Thursday, April 7, 2011

Paint Chip Egg Garland

I have to share with you an idea and an AMAZING blog that I have just discovered. Modern Parents Messy Kids is the name of the blog and it is constantly providing me with new ideas. This DIY easter project is just one of the many great ideas and one I plan on doing with my girls this weekend. (I don't know who is more excited about this project!)

Make a trip to your local hardware store and start cutting. You already know of my obsession with paint chip crafts and I think this goes right to the top of the list.

A big thank you to Steph at Modern Parents Messy Kids for coming up with this fun and colorful idea!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Eggselent Ideas

I've never been a big fan of dyeing eggs or decorating them for Easter. Honestly, if I am putting that much effort into something I would like to be able to use it year after year. These decoupage ideas from April's issue of Family Circle got me to thinking. Why not use plastic eggs or wooden eggs in place of the real thing and accomplish the same result? 

Kids would really get into making these adorable animal decoupage eggs. Take some idea's from children's book illustrator Eric Carle and make some Brown Bear eggs or a  Hungry Caterpillar series.

If you're like me you save every scrap of fabric you have left from previous projects and put them to use in new one's. These plastic eggs are covered in bright/Spring-like fabric and would look lovely nestled in a shallow bowl or small nest.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Nursery Art

Photo by Lisa

My safari/world travel themed nursery has begun to take shape this week. I drew inspiration from the DwellStudio Menagerie crib bumper that I purchased from Target. All of the materials for the art were bought at Michaels. I found the most AMAZING handmade paper at the Michael's in Woodbridge, VA. I must of looked like a crazy woman since I spread out all of my paper choices on the floor and started mixing and matching my combinations. (I was in paper heaven!)
I am not a free-handed artist so I found images of the animals I wanted for the art and traced them onto my gorgeous paper. Each piece of art cost me less than $10 to make and saved me a bundle.

My next art project for the nursery involves world maps so if anyone knows of a good place to buy some please let me know. Stay tuned!