Hi All! As always, it’s craziness around here, and I’m working on 15 things at one time – all of which I hope to share with you over the coming weeks. My strategy on dealing with mass chaos has always been to attend to whatever is screaming loudest… With Easter fast approaching, the holiday has become the latest screamer, and I’ve taken a very short break on decorating bedrooms to focus on a bit of holiday decorating.
It all started a few weeks ago, when the PB Kids catalogue arrived with all kinds of yummy, dreamy Easter decorating ideas. This page in particular caught my eye.. I am a lover of all things Easter, and I am partial to all things platter. Put it on a pedestal and I’m all yours! There, in the middle of the page, is an awe-inspiring egg platter. Say it.. aweeeee, and beams of light shall shoot down from the sky! Angels will sing! But, seriously, although the egg platter is gorgeous, the $69 price tag is a bit steep for me. Today’s post is all about a recreation of something similiar, with a much more reasonable price tag.
1. A $3.99 resin egg platter I picked up at Kroger in the holiday section – color is unimportant, as
you’re going to paint it
2. A $1.50, 2-3″ resin bunny that I found on sale at Michaels
3. A round porcelain cake platter that I already in my collection
4. Krylon Fusion for plastic spray paint, in antique white
5. My trusty glue gun and some hot glue
Step 1: In a well protected and ventihilated area, paint the bottom of your platter, using short even sprays and light coats to prevent running. Let each coat dry well in between and be sure to get the edges. This it not what I did. I put the bunny on first and THEN tried to paint the bottom. I’m sure it’s no surprise to you that it was a bit difficult, given that it wouldn’t lay flat. Sigh.
Step 2. When the bottom is dry, attach the bunny to the top of the platter using hot glue.
Step 3. Paint the top AND bunny, again, using light coats, until well covered.
Step 4. When dry, place your platter on your cake stand and voila! An egg-stand!
Step 5. Add eggs. To come soon.
This seemed like a win-win to me. It’s pretty, it’s multi-functional, and it’s cheap. See? Win-win.
I’ll be back soon with more fun ideas for Easter. Until then, cheers!