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Easter Decor Mini-Tutorials

Earlier this week I posted my Easter mantle and I thought I would post the behind the scenes look of how I made all the components. 
Almost everything on this mantle is homemade:

The twine wrapped eggs were nothing more than twine glue gunned onto a plastic Easter egg.
It is much easier to cover light colored eggs (I thought yellow worked the best) because the darker colors are harder to conceal if you miss a spot.

The lower banner was made out of burlap and scrap fabric that I cut pennants out of. I backed the yellow fabric with Steam A' Seam fusible web and ironed it onto the burlap.
I ironed on fusible web to dark green fabric and traced out letters (make sure you trace the mirror images so when you iron them on they are facing the correct direction)
After cutting out the letters and ironing them to the yellow section of the pennant, I strung them onto a length of twine (stringing it through the natural holes in the burlap):

The upper banner was made of dollar store doilies that I sewed together with the sewing machine, exactly the same way I did my Valentine's and St. Patrick's paint chip garlands

The flowers were placed in clear glass vases that I spray painted using like the faux milk glass method.

The cross was made from scrap 1x3 left over from my board and batten project.  I cut it with the chop saw and glued it together with hot glue.

I then stained it with ebony stain leftover from my stair rail makeover.  I draped a strip of white scrap fabric over it to make it feel more like Easter.

I already posted tutorial for the loose Easter beans.  
For the egg shapes I attached undecorated beans to a foam egg with hot glue and then I spray painted it.
  This gives you a more consistent look and also colors all the glue.

Put it all together and you have a pretty darling little mantle:
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