Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hop.. hop.. hop... on over to the thrift store.

So-when I was thrifting the other day-I found this frame and plastic egg.
The frame was the perfect color for a redo.
The egg was a chocolate container in it's previous life. (lucky egg)

Remember a while back when everyone in blogging world glued the half of a vegatable to the glass of a frame?
Well-this little project was inspired by that idea.

I love this paper! It's such a happy,eastery paper-it was perfect for the project.
The only problem-it was a little too bright. That is where the ink comes in.

I don't know if any of you have tried the Martha Stewart Ink's at Wal-mart, I Love them! They come in a color set and a bronzed set with brown/black/copper ect.
They are $8.00-and they rock! They are perfect to ink not only paper, but fabric, frames, whatever I think needs a little aging. The shape makes them perfect for those projects that don't always have straight edges.
(do you think it would make me look better if I inked my body? I am anything but straight edges)

I cut the paper to fit,inked it and stuck it in the frame.
The egg was a little more tricky. I tried to wrap it in fabric-it didn't work.
So-I resorted to my next favorite medium-paper!
I cut the paper in strips and modge podged it onto the eggs.
(warning-this was a bit of a pain in the butt)
It didn't turn out perfectly-but it was good enough for me.
Now-I don't think I mentioned that I only used half the egg. I am sure that you already figured it out, but just thought I would mention it.

I then added Ric-Rak (what a surprise)-some ribbon and an vintage easter tag that I found online.  I love the bunny! He is so cute!

I glued the egg to the glass on the frame with E6000.
I carefully put it down on the table and told my children not to touch it.
Which..they did.
Then I had to pick of the dried glue and try again.
Yea-I so love my children when they touch things that they are not supposed to.

So..this is how turned out.
now-I must apologize for the lighting. It was dark and I was excited to show you.
This is a perfect example of why one should not be inpatient and  one should wait until morning to take pics. 
This totally surprises you-right?

Seriously-isn't that bunny that cutest thing ever.
If you google "free vintage easter images" you can find him in google images.

The frame is a 5x7 square frame. But-this project would be super cute in a 4x6 frame with the small plastic eggs.

If you love this little easter picture as much as I do and you have to have it..
You can buy it in my Etsy Store.
I also made some more carrots. So get some of those too!

Have a Happy Night!

PS-I'm on TV on Monday-wish me luck!


  1. That is SOOOOO cute! I love the vintage bunny picture! It adds the perfect touch! good job. Rosie T

  2. Neat project!!! :) I have a GW Easter thing from last year that I'm trying to think about making over. This is cute. Good luck on TV!

  3. Adorable, super cute and unique! Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is adorable! I love creative! Lovin the colors you used. Happy Spring!

  5. What a fun idea! Don't you just love the thrift store, I do!

  6. Wow what a cute project. You should have told your kids -go on and touch this -feel free -then they would not have bothered it at all! good luck tonight!

  7. Thanks Tausha for visiting my blog! I really like this Easter project of yours -- easy, inexpensive and just makes me smile :) Have a great week & good luck on your TV appearance!

  8. Very very cute...thanks for idea.


  9. Ok...sign me up for craft day @ Tausha's!! So fabulous! Good luck today on Studio 5! I'll be watching! =0)

  10. Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute! i want to be a big ol' copy cat on this one.

    Oh....and can I borrow your fabulous ink to to "ink" my very un-straight body too? You make me laugh girly!


  11. Such a darling Easter project! You come up with the cutest ideas! I hope things are going well with you!!


  12. Saw this over at Tatertots & Jello and had to come tell you how cute this is!!! Love it!! Great job!


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