Spring is finally here!
Even though I’m the kind of person who prefers bold colors, there is something about spring that makes it OK for me to decorate with some pastels. Only for me, it has to have a vintage look to work–and you can’t get much more vintage than wooden craft elements and vintage sewing patterns. So here is a perfect, vintage-inspired project for sprucing up your mantle or a shelf for spring.
- Mod Podge – Matte
- Wood Eggs
- Wood Country Candle Lamp
- Hydrangea Picks
- Sage Tulle Netting
- Paint – Your Choice
- Foam Brush
- Vintage (Or not so vintage) Sewing Pattern
- Wire Cutters
There are lots of ways you can embellish these two items for Spring. I cut a vintage pattern into small pieces about 2 inches square (no need to precise here) and adhered them to the wooden eggs with Mod Podge. Let dry.
Once the paper was dry I went back through the pattern and cut out the large letters that let you know which pattern piece you are using. I got lucky and all of the letters I needed for SPRING were there, except for the I. For that one, I cut the H apart.
While the Mod Podge is drying on the eggs, you can paint the candle lamp turnings with acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry, I also sanded some of it off again along the raised edges to give an aged/vintage effect.
Cut a length of tulle, wrap around the egg base, and tie it to create a bow. Then insert a small portion of the hydrangea pick to finish it off.
I didn’t glue the eggs onto the candle lamp portion so that I can turn the eggs around to the more plain side if I want to keep them out after Spring is over.