Thursday, March 19, 2009

Part 2- Easter Decorations with Zero Dollars

This project has been done 100 times over but I wanted to share with you my new Dining Room Center Piece!! I LOVE IT!! I love everything black and white, if I could, I would decorate my whole house black and white!

Keep in mind this project cost me ZERO DOLLARS!! I searched my craft bins, the great outdoors, and recycled some other material. Just be creative!!

Step 1: I got some old pastel Easter eggs with holes on the top and tied some string through them.

Step 2: Painted them with a light coat of white spray paint. I wanted to still see the pastel color! Note: Do this on a non-humid day it will drip!

Step 3: When dry get creative in decorating them. I wanted a theme of black and white so I found ribbon, black paint, black glitter & buttons in my craft bins.

All my crafty stuff (ha, I wish, this is only 1/8 of all my crafty stuff)

Some samples:

Step 4: Take a little nature walk to find the perfect limb. I went to a local park with a friend and found this guy (on the ground, don't cut a tree branch off!)

Step 5: Spray Paint tree branch white

Step 6: Once dry bring everything inside and put it all together!
I had an old arrangement with fake flowers that I have had for years. I loved the container but the flowers did nothing for me. So I cut the fake flowers out of the arrangement (this was the hardest part) luckily I didn't lose a finger!!

Step 7: To cover the moss (dusty & yucky) I cut up some wrapping paper in strips and crumpled it up to cover the bottom.

Step 8: Trim tree branch. I actually used two tree branches to get the fullness I needed.

Step 9: I placed this arrangement on a mirror and put crystals on the mirror (removed from a dress my grandma wore as Mrs Delaware) See picture above!

Enjoy your arrangement!! My daughter, of course, helped me decorate all of the eggs!!

If you read my previous post you know I had green eggs on my dining room chandelier. I moved them to the foyer chandelier and they look great!!! (just don't look at the dust, something has to give when you spend your free time being creative)

In these hard economic times you do not have to stop being crafty because of Zero Dollars in the budget!! Just get MORE creative, challenge yourself to make something out of nothing!! Have fun!!


Katie said...

I must be out of the loop because I don't remember seeing this 100 times! I really like it, I think I'll to go snap some branches off one of my trees! I got some Easter ornaments from my Easter swap and I was thinking I'd have to go look for a tree type thing. Now I think I'll just make one. Thanks for the idea and the how to!

Got the dress and LOVE it! Little Missy loves it too. Only thing is she can only wear it through around Easter on account of the Easter egg design. How about making some spring/summer cuties? I'd love to buy one from you if you're makin'!

I've got my post scheduled for tomorrow with my little one in it. Thanks again, really do LOVE it and YES I'm a happy camper and it did come quickly.

Anonymous said...

Your Easter eggs look amazing!! You are so creative and savvy.


Jen r. said...

This is super cute! I love the chandelier!

Anne said...

That looks great! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

Amanda said...

I've also seen this project floating around blog world but I'm loving yours!!!

I may have to try this with my little diva. She'd loved this.

I'll be back to visit again soon!


Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

OK...this so adorable!! I am loving it and by the way...I am loving your blog! Found you through Mod Podge Mania, but I know I'll be back for more!!

Jane said...

Very cool. Love how there is just a hint of color below the white. Great job and a great reminder that we have stuff to use already at home!

BrooklynAlizabeth said...

Hey Maridith! I love this center piece.....very cute. I just had to post it and your blog url on my site to share it with my friends. Have a GREAT Easter.

Katie said...

This is super cute!

BrooklynAlizabeth said...

Hey Maridith! so i decided to make this Easter Tree and I wanted to share it with you. I had a blast making it! Thanks for the GREAT idea and tutorial. :)