Decoupaged Stand Up Easter Egg

Hi Everyone! We are here for home decor and crafting inspiration. Here’s some Easter Decor and decoupage inspiration.

It’s REVERSIBLE! We were going to paint this LARGE egg but decided decoupaging was the way to go. One side has pink polka dot fabric and the other side has pastel stripes from a napkin. We always have to have a Plan B because sometimes our Plan A doesn’t work out.

Here’s a collage of several pictures.

The egg stood by itself because the piece of wood is really thick. But Mom added the base to make it sturdier and more substantial. We have a lot of scrap wood we collected from doing other projects and from a fence we are tearing down.

I added the egg hang tags. One has “You Are a Good Egg”. The other has “Happy Easter”. I used my Chalk Couture Transfers. I am an Independent Chalk Couture Designer and love using these screen prints instead of stencils.

We bought Easter Colored Ribbon from Hobby Lobby to make the bow on top. I wanted the bow to be seen from both directions. That way the forever home has the choice of which way they want to position the egg when they get it home. The tags can be put on either side or both on one side.

The sides were so thick that they needed some decoration too. Hope you like the polka dots. 🙂
We bought Easter colored fabric from Walmart. The pink polka dot is from one of those packages.

I hope we give you ideas to create projects of your own. My Mom seems to be doing better after the rough year of 2020. She loves to stay busy and loves having a “purpose”. Don’t we all?

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Turquoise and Brown Wooden Cross with Jeweled Pendant

Hi Everyone! We are here to inspire you to be creative. Having a hobby can help you with grief and depression. Here is another craft idea if you are interested.

Turquoise is a very special color to me. It is my birthstone. So this is a very special cross. It has three layers of wooden crosses plus a turquoise and brown (tiger’s eye) stone embellished cross. The stones are faux but they are beautiful!! I will be keeping this cross. It is just beautiful and I don’t think the pictures do it justice.

Mom began with the bottom layer which has a very nice shape to it. But when she put the second layer it really began to look like a work of art. The third cross was added on top because the jeweled pendant didn’t show up against the brown background. It along with the jewel was the pièce de ré·sis·tance.

Here it is sitting on my buffet. It matches my buffet and painting perfectly.
Mom bought this pendant at Joann’s Fabric store. Luckily they were half off when we went. This was the PERFECT cross to put this jeweled cross on!!
Here it is at another angle on my Farmhouse buffet.

I hope we have inspired you to go out and be creative. Even if you don’t have wood to work with you can recycle and repurpose items you do have. Think outside the box and create mixed media which is a combination of painting, collage, decoupage, ink stamping, etc. The possibilities are endless! Just have fun!

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Three Wooden Crosses Made From the Same Pattern

My Mom made three crosses all with the same pattern. Just the colors and embellishments are different. There is a brown one, green one and pink one. I’ll explain how each was made.

The cross below was “stained” with watered down acrylic brown paint. Then a second wooden cross was put on top and dry brushed with tan, blush and gray paint. A jewelry accent was added to the middle. What is unusual about this cross was that Mom used a knife to rough up the edges of the bottom layer cross. It gives it a very rough cut look.

The next cross was painted green and then a scarf was draped around all edges. Mom bought several jewelry pieces at Joann’s. The green stone in the middle of the cross jewelry piece brought this cross alive with color.

The next cross was done the same as the green cross except with a pink butterfly scarf. After resizing this picture is blurry but she made a fabric flower out of the same fabric and put a flower inside that one.

This picture has not been resized so it is a little clearer.

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Wooden Short Easter Bunny with Happy Painted Face

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For the spaces in your home where you don’t have room for a full size bunny, here is a short version. It is just a Bunny Bust. It is just the face and neck with a big bow tie. All bunnies were made with repurposed fence boards. This wood is thicker than privacy fence board however, not quite thick enough to stand alone.

Wooden-Short-Bunny with painted face and ears.  He has a bow and eggs that have a bunny and Happy Easter on them.

