One, because they wanted CHEAP ideas and two-because I don't have any money.
Pretty good reasons-don't ya think?
A while ago when I cruising blogs-I came across a runner from the dollar store.
I thought it was a super cute idea-but I wanted it to be a little more cutesy.
So, this is my rendition.
It cost less than 3 dollars and 10 minutes of my time.
2 dollar store towells- (yes the ones pictured are from there and they already had the stripes on them)
Liquid stitch-this is totally optional. I can't sew-therefore I glue. This is premanent bond stuff-it's the bomb!
Ribbon and fabric scraps
This is a close up of the flowers on the towells.
I glued the two towells together. It was extrememly easy-so easy-I didn't take a picture. I know that you don't need a pic for that.
The lame thing-the towells were two different widths. I was annoyed, but only for a second, you put stuff in the middle of the runner anyway.
I then glued on the green fabric for stems-I used hot glue-you could used liquid stitch if you want.
(I just didn't want to sit around and wait for it to dry)
I then cut out petal shapes out of leftover fabric scraps. I GLUED them together, I then glued it on the towell. I added a center and that flower was done!
The next flower-the stem was the same-I just made it longer.
I used the rip and roll technique for this one.
You know-rip some strips of fabric-cut a circle out of felt and twist and glue. I made two circles-one slightly smaller than the other. On the larger one-I backed it with some leftover eyelet lace.
Again-all hot glued together.
This would be a great addition to Easter table. As for me, it's going up for the spring season.
I also made some potted grass.
Well-I didn't really make the pot or the grass, but you know what I am saying.
I found some pots at the thrift store. I painted them with craft paint in fun spring colors.
On a couple of them-I wanted polka dots-but I am not that talented.
So I used those round stickers. I painted the whole pot one color,put the stickers on the rim-painted over them with white and then pulled them off.
Seriously, so easy and it added such a fun touch.
As for the grass. This is wheat grass. I have grown this from sead before-but I could't find seeds anywhere!
So, I bought a half a flat of this stinky grass from the health food store.
I just cut it up with my scissors and transpanted it into the pots.
The grass will continue to grow-so you will need to water it, keep it in a sunny space and give it a hair cut (alot)
The eggs that you see-plastic easter eggs. I just painted them white, flecked them with brown paint and polyed them,. I am not going to lie-these were a pain in the butt! They look great in a apothecary jar or just sitting around, but if you have another option-use those. They really weren't worth the time. ( just sayin)
The bird: dollar store. He was a little bright for me-I just added a little white paint.
I know-why don't I just leave well enough alone.
I can't-I just have to mess with stuff!
Hope you have a nice Easter Weekend.I am heading up to my in-laws tomorrow.
We get to leave as soon as the winter storm warning passes.
Gotta love spring in Utah!
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