Where are all of my milk painters? I’ve got a simple project to share with you today just in time for Easter.
I started by hard boiling eggs and letting them cool overnight…
When I’m working on a milk paint project, I almost always use a glass jar with a lid to mix the paint in. This allows me to store any excess paint for a future project. I had several jars with just a tiny bit of paint left so I added some water and mixed up the pigment which resulted in a watercolor paint consistency.
Next, I carefully slid the egg into the jar allowing it to soak in the paint mixture for a few minutes. I splattered paint on some of the eggs with a brush. Using a plastic spoon, I slid each egg out of the jar and set it to dry thoroughly.
Prior to painting, I taped off a few of the eggs with floral tape which proved to be too heavy-duty for the delicate shell in some cases. I like the look of the watercolor eggs without tape best anyway. The dyed eggs have a very simple, organic look to them using this watercolor method. Multiple colors could easily layered on each egg if you’re looking for more pizazz in your Easter basket.
Yesterday I pulled out our lone Valentine decor at home. I quickly arranged a bouquet of heart roses. This simple craft is an oldie but goodie. Guess what, it’s not too late to make a bouquet for your love!
Cut felt into hearts. Glue heart ‘petals’ and ‘leaves’ to sticks and voila!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Halloween is just a week away! Fall is my favorite season and about a decade ago, Halloween was my favorite holiday. Although celebrating Halloween has slipped from my radar, fall decor has not! Earlier this season Ryan and I made pumpkins out of materials we already had on hand. They are a bit abstract but they were fun to make none the less. Check them out…
Ryan cut a few logs to create wood slice pumpkins. Using a drill press, he made a hole in the top to insert the branch stem. So rustic!
I put a monochromatic spin on the popular fabric pumpkin by using just burlap and jute twine. You’ll never guess what I stuffed the pumpkin with…shipping peanuts! The shapes on these guys greatly varied just like in nature…
In addition to DIYing pumpkins, we’ve been working with real ones as well – mostly in the kitchen. This season we’ve enjoyed spiced pumpkin bread, pumpkin pizza and pumpkin pizelles. Yum!
What pumpkin inspired crafts & treats have you made?