Monday, March 21, 2011

Easter inspiration!

Happy Spring!  It's officially Spring, and we're on Spring break here, so feast your eyes!
If you're a fan of InspireCo., Amy Power's zine, as I am, you will have seen the adorable watercolor paint box thread holder/kit project that Lynn Lesback contributed.  Well, I was thrilled because I had the above, great little flat tin that would be just perfect for the project!
I filled mine up with this awesome thrifted rick rack and trim in Easter colors...
and wrapped it all up in great ruffled purple seam binding for an Easter treat!
This was another project in the zine...an Easter wall hanging, in the shape of an egg, which I made with a variety of my favorite vintage wallpapers, surrounded by vintage crepe paper!

I made a few of these.  It was so much fun!!
In the "nest", a tiny bird holding a vintage flower.  I used the phrase, "Take Flight" for mine.
Here's a little vintage, plastic flower pot holder I decorated with buttons; it holds a vintage crocheted egg!
And, some souffle (or "nut") cups I glued together to create...
a little basket, embellished with vintage millinery flowers!
Couldn't you just look at this stuff all day?  I could!  I hope you're having a lovely first day of Spring!

6 comments :

miss lynn said...

laurie - everything
is so spring-y and
happy! i love the tin
you created, and
feel blessed to
be the recipient
of such a wonderful
handmade treat.
my favorite kind!
the eggs are
darling!
happy day!

andrea creates said...

hi-
i have that same tin-i just love it !
what a great idea to add the ric rac to it :)

Mina said...

I love that tin! It just makes me smile. Everything looks so beautifully spring. Thanks for sharing.

Lydia said...

These are wonderful, Laurie!! So beautiful:)

Linda Pruitt said...

Laurie--that's a great idea for a tin! I have one, but it needs to be painted and then decorated! Maybe I will try it for a Spring gift for one of my grands!

Michaele said...

EGG-ceptional, and I should know- I LOVE my egg! Thank you for thinking of me, and spreading spring cheer!

Michaele