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Tuesday, March 31, 2015



Here are a few of my crafts for Easter, and I'm working on more!

Welcome to Spring!

Using lettering and flags from Silhouette America, I cut those out on my Portrait machine and glued them on a chunk of Styrofoam that I hid away for crafting. I covered it first with contrasting green paper.  The cutout flowers are from a #Michaels sale that I painted and glittered in the center.  It fits on narrow ledges and welcomes everyone for Spring and Easter.  Behind it are a lamp and two vases I probably should have put away.

What's that in front you ask?  It is a panoramic egg.  I took a Styrofoam egg, that I bought from #Michaels, cut it in half and carved out until it was hollow.  I decorated the inside with bunnies, chicks, eggs and the top as the sky. I then glued the halves together, and I decorated the outside of the egg with lace and jewels.  Now that I am into polymer clay, I am thinking, perhaps I can do another but make the outside look like real candy. Want a peek inside?   I will post that picture tomorrow.  I know it is on my Terra, but I wanted to get my Easter ideas out to you.

Next is my egg wreath.  I made two of these last year and they have disappeared. No one could find them. hmmmm The only difference was that I made them without the bunny. I find the Styrofoam wreaths to be so expensive for my budget so I use the cardboard at the bottom of the water bottles.  I wrapped green yarn around the ring I cut. Then added a multi-colored yarn on top to give it some pizazz.  The 'chocolate' bunny is cut from a Silhouette Portrait pattern out of, what else, but chocolate brown paper and given the traditional eye. Design by Lori Whitlock of Silhouette America. I love it. It is so real and with less than half the calories of a real chocolate rabbit! 

I'm not done decorating by far and will bring you updates and more how to pictures than I usually do.  I plan to make felt eggs (My first attempt at felt anything!) Pom Pom eggs, Simple Yarn Carrots and a framed button egg. Fun FUN.

Painted Plastic Eggs and a Paper Chocolate Bunny
Easter's On It's Way!

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