Thursday, March 31, 2011

PB Inspired Easter

I shared this tutorial originally over at The DIY Club but love to have it here on my site too.

I fell in love with a Pottery Barn vignette as I often do. This one was for Easter. PB one is pink but I wanted yellow.
Problem:  Silk flowers/branch, pitcher, 2 bunnies = $200 for seasonal decor! 
So pretty much not going to happen on my budget. 

However, out of reach decor inspires DIY projects. 

  • Creamy white vase (I had a pitcher. Scour thrift stores/etc.)
  • White ribbon
  • Straight pins
  • Deco Art Paint (Americana Gloss Enamels in white and added a bit of Deco Art Dazzling Metallics bronze and Americana Acrylic in eggshell)
  • White bunnies (I used two ceramic bunnies I already had in my Easter decor)
  • Paper Mache Eggs x 11 (approximately less than $10 with Michael's coupon)
  • Faux Forsythia ($5 at Michaels).  If it'd every stop snowing, we have real Forsythia but no such luck just yet. 

My Total:  Less than $20 

Tutorial:  Arrange Forsythia or branch in vase.  Decide where eggs should be hung. 

Make a loop of ribbon and knot the end

Insert straight pin through side without knot.

Push pin with the ribbon into top of paper mache egg.

Hang on a branch in your arrangement. 

I used these three paints, mostly white mixing in a touch of the others.

Paint the paper mache eggs.  
I painted them while they were hanging so I didn't have to paint then dry and turn and paint again. However, my fingers were covered in paint.  :)

My existing Easter bunny stash dug out of storage...

Ali helped out and gave the bunnies a fresh new look using the same paint I mixed above to paint the eggs.

Let eggs dry about 30 minutes.  Use a pencil to draw the letters to spell 
"HAPPY EASTER" or "spring".

I made a similar fuzzy/scribbled font as my PB inspiration using a Sharpie, tracing over the penciled letters.

All done...

I'm linking up to
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Heather@The Black's Best said...

I love the vase you have the flowers in and those eggs are adorable! The whole thing is too cute and SCREAMS Easter.

Jennifer said...

Wow! You did a great job knocking off PB's decor! I love the bunnies painted white! What a difference some paint can make! And I love the yellow flowers! If my dining room table wasn't covered in dishes from my kitchen (currently re-finishing the cabinets) I'd try to do this too! I'll save it for next year. Beautiful!
Scissors & Spatulas

Meredith said...

Wow Roeshel - your centerpiece turned out great!! I LOVE how BIG it is. It really fills up your table, and those yellow flowers are so pretty.

You had me cracking up with those bunny quotes. Thanks for a great tutorial!
Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

Shelley said...

Yes please! How gorgeous!!! The power of paint still amazes me :)

Crazy Wonderful

Kara said...

I love this! I love yours better than PB...great job! Thanks for sharing!

very merry vintage style said...

Beautiful! Love those bunnies white!

ReenieK Designs said...

looks great !

Becca said...

GORGEOUS!! loveee this a lot

Luciana Moreira said...

lindo maravilhoso ..........

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

This looks gorgeous! I would love to try this out, plus our forsythia just started blooming!

Jenny said...

Awesome idea! This turned out so well! said...

I like yours better than Pottery Barn's! Fantastic!

mary said...

This is amazing! Yours is better thou, for sure! And I especially love the squiggily letters! xox!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

you clever girl!!! that looks great! and dare i say better than PB's!!

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Fabulous!! I think I like it better than PB's!! I'm featuring you for my Flaunt it Friday Features... thanks for linking up. :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Roeshel, Your easter display is wonderful! I love the bunnies painted white and the egg tree is adorable.

Aris Whittier said...

The simplicity is amazing…very elegant. Sometimes I get tired of the “pastel colors” of Easter. I’m on the hut for some rabbits and eggs to paint ;o)

scrappychica said...

your spring decor is fantastic! I mean dreamy! You absolutely nailed that PB ensemble! Thank you for the step by step, it really opens my eyes as to options and how I can DIY too!

rachaelk said...

I LOVE this! I am heading over to my local thrift shop today - I know I saw some bunnies the last time I was there! What a great idea to paint them white!

:) Rachael

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Thanks for doing a tutorial on this! I am still absolutely head over heels over your Easter centerpiece.

a4a8c284-3941-11e0-bd8d-000bcdcb2996 said...

Adorable love it !!!!

Kathy :)

Charlene Austin said...

This is absolutely incredible! I am much more of a wish-er than a DO-ER but do I ever wish I could do this!!

Kristin B said...


Ruth said...

Your vignette is so beautiful!!! Looks amazing!!

I came over from the White Party at 504 Main.


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