Plastic Easter Egg Wreath

Spring is here (well kinda, it’s March 31st and it was snowing this morning) but technically it is in fact Spring here in Connecticut.  Since the weather is still a bit too bitter to enjoy some outside activities,  I spent the weekend mostly indoors shopping, running errands and may have gotten a massage (oh the perks of being a media planner!)

My shopping ventures this weekend took me to Jo-Ann Fabrics (no surprise there) where I stumbled upon an egg wreath that I feel IN LOVE with (pictured below).  The only problem – it was 40 dollars!!  Yes, Jo-Ann’s offers great coupons (I highly recommend you download their store app here) but the price still seemed a bit steep for a mid-twenties girl living on her own.

Here are the directions to making the Egg Wreath on your own:

 Supplies you will need:

  •          Plastic Easter Eggs (I got mine for super cheap at the Christmas Tree Shop.  The wreath took about 48-60 Eggs but this will really depend on how full you want it to look)
  •          10in Straw Wreath (or any floral wreath)
  •          Spanish Moss
  •          Acrylic pastel paint
  •          Hot Glue Gun

How-To

  • Paint the plastic eggs the color of your choice.  I chose natural pastels and then speckled them with a brownish/red paint to really give them the realistic loo
  • Take the hot glue and glue the eggs around the wreath.
  • Fill in all the bare spots by hot gluing the Spanish moss onto the wreath. I used a skewer to really poke the moss into the open holes to make sure it all stayed to get a fuller look.
  • That’s it!  Pretty simple as long as you know how to hot glue!

Plastic Egg WreathEgg Wreath Inspiration

Egg Wreath Inspiration Price Tag

Floracraft Straw Wreath

Plastic Egg Paint

 

Spanish Moss

Plastic Egg Wreath

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Springing Into Spring

I’ve officially started planning for spring decor – THANK GOODNESS! I always hate the way my home looks after the winter holidays.  Everything looks so bare and dark, so I always get so excited to brighten things up with pastels and spring decor.

Here are a few preview pictures of how everything is coming along.  I’ve unfortunately been sick for the past few days so yes, sadly I have been individually been painting plastic Easter eggs to give them a pastel, matte natural finish.  I find that even when I am sick I still need to keep busy, I know it’s not good but it’s me…..

Stay tuned for some more updates this week!  I am really excited about a fun Spring DIY I am doing that is  saving me a boat load of green WOO HOO!

Vintage Scale With Robin Eggs Spring Mason Jars

 

Jell-O Shots

Ok, ok, so I am not in college anymore, and haven’t been for quite some time, but the greatest thing about being in your mid-twenties is being young enough to still act semi-stupid while having a substantial income to go to house parties of friends (or boyfriend’s) who actually own houses.  Therefore, I still make Jell-O shots.

When I was in college living in a house with a bunch of girls I used to make Jell-O shots all the time and they tasted like a jiggly form of rubbing alcohol.  Probably because A.) I was most likely using Dubra or some form of cheap vodka B.) I had no clue what I was doing because I was probably intoxicated while making them. Or C.) We just didn’t care.

As an official adult now, I decided to spruce things up a bit, tone down the alcohol measurements and actually make fun shots that taste good.

Here’s what I did below:

Enjoy and drink responsibly!!!!

Cotton Candy Jell-O Shots

Cotton Candy Jell-O Shot

  • 3oz Berry Blue Jell-O
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1/4 Cup Cold Water
  • 3/4 Cup Pinnacle Cotton Candy Vodka
  • Optional: Place one Gummy Bear in each cup

Orange Cream Jell-O Shot  

Orange Creamsicle Jell-O Shot

  • 3oz Orange Flavored Jell-O
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 4oz Whipped Cream Vodka
  • 2oz Triple Sec
  • 1/4 Cup Cold Water

Banana Strawberry Smoothie Jell-O Shot

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Jell-O Shot

  • 3oz Strawberry Banana Flavored Jell-O
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 3/4 Cup Whipped Cream Vodka
  • 1/4 Cup Cold Water