You know from my post a few days ago that I am not big on holiday decor. I like it when it’s simple, no fuss and classy. Today, I have Matthew Mead here to share a Spring/Easter project that fits into all of those categories. Here’s Matthew…
WHITE RABBIT SILOUETTES WITH CARNATION COTTON TAILS
I love simplicity and when it comes to celebrating Easter I found that the most simple touches make me happy and keep the décor streamlined. This year we created these easy to make rabbit silhouettes to dress up dining tables, windowsills, mantles and more. All you need is the template, some paper, scissors and white mini carnations from the supermarket.
- Double sided matte brochure paper
- Single hole punch
- White carnations cut to the base of the bloom.
- Milk glass vases or clear drinking glasses
- Zots (glue dots)
Print the template on the brochure paper and cut out using sharp scissors. Punch a hole in the tail part of the cut out with a hole punch. Thread the carnation through the hole. Display cutouts by leaning up against a milk glass vase or a clear glass tumbler filled with white carnations. Use a zot to hold the cut out in place.
You can also use the rabbits to dot the center of your dining table as a centerpiece or use them for more practical purposes. Add names and a menu to the download in a photo program and then print or use rub on decal letters or even a calligraphy pen for a beautiful handmade touch.
I love the place card with the mini rose cotton tail. So cute! Thanks for sharing this simple project, Matthew. Speaking of Matthew, if you’d like to see a preview of his latest Flea Market Finds book-a-zine, you can watch a video preview HERE. I had the pleasure of being a small part of this project by showing off one of my favorite finds.
I am starting to get back into my groove. I have had a crazy few months. It’s been good busy…well, not having my gall bladder removed, but the rest was good busy. Now that a lot of big projects and opportunities are behind me, I feel like I have an open road in front of me. It’s pretty exciting, actually. It’s sort of like driving around in a city, enjoying the sites and the hustle and bustle, but then you get out on the open road and you can roll down the windows and crank up the music. You know? So, I’ve been back in my element painting some furniture the past few days and I even went shopping today! I had to just stand around while other people loaded and unloaded my finds for me, but I suppose I should just enjoy that instead of allowing it to drive me nuts.
And here’s a new dresser I just bought off craigslist.com…
I love these Empire style pieces. I can’t wait to give this old girl a new look. I’ll show you some of my other finds in a couple of days.
Lastly, I know I dropped the ball on announcing a Wuslu winner! I’ll pick the winners tomorrow. So sorry for dragging my feet on this one. I start painting and shopping and everything else goes out the window!