Monday, April 9, 2012

My Easter Mantle

Hey guys! I know I haven't been posting my usual posting schedule...but it has been a little crazy around here..Anyway, I doubt I will be posting regularly for a while! But I will keep you guys posted for sure!

How was your Easter weekend? Mine was busy, but wonderful as always! I just remembered I never shared my Easter mantle with you!!

I knew I wanted an egg banner type thing...I bought 2 strands of eggs at the dollarstore...... 
 They were $1.00 a strand
and as you can tell by the top of the mantle I wanted eggs, bunnies and birds!
I am not a huge fan of rainbow.....I know Easter is supposed to be full of colour...but I didn't like all the colours! So....I bet you can guess what I did...I painted it! (and glittered too!)
  white, green and gold. 
I also painted and glittered the blue eggs that were in the second picture on the mantle.
For the pillow I really cheated and just wrapped it in green and blue floral vintage fabric
Those were the bunnies I painted white last year...

So, what do you think?! This was my first Easter mantle...if you can believe it! I think it turned out pretty well!

I hope you all had a great Easter weekend!


Friday, April 6, 2012

Frugal Friday : Coffee Filter Wreath

We got a new coffee maker a while ago and it used different filters then our old instead of throwing them out I saved them for a rainy day. I thought I would make a coffee filter wreath to add to my Easter decor. I was really frugal and used some left over foam core  from my deer head to make a base to glue the filters to. (instead of a wreath form) It worked out well!

Here is part of the process...
it looked awful! I was almost going to quit...but thought I would wait to see what the finished project was...and I was glad I did!

Here is how it turned out!
 cute right!?

I think I am going to make a page book wreath next!!! (Kayla, you never heard me say that!)