Hi everyone, how is your week going?
Ok, so I do realize that Easter is still more than a month away.
But, for those of us who love to create, well, we often tend to jump ahead of the calendar, right?
I do have a valid excuse, though, as this is my latest project for DecoArt!
DecoArt was requesting Easter themed projects, so I couldn't resist the chance to make something fun and spring like!
Sometimes inspiration comes just from walking thru the isles the craft store. Other times it's searching for neat ideas on Pinterest. And yet others just seem to pop into my head!
So with that, I'll share with you my Easter shadow box project.
I found this neat wood shadow box with a pretty laser cut frame at Michael's. I knew right away that it would be the basis for my project!
Then I had another brainstorm! I picked up these little wood banner cut outs, also at Michael's
I began by painting the frame and outside of the box in the prettiest light green, called "Pistachio".
One easy way to get more mileage out of your paints
(and keeps you running to the store to buy yet another color!) is to mix several colors together to create a multitude of shades! So for a little contrast, I mixed some of the green with a bit of white "Snowball" to make a slightly lighter shade of green, and used it to paint the inner edges of the box.
I also painted the little wood pennants in both shades of green, as well as a pretty "Baby Pink".
Again, for another shade of pink, I mixed it with a little white to create a paler pink for some of the other pennants.
I love adding little polka dots to my projects. So I decided to add them to the edges of each pennants, just for fun. It was easy peasy! Just dip the end of a small paint brush, or even the eraser end of a pencil into your paint to create the dots (I used white).
To each pennant I added adhesive alphabet stickers to spell out "Happy Easter".
You can't tell from my photos, but the letters have just a bit of sparkle
(because you know just how much I love glitter!)
I then added the pennants to two lengths of jute twine.
To the inside of my shadow box, I decoupaged a piece of vintage sheet music
(I guess you could say sheet music is one of my signature looks!)
Then the real fun began! Assembling my box!
I found this darling little Easter bunny at Hobby Lobby. Isn't he just the cutest? He is foil wrapped, giving him the appearance of chocolate (but don't try to eat him, he's decorative only!!)
I also added this sweet spray of pastel colored eggs.
And the cutest little nest with eggs, also from Hobby Lobby.
I had so much fun with this project!
It makes me want to create more for different holidays and seasons!
I hot glued all of my embellishments in place. But, if you just placed them inside the box, you could swap them out with the seasons, using the same box again and again for different looks.
Hope that inspires you to create something fun!