So today has been pretty crazy, I didn't get to take my break at work we were so busy, and I stayed 45 minutes late! But here are a few Easter decorations that I made for the apartment this week and last...
This was the inspiration for the first project, I found it on Pinterest and it's from here
I used a Fiskars paper cutter that I had to cut the strips. Most of the paper is from Hobby Lobby, the pink gingham paper is from JoAnn's. The frame, blue paint and ribbon are from Hobby Lobby too. Hobby Lobby has a great selection of glass-less and backless frames that are nice for projects like this. I used double sided tape to stick the strips to paper that I cut into the right shape by tracing the inside of the frame on it.
The blue paint I picked out is a great color I will admit, but I was being cheap and bought the least expensive brand, and it literally took me the.whole.bottle to get good coverage. And the frame was primed white to start with, not even super porous wood. I still love how it came out though.
The second project was actually inspired by something I remember making back when I was a Girl Scout. Yup you read that right, I was a Girl Scout. Here is a tutorial that tells you how to make the string eggs, although instead of using some crazy concoction, I used a mixture of white glue and water. I'm pretty sure that's how we made them before, and they've been Easter decorations at my parents house every year since so they're going strong.
|Here they are drying. They are in a plastic seedling tray.|
|And here's the finished product! Sorry about the crazy sunlight.|
And an Easter bonus:
|They were cheaper than a bottle of polish!|