of time, then leave out the materials for guests. Click here for instructions and a supply list!

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