Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring is in the air...

I managed to finish up a couple of really simple, spring crafts this weekend. I think that I spent all of about 45 minutes tops for both! Love those quick and easy crafts!
First up: My dollar store Easter tree.


All I did was paint the pot black (it started out as an orangey brown color) and then I glued some moss on top of the (ugly) foam that was in the pot. Then I picked up some fun little ornaments at JoAnns (40% off!) and then I tied a cute little bow to the pot and the top of my tree. I forgot to take a before pic, but I think that the after turned out pretty cute.



Second: My little nest in a can.
I saw this super cute nest in a flour sifter, and I knew that I wanted to make something similar. Since I didn't have a cute vintage flour sifter, I grabbed a tin bucket while I was at the Dollar Tree and spray painted it green to cover up the cute little chicks that adorned it. Cute, but not the look that I was going for. Then I just threw in some moss and then while I was at JoAnns picking up the Easter ornaments, I found this cute nest and the speckled eggs to place in my bucket, used some ribbon from my stash and that was that....another cute little SPRING project complete!




So now I have spring fever. I am ready to create more spring projects, pull out all my spring decor and I am ready for a little spring cleaning!

3 fabulous comments:

Andrea said...

Those turned out very cute! I guess I need to head over to our dollar store to see what I can find. I am in the mood for warmer weather too!

Ali said...

I also have spring fever really bad and want to decorate for Easter. I love the crafts! I never go to the dollar store, but I guess I should because you have made some really cute crafts, but then you always do :)

becky said...

I love your new spring crafts! And I love the dollar store makeovers. A little paint and adding your own doo-dads and you can have a fun new look! Way to go - you are very creative!