With Easter weekend right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to do a little DIY holiday decorating with some stuff lying around the house. If you are a bit of a craft supplies hoarder like me, you’ll also probably have all of these items on hand!
I didn’t have the energy to do eggs this year (plus it’s more fun painting them when I have some of my nieces and nephews around!), so I went for a little egg garland instead.
First up? Gather paint chips from my “paint chips and paint decks” drawer in the office. I grabbed mostly pinks, mints, and greens, since you can’t really get more Easter-y/Spring-y than that.
I freehanded an egg shape on the first paint chip, cut it out, and then used it to trace the rest of the eggs. Trace + Cut – Repeat, repeat, repeat, until you get enough eggs.
I didn’t want to punch any holes in the eggs, so to attach them I just used regular string and taped it along the back of the eggs. I used a couple pieces of tape per egg, just to make sure it was really stuck on there.
And the result? This sweet little guy.
I really like the way the different colours on each paint chip make it look like striped eggs.
And the ombre colouring – so going from dark to light, to dark again – gives it a little extra something, too.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy Easter craft to do in front of the TV tonight, or with the kids this weekend, this is it! Not the first of my paint chip projects and I’m sure won’t be my last…!
What about you guys? Doing any easter decorating? Maybe some egg painting? Any recent paint chip projects?