March 30th, 2014
Are you having to host this Easter, whilst everyone else gets to stay in a holiday cottage they booked last minute? [disclosure: we booked with them on Valentines ] Well put your scrapbooking skills to good use, this holiday season. Kitchen and dining room tables are often the focal point of any holiday gathering, so take some time to spruce them up. Light fittings are often overlooked but can provide the perfect place to add festive flair for the holidays.
• Begin with a wreath frame. Choose a size that fills your light fitting.
• Use Spanish moss to fill the frame, top and bottom. Pull the moss out of the bag in large clumps or wide strips, keeping as much of the moss together as possible. Work your way around the frame with hot glue, taking care to fill any gaps.
• Attach the frame to the light fitting arms using craft wire.
• Choose a color palette that will complement the look of your Easter table. You don’t have to stick to one egg color but be sure to choose colors with the same tonal value.
• Create eggs to match your decour. These were created from cheap, bold-colored plastic eggs, some scrapbooking paper torn into small strips and Mod Podge. Consider covering eggs in paper, fabric, or color them with a dye kit creating the perfect pattern and visual texture for your Easter project.
• Place a small drop of hot glue on the top of the egg. Grab an ornament hook (yes, typically for Christmas) and allow it to set in the hot glue.
• String hooks together to create different lengths for your eggs or use craft wire.
• Work your way around the wreath, hanging eggs of different colors at different heights.
• Choose a semi-wide ribbon to complement your egg colors and loosely string it through the chandelier arms, connecting the two ends with a small piece of tape. Be sure the ribbon doesn’t hang below the bottom of the eggs.
• If you’re going for a colorful egg project, feel free to add fabric or papier-mache carrots for a touch of whimsy.