Last week when I shared my Mr. & Mrs. Moss Bunny Topiaries, I mentioned that I’d gone on somewhat of a spring crafting binge. So you’ll have to forgive me, but you’ll be seeing quite a few “springy” projects around here over the next few weeks! Today is no exception; it doesn’t get much springier than plastic Easter grass and sparkly eggs, in my opinion! So I combined the two and made this fun Easter grass “egg hunt” sign! [Read more…]
I don’t want to jinx it, but I think that spring is making its way to Chicago! We have had sun and temps in the high-40’s this week, and it is GLORIOUS! I definitely have spring fever, you guys! Because of that (and because I’ve been trapped inside with a sick daughter for the past several days), I have been on a spring crafting binge. That’s why I made these adorable (if I do say so myself), Mr. & Mrs. Moss Bunny Topiaries, which I just LOVE!
Now, I’m not going to lie. These were kind of a pain in the bootie to make. But that’s only because I purchased the WRONG kind of moss. If you buy the right kind, these will be a breeze to put together!
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First, cut out some bunny ears from your foam core board. They don’t have to be perfectly shaped because any imperfections will be hidden by the moss.
Next, paint your bunny ears and foam egg green. This will help mask any bare spots you have once you’ve glued on your moss.
Once dry, gently push a toothpick into the bottom of each foam core ear.
Next, push each ear into the foam egg.
Now you’re ready to apply your moss! I hope you’re using sheet moss, but even if you’re not, all you do is hot glue the heck out of the egg and stick moss EVERYWHERE! Since I used loose moss, I made a GIGANTIC mess. My OCD side was going nuts.
I also added twine around my bunnies for a rustic look and to help keep some of the moss in place.
After everything was mossed, I pushed dowels that I’d painted blue and pink into the bottom of each foam egg. Then I pushed the other end of each dowel into floral foam that I placed in the bottom of terra cotta pots I painted.
I filled the pots with leftover moss, and made a two bows for my bunnies; a hair bow for the Mrs. and a bow tie for the Mr. (Notice how the boy bunny is shorter than the girl bunny? I did that on purpose. Girl Power!)
I couldn’t be happier with these little moss bunny topiaries hanging out on my mantel. They are so cute up there, especially paired with my Easter Grass Egg Hunt Sign!
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Over a year ago I purchased the SPONTAN Magnetic Board from IKEA for $12.99. Why? I don’t know other than that when I step into IKEA, I suddenly feel the urge to purchase lots of things that I have no need for.
So anyway, my poor little SPONTAN sat neglected and forgotten behind my washing machine until one day I decided to incorporate it into my son’s “big boy room” that I’m slowly but surely redecorating. The room’s theme is vintage aviation, and that’s definitely where I took this plain magnet board!
Top ‘o the morning (afternoon, evening, middle of the night . . . whatever) to you!
I did not plan on making any St. Patrick’s Day crafts this year, but then my daughter became obsessed with leprechauns and I had to do something to acknowledge the upcoming holiday. So I whipped up this super easy shamrock craft that uses, well, glass ROCKS, and had to share it with you!
Um, hello, of COURSE I jumped at the chance! I love Hometalk! (In case you’re not familiar with Hometalk yet, it’s an online community that connects homeowners, renters and home improvement pros who love sharing ideas and advice on all things relating to the home and garden. Basically, it’s amazeballs and you should check it out, pronto.)
I searched high and low and found some INCREDIBLE and easy ideas that will have you wanting to update your kitchen decor immediately! Art made from spoons, beans, coffee filters, recipe cards . . . you won’t believe it!