It started with a bag of paper mache eggs I got on clearance last year for 50 cents a bag. I thought I would use them to make birds . . . something I've had on my mind to do. But, as a crafter, you all know those feelings, the inspiration hasn't come yet to get started with that project.
Since the easter season is upon us, I've joined so many in making yet another simple and easy banner.
Starting with the paper mache eggs, I sponged painted just the front with an easter shade of light purple.
And then got carried away with what I was doing and forgot to take pictures of what I did next.
I printed off the words HAPPY EASTER, cut them out and mod podged the letters onto the eggs.
Then I knotted strips of twine, added tacky glue and attached with straight pins through the tops of the eggs.
At first I thought I would hang the eggs from a branch (horizontal) of a tree that had spring blossoms. But then I realized that I didn't have a branch long enough to line up all the eggs and one very important discovery . . .
Do you know how hard it is to get the letters to hang straight in front if tied to a branch?
Luckily, I had a springy flower painting my mother-in-law had done so I turned it sideways and attached the twine attached eggs. I was able to line up the letters with the support of the canvas.
Spring sure is bursting out all over . . . and Easter is almost here!
Take a little time to enjoy