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For some strange reason – I am possessed to decorate for Easter this year.  Maybe it is all the great ideas I am seeing from you guys.  Maybe it is all the baby hormones in my system.  Either way – I decided to “color” some eggs and make a little centerpiece.  What I came up with is below – the rest of the post is how we got there!

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So for starters – I had these cardboard eggs that I picked up on clearance last year at Hobby Lobby after Easter.  I figured plain ole eggs could be used in a multitude of projects.  Who would have thought it would have taken me a year to do anything with them.  Anyways – I just jabbed a bamboo skewer into the bottom of them and decided to paint them up.

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I didn’t have the perfect pastel colors in my paint stash – but I did have some white paint that I used to “mellow” out some of my more vibrant colors.  I went ahead and painted them and let them dry.  Like what I am using to “weigh down” my little buckets?  I tell you – when I craft – we get sophisticated!  :)

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So once they were dry – I arranged them ever so slightly more artistically in my little galvanized buckets (which I already had) and then topped them off with a little moss.  And ta-da!  Centerpiece!

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They are like little egg topiaries!  I just love em!  I feel like they just really brighten up the whole space.

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Sometimes – just the littlest bit of color can add all kinds of smiles to your day! 

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So what about you?  Have any bright pops of color brightening your day?  Anyone else have any crazy urges to decorate for Easter?  I wanna know if it is just me!

Linking this up to

Get Your Craft On with Kim @ Today’s Creative Blog
Tip Me Tuesday with Laurie @ Tip Junkie
Power of Paint Party with Maryann @ Domestically Speaking
Show and Tell with Becca @ Blue Cricket Design
Show and Share Day with Chris @ Just a Girl

15 frugal friends said ...

MrsHull said... @ April 4, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Great idea. I just picked up an old book today called, "Egg Craft." I can't wait to get started! I wonder if this would work with some hollow eggs?

Oh, My Darling said... @ April 4, 2011 at 10:46 PM

Aw, this is such a supercute idea!

Savannah Granny said... @ April 5, 2011 at 12:05 AM

You are so right! They do brighten up the area. I also love the white pitcher.
Hugs, Ginger

Unknown said... @ April 5, 2011 at 7:21 AM

very cute and creative!

Karen said... @ April 5, 2011 at 7:22 AM

That's so cute. You're going to be such a great mom, I just know you'll be that mom who let's the kids finger paint whenever they want.

Erin said... @ April 5, 2011 at 7:34 AM

Love your eggs Jess, that is super cute and easy...gonna have to go to Hobby Lobby!!

Screaming Sardine said... @ April 5, 2011 at 10:34 PM

I really like these. So simple, yet so colorful and pretty. :)

Cheers,
Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said... @ April 6, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Wow! Love it, and think I may have to go get me some eggs! Visiting from Show and Tell at Blue Cricket.
~Kimberlee
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laxsupermom said... @ April 8, 2011 at 8:37 AM

Adorable centerpieces! Love the bright pops of color! Thanks for sharing.

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said... @ April 8, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Very cute!
Those eggs are bright and cheery - perfect!

Who said that adorable has to be labor intensive, anyway?!

We're giving away a very simple...yet (I think adorable) Rustic Easter Basket - perfect for a centerpiece!

Stop by, to enter.
http://www.cookingatcafed.com/2011/04/featured-artist-friday-giveaway-rustic.html

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