By Malia Martine Karlinsky, for GALTime
It's almost springtime and that means eggs, baskets and candy. Of course you can buy some pricey Easter decor-- but why not make some yourself... and use up some of last year's plastic Easter eggs in the process?
DIY Painted Easter Eggs
Supplies: Modge Podge, plastic eggs, letter stamps, Staz-on Ink, acrylic paint, scrap material (canvas, cotton or even light colored ribbon would work). Optional: Stickles or glitter.
1. Channel your inner child and paint the plastic eggs with the acrylic paint. It may take up to 4 coats, but the paint dries quickly. If you like things sparkly, you can use Stickles or glitter to sparkle up the eggs.
2. In the meantime, stamp some sentiments on your scrap fabric. Some happy little words I used: Tweet, Chirp, Cheep!, Swoon, Glee, Spring, Delight, Bloom, Grow and Fly. Cut out the words and glue them on the eggs with Modge Podge.
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Peat Pot Easter Baskets
Supplies: Modge Podge, Peat Pots, Pipe Cleaners, Seam Binding or Ribbon, Hole Punch and Sheet Music. Optional: Acrylic paint to pre-paint the pots, easter grass or shred up some scrap paper in your paper shredder.
1. Make a color copy of the sheet music and rip into strips and scraps.
2. Flip a sheet of the music over and trace and cut out a circle to cover the bottom of the peat pots.
3. Pour yourself some Modge Podge on a paper plate and paint the Modge Podge on the peat pots.
4. After it's dry, punch two holes on opposite sides of the pot. Measure out how long you'd like your pipe cleaner "handles" and slip the pipe clean through the holes, folding the ends up inside the pot.
5. There's your little basket. Fill it up with easter grass or paper shreds and tie a piece of ribbon seam binding or ribbon on top.
Tuck an egg inside and you're set for Easter!
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