Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's That Time Of Year

Mmmmmm....the stores are filled with Easter candy. Cadbury Mini-Eggs! Nicole and I have loved these for a long time. They are deadly on the waist line.
Love them! Which brings me to this little decoration
 The other day Nicole and I visited one of our favorite home decor stores.  In the Easter section we found a funny little decoration. 
It's really quite odd, but my eyes were drawn to it. 

 Maybe it's from staring at all the nest and bird decorations in blogland. :)

Of course I have to try and make it instead of buying it!
So I found at our new and fantastic Hobby Lobby, these ceramic eggs.  Is that what they're called?
I painted the egg cream, flecked with watered down brown paint and dabbed with a towel.
Next I used a wooden candlestick and one nest.
To add a little oomph, I cut up a few pieces of wood and used it as a base. 
 did this with her bed spindle candlesticks. Cool idea.  It makes them more substantial. 
I glued them together. 
Sprayed it black.
Gathered some "nesting" materials.
Wove them into the pre-made nest to give it a more authentic look. 
Hot glued the egg on top!  Whaddya think?
Is it a little strange or do you like it?
An EGG on a NEST...on a candlestick!
I can't claim the idea as my own, but it was fun to copy.
When I was making this it reminded me of something I couldn't put my finger on.
Cadbury Mini Eggs! 
Soft, pastel, brown flecked mini-eggs.
So, I took some extra ceramic eggs and made some BIG (mini) eggs.
I thought they turned out cute.
(I like my yellow better)

Now, I need to keep myself from eating the rest of the bag :)

Sharing with
Beyond The Picket Fence


One Life Many Journeys said...

I LOVE it!!!!! I must go to Hob Lob! Thanks for the inspiration.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I bought my first bag of minis yesterday--I still have some left, really I do. I love the giant minis--link this up :)!! (please)

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

cute eggs, and great job overall! Thanks for linking to me! :)
sunshine? spray painting... be still my heart... if only!
I hope to do some sawing tomorrow! sunny and 38!

Anonymous said...

I love mini eggs! Yum! Your projects turned out cute too.

I wanted to send you an e-mail on your question on my post the other day, but couldn't find your e-mail. Let me know what it is and I'll forward the e-mail to you. Have a good weekend!

Mama Thompson said...

Mini eggs are what cause me from getting my swim suit body...I buy extra and enjoy them LONG after Easter...I think they are made by Satan himself...ohhhh they are delicious....Oh...and I think your decor is too cute!:)

2sisters said...

My hubby introduced me to mini eggs our first Easter together......dang him! I think your giant mini eggs are darling. I actually like the other egg too, it looks good.

Bunny Jean said...

How clever!

I like that big egg, in the small nest, on it's "high perch".

I have a couple of large ceramic eggs that I stuck out in the garage. I'm going to go and find them right now.

Talk to you soon ;)
Bunny Jean

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Thanks for linking them up! (I am nibbling mini eggs as I type--hey it's 9 AM).

Jill@Barnes Yard said...

Love it! I'm totally copying!

Cheryl said...

That is really super cute!

Angela said...

Candace, I love it!

Anonymous said...

It looks awesome!!! Amazing job Candace! Now...did you eat the rest of the mini eggs? LOL! I would have eaten them before I even finished the project!

Jane said...

This is a wonderful project. I love the look. Great colors for the eggs!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I like it! I like it alot!!

Diann said...

oh yes! this is way "steal worthy"!! It is exacty what I was needing for a project! Thank you!! :)

Unknown said...

Oh Darling! I love the Hershey coated eggs too. Your decoration is just perfect!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Candace, A great harbinger of spring! This project is wonderful. It looks so fresh and fun. I'll be making this one. Thanks for the inspiration.

Chandra said...

Hi! I am a new follower of yours and this idea was a total and complete WINNER!! I am totally copying :)

Jacinda Vandenberg said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I took from your idea and came up with some the kind of like this over on my blog. Your site is among my favorites to visit!

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