Decorating for Easter is fun. After the darkness of winter, it's a joy to lighten things up!
I made a simple wall hanging for almost no money:
I'm so pleased with it! Here's how I did it.
First, I downloaded the art from one of my favorite blogs, Dear Lillie. Jennifer at Dear Lillie is a wonderful artist, and she offers downloads for sale as well as free downloads. This one is a quotation from Matthew 23. If you don't already know Jenni, then stop right now and visit her at Dear Lillie. You'll be so glad you did. Jenni has talent just oozing from her pores, and she's so kind and generous. I'm proud to know her. The art I used for this piece can be found here.
Second, I took this plaque that I bought on clearance after Christmas (I paid $1.00 for it):
I spray-painted it with Kilz primer, then painted it a springy green to go with the printable. (Jennifer offers the artwork in several different colors; I chose the green because green is my favorite color.)
Then I simply cut out my free art in a shape I liked, Mod-Podged the art onto the plaque, and added a piece of twine for a hanger. Super-easy!
I'm hanging this on the door of my mother's dough cabinet, which is a favorite spot for holiday decor. As you can see, I still need to decorate the tabletop on the cabinet.
The cabinet is filled with things that remind me of my mother and my grandmother. It makes me happy to decorate it for each holiday.
Now to work on the rest of my Easter decorations! Have you decorated for Easter yet?
**I'm linking to the Tutorials and Tips Party at Home Stories A to Z and Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios.