4.13.2011

the most simple Easter craft.



I'm not even kidding. It took me two episodes of Sex and the City to complete this colorful Easter garland. It is just such a cheery piece of Easter in my kitchen. I like it because you can use any colors you want and it includes a trip to the hardware store--which is a bonus if you have a husband that doesn't really get in touch with his crafty side ("But honey, we're going to Menards!").  :)

Here's what you need:

String // I used thick white thread and a needle and I was set. I've seen other people using dental floss and a needle. Pretty much whatever you have lying around.

Paint Samples // Whatever colors you want and whatever amount you want. If you want them to be close in color, pick out a rainbow of shades (which is what several others have done in addition to me). Figure that two egg shapes can fit onto one sample.

Scissors, Egg Shape, Needle (or something to make a hole with--you want the hole small).

Giving credit where credit is due...the reason that mine doesn't look so uniform is because I didn't cut the paint samples in half which means I don't have the white line running through the middle. Mine's a little more eclectic and I kinda like it.  :)

So if you are looking for a new Easter idea--give this one a go. Plus, it's free!

P.S. Anyone else love reading the paint colors? Wouldn't that be a cool job...

14 comments:

LizzieBeth said...

I love this idea. Since I have been spending A LOT of time at Lowes recently, I think my next stop in will include a trip to the paint aisle :)

LB

Erin {pughs' news} said...

What a fabulous idea! My boys will love this, from the trip to Home Depot to the cutting out of eggs and the hanging of the pretty garland! So fun. Thank you for sharing!

Nicole said...

This is a wonderful idea. I'm going to pick some paint samples up the next time I'm at Home Depot (I swear my boyfriend thinks of a reason at least once a week to go there..)

=] I love Easter!

Meri said...

Of all of the paint strip seasonal crafts I've seen (believe me, there are a lot!) This is without a doubt my favorite, and the cutest! Thanks for the idea!

Jamie said...

How adorable is this!

Anna of IHOD said...

oh my goodness, absolutely adorable. Love this idea! Beautiful easter colors too:)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

LOVE this!

Cat said...

This is an awesome project! I am always wondering what to do with those paint stripe samples once you have the home and have your paint color decided (I will sure be thinking twice about tossing them after my next paint project! :))

bethany said...

Super duper fun! I'm so in love with this.

Paint chips and I are like this. (Imagine you can see my fingers right now.) At first I thought it was unethical to raid the paint chip section, I'd only visit when the hardware section was unmanned, and rob swiftly and enormously. But then my hot British instructor told me it was alright to take them in the light of day, and was widely known that crafty and artsy folk WILL be taking them with no intention of buying paint.

I sleep better at night now. :)

Hope you're lovin' on that new baby! Have you put a headband on her yet? It's not a REAL baby girl until you put a giant headband on her and take pictures... ;)

Andrea said...

Adorable! What I great idea. Lovin springy easter decorations:)

pics-o-andrea

A "cheery" disposition said...

wow! what a cute and genius idea

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

How clever is that?! Simply adorable. I always steal plenty of paint chip samples on every trip to Home Depot my boyfriend drags me on. Any other craft ideas with these bad boys?

a midwestern belle said...

What a cute idea!

Christen said...

LOVE this! I'll have to try it for next year for sure!

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