I mean, IT'S WARM.
That alone should be enough to celebrate spring like it's a chocolate cake at a surprise party. But on top of that, spring is also NOT winter. Which means that the dull gray snow covering my entire world has magically shifted into GREEN GRASS! And it stays light so much longer. I don't have to plan my entire day around the 12 minutes between 12:17 and 12:29 to take photos.
And, AND...my children's clothing choices have a solid 4 weeks in the no-judgement-zone. My daughter wants to wear shorts and sandals and a winter coat? TOTALLY MAKES SENSE. My son refuses to wear a jacket of any kind on account of him being "immune" to cold even though it is currently snowing and/or hailing? That's okay too.
Even when they are standing together at the same time...spring just makes everything okay somehow. It also explains the plastic bird cage filled with grass, hanging from my tree in an attempt to "catch a bird." I mean...what's confusing about that, right?
And moss covered leprechaun hats? Seems legit to me.
1. Make some 4 leaf clover RI transfers a day before starting the cookies. Spray them with gold airbrush coloring before removing them from the parchment or wax paper. Set aside.
2. Using medium consistency white icing, outline and fill the hat band area. Let it dry for a few hours.
3. Place cheesecloth or burlap over the hat band and spray with tan airbrush coloring. Remove the cheesecloth or burlap and lightly spray the edges of the hat band with the same coloring.
4. Outline and fill the rest of the hat with medium consistency green icing. Immediately cover with crushed graham cracker crumbs that have been mixed with green food coloring.
5. Dust off the excess crumbs. Pipe some icing on the back of a transfer and gently press it on to the hat band.
Need to see it in action? I've got you covered.
Find out how to make the frame cookies HERE.
Get the tutorial for the moss HERE.
See how I made the smiling shamrocks HERE.