On one of my recent visits to a thrift store, the colorful displays on the Spring/Easter aisles totally got me in. I went looking for something cute to use during Easter time. There were lots of eggs, baskets, books, but for some reason what really spoke to me were a couple of bunny figures, a set of Easter cookie cutters and these two sets of wooden ornaments. They stayed on top of my dining room table for about a week until I finally decided on using them the "normal" way, on an Easter tree ;)
Well, an Easter tree where real egg shells are the homes to all of the tiny rabbits and birds and little penguins that came in my two dollar sets, and that's about the total cost for this project if you happened to have all of the other materials as I did.
☐ Egg shells
☐ Acrylic Paints
☐ Cardboard paper(two letter size pieces)
☐ Cardboard tube (from wrapping paper)
☐ Candle holder
☐ Decorative paper
☐ Hot glue gun
☐ Sprinkles, moss, or colored rice to use as a filler ;)
I'd been collecting the egg shells for quite a bit now. My son happens to love a Winter soup where the eggs have to be sprinkled from those tiny holes. So, they were dry and ready to use. I also used some half shells.
Enlarge the holes on the egg shells for the small figures to fit in. Color the inside and the outside a different color. White egg shells would be better. I had to apply three coats of acrylic paint on the outside.
For the stand, you can find the three silhouettes HERE and HERE. Trace them onto the cardboard and the decorative paper, cut them out and glue them together. Two pieces of the wrapping paper tube were cut at 2¼" and one at ¾", cover those with pieces of decorative paper too.
Long pieces of the decorative paper, only ¼" width, were also cut and hot glued to the edge of each platform, as you can see, they make a difference. Use hot glue to put together the whole stand.
Add the shells, again using hot glue.
Use some filler, sprinkles or moss, I didn't have any of those at hand, that's why I used green colored rice to bring the small figures popping out the shells.
Even though is not required, you can begin creating your own story while setting them in place... Mr. Rabbit is at work... Managing Colorful Egg Chocolate Co. is not an easy task... Chirpie his faithful assistant is having a difficult day!
Pinklet, control quality assistant, believes the chocolate carrot stems are a bit too long :/
A cart full of chocolate carrots is coming up to his office at this exact time.
Not Whiskers. He is always calm, doing a good job is what he likes the most.
It's been a really busy and productive day but somehow Mr. Rabbit can't wait to head home.
Check how it looks adorning my Easter tablescape HERE
Oh boy, so much going on!
Have a wonderful day!
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