Mom made little wooden feet (paw) so that the bunny would stand alone. Mom does all the cutting of the wood. She made a pattern similar to the porch leaners we made.

Wooden Short Bunny.

Between his paws and his bow there was room to add some decorated eggs. I am an Independent Chalk Couture Designer so I used two Easter transfers to put the wording on with white chalk paste. I did paint these and then wax them so the transfers would not bleed.

Wooden short bunny

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Brown Christian Cross for Neutral Color Home Decor

Here is another Cross my Mom made. She has made SEVERAL! I will be posting here throughout the week and next week with all the different ones she has made. She started working on these during all the bad weather we had.

She is adding the finishing touches and giving them to me to blog about and put on the marketplace. We hope to do a flea market/craft show soon. After we get our vaccines.

It does look good mixed in with Spring Decor.
The paint she used has a gloss finish, so it was kind of hard to take a picture without some glare. But in person it is beautiful.
Here it is propped up on a shutter I have in my office. It does have a hanger on the back.
I love crosses!

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Hoppy Easter Porch Leaner

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We made another Porch Leaner with ears! We sold the other porch leaner so we made another similar one. This time I painted the flowers on and put Hoppy Easter on it. He is made of wood and painted white with pink ears and a cute face!

Hoppy Easter Porch Leaner with Swirl Flowers.

I used the same facial features as the last porch leaner called “Follow the Bunny he Has Chocolate”. Once I get a “happy” face, I like to keep using those same features. Read about that bunny here:

http://townandcountrystylebykathy.com/2021/02/07/follow-the-bunny-he-has-chocolate/

I used Chalk Couture transfers with my Raspberry Chalk to put the letters on. I am an Independent Chalk Couture Designer. I used the HOPPY part of my Hoppy Easter transfer and then I used the Rustic Letter Alphabet letters to vertically write out EASTER.

Hoppy Easter Porch Leaner with Swirl Flowers outside garage door.

I made swirl flowers along the edge of the “Hoppy Easter”. These are made by swirling several colors of paint until you get the look you want. I went back and made white swirls inside each flower along with green leaves between the flowers.

What fun it is to paint! I am now retired so I have time to craft and paint and then blog about it. I always wished I had more time and space to craft and paint when I was younger. Now my dream has come true.

I sealed the porch leaner with spray acrylic paint because it will go outside my garage and be exposed to the elements.

Hoppy Easter Porch Leaner with Swirl Flowers and large bow.

Next, I made the bow. We did have to go to Hobby Lobby and JoAnn’s to buy some Easter/Spring colored ribbon.

Hoppy Easter to all of you!

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Shades of Purple Wooden Decoupaged Angel

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Mom is into Crosses and Angels. Today I thought I would share her Purple Angel with a purple butterfly button. I love the lace details and the wire halo.

Shades of purple, wooden angel with lace and fabric decoupage.
Shades of purple, wooden angel with lace and fabric decoupage.  Unclose picture of the butterfly button embellishment.
Up close picture of the butterfly button embellishment.

She decoupaged lace on the wings after painting them purple. Then she decoupaged fabric on the body portion. The button has more lace ribbon behind it. If you are a purple lover and lace lover and angel lover, this project is for YOU!

Shades of purple, wooden angel with lace and fabric decoupage. Picture is on top of a fireplace mantel mixed in with other Spring Decor.
Add an Angel to your SPRING decor!
She could be an inside Garden Angel! She fits in good with the birds and butterflies and flowers!
Shades of purple, wooden angel with lace and fabric decoupage mixed in with other spring decor.
It looks like she is ready to take flight. But she does have a small hanger on her back where she can be hung on a wall if you want.

Thank you for reading about Mom’s Wooden Purple Angel. I want to order one from her in more neutral colors that I can leave out in my decor year round.

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Wooden Blue Cross with Cameo and Sheer Ribbon

Crosses are great for this season and any season. Mom has been working on several at the same time. Here is the first one she finished. It is made out of wood and she painted it light blue so the dark blue sheer organza ribbon would stand out against it.

