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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Easter Eggs as Fall Decor?

My husband and I are recovering from Irma's destruction, I haven't had time to put my things back outside because of all of the downed trees.  Hoping to start this week. 

As we were moving things in the garage, I found these plastic eggs. I set them aside and the next day I thought about what I could do with them. Could I use them as fall decor?
Eclectic Red Barn: Plastic eggs for fall centerpiece

These 6 eggs were the bigger ones, around four inches
in length. I decided to turn them into acorns. 

Here is how I created my fall acorns:
1. I added some hot glue to the edge of one part of the egg and glued the two sections together.
2. I decided to paint the eggs gold. I set them in the lids from spray paint cans and sprayed them gold.


Eclectic Red Barn: Spray painted plastic eggs

3. I only had enough gold paint for three of them. ( I decorated the other three differently) I let the paint dry and worked on the other three.
4. I needed some additional supplies for the acorns. The eggs of course, twine and old books.


Eclectic Red Barn: Supplies needed for fall acorns

5. I used pages from some old books I had and tore small pieces. You could use newspaper or magazines. 


Eclectic Red Barn: cut up pieces of paper

6. I used Mod Podge to adhere the scraps of paper to the bottom part of the egg. I added more Mod Podge to the top of the paper to hold it. I set them in containers to dry. (This was my twine ball)


Eclectic Red Barn: Mod Podge pieces of paper to bottom of egg

7. Once the gold paint and the paper eggs were dry I added a small twig to the top with my glue gun.


Eclectic Red Barn: stick glued to top of the egg

You need to hold the stick for for a few seconds since it will take a little longer to secure. if it tilts to the right of left, that's OK too since acorn tops can be a little off and not straight up.


Eclectic Red Barn: stick glued to top of the egg

If you don't have any sticks, a thick piece of twine could work as well.

8. Once the stick has dried and is secure, it is time to finish the top part. I put some hot glue on the section where the two pieces come together and attached the twine. I kept adding glue and twine.
Eclectic Red Barn: wrapping twine around the egg

Eclectic Red Barn: wrapping twine around the egg

9. As you reach the top, it may be off slightly. Don't worry. Continue wrapping and gluing around.


Eclectic Red Barn: wrapping twine around the acorn top

Make sure to wrap around the stick as well.

Eclectic Red Barn: Twine wrapped around the acorn

10. Your acorns are now complete. They no longer look like eggs, but cute little acorns.


Eclectic Red Barn: Decorated Acorns with paint and paper

I put them in a basket and added some other acorns and leaves I had. 


Eclectic Red Barn: Decorated Acorns

You can get inexpensive berries and leaves at the Dollar Tree.


Eclectic Red Barn: Acorn fall arrangement

These plastic eggs made a very inexpensive fall arrangement. I love when I can reuse items.

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2 comments :

  1. There awesome think look make a few for my new fail wreath.

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    1. Rex Anne,
      I think they would be great on a fall wreath. I almost thought of that and then just put them in a basket. Good luck with your wreath.
      Hugs,
      Bev

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