Dollar Store Easter Craft Goes Shabby Chic | Personally Andrea: Dollar Store Easter Craft Goes Shabby Chic

Dollar Store Easter Craft Goes Shabby Chic

Friday, March 27, 2015 by

Hey there friends.  Long time no see!  Maybe some of you have been hit by spring fever like I have? And now suddenly the end of the month is in sight and Easter is quickly approaching.  How about a little Easter craft?

Shabby Chic Easter Eggs from a Dollar Store Craft Kit

* pin me *

I don’t know how you feel about Easter crafts.  A lot of traditional Easter stuff like flowers (too early where we live), pastel colours (not a fan), rabbits (they eat my favourite grape hyacinths to the ground as soon as they finally bloom) doesn't really work for me.  But for whatever reason eggs and nests and such do work for me, and I love to decorate eggs in lots of different ways.

We always colour hard boiled eggs which get hidden, found and eaten Easter morning.  #tradition  But special holidays are always a good excuse for being crafty.  Sometimes you need it just for the creativity, but if it’s something you can keep or use then even better in my books.  So I was on the hunt for some wooden eggs (haha see what I did there) this year that I could paint or embellish and keep for years.  They’re a bit pricey, so I was looking for a deal, when my mom found these plaster egg kits at the dollar store instead.  We snatched up a whole bunch of them.

Dollar Store Easter Egg Craft Upcycle

* dollar store craft kit *

We spent one March Break afternoon painting these as the kit intended.  We did characters from Despicable Me, in case you were wondering.  But I also wanted to make some beautiful ones that could be kept out for the spring season, not just Easter, and be kept to use other years as well.

Shabby Chic Easter Eggs from a Dollar Store Craft Kit

* switch up some of the supplies *

So I took out the paint sets and brushes and stashed them with the craft supplies for another day.  Instead I got out some jute twine and these burlap floral stems.  I love these for all kinds of embellishment, you can also see how I used them here and here.  But you can use any floral stems that you like, check your usual craft supply places.

Shabby Chic Easter Eggs from a Dollar Store Craft Kit

* attach the twine with some white craft glue *

With a little bit of patience I just used white craft glue to attach the twine in a couple of different patterns.  You could also use hot glue or rubber cement.  The white glue is just more kid-friendly.  Less dangerous or toxic, ya know.  Then I glued the back of the burlap flower to the plaster at a point where the twine ended.  It helped cover up the loose end of the twine and make the whole thing look more finished.  And wrapped the floral stem around the egg.

Shabby Chic Easter Eggs from a Dollar Store Craft Kit

* bookcase decor *

Since I like to use a contrast of textures,  I used this pretty etched glass bowl to display them.  A little Spanish moss inside gives the idea of a nest.  And it’s tucked into the family room bookcase for a little touch of spring.  But it’s Easter-y enough to be pulled out and used as table decor too if you’re entertaining for Easter.

Shabby Chic Easter Eggs from a Dollar Store Craft Kit

* shabby chic and neutral Easter decor *

You can see I also left the little wire hanger on the top of them, although I did cut off the neon green string.  #whatsthatallabout   That way in other years I still have the option to hang them from some pussywillow branches or something if I feel like displaying them a different way.  Because I’m a little fickle that way.  #keepingmyoptionsopen

Bookcase Styling with Shabby Chic Easter Eggs from a Dollar Store Craft Kit

* on display *

What do you think?  What are your feelings on Easter crafts and decor?  Yay?  Can’t get enough?  Then don’t forget to take a peek at my Pinterest board for all things Easter including tons of other ways to decorate eggs, fake and real. 

Totally not into it and moving on to Mother’s Day?  I have a Pinterest board for you too…  Seasons:  Spring

Or… for more ideas using twine:

Refinished Console Table (50 of 88).jpg DIY Rope Detail Chandelier - Supplies for gift giving (17 of 25).jpg

2 Ways to Paint Lettering on a Rustic Sign
DIY Rope Detail Chandelier
Top 5 Supplies for Easy Personalized Gift-Giving

Thanks so much for hanging out with me on the blog.  I’ve missed being here and missed you!  Leave me a comment just to say Hey!  Or let me know what you’re up to for crafts this spring.  See you again soon!

xo andrea

linking to

Sharing is lovely...