Refresh your Spring Decor with Kirkland’s

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Apr 11, 2018

This past Sunday was a beautiful Spring day and the perfect time to refresh my front entry.  I had help with Kirklands to make this space feel more inviting and ready for Spring.  

You can find the ‘welcome’ sign and more spring decor in Kirklands’ newest collection called Terrain Lane in stores in April.  Kirklands’ newest collection boasts a beautiful palette of lush greens and bright yellow that bring a breath of fresh air into any space.  

This ‘welcome’ sign is a fun mix of galvanized metal and green moss framed in wood.  It is perfect for Spring and Summer decor and adds a pop of green and texture to the front door.  The sign comes ‘ready to hang’ on a jute string which makes it easy to hang anywhere.  I layered it over a magnolia wreath using a simple 3M hook.  

I think it looks perfect in this space, but I can also think of a few places in my home to hang it too!  Either way, it is great for welcoming guests into our home. 

After I hung my sign, my husband and I replanted an assortment of colored petunias into these blue pots.  We have had these flowers for almost three years and look forward to see them grow back each Spring. 

Then, I added a few patterned pillows to our bench and some vintage garden art bunnies. 

My front entry is easily becoming my favorite spot this season. I think the icing on the cake is the galvanized ‘welcome’ sign.  It literally says Spring to me! 

I invite you to shop at Kirklands to refresh your home this season.  I am headed there this weekend to find more goodies, which may include lemons, and add a pop of yellow to my kitchen for Spring!  

DIY Decoupage Easter Eggs

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Mar 15, 2018

I am excited to join a group of my favorite DIY bloggers to share some fun projects that you can do for Spring.  I hope you act like a bunny and do the blog hop!  Sorry, not punny! But really, check out my DIY decoupaged eggs made from paper napkins and then follow the DIY Spring tour. All the chicks are doing it!  Still not funny?

 

I recently found the most adorable paper goods for Easter from TJ Max. The brand is Cynthia Rowley and it is such a sweet, classic design of blues, greens and yellows inspired by watercolor paintings of bunnies, florals and a gingham pattern.  The plates and napkins are almost too cute to use, so I found a way to have my cake and eat it too.

 

I cut apart my favorite scenes from the paper napkin to decoupage onto colorful eggs. Its an easy and fun craft to do for your Easter table!

 

 

Here’s what you will need: 

 

Eggs – I found these at the craft store, but you can use hard boiled eggs
Mod Podge – it’s like a glue and a sealer, all in one
Small brush
Sharp scissors – I got these from HandyCrochet.com
Paper napkins in pretty patterns or themes

  1. First, unfold the paper napkin.  Cut out any of the design that you want to decoupage onto the eggs. If your eggs are white, then you can cut loosely around the design.  If you are using colored eggs, you will want to as close to the design as you can to eliminate any of the white space from showing, as seen below.  If your napkin is two-ply, you can separate the two layers at this time.

 

  1. Choose a layout and what pieces of the design that you want on the egg, taking into consideration that one side will predominantly face up.  Depending on your paper design, it could go around the egg.  Using the brush, paint mod podge across most of the egg before placing your paper on top.  You probably can’t move the paper without tearing once it is laid down due to the delicacy.

 

  1.  Apply the mod podge generously over the egg, covering the paper cutouts.  Brush from the center of the paper outwards to press out any folds.  I used a roll of tape to hold the egg in place.  Once the mod podge begins to dry, do not touch the egg until it is completely dry. The paper will easily pull itself up onto your finger if you do.

 

To display the eggs, you can use any type of container – mini buckets, crates or baskets.  I found these seeding pots at Dollar General.  They provided a natural look that I loved and worked well with the little brown rabbits.  You can use real or faux grass, but I chose to use sheet moss.  Just tuck a paper towel in the pot, first, to raise up the moss.

 

Pull the moss apart a bit for a more organic feel.

 

You can use your decoupaged eggs in your Spring or Easter tablescapes.

 

They would look cute styled on a tiered tray or placed in a coffee table vignette, too.

 

Thank you for hopping by the Cuter Tudor! Now scurry along to the next stop on the ‘I DIYed That’ Spring Tour.  Head over to my friend Bree’s home at The HomeMaking Momma to check out how she built a table for to spruce up her living room for Spring.

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Pennies From Heaven Home  |  Uniquely Taylor Made

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