Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Matching Egg Topiary

Happy Hump Day everyone.  I really didn't want spring break end, but, all good things always come to an end.  I am so crazy busy this year.  My house, my blog and my crafting life are becoming more and more difficult to stay on top of.  I don't have any more children than I normally do.  I just have two VERY busy toddlers.  I really believe they think no means go.  They are into everything and they go two separate ways doing two separate naughty activities at the same time.  So please, hang in there with me and things will get better soon.  I really wanted to thank everyone for their sweet comments regarding my updated Easter egg wreath.  I have replied to some, and, I will reply to my remaining comments hopefully tonight.  I want to apologize for not letting you know what paint and technique I used to get the end results. 

So when I was looking through my box of Easter decorations, I came across my topiary from last year and decided to make one to match my new wreath.    

This is my favorite white paint.  Rust-oleum heirloom white satin paint.  I use this on everything.  I even used it on my Halloween bottles.

I just started to paint.  I try and cover as much as I can, then let it dry.

Don't get discouraged when you see the colored eggs peeking through.  It honestly takes about four times to get it covered evenly.  I don't know if you can see the green peeking through?!

I just keep going outside to give it coat whenever I think of it.  I honestly did this for an entire day -- you can still see orange in the holes - ha ha.

Next, I get out my favorite stain.  Minwax Early American.  I like to dirty things up (since I am a dirty girl - ha ha).

I put a little stain on an old rag and just wipe it on.

Then, with the clean end of the rag, I lightly wipe it off and clean up some of the hard lines left behind.

Don't worry when you see the big glops of glue that look like dripping boogers - gross.

Because that is where I stick my Spanish moss.

It hides big holes, glue boogers, and small imperfections really well.

I am still very happy with the end results.  It looks a little vintagey.

I hope this helps, and, please let me know how yours turns out if you choose to try one.

Have a great Wednesday.  It's all down hill to Friday from here.


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  1. It is a great craft idea...thanks for the share. Happy Spring... things will fall into place soon, hang in there! Loretta

  2. Hi Rhonda, saw your egg topiary at I Gotta Create and it's so cute! I am totally into topiaries this month and just love this. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

  3. Another great Easter project! But on the other hand this could easily be kitchen decor. I love it. Thanks for linking it up at Show It Off Wednesday.

  4. Rhonda -
    Thanks for the tip! I tried painting these eggs last week and they aren't covering; guess I need another coat or two!
    I'm visiting from Wildly Creative. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  6. This is a super idea and I love it! It would be perfect to link up at my "Easter" Linky Party. Hope you will visit and link up!


  7. I love the look! It does look just vintagey enough! :o)
    Glad to meet you and so happy to follow you back.
    Have a great rest of the week!

  8. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas "Easter" Linky Party. Hope to see you link up again.


  9. Great way to use those plastic eggs.

  10. I love rustolium. My current obsession is Satin Lagoon. I love this. It's gorgeous! I am not one for a lot of bold Easter decorations so something like this would be perfect.
    Came across your link on Happy-Go-Lucky blog party and a new follower.

    Justina @

  11. What a great idea!
    Thanks for linking up at the friday chaos hop

    Have a great weekend

  12. cool craft idea. My wife and sister would both love this

  13. cute idea! love the topiary. I'm pinning. Little Bit

  14. Oh my! I was shocked to discover those were plastic eggs!
    With the Spanish moss you really can't tell!
    Very fun craft!

    hugs x
    Crystelle Boutique

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  16. Those look so classic and pretty! We'd love for you to share this at our party!

  17. These are super-cute! Now I have to run out and buy some plastic eggs... Thanks for sharing!


  18. Love the white. Looks good.

  19. Rhonda! I love the egg wreath! That so cool. Right now you can get those eggs for like 97 cents at walmart. This would be such a cheap, yet creative craft!

    Thanks for sharing it, and I'm stopping by from the weekend blog post showcase! Have a great week, sorry spring break is over.

    Heather from Mommy Only Has 2 Hands

  20. These are beautiful. I love them. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Have a great week.
    Debi, Charly, Marci, and Suzan

  21. How cute!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Inspired Weekends! Please stop by Horrific Knits on Friday for the next round!

  22. Great job!

    Perhaps you'd care to link to SEASONAL SUNDAYS next week. The link goes up at 7 pm on Saturday evening.

    - The Tablescaper

  23. Oh I LOVE this!! What a great way to upgrade plastic eggs. I wouldn't have guessed that they were the colorful eggs we hide for the kids. Great Job! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.:)

  24. Great idea, just discovered your blog. Going to make it in the spring to hang outside my chicken coop!


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