Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Moss Egg Basket

I am "eggs-tra" excited to share this little project with you. (sorry, I couldn't resist)  I love to make something special for little or no money and I love a challenge.  So when I heard about Living With Lindsay's $5 Challenge, I knew I was down...or up. ;)

The rules are:

- Create a new Spring decor item for your home using only $5 worth of items purchased at a dollar store – i.e. Dollar Tree, Dollar Store, Everything’s $1.00, etc. The $5 does not include sales tax.
- You may use the following supplies *if* you already have them on-hand – paint, glue, paper, fabric, tools.

I went to dollar tree and this is what I got.  A bag of moss,  (as some of you may know, I have a love of all things mossy!)  a bag of plastic eggs, jute twine and a little copper bucket.  Each $1.  I was going to use the egg sign and paint it, but I decided not to.  {I will show you what I did with it later.}

So my total cost was $4!

I painted the copper bucket with spray paint I already had.  Heirloom White, of course, and then put an atique glaze that I already had as well.  I then painted the eggs in a green spray paint I had to make them all the same and add a little texture to hold on the glue and, you guessed it...the moss!

Next, I wrapped my twine around the eggs in various ways and then put them in my cute little bucket.  I tied a little twine bow on the side and she was done!  A sweet and simple spring project for under $5.  Who would guess?

Gettin Linky with it...


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  1. Love them! They came out beautifully and at a great price!

  2. Wonders never cease!

    I wouldn't have thought to cover eggs with moss and twine...what a great idea. Under $4 is such a bargain! I need more crafts like these...thanks.


  3. Can't beat the price, and it looks adorable with your own signature style!

  4. Oh, I love, love, love this! I am afraid I will have to copy you! There is something about all that pastel Easter stuff that I resist, but I can get my mind around moss covered eggs wrapped in twine! Thank you for a breath of fresh Easter air!

  5. oh, you so 1-upped my creation! love yours way more!

    now i know where i'll be coming for ideas!

    thanx for following me! right back atcha!


  6. Ohh! The eggs are so adorable!

  7. Great project! That little basket is adorable... perfect for those gorgeous eggs!


  8. This is so beautiful! I love the natural look that is has. Very lovely!!

  9. What a great project! You are a clever and crafty girl. Happy Spring!

  10. This is so cute! I have seen lots of takes on the moss egg...but yours is one of my favs!

  11. Wow, that's a lotta bang for you buck (sorry I couldn't resist that either). This really is darling.

  12. Looks fabulous! I love the rustic natural feel! You did a great job.

  13. How creative! Great project, thanks for linking up!

  14. SO ADORABLE!!! I love this project. Great job my dear!


  15. So far this has been my favorite! I am going to make one for myself!

  16. Ok, this is CUTE! I've seen so many plastic egg re-dos lately and this is by far the cutest. I love your wreaths too. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Nice to meet you too.

  17. Bah-hahaha! You are so punny!
    I think your project is eggstremely cute!

    Tied up with twine = One of my favorite things!

  18. These are gorgeous! I am featuring them at Grab my "featured" button.

  19. i love these, so cute for spring - i am seriously going to have to make these - thanks!

    Sausha @ {show & tell}


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