Easter Subway Art and Mantle Decor

Do you ever feel like the true meaning of a holiday gets lost in the shuffle? Behind the Easter eggs, baskets, and chicks there is true meaning of rebirth and resurrection. I decided I wanted the main shelf/mantle area in my front room to focus on the true celebration of Easter and I love how it came together!


I gathered things I already had on hand:
But, I needed something a little more with a bit of color. I love the dark plum in the print and egg ribbon so I thought I would run with it. I love how deep purple is so elegant and royal, it seemed fitting for such a display. I grabbed some plum cardstock and my metallic Cricut pen because I thought it would be awesome to have some “hand-written” art. I found this Easter word collage and knew it would be perfect!



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Check out how easy it is. I literally put the pen in the housing, clicked a couple of buttons and my Cricut Explore did the rest.




I just popped it in a frame and my display was complete.



What do you think? Do you have a mantle/shelf you decorate for each season?

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Hoppy Easter Wood Banner

Hello A Little Tipsy readers! My name is Amanda and I blog over at The Contractor Chronicles with my partner in crime and best friend, my husband Spencer. Spencer is a contractor by trade and together we have a great time remodeling rooms in our home and building furniture. We have the motto the he builds it and I make it look good! I also love to decorate for Holidays and am here today to share a fun and simple Hoppy Easter Banner.

 

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We just installed board and batten in our boy’s room and after cutting all the pieces of MDF I had a stack of 6×4 inch pieces and knew they would be perfect for a banner.

   

I found some scrap paper in my supplies and matched them up with coordinating paint colors. I figured out how many pieces I needed and the pattern I wanted as well.

 

Then I sanded and painted the edges of each piece.

 

Using spray adhesive, I sprayed the MDF pieces and then applied my paper to the wood, securing them in place.

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After the contact adhesive dried, I used my x-acto and cut off the extra paper, leaving nice straight lines.

 

When all 12 of my pieces of MDF were cut and ready, I used my Cameo to cut out white vinyl. I used the font pupcat and found a cute little bunny and egg in the Silhouette store. Spencer used his drill and pilot drilled holes in the corner of each one (he stacked up three at at time) using a 1/4″ drill bit.

 

After they were all drilled, I simply strung twine through each one and was ready to hang it up!

 

I like that it is wooden and sturdy so I can hang it up inside or outside. I plan on hanging up on my porch so it can welcome people to my home! Thank you so much for having me today! I would love if you stopped by and said hello and checked out the projects we have finished and are working on!

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 Happy Easter!

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Thanks Amanda! I love the idea of having a fun Easter banner that is a way more durable and can last from year to year! Be sure to go visit her site for great DIY tutorials and ideas!
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White Picket Fence

Hey everyone. I’m Vanessa hopping over today from Our Thrifty Ideas. I’m so happy to be a contributor here at A Little Tipsy and be able to share some of my crazy life with you from time to time. Today I’m sharing a fun tutorial to get you in the spring and summer mood!

Mini Picket Fence

I love to make décor to feature at my home for the seasons and holidays. Recently I made this fun homemade picket fence to use as a background for my table décor. Our kitchen table is pushed up against the wall, and I try to use just a small section of it to brighten up the area for the coming season.

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I used some pine stakes from Home Depot (just $4 for 12 stakes!) to get the fence effect. You can find them by the cement. I then used my staple gun to connect them. One at the top (just below the point) and one at the bottom.

Then I primed them and put a white wash on top of that. Once both were dry, I sanded them down a bit for a more rustic look.

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Once the “fence” was done, I dressed it up with a small fabric bunting. Using fabric shears, I cut out triangles and hot glued them to some bright bakers twine.

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Then I strung it (aka, used packaging tape to tape it to the back. Yup, real technical!) Oh, and I didn’t even take the time to paint the back. Lazy I guess!

Lazy or not, it turned out amazing and I’m loving it. You can use it as a center piece like I did (paint the back and stand it up in the middle if you’d like), use it to add height to already existing decorations you have, or even clip a picture to the bunting and use it like a frame.

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However you choose to use it, you can switch out the bunting for the holidays, and use it all year round.

Do you have a home décor staple that stays up all year with just a little tweaking? I’d love to hear what it is.

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Isn’t this the American dream, the white picket fence? I totally want one! This is so fun for spring and would be great with red and blue for summer! This is totally on my to do list. Thanks Vanessa!
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Pom Pom Bunny Pillow

Hi there, A Little Tipsy readers! I’m Terra from mama says sew and I’m excited to be here to share a sewing project with you today.
I’ve seen some Easter decor that have a bunny with a pom pom for a tail {see here and here}. I decided to take that idea and turn it into a bunny pillow cover.

I love his fluffy little tail.
I’ll show you how to stencil the bunny on your fabric, and then insert a zipper as you make your pillow cover. That way, you can easily change out your decor when Easter is over {and you don’t have to store an entire pillow}! Another great thing about zippered pillow covers is you don’t have to do any hand stitching to finish up.

Here’s how to make the bunny pillow.
You will need:
  • About 1 yard of fabric
  • Pillow Form
  • Freezer Paper
  • Fabric Paint or Acrylic Paint
  • Zipper
  • Sewing supplies, ie, thread, scissors, sewing machine

First, cut out two squares of fabric, the size of your pillow form, plus 1 inch. For example, if you have an 18 x 18 inch pillow form, cut out two 19 X 19 inch squares.

First, draw or trace a stencil onto freezer paper. I found the stencil I used here and enlarged it.

Cut out the stencil and iron the freezer paper onto the right side of one of your pillow squares.
Fill in the stencil with paint and allow to dry.
Peel off the stencil.
Sew your two squares right sides together along the bottom edge of what will be your pillow. This is important. Make sure the bottom of the bunny is closest to the seam.
Press the seam open and center the zipper over the wrong side of the seam with the zipper pull on the bottom, as shown. The size of your zipper isn’t a big deal, as long as it opens wide enough to insert your pillow through and is shorter than your pillow form.
Using your zipper foot, stitch up one side of the zipper.

When you get to the top of the zipper, leave the needle inside the fabric and pivot. Sew across the top of the zipper. Go back and forth a couple of times to make sure your zipper is secure. Then pivot again and go back down the other side. Pivot and go back and forth to secure the bottom of the zipper. You may find it helpful to stop and move the zipper pull as you sew, so that it is out of your way.
When you’re done, you should have something like this.
Use your seam ripper to open up the stitches on top of the zipper.
Make a pom pom and stitch it to the tail of the bunny.
I used a needle to make big stitches underneath the pom pom to hold it securely.
Match up the pillow squares right sides together and stitch around the rest of the pillowcase 1/2 inch from the edges. Make sure to unzip the zipper before you do this!

Clip your corners and turn right side out.
Insert your pillow into your new pillowcase and viola! Instant decor.
Thanks Terra for such a cute Easter project! I have seen pom poms popping up everywhere and this bunny pillow is such a fun way to try out the trend!
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