Looking for a fresh spring decor idea? One you can update your mismatched eggs. Then display them in a wilted lettuce bowl!
I had this idea last fall and time got away from me. So I tried it now with a bunch of green leaves instead for beautiful orange, yellow and golden brown. The “wilted lettuce” bowl almost made the trash!
But instead, I put on my determination hat and kept working.
Now I and my updated wood eggs are glad I kept going.
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Fresh spring “wilted lettuce” bowl
- Remove leaves from stems. Cut apart any attached leaves and pull off any plastic veining.
- Add a drizzle of Mod Podge over the leaves. At this point, I felt like I was making a salad and tossing the dressing. I piled my leaves on a piece of wax paper…then
- Place a cereal size bowl on the wax paper and cover with an additional piece of wax paper. Tuck the wax paper inside the bowl.
- Start covering the outside of the wax paper covered bowl with Mod Podge covered leaves. Start on the bottom of the bowl overlapping the leaves. Work down the bowl to the top edge overlapping as you go.
5. When the bowl is covered with leaves, place another piece of wax paper on top. Then place a bit larger bowl over everything to hold in place to dry.
When the bowl dried, I removed the wax papers and I looked like wilted lettuce with bits of white glue or worse, dried up ranch dressing!
I headed for the trash can, but the still large pile of fake leaves caught my eye. What if I hot glue more leaves to the bowl??
It worked! I added extra leaves to the inside and outside of the bowl using hot glue. I like this bowl or nest as much as the twine nests!
Fresh wood eggs
Over the years, I’ve painted, stained, speckled and monogrammed wood eggs. While I like them better than the disaster of dyeing eggs naturally, these need an update.
This year I painted them all white then added a few distressed areas with sandpaper. All except one. What movie does this remind you of?
I made a simple DIY Easter sign using my small trim chalkboard and the supplies below.
List of items to make DIY Easter sign
I’m glad I didn’t give up on the leaf bowl or the mismatched eggs. Here’s another simple spring decor for the mantel.
It’s time for lunch…and I don’t want a salad!
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