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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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11 comments :

  1. This turned out great! I love how you infused the meaning behind Easter into it. It's funny I was just at the dollar store yesterday and saw those doillies and said to myself, I bet I see those out in bloggie world!

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  2. Beautiful Easter mantel, I love the colors you used!

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  3. Your mantel display is gorgeous. LOVE the colored bean eggs!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  4. What a fun mantel...so many fun details. The sprayed bean covered eggs are awesome. If you'd like another place to share it I'm hosting a link party today with a few fellow bloggers. It's all about the easy peasy, super simple tips and projects. I'd be great to see you linked up. :)
    http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/diy-spring-wreath-painted-with-seaglass-and-driftwood/
    Karah

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  5. You are so clever. I especially like the beans glued on foam eggs and painted. Did you burn a lot of fingers, or do you have a secret method? They remind me of Jordan almonds!

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  6. This is adorable, I'm following:) I hope you'll share this at my link party, running now through Saturday night! :)
    http://www.gratefulbelly.com/2012/03/whats-new-wednesday-two-and-give-away.html

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  7. WOW...those are simple and beautiful. How creative! Megan

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  8. Those are beautiful! I love the "He is Risen" banner!!!

    Thanks for linking!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  9. Thanks again for linking up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party! I shared your banner today!

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  10. Thanks again for linking up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party! I shared your banner today!

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  11. Oops! Forgot to leave the link to see your banner! Here you go! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/04/easter-and-springtime-banners.html

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