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My LOVE for Christmas has been well documented and perhaps, stated into exhaustion, but, beware fellow WhimC girls, I have found another love and it’s name?…EASTER!!! Who knew decorating with pastel eggs and little furry bunnies could leave one with warm fuzzies inside? I have just discovered how fun it is to decorate for this holiday! So, this year it isn’t EVERYWHERE, but I fear my house will be the land of Peter Cottontail given just a few more Easter seasons under my belt:o) Here are just a few ideas that anyone can accomplish to put a little “spring” into you decor!
There are so many cute Easter trees out there and they make adorable centerpieces, or a sweet addition to a child’s room. My mother in law actually bought mine for me a few years ago at Pottery Barn and I painted little wooden eggs to hang on the branches. However, if you don’t want to purchase one, they can easily be made by gathering some branches from your yard. You can spray paint them white, cover them with glitter, or just leave them natural. Hobby Lobby has some great paper mache, styrofoam, and wooden eggs that can be painted to hang from the branches. Or just buy the plastic eggs and hang with some ribbon. Gather a pretty pot and put some florist foam in the bottom of it and arrange your branches. Add some moss to the top to cover the foam . Tie a bow to the pot and you are set! So easy, and fun to do with the kiddos!
Jellybean napkin rings
I love the little touches added here and there to holiday decor! I showed these at the Easter classes, but wanted to show them again in case some of you missed them. These napkin rings turned out so cute and were super easy and super CHEAP! Now, that’s what I am talking about !! I bought 2 bags of the bigger sized jellybeans for 99 cents a bag. You will also need some 24 gauge wire that is found in the hardware section. It comes in a good-sized wrap for under $2 and you will only use a little of it, so you will have a lot left for future projects! I did enough wire on mine to wrap one good time around my napkin. You may want to wrap twice and therefore would need more jellybeans than what I am telling here. It’s all a matter of taste, so have fun with it. I cut my wire and laced it with 11 jellybeans. Now, the trick here is to keep a wet washcloth or paper towel at your side. Jellybeans are sticky and as you slide them down, the gooey mess starts sticking to the wire. So, after you lace a jellybean, you will need to wipe the stickiness off of the wire so that you can easily lace the next jellybean. This takes a little time, but they are worth it:o) After all the jellybeans are on the wire, take some needle nose pliers and twirl the ends so that they look nice. The final touch is spraying your napkin rings with acrylic sealer. Anytime you deal with candy as decorations, you want to put this finishing spray on them so they will not be sticky!
Easter Egg Garland
Did you know that those little plastic Easter eggs already have holes in the top and bottom of them?? Genius I tell you! Pure Genius! They are so easy to make garland out of just by stringing them on some fishing wire! Tie the ends with ribbon to keep them from slipping off and decorate away! Hang them from light fixtures, decorate around your door, or wind them around an existing topiary! I love these on my mantle! Now just to finish up my mantle with a spring banner! Agh, the projects I have going on!!
It always seems I have to do some sort of candy topiary for holidays! What is wrong with me?!!! HAHA! I decided to do one for the kids table as their centerpiece. If you remember the peppermint topiary we did at Christmas, this is the same idea. All you need is a florist foam ball (you can get these at walmart), some wood dowels, smarties (or candy of choice), a hot glue gun, some ribbon, and a pot with florist foam. Unwrap all your smarties and put them in a bowl (these would also be cute with those giant smarties but I couldn’t get my hands on any!) Now take your hot glue gun and make a line horizontally (put an equator on the ball:o) and start glueing. After you get your “equator done” you can use it as your line to start glueing all the others! This seems like it would take forever considering those smarties are so small, but it will actually go pretty fast. Leave a small part at the bottom with no candy and insert the wooden dowels into the candy ball. Put some more florist foam in the bottom of you pot and then stick your “topiary” into the pot! Tie some ribbon and presto! Done! Once again, you can spray this with your acrylic sealer for longer lasting decorations! These don’t require it quite as much because they aren’t sticky, but I still like to spray mine:o) Tada…easy peasy and so cute…now to just keep those little hands from picking off smarties and eating them when Mommy isn’t looking…here’s to hoping!
Another door hanger??? Seriously??
After completing our door hanger classes, I made yet another door hanger, but this time a WREATH! I love the way this turned out and it looks precious on my door:o) All I did was get a grapevine wreath and some foam pipe covers and plastic eggs. With the foam pipe cover, I made a “wreath” to fit inside the grapevine wreath (be sure to make it small enough that it will fit in the grapevine wreath once you hot glue all the plastic eggs to it.) Form the pipe into a circle and duct tape it together. Then glue glue glue!!! Whatever colors and however many eggs it takes to cover the front and sides (leave the back empty). Once done, I attached my inner egg wreath to the grapevine wreath with twine. Add a bow (of course!!! nothing is complete without a bow!) and hang!
And be sure to check out the Jackson Magazine coming out this week for a How to with WhimC on these adorable moss eggs!
Well there you have it folks! I am working on a few more projects including a spring banner to finish up my mantel, growing my own easter grass to do another type of centerpiece, and some burlap flower cones for my chairs. If all turns out, I will do another post with directions for those too!! (However, if you want to do the easter grass thing, you better get some pots and start now!) Have fun and if you get a chance, comment on here ! Let us know what you like or what you have tried! WE would love to hear from you!
Have a Hippity Hoppity Easter Everybody!
And now it’s my turn….
Robin Eggs for your Home
Wanting robin eggs for Easter, but not wanting to pay $10 per half dozen or even waiting on them to ship to me, I set out to make my own. Surprised, aren’t ya?! Haha!
Over the years, I have collected HUNDREDS of plastic Easter eggs. Like wrapping paper and ribbons, I can’t stand to throw away a good thing that can be used again. I don’t need to be featured on Hoarders anytime soon, but I do have a nice collection of things I intend to repurpose! Enter eggs…
I dug out my eggs from my Easter box in the attic and I bought a couple of different spray paints at Home Depot, and settled on this Rustoleum Spa Blue color. Closest thing I could find to satisfy my “I want to do this NOW” mentality that strikes me when on a mission.
I took my plastic eggs to the backyard, separated tops and bottoms and set them on a board (away from the concrete & brick-I’ve learned the hard way on this, so trust me). I set them out instead of holding them so that I could get full coverage of paint on the eggs and not on my hands. After a few rounds of spraying them, they were ready for the “speckled” look
I took brown paint on a brush and from a “close enough but far enough away” distance starting splattering paint, making sure to get all sides of the eggs covered.
After they dried, I sprayed a clear glaze over them just to seal them up. When those finished drying, I connected tops and bottoms. Voila!
Now if these were to sit out in an open bowl, I would prefer the more matte, non plastic egg look for my robin eggs, but I wanted these in my apothecary jars on my mantle so no biggie that they have many imperfections.
I placed moss in the bottom of the jars to create a bit of a nest look to them and then place 9-10 eggs per jar and topped the jar off with a chocolate brown ribbon. A perfect touch for Spring! Not too shabby for half a can of $3 paint, if I must say. This is an easy “after work” project. Give it a try and I think you’ll be pleased with the results!