DIY Easter Eggs

Easter is among us, as from mid-February to April, mom’s shop at Target, and grab any cutesy, dollar-friendly, Easter item they can find. This year, I am proud to say I didn’t fall into the Target trap (as I only purchased 2 things this entire Easter season at Targte! This Easter, I ended up DIYing the most adorable Easter eggs using craft eggs from Walmart!!!!

Walmart has been a favorite place for me to shop at lately. Although, I can save the 5% using my Target RedCard, and also use Target Cartwheel, I’ve found many of my go-to’s currently at Walmart, and also without walking out purchasing things out of impulse.

We can all agree that Walmart isn’t the fanciest place to shop, as the crowds can attract all sorts of people with different backgrounds, shapes and sizes, but if you put that aside, you know you can get a few more things at Walmart for cheaper, and also save a whole-lot more other than falling into that Target trance.

This April, I was able to score some adorable DIY Craft Eggs from Walmart for $2 ($1.98 to be exact!)  The craft egg selection was huge this year! From chalk craft eggs, pastel chalk, to confetti filled Easter eggs. I purchased the plain eggs as I knew I wanted to paint a few to add a touch of my own personal crafty style in my home.

All the supplies I already had, but if you don’t have these art supplies, these are things you’ll be able to purchase all at Walmart in their craft section, for really inexpensive prices too!! ($1-$3each)

What You’ll Need:

  • Easter Craft Eggs
  • Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paint Pallet

Directions:

There’s really no hard-fine rules to this craft, because it’s all on your creative style! I just went with a few solid painted eggs, and added some spring flowers. Others, I did stripes, polka-dots, and other jazzy Springtime prints!

Floral Prints:

Above is a closeup on how I painted my eggs with my spring flowers. The top picture shows step-by-step exactly how I create them!

Helpful tip:

It’s all about blending and overlapping colors!!!!!!

Aren’t these eggs the cutest?!?! I seriously was in the zone while making these (along with binge watching the Gilmore Girls on Netflix!) When complete with your crafty eggs, style them in an egg carton filled with Easter egg grass, or paper filling. I had some from the DollarTree, and also purchased my egg carton from Target (The one other Easter item I purchased from Target all month!)

Have you purchased these Craft Eggs from Walmart?! What cool designs did you create?! Comment below or tag me on IG sharing your Egg-stra special Easter Eggs!

Happy Easter everyone!

Low Budget Easter Buys

I’ve been really close-fisted about festive decor lately. As much as I want to walk into my local Hobby Lobby or HomeGoods, I just don’t want to fall into the trap of buying Spring decorative pieces that are over priced. Check out a few purchases I’ve made within the past month, from candies, Easter decor, and other Spring seasonal accessories.

Easter Decor – Spring Signage | Target

Target’s selection is fairly cute in with their Spring & Easter items. I’m guilty of purchasing this super cute Spring wooden sign, which cost me $3. I really held it down this year going to Target, and not purchasing every single Easter item in sight. I seriously deserve an award.

Easter Decor –  Little Accents & Sweet Treats | The99CentOnlyStore

Besides buying everything from Target for Easter basket items, I wanted to check out the 99CentStoreOnly. This place, always surprises me. After checking out my local 99CentStore, I spotted these adorable bunny figurines for how much……$0.99 girl! So I just bought 2. Just two. I had to hold myself back….


A few favorite things I also like purchasing from the 99CentStore are candies and treats. I was able to score some Ghirardelli Chocolate, Mini M&Ms, and also Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Mini Easter egg carton. All great and favorited chocolate brand named candies, the kids are familiar with, at affordable prices!!

After the 99CentStore, my budget saving booty wanted to check out what Walmart had in store for the Easter season. Boy was I blown away!!!!!!

Easter Decor – Festive Garland | WalMart

From decorative Easter eggs, chalk craft eggs, to Welcome signs, and so many other baking, and crafting items at affordable prices, I didn’t know where to begin. I went ahead and purchased the spring carrot garland, which was about $5, but it was something different that Target didn’t have. So of course, I snatched it – and is currently hanging on my fire mantle. I honest to god love this garland.

Paired with my carrot garland, I noticed I was missing some greenery on the top of my mantle, so I checked out Michael’s to see if there was anything I could purchase, that could balance out the carrot charm from Walmart.

Easter Decor – Faux Greenery | Michael’s Craft Store

Michael’s usually has a 40%-50% off their spring florals during this time, so purchasing a $14 faux green foliage garland at $8, is totally justifiable. Purchasing a green garland to accent my Walmart burlap carrot garland, pairs perfectly together, as it brings the spring feeling into my home, sitting right within my family living space.

What have been your favorite spots to shop for the Easter holiday? Any places worth checking out, that won’t break my wallet?!?!

DIY Easter Wreath

My mom has been a huge fan of gifting holiday decor door wreaths to friends and family. With Easter coming up, she had asked me to make her an Easter wreath for my Aunt, who is very festive during all holiday seasons. Here’s a quick DIY tutorial on making an Easter wreath. Now, this isn’t my kind of style to hang in front of my house, but it’s pretty darn cute. I’ll most likely  make a few for my mom, and for my sons teacher as an end of the school year gift. I would probably make one in all burlap instead of using deco mesh material for myself. Anywho, let’s get started.

Materials You’ll Need:

-Grapevine Wreath

-Deco Mesh

-Zip Ties (I always buy mine at the DollarTree or Daiso)

-Easter Eggs

-Easter Garland

-Plush Easter Bunny/Duck (Optional)

-Scissors

-Hot Glue Gun

Easter Wreath

Directions:

  1. Take your deco mesh material and gather your zip ties near by.
  2. Pinch the end of the start of the deco mesh, and place it to the desired spot on the wreath, where you plan to begin the start of the “poofs.”
  3. Take your zip tie and secure the deco mesh within the grapevine wreath.

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Note: Decor Mesh is very flexible, and can be shaped very easily to create an easy, fun and full wreath.

Can I also mention, zip ties are AWESOME! I can’t think of any other material that would help secure the

deco mesh any tighter,and easy to use!   

Directions2

Pinch, place, zip tie, cut. Easy! Then repeat!!

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   4.  Create a poof like “popcorn,” shape with the deco mesh and pinch, and zip tie again.

   5.  Repeat over and over as you go around the entire wreath. Creating something like this:

Be sure to stay towards the outside part of the wreath, which leave space for any additional decorations you’re planning to add.

Wreath

At this point, this is where you can add all the fun festive details. Having this be an Easter wreath, my mom provided me a few things she purchased at the Dollar Tree including, an Easter Egg fringe garland, easter eggs, and a plush easter yellow duck toy (totally optional!)

6.   I wrapped the Easter Egg fringe garland around each of the popcorn “poofs,” covering up the zip ties.

Added Garland

This is what the back of the wreath would look like after wrapping the fringe garland.

7.   I then scattered and hot glued a few random easter eggs.

8.   (Optional) Add in an Easter Duck or bunny to the middle center of the wreath.

And there you have it! And Easter Wreath! Totally inexpensive to make! I can’t wait to make more for my son’s teacher, and a few Spring florals ones for Mother’s Day! Stay tuned for that!

Complete Easter Wreath

Happy decorating! Stay tuned for my thrifted Easter projects! I a few coming up next week!

Smiles