Monday, March 4, 2013

Eggs in a Basket {or two!}

I have seen so many beautiful decoupaged eggs on Pinterest and all the different parties I've been linking up to. Combine that with the beautiful sunshine we had yesterday (although very cold temps), and I've got spring on the brain.
It made me get the egg fever too!
So I got out the plastic eggs from last year's Easter baskets, the Mod Podge and some fabric scraps.
And started gluing away!

I found that it was easy enough to use strips around the middle of the eggs, but much easier to use smaller pieces for the rest of them. They just conformed to the contours better that way. And the biggest problem with decoupaging the eggs was my time constraint and, therefore, sticky fingers! I was trying to get them done before I had to leave the house on Saturday and didn't really have much time for drying. If I do more (and I just might!) I will do the middles and then let that dry before doing the tops and bottoms. My uber-sticky fingers kept wanting to pull the material off the egg. And that's just no good! :)
I chose aqua fabric for my eggs. No big surprise there! I do love aqua after all! To coordinate with the baskets I had already painted, I also used a white fabric with pretty light brown flowers and some orange paint.


I added some twine and a vintage button to one of the orange eggs. If I would have had more time that morning, I would have added the twine and button to the other orange eggs, too. I like how it turned out. I may go back and do just that when I get a chance. :)
I got out some brown paper grass and then stole some aqua and lime green grass from my son's basket (shame on me!) and mixed it all together and added it to these precious little baskets I had painted  the day before. I used Ce Ce Caldwell Cottonwood Sienna on the baskets and then applied a light coat of Johnston Daffodil over that. I simply LOVE how these turned out. 
I'm not usually a big fan of baskets, but these were too cute. They were small and made of wood chip so I purchased them awhile back for 25 cents each at our local thrift store. 

Once I had the baskets painted, I then painted a couple of chipboard embellishments (first in Destin Gulf Green and then in Santa Fe Turquoise). I had bought these at Michael's for only $1 for the whole bag. I think there are about 12 similar pieces in the bag. I sure do love me the dollar section! I painted a vintage button with Johnston Daffodil and attached the shipboard pieces and the button to the baskets with some trusty old gorilla glue. Kind of overkill on the glue, but it was in my reach and I was in a hurry! :)

Hope you enjoyed reading about my eggs in a basket.
Think Spring!
{it's just around the corner!}




Springing into these parties...
Six Days of Spring Party


March Madness Party at 4 You with Love

Hop To It Linky Party at Liz Marie Blog



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52 comments:

  1. Just too cute......I really like it. puts me in a spring mood.

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  2. Oh i love it! I love that darker color blue, i'm seeing it in a lot of decor this year. I'm stopping by from the blog hop. I'm a new follower via Linky & Bloglovin. I hope you are having a great day!

    Nikki
    www.TheCraftySideOfSarcasm.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for being a new follower! Glad to meet you. :)

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  3. Darling! I love the blue shutter, too.
    I found you today thru the Domestically-Speaking, Countdown To Spring Linky Party, where I'm #108.. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Megin! I will go and check out your blog soon. As for the shutter, it's still a work in progress. It's meant to be a mail holder and I have yet to attach the pocket. Hopefully I'll get that part done tonight. :)

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  4. Your eggs look great. Love the colors!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

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    1. Thanks for coming by to check them out, Christina! See you at the party. :)

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  5. Those really turned out cute!

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  6. Cute ideas!Great work-I am now in the mood to bring Spring on!

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  7. I love the turquoise. The button tied on the egg is clever too.

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    1. Thanks, Carlene! I like the button too. So glad my mom kept oodles of buttons all these years!

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  8. These are really cute! Love the simple embellishments!

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  9. Loving the teal

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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    1. I may have an addiction to teal! Lol. Thanks for hosting the party. I love coming by to link up and check everything out!

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  10. very cute! I like the colors--the bright orange makes it a little fresher and less overused Easter pastel-y

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    1. Thanks Gretchen! I'm not much of a pastel kind of person. Unless they're retro pastels, then we're onto something! :)

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  11. These eggs are beautiful...you've got a great eye for color! Thanks so much for sharing at March Madness

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    1. Thanks much Marilyn! So happy to share at march madness!

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  12. beautiful eggs, cute looking blog too!

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    1. That's so nice of you to say! It means a lot to me, Krystie. :)

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  13. Perfect project and I love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

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  14. Super cute! I love how bright the eggs are and the touch of crafty with the button and twine :)
    I found you today thru the Made in a Day Linky. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Megin! And congratulations on the award nomination! :)

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  15. I like the eggs, but I like the baskets more. The whole arrangement is sweet. I'll have to try making some decopage eggs. I haven't done that before.

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    1. I a little in love with the baskets myself. :) The eggs got easier after the first 2. Have fun if you try it out! :)

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  16. Love how this turned out! It's a lovely spring arrangement!

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  17. Your eggs look so pretty and I adore those cute baskets! I just pinned your beautiful spring vignette! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. Love it when I get pinned! Thanks so much Kathy!

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  18. So cute! I love the colors you chose!

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  19. Your Easter basket is so cute! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  20. Adorable spring decor!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  21. Very cute Denise. I like the blue and orange combo. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  22. SO cute! I love the fabric you used! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations! Just wanted to let you know that this is being feature this weekend in an Easter {featuring YOU} post! Hope you will stop by and grab a featured button. I would LOVE for you to put in on this actual post or at least somewhere on your blog! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/03/Easter-ideas-featuring-YOU.html

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    1. Finally got the button up on my featured page. I am stuck on my mobile over the weekends (no internet at home!) so it's pretty impossible to do it until I get back to a real computer and the modern world on Monday! :)Thanks again for the feature!

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