Thursday, April 7, 2011

Easter Home Decor

I have been working on a few new decorations for Easter.  These are things you can get the kids involved with and they will not break your pocketbook. 

"Cheep" Flower

This idea is from All You magazine.

4 -5 inch flower pot, Dollar Spot at Target
Styrofoam ball, Dollar Tree
11" dowel, pack of twelve for $1 at WalMart
6" embroidery hoop, $2.50 at Joanne's (used 50% off coupon so it was $1.75)
3 Packs of Peeps
Easter grass, $1.00 at WalMart
hot glue gun
green acrylic paint
Paint the dowel and let dry.   Cut the Styrofoam ball in half and hot glue to the bottom of pot. Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the dowel and secure it to the screw at the hoop of the embroidery hoop.  Tighten the screw and let dry. 
Remove the peeps from package but do not separate.  Apply a thick line of hot glue to 1/3 of the hoop and press on one group of five Peeps with the beaks facing the center. You will need to bend them slightly to fit on the hoop.  Repeat with the other two sets of Peeps.  Hot glue the bottom of the dowel into the Styrofoam ball.  Stuff newspaper around the dowel in the pot.  Cover with Easter grass.

Decoupage Eggs

1 dozen plastic eggs, .99 at Publix
4 sheets of scrapbooking paper, $1.00 at Joanne's
water downed glue or Modge Podge
Cut the paper into squares.  I found small squares easier to use.  Cover a small section of the egg with glue and place the paper on. Smooth out wrinkles.  Cover with a layer of glue.  Continue until completely covered and let dry. 

Also, I plan to add this Easter Subway art.

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