Crafting is one of my favorite hobbies and its even more enjoyable on a rainy Saturday evening when my boys are watching March Madness. (Sidenote: college football begins in 157 days… 🙂 )
It’s a week before Easter and I decided to make some decorations. As a Christian, the egg can symbolize new life and Christ’s resurrection. Last night was a first for me. I created something that came out as well as I envisioned (shock!) and I used only the materials I had available in my craft cabinet (double shock!). These are my starting materials:
I used the same technique I’ve used to make Christmas ornaments and ripped strips of unbleached muslin to cover the Styrofoam eggs. Technically, I know I shouldn’t use a hot glue gun with Styrofoam (because it can melt the plastic), but I’m a risk-taker. 🙂 When I made narrower fabric strips for the smaller eggs, I ran over each strip with a hot iron because they tended to roll up on the edges.
Now, on to the fun part: embellishing the eggs with ribbons, trims and buttons! A while back, my mother gave me a box full of vintage buttons of every shape and size. Junior and JD helped me pick out special ones to put on the eggs.
Here’s the finished product. I simply placed the eggs in a basket and surrounded them with moss as a finishing touch. I love the neutral colors and “shabby chic” cottage look.
I planned on making a Spring wreath for the door. However, on a quick trip to Michael’s Craft Store (I can’t help myself, they had a great coupon today!) I found a cute hanging container for a great price. I arranged some silk flowers, made a bow from burlap and tulle and added the little bird. Total cost for my new door decor was less than seven dollars and it came together very quickly.