4.18.2011

Easter Decorations

Easter is less than a week away.  The kids are on Spring Break here and this year we will be home.   When the girls got home from school on Friday, we decided to make a few decorations, stashbusting style!  Nothing we did is new to blogland, most of what we did is copied from something we've seen but we had fun and I promised the girls I would show it off.  (I'd give credit, but many people out there have their own versions, it would take forever to go back and find all the sites I've seen similar things on!)

Here's what we used that was all on hand:  Mini and regular sized Styrofoam eggs, fabric strips, glass jars, old book pages, yarn, mod podge and glass candle holders.  I did buy blue spray paint, but I needed it to finish two other projects, so the $2.50 the mini can cost was well worth it.  Some of the supplies I had bought shortly before stashbusting began, and of course didn't get to the project until now, but it's out of my stash!

Take a peek:
The girls had a lot of fun making the book page eggs, we have about 20 of them!  To make it easier on them, I had them wet the paper and then paint mod podge over top.  I did smooth them a bit before they were dried.  I should go back and put another coat or two on them, but I probably will just find another project to do instead!
Sorry, the egg in the middle was something I picked up on clearance a few years ago, but it would be really easy to make if it hadn't been about 50cents!  I just liked the way it looks with the mini egg tree and the rolled rosette tree.  What doesn't show up in the picture is that we covered the tree with a course yarn about the same color as the nest on the large egg.  I did it that way to coordinate the three pieces together

Peace be with you,

10 comments:

LrSchwtz said...

These are some great decor ideas! I'd love for you to share this at my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! www.laughloveandcraft.com

Maria Matter said...

wonderful ideas!!! love the rosettes!

Ali said...

How cute! I love those book covered eggs. What a great idea.

I wanted to thank you for participating in the Hump Day Hoorah at my blog last week. A new Hoorah is now up and I'd love it if you joined in. Have a great week! :)

Jill said...

Beautiful! The rolled rosette tree is a great idea- I'll have to try and remember that for Christmas!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

PartyMom said...

What a fun balance between color and neutral tones! I particularly love that rosette wreath...thanks for sharing!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

Love the eggs! Absolutely wonderful.

Thank you for contributing to our DIY CRAFT tutorial linky party. We'll have a new party open this morning: http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-stairs/

Please be so kind so as to link back to our site. I really appreciate it and this way, everyone can find the party & enjoy the fun of it.

Looking forward to your new ideas/tutorials!

Rose

Emily @ ReMarkable Home said...

Very cute! I really don't have any Easter decorations! Found you on TT&J

Modern Wivelyhood said...

Love the trees! Found you at tatertots and jello, have a great weekend!

Wendy@Craft Goodies said...

Your decorations are beautiful, love those trees! You and your girlies should be proud. Thanks so much for linking to my party, hope to see you again Friday-
Wendy

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Hi Emily~

Your ideas are so wonderful!! Thanks for linking all your great ideas to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week, looking forward to seeing what you share this week.

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