Easter is early this year, arriving on March 27. Wanting to do something different this Easter, I decided to decorate in a rustic Farmhouse style. I found this solid wood swan a while back. It was raw wood and I knew it was the perfect size to fit in my galvanized tub. I painted the swan to look old and gently distressed. Then I decoupaged paper mache eggs with tissue paper. I painted an undercoat of brown paint and then dry brushed a cream color over them. For durability, I sealed the eggs with a flat acrylic sealant. In my local craft store, I found this paper mache bunny. I used Mod Podge and lace to cover the bunny. Surrounding the bunny are paper mache eggs wrapped in jute string. It took me two afternoons, a hot glue gun and lots of string to cover twelve eggs! With the lace bunny sitting in the middle, I surrounded it with my jute string eggs and old glass bottles. Love how these ceramic eggs turned out! I painted the eggs in soft colors and then flecked on brown spots. I decoupaged more eggs with old book pages using Mod Podge. I think I achieved the rustic look I wanted this Easter season.
Till next time!