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!
Tausha

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

13 comments :

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

    Barbara

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

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  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!

    ~Amanda

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

    XOXO
    Jen

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  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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