Trash to Treasure Tuesday–The Spring Edition

Happy Spring Everyone! I am excited to be here today on Kimm’s fabulous site! My name is Stephanie and I am the girl most likely to be found over at Somewhat Simple!

I am coming to you all the way from sunny AZ. Sorry to the rest of you still covered in snow- you can all laugh at me in July when the weather is “less than perfect” here. (Do you like how I am trying to stay positive about what I used to call “Tell-me-again-why-I-moved-here heat”?- It’s all in the attitude, right?) Spring in Arizona is like the down-hill sprint to hot summers that I dread so much, so I try to prolong this bright and cheery season and what better way to do that than by making some fun spring crafts?!  Lets get started!

I bought this wreath last year on clearance:

and the reason it was on clearance was because up close, a lot of the eggs looked like this:

Some might call it character, some might call it trash, I call it a makeover waiting to happen!

So I took apart this wreath, saving the wreath itself for another project and setting aside the foam eggs it came with til I knew better what to do with them…

…and then I saw this cute idea in Family Circle Magazine:

GLITTER EGGS!!! PERFECT!!!

I decided to make a day of egg decorating with the kids. What kid doesn’t love glue and glitter, right?

And this couldn’t be easier!

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Egg, glitter, double sided tape (or glue) and a plate to help contain the glitter- but really, the glitter ends up everywhere after the kids get done, so whatever!

STEP ONE:

Wrap your tape around your egg.

STEP TWO:

Roll your egg around in the glitter. If you are doing multiple colors, start with the darkest color first. Tap your egg a few times to get the glitter off. I learned with Styrofoam eggs you need to physically dust the glitter off with your pointer finger.

STEP THREE:

Add more colors. I went in a straight-lined pattern, but the kids were doing zig zags and cross overs and I liked theirs better!

Or you can do an all-over color by using a glue stick, like these. (Better for little kids- they like using glue and get less frustrated!)

So once you are done…

…put all your eggs in a cute glass vase or bowl!

We made several varieties, using fabric, Washi Tape and other fun embellishments, but you’ll have to check out those ideas on somewhat simple.com! Stop by and say hello! There is something new each and every day- recipes, crafts, spotlights and more! If you come tomorrow, you can join our online link party that I host each Thursday. Consider yourself personally invited!

Kimm, thanks for having me as your guest today! You’ll need to come post on my site soon!

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Trash to Treasure Tuesday Participants

  1. Patrice@lemontreecreations:Numbered Picture Hooks
  2. let’s party @ SR&R;
  3. let’s party @ SR&R;
  4. Coun try Easter Carrots @ Sparta Savings
  5. Jute Cardboard Letter @ Strictly Homemade
  6. GW Lamp Revamp @ Sabby In Suburbia
  7. Before Pictures @ Airstream Memories
  8. Dollar Store Bunny@ Cheap Chic Home
  9. DIY Spring topiary!
  10. Rocking Triceratops @ Calamity Anne’s Adventures
  11. Yard Sale Settee @ la maison LaFortune
  12. Chest Makeover Ron Style @ junkblossoms
  13. Liz @ IGTBH (silhouette tutorial)
  14. New Purse from an Old Jacket @ Remodelaholic
  15. Upcycled Jewelry @ Second Street
  16. Letters for Girls Wall
  17. 1 fabric, 3 decorations
  18. wedding on a budget
  19. Sherry@The Charm of Home-Basket
  20. Spring has sprung blocks
  21. Trio of Cute Easy Crafts & Talented Tuesday
  22. General Conference Packet @ somewhat simple
  23. Making It Bright and Springy Indoors
  24. Making It Bright and Springy Indoors
  25. A Family Chart, Featuring Family Faces!
  26. Bookshelves Built For a Toddler
  27. Sweet (and cheap) Wall Decals
  28. Coat rack@ Back at the Hive
  29. Fun Name Blocks for your kiddos!!
  30. Office Re-do @ creativejuicestudios
  31. Upcycle your frames to chalkboards!
  32. Goodwill find gets a driftwood feel @ Quarry Orchard
  33. Whitewashed crate storage: rescued & revamped
  34. How To:Felt Flower Paper Mache Easter Basket
  35. Andy @ Poppies at Play
  36. Mod Podge Chord Chart {My Backyard Eden}
  37. Palm Cross for Mom @theSingleNester
  38. Beach Bag from Dollar Store Items!
  39. Turquoise Easter Basket
  40. DIY headboard with Tutorial @ ALL THINGS THRIFTY 41. DIY VASES FOR 1ST SPRING CLIPPINGS @ TESOROFINO.COM
  41. Domestic diva apron
  42. weatherproof sports blanket
  43. pier 1 lettered ball knock off
  44. Dream- A Wish Your Heart Makes – Punkin Seed Productions
  45. Recycled SWEATER VASE
  46. Candlestick Nest Eggs
  47. AN OREGON COTTAGE (room makeover video!)
  48. Kindall
  49. gail@mrl fleur-de-lis on beadboard
  50. Debra @ Bungalow, Spring decorating
  51. Small Tote from Placemat
  52. Reupholstered 4 Kitchen Chairs for $1.25 ea. w/Blk & White polka dot material
  53. B*tchin’ Bench @ Rob;s World
  54. Jute Map Frame {My Backyard Eden}
  55. Easter Art Tutorial @ Dittle Dattle
  56. Soup Can Candles
  57. Giggles Galore
  58. **chunky FRAMED BUILDER MIRROR** @ {show & tell}
  59. Crochet Art 4 U @ Meet Virginia! Hurry!!
  60. pottery barn inspired
  61. Cute Booties, Necklace, & Blocks @ Meet Virginia!!
  62. Turquoise Fleur
  63. **Savvy Chic Home- Fun Kitchen***
  64. Numbered Canisters
  65. CHILDS KEEPSAKE BOX
  66. Goodwill and the $ Store
  67. Drawer Pull Jewelry Organizer ~Thrifty & Chic
  68. My Frugal Lifestyle {How to Make Spray n’ Wash}
  69. Burlap Bunny
  70. Tutu Leggings
  71. metal art
  72. Apothecary Jars @ Bluefamilyscene
  73. Decorating Addiction
  74. Apothecary Jars @ Bluefamilyscene
  75. A hand-me-down living room redone
  76. Antique metal sign DIY peppertowne.com
  77. Bottle Cap necklace tutorial
  78. Living Room Tables Makeover@TheThriftress
  79. leftovers…decoratively speaking

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