Wooden Blue Cross with Cameo

She created a base for it so it would stand alone. Some of them she makes so that they hang up and some she makes so that the stand up.

The ribbon inspired her with this cross. It is a beautiful color of royal blue.

As you can see, it can be mixed in with your other Spring Decor.
The ribbon has an iridescence to it.

She had a blue cameo that matched perfectly that she decided to put in the middle. It is the perfect finishing touch.

The cameo is the highlight in the picture.
Here it is nestled between the pair of bunnies that have the same color ribbons.
Wooden Blue Cross Collage

Thank you so much for reading about my Mom’s Blue Cross. She has more coming….stay tuned.

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Aqua Striped Bunny, Farmhouse Home Decor

Hip Hop Hooray! Easter’s On Its Way!

This wooden home decor will make someBUNNY feel special. He is made from heavy duty scrap wood we had on hand. The wood had a lot of character and looked rustic so staining it seemed the perfect finishing touch. Keep reading for the details and pictures.

Wooden Bunny with Brown and Aqua Stripes.  Stands on a base and has "Hoppy Easter" on it.

Mom “stained” the whole bunny with watered down brown acrylic craft paint. Then I used painter’s tape to make the striped lines. I wanted it to match my home which has shades of aqua and brown. I was going to also add cream but decided I liked just the blue and brown.

Wooden Bunny stained brown.
Here he is without his stripes. He stands up easily on his own.

I used my Chalk Couture teal paste to “stain” the stripes. I also used a Chalk Couture transfer to put on the words “Hoppy Easter”. I am a Chalk Couture Independent Designer. The paste is not permanent until you seal it. So I will seal it with spray on clear acrylic spray when I am totally finished.

I used one large strip of painter’s tape and one small strip of painter’s tape to make my large stripe.
Here are the stripes ready to begin using the paste to make the “teal stain”.
Here is where I decided he needed a base to stand on. He just looked too lonely as a porch leaner.

We were going to just use it as a porch leaner. But I asked Mom if she could put a base on it so it could stand anywhere in your home or outside your home. Ask and you shall have it with my Mom. She screwed the base onto the bunny and also glued it for good measure with E6000. This is one substantial bunny rabbit!

Here are the screw holes Mom used to attach the base.
Wooden Aqua Striped Bunny with wooden stand. Aqua and Burlap bow and has a saying of "Hoppy Easter".
He looks so good in my house, maybe I won’t even try to sell him.

I made a bow with tails using aqua polka dot burlap ribbons, aqua lace, and even some dollar tree ribbon. I love bows. They always add the finishing touch!

A better look at the bow and HOPPY EASTER! 🙂
Wooden Aqua and Brown Striped Bunny Home Decor.
He looks good everywhere I put him! Maybe I will have him HOP around until Easter.

Please view my time lapsed video on Facebook of me making this bunny. The link is below.

If Aqua is NOT your color, you could use pink, yellow, etc to make the stripes. You could even make the stripes look like ship lap. There are so many options with Easter Colors. Easter will be here before we know it.

Thank you so much for reading about how we made this Aqua Hoppy Bunny. Take care, God Bless!

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Endearing Pair of Bunnies, Repurposed Home Decor

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This cute pair of bunnies started their life as wooden rustic photo holders. Mom repurposed these to be bunnies after she repainted them gray. Keep reading for more info.

Wooden 2x6's with Burlap on top. They have ears made from thin wood.  Eyes are upholstery tacks and whiskers are made from curled wire.  The nose is a heart shaped piece of wood.
Started out as Photo Blocks

Mom put burlap on the front sides. She made ears out of thin wood and put burlap on them too. She painted the inside of the ears pink.

She made heart shaped button noses and wire whiskers. She made eyes out of brass tacks. She put a bow on top and Voila’. Done.

When you get tired of home decor change it up. Repurpose it. Refresh it into a different season.

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