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Where does time go? Ever ask yourself this question? Well, I've been asking myself this question over and over the past week. It's now April, and I feel as if yesterday was Valentine's Day. In fact, I have a dry erase calendar in my kitchen, and it still says February on it.... I forgot to change it for the month of March! Sheesh.
Now, with it being April, I realized that Easter is right around the corner. Literally... it's this Sunday! Aack! I know that Christie's been posting some fabulous Easter cakes and menus and crafts.... but I didn't realize it was so close!! As I busted out my Easter decor, which consists of mismatched plastic eggs and a little glitter bunny, I realized I needed a new piece of Easter decor. I knew that if I wanted to make a little Easter decoration, it would have to be done within a matter of hours... so, I am here to show you my quick Easter decoration that I made while watching some re-runs of Bones.
Felt (about 2 sheets)
Piece of cardstock
Lying around, I had some empty frames that I picked up at the Dollar Store. I love these frames because they are only $1 and I can paint them any color I want to! It's a win-win situation for me...
After pulling out my frame, I removed all the shrink wrapping, the little fake looking diploma paper, and the glass. Yes, throw away the glass... you won't need it!But make sure you keep the cardboard backing to give your decor some stability! I then painted my frame a lovely shade of yellow... I love using bright colors!!!! It makes me feel so fresh and rejuvenated... which I desperately need after a long, rainy winter!
While my frame was drying, I took a piece of white cardstock and drew the shape of an egg on it. This will be my outline and guide so I know where to put all the little felt rosettes. Oh, and sorry it's kind of a terrible picture. I didn't want to draw the outline too dark, and it didn't turn out so well when I took a picture. Hopefully you get the idea.
I then started making the felt rosettes. I made them of varying sizes, but I made sure to keep them pretty small. I found a pretty great tutorial on how to make felt rosettes here.
After I would make a rosette, I would glue it to the outline of my egg. After the outline was finished, I filled the egg in. There will be some small spaces and some large spaces that you'll need to fill, so you'll need to adjust the size of your felt rosettes accordingly. This is also why you want to make just one rosette at a time, and then glue it on your cardstock. You don't want a bunch of big rosettes and then have little gaps you can't fill... Does that make sense?
As soon as I had the size of rosette I wanted, I just snipped the felt, finished the rosette off, and then used the rest of the circle/swirl to make another rosette. Each circle/swirl that I cut out made 2-3 little rosettes. That way, they weren't too big, and I didn't waste any of my precious felt!
After I had glued all the rosettes onto the cardstock, I just slipped it into the frame, attached the cardboard backing, and I was finished! I love this little craft because I had all the supplies lying around my house, and I was able to finish it in a couple of hours. Now that's the way I like to craft!
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