Sunday, April 17, 2011

Glitter egg topiary centerpiece


Sometimes my ideas take on a direction of their own. I was inspired by Allison's post at House of Hepworths to get out my tray (purchased at Christmas) and create an Easter/spring centerpiece. I purchased some white birds at Michael's on clearance and envisioned adding eggs and bunnies with them. (Look close in some of the photos and you may see a glimpse of them in the background.) Meanwhile I also wanted to use the glitter egg picks that I purchased from the Dollar Tree and found this cute idea at Joann's. When I got the egg topiaries done, the birds just didn't go with them. Oh well, when Easter is over maybe I can bring them back to the table. For now they are on a side table with a flower arrangement.

On to the topiary: this is a really cheap inexpensive project to do. I purchased 3 inch clay pots from Michaels' for 89 cents each, a bag of easter grass for 69 cents, and the Dollar Tree egg picks for 1.00. Not counting paint, that's less that $5! You can even get paint for 50 cents or less on sale.  I used acrylic paint to paint my pots white.


I painted the whole thing and then went back and painted the rims in colors that coordinated with my eggs.  I plopped in a styrofoam ball ( I actually used these left over ornaments.) Then I trimmed about two inches off each stick and stuck them into the foam balls. I covered each with a little easter grass and that's it.


I put moss on my tray and set the pots on top. I added a few small glitter egg ornaments around in the moss. (Moss and eggs were leftover from the tree topiary.) The tray is setting on top of my new ruffled burlap runner.

What do you think? What projects have you done that started with one picture in mind and turned out another way?



I'll be linking up to the parties on the side. Have a great week.

Also sharing here

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and House of Hepworths.

6 comments:

  1. Great composition!!! Love the bright colouring)
    Happy Easter!

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  2. WEll this was definitely the "right direction"! So bright, cheerful -- thanks for posting!

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  3. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Your Easter decorations are so cute. I love them! I seriosuly was lacking in the homemade Easter decoration department. You have greatly inspired me.

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  4. I just came across your Blog from Simply Designing. I love your Easter decor! SO cute! :)

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  5. Very fun and festive! Thanks so much for linking up last week! I hope to see you again this Friday for my link party!

    And, I am featuring you tomorrow! Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you like!

    Thanks
    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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