Hey girl, hey! We have not only an Easter craft, but baby chicks and ducklings too!
Y’all can use this decor throughout the year. Just change out the wood shapes and the little bow!
Here’s the video where I made our project! Just click and play!
Here’s what I used:
Debi’s Design Diary DIY paint: White Swan
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Dollar Tree: burlap, napkin, wood egg shapes, framed clipboards, 2′ X 6″ surface, beads
Walmart: Waverly Antique Wax
Stash: scrapbook paper
Let’s make it!
This board is 2′ X 6″ and came from Dollar Tree just like this! How many times have I had to paint these boards to get this farmhouse look? Too many to count!
These framed clipboards have corrugated metal inserts and come with that little clip on top. I used three for this project.
I removed the “kickstand” from the back of the frames and I added some hot glue around the edges to be sure the metal stays intact.
Then I glued each one to the board, leaving enough room at the top for a bow.
Here they are, all glued on! See that space at the top? That’s where I’ll add the bow.
Let’s make the first egg.
Separate the layers of your paper napkin. There may be two or three layers, depending on the napkin. You’ll only need the single printed layer.
Once your napkin layers are separated, paint Mod Podge onto your wood shape.
Place the napkin over the surface. You can see by the way I positioned the napkin that I wanted the little flowers in the center.
There are a few ways to dry this. You can either set it aside to dry or use a heat tool (I usually do because these are live videos), or you can iron the napkin over the shape.
Next, just sand off the edges and your wood shape is finished!
I used scrapbook paper on the second and third eggs. Just trace them on the back side of the paper and cut on the outside of the traced line. Don’t cut on the inside or your paper might be too small.
Next, paint on Mod Podge and then add your paper.
Sand the edges.
But wait! Judie’s in the house, y’all!
Judie is my assistant and helps me stay sane!
To make the bow, just place your ribbons in an “X” pattern, tie and then trim the edges.
I used double sided tape to adhere the bow to my project, but Velcro would be best if you want to change the elements out from season to season.
I wanted brown beads for my hanger. I put a dab of hot glue on a skewer and then loaded an even number of beads onto it. (It’s important to use an even number of beads so your project will hang evenly).
I painted the beads with Waverly Antique Wax, then spritzed them with water. I used my Water Girl Continuous Spray Bottle to mist the beads. This spray bottle is awesome to use while crafting or just to have for household needs!
The water helps to thin down the paint and makes it easier to wipe off the excess. I just used one of the napkin layers left over from the first egg to wipe the excess off.
Once the beads are painted, just string them onto twine and tie a knot in each end.
I hot glue the ends to the project, then glue a piece of a craft stick over both ends for extra security!
How stinkin’ cute is this! And it is so easy to change out the wood shapes. Just unclip, add the newly crafted item (think St. Patrick’s Day, July 4, back to school, Halloween, fall, Christmas, Valentines day and spring and summer)!
I really enjoy having decor that is fun to make and useful all year! How would you create a craft like this? Would you make it hang or use as a shelf sitter? Let me know in the comments, I read them all and I so appreciate your input!
Thanks for stopping by!