I Did-It-terest: Easter Edition6:22 PM
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First Up: Thanks to the suggestion of someone on a message board I frequent (hello Scrap N' Yap), I decided to start with something festive! Easter is coming up soon and I don't have any decorations up yet. In my defense, most of the Easter themed decorations I see out there are cutesy and more geared towards those with children. I'm all for embracing that, but I don't have children yet! After browsing Pinterest for awhile, I came across this gem, a beautiful Paper Nest from Tara Dennis!
|Image Courtesy of TaraDennis.com|
After doing the bottom layer, I let it dry over night. You're supposed to then carefully lift it and place it on the inside of the bowl so you can do the other side of the nest. This is where things went seriously wrong for me. I could NOT get the inside ones to stick! I have no idea why they were being so stubborn, but it was not working out for me. I had originally not planned on using Modge Podge visibly on the inside (it leaves a bit of a gloss), but desperate times call for desperate measures. I COATED that thing in hopes to get the inner ones to stick, but instead I just ended up with messy hands and disgruntled paper strips. They're covered by the eggs in the picture below, but if they weren't, you would be able to see that most of the strips are hanging by a thread! Perhaps you could attribute my lack of success to my impatience, and I'm okay with that. This thing took an hour of my life and I wasn't prepared to give it any more of my time. I cut my losses and ended up with a mediocre nest. It's a lovely project to begin with, but I won't be making more; I am too impatient! Here is my end result:
My lone Easter decoration for the year! It's not as artsy or as small as the other one (I have no idea how the second part happened), but I think it was a good try! I had fun attempting this project and definitely recommend it if you have the patience. The best part is I got to eat these little guys after taking the photo:
By far my favorite Easter candy!
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