Monday, April 17, 2017

An Easter craft for me

I showed you the Easter crafts I did to give to other people but I didn't show you one I made for myself.

I took a short wood candle holder and a cheap plastic egg



and turned it in to this. You might recognize this from yesterday's post.

I started by gluing strips of torn book pages on to the egg to cover it. Then I lightly dabbed on some blue paint. I glued on the trim and finished it with the butterfly.
The candle holder was painted with chalk paint, sanded a bit to distress a bit and then finished it off with an antique wax.
I bought the chalk paints and wax sealer a while back and have been wanting to try them just didn't know what to use them on. I have to say that I really like the way it looked and now I want to find something else to use them on.

Here's a side by side before and after

15 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous! You can make anything look beautiful.

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  2. I love anything with butterflies and this is so pretty! Awesome job and creativity. At one of the homes we lived in, a lady covered some wooden columns with a type of "wallpaper" that she tore to apply - giving the appearance of marble when finished!

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  3. That is so cute and I love the butterfly!!!

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  4. I was wondering if Sunday's creation was one of yours...all that work!

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  5. it really is beautiful and can be left out year round, does not have to be brought out as an Easter decorations. it is ART like those expensive eggs people collect

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  6. this is fantastic! man, you're so talented! I'm sure there's more to come soon. :)

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  7. You have that magical touch . . . all trash turns to treasure in your hands :)

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  8. Wow, that turned from blah to wow in no time. You're so very talented.

    Have a fabulous day off, Ann. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

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  9. Cute!! I am crafter and have been since I was a young girl. I wanted to take some of my plastic eggs and cover them in strips of newspaper but I never got my Easter stuff unpacked. Yep....I am bad. With the fibro flaring I put a lot of things of hold. Today though I think I will try to get something done. Love the craft idea. You did a great job.

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  10. Ann,
    You are so gifted! I love them! I hope you had a great Easter!

    And, have a wonderful day today!


    xoxoxo

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  11. That's quite a transformation! You're amazing!

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  12. OH My Goodness... I LOVE LOVE LOVE that one.... You are just so darn talented... Why don't you share some of that talent with ME?????

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. You away amaze me .. I would have never guessed that started as a plastic egg.

    Hope you had a good Easter ... K

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