Monday, March 28, 2011

Easter egg topiary





I was inspired by THIS Hobby Lobby project to make an Easter egg topiary. However, I used different materials and made it my own. Here's my mini tutorial:


I started with a 2 7/8 x 7 7/8 inch cone from the Dollar Tree. I got mine during the Christmas season and never got around to the intended project. I also got some foam glitter egg ornaments and moss from the Dollar Tree.



I removed the ribbon hangers and cut the eggs in half.  Leave one whole for the top. It only took one package doing it this way.



I glued the halves onto the cone with the glue gun. Then I filled in with the moss. Some people cover the cone with moss first. I don't this it matters. Glue a whole egg to the top. After I did that, I glued on some butterfly/flower picks that I got from Tuesday Morning. Just randomly space them to your liking. I also added some tiny flowers from Michael's. That's it. I didn't put mine in a pot or base. It sits flat and can be displayed on any pedastal I choose.

Here's another shot:



Thanks for stopping by. I'll be linking up to:

Get Your Craft On


and others.

And I'm entering this at CSI's April 11 Easter challenge.

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10 comments:

  1. Every time I hear people mention the dollar store or the dollar tree, I feel a little pang of anguish that we don't have something like that here. I bought plastic eggs to make decor for Easter but have no idea what to do with them because I don't know where to get other materials in my area. Anyway, yours is really cute and unique! I don't think I've seen something like that done with Easter eggs yet :)

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  2. I love that you got a little wild with it! Very "Gold Bug Studios/ Ashley Carter"!

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  3. Cute project! Isnt it fun to to craft. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm so glad you like my DIY egg wreath.

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  4. Can you say C-U-T-E! I saw you at A Crafty Soiree by Katie's Nesting Spot.

    Today is my blog's first linky party. I would love for you to add this: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/search/label/Funky%20Fresh%20Fridays.

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  5. What a great idea to just use a half of an egg for your topiary! Turned out so cute with the little branches and butterflies! Thanks for linking this up!

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  6. I love this egg topiary! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Love this! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week. I'm featuring you! Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one!

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  8. SO CUTE!

    P.S. LOVE the music on your blog :)

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  9. I love love LOVE this!!! Saw it on your post of your mantel for this year, thank you providing a tutorial, or else I would've racked my brain how to do it! Thought it was a mini Christmas tree lol If I don't find the supplies this year I am definitely doing it next! Wish we had those styrofoam cones at the dollar store around here, but alas we don`t :(

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