Are you as excited as I am to say goodbye to winter?! Spring is my favorite time of the year! It’s a time of renewal and of the hope of things to come. When the days start to grow longer I find myself looking forward to digging in the dirt and gardening. So while I wait a bit longer to begin planting outside, I decided to do a few quick spring and Easter decor projects!
Forsythia is one of the sure signs of spring to me. I found this unique basket at a resale shop recently and thought I could use the silk forsythia I had in my craft closet to fill it! So I picked up a block of floral foam from the Dollar Tree to use in the bottom of the basket. I also found I had some dried pussy willow and some silk grape hyacinths that I could add to the basket as well!
I placed the floral foam in the base of the basket. Then I trimmed the stems of the forsythia to the lengths I needed and started adding them to form a nice arrangement. Once the forsythia was in I added the silk grape hyacinths for more color. Then for height I added the pussy willow branches. This arrangement went together so easily and in less than 30 minutes!
Time for decorating the eggs!
While I was sorting through my craft cabinet I found 3 bags of paper mache eggs I purchased last year on clearance. Here is a link for some that Hobby Lobby has this year. I also found all sorts of different embellishments in my craft cabinet that I could use. All of the wonderful ideas I saw on Pinterest started coming to mind! I knew these could really brighten up my spring and Easter decor even more!
First I painted all of the eggs with a base coat of white chalk paint. While the eggs dried, I mixed 3 additional colors with the left over white paint. I tried to replicate the colors of real eggs. Then I painted 6 eggs from each of the new colors. I was very pleased with how natural the blue, brown and sage tones I created looked on the eggs. If you prefer, you could leave the eggs white or the natural paper color and not add these extra steps.
I let the eggs dry over night and then began adding some embellishments to them. It was so relaxing and fun deciding what to do with each egg! I knew I would give some of them away so I tried to create unique designs for the people I will be giving them to.
When I was a child as well as with my own children I LOVED to dye eggs and to decorate them! So I was very thankful my sweet neighbor, Jules suggested dying eggs together this year! We spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon together decorating eggs and enjoying each others company!
Jules found some amazing ideas online for us to try with the dyed eggs. I have to say that the hardboiled eggs that Jules colored and created were the absolute cutest! I love her yellow chick, pink bunny and adorable little lamb! Beautifully done, friend! 🙂
Last, but not least…I think the paper mache eggs that I added the feathers to came out lovely! They were quite easy and very fun to make.
1. Gather your supplies (I picked up a bag of feathers at the craft store). 2. Brush on a decent amount of Mod Podge where you want to put the feather. 3. Then carefully lay the feather on top of it (pick a feather that will fit on the egg and that does not have a large quill). 4. Carefully brush additional Mod Podge over the top of the feather, be sure to brush it in the direction the feather lays. You can also use your finger to lay it down and smooth in on. Let the eggs dry and if needed brush on another coat of the Mod Podge. I only have the original coat on mine.
I’m so pleased with how everything came out! I hope you have as much fun as I did decorating for spring and Easter. Let me know what you did to decorate! I would love to hear about it. As always thank you for following along! Have a very Happy Easter and a wonderful spring!