SPRING/ EASTER IDEAS

SPRING IS ON THE WAY!

I ACTUALLY GOT PART OF THIS IDEA FROM A TRASH TO TREASURE FRIEND, BUT PUT MY OWN TOUCHES TO IT.

YOU KNOW THOSE DOMED GLASS CHEESE KEEPERS? WELL, THESE DAYS YOU CAN GET THEM AT YARD SALES OR GOODWILL FOR NEXT TO NOTHING.

I DECIDED TO USE THE DOMED TOP, AND USED A CLEAR GLASS PLATE FOR THE BOTTOM. YOU CAN  USE THE ORIGINAL BASE OF THE CHEESE KEEPER AS WELL. 

THIS IS A CUTE IDEA FOR SPRING OR EASTER THAT YOU CAN DO YOURSELF.

I AM PUTTING TWO PICTURES UP BECAUSE ONE SHOWS THE TOP AND TAG BETTER THAN THE OTHER ONE, AND ONE SHOWS THE EGG IN THE NEST BETTER .

(HERE IS THE FIRST PICTURE THAT SHOWS THE NEST AND EGG BETTER.)

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I DIDN’T HAVE A NEST ON HAND,SO I MADE ONE MYSELF OUT OF SPANISH MOSS.

IT WILL FORM EASILY INTO A NEST BY JUST WORKING IT WITH YOUR HANDS UNTIL YOU GET THE SIZE YOU WANT.

I PUT A SIMPLE PAPER DOILY ON THE BOTTOM.

I HAD A FEW WOODEN EGGS ON HAND, SO I JUST PAINTED ONE A NICE BLUE,USING ACRYLIC PAINT.

AFTER THAT DRIED, I USED AN OLD TOOTHBRUSH AND SOME CHOCOLATE BROWN ACRYLIC PAINT, (USING MY THUMB TO MAKE IT SPATTER)TO PUT ON SOME BROWN SPECKLES TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A REAL EGG. THEN, I COATED IT WITH SOME ACRYLIC CLEAR SEALER TO MAKE IT SHINE AFTER THE SPATTER DRIED.

I THEN FOUND SOME PRETTY RIBBON IN THE SAME COLOR BLUE, AND ALSO MADE A SMALL BOW WITH SOME PRETTY BLUE AND PEACH FLORAL PRINT PASTEL WIRED RIBBON.

I THEN ATTACHED A VINTAGE STYLE EASTER TAG  WITH THE SAME COLORS TO FINISH IT OFF.

(HERE IS THE SECOND PICTURE THAT SHOWS THE PRETTY EASTER TAG AND RIBBONS)

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I THINK IT TURNED OUT SO PRETTY, AND I LOVE THE SPRING COLORS!

MY TRASH TO TREASURE FRIEND ALSO HAD SOME NESTS IN JARS, LIKE MASON JARS, WHICH YOU COULD DO THE SAME THING WITH, AND ADD YOUR OWN COLORS AND EMBELLISHMENTS TO! 

IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY WOODEN EGGS ON HAND, BUT DO HAVE SOME PLASTIC ONES (VERY CHEAP AT DOLLAR STORES), YOU CAN USE THE DECOUPAGE’ METHOD AND FIND SOME PRETTY PAPER, LIKE SPARE WRAPPING PAPER SCRAPS, PRETTY TISSUE,OR EVEN GOLD OR SILVER, TO COVER THE PLASTIC EGG.

REMEMBER, THE EGG DOES NOT HAVE TO BE BLUE! YOU CAN MAKE IT ANY COLOR YOU WISH. THERE ARE A LOT OF REAL BIRDS EGGS OUT THERE IN SO MANY DIFFERENT COLORS.

HAVE FUN MAKING YOUR OWN, OR COMING UP WITH AN ORIGINAL CREATION! IT’S YOUR PROJECT, SO USE  YOUR OWN FAVORITE COLORS!

IT MAKES A VERY PRETTY SPRING OR EASTER DISPLAY, DON’T YOU THINK?

THANKS FOR READING AND VISITING MY BLOG!


PEGGY

CREEKWATER CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES SHOPPE

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