Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What do I spy...Easter?!

I have dusted off the box labeled Easter...and slowly pulled out my creations. I made these items a couple years ago and still when I pull them out, my chest swells with pride. I had seen a display like this is Pottery Barn and almost hit the floor on how much they were asking for their pieces. So, I had set out...frugal and with a master plan. I used grapevines from my mom's vines that she prunes back every early winter and saved them for a occasion just like this! And thank goodness I had picked up the flocked eggs at a craft store that was going out of business. I picked up 2 huge bags for a song. I stored them away (to my hubby's dismay) but I knew they would come in handy!

Bought a new glue gun and glue and set out. I rough sketched on how I would do the wreath first. I started to make all the eggs go the same way and just not the look I wanted. So, pulled off and DO OVER! Finally got what I was looking for!

I picked up these apothecary jars at a Ross that was closing for 4 dollars for the whole set! I know...I grabbed before some other frugal bargain hunter came by!

And the topiaries, were no joke. It took me a bit but finally got everything right. I painted the Terra cot ta pots white and shaped the green foam with a sharp knife. And even spray painted my moss more green. And then the job of hot gluing. Many spots of blisters later a finished project! I sat there beaming like a Cheshire Cat, proud as pudding for doing not one but TWO! Now they sit as a pair every Easter!


Leah said...

I love the flocked eggs--they look like jordan almonds. And the apothecary jars! I need some of those! And also, the look of your blog is really neat. I love the sparkly trompe l'oeil ribbons...

Walker said...

Do the green eggs come from Irish bunnies?
Is it me or are Holidays creeping up faster and faster.
We hae Easter a week later this years so you know what that mean eh.
Cheap chocolates :)

angi_b72 said...

Thanks for stopping by yesterday!! So many people to to get some more of them done!! Love your blog too by the way!

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweets,
it was a fun weekend!!
cute easter stuff. i love spring.
hope all is well,

Charmingdesigns said...

great job. Love the jars!!! what a deal! laurie

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Those flocked eggs are gorgeous (I enlarged the pic to see it even better!). Wonderful job on how you glued them on...I love it! The topiary must have taken some time, but turned out great. I love how you recreated all of these for little money (I know-lots of time and blisters though). I've got ot get decorating!

Suzanne said...

You. You. You talented woman you! Beautiful job. I have a thing for topiaries. I grow them from any plant that points to the sky! Seriously. Your fake ones are glorious because I also love eggs. Beautiful work.

Love you darling. So glad to see you enjoying life. I think of you every single day as I take the Discovery Park exit off Hwy 5. Just a few more miles and I'd be at your doorstep!!!! Never fails to amaze me how close you are in my thoughts. Thanks for the comment. It was so lovely to see your beautiful face.

Oh, one more thing, just because you're pretty and special doesn't mean you'll get those lobster socks away from me!! Good luck with that!


Junie Moon said...

What lovely decorations! Now that my spring cleaning is done, you've reminded me I need to get all the Easter stuff and do a little decorating myself.

paige said...

i'm so jealous of your ross find. i went to target today to look for a few more but got so distracted when i got there,that i forgot.
guess i'll go back tomorrow.
love your spring decor
hugs to you my friend

Rocksee said...

Ok, I am super jealous!

Your easter stuff is amazing! I have nothing even close to that as far as decorating!

I found you on the SIS blog! I am happy to meet you!


Cece said...

You have so much talent. What a creative gal you are. I've been thinking about you alot lately, and I may just have to pull out your number and give you a call.

Monica said...

I adore your homemade Easter decor!
You scored big time with those eggs :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is gorgeous! I love it all, Robyn!!

~Kristen~ said...

LOVE everything!!! The flocked eggs are fantabulous!!! Girl, you got the knack for making things cute!!!

Suzanne said...

Hi honey. Thanks for stopping by because it's always wonderful to hear your voice. And trust me, it's talent!

Have a beautiful Saturday.

Much love to you and the family,

Cece said...

HI, just dropping by to check up on you. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh how fun! Happy early Easter to you!

Natalie said...

Cool Robyn. I love your photography! Such skills you have my cousin!!
I love your visits all the time now. You and Jim just need to get a plane ticket so we can see you!!@!

jenjen said...

Hi there Robyn! Thanks for coming over and saying hi! What a cute place you have here! I am so happy to have found you!

I hope to get to know you better. Have a super day!


Suzanne said...


Honey, if you have time will you please visit Just Bob's before 8pm and vote for either of the gals? The "Law" is pulling ahead and we have to give him a good run for his money.

Thanks in anticipation of your vote. (Try not to get sidetracked while there and vote for the handsome fella!)


sandy said...

What great decorations:0)

I came by to welcome you to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood:0)

carma said...

You are very talented!
Stopping by from SITS to say "hi" and welcome!! I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers :-)

Rosemary said...

Very pretty and sweet!

greedygrace said...

Beautiful! I need more Easter decorations!

Stopping by to welcome you to SITS!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Wow, wow, wow. That wreath looks better than the Pottery Barn version! And the topiaries, to. die. for.
Thanks for visiting my blog and adding me to your favorites list!

Joy said...

Your Easter {handmade!} decor is gorgeous! And that $4 deal on the apothecary jars ~ unbeatable!

Welcome to SITS, it's great to have you as a SITSta!

Pixeltrash said...

Love those eggs in the apothecary jars! The green bunnies are too cute too! Love your decor!

AP said...

love it!! welcome to SITS

natalea said...

such pretty easter shots!
xo natalea