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Spring Before Pics and Clay Eggs

 

 

Yes, you caught me…I am a total DI, Garage Sale junkie… :)

I love it.

I went to DI this time purposely to see what I could find for some fun

spring decorations to share with all of you {my cute friends}.

Let’s see what you think…

I bought this ceramic Christmas tray for $0.50  which I taped off and spray painted with chalkboard paint.

 

Then I wrote Robin Eggs, Jelly Eggs, & Chick Eggs in the 3 different sections

& filled them with clay eggs & Jelly bean eggs.

I love the way it turned out :)  It is so simple yet so fun.

So, I had to jump on the band wagon.

I absolutely LOVE the little white birds around now…don’t you?

In fact, I purposely searched for some but

all I found was this cute little pair of birds…

so sweet but a little to colorful.

I also found these bunnies, a mint julep vase,  a candle surround &

3 buckets that were nice but definitely the wrong colors for me

So I painted them. :)

First I spray painted them.

Then I crackle painted the birds & the bunnies with matte white acrylic paint

and filed off the edges a tad…

hehe…I now have my birds and a whole bunch more for less than $5!!! :) :) :)

awesome.  I am so happy.

Cute huh?  So fun!

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I also lucked out and found this beautiful dish

{oh yeah, btw, I have a dish collecting problem as well}

I LOVE them but it is for a good cause…this blog! :)

I am always needing single dishes for food styling so I HAVE to buy them.

I don’t have a choice.

“that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!” ;)

Isn’t it absolutely beautiful???

and for $0.50???  yep, I HAD to buy it! :)

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A couple of things I needed but I couldn’t find at DI such as:

I really wanted some robin & chick eggs for decorating so I

created them from oven bake clay.

I started with a crumpled piece of tin foil so the eggs weren’t to thick

and played with the clay until the eggs were the shape I wanted.

Then I baked them according to directions.

I painted them taupe and blue

and I used a tooth brush to speckle them.

{make sure not to make them look too even or polka-dotted!}

and yep…I used these little dudes EVERYWHERE!

The last thing I needed was something for the frame i bought for my Kitchen table.

so, I created a bunny silhouette that fits perfectly inside the frame.

Here is a copy for you:

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I printed out the bunny, cut it down, and taped it to a black piece of card stock.

I cut it out with my Exacto knife.

and glued it onto a white piece of card stock.

Then I placed it in the frame.  That’s all there is to it!

I have quite a few after pictures of all of these finished products.

You should check them out here if you haven’t already.

What is your all time favorite  flea market find?

Have you found anything that you have absolutely fallen in love with?

Mine is probably a cabinet that I found in the yard of an antique store.

Not because of the item but because it was in pieces and hubby and I rebuilt it.

It was a good bonding experience .

I have other furniture pieces that I will have to share sometime soon.

Don’t forget to checkout Spring Decorating and after pictures!

Hopefully this tutorial was helpful.

If you have any questions, any at all…

don’t hesitate to ask!

Talk to you soon dear friends!

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