The first thing I did was to (dirty) them up a bit .. I used some watered down brown acrylic paint. I am not particular about the paint... last week I found some at Joannes on sale for .50 cent. Next I put some more glitz on them.. they had some glitter on them when I bought them.. Next I put a thin coat of watered down Elmer's glue, and sprinkled them with Glitter . I found the glue too thick without the water and the glitter tends to clump up.
Added some more glitz with this
This really give a nice sheen like the retro ones.
Did you ever notice how the retro Easter and spring decorations always sit on something...hummm
Can you believe I re-purposed these?
Yep that's an empty ribbon spool! I sew and was keeping my latest spools thinking they would come in handy to wrap extra ribbon on..
gave them a coat of paint on top but left the inside of spools alone..
Then some more glue and glitz.. hot glued them to the top and presto, retro spring for $3.50!! I like that..
Now for this guy
You know those chocolate plastic bunnies? Well that is what this guy started off as.. I have had him for years.. he even has a chew mark on one of his ears from a little dog Joy.. special memories. .. we had Joy for 13 years.. oh well that is a different story. I slapped a coat of antique white acrylic paint on him.. and you guessed it glued and glitz him.. I glued him on one of those pressed cardboard boxes from Michael's after I painted it rose pink and glittered it.. I think the box was around $2.. I dabbed some brown for his eyes.. used some ribbon I have had for years... Oh yeah the pink flower around his neck is an old earring that my mother in law passed down to me.
I am happy with the outcome.. I think with practice I can get better at this.. hmmm.. do they make cardboard houses? I think I need to buys some more. .. what do you think?
Thanks for stopping by.. let me know if you do any crafts for Easter.
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