Egg~cellent Idea

Thursday, April 21, 2011 |
I'm really late in posting these ideas but life seems to get in the way and take away from my blogging time. It also doesn't help that my picture files are having issues and I can't find all of them that I wanted to show you.

Last year a clever friend of mine created the most adorable Easter egg trees. I knew then and there that I was going to borrow her idea this Easter. She spray painted her tree in a soft pink. As much as I love the color, I went with creme with the theory that it will go with all my other Easter decor. I created two of these egg topiaries for my home. One for the living room and one for the dinning room.

This was not only an easy project but it turn out so darn adorable! I'm going to keep my eyes open for an egg wreath on the after Easter sale table next.



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Once the egg trees were dry, I hot glued spanish moss into the crevices around the eggs. This too was very easily done and adds so much to the finished project.

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The smaller egg tree came in an urn. The larger one needed a little something to dress it up so I placed him in a pewter serving piece that was just waiting for something special.

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With the crafty bug in my system, I moved on to an Easter egg tree. Once again, oh so easy with a fabulous turn out!

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I found the pink gilded eggs at HomeGoods and the paper mache eggs at Michael's. I already had a healthy stash of Martha Stewart glitter in my art room.
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The "tree" is a branch from my yard that {yep, you guessed it} I spray painted then mounted in a larger urn that I had on hand.

To create the glittered eggs, I coated them in craft glue, sprinkled on the glitter, and let them dry. For the hangers, I used narrow satin ribbon which I adhered with a dab of hot glue.

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 I must admit that I'm really enjoying the new additions to my Easter decor this year. There is just something about a homemade item that brings a little welcomed warmth to a home.


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16 comments:

Kathy said...

Darling!

Glad to see you're putting your Spring Break to good use! :)

I also can't believe how "in bloom" your yard is after all the snow you've had! My yard is so behind and I lost a LOT of plants from our prolonged and unusually cold weather.

Let's catch up next week!
K.
PS. LOVE, love the barstools!!! ~ perfect! Hope to get a message off to you soon. Have a Blessed Easter!

Blondie's Journal said...

Jo,

Your trees are just beautiful. It's hard to believe they are easy to make!! You did an excellent job!

Wishing you a wonderful Easter!

XO,
Jane

Dee Stephens said...

I like it too! I'm planning to hit the after Easter sales too!

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

Gorgeous! You did a fantabulous job on all of these projects. I too love home~made, especially when it looks like it is so NOT! Props to you. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

Annie said...

Those are so precious!!! I might just have to make these before i put my decorations up. They will be so fun to look forward to next year!

Suburban Princess said...

Adorable!! I usually have branches on my front hall table for this sort of thing but this year I decided to do something different. Now I wish I had kept them lol!

French Basketeer.com said...

Very clever! I love them all. Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend, Jo~

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Loving all of it, love the topiary set up on the tray, and those glitter eggs add some glam!

Karena said...

Jo so special you have really outdone yourself!!

Happy Easter!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

I love your gorgeous Easter decorations, and your home looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing and maybe next year will have to remember this.

Happy Easter
Hugs
Carolyn

Courtster25 said...

That is so amazing! I absolutely love your pictures.. not just on this entry but several before!

Hope ya'll had a beautiful Easter :)

Tessa said...

Happy Easter, Jo! Hope it was wonderful!! Love your pretty egg tree!!

xo,
Tessa

Casey said...

Love the tree topiary idea!! I'm stealing that one for next year.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Sounds like a perfect Easter to me! Your baskets are beautiful! And I'm so jealous you have your own greenhouse, how cool!

Lori said...

Oh gorgeous, love that tree especially!!

bevy said...

Love the egg topiaries! I'm so not crafty, I'll have to buy mine for next year! But yours were amazing!!!

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