With spring sneaking up on us fast and Easter being April 1st, I was ready for a fun and easy project that would shout “SPRING”! I love to decorate for Easter and knew that our Americana Decor Chalky Paint has fun spring colors that would work perfect for the project I had in mind. So, I gathered up our Paper Mache Eggs – Set of 6 (#40187) and one package of the 3/4″ Wood Spools (#63209), and my paint and began creating. First off I searched on Pinterest and the Internet for silhouette’s of bunnies that could easily be transfered and painted on. You could use other shapes like chicks, sheep, baskets, flowers…whatever you want. Another option would be to cut the shapes out of decorative paper and decoupage them onto the eggs or even use stickers. There are just so many ideas, just find something that speaks to you.
Here are the colors that I used:
Serene (I realized after I was done that this color was discontinued, but you could use Escape #15399 or Treasure #15398)
I used one color for each egg, except for Everlasting (which is used to paint the wooden spools). It took about two coats of each to get a good base that I liked. Once the eggs are dry, I transferred my bunnies onto the eggs and outlined them with a Black Identi Pen (#70830) and then filled the shapes in with a round brush and Americana Lamp Black (#13067). After everything was dry, I used a hot glue gun and glued the eggs to the top of the spools. I finished with a coat of Americana Acrylic Sealer Spray Varnish in Gloss (#70835)…this was easier than trying to use a brush on varnish.
For the finshing touch, I dug through my stash of ribbon and chose coordinating colors and hot glued them to the front of the spool.
And there you have it, a fun project that takes just a few hours to make and will look great on your mantel this spring!