A few months ago (6 to be exact?) I picked up some thin branches and twigs to use in an arrangement, but never got around to it. With Easter coming up, I wanted an Easter Egg tree, and the best way I could think to pull it off was to use the twigs I already had. (I mean, after all I had handpicked each one of them, and gotten odd stares from people at the dog park. Yes, I picked them up at the dog park, and yes, the dogs sniff them uncontrollably when they're are at their level. :) )
Anyway, back to the project. I purchased these small packs of eggs at the dollar store- just what I needed: they were already great colors, and the styrofoam was smooth.
I had seen this great idea of covering them with seed beads online somewhere (can't remember where right now) so I had been striving to replicate that.
I thought I would purchase matching colored beads, but remembered that back in the day, I used to bead all.the.time and had buckets (litteraly) of beads to draw off of. So I got the colors together, mixed up a "plate" for each color then just used some white glue and a paint brush. Rolling the eggs didn't quite work, so I just grabbed pinches of the mixture then sprinkled over the eggs.
They dried overnight, and I added them to the carefully placed twig arrangements. Oh, and I added some of my moss "rocks" to the vase for some dimension. And, I placed the bunny on the table next to the eggs. Yay for Spring, and Yay for Easter! I just love these colors, so cheery, happy, and fresh.
So, have you decorated with sticks, twigs, or branches? I love bringing the outside in. How do you arrange your earthy touches?
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