2.28.2013

Easter Tree

When I go to Michaels I sometimes stop at the Dollar Tree next door to see if they have anything interesting to use for crafting.   

This time I found a potted tree there. So I thought I would give making a Easter tree a shot.

I found these cute little wooden hen eggs at Craft Supply House on Etsy.
They are just under a inch long and the perfect size for this tree. I added a eye screw to them and then coated them with glass glitter.

Of course I had to change the pot color!  I had some MS Weather Crackle effect that I had not used before so I experimented.  I painted the base brown. Then painted my weather crackle effect and once that was dry I painted the top with a antique white.  For my first try I was pretty happy with the results.

I cut a organza bag I had into strips and used that to tie the eggs onto the tree.


25 comments:

  1. I love this, how pretty! Stopping by from The Humble Brag!

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  2. I love this paula! glittered eggs are totally on my to-do list. Sharing on FB now!!!

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  3. Cute Easter tree! I love the sparkly eggs! I'm pinning this!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/03/submarine-sunday-21.html

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  4. What a great tree! I love that you spruced it up with the crackle paint. I've been looking for that kind everywhere and I haven't been able to fine one. I'll have to check the dollar tree again.

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  5. Your tree looks like one you would buy in the store for decoration! I bet in real life there's no comparison though! Great job!

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  6. So cute............Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  7. Hi! Found your site through the clever chicks blog hop. Great blog! Look forward to following along!
    Angela
    http://lemoinefamilykitchen.blogspot.com

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  8. Super cute! Hopped over from Pintastic Tuesday...pinning for sure!

    Luisa @ http://www.livingandlearningwithluisa.com/

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  9. Oh that tree is so pretty! It'd be easy to change out for different seasons, too.
    I found you today thru the Linky Party at Our Delightful Home, where I'm #107. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  10. Terrific idea - and for a first effort, amazing. You'd think you'd been doing it for an age! Thanks for sharing the idea. Dropping in as a fellow guest on Fluster Buster's Muster! Isn't it an wonderful get-together?

    Isobel: www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com

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  11. GLITTERRRRRRR!!!! I adore this! Thanks for sharing it at Whimsy Wednesday:)

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  12. So cute! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  13. What a cute Easter tree! I love how creative you were with the dollar store finds! Thanks for linking at Printabelle.

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  14. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. you have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more!

    You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  15. so perfect! So adorable for easter!

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  16. Wow, that looks so perfect! Like it was all store-bought in an upscale store! Congrats on a great job!

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  17. I love this! I'd like to invite you to link up on Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead tomorrow. I'll be featuring Easter treats and crafts soon, and would love to include this in the collection.

    http://angelshomestead.com/

    Hope to see you there :)

    April

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  18. How cute ! And what a fun project to work on with grandkids. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Wonderful tutorial! So easy to make! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #25 :)
    Have a great week!!

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  20. Thank you so much for linking up in the Crafty Showcase last week! I'm slow at getting to do all my visit this week! We care that you link up and LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting your blog to see what all you are up to!

    have a super week!
    Susie @Bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/02/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-3/

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  21. Thank you so much for linking this up at Saturday Spotlight! The new link party is up and you were featured! :) I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-8/

    April

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