Thursday, March 24, 2011

**Holiday Tree: Easter Edition**

For how I made the tree, click here.

Here is a little tutorial on how I did my Easter Holiday Tree ornaments:

Fortunately, Joann's was having a sale and I found some cute foam eggs that I painted to spring colors (it took a few coats). To paint them, I put them on floral wire for easy handling. 
These are the foam eggs I used.
Yes, the floral wire is stuck in tealights. It was what I had handy so they could dry without getting smudged. :)
(It is times like these where I really miss my old house in Lincoln. I had an area in the living room that was all mine and had my table and all my craft stuff. Now, everything is scattered all over my floor. :( Oh well.)

Anyway, moving on. Then I attached ribbon using a brad and hot glue. The brads were little ones that looked like buttons, I just glued a rhinestone to the top. I like shiny and glittery. :)
Sorry this is an awful picture--my camera is having issues, but you get the idea.
Then I painted and glued and cut and glitter-ified the eggs to my heart's content. And my heart is definitely content! :) They turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself.
For the butterflies, I attached ribbon that I had on hand to the back of the butterfly stickers (shown above, by K & Company) and then put them on pretty cardstock scraps I had, and then put some glitter glue on the pretty cardstock to give it a more finished look.  The stickers were sticky enough that I didn't have to glue the ribbon on.

Anyway...Then I decorated my tree! Yeah! So cute!! I'm not sure why, but the tree is much cuter in person. It doesn't photograph well. Maybe its the crappy lighting I have in my house. Anyway, I like it and that is what matters. :)

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