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Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter Table

Easter centerpiece, Easter table setting

 My inspiration for our Easter table décor started here ↓↓↓

When shopping at IKEA a few weekends ago, I found this little tin and plant for a great deal and it was the only thing not on my list that I bought.  It reminded me of something Joanna Gaines would decorate with.  <shout out Fixer Upper!!>

 This bunny salt/pepper shaker from Target was my other inspiration ↑↑↑
I decided to put one at each place setting as a favor.

In keeping with my clean rustic look, I decided on a white table cloth (from Dollar Tree) and a burlap table runner (a scrap of burlap fabric I already had).
I also had little succulents from Dollar Tree that I added to the mix.
I knew I wanted one more element, so I searched paper bunny and found this guest blog by Peabody & Sassafras for a paper bunny and knew it was perfect!  It even gives you the pdf template!!
Then, I needed the perfect paper.  I thought about watercolor painting paper, but thought I'd see what Michael's had to offer.  I found a paper that was exactly what I was looking for and pulled the whole look together.

The paper bunnies turned out great!!
I added lavender napkins from Target, white plates and a rice krispie nest for each person! 

Our lunch was really delicious and it was a lovely, relaxing family dinner.
I hope your family had a lovely Easter as well!
This is my adooooooorable nephew Henry!!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Shamrock Watercolor

Today I had the inspiration to make a shamrock watercolor to decorate for upcoming St. Patrick's Day - I think it's extra special this year because that's when my nephew is due to be born!  

First I cut a piece of watercolor paper to the size I wanted, that would fit on this clipboard on my mantle.

Then I found a pattern via clip art in Microsoft Word. 

Then I cut out the shamrock and used the rest of the page as a guide to paint inside of.

I taped down the pattern over the blank page.

Then I brushed water over the area I wanted to paint.

Then I began painting, using all the green colors in my palette.  

Then I let it dry for a few hours.

Then I took off the pattern and saw that the water had bled under the pattern some, but I still really liked the effect.

I hope it brings luck!




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