Cutie Potootie, Egg Bunny, Creating is Therapy

Hi Everyone!

Are y’all looking forward to SPRING! Mom and I sure are. Here is a cute little Bunny with FEET. Mom did get her inspiration from Pinterest. I searched to give that person credit, but could not find the inspiration picture again.

Home Decor, Cutie Potootie Egg Bunny

Mom stained the wood with acrylic paint mixed with water. Regular stain has such an odor and takes so long to dry that we frequently use this type “stain”.

The ears and whiskers are made from fairly heavy duty wire. The eyes are tacks and the nose and teeth are wood.

At first the bunny had only one wire whisker, but it look more like a mustache, so Mom put three on each side and Voila’ WHISKERS. He is so stinking cute. I love his teeth and feet.

He looks good sitting on my fireplace mantel.
Spring is in the air…..It was 70 degrees yesterday! Yippee!

Scrap wood really comes in handy when making DIY woodcraft home decor. Making these projects makes my Mom so, so happy! It defeats her depression and is great therapy!

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Garden Fairy, “Happiness” quote by Thoreau

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I am trying to stay warm in these winter blasts we are having. They are reaching all the way down here to South Louisiana. I made a mixed media project that was inspired by Artist, Amanda Hilburn. I purchased a tutorial from her website. Please go and visit her site and her Facebook Page. You will learn a lot! Her Facebook Page is “The Little Bluebird Gallery”.

My fairy does not look like hers. I love hers! But I learned a lot. Everyone’s mixed media looks different because we all have different supplies and ephemera. The first thing I did was find some butterfly wings. I loved this pair because of all the pastel spring time colors.

I bought these three dimensional flowers at Michael’s. I had to use them on this project because they looked so good with the butterfly wings. This picture was before I outlined everything with my graphite pencil.

I knew I wanted a quote of some kind on my project. This one seems to fit perfectly.

Please don’t make projects and put them in a closet. Display them throughout your home! Change them out with the seasons.
She looks good on my springtime fireplace mantel.
I used several mixed media techniques.
I painted the body of the fairy and some of the flowers and greenery.
I love using scrapbook paper on my mixed media projects!!
When my garage thaws out, I will be adding some glitter or twinkle paint.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my Garden Fairy. I hope I have inspired you to start collecting scrapbook paper, 3-d flowers, butterfly wings and inspirational quotes. You can make so many different mixed media projects. Make your own gift cards, gift bags and yes…..home decor.

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Follow the Bunny, He Has Chocolate Porch Leaner

Every Bunny Welcome!

It may be a little early to be doing Easter Bunnies, but why not? Mom wanted to make a bunny porch leaner out of one of the many, many wood pieces we have salvaged from our old wood horse fence.

Keep scrolling to see the whole bunny.

Mom had a pattern in her head. Her main objective was to cut out some ears for it. I think it really turned out cute. I painted a face on it. I have trouble with faces. They are not as easy as they look. Not for me anyway. Either the eyes look too beady or the nose and mouth are crooked. But I finally made him look cute. Whiskers and all.

Here he is with just his face put on. Bow, sign and flowers yet to come.

At this time, I knew I wanted to put a bow around his neck and some flowers at the bottom, and a sign in the middle. I bought the flowers from Dollar Tree and I had the lace burlap was leftover from another project.

I was going to just make a pocket for him to hold his flowers. But when I rolled this laced burlap around, I liked it better this way.
I asked my Facebook Page, which sign they would choose and they chose the —FOLLOW THE BUNNY HE HAS CHOCOLATE.

The screen prints are from Chalk Couture. I am an independent designer with them. These two screen prints come from the transfer called Vintage Truck, Spring Add on.

I painted a sign I bought from Walmart. Actually it was white when I bought it so I waxed it with some brown wax. That helps the chalk transfer not stick as much and helps the chalk to not settle and bleed into the wood’s grooves.

The sign really turned out sharp.
Here were the ribbons I was choosing from. I LOVE spring colors.

I constructed the bunny on a Facebook Live, but I redid my bow afterwards to include tails. There was too much blank space between the bow and the sign. I also used a polka dot ribbon to tie the middle of the bow with. It added just the right touch.

He got a new bow after my Facebook Live.
Here he is in his full glory. Sorry the weather has been so unpleasant for pictures. Everything is so wet and nasty.

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Thank you for reading my blog!! It means a lot to me!

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Nature Inspired Spring Wreath, Home Decor

I needed a spring wreath to put on my fireplace mantel. I needed it to replace my berry wreath that I converted from Christmas to Valentine’s. I saw a wreath with a bird’s nest and thought I really liked that idea since I love nature.

I had a green wreath, but the bird’s nest didn’t look good on that wreath. So when I went to Walmart for the paint for my Antique Fireplace Surround I bought a grapevine wreath and a few small flowers. I didn’t want large flowers to overpower the bird’s nest. Here’s what it looks like.

I think it turned out perfect! It was just what I was wanting to transition into Spring. Yay for Spring. Come on Spring!

Here are some more pictures of during and after with explanations of how I made it. I also have a show and tell video on my Facebook Page.

I didn’t want the wreath to be a permanent fixture on my tray. (remember my tray that I painted last month?) So I used a burlap type ribbon to hang the wreath from and hot glued it to the back of my tray. I can change out with the seasons or use my tray for what it was meant to be used for. Options….options….

See below for a picture of it on the fireplace mantel. This fireplace of course is not real but it adds a homey touch to the garage as I sit out there and paint and craft. I love it out there with my candles on and listening to music as I create. The mantel and the shelves around it hold all the arts and crafts my Mom and I create.

Here’s a picture of the whole fireplace revamped for Spring. I will add more flowers as spring actually gets here. We just repainted this fireplace surround. I posted about that day before yesterday.

I decorated my fireplace with pieces of decor we used to stage homes with. My husband and I flipped houses once upon a time before the oil and gas industry collapse hurt our market here in South Louisiana. We still have rent houses but we don’t really stage those like we did when we flipped. So all these decor items came in handy when I took down Valentine’s to paint the fireplace. I really didn’t think we would finish the fireplace surround so quickly. But I am glad it is ready for Spring.

I bought the birds nest from Hobby Lobby and the purple sage or heather from Walmart. My wood tray isn’t purple but it seems to pick up the purple hue from the flowers. It looks nice.

Below is the link to the Facebook Live I did showing and telling how I made it.

Thank you all so much for reading about my Spring Wreath. I really appreciate it! Go be creative and make one for yourself. It was easy peasy.

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