Sunday, March 23, 2014

Easter Decor to Display or Give

Are you crafty? artistic? creative? talented?  Well, even if you're not... think about trying one of these.
An Easter Birdhouse!! It can be as easy or ornate as you like, and something you work on a little each day, or finish in an hour! Soooo cute as a decoration or to give away.

FIRST  Visit a craft store like Michael's, Joann's, or Hobby Lobby. Get one or more paintable wooden birdhouses.

NEXT  Decide what medium or mediums you want to use to decorate it. Let's talk about options:

1.  Paint   Acrylic paints work well on wood.
2.  Stamp  Stamps and the right ink can be used also.
3. Decoupage:  You could use stickers, magazine cut outs of eggs, chicks, a cross, bunnies, flowers, etc.
                        and paint over all with Modge Podge. Magazine cut outs of phrases like Happy Easter or
                        Spring can be added too.
4. Cover:  Paint the house with glue and cover with finely cut Easter grass, confetti, moss, wood chips,
                leaves, etc. then finish with a bow, or little eggs around the bottom or a birdie on the roof.
This one has lace, rhinestones, paper flowers, and a fabric fence with a pom pom chick peeking out. CUTE!

They sell unpainted little houses that look like churches too if you want to go that route.
Or.. you can just paint the house a pastel color like pink, mint green, or yellow and sprinkle with flaked glitter. Add a few foil covered chocolate eggs and you have a darling centerpiece!
Look at this fancy one!! Paper flowers, butterflies, birdies, pearls, lace and bows. What little girl wouldn't love this in her Easter Basket, or collage one herself to display on the mantle.

The important thing about "Creating" is to have fun, to try something new... not to expect perfection. 

Heck, Have a birdhouse decorating party with some friends. Give them to an Assisted Living Center for the elderly to enjoy. 
Let your kids create, watch The Easter Beagle together, bake some bunny shaped cookies. 
Have Fun!!

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