I found this Antique Mall while I was out and about last weekend and came across this bird wire basket with really cool eggs that already had hooks and fishing line tied to them for $8.00. I thought it was a bit much, but they already had hooks and string. Some eggs were mismatched and didn't have the hooks on them so I made sure to count the good ones and had enough to spell out Happy Easter. I really could have done without the bird wire thingie, but maybe I can spray paint it or figure out something cute to do with it. Any ideas??
When I got it home and took the eggs out, I really didn't like the look of the fishing line so I cut them off and used my Stampin' Up! silver cord. After that was complete, I started going through my scrap booking supplies looking for alphabet stickers but I didn't find any I liked. I really didn't want to spend anymore money on the eggs since I still had to buy the cherry blossom branches. I decided to use a black permanent marker and freehand the letters on. I looked for fonts on Microsoft Word and liked the look of Viner Hand ITC. I spelled it out and blew up the font so that I could see it, then used that to freehand the letters on.
I tried to get it as close as possible, and I think I accomplished it. Close, not perfect, but it will do!
I printed out a 40% off AC Moore coupon with the hopes of finding some cherry blossom branches. They had them, but they were $4.99 each. I only picked up one because I knew I could print out a few more coupons and save myself some more money. I printed out 2 more coupons and went back the next day with Hubs so that we could each use a coupon. We walked up there with the girls to save even more money in gas! Good thing we are only 2 blocks away. Or maybe it's not a good thing. I frequent that place a little too often.
I found a tall white vase I had hiding under my sink and stuck the branches in it after putting my eggs on the branches. It kind of flapped around so I had to stuff plastic bags down in it to hold it in place. I filled the top portion of the vase with left over Easter grass from last year to hide the plastic bags. Here is the finished product.
What do you think?? Now I just need to find some bunny statues to go under it...
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