Alternative title for this post: An Artsy-Fartsy Easter Mantel
I cannot tell you how much I am in love with my bunny painting that I painted all by myself! I felt like an honest-to-goodness artist making that thing. Well, that is if an honest-to-goodness artist paints paintings in under 10 minutes. I have had this 18x24 canvas in my basement for oh, I don't know, 2 years now with "big plans" for it. Well, those "big plans" have never come to fruition and my mantel needed something BIG to make a statement.
So, I hand drew a little bunny silhouette on the canvas with a pencil and taped a 1/2 inch border off around the edges. I then slathered on the pink craft paint everywhere except the bunny... that was the most fun part of all! When that dried I went back and painted in the bunny with white paint (sort of unnecessary but I didn't want to stop painting) and then kinda sorta dry brushed some white paint around the edges and here and there to add some interest.
Very very fun and I WILL be doing it again sometime. Put on your beret and smock and give it a go!
I also made a fun Easter egg garland to string up!
I simply designed and printed these eggs off on white cardstock, cut them out and taped them onto a piece of baker's twine. Could not be easier. You can download them HERE too if you'd like!
Using 4" doilies and my 2" scallop circle punch (and a couple of extra print outs of my eggs to punch the circles from), I made a miniature version of my Easy Doily Garland which you can find HERE. I think it's so dang cute that size I can hardly stand it.
And lastly, I made a fun, trendy chevron "Welcome Spring!" sign to add. It's the newest addition to my Etsy shop (you can get it in other colors and with different sayings on it too!). Available HERE.
And that's it! We are now completely spring-ified and it feels pretty dang good. Now I just need this Colorado weather to stay consistently nice for it to truly feel like springtime!
Happy Easter prep! :)
Link parties I participate in: Tatertots & Jello, I Heart Naptime