Monday, April 4, 2011
I love looking at the awesome displays at Pottery Barn for inspiration. I enjoy it even more when I figure out a way to get a similar look for a fraction of the cost!
I really love the cute Easter displays they have this year. I especially love their $19.00 Easter eggs.
I bought 2 packages of wooden eggs at JoAnns. I had to buy 2 packages since only 5 eggs come in each one. I still only spent about $6.00 on eggs after using my 40% coupon.
I used Sticky Tack (awesome stuff for many uses - watch for a future blog about that) to hold the eggs up while I sprayed them with my satin ivory paint. I would recommend using a spray primer since raw wood soaks up paint like a sponge. I didn't do that since I always seem to learn the hard way. I used almost a whole can of spray paint on these 6 little eggs!
After they were dry, I used letter stencils to trace the letters onto the eggs with a thin black sharpie. You could also use a cricut to apply vinyl letters (wish I had one of those sooo badly) or even scrap-booking stickers. I had considered using the stickers but then reconsidered when I imagined my grandkids peeling them off, oh so innocently. After tracing with the sharpie, I took a small paint brush and painted in the lines for each letter.
Of course they're not perfect, they're not Pottery Barn! However, they are perfect enough for me at 1/3 of the cost.