With Easter just a few days away I’ve been feeling encouraged to do a spring craft project. While searching for inspiration, I found so many cute ideas. A mantel decorated with pastel colors, shimmery thread, and flowers is elegant and classy.
Here is a mantel that uses natural elements and bright colors to create a shabby / chic feel.
If you need a simple project, one that could be done with your children, check out this Easter egg garland made from paint chips. Any patterned or colorful paper would work for this project.
If you’re looking for a unique centerpiece idea, use this tutorial to design your own custom vases. Mix and match colors and flowers to create the feel you desire.
For my spring décor project, I decided we needed a door decoration for our front door. Since I made so many wreaths at Christmas time (here, here, & here), I went in search of other ways to embellish the front door.
The first one I found was this umbrella overflowing with tulips and Easter eggs.
Next, I found this adorable watering can that is also overflowing with tulips and Easter eggs. (Can you tell what I’m drawn to?)
While I loved both of these, I was worried about how wide they would be. We have a glass door in front of our main door, and I was not sure that something like one these would fit.
I decided to make a trip to Michael’s to see what I could find.
Combined with a few things I already had and a few items I found at Michael’s, here are the supplies I started with for the project:
Clockwise, starting with the stickers and circling in:
Alphabet stickers Paint brush ‘Tangerine’ craft paint Mod Podge Colorful paper Ribbon Wooden bird Sponge brushes Wooden plaque
My plan was to create a ‘Welcome’ plaque for the front door. I have wanted to try Mod Podge, so I figured this was the perfect project to give it a shot.
Mod Podge is a glue, sealer, and finish all in one product that allows you to create and decoupage crafty projects. Mod Podge can be used with paper, wood, fabric, furniture, and many other items. They even make a glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge! Check out Mod Podge Rocks for more details and inspiration.
My first step was to paint the outer edge of the wood plaque. I did not want to try to wrap the paper over the lip of the plaque, so I decided to paint it a coordinating color.
From there, I followed these instructions from An Altered Obsession for Mod Podging. Jenna is very thorough in her explanation, and she gives detailed step-by-step instructions and some very helpful tips.
After the last layer was dry, I glued on the bird (which I also Mod Podged), threaded the ribbon through 2 holes that Andrew drilled for me, and tied it to the front door:
I love how it turned out and look forward to being ‘welcomed’ every time I come home!
I've decided that Mod Podge is my new favorite crafting item, and I cannot believe that I’ve waited this long to discover it! I will certainly be using it for future projects.
º What spring / Easter craft items have you created this year? º Have you Mod Podged?