Monday, March 21, 2011
I found the cutest Easter decorations at a shop at the beach. Bunnies, carrots, and Easter eggs covered in hydrangea paper petals and anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE hydrangeas. So I bought a bunny and carrot, but thought I would attempt to make the egg myself. Here is my version:
First, I bought a flower petal puncher, but I really wanted a hydrangea petal puncher, but the two shops I went to didn't have one. Of course after I made this I found one at Michaels, so until I attempt this again, for now this is my first version.
What you need and instructions:
Plastic egg (foam eggs, in my opinion are too expensive)
Ribbon (if desire to hang, knot and pull through existing hole on top of egg)
Modge Podge (first glue egg closed, and cover the egg with white paper to hide color)
Two coordinating paper, colors of your choice
Flower petal puncher (after petals are punched out, fold petals up)
Quick-Drying Glue (glue petals as close together as possible onto egg)
Fabric Paint in Bottle (dot the centers of flowers)
Paint or ink pad, slightly darken petal tips in desired color (or do this before gluing on)
Spray Adhesive (spray lightly before glittering)
Happy Easter Egg Making!
Friday, March 18, 2011
First, I want to highlight my 1st grader, Logan. He is such a great artist, as are my other boys. His picture was selected to be in an Art Show (the teddy bear). Several pieces of art were chosen from each school to be in it and his picture was chosen. Great job Logan!!!
Second, I was able to do a little art work myself. Our church put on a night for the women, with dinner and a Mother Goose inspired skit. (If you are LDS and are interested in the skit email me, I can get you a copy, it's so cute, about visiting teaching). We had four houses set up for the skit and I did the backgrounds. I had so much fun drawing and painting. It's hard to see details from the photos, but it turned out pretty good (click on photo for close-up). Everyone did such a wonderful job participating in the skit, decorating, and the food, it was a great night!
The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, had so many children she didn't know what to do.
The Three Little Pigs, mom's house. She was a riot!
Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater had a wife and couldn't keep her, so he put her in a pumpkin shell and there he kept her very well.
Old Mother hubbard went to the cupboard...
The rest of the area was decorated so cute with Mother Goose posters, and each table had a Mother Goose themed centerpiece.
The Queen of Hearts
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Hickory Dickory Dock