Thursday, March 25, 2010

Quickie Easter Decor

A trip to the dollar store got me these picture plaques, which I used for this next project.  I had seen this antique Easter bunny picture on kmckaydesigns.com and was able to find it online and printed it out.  It is so cute I had to find something to do with it and these plaques were it.

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I pulled out some scrapbook paper that I already had with colors that would work with the image.  I traced around the plaque, cut the paper to fit and glued it on with craft glue.

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Once that dried, I centered the image and glued that on top.  I had the little letters and pulled out varying patterns to spell out “happy easter” and glued them down each side.  A coat of matte Mod Podge over the top and a little ribbon hot glued to the back and it’s a quick Easter decoration.

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I used the same idea to do this Moth graphic from The Graphics Fairy, which I posted about at It’s So Very Cheri’s Thursday Tutorial feature today. 

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I really love the way this turned out!   Can’t beat the price either ~ $1.00 for the picture plaque, I had the paper, and the graphic was printed from on-line.  The moth project, with the addition of the label holder, was maybe $2.00 {the label holder came in a package of 4}.

Linking up to

Five Dollar Challenge at Life with Lindsay

Easter Party at Embellished Bayou

Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Make Your Monday at Twice Remembered

Be Inspired at Room To Inspire

Make It Yours Day at My Backyard Eden

53 comments:

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

I love this! That little bunny is just too CUTE!!

xxoo

Miss Obara said...

Super cute! Great job. I need a good trip to the Dollar store.

Patricia said...

Absolutely adorable Kathy!!!

Kim said...

This is a nice use of everything you had on hand - the bunny pic is darling :).

Embellished Bayou said...

Very cute, Kathy! Quick, easy & adorable, just the kind of project I like. Thanks for linking up!

Sandy said...

CUTE!!!

jenjen said...

Very cute! What a fun idea Kathy!

XOXO
Jen

ShabbyNChic said...

What a fun, creative idea! Love it!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

What a great project! You can't beat that price either!

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Love what you did with your dollar store finds! They are so cute!

Blessings, Grace

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Very cute! I should hurry up and make this one..

Danielle

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

I love that you saw this vision in a dollar store wall plaque. The moth art you created looks like something I would go to the store and purchase. Very clever!

Take care!

Laurie Blaswich said...

Oh my goodness !!! Darling Easter plaques, you are so tallented. Thank you for visiting my blog from the old painted cottage!

Happy Easter!!! You blog pal Laurie

sissie said...

Very pretty Kathy. You are so talented and I always love to come here to see what you have to show us.

hugs
Sissie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is SO cute. Could you please share where you found the bunny image. I like that he is not saccarin sweet. Perfect for my little boy's Easter card.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Great idea and came out so cute.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

you truly are so creative.. Love what you did here.

Sonny

Shelly said...

Very fun! Sometimes the Dollar store can really deliver!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Shell

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

These are so cute Kathy! Great job!

sara said...

how lovely, how beautiful, the second one looks so gorgeous, love them all

One Cheap B*tch said...

Awwww I love your bunny!

Sherri Blum, CID said...

You are so creative! I'd love to jump inside and rummage through your brain! Oh the treasures I'd find! ;)

Jane said...

Kathy, I love these! Your Easter Bunny print is precious, and well I love anything botanical!! Birds, butterflies, shells...love them. I've never seen a moth botanical before...but I love it!!!

Joy said...

Creative, cheap, and cute---my favorite kind of project. Great job, my friend!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Very cute!!! Great job as always!

Manuela@TPOH said...

What a cute bunny image! I like both pieces - very cute!

Manuela

Jess @ Just a Blink said...

The eye glasses on that bunny are priceless!

Love the Decor! said...

Nice work Kathy!!
Hope your weekend is full of all things fabulous!!

Kristen Andrews said...

very cute, I love the bunny!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi Kathy

Just wanted to write a quick comment and let you know I've given you a Sunshine Award on my blog. Not sure if you go in for that type of thing, though someone gave one to me and I thought it only fair to pass it on by acknowledging the blogs who have inspired me. Your blog is perfection and certainly motivated the conception of my own!
Feel free to check out the post on my site. If anything, hopefully it may direct a few new followers your way - though I doubt it because the whole blog world already knows about you, and deservedly so!

Warmest regards
Kristine
http://thepaintedhive.blogspot.com

Angie said...

They are so cute and just the kind of project I like to do!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You are so creative. I have my easter decor out and just loving all the spring colors everywhere. Thanks for visiting.

AB HOME Interiors said...

How fun! Who knew you could get THAT at the dollar store!

Room to Inspire said...

These are so cute! I am just in love with the second one - the label holder is just perfect!

Chelsea

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Super cute! I'm sooo in love with that bunny print. I have to do something with it. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Hi Kathy, stopping back by to let you know that I found hot glue to be the best method for gluing on the crepe paper around the plastic lids. The Mod Podge was slipping around too much! After the glue cooled, I did secure the paper edges with the MP, just to secure it more. Prepare yourself for burnt fingers! :)

pk @ Room Remix said...

Both are very cute! I like the way you added Happy Easter to the sides of your bespectacled bunny picture. Cute, inexpensive Easter art. Perfect! :-)

Nancy said...

Hi Kathy,

This is my first trip to your blog and I love it! This project turned out so nicely! What a great job. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Very, very cute! That graphic is so sweet!

Nancy

Laura said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing with us!

I'm hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by my blog!

Mommy of Monkeyshines said...

Super cute! I love it!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

I'm so glad you linked this one up today Kathy, you already know how much I love it!!!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

They are both wonderful! One whimsy and the other very pottery barnish, love them both! Theresa

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I am visiting from Karen's Graphics Fairy
Your art pieces are so inventive and beautiful!
Happy Spring!
oxo

Janice said...

These are gorgeous, what a bargain!

the gypsy magpie said...

Oh your plaques are so pretty- the bunny is absolutely darling!!! Who would think that a picture of moths could be so lovely? You just proved me wrong!
Thank you for sharing these-

Atticmag said...

Lovely and great technique to apply for the rest of us. Super! Happy Easter everyone and please stop by to see us at Atticmag. -- Jane F.

Anne said...

Those look great!

Aussiekate said...

Great work Kathy and love your blog, consider yourself bookmarked!!

PetraB said...

I love your plaques, they are so pretty and look so much like spring. Petra.

Room to Inspire said...

So great that you linked this project up to Be Inspired today - I am sure that is exactly what it will do!

Chelsea

pixie said...

I love the picture of the bunny too! Would you mind sharing the source from the internet?

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

The bunny graphic is adorable! I'm off to check out your guest post too!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

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